You know that old girlfriend you see every now and then in passing? You say hello, exchange numbers and promise to catch up soon but never do? For no other reason than being caught up in life. No bad feelings, just not enough time in the day to keep up with everything you’d like to. Sometimes products are like that old friend. Here are 6 reasons to catch up!
1. You can’t remember the results from last time
You have so many products at your disposal, you cannot recall the last time you used the product much less what the results were. Perhaps it was favorable but who knows? This is a good opportunity to get reacquainted and more importantly document the encounter.
2. By Default – You’ve run out of your normal/go to products
After careful review of your arsenal, you discover you neglected to re-up on your staple product(s). Instead of panicking, treat this unfortunate circumstance into lucky happenstance and revisit that jar in the back of the shelf.
3. You’re feeling adventurous
Maybe you have some time on your hands and want to push the hair envelope. It is almost like trying a new product – depending on how long it’s been since your last rendezvous.
4. The season has changed
Certain products are climate friendly in nature. If you adjust your hair care regimen with the quarterly rotation change of the earth then it’s time to re-familiarize your coils with an oldie but goodie.
5. You’re feeling nostalgic
Perhaps you opened the somewhat familiar jar and the scent took you back to a place in time. Go ahead and reminisce on old times and embrace the good feelings that come with it.
6. The product has been reformulated
You remember why you didn’t purchase any more of this product; the manufacturer changed the formulation much to your disappointment. You liked the old version and you still happen to have a bottle left.
Great link about a product she has been using faithfully for years.
There is still a jar of Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In in my stash. I'm too scared to revisit it! It was a white, flaky nightmare! I revisited Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie & it was okay.
I'm transitioning so I don't have very many products yet to revisit. I also am on a budget so I try not to buy too many products.
Luckily I've never had this issue.
Yeah – no. I did not get good 2nd day hair with naked ICF. I woke to a matted and dry feel. I spritzed it to loosen it up, but felt unpretty that day.
I'm always revisiting because my tastes change all the time once i perfect a style i gte bored and move on or revisit a dif style. Then i see all these unused products under the sink that need to be used.
I've ran out of a staple product before and had to re-visit an old product out of necessity and with good results. Sometimes your hair just needs a change.
I love experimenting with hair products..but its a big "no..no" when it comes to my super sensitive skin !!
I've never had this issue. I think it's only because I'm such a PJ that I love everything LOL! I use the LOC method after every wash so maybe that has something to do with it.
Hello Hydration, Cantu Shea Butter Conditioner, and Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I hated ALL of them the first time around. But, I revisited them all for the last 2 washes…why–forgot to get my Aubry Organics products on the last visit to Whole Foods (oops). With EVOO under them (for each step) they worked out pretty well. Who woulda thunk it?!?!
I revisited a mix of olive + castor oil and I think Im going to stick to this every night as my hair has become rough and dry .. and no amt of conditioner is helping me.
I had to revist when I had ran out of my normal products of shea moisture's curl enhancing smoothie mixed with the souffle. I had some shea butter and coconut oil in my "stash" to use instead of using stylers. I am using them now until I get my order in. I didn't intend on waiting so long to reorder. I know that people use these as their staples, but I think I'm a little heavy handed with the shea butter and I don't have good turnouts. Gots to do better next time! I forgot about how much my hair loves the coconut oil though.
Revisited the Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, it was too stiff when I used it before. This time I added some aloe gel and coconut oil that I had around. I whipped it up in a bowl to test, washed my hair and put it on, hoping the results will be good. My hair is soft and I can't wear twists as they unravel so bad, so here's hoping for a good fro!
I revisited shea butter. I thought my hair HATED butters, but I whipped the shea butter with olive, jojoba, and avocado oils, and it is light and fluffy and…….great. Now, I tried to revisit coconut oil, and it was a massive fail. ah well. Que cera, cera.
My hair was looking a hot mess since I missed my Wednesday wash day. I was too tired to deal with my HG Kinky Curly last night, so wanting something that would dry quickly I retrieved a jar of IC Fantasia w/Sparkle-Lites (ICF) from my "rejects" tote.
The ICF went on with much more slip than I expected, and it didn't dry as hard and dry as I feared it would (like EcoStyler). It also gave my 4c WNG good coil definition. I used plenty of water and a teaser comb to style.
I was afraid to put a leave-in or oil underneath the ICF, because I didn't want to risk having to wash my hair again if it had a product malfunction. One day I'll have to try ICF again with a leave-in and oil.
No way am I giving up my 'all natural' KCCC – but it's nice to have a good back up product.
Wow!!! #5 I recently reverted back to my good ol' cantu shea butter and it makes me think of my old apt.
I am a PJ and when I found my holy grail…Shea moisturer's curly and style milk as my leave in I thought I was over finding my leave in. I tried the Shea moisture deep treatment masque before and hated it! as a deep treat and a leave in. When I ran out of my curl and style milk I thought my heart had stopped oh no! I had nothing for a leave in, but the deep treatment masque. I retried the product and fell in love I used just a small amount sealed it in with an oil put on my styler and had the best hair days ever that just kept giving. Now this on my list and in stock when need it. Fantastic article and so true.
Great article I might revisit some of my old hair products
I recently tried to revisit Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie but it was a fail. The product is great but way too heavy on my hair. It also makes my curls feel sticky, crunchy and gross. I can't use it for WnG's, twist outs, braid outs or ANYTHING. I want to love it again (it was my staple when I was transitioning) b/c of this GREAT price (10 bucks for a big jar is heavenly) but my hair just doesn't love it. =/ Good article though! I'm gonna try to revisit Giovanni's leave in conditioner soon during the fall! The smell bothered me in the heat of the summer.