Product Review: Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque

Friday, March 27, 2015

Promises: This intensely conditioning deep treatment infuses hair with a powerful dose of moisture and nutrients. Certified organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab Oils are blended with antioxidant-rich African Rock Fig to restore and lock in moisture. Smooths and fortifies follicles for stronger, healthier frizz-free hair.

Directions: Section clean, wet hair. Apply generously. Use a wide tooth comb to distribute evenly from root to ends. Leave in for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. For extra-conditioning, cover hair with a plastic cap. Apply moderate heat for up to 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. When using a hair steamer do not cover hair. Moist heat will add to masque's hydration.



Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Coconut Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Shea Butter*, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Mafura Seed Oil, Honey, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Fragrance, Baobab Seed Oil, Centrimonium Chloride, Avocado Oil, Fig Extract, Mango Seed Butter*, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol.

*Certified Organic Ingredient

Truth: Every time I use this deep conditioner, my results are consistent - in a good way that is! My hair is always soft, fluffy and full of body. I think Hydrolyzed Rice Protein contributes to that, check this out:
Hydrolyzed Rice Protein - Low molecular weight penetrates the hair shaft to rebuild and strengthen damaged hair. Rice Protein strengthens and expands the diameter of the hair shaft to create a noticeably thicker, more luxurious look. 
It's such a rare ingredient but I'm glad it agrees with my hair. Here's a post of what my hair looked like after using the Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil  Masque - Wash Day - Soft & Fluffy. The smoothness and volume was lovely! Though there are no silicones (my hair loves silicones) in the ingredients, while rinsing out the conditioner, the tangles melted easily making my hair feel slippy. I was able to finger detangle with no problems. That's impressive. Overall, it provides great hydration to the strands. I would definitely repurchase. The only negative I found was the fact that this product is not offered in Canada and that the jar was so small. With MBL hair, I tend to go through conditioners quite fast so a bigger jar would have been a plus for me. The thickness and consistency of the conditioner is great and it spreads easily onto wet or dry hair for deep conditioning.



Pros:
  • Moisturizing
  • Softening
  • Silicone free
  • Smooths cuticles
  • Give hair volume
Cons:
  • Jar too small
  • Only available in U.S.

Price: $12.99 USD


Hairlicious Rating:  (4/5) Very Good

Wash Day - Simple yet Effective!

Friday, March 20, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram (@hairlicious) then you already know what my wash day consisted of in terms of products. I brought out my trusty ol' Keracare humecto to maximize the hydration in my 12 week post new growth! It was heaven!!

Lets break it down:

Deep conditioner: Keracare Humecto Cream Conditioner
Oils: Extra virgin olive oil (1tsp), Jamaican Black Castor Oil (1tsp), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (1tsp)
Co-wash conditioner: Aussie Moist Smooth
Leave-in: Scurl No Drip Activator

Lately, my new growth has been pretty much unbearable! Since I'm in the Castor Oil Challenge, my growth has been noticeably thicker, and stronger! It literally takes me longer to style my hair and my hair is drinking up my products like no other!!

I decided to apply my deep conditioner to dry hair (saturated from root to tip), leave it on with heat for 30 minutes then co-wash it out. I t-shirt dried for approximately 15-20 minutes.

As I was air drying,  my new growth and relaxed ends came out buttery smooth and moisturized! This is exactly what my hair needed. I applied my leave-in on damp hair and let my hair air dry in a middle part ponytail overnight to tame my new growth. My hair was secured with a satin scarf.

This is how it turned out in the morning. No gel, no edge control. Distinct line of demarcation! LOL


Simple yet effective!

Until next wash day....



The Wash Day Experience

ESSENCE.COM Straight Talk: Tips On Creating A Regimen For Relaxed Hair

Thursday, March 19, 2015
So you’ve decided to grow your hair long and healthy and you’ve set your hair goals. Now what? In order to achieve those goals, a regimen needs to be set in place.

PROTEIN RECONSTRUCTORS 
Reconstructors are packed with proteins small enough to penetrate and repair the cracks and gaps along the hair shaft. During relaxers, protein is stripped from the hair making it weak and fragile. Reconstructors infuse protein back into the hair. Light reconstructors can be used weekly and heavy reconstrcutors can be used every 6-8 weeks. Start off by using a light protein reconstructor weekly for 15-20 minutes.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
Using a leave-in conditioner, after a deep condition, is essential as it aids in closing the cuticles so that the nutrients stay inside of the hair shaft. Closed cuticles mean the hair remains smooth, tangle-free with shine. Most leave-in conditioners provide moisturizing and protein properties for added benefit. Use a leave-in conditioner after every deep condition.

MOISTURIZING DEEP CONDITIONER 
A moisturizing deep conditioner is an essential part of any regimen. Moisturizing deep conditioners are crucial in adding moisture, softness, and smoothness in the hair. It’s perfect to use after a protein reconstructor as it restores moisture and elasticity back into the hair. Use a moisturizing deep conditioner at least once a week under a heat source (i.e. hooded dryer, heat cap, steamer etc.) for 20-30 minutes.

DAILY MOISTURIZER
Moisture is the key! Using a daily moisturizer is the quickest way to replenish moisture in dry hair. The only way to effectively moisturize your hair is by using a water-based moisturizer (make sure water is the first ingredient on the list). Focus on moisturizing your ends first, then work your way up to your roots. Moisturize daily to increase elasticity and hydration. Above all, listen to your hair! If you notice excessive shedding and/or breakage, use the process of elimination and cut back on one product at a time to see what is causing the issue.

Be sure to check out the original article over at ESSENCE.com | Straight Talk: Tips On Creating A Regimen For Relaxed Hair
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