Even when you know your hair quite well sales people that appear to know their stuff will feed on your fears.
I went to a rebranding event by ORS (formerly Organic Root Stimulator). At the event they had a woman with a gadget that looks at your scalp so that she can analyze your hair and draw conclusions about its state.
Trust me, I felt awful!
She tried to find out how I take care of my hair. "Are you a naturalista?" she asked?
I was like, "Umm, I have natural hair, so I guess so?" sheepishly.
"No, having natural hair doesn't make you a naturalista. A naturalista is someone who makes all their own products and tries to source all organic and natural stuff."
I don't agree with that definition but I didn't argue. I told her I like to use stuff that won't damage my hair in the long run but I don't look for terms like "organic" and "natural" because they mean nothing; sales people just throw those terms around to close sales.
Anyhow, long story short, in that moment I would have bought anything she was selling. I was so freaked out by what she had said but...she didn't have any stock.
When we left that event I started looking up trichologists in my area but by the next morning I had calmed down and realized it was nothing more than sales spiel.
I have never exfoliated my scalp in my life, ever, so I don't think it's essential. I massage my scalp regularly and wash my hair and scalp weekly - I don't get dandruff and my scalp is not dry.
In this video I exfoliate my scalp for the first time using my own methods plus I have some random chatter with Harry, my husband. It's early Sunday morning and we're just chilling. Enjoy.
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx