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Topic: Does anybody use youtuber made products?
Posted By: lalaLeslie
Subject: Does anybody use youtuber made products?
Date Posted: Nov 10 2012 at 11:48pm
I don't follow a lot of naturals on YT, or gurus in general, but when I look at their videos, I've noticed a lot of them have their own hair product lines. Does anyone actually use/buy their products?



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Posted By: Nigerian_princess
Date Posted: Nov 11 2012 at 12:06am
I've only heard of Kimmaytube's making hair products, namely her ph balanced leave in condish. I can't say I've bought it, but I have used it tons of times ever since she showed the recipe like 2 years agoLOL

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Posted By: lalaLeslie
Date Posted: Nov 11 2012 at 12:26am
Originally posted by Nigerian_princess Nigerian_princess wrote:

I've only heard of Kimmaytube's making hair products, namely her ph balanced leave in condish. I can't say I've bought it, but I have used it tons of times ever since she showed the recipe like 2 years agoLOL

Yeah a lot of them had showed recipes before actually making them. There are actually a lot though like the youtuber blackonyx has a line called Alikay Naturals (because her name alikay)


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:54am
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.  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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Posted By: IslandSuga
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 10:17am
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.


Posted By: chinadoll77
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 11:11am
No.....I find ways to damage my hair on my own..

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Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:36pm
i don't intend to try any. I dont know anyone who does IRL. I already know what works for my hair and every time i try to deviate and be adventurous and daring with trying new products that i don't need, my hair always pays the price. I don't think Kimmay even uses her own products. Why should she? 
Conditioner is all i need, and my hair loves it. 



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Posted By: lalaLeslie
Date Posted: Nov 17 2012 at 11:48pm
Yeah I didn't intend on buying youtubers products. I'm not really fond of buying things online much anyway. I was just wondering, who actually buys them. Maybe if they were in the store, I'd look at them, because I feel like that would give them a bit more credibility (and if they were affordable)


Posted By: modelbusiness82
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 2:31am
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! 

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Posted By: Veemack
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 4:05pm
One of the main difference b/n the youtubers and other hair companies, is that you have gotten to know them a little through youtube. Or you think you know them. With most hair companies you do not get to see the face behind the product while it is developing and in the early stages. I rather support a black sister than a large company. If they are selling a product I need. My mindset is more than just about hair, it is about support black businesses as a whole. It is always a good feeling to see a small company you purchased products from rise to popularity and you can sit back quietly and know you helped them get there, yes I love that feeling. Like Carol's Daughter going from her kitchen to small store front and now available in a variety of upscale retail stores. I do not live in NY, so I was unable to support them in their early stages, but it was still good to see. Shima has a good hair oil, blackonyx, Hair perfection by coilyhead chick is getting rave reviews. I may try her hair perfection. I purchased Taliah Wajidd products straight from her when she first came out with her line, and I can say they were always good products but they have really gotten even better. Black women are some of the largest consumers of products we should be conscious of where we put out money, nothing wrong with supporting a sister from youtube when she develops a product. Especially if you have been following the person and like their youtube presence. Support them at least once, if you do not like it then do not buy again. This is what we do when we buy from white companies. Stop giving your money away. Most products on the market make great claims about their products that is marketing. And they should believe in their product. If they do not believe in it, then I surely will not. Support black businesses.

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Posted By: lalaLeslie
Date Posted: Nov 18 2012 at 8:53pm
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. 


Posted By: modelbusiness82
Date Posted: Nov 19 2012 at 12:41am
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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Posted By: butterfly3582
Date Posted: Nov 19 2012 at 9:50am
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. 




Posted By: Heavy Rotation
Date Posted: Nov 23 2012 at 6:46am
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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Posted By: jasijou
Date Posted: Nov 24 2012 at 9:41am
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. 




Posted By: Heavy Rotation
Date Posted: Nov 25 2012 at 12:17am
^^^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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Posted By: Elegantmary
Date Posted: Nov 25 2012 at 9:17pm

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.



Posted By: lalaLeslie
Date Posted: Nov 26 2012 at 7:00pm
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. 


Posted By: lalaLeslie
Date Posted: Nov 26 2012 at 7:04pm
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. 


Posted By: ms.blue
Date Posted: Nov 26 2012 at 7:25pm
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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Posted By: modelbusiness82
Date Posted: Nov 26 2012 at 8:15pm
Yeah I think that's the biggest thing, I'm really big into DIY. I learned to do weaves and braids on myself, and I learned to make hair products for myself. So, since I know how to do it myself, I can't rationalize spending the excessive mark up for most "all natural/organic" products. 

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