Support Local.... Buy MADE IN NIGERIA!!! Together let's help rebuild our economy. #specialmeorganics ------------------------------------------------------ @Regrann from @naturalnigerian - Billion dollar industry. Billion. Not million. If we kept it 10-% local, our economy would be better for it. Don't spend your money to be used in developing another man's country. Keep it as local as you can unless there are no alternatives. Good article. Catch the Natural Nigerian contribution to it. Link in bio! #naturalnigerian #cnn #africa #hair #naturalhair #haircare #relaxedhair #Regrann
At the just concluded Naija Hair Can Grow salon day out over the weekend, Natural Nigerian gave an insightful talk about Buying Nigerian Products to grow the naira. About how the African Hair industry is worth $1B and Nigerians are responsible for about 46% of that figure. Mind-boggling is if you ask me.
Anyway, she went on to give reasons why we should patronize Nigerian brands in order to empower ourselves as Nigerians and basically just fix our economy which is in shambles at the moment.
During the talk, I had a conversation with Sandra of Naija Girl Next Door and Kanyinsola Vera Cruz the Tricologist about the quality of products these brands are pushing out. They basically just agreed with me that there should be a standard of sorts. A mean, anyone can make products these days but who is putting these guys in check? Who is making sure they aren't just taking advantage of the current gap in the industry to make money?
This is where the issue of reviews come in. Every time I attend an hair- related event - and I attend most of them except the private exclusive ones - there are almost always new vendors springing out of nowhere. Now, this is a good thing. My question is how do you decide to patronize these brands? Is it as a result of their ingredient list, fancy packages and labels or what?
Personally, I buy based on reviews. Even if it is one person, I need someone to guarantee that my hair wouldn't fall off after application. Usually, when I don't get feedback, I go online to make comparisons until I'm satisfied. Another thing that might grab my attention is probably that unique ingredient in the product that isn't in EVERY hair butter or conditioner. That inconspicuous ingredient might just be the USP. Did I mention that I also try to review every product I buy especially when I buy them mindlessly? Because, trust me, sometimes you might not find reviews especially when you desperately want to try the product.
So, I'm throwing the question back at you!
What parameters do you use to buy a natural hair product? Are you like me? Do you need reviews to buy a product?
Love, curls and coils