This product happens to be one of my favorite products from the Shea Moisture line. I use it to keep my naturally curly hair strong and healthy. And, it truly works!
I have repurchased several times, I love this masque!! The scent is nice and soft; very floral and light. It's a light protein treatment so I don't use it often, maybe once a week or two. I apply on damp hair overnight and place a baggy. When I wake up my hair is left soft. Now I don't use it on a regular basis so I can't say it makes hair thicker but I can feel it leaves my strands stronger when I rinse out in the morning. Very versatile too, if you need to you can use as a styler.
I have blonde fragile hair. Very Fine and very irritating. I was loosing hair due to vitamin d deficiency and I always want to make my hair look thicker without hair spray because I hate that stuff. Not even for ballet will I use hair spray unless my peers make me. I prefer natural alternatives. Anyway... This mask did nothing for my hair except make it dryer and harder to comb. I tried it least ten times and did not put any on the ends but it still did absolutely nothing for my hair. If you have thin fine hair.. No color treatment... Then maybe? My hair is from another world but my grandfather, who is Latino, is bald, had salt & pepper hair and it is wavy/curly. He loves it! But alas I wouldn't buy it again unless I felt my hair was maybe aging more? The "Shea moisture tahitian noni & monoi" shampoo & conditioner that just came out... Is a miracle for my baby fine blonde frizzy hair.. Less hair fall out, more shine, more manageable! My whole family uses it and loves that line. Try that one for sure if the Yucca line didn't work for you.
Hope this helps.
Love Shea Moisture regardless!
1) all natural/organic
2) GREAT ingredients list
3) love the smell and consistency (its thick, and it stays in place!!)
1) does not leave my hair soft or manageable**
2) at times my hair feels really rough, hard to comb through**
**when used alone and NOT followed moisturizing conditioner
I would buy this over and over and over again. I use this masque as an after shampoo treatment once or twice a month (i usually leave it on, put on a disposable shower cap, and go about by business, clean, cook, watch tv blah blah).i leave it on for about 2-3 hours, then i rinse, and apply a SUPER hydrating and moisturizing conditioner afterwards (tresemme anti breakage conditioner)!
I consider this to be more of a protein treatment, and I think that's why it leaves my hair so brittle, dry, rough after just rinsing it and not applying a moisturizing conditioner after wards.
over time, this has helped my overly processed (dyed, highlighted, bombed) hair to look and feel healthy, thick, and amazing!
i also use it on my ends as a before shampoo treatment (about 2-3 time a week). i put coconut/castor/olive oil on my roots, lengths and ends for a good 20-30 mins before i shampoo, and i apply this on my ends (the most damaged parts)
i'm of south asian descent, and have fine hair. i love that this product does not weight my hair down, as some other protein treatments I've used in the past has.
I LOVE this hair masque for my naturally fine, thin, curly, high porous hair (3c) for the following reasons:
1. It works! I didn't follow the directions on how to use it but I did apply it after I co-washed my hair. I made sure my hair was damp prior to applying it, wrapped my hair in a bun, put a plastic cap over my hair and put a turban twist towel over the cap to help trap my bodies natural body heat. I cleaned up my place for about an hour and then hopped back into the shower and washed it out thoroughly with luke warm water. I could not believe how soft, moisturized, thick and strong my hair felt...so happy!!
2. The ingredients are amazing! Many natural, nourishing and moisturizing ingredients in this masque.
Deionized Water , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter , Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado) , Olea Europaea Oil (Olive) , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , Ammonium Salt (Conditioner) , Yucca Filamentosa Extract , Vegetable Protein , Adansonia Digitata Extract (Baobab) , Biotin , Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) , Rosemary Extract , Bamboo Extract , Sorbitol Esters , Caprylyl Glycol , Essential Oil Blend , Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
3. Price is spot on! For all of the yummy, healthy ingredients in the masque, I believe the cost is totally worth it!! Plus the container is 12 oz!! Many natural hair products tend to have a higher price tag and definitely a smaller container size. So I love that many of Shea Moistures products are pocket friendly!! Also, I have mid-back length hair and this product thoroughly coated my hair nicely without having to use a lot of the product. I'm guessing if I use this masque once a week, I will probably get 8 uses out of the tub...a bargain for a multi-purpose product! And to top all of that off, Shea Moisture products are constantly on sale (buy 1, get 1 50% off) at Walgreens and discounted a couple of dollars during Target sales. The highest I've seen SM products in a brick and mortar stor is $11.99 for any product of any line.
4. I love that this product comes in a tub because the mask is very thick and creamy and it makes applying the mask to my hair easier because I don't have to worry about picking up a bottle with slippery hands.
5. It is easy to get my hands on this stuff. I live in NY and I can buy Shea Moisture products at Walgreens, Target, Sallys Beauty Supply, Harmon Face Value, and other local beauty supply stores...and of course many internet stores.
The only downside to this product (and practically all of Shea Moistures products) is the scent! It is on the strong floral side. I love the way this line smells (honeysuckle), but it is a tad strong especially in the container. Thankfully once this product is washed out, it leaves a lighter floral scent.
Bottom line, if your hair is similar to mine, I HIGHLY recommend you try this product. I'm so happy I finally purchased this.
