Despite the fact I’m in my 4th decade of life, it’s only recently I’ve begun to learn about my hair. Growing up I didn’t really have anyone to help and teach me about how to look after Afro Caribbean hair, but I guess its better late then never! One product I now use regular is a leave in conditioner. Over the last few weeks I’ve been using Superdrug’s Black Castor & Shea Leave In Conditioning Cream to keep my hair in check.
Why this one? My usual leave in conditioner ran out. Normally I would buy it when it’s on special offer, which it wasn’t at the time I needed to repurchase it. So I was looking for an alternative to do the same job but at a more affordable price. I was already in a Superdrug store and thought this product could be ideal for my hair type and my wallet.
What is this supposed to do? This product is designed to control frizz, add shine and make hair more manageable.
How to use. Can be used on damp or dry hair. Use from roots to end of hair.
Consistency. It’s not runny and reminds me of a body lotion. Smooth, has a little hold to it and I could feel a slight waxiness to it while I used it.
Scent. Loved how this smelt! It’s not strong but its floral like, quite sweet which reminds me of a delicate vanilla, but not to heady. Absolutely gorgeous and way too easy to sniff regularly.
How did I use this. I used this on damp hair. Either straight after it had been washed and conditioned, or hair sprayed with water so its not dry. On both occasions I sectioned my hair to create individual twists. I’ve used this on both my hair and my daughter’s.
In use. I’m naturally very generous with whatever leave in conditioner I use. I know my hair will soak it up, and because I use it once a week I don’t want to skimp. So, after combing through my damp hair, I applied this all over. From my roots to the ends of my hair it get coated but not drenched. Very easy to apply. The conditioner stayed where it needed to go because of its consistency.
Very easy to style my hair after application . My hair wasn’t greasy or sticky just moist, but with that slight waxy feel I mentioned previously. My hair looked hydrated, twists defined and overall neat. I also couldn’t help but feel and see my hair being a little more bouncy than usual which was a pleasant surprise! Did I see any shine? It’s a bit hard to on natural Afro hair so not really.
After a few days. This is typical with any leave in conditioner for me and why I use one once a week. My hair didn’t look or feel dry. Twists still reasonably neat, no residue in hair or scalp and no greasy feeling. But I can tell, especially with the weather being colder and central heating on, it will need to be treated at the end of the week.
Negatives? 250ml of product isn’t enough for me! I use this or something similar on both myself and my daughter’s hair so the bigger the tub the better the value and longer it lasts.
Did it do the job? I would say so yes. It added moisture to my hair in the form of a leave in treatment of sorts before styling. My hair pretty much will be untouched for a whole week so needs this. Very easy to style my hair and enjoyable because of the scent and texture when in use. And I also found that when I redid my twists so repeating the whole process, my hair was less tangled and easier to comb through ( if I had used this the previous week ).
Recommended? I really like this product! I’m glad I gave this a go as I tend to head towards specific hair care products for Afro Caribbean hair. How it behaves on other hair types I can’t comment on, but on my own hair it did exactly what it needed to do and wasn’t too expensive which is always a plus point!
Fancy trying this product or anything else from this sub range? Visit Superdrug here treat your hair the way it should be treated. * At time of writing this post, this is on a 3 for 2 deal with various hair care products and lines.