Product Review: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
I got inspired to try this product after I read Urban Curlz recent review of it. I went to my local Target and purchased it for $10 (8oz). I really like the Sweet Nature by Eddie Journey Hair Milk, but I hate that I can't buy it in a store. So, it would be nice to have a more "immediate" alternative.
Photo Credits: Target.com
The very first thing I noticed about this product was the tropical scent. The consistency is creamy and goes on smooth. My hair was practically a week old so it was pretty stretched out via braid outs and twist outs. I applied it to my hair in sections and it sunk right in and softened my hair almost immediately. It has some slip and because it softened my hair so well, I was able to comb it through my hair. I'm learning that I have to comb my hair at least once throughout the week till my next wash to avoid tangling and fairy knots (aka single strand knots). After applying it and combing it through, I put my hair into some flat twists. The next day when I took them down my hair was so incredibly soft. Check out the sheen ya girl had going on after using it:
Note. This product offers NO HOLD, it really is just an excellent moisturizer and will soften your hair, so you will want to pair it with something like a hair butter or pomade if your desired hairstyle demands hold.
Because it offers no real hold, I pinned up my hair up into a pin-up do. #wlhairchallenge Woo hoo!
A full 24 hours later: My hair is still fluffy and soft. I think that this is a keeper and I luv that I can get it in a store.
I also noticed once I looked over the ingredients again that it doesn't have glycerin in it. SCORE. If you are new to the blog and my hair journey let me fill you in: my hair basically hates glycerin and only tolerates it in serious moderation so I'm always on the hunt for moisturizing products that don't contain it (or very very little of it like the SNE Journey Hair Milk). So if your hair is glycerin sensitive, this product is glycerin free and still moisturizes very well.
Now this makes me want to try the (Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus) Curl & Hold Smoothie (it's basically a whipped butter) from this line.
Photo Credit: Target.com
This product will be good for hold for various styles. I'm willing to bet it would get my braid outs POPPIN. I smell another review coming!