I love using Shea Moisture Products so of course I was excited when they introduced the new products for their new line, the “Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, & Restore”. In this line, they introduced a new shampoo, conditioner (that came out later than the original release), masque, leave-in conditioner, a styling lotion, edge treatment, and a hair serum.
So I decided to pick up the leave-in conditioner and hair masque (I will have a review on this pretty soon). After I wash and conditioned my hair, I sectioned and detangled my hair using coconut oil to seal in the moisture. I then applied the leave-in conditioner (I used this conditioner as both a leave-in and a styler) by doing two strand twist. I kept the two strand twist in for a day and untwisted them the next day for a twist out:
Let me say that I love this product and it may be one of my holy grails. I love the definition it gave my hair and my hair was so soft and shiny. To put it to the test, I went a full 6 days (Sunday being the day that I first wore my twist out to Friday, the last day that I wore my hair out before wash day) to see if my hair became dry or frizzy. At night, I just put my hair into a pineapple and wrap it with a scarf and in the morning, I would take down my pineapple, shake and shape my hair, and go:
I was truly satisfied with the results. My hair was not dry, still soft, and held the twist out definition pretty well.The product comes in a 16 oz. container and it has a sweet smell to me (really didn’t smell like Jamaican Black Castor Oil). The only con (and this con can be fixable) that I can find about this product is that the product is pretty thin, so I think it should have been in a pump dispenser type bottle (like the wash out conditioner):
Here is the information about the product from Shea Moisture
“A reparative leave-in conditioner that softens and detangles hair. Nourishes, moisturizes and supports elasticity so hair resists breakage when detangling. Conditioners provide a protective layer that improves the appearance of split ends. Peppermint oil stimulates the scalp for an invigorating experience.”
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Glycerin (Vegetable), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil , Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil , Hydrolyzed Keratin, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Vinegar, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Niacin, Dextran, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Caramel, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract
What are your thoughts of the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Line?