Physiologically speaking, the hair outside the scalp is dead. For something that is dead I do seem to spend a lot of time and money on mine and my daughters’ hair! Everyone loves to have amazing and healthy looking hair. With the right hair care product and the right hair technique, this is all possible or is it? If only it was that simple! There are so many hair care products available on the market, each with different ingredients some I struggle to pronounce and I often wonder if they are all necessary. Yes, I do read labels and just like my food I do like to know what exactly I am using especially on the kids. Oh, and then there’s the claims made for products such as “repair damage”, “stronger hair”, patent formula suggesting superiority and the use of buzzwords that are not regulated like “natural” and “organic”.
With so much choice out there then why is it so difficult to find products that really satisfy my hair needs? I also have the challenge of finding the ideal products for my girls who have mixed race hair. Seriously, I have gone through so many products including natural oils with no luck. Some of the products that I have abandoned are now gathering dust at the back of my bathroom cabinet. That does remind me that I really need to have a good clear out one of these days.
Someone asked me what would my ideal product range be? Well, I don’t ask for much but the product has to be effective every time (during all the seasons) and have:
- a simple formula
- fewer synthetics. I accept that products need to be preserved but parabens are a definite no for me!
- more natural ingredients and in significant quantity
- free from ingredients that can trigger an allergic reaction.
I decided to go to the naturalhairweek show in Manchester at the weekend in the hope of finding amazing products for me and my girls. Well, while I did enjoy the show, I didn’t really find what I was looking for. However, one key message that I took away from the show is that there is no one size fits all product or technique for looking after natural hair whether mixed race or afro texture. I now truly believe that one has to try a variety of different products before finding one that best suit. So while my search continues, I think I am going to experiment more with natural ingredients. Still, if anyone has any suggestions then I would love to hear them.Last modified on