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:
• 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.