Hair and Allergies
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I’m allergic to a hair product. What is a product junkie to do?
Have you ever used a product that you’ve saved your pennies to buy and suddenly realize that your hair wants nothing to do with it? Yeah… that’s how I feel. It’s completely devastating.
I’ve been working on my PJism and have limited the amount of products I have purchased since October; however, I did fall victim to Carol’s Daughter and her wonderfully scented products.
If you came across my post about Cold weather, then you are aware that I am wearing twists as a protective style during these chilly months. My scalp is exposed more to the elements, so I wanted to get a grease to keep my scalp moisturized. Now I am not one that gets her panties in bunch about using unnatural hair products, but I did want to find a natural product to moisturize my scalp. The very thought of using blue magic (y’all know what it is) takes me back to a time in my childhood that I don’t want to speak about. I digress. I used oils to do the job, yet I still felt something was lacking. I needed to FEEL like I was greasing my scalp; I wanted to feel as though I were coating my scalp with natural yumminess!
I started with Target to see what products they had to cure my desire to grease and moisturize my scalp. I wasn’t very impressed, and the one product I was interested in had signs of tampering (probably from some snotty nosed kid who’s tired of their mamma always browsing the hair products when they go to the store.) I could have driven to the next Target but I didn’t. Next stop: Dillard’s. Carol’s Daughter has some goodies on their line, so I knew she, as in Lisa, had to have a product equivalent to a conventional “grease.” After browsing the labels, I finally found the one: the Mimosa Hair Honey! The scent was cool and the texture was just what I ordered. The only thing left to do is slap some of that goodness on my scalp.
I styled my hair in my twists and pinned them down like I normally do. After a day or so, my scalp began to itch, so I greased my scalp with the Mimosa Hair Honey. Everything is all good. The next day it’s itching again so I apply more of my Mimosa Hair Honey. The itching is gone.. kinda. And suddenly it happens. My head starts to itch like a mutha!!! I mean it’s itching more than it did before I applied to hair honey. Being the idiot that I am, I put MORE hair honey on my scalp to alleviate the itchiness. And guess what? IT’S STILL ITCHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO At this point the scratching is getting more aggressive, I’ve saturated my head with water, and it’s STILL itching. I finally wised up and washed my hair.
This is a prime example of why naturals (in my opinion) shouldn’t turn their nose’s up to products they once used when they were relaxed. Regardless of my experiences with my mom greasing my scalp with blue magic or how flat to my head my hair would be due to overuse of blue magic, I know one thing remains true: Blue magic kept my scalp on point and did not cause an allergic reaction. lol I will most definitely pass this product on to the next natural that comes my way. It’s just not worth the itchy scalp. Listen to your hair (and scalp) when she speaks to you… she know’s what she’s talking about.