Thursday, June 21, 2012

Shea Moisture Organic Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

Found at Meijer, Target, and Walgreens.


  1. 2b•fine•normal/low porosity•normal elasticity•protein-sensitive

    I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this stuff. This makes my hair shiny and silky. I have healthy hair so my hair doesn't really absorb oils and butters. They tend to sit on top of my hair.

    When I use coconut oil, for example, I have to use a strong (sulfate-free) surfactant to get it off my hair, or else I look like I went for a swim in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. My hair looks dark, oily and it sticks together and just looks dirty.

    With this conditioner it seems like I get a very thin coating on my hair that seals in the moisture. It isn't heavy and it doesn't make my hair dark or dirty-looking. I used it as a DT (mixed with Jessicurl Deep Conditioner) and I didn't need to condition my hair (other than co-washing) for the next 4 days. I don't know if this is because of the Shea or the Argan oil, but this is a "holy grail" product for me. I want to marry it.

    If you have dry/damaged hair, you might not see the same result I had right away. Your hair may drink it all up. If your hair is porous, you might be able to super-soak this as a leave-in.

    No matter what your hair type, RUN, don't walk, and get yourself some of this.

  2. Ingredients per the Target website on 6/22/2012

    Contains de-ionized 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. *Denotes certified organic ingredients.

  3. I would highly recommend this conditioner. I have used it as a rinse-out, leave-in, and to scrunch out the crunch. It also works as a deep treatment. Its not just for damaged hair.

    My hair is 2c, normal porosity, normal elasticity, medium density, medium strands, and protein-loving.

  4. I love this stuff. I have just bought some lighter conditioners to play with, but this is so good. I have 2c-ish hair with normal porosity and not damaged, medium strand thickness. I have used this to cleanse, to condition, and to leave a bit in. Smells yummy, too. And I love that it's all natural. That's what I want most: natural and nontoxic. I do think I need to experiment more with how much of a conditioner I leave in my hair. I'm still kind of new to this. :)

  5. Love this stuff. So versatile. I often use it as a leave-in, but in the summer and fall it's great to add some honey to it and use it as a rinse-out conditioner. The honey makes it nice and slippery.

  6. I always keep this around, but don't use it to terribly often. My hair likes it as a 2nd day refresher.

  7. Have had this for a while and dor the first time used it tonight as a deep conditioner. Sleep with a cap on it over night and sat under the dryer next day for 45 min. Rinsed the product out and my have was buttery soft and shiny! Like the other poster said, great smell also.

    Hair: 3b/c and 4a, low porosity, super dense.

  8. Have had this product for a while now and used it for the first time tonight as a deep treatment conditioner. Sleep with a cap over night and sat under the dyer fotlr 45 min the next day. Rinsed it out and my hair was buttery soft and shiny. Like the other poster said, it also has a great smell l.

    My Hair: 3b/c 4a, low porosity, super dense.