Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shielo Leave In Protectant: My Hair's New Bodyguard

Metric Jenn

Full disclosure: Shielo provided me with a 118ml sample to review. Had I not liked the product, there would have been no review written.

Aaaaaannnnnndd IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII will always looooooooove yooouuuuuOOOOOOOooooooooooooo!

You know you all should be grateful that this is a written review rather than a video one; you were all spared. Especially your ears. However, Whitney Houston's epic love ballad is incredibly fitting here. It's like I'm Kevin Costner, but with real hair. Long, curly, healthy, shiny, luxurious hair.

Shielo's Leave In Protectant boasts UV protection, organic extracts, antioxidants, and being paraben free. The UV protection and antioxidants are from white tea, and shea butter provides a moisture protectant. I'm sure that means something to people who are smart and know chemistry n' science. But for the lowly medieval history grad, alls I know is that it works wonders on my hair.

Being that I got this sample, I really wanted to give it a fair shake - no rush angry judgments or clamoring to kiss a company's ass. I used Shielo's Leave In Protectant as per the instructions on the bottle: "Mist throughout clean, towel-dried hair. For best colo(u)r protection, comb through to ends to deeply preserve."  Aside from sounding kind of like a haiku, these instructions were clearly easy to follow.

As you know, my hair is naturally curly, dry, and I dyed it about 6 weeks ago. These two factors mean that my hair is currently not in its best shape. After using the Leave In Protectant for 4 days straight, there was a noticeable difference in texture and a reduction in frizziness. Granted, it didn't eliminate fly-aways completely, but it absolutely helped out a lot. It even made it easier for me to run a comb through my hair.

As for colour protection, I cannot say definitively, as my hair dye had faded long before I started using this product. Regardless, for $19.99 for a 4 fl. oz. (118ml) bottle, it is an investment; but an investment I will start making. I absolutely do not mind the price for this product simply because it delivered on its promise. And it is a small price to pay for high self-esteem.
Or are you still jealous that you lost “best hair” to me in high school and got “dorkiest”?
All said and done, I'm giving this product a 7/8 tentacles. It is one tentacle short of perfection due to price - it may not be attainable for those on a budget.


  1. *The comment is an update; 4 months later*
    I've since used up the free sample of Shielo Leave-In Protectant, and purchased one for myself. Again, it is an investment, but I really do love this product SO MUCH. I use it as often as feasibly possible, and I got my hair dyed so I wanted to see if the hair protectant promise was true. And it definitely does bring out a shine even when I go full-tilt with the hair straightener.

    Seriously - give this product a shot. It's absolutely WELL worth it.

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