True By Made Beautiful Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner

I've been using the same leave-in conditioner for a while now. It's the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Hair Repair Cream. I like this leave-in conditioner. I have been using it for a while now and even recommend it. But lately, it hasn't been keeping my hair moisturized.

I've thought maybe my shampoos have been leaving product residue on my hair so the leave-in conditioner can't penetrate my hair shaft. While I think that played a role, I was still having the issue after using a sulfate shampoo a couple of times to remove residue.

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.

True By Made Beautiful Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner Review | A Relaxed Gal

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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 the strands on the top and sides of my 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 wash 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 than normal after my wash.

I've also used 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 mango seeming to be the more dominant smell
  • The smell can last about a whole day (I've gotten several compliments that my hair smells so good)
  • It's a pretty orange color
  • It's not expensive

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
  • It has some protein in it

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.

Update: Since I first tried The True Nourishing Leave-in Conditioner my hair has come to love it! It's now become one of my staple products and is a regular in my weekly wash day product lineup.

Have you tried any of the True By Made Beautiful products?

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  1. Hey girlie, first off LOVE the new look of your blog! Secondly, great review. Oddly enough, for some reason even though I've been seeing this brand a lot online and in stores, it just hasn't appealed to me enough to want to try. This kinda confirms my feelings. I recently tried TGIN leave in and love it so far! I realized that *only* doing LOC may not be the best thing for my hair so I wanted to add a leave in back to my regimen.

    1. Thank you!

      I've been seeing more about this brand online as well. I really wanted to like it, but I've come to realize my hair likes thick creams. Anything thin really doesn't do it for me. What's your go-to leave-in?