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If You Found Your Holy Grail Product...

OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
...would you stop shopping around?

I've been thinking about this lately. I have yet to find the perfect products for my hair. There are many products I like a lot, but none that I wouldn't willingly part with if something else seemed more promising, LOL. But then I was just thinking, even if I did find my HG products, I still don't think I would stop shopping around, because it's just too much fun trying out new things.

What about you?
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

Certified Denirophile:love5:

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
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  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I still experiment, cause you never know! Plus I don't want my hair to get so used to something it stops working.
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  • Stephanie198907Stephanie198907 Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    I guess Im a simple person. If I find products that work on my hair I def. stick to them. My "staple" products usually last me about 3 months before have to go looking for something else. My hair becomes acclimated rather quickly :(
    Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
    BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
    Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
    Current length: back at APL
    Goal length: hip :color:
    Staples: natural growth aides
  • jcurladyjcurlady Posts: 626Registered Users
    I've found my HG but I still try new things. I didn't for a while b/c I could get my HG locally. I try new things especially for my cowash and dt. I still go back to old trusty.
    if luvin KCKT and KCCC is wrong I don't wanna b right

    sell crazy somewhere else...we're all stocked up here.
  • Booker Ts MamaBooker Ts Mama Posts: 670Registered Users
    I'm still in search of products that my hair really likes. I think that I may have found something that actually works for me, but I'm going to try it again just to make sure. When I find something that will work for me, I will stick to that product until it no longer works for me anymore.
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    ive been using my HG product for years now ([buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]elucence mb conditioner[/buylink]). on occasion i'll try a new product and ive found that im either disappointed that i wasted my money, which happens more often than not or i use it in conjunuction with my elucence. curiosity gets to you sometimes and its hard not to try a product that everyone raves about.
  • KynnibKynnib Posts: 999Registered Users
    My problem is I get greedy. I find something that works great and then i see something else and buy it because im hoping it will work even better. I keep doing this until i forget what my HG is. NO MORE! The next time i find something i love, im sticking to it.
    4a hair. MOD CG routine.

    Present Loves
    -Back on the (rajasthani) henna train! My hair is so much better now.
    -KBB hair butter mixed with Hairveda Cocasta oil
    -Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent
  • teshonteshon Posts: 1,127Registered Users
    I stick with:

    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Weekly-Deep-Conditioning-Treatment-p-106.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-weekly-deep-conditioner-treatment]JC WDT[/buylink]
    TIGI MM
    Qhemet(OHHB, HBTG)
    .....and now Karen's BB Hair Nectar!

    products that I've experimented with this month:

    B2B Jasmine

    DevaCare OC

    DevaCurl OC-absolute trash!

    Hair Rules Shampoo

    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-HoneyWash-p-846.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Oyin-Honey-Wash]Oyin Honeywash[/buylink]

    Giovanni 50:50 Shampoo

    Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo

    CBSS WSHP-which is pretty good, but next time I won't order brown sugar. It smells really sweet and the scent lingers. Oh...and it works really well with Qhem's stuff!

