Alikay Naturals: Know the Difference! This VS That!

 

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Yeah, I get it! Joining the natural hair game can be so exciting but at the same time it can also be quite overwhelming. When I first went natural I had no clue where to start and I really figured out my hair routine through trial and error. I’m sure you can probably relate! Not only are there tons of natural hair product lines but these lines also have loads of products within their lines to choose from. So it’s pretty easy to get confused when choosing products and it’s easy to fall into the natural hair trap of product junkie’ism’ (yeah I just made that up).

I’ve been fully natural for 3 years, so I know what works and does not work for my hair and although I’ll occasionally use products from several different lines, I typically like to stick to one hair line at a time. This is because companies formulate their products to work in synergy with each other. Plus if you’re a newbie to the natural hair world I think it’s better to stick to one product line so you can truly see how your hair responds to each of their products. At the end of the day you want lush, healthy, natural tresses and I do this by choosing a product line that I like and sticking with it. Currently that product line is Alikay Naturals!

I've recently been getting a few questions from you asking which products from the Alikay Naturals hair care line is the best product for your hair. Each head of hair is different, so there is really no correct answer. I'll never be able to pin point and tell you which products are the best for your hair type unless we could sit and talk about your hair type and your hair concerns but I've decided to help as best as I can to help give you a better understanding which products may work best for you based on your hair type.

I’ve recently been getting a few questions from you asking which products from the Alikay Naturals hair care line is the best product for your hair. Sadly there really is no correct answer because each head of hair is different. I’ll never be able to pin point and tell you which products are the best for your hair type unless we could sit and talk about your hair and your hair concerns. Nonetheless, I’ve decided to help as best as I can to help give you a better understanding of which products may work best for you based on your hair type.

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First things first…if you are not sure which Alikay Naturals product is right for you, look for the dot on each hair care product. On every Alikay Naturals product there are some dots you should always look out for on the packaging labeled ‘Kinky, Curly, Wavy or Straight’. By following these dots and matching them to your hair type, it will help take the guess work out of matching you to your desired natural and organic hair care remedy.

 

Know the Difference! This VS That.

Familiarize yourself with Alikay Naturals

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Shampoo

Caribbean Coconut Milk Shampoo VS Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo

If your scalp does not get dirty too easily and just needs a mild cleanse then the Coconut Milk Shampoo is for you. Whereas, if your scalp tends to get extremely dirty then the Black Soap Shampoo is the way to go because it gives you more of a thorough deep down clean using natural ingredients. It’s made from natural Raw Black Soap, so its able to get down deep into the scalp to remove gunk and buildup.

In short, the Caribbean Coconut Milk Shampoo lightly washes your hair while the African Black Soap Shampoo deeply cleanses your hair. I must also mention that traditional cleansers tend to strip your hair of its natural moisture, leaving it dry and itchy. Both these shampoos are sulfate free and made with natural and organic ingredients so they lather very well but will not strip your hair of its natural oils. #WINNING

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Deep Conditioning Treatments

Avocado Cream Moisture Repairing Mask VS Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner

The Avocado Repairing Hair Mask is the perfect natural remedy for those of you struggling with dandruff, excess shedding and color treated hair! While the Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner is a humectant based deep treatment for getting maximum moisture into hair, making it perfect for moisture retention and replenishment. So it’s a yummy treatment for dry, weak or thirty hair.

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Moisturizers

Shea Yogurt VS Moisture Rich Hair Parfait

Both the Shea Yogurt and Hair Parfait are moisturizers that act as sealants. However the Shea Yogurt is formulated for thicker, kinky textured hair while the Hair Parfait is specially formulated to keep curly and fine kinky hair healthy and moisturized.

