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?

Afro Chic’s Pick: Keracare Hair Product Review

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are kicking off your productive week and speaking of productive, I haven’t been so proactive on my natural hair care posts. Although my regimine has been the same all summer I tried a new shampoo and condition from the Keracare Hair Product line; Hydrating Detangling Shampoo and Dry & Itching Scalp Conditioner.  I received some very positive results so I’ve decided to share with y’all. Below are the product claims and then of course my spill.  If you have any feedback do share with us in the comment box below =)

Hydrating Detangling Shampoo

KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo is a beauty bath for hair that produces a rich lather as it lightly conditions and cleans hair. pH-balanced and excellent for relaxed, permed or color-treated hair. Contains natural botanical extracts. Decreases interfiber friction. Repairs trichorrhexis nodosa (damaged areas along the hairshaft) and fly-away split ends. sImproves cuticle alignment. Concentrated formula.

Benefits
• Moisturizes hair as it conditions hair for a healthy-looking appearance and feel.

• Removes excess oils from hair and scalp without over- stripping hair.
• Helps minimize hair breakage.
• Seals hair cuticles as it repairs damaged hair.
• Superior detangling for easy wet and dry combing.
• Leaves hair soft and shiny.
• Economical to use.

My Claim:  Before washing my hair I had used a lot of gel based products on my hair for a couple of weeks so this shampoo was very succesful at cleaning my hair with only two small lathers.  I liked the smell of it, although it was not enough for me.  I loved to smell my hair for a couple of days so I was kind of disappointed.  Overall the shampoo made it very easy to detangle when it came to my conditioning process.

Dry & Itchy Scalp Conditioner

The technologically-advanced KeraCare Dry & Itchy Scalp Moisturizing Conditioner is the first product of its kind to effectively combat a dry and itchy scalp. Actively relieves itching. Rehydrates and rebuilds fibers’ outer structure to help minimize hair breakage. Gentle enough for frequent use on relaxed, permed, color-treated or natural hair.

Benefits

• Moisturizes, cools and soothes the scalp.
• Regular use helps prevent dryness, itching and flaking before it starts.
• Promotes healthy-looking scalp and pliable hair.
• Superior detangling for easy wet and dry combing.

My Claim: If you are like me and workout a lot the sweat always tends to kink up my hair and tangles it up when I wear my twists so I was very pleased with the results of this conditioner.  I applied a small amount to my hair and after 5 minutes I combed it through from the roots to the tip with ultimate ease.  Not to mention the cool feeling soothed my scalp, it felt amazing.  I think I gassed it up enough, you get my point. lol

Afro Chic’s Pick: Hairtrition Conditioner

What caught my eye as I was strolling down the aisle of Sally beauty supply were the nutrition facts on this bottle.  I immediately felt that my hair would eat up this conditioner in no time.  It’s literally everything you need in a bottle for the fall season. We are so busy trying to take care of every aspect of our body to ensure healthy living we always seem to neglect our hair, and mines is screaming “give me vitamins!!!” So I tried it, and so far so good.  Here I have the Hairtrition Color Protection Conditioner but the line is equipped with conditioners, shampoos, leave-ins, and sprays that can fit your personal lifestyle and current hair condition. That photo of me below is me after I washed and set my hair, please excuse me unenthused expression on my face.

Chic Facts: formulated with Coconut Oil, Sunflower Seed Extract and UVA/UVB Protectants, extends the life of your hair color up to 66%*. Hairtrition delivers vital nutrients your hair requires to be unbelievably manageable, silky, shiny and radiant. only $6 at Sally Beauty supply!