Shedid & Parrish's Curly-Hair-Care Line Helped Me Achieve My First Successful, Silky Twist-Out
Shedid & Parrish is the only curly-hair-care line that you'll ever need — no, seriously. I used the entire product range for one week, and all of a sudden, I was able to achieve my first successful twist-out (by my standards, at least). Even my wash-and-gos lasted up to three days, which is revolutionary given my lazy Afro hair sleeping habits. The best part about Shedid & Parrish? It's completely natural, vegan, unscented, and recyclable — and it's specifically formulated for curly, coily, and Afro-textured hair.
"I've struggled just to find the right products, the right stylist, and the right information for such a long time," Shedid & Parrish founder Jessica Parrish told POPSUGAR. "I'm mixed race and adopted, so hair comes from all sorts, who knows where? My parents didn't really know how to look after it, and I went through lots of trial and error . . . Fast forward 30 odd years, and I still didn't see a clear market of products for curls on the high street. It's still quite difficult, and that's really why I wanted to create the brand. I just wanted something that was simple, really clear to understand, and that was for curls. So it doesn't matter if you've got a light curl or a tight curl, or a this or a that. If you've got curly hair, this is for you."
At first glance, I was impressed by the eco-conscious packaging, then once I opened the containers and the scent of absolutely nothing hit my nose, I knew this product line was something special. Everyone is different, but I personally really don't like smelling like a caricature of a Black girl — coconut or tropical scents seem to be the default of most products targeted at Black women and girls. Then, once I started using the products, my respect went up another notch because unlike most curly-hair products, Shedid & Parrish actually goes into detail about how you should use each product. Not everyone knows hair-care tricks like blasting your coils with cold water at the end of a wash to boost shine and lock in moisture or how and which type of products to use in the specific order to ensure your twist-outs and wash-and-gos come out flawless — founder Parrish covered these steps in the formulation and packaging of her products.
Ahead, check out my full, honest review of the entire Shedid & Parrish curly-hair-care product line.