When people recomend a product why don't they say how they use it...

or what other products they use along with it

For example i used the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie JUST for a moisturizer, since i heard that is all it did. And i found out that it only works if you add oil to it, otherwise it just sits on your head, and doesn't absorb into your hair at all. Also you only need to use like a dime size mixed with any oil and you rub it together on your hand until it looks clear THEN put it on your hair, add more oil if needed to make it look clear on your hand(means you've mixed it together well with the oil)

Why don't people explain how their product works for them?? This is just 1 example of MANY. There are other products i've tried based on reviews, then later i find out it only worked when the person used other products along with it. Not just that one product alone. That is deceiving to many people like myself who are new to these natural hair internet forums

I've been natural for over 10yrs but i'm very new to product reviews and suggestions from others. I am aware that everyone has different hair, but when people suggest a product it would help to say how exactly did they use that product, because it actually may work for others if they used it the way you did.
I do reviews and am very honest with how used the product if I mixed anything with it and I try to express the fact that it work like this on my hair the product may react different on your hair...some don't bc they r sponsored by the product and r always going to say positive things about the product.
When I find a product I want to purchase I watch a ton of reviews first
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Yea just watch/ read more reviews methink .
I don't really look to reviews. I look at ingredients and decide to try or not. My hair pretty much likes everything....it's all about how it's used (dry hair, damp hair, summer, winter, etc.).

Reviews are misleading, and that comes with the territory. You don't necessarily know the condition of the person's hair, and yes, folks don't always tell the complete story about what they put underneath, on top, or even in the product (there are folks who like to add stuff to products).

Also, there are many people who don't use the product as recommended...they don't follow the instructions, but they'll trash a product anyhow. They have no idea how hair type variables, porosity for instance, can change a product's performance, from head to head.


If a bunch of people hate, it's probably crap. If a bunch of people love it, it still may not be all that for you. It's trial and error, and it's important to note how your hair responds to certain products/ingredients, as you start the discovery.
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Actually maybe reading or watching more reviews might not help that much .

Look at the tangle teezer, I only saw one person who didn't like it when it was the 'in' thing . Some people just didnt try it by merely looking at the tool

I guess all you can do is take a chance after considering your hair needs
Actually maybe reading or watching more reviews might not help that much .

Look at the tangle teezer, I only saw one person who didn't like it when it was the 'in' thing . Some people just didnt try it by merely looking at the tool

I guess all you can do is take a chance after considering your hair needs
Originally Posted by ttlolla
Yes i agree with this, even if a lot of people say the product is good, it still may not be.
I do reviews and am very honest with how used the product if I mixed anything with it and I try to express the fact that it work like this on my hair the product may react different on your hair...some don't bc they r sponsored by the product and r always going to say positive things about the product.
When I find a product I want to purchase I watch a ton of reviews first
Originally Posted by NaturalSassE
Yea there are some people that do really GOOD reviews, they show how it worked for them. I appreciate those reviews very much. But I'm saying most people don't do reviews that way.
I have given a review for a product, but i added that i used stuff with it, so using that product alone may not work at all.
I don't really look to reviews. I look at ingredients and decide to try or not. My hair pretty much likes everything....it's all about how it's used (dry hair, damp hair, summer, winter, etc.).

Reviews are misleading, and that comes with the territory. You don't necessarily know the condition of the person's hair, and yes, folks don't always tell the complete story about what they put underneath, on top, or even in the product (there are folks who like to add stuff to products).

Also, there are many people who don't use the product as recommended...they don't follow the instructions, but they'll trash a product anyhow. They have no idea how hair type variables, porosity for instance, can change a product's performance, from head to head.


