SheaMoisture continues to add products that cater to specific needs to their growing product line. I recently purchased the shampoo, conditioner, and deep treatment masque of the SheaMoisture Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil line. This line states that it is a “Dry Hair Recipe”, free of sulfates and safe for color. This product line also has the Community Commerce Fights Poverty stamp, which says that 10% of the sales go to women-led business, to support communities that supply ingredients for SheaMoisture products or to support The Sofi Tucker Foundation.
Shampoo: Cleanses while infusing hair with intense moisture and shine-enhancing nutrients.
Conditioner: Instantly softens and detangles while infusing hair with intense moisture and shine-enhancing nutrients.
Masque: Infuses hair with a powerful dose of moisture and nutrients. Smoothes and fortifies follicles for strong, healthier frizz-free hair.
Shampoo: As with most shampoos, the directions were to simply apply to wet hair, work up a lather, and then rinse out. I typically lather up two times when shampooing. The shampoo has a very earthy smell and is lightweight. With the first application, I found that the shampoo did lather up fairly easily/quickly. With the second round of shampooing, I had another good lather. With this shampoo, you definitely don’t need to use a lot of product. Once you start working the product in, it continues to expand. A little goes a long way. Once I was finished, my hair felt good. It wasn’t dry and didn’t have that “just shampooed” stripped feeling. My fingers were able to easily glide thru my hair.
Conditioner: The directions did not provide an option for deep conditioning with this conditioner. I simply applied it to wet hair, worked it in, and then rinsed it out. The conditioner has a very thin/loose consistency. It’s not super thick and heavy. It kind of reminded me of lotion. What I LOVED about the product was the bottle. The conditioner comes in a bottle with a pump. The pump made it easy to apply the conditioner to my hair. Given that this isn’t a thick product, I didn’t expect my hair to feel weighed down, like it does with thicker/creamier conditioners. After I rinsed out the conditioner, my hair felt okay. This could have been due to the fact that my hair was extremely dry and I hadn’t performed any type of pre-poo treatment. I definitely needed to follow up with a more intense conditioning treatment. Glad I had the masque in this product line!
Masque: The directions stated that you could either leave this on for 5 minutes (and rinse out) or, for extra conditioning you could cover with a plastic cap and sit under a warm dryer for up to 30 minutes. With any type of intensive “treatment”, I prefer using heat to deep condition. I tried this under the dryer for 30 minutes. The classic plastic cap under a hooded dryer resulted in:
I’ll do a comparison later of the other two ways to use the masque.
The shampoo and masque are definite keepers. As for the conditioner, I feel like I could do without it. I’m typically more of a shampoo and deep condition type of girl as it is. Never really got into using a conditioner prior to deep conditioning (maybe this can be an experiment, to see if what differences/similarities there are with a shampoo/conditioner/deep conditioner vs shampoo/deep conditioner regimen).
So, have you used any products from the Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil line? What was your experience like? Share them in the comments below.
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