Are there any products/brands you just refuse to ever purchase?

Like Tree2Likes

Many of the above (especially MJ - spending so much money of products that left my hair crunchier than a brillo pad makes NO sense whatsoever...), and Dr. Miracle's - I don't like the way the print ads portray black women and our hair.
Originally Posted by JC's MorenaBronxMami
+1
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds

-Albert Einstein
Discounts:iHerb: EZA283 for $5 off!, OCO522 for $10 off first purchase | Komaza Care Referral Code: J5Q362VG
Many of the above (especially MJ - spending so much money of products that left my hair crunchier than a brillo pad makes NO sense whatsoever...), and Dr. Miracle's - I don't like the way the print ads portray black women and our hair.
Originally Posted by JC's MorenaBronxMami
i don;t like that bullsh*t ass story on the jars about dr.miracle being a black man who was raised in a house full of black women and was inspired to make these products. the company was created and is run by asians -_-.

oh yea, and that feel it formula crap. who you foolin?! you think i'm gonna think this sh*t is something special b/c you mixed some peppermint/eucalyptus oil in there?!

Last edited by keenylicious; 12-19-2010 at 10:16 PM.
what happened w/ carol's daughter? is it the price?
Originally Posted by keenyme
When CD went into mass production after being sold in Sephora, the products seemed different to me. I'm not sure of the ingredients were changed or what. I didn't read ingredient lists like I do now. The price went up too and that was that for me.

My problem with MJ is similar. Way too much flippin' money for what's on the label.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen
+1

I used CD back in 2002 when I was first starting to go natural and I loved her products. They've changed over the years - they are not like they used to be.
APL BSL MBL WL HL TBL | porous, fine/medium strands, medium density
My Fotki!
Below: Typical PS bun
Wow! I did not know that about Blended Beauty.

Just based off of marketing I refuse to purchase:

Miss Jessie's
Mixed Chicks
...and now Blended Beauty

I hate to say but I will repurchase Afroveda's carrot seed bar but anything else...nope.
Many of the above (especially MJ - spending so much money of products that left my hair crunchier than a brillo pad makes NO sense whatsoever...), and Dr. Miracle's - I don't like the way the print ads portray black women and our hair.
Originally Posted by JC's MorenaBronxMami
Mmmm Hmmm I almost forgot about those...



Ok, I've never seen a Dr. Miracle ad, but I won't be buying that either. Ugh.
Jo Somebody likes this.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

4a, mbl, low porosity, normal thickness, fine hair.
Dr. Miracle, Miss Jessie's, and Hair Rules will NEVER see a penny from me
Shampoo: TJ Tea Tree Tingle (only to remove buildup)
Co-wash/Detangler: Suave Naturals Conditioner
Leave-in/Styler: Uncle Funky's Curly Magic
2nd day refresher: Uncle Funky's Thirsty Curls
Routine: Wash and Go
Porosity: Normal-High
Texture: Fine/Thin and Kinky
Dabur Vatika Oil -- Don't know if it's the lemon oil or what, but my hair HATES it!
Hair properties: Low porosity/fine strands Poo: CJDF, SM Moisture Retention RO Condish: Tresemme Naturals Deep Condish: JCWDT, CJHBDF LI: CJSL Moisturizer/Styler: Curls Souffle, KCCC Extras: Cassia, Bentonite & Rhassoul Clay, Shea butter mix, Cocoa butter mix, Castor oil
Many of the above (especially MJ - spending so much money of products that left my hair crunchier than a brillo pad makes NO sense whatsoever...), and Dr. Miracle's - I don't like the way the print ads portray black women and our hair.
Originally Posted by JC's MorenaBronxMami
Mmmm Hmmm I almost forgot about those...



Originally Posted by JahNaturalDezign
Before I was natural... before I even THOUGHT about going natural, i found these ads pretty offensive.

