Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wash Day Chronicles: FT. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Line

Very, very early on in my hair journey I was all about Shea Moisture. The problem with that was I was wearing sew-ins. I couldn't fully see how they worked for my hair. When I switched into full product junkie mode, I neglected SM. These days they are pumping out so many different lines I can barely keep up. But I will say that I want to try their new professional line at Sally. People have been bragging about their JBCO line for months and I finally decided to try them out. I got them on sale at Walgreen's on Tuesday. Obviously, my no-buy has gone out the window yet again. lol I could not wait to wash my hair and try these out. So wash day came a bit early this week. These products have made a great first impression.

The Strengthen, Growth and Restore line is for natural, chemically processed, color treated or heat styled hair. My hair is a mixture of all of the above. The shampoo cleansed my hair and scalp very well. Clean but not stripped. Just the way I want my shampoos to be. The Treatment Masque is absolutely wonderful. It glides onto my hair with ease and soaks right in. It has some serious slip and allows me to detangle relatively easy. I deep conditioned using my conditioning cap and my hair felt awesome with the conditioner in my hair and after I rinsed. My hair looked and felt different after using the shampoo and masque, It's kind of hard to explain. Lastly, I used the Leave-In Conditioner in my LCO method. As I am typing this, I am letting my hair air dry. I'll have to wait and see how my hair feels before I say what it did for my hair. This is only my second time using the LCO method to try and combat my dry hair issue.

As of right now this line is on my good side. I'll of course use it a bit longer to see if this wash day was just a fluke.

Has anyone else tried this line? What do you think?


  1. I love the Coconut & Hibiscus line. The words strengthen keeps me from buying the JBCO line. I'm afraid my hair will freak out from using it.

    1. My hair seems to respond well to products like that. They didn't make my hair feel stiff at all. Just moisturized and soft.

    2. My hair seems to respond well to products like that. They didn't make my hair feel stiff at all. Just moisturized and soft.

  2. Me and Shea Moisture have a love/hate relationship (mostly hate). I LOVE the Purification Mask, but I have not been able to make any of the other products work for me. I actually bought the shampoo to try and most people have the exact same experience that you had...but NOOOO, not my hair. It was very stripping, so now I just use it for clarifying.

    I had to use so many different variations of the LOC method until I found one that worked for my hair. I do LCB (liquid, crème, butter). I hope your transition is still going well!