If a bunch of people hate, it's probably crap. If a bunch of people love it, it still may not be all that for you. It's trial and error, and it's important to note how your hair responds to certain products/ingredients, as you start the discovery.
Originally Posted by NEA
Yes some reviews can be misleading, but the only time they are to me is when they don't tell the whole story. Meaning HOW they used it, also the type of hair they have. When the person has similar hair to me and they describe how they used it with the other products they also use, then it's not misleading at all. In fact if you find out the other stuff they use along with that product to actually make the product work, the other products they use may have been products you have already used before and realized it (did or didn't) work for you. All in all you know the product may or may not be good because you have to manipulate it for it to be good. << This is just MY take on it so other people may think different. But that is how i evaluate whether or not a review of that product is legit
or what other products they use along with it

For example i used the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie JUST for a moisturizer, since i heard that is all it did. And i found out that it only works if you add oil to it, otherwise it just sits on your head, and doesn't absorb into your hair at all. Also you only need to use like a dime size mixed with any oil and you rub it together on your hand until it looks clear THEN put it on your hair, add more oil if needed to make it look clear on your hand(means you've mixed it together well with the oil)

Why don't people explain how their product works for them?? This is just 1 example of MANY. There are other products i've tried based on reviews, then later i find out it only worked when the person used other products along with it. Not just that one product alone. That is deceiving to many people like myself who are new to these natural hair internet forums

I've been natural for over 10yrs but i'm very new to product reviews and suggestions from others. I am aware that everyone has different hair, but when people suggest a product it would help to say how exactly did they use that product, because it actually may work for others if they used it the way you did.
Originally Posted by MIA1487
In all fairness, the reviewer probably didn't say anything about adding oil the CES because they didn't have to add oil to it to work for them. I personally don't have to add oil for it to work for me. Please understand that reviewers are reviewing products based on how it works for them. They have no way to know how it will work for you.
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Speaking of CES is it a leave-in or styling product , My friends sister bought me a jar but I am confused as to its function
or what other products they use along with it

For example i used the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie JUST for a moisturizer, since i heard that is all it did. And i found out that it only works if you add oil to it, otherwise it just sits on your head, and doesn't absorb into your hair at all. Also you only need to use like a dime size mixed with any oil and you rub it together on your hand until it looks clear THEN put it on your hair, add more oil if needed to make it look clear on your hand(means you've mixed it together well with the oil)

Why don't people explain how their product works for them?? This is just 1 example of MANY. There are other products i've tried based on reviews, then later i find out it only worked when the person used other products along with it. Not just that one product alone. That is deceiving to many people like myself who are new to these natural hair internet forums

I've been natural for over 10yrs but i'm very new to product reviews and suggestions from others. I am aware that everyone has different hair, but when people suggest a product it would help to say how exactly did they use that product, because it actually may work for others if they used it the way you did.
Originally Posted by MIA1487
In all fairness, the reviewer probably didn't say anything about adding oil the CES because they didn't have to add oil to it to work for them. I personally don't have to add oil for it to work for me. Please understand that reviewers are reviewing products based on how it works for them. They have no way to know how it will work for you.
HTH
Originally Posted by juanab
Exactly. Not everyone reviewing CES is adding oil to it. Also, you have to consider that someone could have filmed said review 8 months ago and she didn't start adding oil until 2 months ago. She can't go back in time and re-film the video. All she can do is add an annotation, and whose's to say she even remembers the video to go add an annotation. Some of these ladies have hundreds of videos.
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or what other products they use along with it

For example i used the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie JUST for a moisturizer, since i heard that is all it did. And i found out that it only works if you add oil to it, otherwise it just sits on your head, and doesn't absorb into your hair at all. Also you only need to use like a dime size mixed with any oil and you rub it together on your hand until it looks clear THEN put it on your hair, add more oil if needed to make it look clear on your hand(means you've mixed it together well with the oil)

Why don't people explain how their product works for them?? This is just 1 example of MANY. There are other products i've tried based on reviews, then later i find out it only worked when the person used other products along with it. Not just that one product alone. That is deceiving to many people like myself who are new to these natural hair internet forums

