After rinsing the henna, and DTing, I did a Twist-n-Curl. I slicked a small amount of N&S on my wet ends, and after un-twisting, I smoothed some over the length and ends too. My hair was ridiculously shiny, and unbelievably soft. However, the ‘hold’ action I get from straight Shea Butter was NOT there. I had to re-do my hair last night, and I usually can go another day or so. Also, the Nourish and Shine was a bit too greasy for me. I use a ton of Shea Butter, and I’ve never had to worry about greasy hair…maybe I used to much of the N&S?
Bottom line, the Nourish and Shine smells delightful (pears!), has a smoother texture than 100% Pure Shea Butter (and thus goes on easier), and has some wonderful ingredients. I use Shea Butter as a moisturizer, sealer and pomade, and the N&S does the first two well, but falls short of providing hold for my curls. I bought another 4oz jar because I’m enamored with the fragrance, and I like the shine it provides. Plus, I’m a PJ 😀
Product Description: Nourish and Shine is a magic product. Because it is all natural, it never leaves your hair heavy or greasy. It contains shea butter and vitamins to restore your hair. This product can be used on hair or skin as a “body butter”. It can be used as a hair dress on dry hair to add shine. To tame curly dry hair, apply to hair wet.
Ingredients: Shea butter, Kokum butter, Illippe butter, Mango butter, Vitamins A, D, & E, pear and grapefruit essential oils.
I love N&S but like you tried it for twist & curl. I used it over Honeybush Tea hair gel and Curls By Sister Smith wet set hair pudding. Got a hot frizzy mess, probably because these are glycerine heavy products and WSHP has olive oil. For T&C purposes pure shea butter trumps. For a wash & go, scrunching N&S on my wet ends either before or after leave-in is a treat! I can go through this stuff!
I really want to try this stuff. My hair is fine, but it eats moisture. But if I put anything too heavy on it, it lays flat and lifeless to my head. If I use something too light, it’s all good for the first day, but by the 2nd, it feels like a birds nest on top of my head. I’ve been using a shea butter mixture and it gets me through the first 2 days, but after that, it’s back to dry. The longest I can go without a co-wash is 2 days, and I have a TWA! Can you suggest anything to help me? I’m trying to stick to all natural products, but I’d be willing to bend a little if it works well and doesn’t dry my hair out. Please help me!
I'll try this entry one mo' gain, lol(kept error messages)
Looooove N&S! I've been using it off and on since around 2000, it worked great on my relaxed hair as well as now on my natural hair. I still have some left from this summer when I mainly use it because it's so light.