Okay, it’s very rare that I get this excited about a hair product I’m loving, but this one has just got to gush on this. It’s part of the always-amazing Shea Moisture line and it’s got a super-long name: Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow and Restore Leave-In Conditioner. Whew. That was a mouthful.
Upon opening the jar, you’ll get a whiff of a slightly sweet vanilla scent that’s light but lingers on the hair. The texture isn’t at all heavy it’s rather light, and at first I thought it wouldn’t be heavy enough manage my fine, 4a kinks and curls. The product does not disappoint. The shea butter and Jamaican black castor oil deeply moisturizes, and contains keratin to strengthen and reduce breakage, and with help from water, penetrates the shaft.
The first time I used it was before tying up my hair at night. I applied the conditioner and put my hair up in a bun. I was one about Day 4 or 5 since I had last washed, and my hair was pretty dry and tangled. The following morning I undid the bun and my hair was so incredibly manageable and style-able…no raggedy ends tangling in on one another, so I did something I don’t usually do…side twists with a part down the middle, because my hair was so pliable and “strong feeling” that I felt confident to undergo the manipulation.
There a lot of anti-breakage products on the market, and the prices range the gamut. I find that Shea Moisture consistently provides a superior product without a huge price point. I see this company every year at the Natural Products Expo, and they have strict criteria that the products featured at the expo be sustainably manufactured.I purchased this at my local CVS for $10.99.