A Valuable Lesson

I learned a valuable lesson this weekend.

Lesson: “Tester” bottles are there for a purpose. To test the product.

This weekend, I hastily went to Carol’s Daughter to buy some hair products. I had already looked online to see what I wanted, so I was going in there to purchase and leave. My sister suggested the Hair Milk and I already had it in my mind that I was going to buy the Hair Balm. I decided on the Hair Balm because of the ingredients in it. Everything sounded like things my hair generally loves.

So I go in the store, pick up my two products and I go to the counter to pay. The girl at the counter asked me why I’m getting the smaller bottle of Hair Milk that’s $9 instead of the bigger bottle that has way more product for $20. I told her that I’ve never used it before and I don’t even know if I would like it, so I think the smaller bottle would be best. I must admit, she almost got me though!

She started to show me some other products in an attempt to get me to spend more money. While she was showing me other products, something told me to check out the “Tester” bottle of the Hair Milk. To my surprise, I hated the smell! It has lemongrass in it and that’s what it smelled like. No matter how great a product may work, if it stinks, I’m not going to be able to deal with it. I like yummy smelling hair. I immediately put back the $9 bottle of Hair Milk. Now, instead of getting me to spend more money, I ended up spending less. I did get the Hair Balm though. I realized that I generally don’t like the smell of Carol’s Daughter products.

When this situation happened, it dawned on me that I’m so quick to buy products just because of what someone might have said that I don’t even bother to find out more information about the product and how it can benefit me.

Lesson learned. Almost the hard way.

In other news, my TnC finally came out nice again. This is my 4th attempt and only the first time and this time it came out nice. I realized that my hair has to COMPLETELY dry in order for it to look good. I’ve also realized that NYC in June is too hot and humid for me to wear my TnC down anyway. I need more style options now. Help!


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