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