Happy New Year, curl friends! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and were able to relax and enjoy yourselves. I kept everything pretty low key, but still managed to contract a nasty cold between Christmas and New Year’s. Luckily, J and I were able to have a quiet time inside, sampling some awesome homemade mulled wine and watching some great films. It was a perfect way to end the year. What did you guys do?
I’m excited to be posting this, because this winter has been brutal on my hair. Absolutely insane. Everything has been incredibly drying, and I felt like no matter how hard I tried, nothing was working. My hair always ended up looking frizzy and dried out by the second day, regardless of what moisturizer/sealant I was using. Recently, I’ve started trying to up my veggie and water game along with my healthy fats (like my old friend the avocado), but was still concerned about what to do. I ordered some products from Beautiful Black Hair Canada, which has some items that are typically kind of difficult to get while living in a small city up here in the Great White North. I ordered a sample of Oyin Hair Dew after hearing rave reviews, some Olive Oil Eco Styler Gel, some kanekalon hair (new hairstyle tutorials to come in the next little while!), and finally, something I’d been reading about constantly on natural hair sites: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. It was a little pricey, considering my wallet had taken a pretty big hit over Christmas season, but a little goes a long way. And let me tell you, it was worth every penny.
I love this stuff. I love how it smells, I love the bounce that’s back in my ringlets, I love how smoothly it glides on, and how un-heavy and un-obtrusive it is. It just lets my hair shine through. This is Day 3, and whereas a few weeks ago it would have been a frizzy mess sloppily pulled back into a messy ponytail, I feel gorgeous and very much like summertime Jess. This product is definitely a win in my books!
So tell me: have you ever tried Shea Moisture? What’s your Holy Grail of products?