SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, + Restore Treatment Masque

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I don’t…really know what’s gotten into SheaMoisture but they have seriously stepped up their hair masque game with this new JBCO line and the Manuka Honey line! This masque is SO GOOD! Overall, the masque is meant to “help promote growth by supporting hair’s elasticity, reducing the appearance of breakage and shredding.” The JBCO line is meant for for those who “regularly color, straighten, perm or heat style their hair, as well as kinky, curly or wavy natural styles.” I no longer perm my hair nor do I use heat on a regular basis BUT I am transitioning so I need all the moisturizing masques I can get my product junkie hands on. SO I was thrilled when I rinsed this masque out and it left my hair so soft, shiny, detangled, on and on. The only drawback? It smelled a little like…play-doh. It wasn’t TOO strong and I didn’t smell it once I rinsed the masque out but yea…slight kindergarten flashbacks when applying it to my hair. Also, the packaging boasts about the addition of peppermint oil which is meant to “stimulate the scalp for an invigorating experience.” Yea…I didn’t feel the peppermint oil. Nonetheless, I loved this product and I would highly recommend it! I purchased this masque at CVS for $12.99 for 12oz.

INGREDIENTS

Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Vinegar, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Niacin, Dextran, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Caramel, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract *Certified Organic Ingredient

HOW I USE IT

After a thorough shampoo and condition, I part my hair into four sections. Applying the masque to each section of my hair, I use a wide tooth comb to ensure equal distribution. After I’ve applied the masque to each section of my hair, I pile my hair into two top knots (one on each side of my head) and place two plastic caps on my head. I then sit underneath my bonnet dryer for 30 minutes and rinse!

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August Empties + New Reviews

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This week’s empties + NEW reviews areeee

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NEW Reviews

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner–reviewed here
Proganix Repairing Conditioner–reviewed here
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Shampoo–reviewed here
Dark & Lovely Anti-Reversion Edge Sleeker–reviewed here
Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste–reviewed here

EMPTIES

Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery Treatment–reviewed here
SheaMoisture Yucca & Baobab Anti-Breakage Masque–reviewed here

More Empties

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ApHogee Curlific Texture Treatment–reviewed here.
Organix Hydrate + Defrizz Kukui Oil Conditioner–reviewed here.

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow and Restore Shampoo

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Clarify, Clarify, Clarify! I just love to a good clarifying treatment on my hair! Within the “clarify” section of my blog, you can read alll about the benefits of clarifying hair once a month. As for this shampoo, it’s a great staple clarifying shampoo to keep in rotation in your hair regimen. The Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is meant to aid in regulating and balancing pH levels on the scalp, while softening hair to promote enhanced growth. This article goes more in depth on this wonders of ACV. I used this shampoo today as it was time for a clarify and, as I’m about to straighten my hair for the first time in 5 weeks, I wanted my hair to be free of all the products I’ve been using to maintain curl definition. This shampoo really stripped my hair of all product build up. Consequently, it slightly stripped my hair of moisture too. This is what clarifying shampoo’s are meant to do though!! Which is why they’re not meant to be used as a weekly shampoo. I would highly recommend any product junkie to add this to their product stash and use it AT LEAST once a month! I purchased this product from CVS for $10.99 for 16oz.

INGREDIENTS

Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Vinegar, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Niacin, Dextran, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Caramel, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract *Certified Organic Ingredient*

HOW I USE IT

I section my hair into four sections, applying the shampoo one section at a time. Clarifying shampoos are meant to get all the product build up out so make sure to really massage into your scalp and from root to end. Rinse and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner!

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SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grown Restorative Hair Serum

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Another super long name from SheaMoisture! But, another great product as well! The SheaMoisture JBCO line is specifically tailored for those that have natural, chemically processed, color treated or heat styled hair. This line is meant to “nourish, heal and grow your hair! Due to the variety of ingredients in this product that are meant to stimulate hair growth, ladies who are trying to grow their edges back, this a great product for that! I purchased this product from CVS for $10.99 for 2 fl oz.

INGREDIENTS

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INGREDIENT BREAKDOWN

Organic Shea Butter–“Deeply moisturizes while conditioning hair and scalp.” Every product junkie and naturalista AND curlie should know about the wonders of Shea Butter for hair! If you don’t, shame on you! However, here’s a great article by Curly Nikki that’ll enlighten you however. A brief overview of the benefits of Shea Butter are: (1) hair softener, (2) shields against UV Rays, (3) Protects against heat, (4) Sealant for the hair, aaand (5) Soothes irritated scalp.

Jamaican Black Castor Oil–“Loaded with reparative omegas that promote healthy hair growth.” The growing effects of JBCO has recently driven many women to start hair challenges to show that it really works. Specifically, however, this oil “will moisturize, thicken, strengthen and rapidly increase hair growth. It increases blood flow to the scalp, supplying valuable nutrients to hair follicles. Jamaican Black Castor Oil will also prevent hair breakages, dandruff, eczema and dry, itchy scalp.” To read more about this great oil, read this very informative article on Naturally Curly.

Rosemary Oil“stimulates scalp circulation to help support healthy hair growth.” I love love rosemary oil! I use it the majority of my DIY hair products (which you can read more about in DIY Treatments) If you want more growing benefits, you can add a few drops of peppermint oil to the mix.

HOW TO USE IT

The instructions say to “massage a few drops gently into scalp as often as needed. Do not rinse out. Style as desired. For a restorative hot oil treatment, massage gently into scalp and hair. Cover with a plastic cap and apply moderate heat for 5 to 15 minutes depending on your hair’s condition. Shampoo and conditioner after treatment. Style as desired.”

HOW I USE IT

I use it similarly as the directions instruct. When using as a hot oil treatment, however, rather than apply the oil BEFORE shampooing and conditioning, I like to use after conditioning–applying on my scalp while applying a deep conditioner to the length of my hair.

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