Shea Moisture High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque

Those of us with high porosity hair know that finding that perfect hair masque with the right balance of moisturizing and strengthening properties can be a challenge. For the longest time, SheaMoisture High Porosity Moisture Seal Masque was that product for me. And, at a little over a dollar an ounce, it was a bargain. I am not alone in my love of this miracle masque. Comments on this website tout its ability to soften and restore natural high porosity hair, as well as rescue hair that has been damaged by heat and chemicals.

Recently, when it became time to replenish my dwindling supply of my favorite product, I discovered that the name had changed by one word. Seal was now Correct. I worried that the name was not the only change, and immediately compared the label of the new product with the old; and I was happy to see that the formulation was unchanged.

After purchasing the newer product, I was also glad that the scent had not been changed either. It’s a light, fresh fragrance that is not overly strong or lingering. It also does not compete with the scents of the other products used in your regimen.

There are many reasons that I love this masque and prefer it over similar options at twice the cost, including the following:

  • It contains ingredients that high porosity hair responds well to, including: shea and cocoa butters to help moisturize and seal hair, cetearyl alcohol to soften hair, monongo seed oil, which has soothing and protecting effects similar to sebum, rice and hydrolyzed soy protein to strengthen hair, hemp seed oil to improve hair’s elasticity, and vinegar to smooth the hair cuticle and promote a healthy sheen.

  • It has great slip. It allows me to easily detangle my hair with just my fingers.

  • It also works well as a co-wash, without leaving my curls greasy or weighed down.

  • It can seal the frizziest parched ends, leaving them looking and feeling healthy.

  • It rinses clean without any residue.

  • It keeps my curls moisturized in a variety of climates. I’ve used in arid and winter air, and on humid and/or rainy days and the results are always consistent. Because of this, I haven’t had a need to rotate products when seasons change.

  • A little product goes a long way.

  • It works well with leave-ins and stylers.

  • Since I started using it seven months ago, it has made a noticeable improvement in my hair’s strength and length. My curls are hydrated and soft all day. As my hair grows, it tends to knot and tangle more easily, and using this masque cuts down on detangling time. I also lose much less hair in the shower than I normally do.

If you are new to SheaMoisture High Porosity Moisture Correct Masque, I recommend using it after first shampooing your hair, or as a co-wash. It will help to form curl clumps in the shower, which can be maintained with styling products.

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