Winter Weather Hair Repair: Shea Moisture Review

I don’t do too many product reviews, but this one seems very necessary.  This winter has been really harsh on my hair. My hair feels dry, it doesn’t curl and I notice that even when I straighten my hair, there’s no hydration even if I go days without washing it. My hair is naturally curly, but in the winter time I straighten it more (bump with a curling iron) so I can go longer without washing it.

So, I’ve been trying different products and this one has really helped me! I bought two Shea Moisture products: a conditioner and a leave-in conditioner.

The Shea Moisture Intensive Hydration Hair Masque conditioner is amazing! I left it in for about 30 minutes while I showered and had my hair covered with a shower cap to trap some of the heat. I purchased this at Target for under $15 and it was well worth it. Here’s what the container looks like:


The second product I used after washing was the Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie.  It smells so good and is good to use for continuous hydration and shine.  I used it for both curly hair and straight hair styles.  While my hair was still wet, I used it sparingly throughout then finger blew dry my hair (meaning I used my fingers instead of my brush while using a blow dryer).   Again, I purchased this product at Target for about $10.


Here’s how my hair looked after using both products:


Nice, full, healthy big barrel curls and waves.  If my hair begins to lose moisture,  I simply apply some olive oil, but that’s rare that I need to. I’m also sure to use a ceramic curling iron.  Hope this helps!  Feel free to share your winter tricks for hydrated hair.

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