Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk

Beloved readers, this was another ingredient-led purchase. The ingredient quality is glorious! As I often note for products from this brand, it’s blissfully free of:

No Sulfates
No Parabens
No Phthalates
No Paraffin
No Gluten
No Propylene Glycol
No Mineral Oil
No Synthetic Fragrance
No PABA
No Synthetic Color
No DEA
No Animal Testing

Huzzahs all around!

Sadly, those are the only huzzahs I will call for.

My Experience

Disclaimer: Before I begin my tale of woe, I want to note that my hair has a love/hate relationship with shea butter.

Read my other experiences with this line for hair and body here. Curious about the coordinating shampoo? Click here.

T H E   G O O D

  • No build up
  • Rinsed cleanly (using the coordinating shampoo)
  • Smooths hair effectively
  • Moisturizes scalp
  • Strong coconut scent
  • A little goes a long way
  • Available at your local drugstore
  • $10

My hair was softer and slightly less frizz prone at first…but then as the day wore on became hard, frizzy, and very, very angry with me.

That is what it does when it does not like a certain formulation with shea butter in it. That says more about my hair’s preferences than this product, which I well realize! (Fans of this, you may now lower your weapons. Thank you in advance. #OneLove)

There are other products from this brand that do have shea butter in them–one I used for weeks every night without fail–that it loves, but sadly, this does not stand among them.

T H E   B A D

  • Will weigh down hair is overused (Greasy feel)
  • Slow to absorb (About 20 minutes)

Alas, my hair declared that it didn’t like it, and I was left to make puppy eyes at the bottle, knowing I wouldn’t finish it.

If your hair liked this, please share your experience. I want to live through you. (Don’t be shy!)

Please note: It occurs to me ladies with looser wavy/curly textures (and/or those with fine hair) may not be able to use this without loosing volume.

 

TL;DR

This product is fantastic for hair health–but it may not be your friend if your hair is picky about shea butter, which my mane is. #IWeep

Ingredients: Deionized Water , Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Sugar Starch , Silk Protein , Essential Oil Blend , Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (Neem) , Caprylyl Glycol , Sorbitol Esters , Algae Extract , Hlyssopus Officinalis Extract , Salvia Officinalis Leaf and Equisetum Arvense Extract (Sage) , Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot) , Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

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