If I get this damn question one more time.
Okay you’re right. I am being a tad overdramatic here. But this really is my pet peeve, it’s been so for YEARS now. Let me take a deep breath and try and leave the pot unstirred**.
Okay so let’s begin with understanding the difference between MOISTURIZING and STYLING products.
These are the products you use to (duh) give your hair a boost of moisture. Things like detangling conditioner, deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner.. notice a trend? When you use these kinds of items, you’re not looking for defined coils but you’re concentrating on how soft it makes your hair feel. You know that feeling, especially if you’ve been around the Clicks aisles spending too much money like a good #producthoe. Momma Product Hoe is proud of you sweet thing ❤
These are the things you would use to set styles, define curls and generally otherwise hypnotize the masses with your crown. Things like curling creams, styling butters, mousse, pomade, coiling gels and jellies are all great to use to keep the natural locks looking cute or whateva.
Okay we all on the same page- now riddle me this sis: would you do a full face of glam make-up without moisturizing and priming your skin first? 👀
because your skin would be dry. And ashy. And dehydrated. And ashy. Basically it’s a bad idea and you would not do it- so don’t do it to your hair! 🙅
“But Sean”, I hear you protest, “I’m just following what I saw that influencer on the gram do!”- which is why my ass is TIREDT of this situation that keeps popping up in my DMs, in the forums and irl*. Everyone has very unique hair needs. For some people (like those aforementioned innanet ppl who seem to be God’s favorite because they don’t need a leave-in) the moisture from plain ole water is enough for their hair so they just go straight to the styling steps without experiencing dryness. For the vast majority of us though, we need the boost from leave-in conditioners to help prime the hair before we continue to the styling steps of our routine.
So maybe you used to be on #TeamGodsFavorite in the first half of the year, but now you feel like your hair is feeling crusty and straw-like? Remember as we move into the drier winter months, your hair moisture needs may also change with the season.
** I’m sorry, I really tried to leave that pot unstirred FORGIVE MY MOUTH 😩😂