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Searching for A Leave-in Conditioner

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

I last went to my hairstylist on August 17, 2019 and she told me my hair doesn’t like leave-in conditioners with milk in them.

She said most leave-ins are made with milk. Now I’m on a quest to find a leave-in I can use. Without them my hair isn’t as soft as I like, although my curls are more defined without it. I made this decision because I can do wash and go’s myself and I would only need to see my hairstylist when I need to color my hair or a trim.

Between August 17, 2019 and January 5, 2020, I did a lot of experimenting with other leave-ins, and watching more YouTube videos to get product ideas. They all caused my hair to flake. When I didn’t use it my hair was fine. Therefore, if I can’t find one without milk, I will have to take it out of my regimen.

I think I am finally all natural. It took about 1-1/2 years to let all the relaxer grow out of the top of my hair. I was told it could take this long, but at the time I just couldn’t cut anymore from the top of my hair because it was so damaged and thin.

My advice to others looking to go natural is to “Big Chop”, unless you have a problem similar to mine, or you don’t mind being bald. It just takes too long for the relaxed hair to grow out, and you have two different textures. The relaxed hair just gets stringy and it won’t curl which makes styling too difficult. I now wish I had listened.

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