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Originally posted by modelbusiness82 modelbusiness82 wrote:

I don't even buy Miss Jessie's. I'm a fan of making my own concoctions, and so many of the YT "gurus" sound so ridiculous on their videos, I have a hard time believing that they've seriously done the research & QC testing to ensure that their "products" have high efficacy rates with minimal side effects. I'll be my own "kitchen chemist" thank you! 

I don't think Miss Jessie is a real Youtuber though. It's kind of like how brands have YTs rather than an actual person starting off on YT and creating their own products. (Or maybe she did start out as a regular YT but I just searched and I can't find one except the clearly company one curlsgalore) 

But If it's in stores that means it passed FDA and OSHA guidelines I believe. Anyway, always looking at the ingredients are good, because even store bought products can have things that you can have an allergic reaction to, if you yourself are allergic to it, but something w/ for example formaldehyde in it, can't be sold as a hair product in stores. 
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Originally posted by lalaLeslie lalaLeslie wrote:

Originally posted by modelbusiness82 modelbusiness82 wrote:

I don't even buy Miss Jessie's. I'm a fan of making my own concoctions, and so many of the YT "gurus" sound so ridiculous on their videos, I have a hard time believing that they've seriously done the research & QC testing to ensure that their "products" have high efficacy rates with minimal side effects. I'll be my own "kitchen chemist" thank you! 

I don't think Miss Jessie is a real Youtuber though. It's kind of like how brands have YTs rather than an actual person starting off on YT and creating their own products. (Or maybe she did start out as a regular YT but I just searched and I can't find one except the clearly company one curlsgalore) 

But If it's in stores that means it passed FDA and OSHA guidelines I believe. Anyway, always looking at the ingredients are good, because even store bought products can have things that you can have an allergic reaction to, if you yourself are allergic to it, but something w/ for example formaldehyde in it, can't be sold as a hair product in stores. 


What I meant was that, I'm not even willing to buy name brand products that often anymore. Literally when it comes to my actual hair (not extensions), I pretty much keep it very natural and make my own mixes. With the exception of my terressentials mud wash. I don't knock anyone's hustle, but Miss Jessie's has a lot of extra items in it other than simple essential oils & butters.

Having said that, even if I like a youtuber, and there aren't very many that I follow, I'm not just going to buy the product. I'm not a bandwagon PJ as it took a lot of trial and error with my natural hair to get it to where it is now - which is pretty darn healthy. So, I'm not too keen on spending a serious mark up to buy a "natural" product that I could make myself.
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Originally posted by IslandSuga IslandSuga wrote:

If I already have my staple products, no I will not purchase a youtuber's product line. Plus, i'm tired of buying products online, I prefer to buy the same type of their over priced product on the ground.


This I gave up online products a LONG time ago. I found i can get the same results with many products on the ground.  I also dont buy overpriced products on the ground either.  I have learned to keep it simple and reasonable. 


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i went into a pretty popular beauty supply store in nyc  on wednesday and was surprised to see alikay naturals there.  for some reason, it felt like i knew her, but then i was so hesitant to purchase her products.  and i have no real reason why....i mean, i bought other products with just looking at ingredients and making sure i liked the ingredients...but with alikay, i found all kinds of excuses not to purchase.  maybe because i don't see her as extremely well-versed in hair care/science of hair...but again, i have no proof that other small companies making hair products...are either! i only have the absence of proof!
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I recently did a review on Alikay Naturals. 
I LOVE the twisted butter....the shine I got is amazing. 
I don't know that I would try any of the other products tho....because they seem a little lite for my hair texture. I do have a sample of the gel I've been meaning to try tho. 


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^^^great twist out!

i guess a butter is pretty hard to get wrong...but it is great when it works really well.

i tried the darcy's botanicals coconut and cupuacu butter and it was a huge fail *my hair hates coconut as a leave in/moisturizer.*

i just figured out that i can use it as a body butter (DUH!!!)...it works WONDERFULLY.  It is ridiculously moisturizing.  i suppose it works marvelously like this on hair that doesn't mind coconut oil.
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sometimes. I just found some products about hair and want to have a try.

Some of them are satisfied, but some are bad. So be careful to treat the

youtuber's products.

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Originally posted by modelbusiness82 modelbusiness82 wrote:

Originally posted by lalaLeslie lalaLeslie wrote:

Originally posted by modelbusiness82 modelbusiness82 wrote:

I don't even buy Miss Jessie's. I'm a fan of making my own concoctions, and so many of the YT "gurus" sound so ridiculous on their videos, I have a hard time believing that they've seriously done the research & QC testing to ensure that their "products" have high efficacy rates with minimal side effects. I'll be my own "kitchen chemist" thank you! 

