I moisturize my hair nightly. This might seem excessive, but my hair drinks moisture rapidly and will become extremely dry if I don't stay on top of keeping it moisturized. Knowing that I moisturize often, I need a product that's not going to be too much for my hair. I need for my hair to be able to stand the product for each two week period between washes.
The first product I tried was the Curls Unleashed (Organic Root Stimulator) Curl Defining Crème. It wasn't too thick or thin; it was kind of in the middle. It also smelled good which is always a plus. I tried this product for a two week period. Closer towards the end of the trial period, the moisturizer had built up on my hair. The product also left an oily residue on my hair (to the touch). The buildup and oily residue were negatives for this product. I was tempted to wash my hair before the end of the 2 weeks and because I abhor washing my hair so much, that's definitely not a good thing my book!
The second product I tried was Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I'd seen this product advertised on so many hair sites, IG accounts, etc...but I don't like jumping on bandwagons, so I put off trying the product. I decided to try it this time because my readers suggested it and I truly value your opinions!! This product was lighter than the Curls Unleashed moisturizer and it wasn't as oily. I tried this for 2 weeks as well and this product seemed to moisturize my hair in just the right way! It too had a great smell. Smell is so important to me because I have a very sensitive nose and since I moisturize my hair nightly, I have to be able to stand the smell of whatever I use on my hair (or any kind of soap, deodorant, air freshener, etc.). Before I buy any product with a smell...I try to smell it in the store (if possible)!
Between the two moisturizers, Shea Moisture won me out! It smelled better and wasn't as heavy on my hair. I was able to use it each night without having an oily, gunky mess on my hands at the end of two weeks. As far as hair results, I liked the twist out I got from the Shea Moisture product because it set my hair better than the Curls Unleashed product. (I would show pictures, but pictures do no justice to the styles I wear for whatever reason...so, I take less pictures of myself and my hair because of it.) I've been having issues with flakes for about the past month and I'm not sure if it's from product buildup, dry scalp, different pH in the water here, or what. I plan on finding out when I go back to the salon. Other than that I will continue to use the Shea Moisture product and find somebody to give the Curls Unleashed product to (*wink, wink*)!!
If you have any questions about either product, I'll be more than happy to answer.