So I was walking around Target when I stumbled across the SheaMoisture line. It was right between the Miss Jessie's and Jane Carter product lines. I was immediately intrigued by the very natural look of the packaging on this particular bottle because It wasn't screaming for attention with bright colors and/or bold letters. I picked it up and read over the label which was the Yucca and Baobab Thickening Moisture Mist. The ingredients are supposed to thicken up thin hair strands as well as strengthen them. I thought to myself FINALLY! The answer to all my hair problems!! Most of my issues as a permed and a natural was that my hair strands were so thin that it was sensitive to anything I put in it, so it'd break with product and it would break without. It was always a lose/lose situation for me. I wanted to buy it but I was still a bit skeptical so I came home to research a bit and read reviews.
The product ingredients are as follows:
de-ionized water, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) extract, Yucca Filamentosa extract, Nutyrospermum Parkii (Shea) oil (denotes certified organic ingredients), aloe vera leaf juice, SD 40 alcohol, hydrolyzed wheat protein, biotin, rosemary extract, bamboo extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract.
Protein, noooooo :-(. If you have been following this blog, you should know that my hair does not like protein. I have never tried protein as a locked natural but I have tried hydrolyzed vegetable protein as a loose haired natural (I hate to catogorize natural like that but hey :-P) and it caused my poor strands to break so badly. Simply put, PROTEINS ARE GENERALLY USED TO STRENGTHEN HAIR, but there are different kinds which have different properties in addition to strengthening. I will do further research on the wheat and vegetable proteins to see if there are any distinct differences that may have caused that particular one to break my hair. I am really wanting to use this product but am just so afraid of the protein!
I am going back to Target very soon and depending on what I find out today, I may purchase this product and do a review very soon! Let me know if any of you have tried it out? What do you think?