I promised I’d do a quick review on my CVS Haul of the Shea Moisture products so here it goes. About a month ago, there was a sale on Shea Moisture products at CVS for “buy one get one 50% off” and since a few of my friends have tried some of the products I couldn’t pass up on my chance to try for cheap. I got a shampoo; Curl & Shine Shampoo and a moisturizer; Curl & style milk. Below you will find Shea Moisture’s claim and my results. Enjoy!
Curl & shine Shampoo
Claim: Gently cleanses, hydrates and detangles hair for bouncy and healthy curls. Ingredients; coconut oil, silk protein, and Neem Oil.
Results: This shampoo did the opposite of everything it said it would do. I felt like my hair was dehydrated because I had to lather three times just do get suds going. The smell is enticing but if you have dry hair or just a lot of hair I don’t think this will do the trick in the moisture department. I waited so long to do the review not just out of peer laziness but because I wanted to give this a couple washes – I had faith that it would deliver and it didn’t. Maybe it was better for you guys?
Style & Curl Milk
Claim: Apply as a no-rinse protective and styling cream to damped, towel-dried or dy hair as needed. Detangles, conditions curl, while restoring body and shine. Ingredients; Coconut Oil, Silk Protein, and Neem Oil.
Results: We have a winner! I treated this product as both a conditioner and a styler to do my twist outs and two-strand twists. I used a small dollop for each twist I created mixed with natural refined shea butter of my own and sealed from root to tip. I sat under the dry for 20 minutes, woke up the next day and my results were satisfying. I really like the smell that it left lingering on my hair for a few days and also the shine. I’m all about shine and fluffiness so I’d give this 4 afro puffs!
You can get these at your local CVS stores for around $11 but if you’re lucky you might catch a sale like me!
So what were your thoughts on shea moisture products?
So, HERE IT IS! I decided that now that my hair is longer than the last time I tried to do twist-outs with Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding, I’d try it again to see what new results I encounter. This is what my hair looked like using my old Instructions in 2009.
Twist Outs, No Blow Dry
For the second time I bought the sample size jar and followed the instructions on Miss Jessie’s Twist Out 101 Demo. I washed and conditioned my hair and when soaking wet and I added a light moisturizing hair milk by Bee Mine products, sectioned my hair into 4 parts, and proceeded with my application of the curly pudding. I used the whole jar with nothing left over.I sat under the dryer for an hour, got lazy and went to bed LOL. I woke up the next day and these were my results when I untwisted:
Step 1: I untwisted each individual twist with my fingers. Usually this would be the last step for me because I sometimes like to wear my hair close to my face but I decided to follow the full instructions and proceed to blow drying my edges for fullness.
Step 2: I blow dried my hair on medium heat, finger fluffed, and added a dab of Bee Mine Hair milk. This was my result:
Overall, I’m satisfied with my results and not to mention my hair smelled so good up until three days later. I wore my hair for a few days in an Afro and noticed that I had more bouncy elongation BUT it the cold and dry air was not agreeing with me and now it’s flat again. I will definitely revisit this again in the summer since my hair texture LOVES humidity. I want to know your results, so try it and DO SHARE
I’ve decided to give Kinky Curly Curling Custard another revisit and this time, I did the KCCC Twist-Outs. When my hair was much shorter I was able to apply the product without mess or hassle but when I obtained a certain length KCCC became too cakey on my hair. I didn’t want to give up on it because I loved the product so much that I tried a different way to apply it and it actually lasted longer than before.
Like usual I washed and conditioner my hair, and when soaking wet I pleated my hair into four sections. I sectioned those pleats into small individual twists by using a healthy amount of KCCC to each twist. And this is what it looked like:
Each twist is about 1/2 to 1 inches whith to ensure my curl pattern and definiton. Realizing that my hair was extremely wet afterwards I decided I’d go 24 hours until I took them out so below will be what the result next day. I didn’t use a comb to unravel them, instead I fingered styled them until I got the texture I was going for.
I was satisfied with the bouncy curls for about 3 days until then I slicked it back into a ponytail. Nonetheless, I think it’s a great hairstyle for the fall.
I have been looking for a product to do my twist-outs with and I think this is the one. It doesnt beat kinky-curly but when it comes to a wash and twist, you are good to go.
My Simple Steps:
1. Wash and condition your hair really well. Comb through your tangles under running water to reduce breakage and save time.
2. towel dry hair and section off your hair into four sections
3. Use a rat tooth comb to section small pieces of your hair to two-strand twist. Place a dime sized amount onto your fingers and smoth it on the small section then two-strand twist. Repeat until you finish the whole head.
p.s. you might want to re-wet your hair from time to time to lock in moisture.
Lastly, when your hair is completely dry you unravel each twists and style.