Thursday, August 29, 2013

[Review] Jessicurl Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner (Battle of the Leave Ins)

Price: $16.95 (USD)

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Ingredients: Water (Aqua) infused with Equisetum Maximum Lam (Horsetail), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Laurus Nobilis (Bay Leaf), Ocimum Basilicum (Basil), Arctium Lappa (Burdock Root), Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow Root), Origanum Vulgare (Oregano), Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme), Salvia Officinalis (Sage) and Urtica Dioica (Nettle); Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Soy Lecithin, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Apply to wet hair, comb through and rinse after 3-5 minutes. Follow with your favorite Jessicurl styling products. Too Shea can also be left in for all day moisture on dry curls or used as a deep conditioner for finer hair that gets weighed down easily.

My Thoughts:
I received this product as a part of the Loving MY Hair giveaway sponsored by the lovely Miss Age in ATL back in March. She promised that my texlaxed hair would adore this conditioner and I was absolutely skeptical but excited. Does anyone else drool over her hair or is it just me?!? I digress---I've been searching for a daily light yet nourishing leave in to keep my hydrophilic roots happy, so I gave Jessicurl a try. 

My first impressions: Meh--I.hated.the.scent. I still don't care for it. Island Fantasy it is not! The scent isn't overpowering, extremely floral or perfumey. It just smells "earthy." Real talk---It smells like wet dirt to me. Which is typically why I shy away from natural produced products. They tend to smell weird. Ha-ha! So, I don't like the scent. However, it absorbs well, its not oily, and my hair adores that ingredient list! 

I love that this product is multipurpose. I've used it as a daily moisturizer, to cowash, and a post wash detangler. Used daily caused no build up. Cowashing with it was absolutely amazing; even my 14 week post relaxer roots were smooth and springy. Plus, this is my go to moisturizer when I want to create lasting, defined, and shiny bantu knots. It plays along nicely with hair butter as a sealer. Lucky for me---there is an unscented and citrus lavender version!

If the only thing that I can honestly complain about is the scent---then this one is leading the pack out of the gate.

The next challenger in my battle of the leave-ins: Bee Mine Daily Leave-In Conditioner.




  1. Awww! Thanks for the compliments sis! I am SO glad you liked this conditioner! I still adore it even while transitioning. The best part is that they offer a huge 32 oz bottle and that bottle lasted me almost a year! Great review!

    1. I saw that and instantly put it in my cart. Then I thought to myself---my hubby is really gonna think that I'm loca if he sees FedEx delivering a 32oz bottle of conditioner to our house and me jumping for joy. Ha-ha!

      Which scents have you tried and which one to you like the best?

    2. Sorry about the LATE reply!! I have tried the tropical island and citrus scents. Although I don't love the tropical island scent, I like it was better than the citrus scent. The citrus is very strong smelling. A bit too much for me, but some people may actually like it!

    3. I like citrus-scented products. Maybe that's the one that a try next!

  2. whaaat? an all natural 3-in-1 product ? I need this,asap. its on my whishlist for october now. currently i'm on the search for natural hair products, so this review comes just in time...
    great review,klp

    1. Don't thank me! Thank Age and Jess at Jessicurl!

      I've added a pump top to mine and its just perfect. Y'all know that I love a pump top bottle. It just makes application 100x easier!

    2. I prefer pumps tops, too. if I ever make a product in a bottle it would def. have a pump on top for sure!

  3. Does the scent fade?
    Maybe your leave-in will get rid of it, which may be a good option if your hair really likes it.
    Britt @ One&20

    1. It fades---after some time. Luckily, I've found that after layering on my diy hair butter, all I can smell is oranges. Woop!


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