Natural Hair Product Review: true by made beautiful

My stash was running low and I waited all of last week to get some new products. I wanted to try an entire line but I couldn’t decide which one. I wanted something I hadn’t tried before, maybe something that worked well for some of my Curl Friends on Instagram or in Facebook groups. I went to two Targets, a Walmart, a Meijer and two Sally Beauty Supply store before I finally set my eyes on “true by made beautiful”.

I liked the label. The sea green reminds me of my birthstone (aquamarine). The orange font contrasted the label nicely. I opened the Hydrating Hair Butter  in the store and found the scent delightful. I decided to try this brand. I bought the Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner and the Nourishing Leave-in Conditioner. I tried them out this weekend.

The Co-Wash: The co-wash smelled as good as the butter so I was happy. The consistency was thick and creamy. I appreciated that.It also had some slip to it that made my hair easy to de-tangle with my fingers. I think it removed the buildup pretty well too. It also rinsed out easily enough. In my opinion this is an average co-wash. I probably won’t buy it again because there are other co-washes that will work just as well for a lower price. I also wasn’t impressed with the companion products.

The Leave-In: The leave-in also had that pleasant scent. It was the same consistency as the co-wash, thick and creamy. It went on kinda of gloppy and didn’t soak in easily enough. I had to put a plastic cap on my head for about 10 minutes and then it was fine. It didn’t make my hair feel good and hydrated the way I like.

I decided to try it as a refresher the next day. I put it directly on my dry hair. It moisturized it and I liked the way it looked… until it dried. Then it once again was hard and lacked luster. I’m persistent though. On the third day (today) I tried it again to refresh my curls. I admit, it is a lot softer than yesterday. My curls aren’t very defined though and I need more moisture in my life. This product didn’t work for me.

The Hair Butter: The instructions on this product says that it works best if you layer it with the leave-in conditioner so that’s what I did the first day. I didn’t use it the second and third day because I feel like it’s what dried my hair out. When I applied it after the leave-in soaked in, my hair was white again. I simply hate products that make my hair white and sit on my hair. It eventually soaked in but who has time for that? After it dried the first night, I tried to shingle my hair with it (that’s why I think it dried my hair out). I took more time and put the butter on smaller sections than I did earlier. I used more but t just didn’t take. My hair was hard and stiff when it dried. I won’t use it again.

I hate that my escapades were in vein Friday. I definitely made the wrong choice when I selected this brand. I’d like to hear from others who tried this line. What has your experience been? What routine did you use? Maybe I did something wrong. I don’t know but I’d love to hear from you. Let’s learn from each other.

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Posted by DaLoveLee1

I recently realized I have a passion for natural hair during on my journey toward self-acceptance and love. So much of who I am has always revolves around my hair. It reflects how I feel about myself internally. When I am depressed or stressed, I don't do my hair. If I do look like a million bucks, I feel like a million bucks, even if I'm flat broke. I started documenting my transition on Facebook and it spread to Instagram. I have been amazed at how I have come to love my kinks and curls. I didn't even know how to care for it when a started transitioning. It has been so liberating. I assumed the name LoveLEE around the same time as my transition because I needed to remind myself that I'm worthy of love. The image of women like me is skewed by the media and negative stereotypes. I refuse to confine since of love and beauty to society's standards. I'm starting this blog so other women will know that they don't have to be boxed in either. You are beautiful and flawless just the way you are.

Thanks for joining me.
~Leonica

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