Product Review: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

By . - Thursday, May 01, 2014

What does this mean? A cosmetics company has sent Good Hair Diaries products to do a HONEST review on. I have not been paid to write this review!

PRODUCT: SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

PRODUCT INGREDIENTS: Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii ( Shea Butter)*, Argan Oil, Coconut Oil*, Behentrimonium Chloride, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) Avocado Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica ( Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: SheaMoisture's Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner detangles, moisturizes, repairs and restores lifeless dry, damaged or over-processed hair. - Made with natural and certified organic ingredients. - Sea Kelp provides mineral-rich nutrition which seals and smoothes hair cuticle. - Argan Oil restores shine while helping promote hair elasticity. - Shea Butter deeply moisturizes while conditioning hair and scalp.

PRODUCT DIRECTIONS: Work conditioner through hair from rot to ends. Leave on for 3 minutes, then rinse. For deeper conditioning, leave on for up to 15 minutes. As a leave-in, work a small amount through damp hair, then style as desired.

MY REVIEW: I decided to use this product in it's 3 different capacities to see which method would suit my hair.

As a Co-wash 

This product is right in the middle when it comes to thickness. I would say that it has decent slip, but adding an extra oil to it would help if your hair is really tangled. It did leave behind a slight residue that I attribute to the shea butter. I don't mind the residue but I wouldn't use this product to co-wash with on a daily basis.

As a Deep Conditioner  

I applied the product from root to tip on towel blotted hair. I covered my hair with cling wrap and let it sit for the allotted 15 minutes. I rinsed out the conditioner after the proper time had passed, and I have to say that my hair was SO SOFT! I decided to let my hair air dry afterwards without any product, and although I would have left the house that way, my hair was so light and fluffy. It definitely reminded me of what my hair was like as a child. This is a winner!

As a Leave-in Conditioner  

I applied the product to towel blotted hair from root to tip. Then I applied my curl enhancing cream and oil as usual. My hair was very soft and moisturized. I would definitely use this product as a leave-in since it's an excellent base for curly hair, and I use a lot less when I use it as a leave-in.

I give this product 4 out of 5 combs!

If you live in South Africa or the surrounding areas, you can purchase your Shea Moisture products from the Go With The Fro online store. The products currently range from R350.00 to R380.00 through the online store.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

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  1. Looks like a great product, though slightly pricey. I'd just like to know, what is your curl enhancing cream?

  2. I hace this conditioner and I really wasn't sure how to use ir. I've used it twice as a wash out conditioner but since its on the expensive side here in the US, I'll use it in the three ways you did. Thank for this review!


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