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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SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair & Scalp Serum

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Talk about a long name for a serum, right?! 🙂 Now, because this product is a concoction of yummy oils, this will be more of a nontraditional product review. Unlike a shampoo, conditioner, curl defining creme, etc I can’t provide you with pictures of my results or thorough details on how it feels and works. So, instead, I’ll do all that to the best of my ability while ALSO breaking down the ingredients of this product. I purchased this product from ULTA (10.99 for 2 fl oz) while it was on buy one get one half off. Unfortunately, they only had this serum and the shampoo available so I won’t be able to review the rest of the line until they get the conditioner and masque in (not that I need any more products in my stash) BUT, until then, here’s a YouTube vlog that does a great job of reviewing this new SheaMoisture line!

INGREDIENTS

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INGREDIENT BREAKDOWN

This product boasts about it’s “Superfruit Complex.” The packaging describes this complex as “a blend of Red Raspberry, Ketaones, Goji, Acai, and Guava Extracts.”

This product also contains Marula Oil. What is Marula oil you wonder? Marula Oil is derived from fruit seed kernels that are indigenous to Southern Africa and Madagascar. In short, this oil ” contains powerful antioxidants, high concentrations of nutrients, minerals and essential fatty acids that protect against environmental aggressors, reverse photodamage, boost cellular activity, hydrate at the deepest levels and repair the skin.” Boost cellular activity? Perfect for hair growth. Protect against environmental aggressors? Perfect for those of us who are struggling with the DC heat and humidity this summer. For a more in depth look at this wonderful oil, visit this article. Curly Nikki also featured this oil on a blog post about “7 Exotic Hair Butters & Oil For Natural Hair Greatness.”

Lastly, the packaging talks about Biotin which “nourishes individual strands for thicker, stronger hair.” We alll know about the thickening, growing effects of Biotin. BUt, if for some reason, you’ve been living under a rock, let this article enlighten you on Biotin’s wondrous effects!

HOW TO USE IT

The packaging says to “Shake well before using to get the full benefit. Apply uniformed oil serum directly to scalp and work through hair paying particular attention to the ends. For best results, leave on for one hour then cleanse and condition with 10-IN-1 Renewal System Shampoo and Conditioner. Style as usual. For a nourishing boost of moisture, apply a few drops of serum as needed. Upon sitting, the product will separate into 2 phases.”

HOW I USE IT

As the directions said, I applied this as a pre-wash. I parted my hair into four sections and applied the serum to each section of my hair, making sure to massage it into my scalp and work down to my ends. Then, I applied a DIY pre-poo (jojoba oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, mango butter, and shea butter) to the length of my hair and ends. Waited an hour and rinsed. As to be expected, my hair DID feel super moisturized and, specifically due to this serum, my scalp was way more hydrated. Once my hair was dry, none of those annoying dry scalp flakes that I was getting around my crown were in existence! This will certainly be a staple to use when doing hot oil treatments or in conjunction with my pre-poo’s. Oh, AND, it smells SO GOOD lol

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