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, bsl curly, WL wet
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
RO: AOHR
LI: Giovanni Direct, Desert Essence curl cream
Stylers: kccc, HE smu, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan or evoo
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

Shampoo-Onesta Hydrating Shampoo
Conditioner-Onesta Hydrating Conditioner
Deep conditioner- Coconut Oil
Styling- Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist Texture Volume & Moisture
Leave in- Living Proof Restore Targeted Repair Cream
Sealer: The Body Shop Olive Beautifying Oil

Supplements: 50 mg of keratin, 15 mg of biotin

My hair loves: Coconut Oil, Protein (Keratin)
My hair hates: co-washing, gel, mousse, and curl creams
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, bsl curly, WL wet
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
RO: AOHR
LI: Giovanni Direct, Desert Essence curl cream
Stylers: kccc, HE smu, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan or evoo
I tried so many different things to get KCCC to work. Finally figured it out, but it took about ten days.
2B/C; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

Current Products:
Co-Wash: Jane Carter Revitalizing CoWash
Conditioner: Aubrey Organics Island Replenishing, Aubrey Organics GPB, KCKT
Leave-In: Alaffia Hair Lotion
Stylers: KCCC, Beautiful Curls Curl Cream, Giovanni Mousse, KCCC Refresher[/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 - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Conditioner/ YTCucs
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
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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