Question of the week: Natural hair is too complicated?
This post was triggered by a comment from a work colleague today who gave up on transitioning because she was overwhelmed by products. She was confused by the need for multiple products and felt that natural hair was too complicated. With her relaxed hair, she could just go to the salon for treatments every week and that was the end of her hair care.
In her words, ' Natural hair is for people who are skilled and can do their own hair.' Sadly, this is partially true only because there are not many natural hair stylists out there, so for people who prefer for someone else to do their hair, you may struggle.
I do disagree that natural hair is complicated. I have two regular products that I apply on my hair (conditioner and jojoba oil). I do have alternatives when my hair isn't acting right (aveda conditioner, coconut oil and shea butter). However left alone with water, hello hydration and jojoba oil, I'll do just fine.
I think it is quite sad if people think natural hair is fussy. Are you a minimalist or a PJ? Do you really use all the products in your bathroom? Are you confused by the number of products recommended to you by naturals?
Is product junkism a useful exploration or is it simply unnecessary?