I have been a natural for a year and a half. I have been using Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk Shampoo since.
I swore I would never move on. It has never failed to produce moisturized, silky locks of hair.
I also don’t use shampoo often enough to want to experiment, and I was always afraid the change would be disastrous.
I was at Walmart looking for a new conditioner that didn’t have glycerin since it seemed to be drying out my hair with the change of weather.
I had recently finished a bottle of the Smooth as Silk and said “why not?”
I came across the Shea Moisture line. I really like their style milk (review coming soon), so I thought I would try their shampoo.
What I love:
The first ingredient is water so you know it is moisturizing.
It has that sweet, candy smell that products with coconut oil tend to have, but it is not at all overwhelming or obnoxious.
There is a long list on the bottle of harmful ingredients it DOESN’T have (sulfates, parabens, etc).
Animal lovers and vegans will also appreciate that it’s not tested on animals.
It is also “ethically” traded and “sustainably” produced. (I’m not sure to what extent that is true, I tried to look it up on their website and didn’t find a lot of info. I’ll take their word for it until I do).
It is loaded with moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, aloe vera leaf juice, shea butter, and rosemary just to name a few!
It feels great on your hands and even better in your hair! It is light and creamy and smoothly goes onto the hair. It left my hair feeling soo moisturized and smooth when my hair had been feeling straw-like for days. (I am seriously considering trying the conditioner).
It also comes with silk protein to leave you with soft, silky hair and neem oil for brilliant shine.
I haven’t tried a lot of the Shea Moisture line, but I like that it’s split up between textures. This particular one is designed for thick, curly hair, but there are other product lines designed for thin, curly hair and so on.
You can easily get this at WalMart, Target, or Sally’s.
What I don’t care for:
Don’t know that there is anything about this shampoo I don’t like!
It is about $10 a bottle, but it’s a decently sized bottle. I can make a bottle of shampoo last for several months since I don’t shampoo too often, so the price really doesn’t bother me considering the effect.
I think I found my new love. Full stamp of approval!
My hair has seriously been feeling AWFUL. So bad, that for the first time in the 1.5 years that I’ve been natural, I rocked some protective styling because my hair was going to pieces and my ends just wouldn’t curl. My roommate complimented me on how curly my hair was looking, and one of my friends couldn’t stop sneaking touches.