Old School Member
I have found that a lot of natural products have just sat on top of my hair instead of penetrating. Many also are heavy.Don’t sleep on salon brands for providing moisture as well. That’s what lead me back to them in the first place. I found a lot of natural conditioners and leave-ins just wouldn’t penetrate my hair. My hair just drinks up more chemical based formulations, that don’t contain a ton of oils and butters. I think a lot of natural brands (not all) just throw different popular ingredients into the product without any consideration of the molecule size, and whatever else is necessary to actually get into the hair shaft.
One thing I do LOVE about natural products though is that so many are black and/or woman owned. I love that.