Hi guys! Two products in one review today but I got them at the same time so I thought it was fitting. Read on to find out what I think!
My hair is very thick and very frizzy thanks to what I assume is a melting pot of ancestry, so drugstore hair products don’t usually do anything to help smooth out my curls and keep it silky. I have very dry and damaged hair so I wanted to find products that would keep the moisture in.
Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner (for dry and damaged hair)
I was recommended Shea Moisture by a friend with beautiful afro hair so I thought I’d see it worked with my type of hair. It was the cheapest from ebay, but was still pretty pricey, at £8.90 for 384ml.
This is what the bottle looks like. I’ve used it twice and it’s gone down quite a lot already, which is worrying! I don’t want to be spending £9 every couple of weeks on conditioner. The pump isn’t very large so I take it off when I need to dispense some as I need a lot of product to coat my hair. I use it from the mid-lengths to the ends of my hair and keep it on whilst I wash and shave my legs to let it ‘soak in’.
The conditioner has no nasty ingredients – no parabens, sulfates, synthetic colour or fragrance (and lots more) and is not tested on animals, so that’s a big plus. It’s also colour safe which is awesome because my hair tends to fade quite quickly with other conditioners. It includes sea kelp, argan oil and shea butter which moisturises and restores shine and elasticity.
As I said, I’ve only used it twice so it might work better when I’ve been using it a while, but to be honest my hair has been frizzier than usual and hasn’t really felt any nicer than it usually would. I feel like I need lots of product to coat my hair so it will run out quite quickly.
Cantu Comeback Curl (next day curl revitaliser)
This product was from ebay as well and cost me £6.70 for 355ml. It claims to refresh curls, reduce frizz and add shine. it comes out as a liquid and I spray it on my hand instead of directly onto my hair so I can spread it out easier.
This is what the bottle looks like. I’ve used it a lot already and it’s hardly gone down at all which is awesome and I don’t mind spending almost £7 for a bottle. You can use the spray on dry or damp hair so I can use it whenever I want.
This product also has no sulfates, silicon and parabens which is good to know! It’s meant for natural afro hair but I need as much moisture as I can get with my coarse, thick mane so products meant for afro hair catch my eye.
I think it does tame my frizzy bits of hair as a ‘spot check’ but I wouldn’t use it all over my hair as a post-wash treatment. I like oils and serums for that! It lasts a while but you do need to top your hair up if you want the effects to last more than a day.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed today’s review! I mentioned these products in my October haul which is going up tomorrow so make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel, which you can find here!