When I wore my hair naturally in two-strand twists or in a twist-out style, I relied on shea butter to moisturize and strengthen my hair. But I always thought shea butter was too heavy for relaxed or finer hair types.
Fortunately, I was wrong. There are many products on the market that use the moisturizing powerhouse shea butter to condition, moisturize, and strengthen all hair types. Two products that caught my attention recently are L’Occitane’s Shea Butter For Dry Hair Shampoo and Shea Butter For Dry Hair Conditioner.
L’Occitane’s Shea Butter For Dry Hair Shampoo is a light sudsing shampoo with a subtle, calming scent. I was impressed with how soft and smooth my hair felt after using the shampoo – even before conditioning. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, though, I suffer with itchy scalp. So, while the shampoo cleaned my hair well without stripping it, it did not calm my itchy scalp, even after shampooing twice. Since that first trial, I’ve used Shea Butter For Dry Hair Shampoo after shampooing with Tea Tree Shampoo as a way to begin softening my hair before using conditioner. I like this shampoo combination a lot.
I then follow with L’Occitane’s Shea Butter For Dry Hair Conditioner. Shea Butter For Dry Hair Conditioner is a lightweight conditioner that packs a punch. I left the conditioner on for five minutes and then rinsed with lukewarm water. The conditioner rinses well and does not leave a heavy coat on my hair. I was pleasantly surprised at this conditioner’s ability to soften, smooth, and de-frizz my hair.
Nicole L.B. Furlonge