I haven't done a product review in awhile! Mostly because I have been making my own products. However, despite deep conditioners being one of the few hair applications that are easy to make, I always end up buying them because they work so much better. I had been regularly ordering online the Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment and recently while walking through Target I glanced at some of the new Shea Moisture products gracing the shelves.
I spotted the Sheamoisture Manuka Honey And Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque w/ African Rock Fig and Baobab Oil. It's a mouthful but several key words rang out to my dry 4b/a type hair - manuka honey and hydration. YES.
I usually use manuka money with Goldenseal Root Powder as a face mask to treat blemish prone skin (but since I have been juicingI don't have to use the mask that much anymore). However, I found manuka honey really nourishing and hydrating to the skin - like when you touch your face after, it feels soft and hydrated - not dried out. So I always wondered what manuka honey could do for the hair. I have always been hesitant to put honey in my hair because I have seen what olive oil does to my hair (stays in and doesn't wash out easily) so I was thinking thick honey is defintiely not washing out. However I bought a 4oz bottle of organic Organic Manuka Honey when I was in New Zealand and it is a totally different consistency than that dollop of honey in your tea type thing (manuka honey also has many more benefits as well).
Suffice to say, I love this product and rank it as one of the best deep conditioners I have ever used next to Bee Mine BEE*U*Ti*FUL Moisturizing Deep Conditioner(which also uses honey!). I usually glop the product on my hair and sit under a soft bonnet dryer for about 30 minutes. My hair is so soft and even manageable and comb-able. It is quite heavenly! It has also dismissed my idea that honey is the devil for my hair and I am encouraged to finally whip up a home made deep conditioner with honey in it eventually.