Two years ago (about), I got really angry at a tub of Revlon relaxer, while my hair lay in a mess that resembled a bird’s nest. That began my natural hair journey. I spent undisclosed amounts of money trying to figure out the new texture of hair that was growing atop my head and what products I needed to use to make it do as told. It was fun for a while, but it got expensive, so I was thrilled when I heard that Shea moisture was making a natural line targeted at curly and kinky haired ladies. They contain no parabens or sulfates, for concious curlies. Great products at a great price? I’ll take two please! I haven’t tried everything in this line, but I’ll give you the scoop on the items I’ve tried and have (mostly) loved:
The ones I loved:
Raw Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo:
I wish I knew how to say the word AMAZING in every language to describe this shampoo. There is absolutely no reason to look for another for me. It is the best I have ever tried. It has a scent that is a bit cologne like, as does the rest of the Raw Shea items, but the texture divinely cleanses your hair while never stripping it of its natural oils. A++!
Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Smoothie:
I use this thick pudding-like smoothie when I twist my hair after washing. I’ve also used this for wash in go styles in the summer. It has a fresh smell, that gets lighter over time. What I love about this is it gives me some hold for my twists with minimal build-up. I’m willing to be open to other options, but for now, this does the job for me.
Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Styling Milk:
After I first used this milk, I thought it was ok. After I went without it for a while, I thought it was pretty darn good. I used this in the morning with or without a leave-in spray, to refresh and stretch my curls a bit. I still want to try a milk form Karen’s Body Beautiful one day, but this also does the job in the meantime. My curls are super tight and I need a milk to help maintain moisture.
The ones I didn’t love so much:
Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Spray:
I used this as a morning spray for a while. It has a slippery feel to it, but can get tacky and build up after a few uses. I’ll leave this one at the store.
Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque:
I felt this product was a bit thin. Too thin to perform any type of deep conditioning duties. I used it once as a leave in, which was ok, but I wouldn’t repurchase.
If you haven’t tried this products yet, make sure you do. They are available at select Target locations and Walgreens stores. I’ll try to add pics of my own hair to this post soon!