I picked up the Shea Moisture Jojoba Oil and Ucuuba Butter No-Rinse Foam Cleanser and Odor Neutralizing Mist with Carrot Seed Oil to try on my crochet braids. When I shared photos of the products on my Instastory, so many people wanted to see a review! I posted a quick review summary on Instagram, along with a video of how I use it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeT0ZrIl1fo/?taken-by=back2curly
I ordered the No-Rinse Foam Cleanser from Amazon.com, but it normally retails in Target for $9.99USD. I picked up the mist at my local target for the same price, $9.99USD. I hadn't seen this line on the shelves in Target for a long time, but I think they are rolling them out now. They are also available on the SheaMoisture website for $10.99USD.
The smell of this line is super refreshing! It reminds me of lemon and citrus. It's not overpowering at all, which is good for a protective style product; you don't want to be smelling it all day! Jojoba oil and ucuuba butter are very hydrating, which is great for a no-rinse cleanser to avoid stripping natural moisture. SheaMoisture also lists the product as being environmentally friendly on the packaging.
I use the foam by first sectioning my braids into two parts, and spraying my scalp with plain water. Then, I use two pumps of the cleanser per section, and gently massage into my scalp. The bottle says to use a microfiber cloth or soft t-shirt to wipe away the excess product, but I didn't have one nearby, so I substituted with tissue. After, I apply oil to my scalp in sections, spray the mist in sections, brush and reset my edges down with gel, and that's it! My hair is clean, refreshed and well hydrated.
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Something really important to remember when maintaining a protective style: if you really want a style to do it's job at protecting your hair, it's important to take care of your hair and scalp underneath! Using oils to hydrate your scalp is great, but it's also important to clear buildup, and above all use some plain water to keep your scalp clean and hydrated! I've been following this method for the first week of having my braids and haven't had any issues :)
Overall rating: 5/5
Have you tried this line? Do you have any questions about it? Leave a comment below so we can chat :)