SheaMoisture African Black Soap Purification Masque12 oz | Mask
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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Purification Masque is an intensive treatment masque that conditions hair while relieving dry, Read More...
I love the Purification Masque. I just used it as a cowash after I took down a week old protective style. My scalp was itchy and a bit irritated. This cleared all of that right up, and my scalp feels clean and refreshed. It also had great slip so I was able to detangle with it. I also love the way it smells! I followed up with a deep conditioner, but my hair still felt great after I rinsed out the masque.
Hair profile - 3c throughout, 4a crown area, dense, low porosity I like this product a lot. (As intended) I use it for my severely itchy scalp. Although, I usually have pretty healthy hair and regular growth, my scalp suffered horribly due to a medication and scalp dryness. With all the itching I feared I would hinder my scalps health. This product is a HG! Because of this masques purifying capabilities I like to use it as a co-wash and/or as a deep cleanse treatment before using a moisturizing masque. It really helps anything used afterwards to deeply condition and moisturize my hair. I notice that some people didn't like this masque (per reviews) and slip was one of the major statements. *Tip* I find products with the ingredient Behentrimonium Methosulfate (BTMS, a mild detangling agent, look for high on the ingredient list of course) and Cetearyl Alcohol (fatty alcohol) both (together) provides major slip. As well using oils. The point is if you need to use this masque however would like more slip...then try mixing it with some oil and/or a product with the BTMS ingredient mentioned above. I use the Paul Mitchell detangler because I can use it so many different ways (conditioner, deep conditioner, pre-poo, detangler, mix-in). There's also a generic version - GVP - that works just as well.
Hair Stats: 4a with sprinkles of 4b, low porosity, DENSE, course strands. I didn't really like it as a DC but I LOVE this product for co-cleansing. It gets my scalp and hair cleaned and leaves it so soft. It also somehow helps my DC penetrate better. I always have this in my stash.
I have 2b/2c high porosity hair with an oily, itchy scalp. I live in the hot, humid South. I just recently found a sulfate-free alternative for my itchy scalp: Pura D'or shampoo with argan oil for dandruff and itchy scalp. (goodbye, Selsun Blue!) It's definitely better for my hair than one with sulfates, and I had become virtually itch - free between my washes (3 days apart, usually). However, it still wasn't as moisturizing as I would have liked, so I decided to try this masque instead because it says it'll help with itchy scalp. I used this masque twice. The first time, I used Pura D'or shampoo, put this masque in my freshly washed hair, put on a shower cap, and wrapped my head in a towel. I left it on for about 2 hours, then rinsed off the masque and applied KCKT, followed by my other usual styling products. I didn't have itchy scalp since I used Pura D'or, but I also didn't notice any improvement in the state of my hair. Did it dry my hair out? No. Did it provide me with less moisture than my usual hair routine? Sadly, yes. Then I thought, "maybe I should try it again, without Pura D'or, since for me it's close to a clarifier." So this time, I used the much creamier DevaCurl no poo (since that in itself offers more moisture), and applied the masque using the same method, and left it in for the same amount of time, under the same conditions. I rinsed out the masque, and applied my leave-in and styling products as usual. Again, I ended up with less curl definition and moisture than usual, after my hair dried. Plus, my head started itching the day next day. Final verdict: from what I can tell, it does moisturize, just not as much as my usual product routine does. It's not the best for detangling for me, since it quickly lost its slip when I started rinsing it out. I detangled with KCKT when I got out of the shower. My itchy scalp isn't as bad as if I hadn't used any type of itchy scalp treatment at all (so if you're used to nothing, it might help a little), but it doesn't work as well as Pura D'or. I'm going to try Eden Bodyworks Jojoba Monoi deep conditioner next, and keep using Pura D'or. 3 stars because it's not a bad product - it's not drying, but the moisture it offers is less than I'm used to; it does help with itchy scalp, just not enough to get rid of it. The smell is pleasant, like ripe plantains, but it doesn't stick with you after your hair dries.
Works wonders for me! Has great slip and leaves my 3b/c hair very moisturized. At times, I use it as a conditioner rather than a deep conditioner because I love how my curls feel after using it. Oh and it leaves my scalp clean and soothed.
My scalp feels likelike everythinggg when using this product. My hair feels so soft and moisturized. It feel really soothing on my scalp and warm.
I didn't have any grand expectations, so the results didn't bother me. It really softens my hair, but there's no real slip.
I LOOOVVVEE this product!!! Every time I use this deep conditioner, it keeps my hair very moisturized and healthy for my hair regimen. And it also feels so great on my scalp. I love massaging it on my scalp. I would recommend this to anybody who's looking for a deep conditioner.
*sighs* Another Shea moisture product that I had high hopes for but *sighs again* It didn't apply as easily as I'd like and it did NOTHING to help de-tangle my hair. In fact, I think it might've helped it tangle further! My hair was no soft like I like it after deep conditioning. Plus side, my hair was stronger and it smells good. The good doesn't out weight the bad so I will not be repurchasing this.
