The pros: Trader Joe’s Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Hair Mask is something that you might walk past without a second thought, but if you like shiny hair then this product delivered without any greasiness.
The cons: Nothing really stands out.
I’m very lucky that my sister is a trained hair dresser. Anytime I need a trim, color, or cut she has scissors and is happy to take me.
Recently, I’ve decided to change the color up. Normally, we are covering the grey strands that seem to be multiplying. But having an unnatural hair color has also become trendy. Now, instead of kids with purple, pink, blue (and a number of other colors) hair, we see adults with those colors. And some wear it really well.
So because I work around kids, I’ve opted to go Peekaboo. In other words, if my hair is down my hair remains its dark brown. Put up the bottom portion of my ponytail is purple. Or when it washes out the bottom portion of my hair is blonde.
I think of my peekaboo color in the same way as the old saying for a mullet, “Business in the front and party in the back.” It’s professional enough for a work environment.
In either case, I tell you this because I have color treated hair (and bleached on the bottom) which can get a bit dry. My sister loves Olaplex but the price tag is pretty far up there for something that at the end of the day, literally goes down the drain.
So, while my sister usually tells me to steer clear of regular products and stick with the salon stuff, I decided to give this a try.
And I really like it.
It smells mostly of coconut oil. Not bad thing in my mind because some fragrances can be off-putting.
Three to five minutes of letting it sit in my hair were a fair exchange for the smoothness that resulted. Now, I’ve used other leave in conditioners, but they left my hair feeling so greasy. This on the other hand was all shine.
I had my reservations about trying this because of the color treated nature of my hair (along with how it my handle the bleached sections of my hair where the purple once was). Especially at the price tag of $3.99, but there was no disappointment here on any level.
But truth be told, I’m impressed with this item. It’s going into my rotation of items I’ll be picking up regularly. It smelled good, I got what it promised: shiny and soft hair. There was no greasiness and it’s completely affordable.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bottle of Trader Joe’s Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Hair Mask:
How to use this product:
The ingredient list on this product:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe’s Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Hair Mask again. It did what it needed to do: leave my hair soft and not greasy.
On a completely different note, tragedy struck yesterday at the Silver Lake location of Trader Joe’s in California which left one woman dead. The facts in this case will be coming out for some time to come and the truth is known to those who were there.
While many lives were altered yesterday, there is one family who will never be the same. If anyone is interested, there is a GoFundMe in the victim’s honor posted. I figured I’d use this platform to spread the word if anyone wishes to do something kind or honor the victim in this tragedy.
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