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October 08, 2015

Shea'd up: Mini Shea Moisture Review

Hi everyone! This post is a break from my normal beauty posts. This is review on some products from the Shea Moisture: Raw Shea Butter line that I have been loving recently!! I won't lie... I did not have any kind of epiphany or clarifying moment when I decided to go natural. In fact, I think I will put it down to laziness. I didn't want to go and buy a new box of relaxer so I just went to town with a pair of scissors.  Since then, I have probably texted each one of my friends numerous times, while washing my hair, declaring that 'I'm so getting a relaxer again!'. My hair actually gives me anxiety. Cue the naturalistas with the ' you just need to be patient with it' and the 'how can you not know how to take care of your natural hair' *Yawn*.

I know I need to be patient but guess what... I'm not a patient person so there! I have been natural now for about two - three years (Unfortunately,  I didn't do the customary marking of the date on my calendar so excuse my lack of accuracy). If you believe in the hair type and curl pattern malarkey then I am probably a 4C. My hair is very dry with little definition and is damn near impossible to comb without heaps of product. I've think I've tried every oil under the sun alongside many creams and conditioners. My standard is to spend an entire day washing and conditioning my hair, putting it into four plaits and reaching for my closure wig. 


Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Line

The great thing about Shea Moisture is that there is a line of products for EVERY hair problem and hair type. Fine hair, frizzy hair, dry hair you name it! It also doesn't have any sulfates and is certified organic. I have used the Curl Enhancing Smoothie from Shea Moisture's Coconut & Hibiscus line (Thick/Curly hair) before however, I found it a little to light for my hair so I was really keen to try some products from their Raw Shea Butter line which is specifically for dry, damaged hair. Although you can normally find  Shea Moisture products in UK stores, they normally don't have the full range. Luckily, Shea moisture will be launching some of their lines in Boots this month, so you should hopefully have no trouble getting them over here wherever you live. I bought these when I went to America a few months ago. Target pretty much had every product in the line and after much deliberation I picked up the Restorative conditioner and the Extra- Moisture Detangler.

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler

This stuff is INCREDIBLE! I partly finger- detangled my hair before proceeding to wash my hair with the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo before applying the conditioner. All I can say is that my hair has never felt so loved. The conditioner is rich, thick and creamy and instantly allowed me to comb out most of the tangles and knots in my hair.  I twisted up my hair and left it to sit for 10 minutes before rinsing it out. This stuff left my hair feeling so soft it's unreal. I then left it to air dry a little before combing it out with the Extra- Moisture Detangler and re-twisting it with a little pure shea butter. As we know, I lack patience so I ended up taking the twists out after two hours  and here is the result:

Twist out on 4c Hair

Please understand that my hair has never ever looked or felt like this! The best thing about this is that once my hair had completely dried I was able to comb it! Combing my hair whilst it is dry is something I have NEVER been able to do so I was so impressed that this allowed me to do so.  I wore my hair out like this for a week and it was so easy for me to re-twist it every night. I now know that it really is all about finding the right products and I will definitely try to be more patient with my hair, yes naturalistas you win.

4c Hair Texture

4c Hair Shrinkage

I met the UK Shea Moisture team at the Blogger Hangout event a couple of weeks ago and i was gifted this Strengthen, Grow and Restore Leave- in Conditioner*. I can't wait to try it and see if I get similar results! If anyone from Shea Moisture reads this : THANK YOU! I am so gutted that I can't attend the launch event this week ( Oct 8th/9th 2015) but can't wait to go to any other events you are holding. Wishing you all the best :)

Shea Moisture UK

As I always say, please do your research about any product before you go spending your money. Yes it worked for me, but you may find another line or product works better for you. Here is a list of some of the main Shea Moisture lines and the hair type/problem it targets to help you out a little:

Superfruit Complex - Dull lacklustre hair [Available soon in Boots UK]
African Black Soap - Dry/Itchy and flaky scalp 
Coconut & Hibiscus- Thick/Curly hair  [Available soon in Boots UK]
Raw Shea Butter - Dry Damaged Hair [Available soon in Boots UK]
Yucca & Plantain - Frizzy, Split and breaking hair 
Jamaican Black Castor Oil - Chemically processed, colour treated or heat styled hair [Available soon in Boots UK]

Shea Moisture will be bringing other lines to Boots UK in due course but for now you can get a lot of the lines on Amazon if you don't want to wait. 

Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. The two products blogged about were paid for with my own money. Items marked with an asterisk are PR samples/gifts. 

'Be your own kind of beautiful'


  1. I've started using shea moisture recently too, really love the product!

    1. I am so amazed by what it did to my hair!! Glad you like their products too!! Thank you for commenting Bonita xxx

  2. I need to get my hands on Shea Moisture, I am hearing such good things, especially for my thin, frizzy curly hair and dry scalp, I'm looking for something to look after my curls and add a little volume, hopefully they will have something in their range. Great post! xx


    1. Thank you Hun :* Yee I strongly recommend their products! Read up online to find the best range for you but the Coconut and Hibiscus range is apparently really good for curly hair :)) xx

  3. Omg I needed this. I've been natural for roughly a year now, I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO LOOK AFTER MY HAIR!!!! It's always dry and brittle. I've reached the point where it stays in corn rolls underneath my wig. Fingers crossed these products will work for me too.

    1. This was the story of my life until I started using this :'( Let me know how you get on with them! xx


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