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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Product Review: Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Frizz-Free Shine Mist

I usually use my DIY mist, but I've picked up this certain mist to try for a change. I also have fine-textured hair, so I thought I could use it to lessen the frizz...


Product Name: 
Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Frizz-Free Shine Mist Product Review (Yucca Mist)*



Price and Size:

$9.49/8 fl oz. (Target) 
 

Product Description:

  This multi-purpose mist provides light hold with movement and a boost of shine. Spritz on dry hair to build body and keep natural styles fresh. Conditions and smoothes hair cuticles to reduce frizz and improve the appearance of split ends. Certified organic Shea Butter, Plantain and Yucca combine in a strengthening formula that helps weak hair resist breakage. Baobab Oil and Cilantro Extract help refresh and boost shine.
 

Package Instructions:

Spray evenly on towel-dried hair and style as desired. Can also be used on dry hair to enhance shine.
 

Ingredients:


Coco Caprylate, Diheptyl Succinate, Isoamyl Laurate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalis Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Vinis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil ,  Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Plantain (Musa Paradisiaca) ExtractYucca Brevifolia Root Extract,  Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Extract, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend)
Diheptyl Succinate:
An alcohol derived from castor oil, combined with a bio-succinic acid derived from non-GMO wheat
(Broo.com) 


Isoamyl Laurate
Conditioner, naturally obtained from esterification of lauric acid (from vegetable oils) and isoamyl alcohol (from fermentation).
(Weleda.com)




Featured Ingredients:


Yucca - Promotes hair growth for thicker, fuller hair.
Plantain Extract - Rich in Vitamin B complex. Nourishes hair with moisture.
Baobab Oil - Contains Vitamins A, C, D, E and F to fortify and strengthen hair.

 

My Experience:

I used the Yucca Mist as a daily refresher for my natural hair or my long term protective styles, like Senegalese Twists. I also used this before I added my leave-in, after I cleansed my hair.


Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Frizz-Free Shine Mist Product Review



My Own Thoughts:

The product is okay...meaning I give the product a C+. I'm more like "meh..." with the Yucca Mist because it really is a doctored-up water mist. I could have just used plain water to get the same results that I did with the Yucca Mist.

It did moisturize my hair and make my mane smell very good...but so can water with a few essential oil infused with it.

ALSO, I have NO IDEA what Diheptyl Succinate and Isoamyl Laurate really is. Surely, I looked the ingredients up and they look harmless...HOWEVER! Ingredients that 1). are tough to pronounce, 2). to explain to others to understand, and 3). are hard to find a clear description of the ingredients anywhere are a big NO-NO for me. Those two ingredients are the 2nd and 3rd ingredients on the product label...which I rather have had the feature ingredients in the first 5 ingredients. Even the Baobab oil was to be featured...but I did not even see this on the product label.

Also, my hair was very frizzy after adding Yucca Mist to my hair regimen.

I really wanted to like the Yucca Mist. I really did. But, I do not like the new formula.

Honestly, I miss the original mist: Shea Moisture Yucca and Baobab Thickening Moisture Mist***. This made my hair feel shiny, moisturized, gave my strands the thickening aspect, and I got all the featured ingredients in the top ingredients on the product label. But as for the Yucca Mist?


I WILL NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT AGAIN!
 

Have you tried the Yucca? What did you think about it?

More Products From Shea Moisture:
Shea Moisture Coconut And Hibiscus Curl And Shine Shampoo 
Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Gel Soufflé
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, and Restore Treatment Masque 
Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen, Grow and Restore Styling Edges Treatment
Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Masque
Shea Moisture Yucca And Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Styling Milk
 
Natural hair says: When a company tries to improve a product, this may or may not work out for your hair. Make sure to read the reviews and the product label to see if it will work for your own hair.


Always Desire Your Natural,


Christina J


*Shea Moisture Yucca And Plantain Anti-Breakage Frizz-Free Shine Mist was purchased with my own money and this is my honest opinion.


***Here are the ingredients for Shea Moisture Yucca and Baobab Thickening Moisture Mist: Deionized Water, Adansonia Digitata Extract (Baobab), Yucca Filamentosa Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii Oil (Shea) (Certified Organic), Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Biotin, Rosemary Extract, Bamboo Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract (Honeysuckle), Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Japanese Honeysuckle)

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