I've been using this product for about 6-7 months now and love it. I suffer from dry scalp/dandruff/product build up. I use this with the Black Soap shampoo and it works wonders. I usually use it about once or twice a month as a deep conditioner. The instructions say to use for 5 minutes or 30 minutes for a deep treatment. I usually leave it in while I am showering so its longer that 5 minutes but less than 30 minutes and it works great. I notice less itching, flakiness, and build up when I use both products together. I get a deep clean and my hair still feel hydrated. I would definitely recommend this product.
it definitely does what it says it's going to do! it soothes dry, itchy scalp! i don't suffer from dry, itchy scalp chronically so i only pull this out when my scalp tells me to. i use the shampoo & conditioner in conjunction with this so i can't give a testimony about it working by itself or with other products. to me, it smells like banana marshmallows. i like the way it smells. the jar is big enough to get several uses out of it and a little goes a long way.
Definitely a staple!!! Has great slip for my 3c/4a hair and left my hair so defined and soft!!
wow! this dried my hair out so bad! i had to smother it in coconut and olive oil after to detangle the mess this product left me with! ended up giving it away! It did stop my scalp from itching but not worth the birds nest of mess i had to deal with after
At first i used this as a deep con after shampooing and while i found my hair detangles and is nice, light and bouncy, it wasnt very moisturizing. I now use it occasionally as a replacement for shampoo. It leaves my hair really clean and smelling great, but i have to use a deep con after. Its ok but i dont have scalp issues i.e dandruff, eczema, etc, so i dont find the product that useful for me. Great cleanser though for someone who doesnt like to use shampoo. Hair type fine stands, but very dense type 4a/b
I was looking for a product with tea tree oil in it so I tried this masque & it did moisturize my hair but my scalp needs more oil cuz it just gets dry & itchy.
I love this stuff! I have moderate dry flaky scalp especially around my hair line and I swear this product helped to clear that up. It also gave me extra slip which I was not expecting at all and it distributes easily through my hair. This will definitely be added to my staple products.
I use it as a pre poo. I section my hair and spritz my hair with my homemade spritz and detangle. I then apply the purification masque to the section and work it through. I do this over my entire head and leave in for 5 minutes. I rinse it out and my hair and scalp are clean! I don't shampoo or cowash afterwards because it's not necessary for me. I love it. Def a staple
I use this once a week for my itchy scalp. It leaves my hair clean and moisturized. It even smells great!
Before I tried this I was a Terressentials fanatic. I loved that stuff but it was expensive, messy, and time consuming to apply. I wanted to simplify my regimen so I turned to this when I found out there was clay in it, and that I could potentially use it as both a cleanser and a DC. Once a week, I soak my hair with ACV and water and then put this masque over it with a plastic cap. After 30 minutes, my hair is soft, detangled and clean. As a DC by itself, I wasn't really feeling this. My hair was soft but it didn't really feel hydrated, so I use another DC after I cleanse with this. Holy grail!
This is my Holy Grail Deep conditioner. The first time , i used this with a shower cap, 30 mins and it was AMAZING how smooth, silk, soft my hair was. And as a product junkie that i am, i never found a conditioner who has that effect on my 4 A kinky hair! Can't wait to try it with heat!
This deep conditioner effectively moisturized my hair, but it didn't help with my itchy scalp though.
This is the best. The smell is a little strange but it feels great in my hair and really works.
I absolutely LOVE this yum stuff..my hair says "give me more"! I used this for the first time a two days ago and I just love the results. Pros: It has a "banging" slip, a "pow" in moisture, and the smell literally it still fresh on my hair, EVEN after I added other moisturizers to my hair, it feels sooooo awesome on my hair! Cons: It says it helps with dry and itchy scalp, but I really didn't get to much relief in that area, but I do believe that after a couple applications that it will show positive results! Overall: This is fairly cheap compared to a lot of products that specialize in this area. I say push the buy button, because it is a FAB buy and you won't be disappointed! <3 Blessings
I <3 SM Purification Masque! I use it as a pre-shampoo detangler/deep conditioner for my tightly coiled, Afro-textured hair. It has super duper slip, imparts tons of moisture to my hair and smells like ripe plantains (Yum!). The second ingredient is coconut oil--an oil scientifically proven to penetrate hair strands. This product is the best conditioner I've ever used and is staple in my hair care routine.
I am a porous 4b and my hair loves this stuff. I find it to be the most moisturizing deep conditioners I have ever used, and I have tried a few. I don't really have any scalp issues, but that is what it is marketed for, but in my opinion this is the most moisturizing of all the SheaMoisture Masque's. Apprently others have been made aware of its benefits because it is always out at my local Target and Walgreens. So I resort to ordering it online two at a time.
This stuff is awesome!! At first glance, I didn't think I would like it because I couldn't fathom how such a thin product could possibly supply enough slip to make detangling my thick mane possible. Boy, was I wrong!!! I absolutely love the affect that this conditioner has on my hair. It leaves it super soft...completely aggravating my HIH syndrome. I can't attest to the claims of 'soothing an itchy scalp' because it didn't really do it for me, but I will continue to use it because it is a great conditioner.
I've used all the shea moisture deep conditioners and this one is my fave. It has great slip and it really makes your hair feel sooo soft I love it
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