I don't think Miss Jessie is a real Youtuber though. It's kind of like how brands have YTs rather than an actual person starting off on YT and creating their own products. (Or maybe she did start out as a regular YT but I just searched and I can't find one except the clearly company one curlsgalore) 

But If it's in stores that means it passed FDA and OSHA guidelines I believe. Anyway, always looking at the ingredients are good, because even store bought products can have things that you can have an allergic reaction to, if you yourself are allergic to it, but something w/ for example formaldehyde in it, can't be sold as a hair product in stores. 


What I meant was that, I'm not even willing to buy name brand products that often anymore. Literally when it comes to my actual hair (not extensions), I pretty much keep it very natural and make my own mixes. With the exception of my terressentials mud wash. I don't knock anyone's hustle, but Miss Jessie's has a lot of extra items in it other than simple essential oils & butters.

Having said that, even if I like a youtuber, and there aren't very many that I follow, I'm not just going to buy the product. I'm not a bandwagon PJ as it took a lot of trial and error with my natural hair to get it to where it is now - which is pretty darn healthy. So, I'm not too keen on spending a serious mark up to buy a "natural" product that I could make myself.

Oh sorry. And you're right. It is not necessary to buy already made hair products, when you can make your own and they can work better and be healthier for your hair. 
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Originally posted by Heavy Rotation Heavy Rotation wrote:

i went into a pretty popular beauty supply store in nyc  on wednesday and was surprised to see alikay naturals there.  for some reason, it felt like i knew her, but then i was so hesitant to purchase her products.  and i have no real reason why....i mean, i bought other products with just looking at ingredients and making sure i liked the ingredients...but with alikay, i found all kinds of excuses not to purchase.  maybe because i don't see her as extremely well-versed in hair care/science of hair...but again, i have no proof that other small companies making hair products...are either! i only have the absence of proof!

Yeah, I see what you're saying. If you did not know the product was simply by a youtuber, you wouldn't be second guessing it. I've seen a lot of not so great, not so well made things at the bss though. Usually when they'll sell it at Sallys, I assume it must be a popular product, and it must work for many people. 
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Originally posted by NARSAddict NARSAddict wrote:

Honestly no.  I know so many people will disagree with me and if there was a downvote button, it would be on fire when it comes to what I say:  I never considered purchasing anything from a youtuber because I feel like they are selling a dream/hype.  Especially when they try to slyly or not slyly promote it as a latest growth aid.  "Oh so if I buy this oil, my hair will hit the floor in eight weeks?" or "Oh if II buy your gel/serum or whatever, it can loosen my 4abc hair into 2a hair waves that doesn't frizz in the rain?" *pshhhttt* gurl bye with that nonsense.<mytubeelement turnoffpagedbuffering="false" hideannotations="false" savebandwidth="false" enablefullscreen="true" onlynotification="false" fshd="false" quality="default" autoplayonsmartbuffer="true" autoplayonbufferpercentage="42" autoplayonbuffer="false" autobuffer="false" autoplay="false" hidepopup="false" loop="false" enable="true" loglevel="0" notification="true" desktopnotification="true" id="myTubeElement"><bundle any_moment="Any Moment" sec="Sec" min="Min" hr="Hr" stopped="Stopped" buffering_stalled="Buffering is stalled. Will stop." completed="Completed" will_start_playing_when_initialized="Will start playing when initialized" will_start_buffering_when_initialized="Will start buffering when initialized" waiting="Waiting" calculating="Calculating" adblock_interferance_message="Adblock or similar extension is known to interfere with SmartVideo. Please add   to adblock whitelist." error="Error" notification_status_delimitor=";" desktop_notification_denied="You have denied permission for desktop notification for site" click_to_enable_for__site="Click to enable for site" off="Off" on="On" not_suped="Not Suped" buffered_message="The video has been buffered as requested and is ready to play." hyphen="-" buffered="Buffered" video_buffered="Video Buffered" no_notification_suped_on_your_browser="No notification style suped on your browser version" global_preferences="Global Preferences" estimated_time="Estimated Time" only_notify="Only Notify" loop="Loop" continuation_on_next_line="-" desktop_notification="Desktop Notification" ="" start_playing_when_buffered="Start playing when buffered" smart_buffer="Smart Buffer" percentage="%" label_delimitor=":"></bundle></mytubeelement>  I support those who are offering variety of hair products since everyone's hair doesn't respond well or are allergic to the following ingredients: coconut oil, wheat germ oil, shea butter, mango butter, tree nuts, latex, avocado oil, tea tree oil, etc.


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