Hair Boogers…Oh My!
What’s the worse mixture of products that you’ve ever put in your hair? Or the worse thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
This is a question I posed to members of my hair board, cNappymeNow.com, which has become a thriving little community for women who want to celebrate, learn about and share their experiences when it comes to taking care of cNapp hair. Below, is my post from the General cNapp discussion forum about my recent experience of layering some incompatible products. A couple of my members shared their own experiences, for which I am grateful cause quite frankly stupidity…er…misery…er ignorance ***sigh*** simply loves company and I hope others will eventually add to this thread. Of the two responses so far, Iamnotmyha1r’s post about her experience and ensuing advice about avoiding “hair boogers” really hit home and simply had me rolling with laughter. While it sounds disgusting, it aptly described the gunk this combination of products left in my hair. To tell you the truth, before I ever put more than one styling product in my hair ever again, I’ll definitely follow her advice. Enjoy!
The reason I ask is because it just had to shampoo to get the yuckiest combination of products out of my hair. On occasion, I’ll use different moisturizing products. Currently, my moisturizer of choice is Right On Curl Activator by Lustrasilk. But I ran out. And because I’m cheap, cheap, cheap, I tried to save a few pennies and purchased Smooth Shine Curl Activator Gel for extra dry hair. Also has aloe Vera in it. Well, it was aight but it had a thicker consistency to it that I wasn’t necessarily crazy about.
Anyhoo, between rinsings, I had gotten a little ambitious with my styling and had worn about three different styles in as many weeks. Very unlike me cause once I do a style, I’m usually in it for the duration unless I really don’t like it. So when I did style #3, I remoisturized with Fantasia IC gel. Now the first time I used it, I liked the way it made my twists look, but it left my hair feeling rather sticky feeling. This time around, I used it on top of the Smooth Shine stuff already in my hair.
Well I left that in for another week and when I went to take my twists out my hair felt so disgusting that I was wishing for a pair of latex gloves to wear. This stuff combined to feel like Elmer’s glue. You know what it feels like on your hands, just before it gets all the way dry. Sticky and gooey. It also left globs of grayish looking goo in my hair, which when I detangled, I got flecks of grey goo gobs all over me. Nasty, nasty, nasty. Yuck.
Ewe, I didn’t even want to touch it. My hair was excruciating to take down. I kept having to rinse my hands because they were soo sticky. I even had lint embedded in my hair and that NEVER happens. The link got all caught up in my shed hair and got so badly entangled that I had to pick and cut the lint/knot balls out of my hair. I was soooo disgusted by the whole experience that I threw the Fantasia gel away. I couldn’t wait to shampoo…yes shampoo…my hair. EWE!!!
Lawd hammercy. Lesson definitely learned!!!
Ms. MSK writes
OK…so now that you’re thoroughly grossed out, feel free to add your own experiences to this post cause I’d love to hear about them. Nothing like sharing your experiences and imparting some wisdom so that hopefully someone else can learn from your mistakes!