From August 23, 2010
This would be a product review post. I’ve been looking for the right product for my dry hair that I’ve been wearing in locs now for about 2 years. It’s almost shoulder length, by can still swing it from side to side. So I noticed that Target started selling products geared toward natural hair. The really good stuf too, not the crap that’s usually in the “ethnic care” area. They sell Miss Jessie’s, which is always sold out everytime I come there, Jane Carter Solutions, Curlz, and Shea Moisture. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Miss Jessie’s, but I have to get her stuf on a really good pay day. So I got Shea Moisture dandruff and dry scalp elixir and Yucca and Baobab thickening mist. First off, this product smells like coconuts but there’s no coconut extract in it. This product is completely vegan with no artificial fragances, no parabens, virtually nothing bad. It has salicylic acid and tea tree to treat the dandruff and plantain enzymes and willow bark to alleviate itching and detoxify the scalp. I am one of the unfortunate few who suffers from scalp dermatitis so this stuf definitely helped. Not a lot because I still have dermatitis, but it did do it’s job of alleviating the itch and soreness that I’ve been suffering. The packaging of course is simple, yet my main beef is that the ingredients are hard to read and requires a magnifying glass(seriously) to read the very fine print on the label. My eyes haven’t given up on me yet, but I can only imagine someone older trying to read the label and trying to figure out what’s in the product. But my hair felt really soft and moisturized for DAYS even when the temps outside were over 90 degrees. Next is the thickening mist. Because of the dermatitis, my hair has now thinned a bit at the top. One wouldn’t tell now, but when I wash and touch up my hair, it’s noticeable, at least to my stylist. So the mist is more like an aloe spritz with African extracts of baobab in it to help strengthen and thicken hair. The jury is still out on this one because I haven’t felt much of a difference and I haven’t used much of it as I have the elixir. But both are great products to try and are inexpensive at $9.99 at Target. My hair doesn’t feel dry and brittle any more and is very soft and moisturized.
Grade: A+ Dry scalp Elixir B Thickening Mist