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.
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
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
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:
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?