Thursday, 19 July 2012
Product Review: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
This is another product I bought on my CVS visit last week. Like the Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum, this wasn't on my wishlist. I did buy it because I remembered reading about the Shea Moisture brand which is supposed to be of high quality (plus, it produces organic products).
Evaluation: The texture of the product is extremely light and fluffly: "whipped" I think is the exact description. In the jar it looked quite nice but when I scooped it out it got messy. I was actually a bit annoyed at the consistency! lol I'm accustomed to using thick, heavy deep conditioners so the Shea Moisture was a bit tricky to control. I'm pretty sure some ended up flying across the bathroom floor. lol
The smell I found to be a bit overpowering but I have no major no complaints about it.
I left it on my hair for about an hour with no heat because I didn't bring my heat cap with me on vacation.
Results: The first thing I can say about this product is that it left my hair with no slip at all! (Slip= the silky feeling of one's hair experienced after washing out conditioner.) After rinsing, my hair did feel moisturized but also a bit rough. Detangling took longer than usual because my hair was not lubricated by the product and so there was a lot of friction between it and the comb.
Overall, I don't think I would re-purchase this product but I'm going to find away to adapt it. Adding olive oil or my Organic Root Stimulator HAIRepair Vital Oils to it might improve the slip.
I wonder if natural-haired ladies like this product more?
Lesson: thoroughly research hair products before buying on a whim!