SM reconstructing elixir

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Has anyone tried it? Ive been thinking about using it for sealing



Yes, I have tried it! I would just use a little bit if you are sealing. It can become greasy!
Yes, I have tried it! I would just use a little bit if you are sealing. It can become greasy!
Originally Posted by msdiva29
CaN u use it to oil your scalp?



Has anyone tried it? Ive been thinking about using it for sealing
Originally Posted by sewt15

I initially bought the SheaMoisture Elixir because the ingredients seemed pretty good especially with the argan oil so high on the list.

Unfortunately, I have oily skin and am acne-prone; the Isopropyl Myristate in it may have caused my recent breakouts. It's a synthetic oil used as a thickening agent or a moisturizer in a variety of products.

After using the elixir for several weeks I developed a few pimples along my forehead and jawline. My face had been clear for months prior to this!

I finally did my research and discovered that this is a side effect for some people in that this ingredient can cause mild irritation, clogged pores and breakouts.

To be honest, I really like the product, the weightless, non-greasy feel, the wonderful sheen, and all of the other ingredients but may have to stop using it because of the Isopropyl Myristate.

So if you don't have sensitive skin or are acne-prone you may have better luck with the SM elixir than I did.

I have a bottle that is 50% full I no longer use; I had it on the swap board last month for $5.00 shipping included however no one showed interest; if you're interested let me know.

HTH and good luck!
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Has anyone tried it? Ive been thinking about using it for sealing
Originally Posted by sewt15

I initially bought the SheaMoisture Elixir because the ingredients seemed pretty good especially with the argan oil so high on the list.

Unfortunately, I have oily skin and am acne-prone; the Isopropyl Myristate in it may have caused my recent breakouts. It's a synthetic oil used as a thickening agent or a moisturizer in a variety of products.

After using the elixir for several weeks I developed a few pimples along my forehead and jawline. My face had been clear for months prior to this!

I finally did my research and discovered that this is a side effect for some people in that this ingredient can cause mild irritation, clogged pores and breakouts.

To be honest, I really like the product, the weightless, non-greasy feel, the wonderful sheen, and all of the other ingredients but may have to stop using it because of the Isopropyl Myristate.

So if you don't have sensitive skin or are acne-prone you may have better luck with the SM elixir than I did.

I have a bottle that is 50% full I no longer use; I had it on the swap board last month for $5.00 shipping included however no one showed interest; if you're interested let me know.

HTH and good luck!
Originally Posted by CurvyCurly
Holy crap! I had no idea about Isopropyl Myristate. I didn't know it was synthetic and I didn't know it could cause breakouts (could explain the ones I had when I was using the elixir). I too am acne prone and have to be careful what oils I use on my hair. I thought the only one I had issues with is coconut...

Thanks for the heads up.
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I tried the product twice and it made my skin itch like mad, so i returned it. I never had that happen with a product and I do not have sensitive skin.
thank you all. @curlycurvy, I would love to swap with you but unfortunately i have no dinero, so im gonna have to take a pass. im planning on maybe trying it the first of the year. im at a standstill between oyin pomade and this. I would love the pomade to have the texture of a light grease but im afraid its gonna have the texture of murray's (so hard you have to fight to scoop it out of the jar, let alone spread it in your hands. i f'in hate it). So I dunno. Someone plz help me



Dang it can make you break out??

Eh I try to keep my hair out of my face at all costs but I loove this stuff. I used it on my scalp, my ends or wherever. I had to put it down cause I was going through that bottle! It keeps my hair nicely refreshed during the week.
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thank you all. @curlycurvy, I would love to swap with you but unfortunately i have no dinero, so im gonna have to take a pass. im planning on maybe trying it the first of the year. im at a standstill between oyin pomade and this. I would love the pomade to have the texture of a light grease but im afraid its gonna have the texture of murray's (so hard you have to fight to scoop it out of the jar, let alone spread it in your hands. i f'in hate it). So I dunno. Someone plz help me
Originally Posted by sewt15

swet15 - If you're still interested in trying the elixir at the beginning of the year just PM me and I'll send it to you for free.....no worries!
Dang it can make you break out??

Eh I try to keep my hair out of my face at all costs but I loove this stuff. I used it on my scalp, my ends or wherever. I had to put it down cause I was going through that bottle! It keeps my hair nicely refreshed during the week.
Originally Posted by empressri

Empressi - I think if you haven't had a reaction to it yet you probably won't. My skin and scalp is soooo sensitive that I'm one of those folks who could not tolerate that one particular ingredient. That was really disappointing because I liked the product just couldn't deal with the breakouts....
thank you all. @curlycurvy, I would love to swap with you but unfortunately i have no dinero, so im gonna have to take a pass. im planning on maybe trying it the first of the year. im at a standstill between oyin pomade and this. I would love the pomade to have the texture of a light grease but im afraid its gonna have the texture of murray's (so hard you have to fight to scoop it out of the jar, let alone spread it in your hands. i f'in hate it). So I dunno. Someone plz help me
Originally Posted by sewt15

swet15 - If you're still interested in trying the elixir at the beginning of the year just PM me and I'll send it to you for free.....no worries!
Originally Posted by CurvyCurly
thanx curvycurly. I will definitely let you know



Has anyone tried it? Ive been thinking about using it for sealing
Originally Posted by sewt15

I initially bought the SheaMoisture Elixir because the ingredients seemed pretty good especially with the argan oil so high on the list.

Unfortunately, I have oily skin and am acne-prone; the Isopropyl Myristate in it may have caused my recent breakouts. It's a synthetic oil used as a thickening agent or a moisturizer in a variety of products.

After using the elixir for several weeks I developed a few pimples along my forehead and jawline. My face had been clear for months prior to this!

I finally did my research and discovered that this is a side effect for some people in that this ingredient can cause mild irritation, clogged pores and breakouts.

To be honest, I really like the product, the weightless, non-greasy feel, the wonderful sheen, and all of the other ingredients but may have to stop using it because of the Isopropyl Myristate.

So if you don't have sensitive skin or are acne-prone you may have better luck with the SM elixir than I did.

I have a bottle that is 50% full I no longer use; I had it on the swap board last month for $5.00 shipping included however no one showed interest; if you're interested let me know.

HTH and good luck!
Originally Posted by CurvyCurly
Holy crap! I had no idea about Isopropyl Myristate. I didn't know it was synthetic and I didn't know it could cause breakouts (could explain the ones I had when I was using the elixir). I too am acne prone and have to be careful what oils I use on my hair. I thought the only one I had issues with is coconut...

Thanks for the heads up.
Originally Posted by greenandchic

+1000 on the coconut oil! Breakout city!
I don't like the heaviness of it, neither do I like the smell so I use it as part of my deep conditioning process by adding it to my Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask. I never had a problem with breakouts but that could be because it gets rinsed out of my hair so quickly.
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I have it but dont like it. I find it too greasy on my hair. Im slowly trying to get rid of it by adding it to dcs. I hardly ever oil my scalp because it gives me dandruff. Too much oil on my face also gives me pimples. I have to use oil free makeup.

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