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What happens if you don’t use curly hair products?

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Being product-free here means applying zero products after washing your hair. Curly hair products are hair mask, deep conditioner, hair cream, gel, things of that nature. Did you know? You can not use any of it and still get great curls! I don’t blame you for not knowing this. Nobody taught us! Read to consider new perspectives on curly hair care.

Disclaimer: Articles on this website are not a replacement for professional medical healthcare. Use your discretion, as always.

8 Signs of Unhealthy Hair

  • Dull Texture
  • No Shine
  • Irritated Scalp
  • Matted, knots
  • Noticeable Hair Loss/Thinning
  • Very Rough, Dry, Brittle
  • Stretches too much, no Boing!
  • Or Stretches and snaps easily.

Do you recognise any of these signs?

11 Cons of Going PRODUCT-FREE Frequently

  • Anxiety
  • Despair
  • Frustration
  • Split-ends
  • Dry, brittle, breakage
  • Knots & Tangles
  • Undesirable Frizz
  • Low confidence
  • Longer repair time
  • More Impulsive spending
  • Unnecessary comments from friends, and family.

Did you know? Healthy hair doesn’t need many products! If you have healthy hair then you have the privilege to go product-free occasionally or as frequently as you desire. Not sure if you have healthy hair? Read the signs: 

10 Signs of Healthy Curly Hair

  • It Shines
  • Soft Texture
  • Clean Scalp
  • Slightly Rough.
  • Minimal Shedding
  • Minimal/No Breakage
  • Normal “elasticity”, Boing!
  • Has life! Volume+Bounce
  • Texture stays the same without product, even in humidity.
  • Repels Water (closed cuticles!) YAY to Low Porosity Hair!!

3 Basic Things to do for Healthy Hair

  1. Detox your hair from time to time. Here’s a quick DIY.
  2. Deep condition your hair 1-2x a month. Checkout my Amazon shop!
  3. Protect your hair with a silk scarf or bonnet while sleeping. Get one in India here.

11 Pros of Using Curly Hair Products (& going PRODUCT-FREE Occasionally)

My thick coarse curly hair benefits from going product-free “occasionally”. Let’s say, 3-7 days a month. That’s 1-2 washdays in the curly world. This is a great time to take a break to really assess your overall hair health. Here’s a list of why you should go product-free (when your hair feels healthy).

  • Empowering
  • Adorable Frizz
  • More Volume
  • Travel Friendly
  • Simplified routine
  • Feels weightless!
  • Quick wash/drying time
  • Save Time/Effort/Product
  • Increased Confidence
  • More Compliments!

These lists are not exhaustive. Let me know if I missed anything. 

Either way, unhealthy hair loses the privilege to go product-free. It’s almost dangerous to the life of your hair if I may say so. There’s a thin line between being neglectful, and being unaware. If you need help figuring out the right hair products/routine with existing products Book 1:1 Coaching with me today. 

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2 thoughts on “What happens if you don’t use curly hair products?

  1. This is such a great post. I think everyone’s hair (curly hair) needs a break every once in a while. Let the hair rest and then go back to defined curls with products.
    The post is really informative. Thanks Liz 😌

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