Product Review | Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Shampoo + Conditioner + Hydration Masque












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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3 Comments on Product Review | Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Shampoo + Conditioner + Hydration Masque

  1. Christina J
    March 10, 2016 at 2:07 pm (5 years ago)

    For the Masque: Let me just say that this is the best DC that I have ever used! I absolutely love this masque. It definitely does what it says it’s supposed to do. This is way better that the Yucca Masque from Shea Moisture. I have also been a fan of the Raw Shea Butter, but the Manuka masque is hands down the best for my fine, coily hair.

  2. Pachida
    November 3, 2016 at 9:57 am (4 years ago)

    I know I’m super late to this post, and I agree with your review wholeheartedly. I just wanted to say that you might try deep conditioning BEFORE using a rinse out conditioner. Rinse out conditioner is meant to leave a bit of a sealing film on your hair. Many are formulated to close the cuticle and trap water in your hair shaft, where as deep conditioners are meant to pack in as much moisture and nutrients as possible.

  3. Makayla Carter
    November 23, 2016 at 3:44 am (4 years ago)

    It was such a wonderful article dear and from my side I want to say that i am using deep treatment hair masque from long and its really effective. This intense conditioning deep treatment infuses hair with a powerful dose of moisture and nutrients.


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