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In the past four years since I left all chemical processing and fully embraced my natural hair. I’ve spent a lot of time and money trying various products and truly learning what works for my hair. Many of the products that I used on my relaxed hair no longer gave my natural hair favorable results. Many of the products that I once loved would leave my natural hair sticky, dull, and dry. Additionally, the more I learned about ingredients the more I cringed at the ingredients list in my old arsenal of products. Many of these products contained ingredients like mineral oil, petroleum, sulfates, and harsh alcohols that I personally was no longer interested in using as a part of my healthy hair regimen. 

Finding new products with healthier ingredients for my hair type was the easy part. Learning how to properly use them to achieve my desired results turned out to be a science project with many variables affecting my outcome.

When it comes to hair products, how you use them is just as important as the formula itself.

You can buy every leave-in conditioner, pomade, edge control, butter, pudding, and cream on the shelf, but it means nothing if you don’t properly use them or learn to use them in a way that is best for your hair.

Thirty precent of the videos on my BlakIzBeautyful YouTube channel are product reviews, so I completely understand the euphoria that comes with learning about a new product. Additionally, I wholeheartedly understand how disheartening it feels to try new products and they fail me. My hair not only looks nothing like the advertisement, but my hair did nothing that the product promised! Because this has happened innumerable times, I started playing around with the variables when it comes to my hair. This leads me to my one and only suggestion on how to maximize the efficacy of everything you use—try, try, and try again… Read more