The above before & after photo reflects my hair in January 2016 & December 2016. My hair was "aight" in the beginning of the year but it definitely was not where it is now. What changed? My approach changed along with the hair products that I was using. I've tried a number of hair products this year. Some were good & some were not so good. It's all trial & error. Exactly three weeks ago today, I began using @righteousrootsoils. Since then, I have been doing weekly hot oil treatments, something that I neglected to do for ages. The reason for not doing hot oil treatments was the result of a bad visit to the hair salon back when I was a teenager. The hairstylist had a difficult time blow drying my hair because it was too oily. Rather than tell me that I should not use too much oil, she urged me to stop using ANY type of oil immediately. So I did. Her aggravation while blow drying my oily hair & my embarrassment at the salon was enough for me to never want to do a hot oil treatment again. Little did I know that it was a huge mistake. Somehow my hair has survived over the years without any hot oil treatments (Thank God!). but it did so with much struggle. It was only recently that I learned that not only do you have to be careful with the types of oils that you use in your hair, but you also have to use the right brands and know how to use them. @righteousroots has saved me the trouble of going in search of all the essential oils that I need. They have them all in one bottle. The funny thing is that I kept away from hot oil treatments for years because I didn't want my hair to look like the photo on the left. Meanwhile, I wasn't even doing hot oil treatments back then! My hair was actually dull because of the LACK of treatments, along with using products that were not-so-great for my hair. In the photo on the right, I had already done two deep conditioning treatments with @righteous roots, @inahsinaturals mango hemp restorative deep conditioner & my Hot Head. I've never been one to have a super strict deep conditioning routine but now I make sure that I do it once a week because this hair isn't going to maintain itself. It will forever need help but I'm glad that I now have the proper tools.