If you walk into a woman’s bedroom and bathroom, you’ll probably see an obscene amount of hair care products all lined up next to each other.
Hair growth products: The moment you see terms like, “promotes hair growth” or “stimulates hair growth” on a hair product, you’re in instantly sold. Truth be told, there is no magic hair growth potion that will give you waist-length hair in a short period of time.
2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner: Shampoo is vital in your hair care routine because you need to wash off product build-up and dirt. Conditioner, on the other hand, moisturizes and softens your hair which is a totally different purpose from a shampoo.
Edge control: This is especially a struggle to use if you have type 4 natural hair. YouTube has made edge control super popular whereas, before the edge control fad, most of us were using regular hair gel to lay our edges. From personal experience, edge control doesn’t have as strong a hold as hair gel does.
Protein-based conditioners: Too much protein is not good for your hair so your weekly conditioner should not be protein-based. Excess protein use will leave you with weak hair strands because your hair will lose its natural elasticity over time. Stick to protein hair treatments that are used periodically when the manufacturer recommends that you do
Heat protectants: This is a slightly controversial one, but hear us out. Most heat protectants moisten hair which can do more harm than good. This is because applying a hot styling tool directly onto moist hair will petty much ‘cook’ the hair. It is better to use a dry spray heat protectant or an oil-based one so that your hair isn’t wet in any way.Photo Credit: Getty