Laurabeth Scolari of Naturallycurly writes:

Some people are product junkies. I’m an ingredient junkie. Ultimately, I strive to predict whether a product is worth my time and money before I commit to trying it.

As I’ve experimented with new products, I’ve discovered three categories of ingredients that suggest a product is going to provide more bad hair days than good ones. Obviously, every curly’s hair is different, so what is a disaster for my curls may be the bees knees for another head of curls.

Here are my four tips for deciphering ingredients labels.