It took a long time for me to get this final review out and I’m not sure why. 🙂
I have been using the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil line since I first reviewed it in August 2014. After that post, I decided to purchase the remaining items in the line to see if they lived up to my expectations. SPOILER ALERT: Not really. They were good but I didn’t feel they were staples.
First, let’s get a final rundown of the products I originally reviewed.
Shea Moisture JBCO Shampoo – This is a staple shampoo. I haven’t even finished the bottle yet because you get so much product in one bottle. It makes my hair feel clean yet moisturized. Still love.
Shea Moisture JBCO Treatment Masque – I actually still love this product but I haven’t repurchased it because like most conditioners, I find ways to improve what I already have. I originally thought this deep conditioner trumped my Shea Moisture Raw Shea Hair Masque and it didn’t. I recently started adding my own JBCO to the Raw Shea Hair Masque and love that a little more. It’s still a great product and I will eventually repurchase but I’m not desperate for it right now.
Shea Moisture JBCO Leave in Conditioner – I still feel the same way about this product. It’s a definite staple and I’m on my second or third container. This is by far the best leave in conditioner since my Kinky Curly leave in that I recently parted ways with.
New Product Reviews
Shea Moisture JBCO Hair Serum – I purchased two of these bottles and I’m trying to figure out, why? There was probably a BOGO sale at the end of 2014. Anyway, the product is good but nothing you can’t get from oils you mix together on your own. For the price, you might be able to get a bigger bottle of another oil or Jamaican Black Castor Oil itself for cheaper. I tried doing a hot oil treatment and just regular scalp oiling and even sealing after a wash. It was “a’ight”. Not on the repurchase list.
Shea Moisture JBCO Styling Lotion – Similar to the hair serum, I didn’t find anything special about this particular product. I did a twist out and it was ok but nothing about it made me feel like I needed to use it. I believe I did a quick flexi rod set and that was ok. I also tried to use this product as a blow out and it left my hair sticky. The bottle is still pretty full and I had it since November 2014. I literally have to find things to do just use it up. The product isn’t BAD, it’s just similar to other products that you can use for twist outs and rod sets. Not on the repurchase list.
Shea Moisture JBCO Edge Treatment – Definitely not for my edges. My guess is that this product is best used on hair that is curlier than 4C hair. Since I couldn’t use it for edges, I use it on freshly washed hair with a twist cream for a twist out. Using it for a twist out was pretty good! It left a slight hold and shine. But, I really don’t see myself repurchasing anytime soon. Not saying never since it worked well for twist outs, but no time in the near future.
Well that’s it! My overdue final review for the Shea Moisture JBCO entire line. If you’re interested in seeing pictures of my hair using the initial products, check out my post here. Be sure you stay on the look out for BOGO sales at your local drugstores. That’s the best time to stock up on Shea Moisture products.