    I don't have a HG per se. I do really like the products listed above, but for different reasons. With that concept in mind, I could have several products under my bathroom sink that perform a different function. A HG to me is a product that does everything you want it to do. Most of the products I use work well but are not "all-in-one" products for me. Each one of them lacks something. That being said, I think this is why I still experiment. Although, I've found products that work well, I'm still in search of that all-in-one product that I may never find. Lol! It is indeed fun, but can also be expensive. Whether or not you're pleased with the outcome is the chance you take.
    3c-4a; Protein Sensitive(forms of wheat, keratin, soy and anything "hydrolyzed"). My hair hates coconut oil and jojoba oil(sometimes).
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  • teshonteshon Posts: 1,127Registered Users
    More products keep popping into my head...I forgot to add Curls Souffle to the list and God knows what else!:laughing7:
    3c-4a; Protein Sensitive(forms of wheat, keratin, soy and anything "hydrolyzed"). My hair hates coconut oil and jojoba oil(sometimes).
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  • 1Joy1Joy Posts: 355Registered Users
    There are times when it feels good to search and test and there are times when it feels good to just know that you have great products that are giving you great results.
    My quote:When someone makes you mad do 50 jumping jacks, when someone makes you sad do 50 sit ups. That way your haters can contribute to your 6-pack instead of your Prozac!
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    If I found my HG I would continue experimenting, but on a smaller scale. Right now, in most categories, I have a few staple products that I am happy with, but every now and again (maybe every 1-2 months) I'll try something new. I tend to have less novelty flops than I did in the beginning when I didn't know what my hair really liked/needed, so my experimenting is more precise. Anyway, my hair is whimsical so it's good to have a backup to my backup.
  • KinkyPJKinkyPJ Posts: 297Registered Users
    I would most likely keep looking. I’m an absolute PJ and if I found my HG I would still be wondering if there is something out there that is better than that, lol. Wow, sounds weird now that I wrote it down. Need to work on my PJness.
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  • dxwashdxwash Posts: 245Registered Users
    I would keep experiementing. I have a shopping problem. And it doesn't matter what it is I love to shop.
  • va_candiva_candi Posts: 849Registered Users
    dxwash wrote: »
    I would keep experiementing. I have a shopping problem. And it doesn't matter what it is I love to shop.

    I second that! Just going to Target brightens my day. I would definitely keep shopping around.
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    teshon wrote: »
    I stick with:

    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Weekly-Deep-Conditioning-Treatment-p-106.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-weekly-deep-conditioner-treatment]JC WDT[/buylink]
    TIGI MM
    Qhemet(OHHB, HBTG)
    .....and now Karen's BB Hair Nectar!

    products that I've experimented with this month:

    B2B Jasmine

    DevaCare OC

    DevaCurl OC-absolute trash!

    Hair Rules Shampoo

    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-HoneyWash-p-846.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Oyin-Honey-Wash]Oyin Honeywash[/buylink]

    Giovanni 50:50 Shampoo

    Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo

    CBSS WSHP-which is pretty good, but next time I won't order brown sugar. It smells really sweet and the scent lingers. Oh...and it works really well with Qhem's stuff!

    I don't have a HG per se. I do really like the products listed above, but for different reasons. With that concept in mind, I could have several products under my bathroom sink that perform a different function. A HG to me is a product that does everything you want it to do. Most of the products I use work well but are not "all-in-one" products for me. Each one of them lacks something. That being said, I think this is why I still experiment. Although, I've found products that work well, I'm still in search of that all-in-one product that I may never find. Lol! It is indeed fun, but can also be expensive. Whether or not you're pleased with the outcome is the chance you take.

    Oh my goodness, I am so there!! I couldn't agree with you more!! I too, figure I will probably never find my true HG - one that does it all. It is crazy expensive looking for the one almighty product, but it's also lots of fun looking. And the chance I take to hopefully be pleased with the outcome is a total toss of the dice:?. BUT all these things add to the thrill, I guess - so I'll keep doing it:lol:.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • drawmuhfreedrawmuhfree Posts: 402Registered Users
    :happy4:*daydreams*
    Wouldn't it be lovely if I could just sit back and let you ladies be the guinea pigs and just learn from your hair mistakes....:happy2:

    Although I take the advice of a lot of curlies on this site the fact remains that my hair is MY hair. It has an attitude and may not like the same product two days in a row let alone a carbon copy regime of another curlylady! Besides,:dontknow: I gotta spend my money on sumthin! lol
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  • keepitmovin2.0keepitmovin2.0 Posts: 653Registered Users
    For months, I will use the same things consistently. I rarely try new stuff anymore, but I will dibble and dabble here and there.
    Currently using:

    Poo: CON Sulfate Free poo
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave-in: CJAOO Daily Cond
    Styler: KCCC sparingly and Ampro Olive Oil Gel where needed
    DT: KBB Lucious Locks Mask + EVOO/Avocado