Shea Moisture are one of THE BEST curly hair products ever made! A million thumbs up! If you have curly hair and you haven’t tried Shea Moisture, you must! I am not saying it will work for every type of curly hair but it is that amazing that you have to try and see.
I’ve always heard about Shea Moisture but it’s not as available in Toronto, as it may be in the States. You have to find specific beauty stores or ethnic beauty stores. I have been using these products for a while now and I absolutely love it.
I will tell you about 5 different products I’ve tried and been using although there are many many more that I haven’t tried but definitely will.
Before I continue I should mention that Shea Moisture is not cheap. They are quite pricey, at least here in Canada, I would say 14.99, give or take for various products but worth every penny.
Background story: According to the little paragraph written on each container of the products, Shea Moisture started in a village in Sierra Leone where a woman made shea butter products and sold them around. When the war broke out, the family moved to New York and started selling the products on the streets to help support themselves.
Although, it is geared more towards African American hair, I have been using this and I know of other girls of various ethnic backgrounds who use it and love it so it can be suited for anyone with curly locks!
SHEA MOISTURE ORGANIC COCONUT & HIBISCUS CURL & SHINE SHAMPOO
Coconut Oil – which hydrates and protects from heat and chemical damage
Silk Protein – reduces breakage and adds smoothness
Neem Oil – strengthens and provides shine
This shampoo does what it claims. Simple. I don’t use shampoo a lot, I co-wash my hair but this all natural shampoo is so gentle, does not strip away my hair colour or natural oils. It leaves your hair detangled and so soft. Oh and it smells diiivine.
SHEA MOISTURE ORGANIC RAW SHEA BUTTER RESTORATIVE CONDITIONER
It repairs dry, damaged and processed hair and I happen to be all of the above but you would not be able to tell because my hair has come a long way transforming my damaged tired curls into bouncy fun ones thanks to Shea Moisture.
This conditioner leaves your hair incredibly soft unlike anything I’ve ever tried. It enhances curls and gives them a bounce with no shrinkage.
The smell is a little so so as I suppose people tend to prefer pretty smelling conditioners but I don’t mind it as it just smells NATURAL.
SHEA MOISTURE ORGANIC COCONUT & HIBISCUS CURL ENHANCING SMOOTHIE
LESS IS MORE!!!
This is a styling product that enhances curls, defines them without the crunch and gives them lasting control.
You only need a small amount of this otherwise you will not achieve what I’ve mentioned above. It will be sticky and frizzy and wet looking . So remember less is more with this product.
It has a creamy texture and it smells heavenly!
SHEA MOISTURE ORGANIC COCONUT & HIBISCUS CURLING SOUFFLE
This styling product is my favourite and it is similar to the smoothie. Difference is, souffle has the texture of a jello. Once again, you have to mind how much of this product you use otherwise it will be a total mess. Your hair will be oily, greasy and looking forever wet. I made this mistake the very first time and saturated so much product in my hair . Not cute.
Once you master the amount your hair requires, your curls will be transformed. It shapes and defines, no crunchy or hard feeling , does not weigh hair down or shrink.
The smell is so wonderful, you just want to eat it.
SHEA MOISTURE ORGANIC COCONUT & HIBISCUS HOLD & SHINE MIST
This is an amazing spray. It gives your hair really nice gloss and great hydration. Again, do not overspray, as it will get sticky which will create frizz. If you spray just enough, it actually eliminates frizz.
Another great thing about the mist is that it is great for second day curls. It does a great job of refreshing them.
***All these products are all natural and organic and do NOT contain any parabens, paraffins, silicone, etc.***
HOW I USE IT:
– I wash and condition my hair, or skip the shampoo and only co-wash
– I do not use the smoothie and souffle together. I pick one and while my hair is still wet, I separate it in 4 sections and take pea size of either products and distribute through my soaking wet hair scrunching while applying
– After I have applied the product through my entire hair, I spray it all over (careful not to use too much) with the Mist.
– I let my hair sit for about 5-10 mins and then I diffuse
Let me know if you’ve ever tried Shea Moisture and how you like it! Also, if you have tried any of their other products and if you suggest them because I am thinking of trying their curl and style milk next.