Coconut Hibiscus Curl & Style Hair MilkProduct Description: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk has coconut oil, silk protein and neem oil that adds moisture, body and shine to your curls. Keeps curly hair frizz-free, shiny and healthy.
Cost: 8oz. bottle / $9.99 @ www.Walgreens.com (or instore)
Ingredients: Deionized Water , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Sugar Starch , Silk Protein , Essential Oil Blend , Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (Neem) , Caprylyl Glycol , Sorbitol Esters , Algae Extract , Hlyssopus Officinalis Extract , Salvia Officinalis Leaf and Equisetum Arvense Extract (Sage) , Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot) , Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Honeysuckle and Japanese Honeysuckle) , Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing SmoothieProduct Description: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curling Souffle with coconut oil, silk protein and neem oil strengthens and repairs damaged and frizzed out curls. Adds moisture, body and shine and keeps your curls looking shiny and healthy.
Cost: 12oz. jar / $9.99 @ www.Walgreens.com (or instore)
Ingredients: Deionized Water , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil , Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado) , Vegetable Glycerin , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , Silk Protein , Ammonium Salt , Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (Neem) , Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot) , Sorbitol Esters , Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5) , Caprylyl Glycol , Essential Oil Blend , Lonicera Caprifolium Flower and Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Honeysuckle and Japanese Honeysuckle) , Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
My Thoughts...Love Love LOVE them!!! Let me back up a moment and tell how my experience with the Coconut Hibiscus collection began. After taking out my last set of twists, I planned on wearing my hair loose for a few days before putting a new set in to give it a rest. To prep...I washed my hair using the SM African Black Soap Shampoo and conditioned with the matching balancing conditioner. Feeling like my hair could use a boost of strength, I did a quick DC with Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner....I forgot how much my hair luvvvvs this stufff. It always leaves my kinks feeling strong and moisturized.
Once my hair was wash, conditioned and detangled I split my hair in to 4 parts. For a leave in I decided to use the Hair Milk, which made my hair feel really soft and smooth. The consistency is like a lotion not too thick of thin so it spreads well, and the smell was delicious! The look I was going for was a chunky braidout, so to give my hair a little more hold I applied a dab of Eco Styler gel around each section and began to braid. Here's some shots of the wet braids...
I had never done a braid out in this way before so I wasn't sure what to expect when I took them done the next morning. After the were all dry (so I thought) the next day I began to unravel using a little bit of Sweet Almond Oil to coat my fingers. However, once I got to were the loose braid starts and the cornrowed braid ends my hair was still very damp. When I put the braids in I did so very lazily so the braid out wasn't coming out very smooth at all. I had soft hair with absolutely no definition...
Although the braid out was a fail I DO NOT blame the Hair Milk. It was my fault. Poor execution and bad technique killed this braid out. On the flip side, my hair was super soft and had a nice healthy sheen to it. It didn't feel heavy or greasy at all. Even the parts where I applied the Eco Styler were soft.
I really didn't feel like washing my hair again so I decided to twist my hair up...I was going do it the following week so why not just do it now and get it over with. Because of the braids my hair was pretty stretched already and untangled so I didn't have to comb it too much. I just used my blowdryer (on a low heat setting) to dry up the damp sections and to stretch it a little more so my twists will stay elongated longer. Here's my hair stretched...