Review: African Pride’s Shea Butter Miracle Moisture Intense Leave-In Conditioner

Whew, what a long-named product!  I was in search of an effective product to tame my wild mane and everything I had been using lately just didn’t quite do the trick for me. I was looking for something that moisturized my hair, tamed frizz and didn’t leave a nasty build up. I co-wash with a very very inexpensive conditioner for the reason of it just being rinsed down the drain. I wouldn’t spend a pretty penny on a co-wash conditioner. I used a dollar store conditioner to co-wash my tresses and a detangling spray to get the kinks out. 

I stumbled upon African Pride’s Shea Butter Miracle Moisture Intense Leave-in Conditioner at my local Dollar General. It’s a 15oz tub and it retails there for about $4.99. Of course, I read the ingredients, and saw a silicone listed which didn’t bother me too much, but in my mind I’m like, “Blah blah… do you work? … and will you work for me?”

Here’s what it claims:

African Pride®’s Shea Butter Miracle™ Butter Créme gives amazing manageability, softness and shine to naturally Curly, Wavy, Kinky-Coily Mixed Textures, plus perfect for Transitioners.


• Nourish & Soften Curls, Coils and Waves
• Stretch & Elongate Curls and Kinky-Coils
• Smooth and Tame Frizz

Here’s my experience:

On co-washed/ detangled hair…  I scooped out the product and applied it to each section of my hair. I then brushed through each section with a Denman brush and twisted each section. The first thing that catches your attention is the scent. It does have a sweet, fruity scent, reminiscent of something from Bath & Body Works, not bad if you like that sorta thing. I didn’t mind the scent at all. The second thing that I noticed was the slip. You can pretty much apply the product throughout the hair and comb through it, so it does have pretty good detangling properties. Thirdly, I noticed how defined the curls were becoming, almost instantanously.
I used a diffuser on my blow dryer set on the cool setting, to dry and set the style. I didn’t use the Buttery Creme (pictured on the right) in this process.

Close Up: When I took my twists out, I was left with defined, set curls and no frizz.

The results were a light sheen to my hair, defined curls and a pleasant scent. 
I think the product packaging should have came with a pump, just so you don’t have to dig your fingers into the tube, other than that, I give this a four star rating  and I will definitely add this to my curly hair regimen. It did just what I wanted it to do. 
Always Radiant Everyday

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