I've thought maybe my shampoos have been leaving product residue on my hair so the leave-in conditioner can't penetrate m hair shaft. While I think that played a role after using a sulfate shampoo a couple of times I was still having the issue.
So I hit the internet and researched other leave-in conditioners. I settled on two and headed down to Sally Beauty to purchase them. One of the conditioners I purchased was the True Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner. I've used the conditioner off and on for a few weeks now, so I wanted to share my first impressions.
The first time I used the True Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner it was on damp, freshly washed hair. I applied it to my damp hair which I put in a top bun and let dry overnight. In the morning some of my strands on the top and sides of the head felt dry, stiff and stuck together. I've never had that issue before so I think it was the leave-in conditioner. It was the only new product I introduced to my hair.
I used the conditioner throughout the week as a moisturizer and wasn't impressed. My hair would feel good for a little while after application, but by the end of the day would feel dry.
After this not so great experience, I decided to try using the True Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner as a detangler on my dry hair before I washing my hair. Using it as a detangler gave me much better results. The slip this conditioner provided was better than I've ever experienced. It allowed me to easily run my fingers through my hair and also my comb. I think my hair also felt more conditioned that normal after my wash.
I've also used the the True Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner to help me get out knots and tangles between washes. I just apply a small amount directly to the knot or tangle and start working it out with my fingers.
What I like
- It's sulfate and paraben free
- Ingredients include mango, shea butter, honey and coconut
- It has great slip
- The smell is sweet with the mango seeming to be the more dominant smell
- The smell can last about a whole day
- It's a pretty orange color
What I don't like
- The consistency is a bit runny and not really thick or creamy
- I need a lot to make my hair feel moisturized
- The first time I tried it, it made some of my hair feel dry, stiff and stuck together
While my likes are more than my dislikes, this leave-in conditioner just didn't perform well for me. I don't plan on throwing it away or giving it away, but will continue to use it as a detangler. Once I've used up the bottle I probably won't repurchase it.
Have you tried any of the True by Made Beautiful products?
Disclosure of Material Connection: The item(s) in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. Nor do I have any material connection to the brands, products, or services that are mentioned.