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Hi guys,                                                            
It's been ages since I've done a product review right? Sorry about that. I have bought tons of products since the last time but I haven't had time to do a proper review of each one. Its better later than never not so? I'm starting with the SHEA MOISTURE JBCO STRENGTHEN, GROW & RESTORE LEAVE IN CONDITIONER (now that's a mouthful isn't it?) I bought sometime in July.

Meet the product:

Product claims:
 This reparative leave-in conditioner softens and detangles hair while controlling frizz. Perfect for  those who regularly colour, straighten, perm or heat style their hair, as well as kinky, curly or wavy natural styles. Formulated with nutrient-rich Jamaican Black Castor Oil and certified organic Shea Butter to nourish, moisturize and support elasticity so hair resists breakage when detangling. Conditioners provide a protective layer that improves the appearance of split ends. Peppermint oil stimulates the scalp for an invigorating experience. 
 Water (Aqua),  Ricinus Communis (castor) seed oil, Stearyl Alchohol, Cetyl Alchohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,    Panthenol, Dicaprylyl Ether Hydroxyethylcellulose,  Glycerin (Vegetable), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Caramel, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Vinegar, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Niacin, Dextran, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil.

 Apply to clean, towel-dried hair. Work a generous amount of product into hair from root to ends. Gently comb through for even distribution. Do not rinse. Apply additional product as needed depending on hair length and condition.

How I used product:
I used this product on dry hair, on damp hair and in the Kimmaytube leave-in mix.
 Here's my verdict:

The good:
  •  No sulfates. No parabens. No phthalates. No paraffin. No gluten. No propylene glycol. No mineral oil. No synthetic fragrance. No PABA. No synthetic colour. No DEA. No animal testing.
  • It is just the perfect consistency for my hair. Not super thick and  not too runny.
  • It sinks into my strands immediately. No white patches at all. 
  • It leaves my hair moisturised for up to 3 days with proper sealing. 
  • It look , smells and feels like melted Vanilla ice-cream. Love it!
  • A little goes a long way.
The bad:
I wish it came in a different package. A bottle with a pump perhaps? I feel that a product with its light consistency should not be in a jar. I had 2 major spills when someone jarred my hands and I was really upset because it's kinda expensive.  

The Ugly:

DarkChild rating : 8.5/10

Price: N3600

It wasn't easy moving on from Cantu but my hair had had enough of the white patches. I'm glad I bought this leave-in. I love the smell and the way it makes my hair feel- soft and moisturised. I would definitely repurchase it.
Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I find shea moisture a bit drying unless i seal with castor maybe this is actually a good product. Will check it out when next I am stocking up.

    1. It's not drying for me at all. I hope you have good results with it.

  2. Nice review. I've never used a Shea Moisture Leave-in before. Where did you get it from?

  3. Hmmm. I'll try it based on this review but this my hair eh?!!! Sigh. It is well.

  4. Never used any shea moisture product,there are a ton of them.Nice review,I just got the cantu though.

    1. Thanks Jennifer. I hope you get better results from the Cantu.

  5. most naturals i know love shea moisture. when i have used up my tons of hair products i will go crazy on shea moisture and cantu pdts!

  6. Funny I have double mind concerning this product. It didn't do much for my usual 2 days moisture and I needed to reapply morning and evening or else my hair felt dry. I noticed though that twistouts with the product was light and fluffy so that's what prevented me from chucking it out...that and the smell but I didn't repurchase after that.

  7. Great review. I've read so many good things about this one. It has been on my want list, but I have to finish what I have first.

  8. Great review. I've read so many good things about this one. It has been on my want list, but I have to finish what I have first.

  9. That's quite expensive tho


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