Hey beauties! Hope you all had a happy and relaxing holiday. As you all know, from time to time I may explore out of my DIY bubble. I picked up some products by the popular Shea Moisture line. I’ve heard a ton of great reviews about Shea Moisture. And recently had a co worker tell how much she adores their Coconut and Hibiscus line. I’m coco for coconuts and high on hibiscus! So I said to myself “why not try it. The products have very reasonable prices, and lucky me I was buying them on a promo day at Target. I purchased the Curl & Style Milk and Curl Enhance Smothie by the Coconut Hibiscus line. I apply the Curl & Style Milk on freshly clean hair, and twisted my hair. Once my hair was fully in twist it was shiny and smooth. The following day I took my twist down with some coconut oil. My curl definition was ok, not great. In fact my hair puff out within 3 hours. Not only that, after a full 8 hour day my hair FELT…NO WAS DRY. The product completely dried out my hair, and the ends of my hair was where tangled and knotted. I was in shock. I was cursing like a sailor shocked! Shocked and nervous I quickly cleansed my hair and did a protein treatment. After that, I got my hair looking and feeling back to normal. However, my hatred for this product is far from forgiveness.
I’ve never had a product that made hair feel like sandpaper. Especially a product with SUCH positive reviews. I don’t think this product is for my hair type, (4B/4C). Overall guys, I just cannot recommend this product. I would not wish the agony on anyone. The fact that I had to re-cleans, henna, hot oil treatment, etc all over again due to a styling lotion is beyond me. I wasted no time trashing this product.
Looking back, I have used Shea Moisture products during my early days of starting out natural. And even then my result where “meh”. My hair texture has gotten thicker over time. It’s the only conclusion I can draw.
Plus, this is a lesson learned for me. In fact I think I’m officially done stepping out my DIY bubble. I found some wonderful jucies/butters/oils that are doing wonders for my hair. Therefore, why ruin a good thing. Right? So I will just continue to come up with great DIY’s for myself and others. 🙂
See you beauties next post. 🙂
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[The views shared in this post are my own opinion] sincerely HKF