Anonymous asked: How do I figure out which hair product will be best for my hair? I would just do trial and error but I don't have the money to shell out $20 on a product that I won't even use
Depending on where you go, a lot of places have great return policies. CVS (if you have any near you) and most other drug stores sell low to mid range products (even some high end ones depending on where you are) and will let you return opened cosmetic and hair products. Sephora and, I believe, Ulta, also allow this, but you can only return things to Sephora a certain number of times in a short period, so be careful. That way, you can try out a product, and if you don’t like it, exchange it for another to try.
When using a new product, make sure to try using it multiple ways before giving up on it. Try it with damp hair and dry hair (even if the product specifies using it only one way), see how it looks the day after without washing, or with blow drying. It can make a huge difference. Don’t be afraid to step away from your routine.
Also, make sure to read reviews of products you want to try. Makeupalley has a great base of reviewers (for makeup and hair products), and most include their hair type, so you can read the experiences of those with hair similar to yours to ascertain whether or not the product will work for you/work the way you want it to.
Hope this helps, happy hunting!Edit: if you get your hair professionally done, ask your stylist what products to use to achieve the style you want. Sometimes they even give samples for you to take home.