Shea Moisture is a brand that’s quickly becoming one of my drugstore favorites! I have already reviewed their Argan oil & Shea body wash and another product that I have been loving for my little girl is their Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Lotion. Recently at Target, I came across the Shea Moisture Organic Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo & Conditioner duo and a quick look at the sulfate-free ingredient list loaded with natural moisturizers was enough to make me go for it!
Hydrates, smoothes and repairs strands, leaving hair manageably soft. For dry, damaged hair. Heal, grow and strengthen.
- Sea kelp: Trace minerals detoxify hair follicles of impurities and residue
- Argan oil: Restores shine and rebuilds hair elasticity
- Shea butter: Deeply moisturizes and repairs damage to hair and scalp
No parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, PABA, synthetic color, DEA, animal ingredients or sulfates. Cruelty free, no animal testing. Certified organic ingredients.
Made in USA
Ingredient list (shampoo)
Deionized water, decyl glucoside (sugar beets), African butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), aloe vera leaf juice, argan oil, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), rosemary extract, sea kelp extract, vitamin E, lonicera caprifolium flower extract (honeysuckle), lonicera japonica flower extract (Japanese honeysuckle)
Ingredient list (conditioner)
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) and Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) seed oil.
Starting with the shampoo, it has a slightly thick, creamy consistency. lt contains Decyl glucoside which is a mild surfactant (naturally derived from sugar) suitable even for sensitive skin and doesn’t strip your hair……just what I need for my thick, dry hair. But the good news is that despite being a completely sulfate-free formulation, it lathers up really well! As with most creamy shampoos, the trick is to wet your hair thoroughly first and then apply the shampoo spreading it all over your hair and scalp. Add a little more as needed and massage it in.
This shampoo leaves my hair clean, really soft and healthy. And did I mention its natural scent is lovely! I’m not really good at describing scents so I’d just say this is a slightly sweet, very pleasant one and lingers around for a while.
Now moving on to the conditioner, it’s a nice, lightweight formula that won’t weigh down your hair and should be suitable for most hair types. I like to slather it on except near the roots and it does a good job of detangling and moisturizing. However, if you have very dry/coarse hair and prefer extra creamy/heavy conditioners, this may not be the perfect choice for you.
Bottom Line It’s been a long while since a drugstore shampoo/conditioner duo have managed to impress me so I am pretty excited to find quality haircare at a price that doesn’t make me cringe (like Wen does). No wonder the shampoo also bagged the Allure Best of Beauty 2011 award! I would highly recommend Shea Moisture Organic Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo & conditioner to anyone looking for an all-natural, sulfate-free hydrating formulation that cleanses your hair gently yet thoroughly. It foams up nicely too and would be worth a try for those who find the no-poo conditioning cleansers too heavy for their hair type.