Sunday, July 27, 2014

Product Review: SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Edge Treatment

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment

When I found this product at the 4th CVS we visited, I was not really planning on buying it. I usually do not use much on my edges except my Jamaican Black Castor Oil or my DIY Shea Aloe Butter to lay my edges. My initial thought and MISTAKE was to assume that this was an Edge Tamer.

First of all, what is SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment?


According to the info on the jar This precision styling gel provides a touchable hold while nourishing edges. Effectively blocking humidity, while controlling reversion and flyaway hair around edges for sleek, frizz-free styles.
Edges "kinda-tamed"

My Honest Thoughts:
This product does really well in moisturizing and nourishing the edges, but however if you are looking for a strong hold, this is not the product for it. It does give a soft hold and is great for someone like myself that does not like hard gel along the edges. Hard gels can actually damage edges.  I did not experience any product build up using this product.

From different wordings on the packaging, I believe this product is geared towards naturals who use heat, however, due to the terms, flyaway and anti-reversion.

You only need a very small amount of this product because due to Glycerin (which is the first ingredient), you will encounter a bit of oiliness and stickiness on your fingers. As far as controlling reversion and flyaways, I feel that I will need to add another gel on top of this product to get the job done.
Natural Hair Bun

My main goal for this product is to help grow my edges. Since I have to usually dilute my thick Jamaican Castor Oil, this is a better solution. This 4oz jar ($7.99) contains the following ingredients:

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Edge Treatment
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Edge Treatment
What are these ingredients doing to our hair?

Glycerin
     Humectant; Attract water to the hair to keep the moisture content high

Water
     Moisturizes hair and soften

Zea Mays (Corn) Bud/Seed Extract
     Acts as hair conditioner

Pectin
     Thickener

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
     Coat the hair shaft and smooth the cuticle layer, sealing in moisture and leaving the hair feeling soft and silky

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
     Sealant, Provide emolliency, conditioning, add shine

Metha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract
     Normalizes scalp's oil production, helps with dry scalp and dandruff, reduces hair loss

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
     Moisturizes hair

Hydrolyzed Keratin
     Protein; Strengthens hair.  Humectant; Attract water to the hair to keep the moisture content high

Tocopherol
     Vitamin E: Moisturizer

Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
     Emollient; Conditions hair.

Panthenol
     Humectant
     
Vinegar
     Restores Hair's pH level
     
Cetrimonium Chloride
     Click here to learn all about this ingredient

Agave Equilana Stem Extract
     Restore and rejuvenates frizzy hair

Niacin
     Helps with hair loss by strengthening the hair

Potasium Sorbate
     Preservative

Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil
     Also known as Brazillian Buriti Fruit Oil. Moisturize and protect your hair from sun damage and pollution.

Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend)
     For smell purpose

Yeast Extract
    Also known as  Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein. Hair conditioning agent

Citric Acid
     pH Adjuster

Other ways, we lay our edges:


What are your thoughts on this product?

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