PRODUCT REVIEW: Shea Moisture Shampoo + Masque + Smoothie
Ever since a friend of mine raved about her Shea Moisture products, I have been so anxious to try them. So I decided to stop fighting the PJism and take a trip to Target. Here’s my review….
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Control Shampoo
– When a shampoo is geared towards “curly”, I expect that product to be moisturizing. With this shampoo, my hair did not feel stripped, but it did not feel moisturized. As a matter of fact, it felt coated. Really weird, I know, especially since I was in the cleansing phase of my routine.
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Hold Smoothie
– Before applying this product, I detangled with Kinky Curly’s Knot Today. That was the only product in my hair at the time. While applying the Curl & Hold Smoothie, my hair felt extremely coated. I don’t think I was heavy handed with the product at all, but because I was feeling the stickiness while applying, I decided to use slightly less product. I set my hair in a flat twist & curl and let it dry overnight (will be posting a YouTube
video soon on outcome of style). When time came to untwist, I was praying to the hair gods that my hair would turn out ok. The hair gods failed me. My hair was completely dry, but it felt weighted down and sticky still. On some parts there were visual flaky/powdery spots. Visual residue. Yuck!
|2nd Day Braid-Out
Overall, these products are not something I would invest my funds in again. I ended up returning all three products to Target and putting my hair in a bun. I’m glad the work week was short and I didn’t have to wear my hair like that for an entire week. I had time to wash my hair a few days later and it literally took me 3 washes to dissolve all of the product. I have never experienced that before (even when I have occasional weeks of build-up as a result of laziness). Some might say that my hair probably does not like shea butter, but I use Cantu Leave-in without any problems. As a matter of fact, I used that for my braid-out right after washing out the Shea Moisture products. Wish I took pics because it was soft and shiny (pictured to the left). I think I may look into checking out more of the Cantu products.