5 June 2011

Product Review ~ Softsheen-Carson's Roots of Nature Remedies

Wow! What a mouthful! This product review was long in coming, but I know it is worth the wait! So read on!

The Roots of Nature line of products is new from Softsheen-Carson.

This review specifically deals with the Roots of Nature Shea Butter Wheat Protein Healing Thickening Cream.

Softsheen-Carson has promoted the line as a remedy for dry, damaged hair which will aid in keeping it nourished and conditioned, also adding curl definition and moisture. The banner on the front of the container says: "...intense treatment for thin, fragile hair... .Hair appears visibly thicker and fuller." The back banner states: "...penetrates to strengthen thin, weak and damaged hair. " The recommended usage is: "use every other day or as needed. Massage into hair and scalp for stimulation. Style hair as desired."

Shea Butter Wheat Protein Healing Thickening Cream
6oz. - $12.95
From Super Centre Warrens

The main ones: Shea butter. I did an entire post on the benefits of Shea Butter (HERE). But a quick recap won't hurt. It provides moisture to dry hair and helps in healing some scalp problems, is quickly absorbed without clogging pores.
Wheat protein. Contains protein and amino acids and is quickly absorbed by our hair. It increases the hair's ability to retain moisture.  

Others include: Panthenol (a form of Vitamin B5), Camellia sinensis leaf extract (listed in the family of Green Tea - an antioxidant), Limonene (functioning for scent), Coconut oil, Isopropyl palmitate (a palm oil based moisturizer), Propylene glycol (usually used as a moisturizer and a carrier in fragrance oils) and yes, sadly Methylparaben (maybe used as a fungicide, but there is much concern about effects).

Time line:
Exactly one month. 

Honestly, I picked it up because of the Shea Butter in the concoction. I find my daughter's hair is in desperate need of something to keep it moisturized, soft. And, quite frankly to keep it healthy and maybe aid in growth. The top and sides of her hair grow pretty well but the back still struggles. I thought that since she uses the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention shampoo as well, that I should stick to Shea Butter in her daily hair cream. 

The next thing I must invest in for her will be a conditioner to aid in detangling and reinforcing the softness I think she needs right now. The different textures in her hair are obvious and it will be great to see how her hair progresses as she grows up. The back is very coarse whereas the middle, sides and top range from a ziz-zag 4 pattern to a soft, fine 2 or 3. Hhmmmm...the confusion persists! *Smile*

I use it around my hairline and also to keep my scalp moisturized. And so far, I like that I've not had any real build up on my scalp. Nothing outside the usual. Nor, it is too greasy.

From the get-go, Sam's hair has looked different. Her hair has more body, softness, shine and yes, curl definition. Much more than when I was using those two other products with the petroleum and mineral oil. As soon as her hair is washed and I apply the cream it is lighter, even the coarser parts at the back of her head are easier for me to grip and twist. 

The smell is quite okay, too. Reminds me of the Shea Moisture shampoo. It is not too perfumed nor overpowering. The cream itself is quite light-weight and cream in colour. 

I am going to keep it until it is all gone and will more than likely buy it again.

A quick product line round-up:
ROOTS OF NATURE by Softsheen-Carson also includes -
Nurturing Repair Shampoo, Reconstructing Deep Treatment, Triple Repair Hairdress, Strengthening Oil Moisturizer, Curl Reviving spray, Butter whipped coil cream, Stimulating Scalp oil. Of course, there are other products in the line. These are just a few.

If you are currently trying, or, you have tried a product from this line, share your story!

Thanks guys and gals!

Ta ta ;o)


  1. Hello,
    Thanks for all the useful information on all these products. I am sure that many people would love to use them after reading this post.

  2. with the new challenge fast approaching..i think i wanna invest in some of these products

  3. Go to: http://www.supercentre.com/shop.html and search for the Roots of Nature line so you can have an idea now of what you would like to try before going to the store. And honestly, the one we are currently using, I really like as it does what it says, especially on Sam's loose natural hair.


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