...dont even get me started on the commercials

Wait that sh*t really said yuck?! Well f**k you, Dr. Miracle! Come see me on the street trick...
Jo Somebody likes this.
BC'ed: 26 Dec 09
YouTube

Grand Duchess Fierce Freckles, Mistress of the Mighty Snap and Doyenne of the Potent Products Pavane in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
My List


Mixed Chicks - P, Q
Blended Beauty - P
Miss Jessie's - P, Q , $
Carol's Daughter - Q , $
Cantu - Q
Afroveda - P, Q


Principle = P
Price = $
Quality = Q
APL BSL MBL WL HL TBL | porous, fine/medium strands, medium density
My Fotki!
Below: Typical PS bun
Wait that sh*t really said yuck?! Well f**k you, Dr. Miracle! Come see me on the street trick...
Originally Posted by ellepixie
at the above.

You clearly haven't seen those ridiculous commercials on BET about how the woman with the unkempt hair needs a miracle. You would really want to meet Dr. Miracle in the street LOL.
4a/3c curls
Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
Ayurvedic herbs are the TRUTH
Team Wash and Go!
iHerb code:UYA010 - get 5% off your first purchase
Wait that sh*t really said yuck?! Well f**k you, Dr. Miracle! Come see me on the street trick...
Originally Posted by ellepixie
at the above.

You clearly haven't seen those ridiculous commercials on BET about how the woman with the unkempt hair needs a miracle. You would really want to meet Dr. Miracle in the street LOL.
Originally Posted by sagehen
Of course I haven't seen them, I don't watch BET! I looked up some on YT though - that is a MESS! That's like way worse than the Motions "Get Your Pretty" commercials. Just...ew!

Oh yea definitely add Motions to my list. And Profectiv! Ew.
BC'ed: 26 Dec 09
YouTube

Grand Duchess Fierce Freckles, Mistress of the Mighty Snap and Doyenne of the Potent Products Pavane in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
<RANT>
I refuse to ever repurchase Afroveda. After it took 1.5 MONTHS to receive my first order; that was it for me. I never reordered.

First off, I sent ole girl an email that she never responded to. Secondly, it's the principle. You sat on my money for 2-3 pay periods and couldn't be bothered to send the products out?! Meanwhile you already paid one of your utility bills with my money?! That is unacceptable and HORRIBLE customer service.

I just ordered my class ring, which is custom made. It will be mailed to me in 4-5 weeks. But that's STILL sooner than I would EVER receive an Afroveda order; which is made from some base bull$#!+!!! It's not like you actually mixing $#!+ (like I initially thought). You are lying to people and just taking your sweet time--meanwhile your Christmas gifts have already been purchased with other people's hard-earned money! GTFOHWTBS! (And I don't even curse like that...)

</RANT>
Fotki

I don't know how I missed this thread till now.

Products I won't buy on principle:

Anything from Afroveda
Anything from Blended Beauty
Anything from Mixed Chicks
Anything from Dr. Miracle

Products I won't buy on price and/or quality:

Carol's Daughter
Miss Jessie's
Fine haired, low density, highly porous curly kinky lady
Last relaxer: Not sure. 3/08 or 4/08
BC'd: 9/18/09
Co-wash: Suave Naturals, HEHH, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle, CJ Daily Fix
Leave-In: KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Stylers: ORS Twist and Loc Gel, KCCC, Ecostyler, SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque
Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair, CJ Deep Fix

http://confessionsofladyv69.wordpress.com/
mIXED cHICKS
bLENDED bEAUTY
hAIR rULES
cAROLS dAUGHTER...no longer interested since going super commercial!!!
aFROVEDA...just simply turned OFF!!!

uMMMM I don't know...mISS jESSIES wOULD'VE bEEN 1ST oN This list but I did flat twist my girlfriends hair last night w/ her Curly Buttercreme...and the texture is pretty nice, left her hair super soft!!! Never tried Miss Jessies, may cave in since they have the BOGO till Dec 31st.
*Cleanse: BoBeam, Giovanni Tea-Tree
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub), CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter, Camille Rose
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 15,530
Deva, because I hate the smell, and KCCC, because it sits on my type 2 hair like so much goo.
MJ never prices too high for junky ingredients.
CD same as MJ
http://public.fotki.com/mj11051/
The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Dr Miracle, for the same reasons ya'll mentioned above.

Perhaps also Afroveda and Miss Jessies because of the pricing

My blogs: NewlyNatural.com [COLOR="Blue"][COLOR="SeaGreen"][B]
My fotki pw:hair

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com