How many tries do you give a new product?

Just curious. Do you give a new product more than one try if you didn't like the results the first time? Do you try it again with different products? Etc
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
With a shampoo or rinse out, I can usually tell after the first try whether it's worth continuing. Stylers I'll play around with a bit more, because there are so many variables involved at that stage, what with combos and techniques and that sort of thing.
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50, Live Clean green earth
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
R O: Tresume Naturals
L I: KCKT
Stylers: cjccccl, cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
I give a new hair product a few days before I decide. I tried the Deva products, and my hair did not like them at all. The Deva products made my hair break like crazy.
2B-2C Density-Medium/High Width-medium Length-Medium

LoPoo: Onesta Hydrating Shampoo
CoWash: LP Curl Conditioning Wash
ROs: Onesta Hydrating Conditioner, LP Curl Detangling Rinse
Weekly DC: LP Restore Mask Treatment
Leave in: LP Restore Targeted Repair Cream
Stylers: (in application order): LP Prime Style Extender Cream, LI, LP Curl Defining Style Cream, LP No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray, LP PHD Night Cap
Sealer: Body Shop Olive Oil/Body Shop Argan Oil/Josie Maran Argan Oil
Yea I'm having trouble with a styler :-/ hoping I can get it to work because it wasn't cheap!
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
When I get a new styler and don't like the results, I search for any threads I can find on how different people have used it and I try their ideas. I was ready to get rid of my Recoil for instance, till a piece of advice buried in an old thread gave me a successful way to use it.
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50, Live Clean green earth
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
R O: Tresume Naturals
L I: KCKT
Stylers: cjccccl, cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
I tried so many different things to get KCCC to work. Finally figured it out, but it took about ten days.
2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

Current Products:
Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]


"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
I give about 3 tries and take a break. If I don't end up getting a refund or giving it to someone else, I'll try again, but it usually fails a 4th time too.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
I just had an experience with a new product that I didn't like the results. I recently thought I'd try using gel on my hair to see if I get better curl definition. The new product I tried was the Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel. The first time I tried it, it seemed like it made my hair greasy. I thought "that's weird" but thought maybe I had put too much Biosilk in my hair or something. I don't know if I tried it again shortly after that (I think I did), but I put it away for a while and then yesterday I thought I'd try it again and see what happens. Yep. Greasy. It had some really good reviews, too and no one mentioned that it made their hair greasy but it did for me. I think I gave that gel about three tries, if I remember right.

Editing my post. I gave this gel ONE MORE try, this time keeping it away from my crown (since I'm a 2c and don't have the "root curl" that other curl types have) and wouldn't you know...it makes my curls look absolutely amazing. No frizz, makes my curls sparkle, and makes that one chunk near my face on my left side actually turn into real curls, not just a weird looking wave. It's become my HG, and I absolutely hated it the first few times I tried it. The fact that it makes hair slightly greasy isn't a problem in the curly area but doesn't look good on the crown of my hair as that makes my hair look dirty.


I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.

Last edited by AngelaE8654; 05-25-2014 at 11:16 AM.
I've learned that if something doesn't work after 3 or 4 tries to hang on to it until the next season and try again. I've found several seasonal HG's that way.
2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.

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