Since it had been several months since I had my hair cut into a tapered style, I thought it would be fun to blow it out and try bantu knots and a bantu knot out style! This also ended up being the perfect time for me to try out Shea Moisture's new Smooth & Repair Blow Out Cream from their Tahitian Noni & Monoi collection. You can check out my results in the video and keep reading to see more details about each product I used and my review!
- Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Conditioning Shampoo – Sulfate-free shampoo contains strengthening and active straightening ingredients that help smooth frayed, uneven texture, while taming flyway hair. SRP: $9.99; 13 oz.
My review: I wasn't a huge fan of the Tahitian Noni & Monoi scent ( a bit too flowery for me) BUT I LOVED this shampoo! The consistency was between a milk and a light syrup, meaning it flowed really well for me and made it easy for me to lather up and also detangle (love this brush!) in the shower. My hair felt great just after the shampoo!
- Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Nourishing Hair Masque – Deep conditioning treatment infuses hair with intense moisture, while strengthening and repairing hair. Helps smooth hair cuticle, while managing frizz. SRP: $12.99; 12 oz.
My review: I used the masque for a 30 minute deep conditioning step with my Hair Therapy Wrap and had great results! The masque was also a great consistency for even distribution and left my hair feeling soft after a cool rinse-out.
- Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Blow Out Cream is a nourishing styling cream that reduces friction for easier brush glide during blow drying. It helps protect against damage from heat styling, and smoothes the cuticle layers of the hair to create sleek smooth styles in a matter of minutes. Key ingredients include: Tahitian Noni (rich in antioxidant Vitamin C to help maintain hair health); Monoi Oil (provides reparative benefits that revive dry, damaged hair), Peptides (antioxidant protection to help promote healthy hair growth); and Botanical Extracts (strengthens and protects hair during heat styling and environmental stressors).(SRP: $10.99; 6 oz.)
My review: This will most likely become my favorite product to use when heat styling! This blow out cream didn't weigh my hair down and my hair still felt moisturized and had a nice sheen to it after blowing it out. Those are definite pluses in my book!
- Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair High Shine Glosser – Lightweight moisturizing oil treatment controls frizz for a sleek, high shine finish, without silicone. SRP: $9.99; 4 oz.
My review: This was a nice, light oil that I used to help prevent frizz as I took down and separated my bantu knots.Note: To set my bantu knots, I used the styling lotion from Shea Moisture's Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) collection. You can watch my review and styling tutorial using the entire JBCO collection here.
Have you ever tried bantu knots before or any of the products from Shea Moisture's Tahitian Noni & Monoi collection? As always, I would love to hear your thoughts and your own styling tips! - MaeDisclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”