Shea Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

8 Aug

Shea-Moisture-Organic-Raw-Shea-Butter-Moisture-Retention-Shampoo-Conditioner-1I’m gonna make this brief as I now believe this may have been my error.

I needed shampoo and conditioner at my Mom’s house, and rather than going to Sephora or a salon, I grabbed some at Target. I liked the looks of this stuff because it’s all organic-y seeming and is sulfate free. Inexplicably, the organic/natural stuff and the ethnic hair care products are in the same section. I am pretty sure Shea Moisture shampoo & conditioner MAY be formulated for Black hair, both because if you Google image search it, you get images of Black women and because my sister told me her biracial roommate used to use it.

Anyhow, it was not a good match for my hair, which I have mentioned before is pretty fine. There’s a ton OF it, but the strands themselves are very thin and blonde. I was actually nearly insane after a week of using this, so much so that I went to the grocery store, picked up some Fructis – sulfates and all – washed my hair and talked for about two days about how much better my hair felt. Essentially this stuff weighed my hair down and turned it into a heavy, greasy, oily, awful mess. I tried everything – one day after swimming in the ocean, I just rinsed my hair and used the TINIEST bit of conditioner, but it was still too much. Another day I actually used baby shampoo of my son’s and then a tiny bit of conditioner – still awful. Looking at it now, I bet it’s the Argan Oil, which I have had greasifying issues with in the past.

Anyhow. That’s that. I won’t use it again, but if you have super coarse, dry hair, this might be a win for you!

2 Responses to “Shea Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner”

  1. AALWF January 2, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    Funny, I just tried this a few days ago when a houseguest I had uses it, and insisted it try it because she recently started using it, and LOVES it. (Her hair is thick and wavy, similar to mine, but even thicker.)

    I liked it! It did not knock my socks off, and I don’t like it as much as Wen (which is what I use), but it’s better than a lot of other ones I’ve tried, and at a good price point.

    I can totally see how it would be a different story with your hair type, though.

    • katej78 January 10, 2014 at 6:42 am #

      My sister uses it now, too, after I gave her my unused bottles!

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