Shea Moisture Product Review – CVS Haul

Greetings!

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?

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Afro Chick’s Digest: Mahogany Roots Product Review

I’ve been rocking my senegalese twists for weeks now so my hair regimen has been low maintenance and I am loving it.  My mother let me try her new shampoo and conditioner from Mahogany Roots so I decided to do a review on it.  My scalp has been pretty itchy so when I saw the label “peppermint and tea tree” all I could think of was a cooling sensation that I desperately needed.

Mahogany Roots is an all natural hair and skin care line that using plant extracts and organic materials to produce products for all skin and hair types.  What’s special about them is their vegan line. They have products for vegans who don’t use any animal based ingredients, pretty cool.  What puts the icing on the cake is that the Mahogany Roots idea was created to support the Youth in Oakland, Ca. The founder is La Tronda Lumpkin, who is also  Director of Pivotal Point Youth Services, Inc. Pivotal Point provides employment training, vocational skills development and entrepreneurship to at-risk youth in Oakland and Alameda county.  By supporting Mahogany roots you are not only treating your hair but rather supporting the community and showing your social responsibility.

Here’s my results:

Peppermint & Tea Tree Shampoo

Product description: Designed to treat try scalp and dandruff while nourishing the hair. 

Ingredients:  Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Lavender Water, Chamomile Water, Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Hydrolyzed Wheat, Vitamin B5, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Rosehip Seed Oil,  Olive Oil, Black Willow Bark Extract, Sorbitol,  Witch Hazel, Phenoxyethanol, Soy Protein, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Pectin, Kelp Powder, Peru Balsam, Essential Oils.

It did exactly what I need to do; soothe my SCALP!!! I like that it doesn’t have an extreme peppermint smell so you can really get a whiff of the lavender and chamomile.

Peppermint & Tea Tree Conditioner

Ingredients: Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Lavender Water, Chamomile Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat, Castor Seed Oil, Vitamin B5, Rosehip Seed Oil, Black Willow Bark Extract, Kosher glycerin, Sorbitol,  Witch Hazel, Soy Protein, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract, Pectin, Kelp Powder, Peru Balsam, Phenoxyethanol, Peppermint & Tea Tree Essential Oils

It says to lather, rinse, and repeat on the bottle so I did just that. However, I am the type who likes to put lots of conditioner on my hair I was was very generous with my squeezes.  I let it set on my hair for about 5 minutes before I rinsed it out. Once again, the tea tree and peppermint really did soothe my scalp.

Overall, I’d recommend these two products. You guys give it try and tell me about your results! Look on for more product reviews once I take these braids down cause I miss my afro!

Kinky Curly’s Midnight Miracle

For all my curly sistas, kinky curly is back on the market with a new product.  Kinky Curly’s “Midnight Miracle” is an overnight treatment that is said to revamp and and pentrate your hair shaft for magical results the next day.  It’s a 4 oz. bottle that is produced in a foam with ingredients castor bean extract, meodowfoam and silk protein.  I never placed a foam conditioner on my hair but it should be worth a try.  I’m not sure what kind of miracle a small bottle for $22 makes but I trust kinky curly’s products so it will do it’s job. (results coming soon)