This post has been sponsored by SheaMoisture. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
It’s getting cold outside, which means our hair is crying out for more moisture! Ahhh!
The fall and winter months bring on some of our favorite things: semi-cold weather here in LA, earth-scented candles, warm clothes, and, of course, the holidays. But what we don’t talk about much is the not-so-cute sides of the cold months, like dry skin and dry hair.
So, for the holidays, we want to make sure our strands are naturally looking their best!
We both wear our hair in its natural form, so we want to make sure it’s looking its best for special occasions like the holidays! This time of year, we regularly use our favorite SheaMoisture hair masques from Walmart to keep our hair hydrated and healthy.
As usual, SheaMoisture saves the day! (or more accurately, saves… the months?)
SheaMoisture has been a staple in our relationship. Who knew that when we met, we’d be bonding over hair masques? The thing is, when we met, Hannah’s hair was about 12 inches shorter, putting her hair at about shoulder length, while I had just cut off a lot of my heat-damaged hair. I guess it’s safe to say that we both came with hair baggage.
During our first year together, I was new to the natural hair community and I was all about products that would aid in a speedy hair recovery. This meant using products that I could trust and count on. SheaMoisture was it. It was a name that I was familiar with, and I had used their products before I chopped most of my hair off.
The Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen and Restore Treatment Masque was the very first SheaMoisture masque that I had ever used. Seriously guys, it spoke to me. It says it’s for natural, chemically processed, or heat-styled hair, and I was definitely the heat styled part. With heat-damaged hair comes breakage and, of course, dryness. This masque was great at helping my hair retain moisture while minimizing my breakage as I waited for my curls to grow. To this day, I still use this masque to help aid in preventing breakage and to keep my hair feeling moisturized—especially throughout the cold holiday months.
At the start of my natural hair journey, I constantly talked about SheaMoisture and would recommend their products to all of my family and friends.
Hannah couldn’t escape. Eventually, she became curious about trying SheaMoisture herself as she wanted to grow her then short hair to long healthy hair. I recommended that we shop around for a SheaMoisture line that would work for her hair type. It wasn’t long before she was freaking out over the results after just one time of using SheaMoisture products on her hair.
It’s true – my life was changed forever!
After Ariana introduced me to SheaMoisture, there was no going back. I now pretty much exclusively use SheaMoisture products. In the winter, I even have to double up on my SheaMoisture products (emphasis on the moisture) with my favorite hair masks.
My hair is super prone to breakage – which was one of the reasons I justified chopping it off in the first place back in 2015. I get split ends super easily and having blonde hair means less melanin to strengthen my fragile strands. This is especially apparent in the winter, when my hair’s moisture evaporates into the chilly, dry air.
That’s when I pull out SheaMoisture’s Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque.
This mask is heavenly! Seriously, it smells even better than my favorite SheaMoisture Almond Milk and Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. After I use this masque, my hair is so soft, light, and amazingly not frizzy – it feels like the masque singlehandedly revived it. My hair has a huge issue with being consistently moisturized from root to tip because of damage, and SheaMoisture has completely solved that problem. The only time I even remember that my hair does that is when I’ve skipped a masque session!
SheaMoisture singlehandedly saves our hair in the winter.
Our favorite thing about SheaMoisture is that they really do work for everyone. We have completely different hair types, and SheaMoisture has products that work wonders for both of us. This holiday season, we’ll be stocking up on our favorite SheaMoisture masques in the Walmart hair section.
Check out our favorite SheaMoisture lines here to find your own holiday hair essentials!
Until next time,
Ariana & Hannah