Shea Moisture Hair Keepers

Shea Moisture is all the rave among the natural hair community. I’ve seen blog posts and videos about how wonderful this product line is.

Shea Moisture Hair Products

Usually, I don’t like to give my opinion on a product or line until I’ve used it for a significant amount of time (In the case of hair products, several months).  The exception would be my last post on the use of Zizyphus to restore curls.

I’ve tried quite a few of the products from the hair line and while it’s a rave for many, I’m not that impressed by the entire line. I’m not shocked either because what work for some people’s hair doesn’t always work for everyones.

I’ve tried the Deep Treatment Masque, Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Conditioning Milk, and Yucca & Baobab Hair Thickening Shampoo. Only two of these products are definite keepers for my hair:

Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Conditioning Milk

Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk

I love love love this product from Shea Moisture. It infuses my hair with moisture while making it soft and silky. It is also very helpful for preventing tangles. It makes a great pre-poo also. I think it’s due to the ingredients:

Nucifera (coconut) oil (denotes certified organic ingredients), Isopropyl Myristate, sugar starch, silk protein, essential oil blend, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) seed oil, Caprylyl glycol, Sorbitol Esters, algae extract, Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis (sage) leaf and Equisetum Arvense Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) seed oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract and Tocopherol (vitamin E).

Coconut oil is the first ingredient. That ‘splains it :-) It’s also got silk protein which works very well in my hair to make it strong and shiny.  I currently also use Salerm 21 silk protein leave in but this just may take its place.

Lastly, I love that you can use this on wet or dry hair.  I’m considering trying this an aid for the next time I do twists.  Unfortunately, the Curl Enhancing Smoothie doesn’t do much to define my curls.

Yucca & Baobab Hair Thickening Shampoo

Shea Moisture Hair Thickening Shampoo

While I’m not sure if my hair is getting thicker due to Henna or my new addition, Zizyphus, this is still a keeper. The scent is light and pleasant. It’s good & natural (mostly) and has a wonderful slip, making it easy to wash my hair. Here are more reasons why this is a keeper:

  • At $9.99 it’s not cheap or expensive. It’s affordable and as I believe you get what you pay for, the pricepoint is just right.
  • The ingredients are sweet:

    Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) oil (denotes certified organic ingredients), aloe vera leaf juice, Adansonia digitata (Baobab) extract, biotin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (coconut oil), vegetable protein, Yucca Filamentosa extract, rosemary extract, bamboo extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract.

  • Lathers up wonderfully without dreadful sulfates

Have you tried any of the products in the Shea Moisture hair line? If so, which ones are keepers for you and why?

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13 Comments

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  2. Miche'al

    You know I told you I already love love love this line! I haven’t tried the shampoo, yet due to the fact that I don’t really shampoo. However, after your review I might have to give it a whirl!

    • Michelle

      Hey Miche’al it’s a sulfate free shampoo so you should be good. It doesn’t strip the hair of oils. It’s supposed to thicken hair but I haven’t used it long enough to determine if that’s so. Plus, I’m using henna and zizyphus so they may all work together to strengthen and thicken. At least I hope with time :-)

  3. I’ve tried sooooo many of the products in this line and I’ve absolutely loved them all with the exception of the Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Hair Masque. That product was horrible on my hair. I’m pretty sure my hair doesn’t like Shea butter though.
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    • Michelle

      I’m kind of with you on that. I still want to give the mask another try though. Somebody told me to add honey to it.

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  6. Lowela

    moisture is for dry hair that needs an extra moisturizing for it not to appear as flaky. But as to other type of hair it is simply not applicable. Know your type of hair and if you are currently facing a hair problem know the cause as well as the possible treatment for it. This will enable the occurrence of misconception.
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    • Michelle

      Not sure I understand your comment. Hair doesn’t get flaky. Maybe you are referring to the scalp?
      Also, when it comes to hair and types, I find that you really must know your hair. What works for one may not work for another.

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  8. Mina

    I have used Shea Moisture products exclusively for a year now. However, it wasn’t until I started using the Yucca & Baobab products that I saw significant growth. I’m using Yucca & Baobab anti breakage mask, shampoo, & conditioner. Quality ingredients equal superb results!

    • Michelle

      Hi Mina, I use the Yucca and Baoba shampoo but I alternate it with the coco/hibiscus shampoo

      I agree though. it’s wonderful.

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