WARNING: This post may trigger Product Junkie relapse
Every time I walk into a large retailer I lie to myself. I say, “I’m just going to look in the hair aisle, I won’t by anything.” This time I lied to myself in Target. Here I am walking down the hair care aisle and what do I see at the end a sign for natural hair care. As I walk closer, I can’t believe what I’m seeing, I walk faster thinking my eyes have deceived me. But no they are not the Target in my podunk town is finally carrying Shea Moisture Hair Products and in that moment I know that the hair gods have smiled upon me.
I have wanted to try Shea Moisture hair products since I first heard of them last summer. The line has been available through Target online since last year. But the Target in my podunk town just got the hair care products recently and I was so excited to see them! (I’ve only been natural for 18 months but in the beginning of my journey not many stores carried hair care products for natural hair. Or the products they did carry contained: silicones, alcohols, parabens, mineral oil, etc. So I love that many stores are starting to carry more brands with better ingredients.) I decided to pick up Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk, Deep Treatment Masque(review coming later), and since I was indulging my Product Junkism (PJism) I also purchased Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste.
I was expecting great things from the Style Milk and was left feeling indifferent. It left my hair moisturized and soft and It doesn’t have much hold but I don’t look for that much in my leave in stylers. This also smells lovely its more floral scented with a slight hint of coconut. The Style Milk has a good thick consistency and a dime size amount on medium twists I found works best. I just don’t think that it’s better than Purabody Naturals Murumuru Moisture Milk or Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk. So I would purchase it again, but I don’t think it’s going to be apart of my regular routine.
Now the Curls Control Paste did surprise me and I couldn’t be happier. I’m a sucker for anything that can promise to make my hair shiny. When I saw this on the shelf above Shea Moisture I was immediately intrigued and after quick glance at the ingredients this product found its way into my cart. The pictures below can show you how much shine this product added to my hair.
The product has a very strong caramel smell in the jar but didn’t notice any smell once it was in my hair. This product is not a gel so it doesn’t have a strong hold but it does define curls and can tame frizz and fly away hairs. It has a thicker consistency then gel it’s more like an old school pomade. This will definitely be helping me add shine to my Wash n’ Go’s this summer.
Hope you’re out enjoying the weather!