Sheilo Hair Products – Hydrate Line Review

I adore conditioner. After my hubby and daughter, the thought of a new conditioner is the only other thing that gets me jumping excited. So when I was asked to review the HYDRATE hair product line of Shielo.com it was more of a treat than a chore.

My samples arrived and I promptly trotted off to the bathroom to test drive my goodies. My samples size bottles did not have an ingredient list a fact I realised when I was already soaking in the shower and being too lazy to get out and check on their website first, I decided to live dangerously and just use them and face the consequences later.

The HYDRATE Moisturizing Shampoo went on smoothly with plenty of foaming. My hair was squeaky clean afterwards, a bit stripped, the work of sulphates no doubt and I was right. I found out later that the second ingredient is Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate. Not a reason in itself not to use the shampoo but us curly haired ladies can only use sulphates very sparingly.

 

Onto the HYDRATE Vibrancy conditioner and I smiled as the familiar scent wafted up to my nostrils. Vanilla, cocoa butter scents that reminds of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter that my mother used to use when I was a child. I used to sneak to her dressing table and dip my grubby little fingers into the jar and slather the stuff all over my arms and face. It smelt so good, I even remember tasting it at the time, it tasted horrible!

This conditioner is thick and luxurious and I would be inclined to use it as a deep conditioner rather than a 3 minute rinse out. It left my hair very soft feeling the way it does after my co-wash with my usual favourite conditioner. Impressive but what’s in it?

 

Looking at the ingredients afterwards, apart from a very long ingredient list which I am never comfortable with, I didn’t find much that I completely object to. Amidst the shea butter, lemon peel and apple listed in the ingredients, a few proteins including hydrolyzed corn and wheat and glycerin are prominent which not many would find objectionable. The hydrolyzed proteins make it suitable to use as a deep conditioner. There is one silicone however, Amodimethicone but I don’t mind cones personally and if used along with regular clarifying or shampooing to remove build up this conditioner would fit nicely into a good regimen.

It bears a mention that both shampoo and conditioner retail for $22.49 excluding shipping so I would probably purchase with the mind to using it in addition to my usual products and not to replace my current ones!

You can purchase their products from http://www.shielo.com

About Alma


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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