Shea Moisture Review

About a month ago Walgreens had a big bogo sale on Shea Moisture Products. The sale was a buy one, get one free, I heard from many women how they love it, so I wanted to give it a try.

Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
 deionized water, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), argan oil, cetyl esters, sea kelp extract, panthenol (vitamin b-5), ammonium salt, essential oil blend, avocado oil, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and lonicera japonica (japanese honeysuckle) flower extract, tocopherol (vitamin e), hyssopus officinalis extract, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf and equisetum arvense extract, soybean oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil.

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
 Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Mangiera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avacado) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Silk Protein, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Caprylyl glycol, Sorbitol Esters, Essential Oil Blens, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japense Honeysuckle) Flower extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Shampoo
Deionized Water , Decyl Glucoside (Sugar Beets) , African Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Aloe Vera Leaf Juice , Argan Oil , Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) , Rosemary Extract , Sea Kelp Extract , Vitamin E , Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract (Honeysuckle) , Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Japanese Honeysuckle)

Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
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).

I washed, deep conditioned, and applied the Smoothie and Style Milk to N's hair. I put her hair into 4 braids, and sent her to bed with her satin scarf. In the morning, I took out her braids, I noticed the curl definition right away. I pulled the top half into a ponytail and added a headband.

Take a look at the bottom of her hair, I must say, the curls are gorgeous. This picture was taken after running and playing at the park, and her curls still looked great!

Overall, I was pleased with the braid out, and the ingredients are perfect! But, these products didn't moisturize her hair the way I thought it would. There wasn't extra shine, if you take a look at the pictures her hair appears dull/dry. But to solve that, I added a oil/sealant on top of the Shea Mositure Milk. They do carry a shine mist, but my local Walgreens did not have it. I will keep you updated, on these products.

UPDATE: Well it's almost been a year, since writing this review. Since then, I purchased the Shea Moisture Milk and Shampoo again. I wasn't too fond of the Deep Conditiong Mask, so I will not repurchase it. But I love the Milk and Shampoo, and also I got my hands on the Shine Mist, which I also love! I really hope Walgreens has another BOGO sale, if so, I'll be right there, ready and equipped to purchase in bulk haha! But at my most recent shopping trip to Walmart, Shea Moisture was in the aisle! I can't believe it! and you guessed it, I brought some more bottles lol.


Anonymous | Thursday, May 12, 2011

Her braid out looks great! The dull/dry look is my number one complaint with Shea Moisture products. The deep treatment masque didn't work well with us either!

Precious | Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thanks for the review! I've got to try out these products soon!


Kandy | Thursday, May 12, 2011

I totally agree, and I'm glad that I'm not alone. I have used the deep conditioning treatment twice and it isn't really doing anything to her hair. I will try it once more, and then its OUT! I like to give all the products I review, the 3 strikes rule, and after this 3rd time I will be back to post an update.

Kandy | Thursday, May 12, 2011

but the curl & style milk did give her a nice braidout, so I will most likely keep that one.

BabyBellaHair | Thursday, May 12, 2011

I love Shea Moisture products! The shampoo and conditioner makes the hair feel so light and fluffy! IT is indeed a product all that all the ladiea inthe house use

DsMommy | Sunday, May 15, 2011

Great review...I've been working on a SheaMoisture review too, I swear we are each others shadows!

Amanda | Monday, May 16, 2011

I need help with my daughter's type 4 hair. It gets VERY kinky. I detangle it, and the next morning it is tangled again. Any tips on products or styling. She normally wears beards with beads, but I see her edges thinning. I don't do it, my cousin does. I just don't want her teased because of her hair.

Kandy | Monday, May 16, 2011

Hello Amanda,
Thanks for writing me!
After you detangle, do you put her hair in twists? or braids, to stop it from getting tangled as she sleeps? After I detangle, I put N's hair in a few regular braids at night and this helps to keep it from getting knotty again.
Sometimes when wearing braids alot, and it's tight, it can put stress on the hairline causing thinning edges. I would suggest giving braids a break for awhile and try to do styles pigtails or something that doesn't pull on her edges. Also add a moistuizer to your haircare regimen and a light natural oil like coconut, or olive oil. Put the oil on top of the moisturizer, and focus the oils on her edges and ends of her hair.
When purchasing products avoid Mineral Oil, Petroleum, Sulfates. These ingredients aren't good for curly hair, especially a 4 hair type. Look for organic/natural products to shampoo and condition with. Walmart carries a line called: Organix. It is priced pretty reasonable ($4-$5) they carry the shampoo, conditioner and etc. Try these products!

And yes, I agree kids are very cruel and will tease a child for just about anything! Keep researching and trying new products and hopefully this will fix her problem. I hope this info helps.

Amanda | Monday, May 16, 2011

Okay thanks, would a moisturizer be consider hair milk? I also purchased the Curls Lavish Curls Moisturizer. i put her hair in twists tonight, so hopefully the twist out with be cute for school tomorrow. Her hair is uneven in some parts, would you recommend cutting it. Sorry for all the questions, i just want her hair to be properly cared for.

Kandy | Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Yes, some companies consider hair milk their moisturizer. It's up to you, if you want to cut it to make it even. I recommend cutting if she has split ends. but if her hair is noticeably uneven I would cut it. Keep me updated on her twist out and keep the questions coming, that's what Im here for :)

Angela | Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thanks for reviewing this product. I got similar results. I used the hair milk alone and got a better shine. My experience is the smoothie butter produced the dull film.

Kandy | Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I wish the results were better, because I do like the price! Organic products typically costs alot, so for this to be sold at Walgreens, and is reasonable, I really wanted it to do "magic" on her hair. But as you can see her hair was dull, and dry looking, which is unusual. I'm still using these products, there is a little left (I won't let it go to waste) but I will not repurchase.

i am native here . . . | Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This review helped me switch to Shea Moisture, their products work well for both my daughter and I and we have very different hair types, 4c and 3c

Ranada Brown | Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hello Kandy, i know this is late comment but i wanted to share my experiences with the shea moisture products. i dont have the curl and style milk or the curl enhancing smoothie but i have tried them before in my 14 month old daughter's 3c hair. it works wonders! I use the raw shea butter line in my relaxed 4a hair. I found that, after researching (and reading the label), the deep treatment masque can be either used as a moisturizer or a deep treatment conditioner. It is horrible as a deep treatment condition(gives no slip) and works better as a moisturizer. Leaves my hair feeling like butter afterwards! You might want to try it that way befor u completely omit it!

Berri_Cherri | Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Iam late on commenting, but I ADORE the Shea Butter Raw Shea Butter line. I live by it for my 4a/b hair type. I know everyone's hair is different and I am truly surprised. I also love the j=hair milk and smoothie. I love Shea Moisture products!!

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