Shea Moisture & ORS Product ReviewI think I have dry hair. I try everything I can to hydrate my hair. I've tried different moisturizers, I've tried the LOC method, I've even consulted with my cosmetologist. She tells me that it's a mind thing but in between wash days, my hair just looks and feels so dry! Because of that, I'm putting forth a concerted effort into helping my hair get and maintain moisture.
When fell into this fiasco I had planned to review a new shampoo (Shea Moisture's Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo). We all know that didn't happen!!
I kept my hair straight for a while, but I was excited about the next wash day so I could try the shampoo. No matter how much moisturizer or oil I use between washes, my hair just always feels so dry.
I washed my hair and thankfully after all it'd been through, it reverted back to curls with no problem. I used the shampoo and really couldn't tell a difference between this shampoo and other non-hydrating shampoos I've used before. If I had the option of buying this shampoo again, I wouldn't. Two weeks after washing, I still felt like I had the "dry hair" thing going on, so I was ready for option number 2.
Wash day comes around again and I was ready for ORS's Olive Oil Sulfate-free Hydrating Shampoo. I got this shampoo in the November curlBOX and wasn't thinking about using it for this hydration project until I just so happened to run across it. I used to use ORS products when I was relaxed, so I never thought to try their natural hair products. When I actually looked at the shampoo and saw it was a hydrating shampoo, with rosemary to stimulate the scalp, I thought why not?!
I used it and after I washed out the shampoo, I could tell my hair had retained more moisture. I've got to do more research on this shampoo and the type of products it contains to make sure there's nothing damaging about it, but I plan to use it again.
I also tried the L.O.C. (liquid, oil, cream) method with hopes of keeping more moisture. From the type of shampoo and conditioner I use to the type of oil and "cream" I use, the process needs to be refined and it absolutely needs to be tried over time to be proven true. My hair turned out great great and I'm still ecstatic about all the growth!
What types of products or methods do you use to retain moisture?