I always get asked what I use on my hair and to be honest there are no specifics. I used to be a major product junkie using like 10 products every wash and go. Yeah don’t worry, I’ve since learnt from my foolishness and only use what Shae needs to get through the week looking as tame and presentable as possible. Since I’m always changing up what I use, I thought it’d be beneficial to share anything new I’m trying every month, especially what Shae has been enjoying the most with you all. My May faves are Shea Moisture’s Sacha Inchi Rescue & Repair Hair Masque and Eco Style’s Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil Styling Gel.
Shea Moisture Sacha Inchi Oil Rescue & Repair Hair Masque
I’ve been using this since I got it in New York earlier this year and I don’t think I’ll be using anything else until it finishes! I had never seen this type before and was immediately drawn by the two words ‘omega’ and ‘rescue’ on the packaging. As I guessed, Sacha Inchi Oil comes from seeds grown in the rainforests of South America. The oil is 90% essential fatty acids (the good stuff) and therefore rich in proteins, vitamins and more. Loved by veggies and vegans for their diet, it’s set to become the latest trend in the world of superfoods. Until I spot it at my local supermarket, I think I’ll stick to using it in my hair lol.
For those that have tried the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Masque from Shea Moisture, the two are similar in the way that they add moisture to my hair however I think the Sacha Inchi masque works better with my hair type and texture as it doesn’t leave my hair feeling too heavy. To be honest, Shae is not a fan of shea butter (a key ingredient in the castor oil masque) so maybe that’s why. Overall, I would definitely repurchase and if you spot the Sacha Inchi oil in the UK somewhere, let your girl know please!
Eco Style’s Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil Styling Gel
Eco Styler (I don’t know why my tub says ‘style’) gel is the only product I’ve used from the day I big chopped until now. Once you learn what products it works well with for your hair, this stuff is amazing. For a long time I was using the pink one (smells amazing!) with #8 hold. This was ideal as I felt the other lines with #10 hold were making my hair too crunchy and caused flaking. Although this new line has #10 hold, the ongoing online craze made me super tempted to give it a go, especially as I managed to find it in my local hair shop for less than £2 (for the smallest sized tub)! Both castor and flaxseed oil promote hair growth and are good at adding as well as keeping the hair moisturised and you can see them at work in this product. Since using it, my wash and gos have never looked so defined and are moisturised for longer than usual. Also, I’m yet to experience any flakes or crunchiness.
Look out for the next Shae post where I’ll be sharing my hair routine so be sure to check it out if you’d like to see what other products I use as well as these two!