I think we all know just how important moisture is for natural hair. Moisture is a MAJOR factor in achieving healthy beautiful hair. Dryness on the other hand leads to breakage, tangles, lack of length retention and makes styling frustrating. So using a moisturizer is super important to me. I alternate between both moisturizers because my hair type does fall between 3c and 4a (its Curly, Coily & THICK), but for even more amazing moisturizing results I always pair either of these moisturizers with the Lemongrass Leave in Conditioner first.

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Stylers

Creme Brulee Curling Delight VS Dulce Hydrating Curl Lotion

I think this is the product all wash and go gals will definitely want to know most about. Both products help to define curls however the Dulce Hydrating Curl Lotion is better suited for wavy-curly, thinner textured hair while the Creme Brulee is best for thick curly-kinky hair type.

The Creme Brulee Curling Delight are for girls who want popping, polished and super defined, clumped curls. The curl lotion on the other hand is very lightweight making it perfect for my gals who like soft, loose, bouncy curls

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Oils

Essential 17 Growth Oil VS Shine Crave Oil

The Essential 17 Growth Oil is formulated for use on the scalp while the Shine Crave Oil is to be applied directly to the strands of your hair. So one is for the scalp and the other is for your hair strands. It’s as simple as that.

The Essential 17 Growth Oil is used to promote hair growth and a healthy scalp by applying the product directly to your scalp regularly. The Shine Crave Oil helps to add shine and luster to your hair while helping to eliminate frizz.

Bonus Products also worth Mentioning!

Lemongrass Leave In Conditioner (hair staple of mine)

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Wake Me Up Curl Refresher (Perfect for Wash & Go Gals)

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Aloe Berry Styling Gel (Lay them Edges!)

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I hope this blog post helped to get you a bit more familiar with some of Alikay Naturals top selling products. Hopefully I’ve also cleared up any confusion you may have had between a few of their products too. Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Natasha ♥

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Alikay Naturals Alikay Moist Black Soap Shampoo – 8 oz •
Alikay Naturals Alikay Caribbean Coconut Milk Conditioner – 8 oz •
Alikay naturals Avocado Cream Moisturizing Repair Mask – 8oz •
Alikay Naturals Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner – 8 oz • 
Alikay Naturals Shea Yogurt Hair Moisturizer – 8.0 oz •
Alikay Naturals Moisture Rich Hair Parfait – 8 oz • Parfait •
Alikay Naturals Hair Curling Custard – 8.0 oz •
Alikay Naturals Alikay Aloe Berry Style Gel – 8 oz • Alöe • 
Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner – 8 oz •
Alikay Naturals Alikay Lemon Grass Leave-In Conditioner – 16 oz • 
Alikay Naturals Essential 17 Hair Growth Oil – 8 oz •
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8 Comments

  1. JJ
    August 8, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    This was really helpful. I’ve been pretty confused myself about some of these products so I’m so happy you did this.

    • August 8, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Hi JJ, I’m so happy I could help.

  2. Kris
    August 8, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Oh wow. Thanks for sharing this. I never did quite understand the difference between the shea yogurt and hair parfait moisturizers. I also realized I should be using the Shea Yogurt because my hair is KINKYYYYYY!!!! LOL

    • August 8, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Happy I could help. Yes the Shea Yogurt is awesome for thicker tresses.

  3. Joan
    August 8, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    Oh wow. Well this was a pretty interesting read. Thanks for always being so freaking informative. Saving this to my blogluvn page to use as reference. I really wanna take a trip to target and buy some of these products. They all look heavenly

    • August 8, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      You are most welcome Joan. Oh jeez, take me with you on that trip to Target! Pretty please. 🙂

  4. Annah Elizabeth Lael Ford
    December 20, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Thank you I needed some clarification. This is a great place to start before I go on my trip to Target with you in mind. My hair is sense but low pro, so it’s a balancing act. I’ll take your perfectly graphic comparison chart (for the highly visual person that I am) and put it to use. I’ll let you know how it goes..

    • December 22, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      So happy this helped Annah! Oh and please do let me know how everything goes. Happy Holidays.