curlykinkynfrizzy writes:

What bandwagon have you fallen off of (or just never decided to join)?

For me it’s the CG method. My hair loves cones! In the last few weeks I’ve been using Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine conditioner and I love it! I didn’t even realize it was cone free until I was browsing some thread on So then I kinda tricked myself into believing that I needed to go CG. Well…! I realized that when it isn’t broke, don’t try to fix it!

I really love Tresemme conditioners but I had stopped using them because I “thought” the cones it contained were bad for my hair. Ironically when I look back at some of my old hair pics, my best hair days were when I used Tresemme- – my hair wasn’t suffering from dryness or frizz, etc.

Another thing for me is protective styling. I’m a perfectionist and super impatient and I just don’t have the time to do them and achieve the look I want. What does work for me is a quick bun or a wash and go. I know a lot of naturals don’t seem to wash and go and I’m probably in the minority, but it works for me! I still get tangles but nothing significant and I don’t get knots unless I sleep without covering up my hair at night.

Okay, so that’s all for me! I’m interested in hearing what others have to say about natural bandwagons and trends! πŸ™‚

CN Writes:

I fell off the CG bandwagon a while back. Probably when I realized how much my hair enjoyed DevaCare One. They’ve since changed their ingredients (and my hair doesn’t like it as much), but it opened my eyes up to new possibilities. Gone are the days I walk past a conditioner because it has a cone or two. In fact, I’ve been seeking out cones- – my hair seems to thrive with them. I’m even thinking of trying out Paul Mitchell’s Skinny Serum for refreshing day 2 and 3 hair, per Cheyenne’s recommendation.

I may be falling off of the no gel/curl cream bandwagon. As a new mom, I need a way to achieve solid day 4 and 5 hair without starting from scratch. I never had problems with gels, I just prefer a poofy, less defined look. So, I’m on the lookout for soft hold gels (devoid of protein) that will give me more control and longer lasting styles without the sticky or crunchy.