I like the consistency of this masque. It's very light and whipped. It makes my hair feel thicker and stronger. I usually mix it with a few tsp of oil (olive, avocado,jojoba) and let it sit under a plastic cap for at least an hour. I don't know if I will buy it again but when I run out I'll try something else from this line!
I read a few other reviews and noticed someone said this made her hair feel rough. I can kind of understand that and I want to say that I personally use this as more of a protein treatment. It will strengthen your hair and thicken it up. But it won't make it very shiny and soft. Do a quick moisture masque afterwards and maybe a leave in.
I didn't end up repurchasing this because I found other deep conditioners that I liked more. I've also lost interest in this product line. I don't want a conditioner that forces me to mix it with other products. I used up the whole jar but it wasn't good enough to recommend.By itself it didn't leave my hair soft and didn't add shine.
This is, without a doubt, my HG hair masque! :)
One of the main problems I've had with finding review-worthy hair and skin products is that what you see isn't always what you get. In a sea of hair masques, each company is going to try and stand out by printing the most enticing claim on its labels: "Infused with real shea butter! Moisturizes with avocado oil!" But if you glance at the list of ingredients to see what's really in the products, you'll find that many of them are made mostly of fillers and garbage ... with aforementioned avocado oil right at the bottom of the list.
That's not the case with Shea Moisture's Yucca & Baobab Anti-Breakage Masque. It's full-to-the-brim with healthy ingredients for your hair. (Speaking of shea butter, it's second on the list!) It deeply moisturizes my fragile, chemically-straightened strands without making my hair feel greasy or weighing it down. And it makes my hair so easy to comb - even after I wash all of the product out, I still have great slip. Goodbye, breakage! :)
I also love the scent - herbal, fresh, and slightly sweet. It's a bit strong at first, but it does fade and is a lot less noticeable by the time I've dried my hair.
Those with thicker or drier hair may need something more moisturizing (such as the Raw Shea Butter Restorative Masque in the same line), but you should totally give this a try if you have fine hair! :)
I have armpit length relaxed, heavily highlighted hair which was in need of some serious pampering. I bought this after hearing a good review on you tube, I must say I am impressed, this has a very thick consistency and a little goes a long way. It really did stop my hair from breaking off, and I did not have to moisturise as much as usual. Well worth the £10.
I'm on the fence about this masque. I've used it once after shampooing and left it in for about 10 minutes. (The directions say to leave it in anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes.) Upon application, the masque felt nice and thick and my hair seemed to just soak it up. My hair is fine and wavy and at the moment falling out a lot due to medication and jacked up hormones, so I was looking for anything to bring some luster and life back into the hair I still have. After rinsing it out, my hair felt a little coarse, but I decided not to use my normal conditioner just to see how my hair would be after the masque. As my hair started to dry, I noticed the ends curling up and my hair getting a little fluffy looking, which doesn't usually happen when I air-dry. After drying almost 100% I ran my fingers through my hair and it felt so dry and roughed up! WHAT! Where's the silky, shiney, conditioned hair???
So I'm on the fence about this one because the ingredients that are in this should add up to an awesome product! My hair is a little more voluminous straight out of the shower, but it also looks dry at the ends and lacks a healthy sheen. The fragrance is nice if you don't mind smelling like a bush of Honeysuckle. I'm going to keep using this until it's gone, and maybe I'll experiment with time and/or heat, but I can't say I'll be buying it again.
i wanted to write about the volumizing conditioner but i can't find it in the add review list. anyway i have been using both of these for a couple months and don't really notice less breakage i am losing a lot of hair lately idk from medications i take or what but i think that it does make it stronger (the hair) the only problem is that why i am losing hair is my follicles are enlarged so maybe stronger hair makes that problem worse? but as far as for breakage which i also have i think it helps and it does give my hair a lot of volume where if you saw my hair done and down you would think i have great full hair but when it's pulled up you can see spots of baldness that i never had before. not sure what to add to stop the enlarging maybe purifying/clarifying type shampoos??? ok and then also what i notice with this stuff is it makes my hair so much harder that it's not as pliable when rinsing out the conditioner and more stiff...normally conditiners would make it so soft you can just run ur fingers easily thru it all and feel each and every strand individual but with this if i were to do that i would break more off for sure so i just kinda have to shake it thru but i feel like it might be strengthening it so i don't mind and also my hair is so bad i loose it with regular conditioner when i do that so it's not much difference. and then afterwards even tho it's still soft and everything like normal it seems like it helps a lot with flyaways and frizz and that sort of thing. even tho it ok so then the smell is nice i love it love perfumy stuff but it's somewaht fresh idk guess the honeysuckle and like it can mix and match with whatever i wear for perfume but you gotta be careful about it cuz it's real strong but on the other hand it can be the only fragrance you use at all. also i use the masque on my toe nails i have some problems with lately cuz of the biotin and it helps out with that to speed up effectiveness of other products.
oh and i should say that when it was more hard i was using once a week henna & placenta mask and also the cocunut hibiscus styling products.. i have just been using these conditioners for a couple weeks and it's a lot more soft. so now i'm starting the styling products again and see how that turns out but i have more hair loss than when i used the mask so i think maybe just use it every other week or even once a month instead of once a week like they all work together and make your hair super compacted and hard when it's wet. it's fine dry tho so not sure how big of a problem.