I gave into peer pressure and grabbed up some Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner finally! Shea Moisture products are a bit hard to locate at Target around here as they are always sold out. But someone mentioned CVS carries Shea Moisture and I was indeed, lucky enough to find Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner at my local store!
So here’s my thoughts!
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner in theory sounds amazing! This is a leave in or rinse out conditioner created with Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Sea Kelp, and a host of incredible ingredients minus the yucky stuff such as sulfates, parabens, and mineral oil free formula.
It’s formulated to add intense moisture while repairing damage, detangling, and strengthening hair! On paper it sounds wonderful for my slightly dry, long, wavy hair!
I actually hated it.
As you know I’ve been using Carol’s Daughter everything lately so I took a brief break from that line of products to test out Shea Moisture and my hair is a mess. This formula has the texture of a lightweight body lotion. It’s quite creamy and works through hair nice. It has a fresher floral scent I didn’t love nor did I hate either (it just wasn’t something I was all that impressed with). The first thing I noticed was it didn’t even want to rinse well off my hands so you can imagine I was thinking how much build up it would create. After nearly two weeks of use my hair had a ton of build up using this. The product coats hair well but it rinses out poorly. It also makes my hair very “ratty” after my shower. So I have to take special time and attention to detangle it and it actually hurts to brush through it because it created kinda clumps up tangled up hair. On top of that it leaves behind a strange “squeaky” film which makes it difficult to brush through my hair after a shower! It did tame frizz well but since I was doing double duty trying to get the tangles and knots out of my hair I seemed to have created more frizz and my hair looked less than smooth.
Needless to say between the build up, difficult to rinse out formula, and the knots this created I was disappointed. Shea Moisture gets so many raves I’m not yet ready to give up on the brand but I will avoid using Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner in the future.
Apparently my hair hates it!