By now you’ve probably heard all about Shea Moisture, or seen the brand of natural hair products prominently displayed at your nearby Target or Walgreens. Or maybe you’re one of the natural bellas who has seen the blog posts and felt curiousity but haven’t yet actually tried Shea Moisture.
I was lucky enough to try out most of the haircare products in the buzzed-about natural hair brand’s lineup and in summary, here’s my verdict. Is Shea Moisture for you? Odds point to yes. With four different main haircare product types there’s probably something in there to meet your specific natural hair needs, and the products are of amazing quality for stuff that’s being sold in mainstream drugstores! I’ll break it down by label.
Coral/Pink/Salmon colored label – Organic Coconut and Hibiscus, meant for enhancing curls for thick, curly hair. Loving the styling products best of all!
Yellow label – made with organic raw shea butter for deep treating dry, damaged hair.
Black label – made with organic African black soap for balancing and cleansing dry, itchy scalps. Loved both the shampoo and conditioner so, so much!
Olive/brown label – made with organic yucca and baobab for thickening fine and thin hair.
In the past I had found myself gazing in wonderment at the Target endcap and trying to figure out just WHICH Shea Moisture product to try first. I got lucky when Shea Moisture sent me products to review. Now that I’ve tried almost all of them, if I could go back in time to myself standing at the Target display wondering which thing to buy first I’d say…go for the African Black Soap Balancing Conditioner. As I explain in this video, it’s in the top 10 drugstore conditioners I’ve ever tried. Ever.
Not every Shea Moisture product was a hit outta the park for me – the Shea Butter Masque didn’t do much but weigh down my hair, and didn’t give me the comb through slip I craved. I will be giving it an additional try, accompanied with my Huetiful steamer to see if it can truly make a difference.
Like I said in the video, it’s SO important to use the products as directed with this brand – click here for a breakdown on them all including ingredients and usage. Shea Moisture is also on Twitter @sheamoisture4u and on Facebook – click here to “like” them!
So in general, two thumbs up for Shea Moisture’s hair products! I love that this brand is making inroads into such mainstream stores, with ingredients that are so good for natural hair. It makes quite a statement about how far it’s all come. Don’t wanna sound like a grandma, but back when I started this blog, the idea of finding products of this quality in Walgreens? Unheard of. And look at how far we’ve come! I think it’s great. What do you think?
Have you tried Shea Moisture? What are your thoughts? What are your favorite products in the brand?