Thursday, January 13, 2011
Upcoming Product Reviews...Elucence and Shea Moisture
Gotta love going to an all female college, with plenty of natural divas representing. Sometimes, when I am wary of buying a product before trying it, especially if the product is not super cheap or I have to order it online, I become nervous about whether I will like it or not. But ask around enough, and I just might find a friend who owns the product and is willing to let me try it out for free.
Such is the case when I wrote some posts back that I wanted to try the Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo. My good friend and fellow natural Tee texted me and told me she owned both the Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo and Conditioner. Furthermore, she offered to let me try it out to see how I like it. Yay for me, and what a good friend Tee is. The Elucence brand is available via CurlMart.com, but if you search some, you may be able to find a salon that sells it. After reading the reviews, I realized that this product is loved by many and hated by some. The only way I would know how I liked it for sure was if I tried it for myself. The price is already on this product's side. It is only $6 for a 10 oz, and also comes in a liter size if you love it that much. We shall see.
In other news, my good roommate Jae also said I could try her Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo.This shampoo is available from Target for $10 for a 12 oz. Again, good price, and hopefully it will be a good product. The interesting this about these shampoos is that they are two very different formulas for two different types of cleansing. The Elucence is what I consider deep cleansing. It contains a sulfate and can be drying to the hair if used too often. I plan to do a pre-poo treatment, as always, before giving it a try. The pre-poo treatment will most likely be olive and/or coconut oil. On the other hand, I have been thinking about trying out my Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp as a pre-poo/detangler. The Shea Moisture is what I would consider a gentle cleanser, which can be used more often in between deep cleansing sessions. It contains absolutely no detergents. From the reviews I have read, the shampoo does not even lather up very much.
I am super excited about reviewing these products. If I love them both, I will purchase ASAP. If I don't like the Elucence, I will stick with my Giovanni shampoos, exclusively. If I don't like the Shea Moisture, I will continue to co-wash as my primary gentle cleanser. Stay tuned for updates.