I've been natural for over 10yrs but i'm very new to product reviews and suggestions from others. I am aware that everyone has different hair, but when people suggest a product it would help to say how exactly did they use that product, because it actually may work for others if they used it the way you did.
Originally Posted by MIA1487
In all fairness, the reviewer probably didn't say anything about adding oil the CES because they didn't have to add oil to it to work for them. I personally don't have to add oil for it to work for me. Please understand that reviewers are reviewing products based on how it works for them. They have no way to know how it will work for you.
HTH
Originally Posted by juanab
Exactly. Not everyone reviewing CES is adding oil to it. Also, you have to consider that someone could have filmed said review 8 months ago and she didn't start adding oil until 2 months ago. She can't go back in time and re-film the video. All she can do is add an annotation, and whose's to say she even remembers the video to go add an annotation. Some of these ladies have hundreds of videos.
Originally Posted by cjcurly
Yes i know they have many types of reviews. I am just suggesting maybe a different way to do it. I'm assuming this touched you because YOU are one of the people that give reviews like that? (not sure just guessing) In no way was this offensive (or should be offensive) it should be helpful to someone who gives reviews to remember this. I know i have reviewed items and don't go into detail myself(i have like once or twice a long time ago) But i've still done this. I just realized that it is best to do this if you TRULY want to help others. That is all. And yes the reviews i saw with the Curl ENhancing Smoothing, i later found out those women DID use oil. And they DID say it just sat on their head. And the one girl that said she didn't need oil to mix with it DID sit on here head, and she later made a comment about it. Also she said she changed by putting oil in her hair first, then putting the curl smoothie(which also works too) but i just mix the oil and smoothie together. I have RARELY seen anyone with 4b hair say the Curl enhancing smoothie worked without some other additive. I really looked that up before i bought it.
Again i'm not trying to be offensive or rude, but you came off like you were offended by this question, when you should have just thought of it as criticism that could EASILY be fixed or repaired, nothing major. But it can be annoying if seen too much.
Speaking of CES is it a leave-in or styling product , My friends sister bought me a jar but I am confused as to its function
Originally Posted by ttlolla
For people with 4b hair it's just a leave in moisturizing product(well at least that is how i use it lol) it doesn't have directions so i really looked this up before i bought it. I can do without it to be honest but i keep it because i just happen to have it and it smells good LOL. I was just using it as an example of a product that is reviewed. But Hollywood Beauty Olive Oil(which is what i use) really works well in moderation but if you are protein sensitive it may not work. I use that olive oil without adding anything, it works well for me

In all fairness, the reviewer probably didn't say anything about adding oil the CES because they didn't have to add oil to it to work for them. I personally don't have to add oil for it to work for me. Please understand that reviewers are reviewing products based on how it works for them. They have no way to know how it will work for you.
HTH
Originally Posted by juanab
Exactly. Not everyone reviewing CES is adding oil to it. Also, you have to consider that someone could have filmed said review 8 months ago and she didn't start adding oil until 2 months ago. She can't go back in time and re-film the video. All she can do is add an annotation, and whose's to say she even remembers the video to go add an annotation. Some of these ladies have hundreds of videos.
Originally Posted by cjcurly
Yes i know they have many types of reviews. I am just suggesting maybe a different way to do it. I'm assuming this touched you because YOU are one of the people that give reviews like that? (not sure just guessing) In no way was this offensive (or should be offensive) it should be helpful to someone who gives reviews to remember this. I know i have reviewed items and don't go into detail myself(i have like once or twice a long time ago) But i've still done this. I just realized that it is best to do this if you TRULY want to help others. That is all. And yes the reviews i saw with the Curl ENhancing Smoothing, i later found out those women DID use oil. And they DID say it just sat on their head. And the one girl that said she didn't need oil to mix with it DID sit on here head, and she later made a comment about it. Also she said she changed by putting oil in her hair first, then putting the curl smoothie(which also works too) but i just mix the oil and smoothie together. I have RARELY seen anyone with 4b hair say the Curl enhancing smoothie worked without some other additive. I really looked that up before i bought it.
Again i'm not trying to be offensive or rude, but you came off like you were offended by this question, when you should have just thought of it as criticism that could EASILY be fixed or repaired, nothing major. But it can be annoying if seen too much.
Originally Posted by MIA1487
Ummm, I wasn't offended. I don't even do reviews. I was just trying to show you how things could have happened. I got the impression that you felt like the reviewers were keeping some secret from you when it very well could have been something they learned about the product after the review had been posted. It's really not that serious.
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