A Rant about my Leave-Ins (Or Lack Thereof)


Where the hell are my leave-ins going?!?! As mentioned in my first post, Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Split End Protector was my staple leave in. Later when they changed the packaging and name to Touchably Smooth Split End Protector, I stayed with the product. For two reasons: 1) the formula change had no effect on how the product reacted to my hair 2) I’m a creature of habit and I hate having to change because of something outside of my control. (SN: It took FOREVER for me to switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox. I was the object of much ridicule from my high school classmates…. Those jerks.)

Sometime last year, after returning from a semester abroad, I couldn’t find the SEP on the shelves of my local CVS or Walmart. But I didn’t trip. I had 3 bottles of the stuff lying around the house, so I was like, “Bump this. I guess the distributors are trippin.” Then, at the beginning of this year, all hell broke loose. My stash was gone. My life was like Armageddon. Basically, I was panicking. What in the world am I gonna do now?!

My only logical step was to research and Google like my life depended on it. After some hunting, I found that many people who used the same product also like Aussie Hair Insurance Split End Protector. I gave it a try and I liked it enough to keep it, but I was still salty because I loved my old product. (I told y’all I don’t like change.) Whatever, my hair likes it, so it can stay. Until…  I could no longer find that in the store either.


Hangs head, bangs on desk.


There must be some type of sick and twisted game that someone is playing on me and my emotions. I can’t deal. Who did I tick off? Am I in a Saw movie and Jigsaw is screwing with me? No sir, I did not sign up for this game; I’m exiting stage left. I’m done and y’all can miss me with that bull.

As you can tell, I was more than frustrated. It takes so long to get a regimen and find products that agree with your hair that when something deviates from the plan, it’s like someone is purposefully trying to get on my good nerve (and I only have one of those.)

Angry Puppy

This is what Google gives when you search for “Angry Puppy.” I thought this was an accurate description of how I felt.


Needless to say, I visited my local Sally’s and picked up the following products:

*Biotera Long and Healthy Triple Action Leave-in Treatment

*Biotera Ultra Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner

As I Am Leave-In Conditioner

Crème of Nature Argan Oil Perfect 7


*Sally’s was having a Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion, so I gave them a shot.


I’m still testing them out so I will leave the reviews for another post.

This is what happens when I start feeling some type of way. Let me know if you have faced some similar frustrations in your hair journey. Misery loves company :). Thanks for letting me vent!


Ms.Danielle <3


I've been on my hair journey for a little more than a year but I've been serious about it for only 7 months. I am currently completing my final year of college.

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  • Oh, I have had that problem since BEFORE my journey, especially living in Southern Africa. As a student there was this colour conditioner, brand name Kair. I used it as a leave in and my hair was ALWAYS buttery soft and the most awesome shade of…well, it was a mixture of mahogany and auburn, with NO damage from being relaxed and using a product to add colour. They discontinued it! UURRGGHH! Then there was Alberto VO5 Thermasilk, which my hair LOVED, especially if I whipped out the heating tools. That also went away! I used that ENTIRE line! so yeah, I feel your pain. I hope the new leave ins work.

    • MsDanielle

      Girl I’m glad I’m not the only one! This is the definition of being a pain in the butt, but it’s ok (at least now) since I’ve found some good alternatives…

  • I still remember the heartbreak when my beloved Cream of Nature conditioner (with the purple label, yes there was a difference) was discontinued. At first it started out as a rumor online, so I rushed to the store and bought all 5 bottles on the shelf. That lasted me a few months while I tried out other conditioners. That’s when I found Kenra conditioner. But honestly, nothing gets my hair as silky as it did.