How to try new hair products, stress free. It seems like there are new hair products introduced to us every single day. You can’t go into your favorite store without seeing a display of what’s new. When you visit the website of your favorite online store, you always see a tab of WHAT’S NEW or you get an ad that takes over your screen, telling you what new products are available.
Hair products are not exempt and today I’m going to teach you how to try new hair products, minus all the stress.
Because hair products that don’t work can be much more traumatic than buying a shirt you don’t like, you have to be a bit more strategic in how you go about things. How many times have you ended up with a product under your sink that was stale and crusty because you bought it and it didn’t work out for you? We’ve all experienced that, but you don’t have to.
3 EASY STEPS TO TAKE WHEN TRYING NEW HAIR PRODUCTS
New Hair Products – TIP 1
Ask about the refund policy. First things first, you want to know if you can get your coins back if you get home and uncover the gimmick behind the new $50.00 product you just copped.
When asking about the return policy be sure you are clear about:
- Getting a REFUND over a store credit or girt card, etc.
- Returning it opened (not in original unopened condition)
- How many days you have to return the product
New Hair Products – TIP 2
Get samples whenever possible. You can go down a very lonely and dark rabbit hole of trying, returning and retrying products. Especially if you are purchasing new hair products from a company or brand that you’re unfamiliar with.
To avoid the rigmarole of this back and forth, ask for a sample. Lots of stores will give you a sample of a new product. Somewhere like Sally’s or Target, is obviously, not going to do this, but they will let you return products that didn’t work out.
Salon style establishments, boutiques, and more service driven establishments will give you a sample. Be courteous and don’t be tacky, going back every 30 days collecting samples to boost your stash. That’s janky.
- If you get samples, keep these things in mind:
- Get enough for a complete application
- Make sure you store it so that it lasts until you use it up
New Hair Products – TIP 3
This one is very simplistic, but, look for reviews. Not just any review, but reviews from trusted sources. Along with being trustworthy, you want a reviewer with hair similar to yours.
This is part of why I started this site and why my YouTube Channel is focused on short relaxed hair care and styling. Trying new products is great, but if the only people who have tried it, have long natural hair, that does me and my community no good.
Recently, I tried a new wrapping foam by AVEDA. I love AVEDA and I own and regularly use many of their products. However, this new foam I tried did not work. How helpful do you think it is to other women with short relaxed hair who may come upon this product and want to give it a try?
So, look for reviews that:
- Done by someone with a similar hair type to your own
- Are from a trustworthy source
- Are not connected to the marketing campaign of the brand in a direct way
That’s my advice for trying new hair products. There is so much more on this topic, and I’ll probably cover more on it in later posts or in future videos on my YouTube channel. The video of me trying the AVEDA phomollient is below for you to watch.
I try new products all the time, I shop for new products and I study how to get the best results from short relaxed hair at home. I’ve been on this for a while now and I’m pretty good at it.
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