What happens when my mom, sister and I walk into Sally’s? A handful of SheaMoisture goodies end up in our household. My sister, McKenna, and I are both naturals with different hair types, but similar struggles – dryness and tangles. So we turned to the SheaMoisture Intensive Hydration line along with the Jamaican Black Castor oil masque and coconut oil! Keep reading for my first thoughts on the products:
- Intensive Hydration Shampoo, Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil ($10.99): The entire Intensive Hydration collection has a light smell that is not perfume-y at all. Instead, it smells natural and almost comforting. The shampoo lathered in my hair after only one application and helped to detangle my tresses. Typically, shampoo feels like it’s stripping my hair, but this shampoo made my hair feel soft and maintain some shine! A good shampoo is a shampoo in which I can feel the ingredients working into my hair and scalp in which these ingredients did just that. The fact that it doesn’t contain sulfate makes it even better. Suggested product.
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Treatment Masque ($11.99): My sister and I both applied this product then proceeded to undergo a steam treatment to lock in moisture. I could feel the peppermint oil stimulating my scalp and creating a rejuvenating feeling. After washing out the masque, I could easily detangle my hair without creating tons of single-strand knots. More so, my hair gained more shine and softness making it easier to begin my twist & lock method. Highly-suggested product.
- Intensive Hydration Twist-Defining Custard, Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil ($11.99): I was in desperate need to switch out my twist out routine from gel to something more creamy. The gel made my hair feel hard and created massive tangles. My 4C hair could not handle it! The twist-defining custard has a texture that creates hold, softness and doesn’t weigh my hair down. I applied the twist & lock custard to damp hair and woke up to defined, stretched and frizz-free twists. With the help of pineappling, the twist-out lasted me about 3 days! This custard has already been integrated into my routine after 2 weeks. Highly-suggested product.
- 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil ($2.99): A good, light-weight oil is necessary for any natural. I love coconut oil because it doesn’t have a strong scent and can be used on the hair and body for great moisture. I apply coconut oil after washing my hair, during my twist out and in the morning – essentially all the time. The coconut oil has been keeping my hair super shiny and dull-free. Suggested product.
- Raw Shea Reconstructive Finishing Elixir ($10.99): If i’m honest, I don’t have much to say about this product. The smell was non-existent and the spray lightweight, but did it actually reconstruct any part of my hair? I can’t tell! I’ll have to keep working this product into my routine to see any major affects on my follicles. Not suggested product, yet.
What are some of your latest hair product suggestions, or non-suggestions?