We all know that there is a lot of misleading information out there when it comes to hair care. Sometimes it can be difficult to discern what is good, reliable information and what is bad and misleading information. From time to time, I’ll just surf around the web looking for what male oriented content is out there to get a good feel of what guys may stumble upon when looking for answers. The other day, I stumbled upon an eHow article that was simply no bueno.
The article “S Curl Hair Tips for Black Men” provides step by step instructions on how to use the texturizing kit. Truth be told, I don’t have a real issue with texturizers in general. I had one once myself a few years ago when I was trying out a new look. I let it grow out and cut it off immediately after because it just didn’t work for me. Plus, I didn’t really see myself following up with regular treatments…I don’t have the patience for that!
My main issue with the eHow article is that it isn’t clear on what exactly an S Curl is. It vaguely refers to the process as a “cream”….say what now? It makes no mention of how a texturizer is a permanent process that requires follow-up care just like a relaxer. To be honest, seeing this made me a little upset because at least in my opinion, this is such a misleading article that makes no mention of the possible damage to one’s scalp and hair. It also describes the product as having been ”designed with male scalps…in mind” I have no idea what that means. If you do, please let me know lol.
Granted, this article has nothing to do with the brand (to my knowledge) Luster which makes the “S-Curl” so they shouldn’t be held responsible for the misinformation. But the point I’m raising is, there is a lot of misinformation out there across the board even on some sites that people rely on for good information. Which makes me question, where does one get good, reliable information? Who do you trust as a reader/consumer? For me, I have to say that consistency is key. For better or for worse, the more I see the same thing repeated in various mediums (web sites, You Tube, word of mouth) then I’m more likely to believe it. All in all, the most important thing is that you research, research, research. My advice would be to not take that first result in the search listing as truth. Check on the third and fourth pages too, and see what you can find. You’ll be amazed about the wealth of good (and misleading) information out there.