Product Review: SheaMoisture DCs – Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Nourishing Hair Masque and Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

Hi everyone!

Sorry that posts have been a bit on the sporadic side – I’m finishing up at work and about to move on, and also working on a couple of projects at the same time so time really is at a minimum! But nevertheless, as promised in this post, I have reviewed some of the deep conditioners I bought on my travels. Further reviews to follow in due course. So without further ado, here are the reviews:

Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Nourishing Hair Masque $11.99/12oz

The blurb:

Our intensive treatment deep conditions and infuses hair with a powerful dose of moisture. Certified organic Shea Butter, revitalizing Tahitian Noni and Monoi Oil, blended with Keratin, Peptides and Botanical Extracts hydrate, strengthen and repair frizz, flyaway hair. Helps smooth hair cuticle, controlling frizz and maintaining straight styles.

I applied this treatment to freshly washed hair and then steamed my hair for about half an hour. I should also mentioned that I used this treatment with Coconut Oil, which is one of the few penetrating oils i.e.  so it goes through to my hair shaft, therefore maximising the effects of the treatment. Boy! I love this treatment! Love it! If I had to pick a go-to treatment for moisture infusion, this is the one. My hair felt impossibly soft, fluffy and moisturised after this treatment and it continued to for days afterwards. It also made the detangling process an absolute breeze. I really like the smell too!

Bear in mind this is summer time right now so Grace is definitely feeling the heat and gets quite dry at times. But this treatment… hmmm this treatment is going to have to become a regular staple to the regimen. I don’t know how I’m going to do it though, because I only have one of these tubs and I’m rather heavy handed with the product. I may need to make another trip to ATL just to stock up – jokes (well not completely joking! ha!!)! But seriously, does anyone know where I can get this product in London??? I’m yet to find a shop that is carrying this particular Shea Moisture line. The search goes on.

Final thoughts

This product is a winner and is fast becoming a regimen staple. I need to find a London/UK supplier though, because with my heavy handed approach, this could very well be a short-lived affair if there is no regular supply!

Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque $12.99/12oz (or buy in the UK here)

The blurb:

SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque deeply moisturizes and repairs dry, damaged or over-processed hair. An all-natural intensive treatment perfect for transitioning chemically treated hair to healthy natural hair.

Hmm, I’m undecided on this one. I really wanted to love it because a lot of naturals rave about it. But really it didn’t do much for my hair. After time under the steamer, my hair didn’t feel particularly soft or conditioned. I tried the baggy or “Greenhouse Effect” method to see if a different steaming method would make a difference to the effects of the treatment on my hair but sadly no, it didn’t.

So I tried something a bit radical (for me anyway!). I decided to try using the masque as a styler for my twists. I’ve read a couple of reviews where people have done this and raved about how it works both as a deep conditioner and a styler so I thought why not?

Alas, I found out that deep conditioners are called deep conditioners for a reason. When my twists dried, having used the masque for the twists, my hair felt crunchy – crunchy like I forgot to rinse my conditioner out! When I sprayed the twists with my moisture mist, my hair was fine but as soon as it dried it went back to crunchy. Not good. To be fair though, when I did take down my twists, my hair felt soft and fluffy but there was absolutely NO definition. Never mind.

Final thoughts

So far, not good with this product unfortunately. Doesn’t seem to gel with Grace as a deep treatment or a styler. I’m not giving up just yet but I may take a break from my mission to justify my product junkie-ism in this case! I’ll keep you posted on if I make any headway.

*Please note that I did not receive any compensation for this review. I paid for the products myself and the opinions expressed in this post are mine and no-one else’s.

Have you tried any of the above SheaMoisture products? What was your experience? Feel free to share in the comments below!


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