Will Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo work on 2c/3a hair?
I just bought it and am wondering if I should return it as will it be too heavy and moisturizing for my fine, thin 2c 3/a hair. What do you think? My hair is dry but I don't want to end up with greasy looking flat hair!
Thanks Dres for your feedback. It might be worth a try. I usually use Nexxus Phyto Organics Theratin Moisturizing Shampoo which has sulfates but it leaves my hair soft and managable but is not easy to find. I am hoping the Shea Moisture shampoo works out as they carry it in my local drug store.
If Moisture Retention is too much for your hair, you might want to try SM Curl and Shine shampoo instead. I like them both, but prefer Curl and Shine (I am 2c/3a as well). My hair feels cleaner with Curl and Shine, and it also smells so much nicer, which isn't a big deal I suppose, but Moisture Retention has a weird smell that seems to always linger in my hair no matter what condish I follow up with.
Prepooing means putting oils on your hair like a hot oil treatment before shampooing. It helps prevent dryness. If you feel oily residue after the wash you just didn't wash well enough. Stay away from heavy oils like castor oil stick to evoo or grapeseed. Lots of curlys like coconut oil.
I use the same shampoo but I have type 2a/b hair that is thick. Because of the Shea butter and so much moisture, I find that if I don't rinse it out enough, it can build up. I have to use a sulfate shampoo (just a little) to the scalp to take care of build up. Or you can just avoid the scalp if you feel you can get away with it. Other than that I like it. It is very moisturizing and is the only shampoo I've tried that makes my hair feel soft as if I had used a light conditioner. =)