As I have mentioned before, my hair was severally damaged couple of months ago. I did a couple of things In order to help my hair recover. One thing I did was changing my lifestyle. Hence, I am completely obsessed with healthy eating and sports at the moment. The other thing is changing the type of hair products I apply to my hair. I consider all these changes a second transitioning process. Well, I am still in the process since there is some relaxer in my ends. I have still a long way to go, nevertheless I am noticing improvements.
I used to use products which consist silicones and sulfates. However, in the USA, I bought lots of bottles of Shea Moisture conditioner which I use as a leave in conditioner. Besides, I also use the curl enhancing smoothie and co-wash conditioning cleanser of the brand.
The products of Shea Moisture consist of natural ingredients. Thus, there is no need to worry about sulfates and silicones. Not only are the products of Shea Moisture good for your hair, it also smells really nice and strong. When going to friends, family and work, people always comment that my hair smells nice. The scent of a product is very important for me and SheaMoisture really meets this need.
SheaMoisture curl enhancing smoothie
I use the curl enhancing smoothie only when I twist my hair or when I want to smooth my edges. The product is pretty thick and this is I think ideal when twisting your hair, because it gives your hair a hold. This can is 12 oz (340g), there is actually only one size of the curl enhancing smoothie. As you can see on the back of back, the product contains coconut oil, silk protein and neem oil.
“Coconut oil hydrates and protects hair while reducing breakage.
Silk protein smoothes hair for a soft, silky feel.
Neem oil controls frizz while adding brilliant shine”
Did I notice? I noticed everything, except for one. It lessen frizz, but not to the level I thought it would. But well, I love having big hair, so frizz is partly beneficial to me.
To summarize, I am very satisfied with the curl enhancing smoothie. It smells great and it is ideal for twisting my hair.
Co-wash conditioning cleanser
I love this co-wash conditioning cleanser. Like the curl enhancing smoothie, it consists of coconut oil, silk protein and neem oil too. The smell is not to strong, I mainly smell hibiscus. After co-washing my hair with this cleanser I immediately feel that my scalp is clean. It does not strip my hair, even though I co-wash my hair twee times a week. Since using this conditioner my hair is less dry and more bouncy.
The bottle is 8 oz (237ml) and I wish it was larger. In the Netherlands, Shea Moisture products are very expensive and when you have thick hair, this is not convenient.
The cleanser is creamy and makes your hair easy to detangle. With the thickness of my hair it is pretty difficult to find a conditioner which facilitates combing my hair. Nevertheless, I detangle my hair after applying the Curl and Shine conditioner.
Curl & Shine conditioner
As you can see I have been using the conditioner a lot, haha! It also contains coconut oil, silk protein and neem oil. The smell is stronger than the cleanser, so if you do not like the smell of coconut you have to try another hair product. The conditioner really smooths my hair and makes it easy to detangle. After detangling my hair, I apply castor oil to my hair for more shine and moisture. This bottle is 13oz (384ml)
The product is creamy and moisturizes my hair successfully. It does not weigh down my hair if I apply a lot of it. I think it depends on your texture, whether or not it weighs your hair down.
XoXo Whitney Rochette