Product Review: SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil 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.
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.
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|
Humectant; Attract water to the hair to keep the moisture content high
Moisturizes hair and soften
Zea Mays (Corn) Bud/Seed Extract
Acts as hair conditioner
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
Protein; Strengthens hair. Humectant; Attract water to the hair to keep the moisture content high
Vitamin E: Moisturizer
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
Emollient; Conditions hair.
Restores Hair's pH level
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Agave Equilana Stem Extract
Restore and rejuvenates frizzy hair
Helps with hair loss by strengthening the hair
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
Also known as Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein. Hair conditioning agent
Other ways, we lay our edges:
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