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Old 12-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #1
 
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Default Do you think switching to natural products makes a difference?

I bought some nubian heritage products and i like them but i still prefer my products with the cones and extra additives in them. They just seem to work and smell better! Do you think natural products are better. Maybe I just need to branch out some more?

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
 
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For me, yes. BUT I had no concept prior to reading all this CG stuff about moisturizing hair and protein and dew points and clarifying to get all the build up out of my hair. So I am not sure if having the knowledge is the key difference or the products. I used Aveda products before but like my curly days better now.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
 
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It really depends on your hair. For some naturals all natural products or even homemade products work best while others not so much. Trial and error baby. If your hair thrives off cones and the extra additives there's no reason not to continue with it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
 
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Yes it does for my hair. I personally cannot use products out of the beauty supply store because my hair becomes dry and brittle. The only thing that I use that isn't natural is gel. However, if your hair is striving of the so call bad ingredients continue to use them. I think there is no rules in natural hair care. Besides, the goal is for black women to stop getting chemical relaxers not necessary the type products to use. This my opinion: please use whatever you like and don't worry about the rest. Good luck to you in your natural hair journey.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
 
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My hair responds better to natural products...especially when it comes to cleansing and conditioning.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:59 PM   #6
 
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My hair likes natural products every time I try to use non natural products my hair is greasy and feels coated.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:07 PM   #7
 
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Do what works for your hair. there isn't a single product I've used for my hair when I was permed that works now that I'm natural, believe me I've tried. In my own natural journey it wasn't just about hair, I wanted to use more natural products for my hair and skin and in doing so learned what works for me and what doesnt. My hair just responds better to natural products. I can get away with using a conditioner that is out my routine but that's as far as my hair will allow me to deviate without acting up. Smh
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:31 PM   #8
 
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Ditto on everyone is different. My hair prefers natural. Ayurvedic is my friend.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:29 PM   #9
 
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I think it just depends on the persons hair
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:57 AM   #10
 
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I use a combination of both and my hair is fine. I like sudsy shampoos, natural cone free conditioners and moisturizers but my hair loves stylers with dimethicone. Persnicketty

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:45 AM   #11
 
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I use a combination of both and my hair is fine. I like sudsy shampoos, natural cone free conditioners and moisturizers but my hair loves stylers with dimethicone. Persnicketty

...so supersonic
Same. And a combination works best for me. When I used only all natural products, I had lots of issues with buildup but when I used only Beauty Supply Store products I had problems with dryness and the fact my hair felt coated but never moisturized
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #12
 
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I think using natural and organic products does make a difference for your hair and your health. You may not be able to tell the diffidence(its takes hair a long time to adapt) right away or at all but the man-made chemicals in the products you use not only affect your hair but your body too. I personally use only one or two commercial products and the rest are natural and organic. I think it makes a big difference.

Nowadays its not just about whether it worked but also about general health and supporting those who truly have the health of the consumer and the environment in mind.

I've gotten a little bit off track, but the point is that working towards an all-natural way to maintain your hair, in the long-run, is in your best interest.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:45 PM   #13
 
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I fell off of the all natural/CG girl bandwagon. But I still stick with things such as my Giovanni products and coconut oil.

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:29 PM   #14
 
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For me, yes. BUT I had no concept prior to reading all this CG stuff about moisturizing hair and protein and dew points and clarifying to get all the build up out of my hair. So I am not sure if having the knowledge is the key difference or the products. I used Aveda products before but like my curly days better now.
Ditto.. however I will say that with that knowledge I now have ive tried to revisit some things and still was not as happy with the results ..
I will say for my hair its not so much that it has to be "natural" but silicone (mineral oil, petrolatum etc) free.. Silicones in particular and I do not mix and im not fighting that.

Actually before I started wearing my hair primarily naturally curly I first eliminated silicones in my products and saw such a HUGE difference, it made me want to research more. Then I tried natural products and my hair felt like it had never before.. & kept feeling better and better each day.

I still dont think you should avoid products unless youre sure your hair dislikes them, not because someone said theyre "bad" ya know.. But still there are much more amazing natural products out there to try than nubian heritage
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My hair is bougie. It's never stayed as moisturized since using products with mostly natural ingredients. Pura Body Naturals is one of my fav lines.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:27 AM   #16
 
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I've just start the CG method and my hair is being transformed. I don't want to be that kind of natural (a product snob), but I don't think I can go back to my other products. Too bad about my stash.
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I've just start the CG method and my hair is being transformed. I don't want to be that kind of natural (a product snob), but I don't think I can go back to my other products. Too bad about my stash.
Same here. Same here. I have begun to get back into making my own mixes though. Since I have tried the better products I have a better understanding of what my hair likes and how it responds to things. I finally understand now that my hair does not like shea butter for instance, lol
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