10 months ago
I think they've discontinued this product. I can no longer find it on Ulta's website and I couldn't find it on Shea Moisture's website. Damn. So, first, the smell of this hair masque is AMAZING. If you've ever smelled Nina by Nina Ricci in the little apple shaped bottle, then this smells so similar. It's fruity and sweet and I just love it. The smell lingers in your hair for days. But, it's not really about the smell, is it? It's about performance, and this masque performs. I'm biracial (African American and Caucasian) and I have 2C/3A hair. My hair is baby soft, fine, non-color treated, healthy, and low density/thin. I NEED moisture because my hair is curly, and yet because my hair is so fine and thin it is VERY easy to weigh my hair down in products. It's like walking a tightrope. But, this hair masque is perfect for me- it moisturizes and gives some slip, and yet never weighs down my hair. I use this once every 2 weeks after shampooing with Alberto Vo5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Shampoo. I apply it to the middle part of my strands on down to the ends. I let it sit for awhile, sometimes for 5 minutes if I'm lazy or 30 minutes when I'm not. I wash it out and my hair smells and looks great! I hate when my faves get discontinued! I only have a little left in my tub.... And people wonder why I buy like 2 or 3 of my faves at a time. EDIT (3/21/2019): So, Shea Moisture has a new hair masque called Coconut & Cactus Water Lite Pick Me Up Hair Masque. I've purchased a small trial packette, but haven't used it yet because I'm waiting for my clarifying shampoo day. However, looking at the ingredients I think this could be a great replacement for the 10-in-1 Masque. It looks light enough for fine strands and low density hair, but still has great moisturizing ingredients (particularly for low porosity hair that rejects moisture). Hopefully I can remember to update when I try it out. Hope this helps. EDIT #2 (3/31/2019): Today I used the Shea Moisture Coconut & Cactus Water Lite Pick Me Up Hair Masque for the first time. Last night I put a good amount of pure sunflower oil on my hair and scalp, and slept with it in my hair covered with a plastic cap. Then when I woke up I shampooed with Paul Mitchell's Clarifying Shampoo Three. Out of the shower I applied the hair masque to my towel dried hair, avoiding my roots. I then covered my head with a plastic cap and did 5 minutes under heat (I use a hood attachment for my regular blow dryer). I had the masque on my hair for a total of about 8-10 minutes before I washed it out. My hair didn't feel weighed down or greasy, but light and fairly hydrated. There was no weird film left behind, no residue. The Coconut & Cactus Water masque is indeed light and not heavy in the least bit. In fact, I have some left in my packette and will probably use it again in a week, but this time I want to leave it on for more like 15-20 minutes. My hair could have used a little more moisture after the Paul Mitchell shampoo, which is VERY clarifying. All in all, nothing will replace the Shea Moisture 10-in-1 masque, but I will use the Coconut & Cactus Water as a substitute.
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SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairBrunette, Curly, Fine