(Last Updated On: September 27, 2014)
By DiscoveringNatural

Have you ever wondered why one product works for your child and another product does not? Even though both products are from the same brand, you might still have issues getting it to do what you want to do. The reason for this disappointment could be due to the following four reasons.

1. Ingredients
Whenever I want to buy a hair product for my girls, I read the ingredient list on the product. Not everyone does this, but I find that there are some ingredients that cause damage to our natural hair. Silicones, Mineral Oil, and Sulfates, to mention a few, are such ingredients. I notice that these causes the girls’ hair to be dry and break off and so I always avoid these ingredients in their hair products. Instead, I look for products that has moisture agents like humectant and emollients such as glycerin.

2. Hair Texture
Natural hair is a thing of beauty. There are different varieties, from the coarsely dense to the thin fine ones.  Products react differently to these different types of textures. I find that hair that is fine requires lighter products, while coarser and denser hair textures requires heavier products.

3. Usage
Although hair product companies usually add an instruction on how to use their products effectively, a lot of us often do not follow those directions. To get the best results, I suggest following the directions so you can get the most out of the product.

4. Weather/Climate/Season
The weather can cause a product that use to work before not to work. For example, in the warmer season, my younger daughter, Lil Sis, can use SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie on her hair, however, in the colder season, the product makes her hair feel dry. During the seasons when her hair does not fair well with a promising product, we just switch over to another one. In our case, that is the SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk.

Which products do not work on your child’s natural hair?