My summer hair product journey came to an end with True by made beautiful.
I came across True while I was searching for more natural hair products to try on Sally's Beauty's website. While I loved Eco Styler Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil, I knew I needed a cream for the colder months. I live in the northern states, so winters here are cold and freezing, so I usually stick to wearing hats or scarves to protect my hair from the harsh elements. Because of this, moisturizing my curls is more important to me than having "popping" curls (which I stopped caring about anyway.)
At the time the only leave-in conditioner that I liked was Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream, but they're only sold in 10.2 fl oz, and that's not enough for me, so I decided to look for a leave-in that comes in a decent amount.
This wasn't an easy task because a lot of leave-ins come in spray bottles which I hate. I know I probably sound very picky, but I don't like any leave-ins that have to be applied through a spray bottle. I want a creamy consistency that I can squeeze into my hands from a bottle or scoop out of a jar.
True by made beautiful caught my eye because it claims to have no parabens or sulfates which I heard from many naturals is a good thing. I didn't care if a product had parabens and sulfates, but if the product works for my hair, then that's a bonus.
So, i bought it.
I bought True Nourishing Leave-in Conditioner and True Hydrating Hair Butter.
All true products have shea, coconut, honey, and mango. They all mostly come in 13 oz containers which I liked. You get a lot of product for your money. The leave-in conditioner claims to moisturize and detangle while the hydrating butter claims to hydrate and define.
There is also a conditioning styling creme, curl defining Gelly (they spell it with a G for some reason), and a moisturizing styling foam. I did not buy these products, but as you can see, other styling options are available depending on your hair type.
The leave-in conditioner is for all hair types, and the hydrating butter is for 3c, 4b, and 4c. I have type 4 hair. Both products smell good; the scent isn't too strong.
I used the products together, and I also used them by themselves. My conclusion is that I would instead use the leave-in conditioner. The leave-in conditioner was okay to me.
My hair felt moisturized after applying it. The hydrating butter is where the party stops. The texture wasn't even what I expected it to be. I thought the texture would be a thick consistency like butter, but it was more like a cream. It left my hair feeling greasy. The first time I tried it, I used a lot of product, and that was a big no-no. The hydrating butter leaves behind a real greasy feeling to the hair in my opinion.
Some people might not see this as a problem. I can't stand it so I won't be repurchasing. I would repurchase the leave-in conditioner and use it alone, but I will say that the hydrating butter did define my hair.
Remember that what works for me might not work for you and vise versa.
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