Ashley writes:

I’ve been natural for about 3 years now, but I am just now putting away the flat iron (heat damage!) and embracing my curls. At first I didn’t know what to do about my hair because I used a string of products that just did not work for me: Tigi Moisture Maniac, Garnier Triple Nutrition, Yes to Carrots, and CJ Curl Assurance. These products tangled my hair & left it so stiff and miserable. For a while I really was at a loss for what to do. Eventually I realized that not ALL products left my hair raggedy & I wondered if there was a common ingredient in those other products that left my hair a mess. I compared the no-no products & saw that they all have Behentrimonium Chloride/Methosulfate in the ingredients list. Once I knew what the issue was I consciously used products without this ingredient. So although I won’t be using the new Hello Hydration (boo hiss boo) and a whole bunch of other products, I now know what works for my hair.

What obstacles did you have to finding out what works for your hair?

What things must you avoid like the plague, and what are you knowingly doing for the health of your hair?