I got some new products the other day, and I was actually on my way out the door when I decided to try them. One of these was Shea Radiance Nourishing Hair Repair Cream, which is a really thick leave-in conditioner claiming to be really moisturizing.
So, as I mentioned, I was on my way out of the house when I first tried this product, but I was just so anxious to try it out that I didn’t want to wait until wash day. My hair was already pulled up into a bun-pouf, and I didn’t really have time to do something different, so I just kind of added some product to freshen up my bun.
The Hair Repair Cream is really heavy. It has the consistency of body butter; it is so rich and creamy. This is a good thing if you need a really heavy leave-in. Also, the container has a pump, so that’s really nice.
When I first used this product, I put a decent amount in the puffy part of my bun, and it was the best decision I had made all day. My hair, which had been pretty dry before that point, was super soft and moisturized after rubbing a little bit of that creamy conditioner on the ends. My bun was also surprisingly even, meaning it was really easy to shape. It was almost perfectly rounded or whatever you would call the bun shape—it was smooth and even and you could practically see every single little curl in the puff.
My only complaint about this conditioner is that is gave my hair a lot of body, which is not something I really want in an everyday leave-in. I tried to use a little bit in my hair to moisturize it before putting it in the braids, and it made my hair so soft and frizzy that I couldn’t get my braids to look neat. This product works really well for moisturizing an afro or a chunky, textured afro style, but I would definitely not recommend using it for smoother, neater styles like braids.
I really like the way the conditioner smells, and when I worked it through my hair and just wore it in an afro it was awesome. My hair was very soft and fluffy, which is great for an afro. Overall I really like the Hair Repair Cream. I think it would work great for people with thicker textures like mine, especially for fluffy afro-texured styles, and moisturizing pre-existing braids because it’s oily and not watery.