I never really put any effort into doing my hair on a daily basis. I usually just wear my hair naturally or put it in a bun or braid. But for the past two weeks or so I’ve actually wanted to put some effort into my hair and outfits. So, I’ve been straightening or slightly curling my hair, which just has damaged my hair a lot.
I get split ends super easily and since I have very dark hair they are very visible. As I mentioned in my last holy grail post, I already have very thick, dry hair as it is so using a lot of heat on it just makes it worse.
Anyway, I was at Target today looking around and found the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow Treatment Masque. It was only $2.49 for a 1.75 oz packet, so I decided to go for it. I followed the instructions on the packet, but I didn’t have a hair cap so I actually used a target bag (#thestruggle).
Alright now for the review. The consistency of this mask is like a conditioner and it definitely smells like shea butter. I really liked both of these things from it because it was so easy to apply and it smelled really nice.
It was kind of hard to do the hair drying process by myself, and the instructions do say to sit under a hair dryer so I think if they used this like at a salon or something it would be better.
So once the 15 minutes were up I rinsed out my hair. I actually was on a tight schedule so I couldn’t leave it in for the optional extra hour. Automatically I could feel that my hair was way silkier and smoother. I did take the time to make sure I rinsed it out properly, but as I was letting my hair air dry I could tell that it was greasy because of the mask. It felt like if I had left conditioner in my hair, but since I wasn’t doing anything big for the rest of the day it didn’t bother me that much.
I also only ended up using abour 2/3 of the packet and I have long, thick hair.
Overall, I really liked the whole process of this mask. As for the end results when my hair was dry I could see it looked way more nourished than before and softer. I would recommend to use this mask on a day off just because it does leave your hair looking a bit greasy, but I’m definitely going to try it a couple more times because I enjoyed how it made my hair healthier and smoother.
See you tomorrow!