SheaMoisture has been one of my favorite hair care lines for a while now.
I love that their products are natural, affordable, always sulfate, silicone, paraben and cruelty free. I enjoy many products from all different lines from them and as soon as I got word that there would be a new line specifically for wavy, curly frizzy hair I was beyond excited!! That describes my hair exactly. Then, when I found out this line was infused with ingredients such as monoi oil, keratin, peptides and botanicals I got even more excited. Because my hair is color treated it loves some protein from the keratin!
The new Smooth & Repair line features Tahitian Noni & Monoi. This line was created by demand for people who use heat appliances (diffuser, flat iron, etc), who like the option of wearing their hair curly and straight without permanently changing their hair texture, or for anybody who wants nice hair products to smooth frizz and tame their hair! Let me repeat- this line is not ONLY if you want your hair straight. Us Curly Wavies can use these products to help the frizz and manageability of our hair in it's naturally beauty state!
Smell wise, this line is my favorite scent of items from SheaMoisture. The scents is a soft floral that is not at all overpowering and very subtle.
Control frizz, smooth and cleanse. This low-lather shampoo gently cleanses and conditions hair while replacing lost moisture. Certified Organic Shea Butter, revitalizing Tahitian Noni and Monoi Oil, blended with Keratin, Peptides, and Botanical Extracts strengthen and condition frizzy, flyaway hair. Active strengthening ingredients help smooth rough, uneven textures and control frizz.
Truthfully, I have a fear of shampoos--I don't like them to lather, they usually dry my hair out and I avoid sulfates at all costs since they are bad for frizz and my color. This shampoo said it is sulfate free and color safe. The directions say to massage in for at least 30 seconds so the ingredients can get into the scalp and help promote hair growth and that is what I've been doing. I am completely in love with this shampoo! It has a runny yet smooth consistency and barely lathers. When I rinse, my hair feels moisturized and clean- yay! This shampoo reminds me a lot of the shampoo from the Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo.
Control frizz, Hydrate and Protect. This rinse out conditioner instantly hydrates and detangles, while fortifying and protecting hair against high heat styling. Certified organic Shea Butter, revitalizing Tahitian Noni and Monoi Oil blended with Keratin, Peptides and Botanical Extracts hydrate and strengthen hair, while nourishing the scalp to help support healthy hair renewal. Active straightening ingredients help smooth rough, uneven textures and control frizz.
When I saw straightening ingredients at first I panicked. I don't want my hair straight!. I contacted SheaMoisture and they reassured me that "the conditioner and line is for any wo/man, regardless of race or ethnicity, with wavy, curly or frizzy hair who wants a daily rinse-out conditioner to nourish, moisturize and detangle while eliminating frizz and improving manageability." Okay good. it won't ruin my curls. This conditioner has great slip. My hair is color treated, frizzy and genetically dry. I usually use a deep treatment (not with heat every time) each time I wash my hair, which is twice a week. So when I replaced my deep treatment with this, it wasn't heavy enough for my hair- it dried fluffier then I would have liked it to. But it did detangle nicely. That being said, this has been my new leave in conditioner and I am OBSESSED! For the same reason I use deep treatments as normal conditioners, I use normal conditioners as my leave ins. It left my hair soft, shiny and I did notice less frizz.
Control frizz, re-hydrate and heal. Our intensive treatment deep conditions and infuses hair with a powerful dose of moisture. Certified organic Shea Butter, revitalizing Tahitian Noni, Monoi Oil blended with Keratin, Peptides and Botanical Extracts hydrate, strengthen and repair frizzy, flyaway hair. Helps smooth hair cuticle, controlling frizz and maintaining straight styles.
LOVE. OBSESSED. AMAZING. This masque is made to give your hair moisture and boy does it ever. The directions on the jar mentioned this masque works especially well with a steamer as the moist heat will add to the masque's hydration. So the first time I used it I sat under my hair steamer and WOW. My hair was beyond soft and curls were popped ever so nicely! I also used it without steam (just hung out with a plastic shower cap on my head for a half hour) and it left my hair soft and lovely once again. I will be keeping this masque in my rotation for the foreseeable future because I love the results.
Control Frizz, Re-hydrate and heal. This ultra-nourishing treatment is the secret to healthy, shiny hair. It works to soothe, hydrate and provide antioxidant benefits to the scalp, which promote healthy hair renewal and growth. Certified organic Shea Butter, revitalizing Tahitian Noni and Monoi blended with Keratin, Peptides and Botanical Extracts nourish, repair and protect distressed hair fibers. Hair looks thicks and fuller over time.
The directions say you can use this as a pre-poo treatment, but when I talked to the folks at SheaMoisture, they said this can also be used as a deep treatment and it will protect against the damaging effects of heat styling. I tried it both ways and it worked really nice both ways but I prefer to use it as a deep treatment. I do usually pre poo my hair with coconut oil the night before and sleep with it on. The main difference between this and the masque is that this is a protein treatment to restore the hair and the masque is all moisture, moisture, moisture. So it is good to incorporate both treatments in your hair regimen. I also like using this treatment with my steamer or heat and find it to not be hard protein treatment (meaning it does not leave my hair stiff or brittle) I was nervous there was only a 4oz bottle and my hair drinks conditioning products like there is no tomorrow but a little goes a long way! I can get 3 uses out of the 4oz bottle where as other brands 4oz will barely last me 2 times.
Control frizz, smooth and shine. This lightweight oil glosser instantly adds high shine, without silicone. Formulated with certified organic Shea Butter, revitalizing Tahitian Noni and precious Monoi, Argan and Apricot Oils to help strengthen and smooth hair. Helps control frizz for a sleek finish.
This product in particular I was so excited to try out because it is a personal pet peeve on mine to see "serums" or "oil blends" on the shelves where the first ingredients are some kind of non water soluble silicones. So the fact I had a lightweight silicone free glosser really did excite me. It is lightweight- I tried sealing my wet hair with this instead of the pure argan oil I am used to using and it was a bit too light for that. However, once my hair completely dries I like to use a couple squirts to add some shine and help tame frizz. It is wonderful for putting shine back into second and third day hair.
So overall I am beyond impressed with this line! I also have to say, though I usually prefer to air dry my hair, I also used this line and diffused my hair several times and I notice a decrease in frizz and fluff when I use these products before hand. I think using the rinse out conditioner as a leave in particularly does it.
These products have been consistently in my hair product rotation since January and I plan on keeping them there!