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Shea Moisture Has Stolen My No-Lye Heart

By:  Brandi Cohen On:  November 25, 2010 3 Comments

I have discovered a brand of products that my hair is truly in love with. It’s called Shea Moisture. Amongst the natural hair products that Target now carries, Shea Moisture has got to be my “golden find”. Not only did the prices catch my attention ($9.99 for ALL products), but the products are all natural and contain certified organic ingredients. I’m not big on hair jargon, but if my hair likes it…I love it!

I tried four products. The first was Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque:

According to the website,”This rich treatment deeply moisturizes and repairs hair, while providing a protective barrier for the hair from heat and styling aids”. I used this product as a deep treatment after I conditioned my hair. I sat under the dryer for 15 minutes and then rinsed. My hair was really, really soft afterwards.

Coconut & Hisbiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist

I’m a little on the fence about this one. Not because I didn’t like what it did for my hair, I don’t believe I’ve figured out how to use it. I was thinking that it’s more like a gloss. It’s supposed to ”impart a high-gloss shine, while providing hold and hydration to hair”.  The directions instruct you to spray on towel dried hair or dry hair. Well, I sprayed it on my hair while it was wet, my hair was softer but I couldnt’ tell if it had done it’s job or if that was because of another product. I sprayed it on dry hair and that was an absolute no-go! Since it’s a liquid and not an oil, it made my hair frizz. You know us curly girls cannot spray any type of liquid on our hair and not have it do something funny. I haven’t given up on this product, I just have to find a way to use it.

Coconut & Hibiscus Conditioning Curl & Style Milk

Love this product! This hair milk “detangles, conditions and defines curls while restoring body and shine”. Yep, it did just that. I used it as a “wet hair moisturizer”. I put this on wet hair after I washed out the conditioner or after I did a deep treatment. The shea butter definitely helped with moisturizing.

Coconut & Hisbicus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

My favorite! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this yummy concoction of curly goodness! ”Our all-natural hair dressing hydrates hair and imparts shine and bounce to curls”. This is how the website describes the product…how modest of them. I use this product after I apply the Curl & Style Milk. It goes on smoothly and gives great definition and shine for days! I’ll be using this for a long time.

If you’d like to know the ingredients in these products and more, check out the Shea Moisture website at http://www.sheamoisture.com/home. You can purchase all items exclusively at Target and online. I haven’t tried the skin products yet, but I’m sure they are just as good!

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  1. dorisnatural

    12:55 PM

    I have been natural a little over a year. I have tried many products both popular and unknown, expensive and cheap. I had no success and was very frustrated with how to handle and style my hair.
    While going to target to find another popular, more expensive product, I found this product and decided to buy. That was a month ago and I must say that I am in LOVE. My hair has changed dramatically over this short period of time. It has changed so much that my coworkers are asking what am I doing to and using on my hair. They have actually gone out and bought the product since they have seen my hair.
    My hair is now moist, shiny, and healthy. It is thicker and it does not break off anymore. I went from having a palm full of hair upon detangling to just a small amount on my fingertips. Even my husband has commented on the difference he sees in my hair All this in a little over a month. They also have lotions and body washes that I will be using. I am very satisfied with this product and I am not using anything else on my hair.
    Thank you Shea Moisture for saving my hair.

  2. sosoulfull

    12:51 AM

    I like being able to walk in a store and purchase products for MY natural hair at a decent price. The Coconut & Hisbicus Curl Enhancing Smoothie is the only product I have tried from this line(which I love), however I look forward to trying the entire line once I get through the products I currently have. I hear the shampoo is great.

  3. Jordan-Nichelle

    2:50 AM

    I love Shea Moisture sooooooo much the Deep Treatment Masque is the best moisturizer & the Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo leaves my hair so soft<3

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