While transitioning back to natural hair moisture is key. You are dealing with two different textures which if not taken care of properly can result in a lot of breakage. Lack of moisture will definitely add to possible breakage. A friend of mine introduced me to the Shea Moisture Collection at Target and I absolutely love it!
Shea Moisture products are all natural and cost $9.99 each. While some may think that is a bit much for a product it is actually reasonable for an all natural product. Particularly, one that does what it says. Generally with She Moisture products a little goes a long way so on average a bottle can last 2-3 months easy. Originally they were exclusive to Target but, over the next month they will be carried in all Walgreen stores. They are great for both natural and relaxed hair.
There are three lines within the collection and I have tried products in two of those lines. Their collection is now a staple in my hair regimen. No matter how many other products I try I always end up back to Shea Moisture – and I have tried quite a few.
While transitioning I used Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo to help add curl to my hair. This has been my staple shampoo ever since. The bottle is small but has lasted longer than other shampoos I use. It lathers very nicely and does not take much to do so. The shampoo enhanced the curl of my new growth as well as a little “wave” to my relaxed hair which was great with my twistouts. As with all their products, it leaves my hair soft and filled with moisture.
I use Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk as a moisture product. It adds sheen and moisture and I find it to be more successful when using on wet hair and in combination with other products.
My favorite product in the collection is Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. As with most of the products in their line they can be used for many purposes. I started out using this product with twistouts. I have actually tried a few products to help define and hold my twist and always end up back with the smoothie. Although I wish the smoothie had more of a hold, I do like my twistouts and the softness and shine this product gives my hair. I do not like the hard feeling that gels, and some other products, give my twists so I much rather twist a little more often than to leave my hair feeling “crunchy”. The smoothie also adds some thickness to my twist which when I still had relaxed hair was great. Since becoming completely nature I have also used this product for added moisture on a daily basis and my hair never feels dry and the smell is great!. In my opinion, the only downfall to this product is the lack of hold if you are using for twist and/or braidouts.
Next up, Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque. After my success with the coconut & hibiscus line and reading many reviews I decided to give this line a try. I use this for my deep conditioner and LOVE it. I usually leave it on for about 30-45 minutes and it leaves my hair extremely soft I and can’t say enough about the MOISTURE!!!
And the last of the collection that I currently use – Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobob Volumizing Conditioner. Initially, I started using this as my rinse out conditioner to help add thickness and volume to my hair while I was transitioning. It worked well but since the above masque works so well as a deep conditioner I decided to use the volumizing conditioner as my leave in. It does give me somewhat fuller hair and gives me the moisture and shine just as the other products do.
There are other products in the Shea Moisture line and I am sure with this weeks BOGO sale I will end up trying a few more. They are reasonably priced which we all know is an extra added benefit.
We all know just because my hair loves it others may not. However, I do hope I have given those who have had some “curiosity” about the line some useful information.
I give Shea Moisture 5 out of 5 Afro Picks……