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Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus *Product Review*

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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. 🙂

Please share your views. But please be nice. 🙂

[The views shared in this post are my own opinion] sincerely HKF

5 Comments

  1. Oh wow, what an experience! Did you use a moisturizer on your hair before applying your product? Some products need that step in order to work better. For instance, I used to just put coconut oil in my hair but it always left my hair dry so I changed that. I spray my hair with water first and allow it to almost dry, then I apply olive oil, a leave in conditioner, and finally the coconut oil. I believe the leave-in conditioner is the bigger help here. I use the African Pride Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner and it works very well on my type of hair. I wish you better luck next time! Your hair is sooo beautiful by the way 🙂

  2. Lol gotcha! I have had really bad experiences with certain products too that I’m never going back to. Thanks for the insight. Have a blessed evening.

  3. Hey there! Loved your article 🙂 I have 4a or coily hair. I actually like the Smoothie with castor oil on my ends for my twist outs, which I do on freshly washed hair. My definition comes out pretty nicely the next day and my ends aren’t dry. But I only wear twist outs maybe 2 days out of the week. The rest of the week my hair is in a flat twist updo or bun. But I’m not unsatisfied with the product. As for the Curl and Style Milk I do not use that. I just haven’t tried it. Thanks for your view!

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