Hamadi Shea Leave In Moisturizing Styling Cream Review

Hamadi Shea Leave In Moisturizing Styling Cream Review

hamadi_shea_leave_in_moisturizing_styling_creamHamadi Claims: Hamadi Shea Leave In adds body and shine to fine hair without weighing it down. Creates soft looks, straight of wavy, with no trace of stickiness.  Natural sunscreen in shea butter protects hair and scalp.  Dehydrated, heat-damaged hair will benefit the most from this hydrator, while all hair types can gain a silky, luminous texture.

Essential Oils:  Lemongrass, Verbena, Ylang Ylang and Lavender.

Made with 100% Organic Essential Oils and Plant Extracts.  Completely Biodegradable.  Absolutely No Artificial Ingredients.  No Perfumes or Colors.

Ingredients: Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Laurate, Ceteareth 12, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Rice Amino Acids, Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Levulinic Acid, Litsea Cubela Oil,  Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga Odorata)*, Diazolidinyl Urea, Xanthan Gum, Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter*, Potassium Sorbate, Lavandin (Lavandula burnati) Oil*, Beta Carotene, Caramel.

* From organically grown (EOCCERT) or wild crafted plants.

Price point:$20 something CDN

My 6¢: Let me start off by saying that it should be illegal to use a title as part of the name of a product if that title does not account for at least 50% of the total product. Let me explain. This product is called Shea Leave In. So pray tell why is Shea Butter (the motivation for the name of the product I’m assuming) the 16th ingredient in a list of 20? If ingredients (as I understand it) are listed from highest content to lowest content then I’m sorely disappointed by this product.

I bought this product when I guess I wasn’t so much into product ingredients and deciphering the good from the bad or the legit from the BS. Unfortunately I’m sure they are a lot of other consumers out there that fall into the same trap. These kinds of marketing gimmicks really need to stop. Anyways I digress – the review.

This particular moisturizing cream has more the consistency of a lotion. It is light/weightless as Hamadi indicates, however I did not find it to be particularly moisturizing. Due to it’s runny consistency, one has to be cognizant not to apply too much to curled relaxed tresses, otherwise you will be left with a limp mass.

As far as ingredients go, there are some decent ingredients in there like lavender and beta carotene but not a plethora of them.

Scent – something of a cross between lemon and lavender. Not my favourite of scents – too herbally for me.

Maybe this product would be more suited to a 3a-c hair type. For my 4a/b hair it did little. I will not be re-purchasing for two reasons:  1) it’s too expensive for the mediocre results I experienced.  I felt like I paid for the Hamadi name more than anything else and 2) the name of the product is misleading, if  the name is Shea Leave In, I expect Shea to be one of the main ingredients .

Wow Factor: (2/5)

Author: DHO

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3 Comments

  1. I hate when that happens. I’ve been on the hunt for a moisturizer and can’t seem to find one that truly blows me away. The names of these products are tempting but when you try them…disappointment. Great review!

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  2. I am glad I seen your review as I was thinking of purchasing this product and I too have 4B hair. I think I will either try My Honey Child 4 type hair cream or Karens Body Beautiful Hair Cream. I will let you know how it works out.

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    • Hi Angel
      Glad I could save you some money 🙂 I’ve tried Karen’s Body Beautiful Hair Milk and liked it. The fragrance options are a big plus for me. My issue with her products however, is that they are not available in Canada and shipping costs are a whammy, so sadly I haven’t repurchased. Let me know which product you go with and how it works out for you.

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