Review | Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Masque

June 12, 2015

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I bought the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque about 6 weeks ago from Cloré Beauty Supply in Mississauga (GTA), when it was on sale from $18.99CAD to $15.99CAD.  I have always wanted to try this product, as some of my favourite bloggers (MahoganyCurls, Prettywitty77, The Happy Hair Show, etc.) have given positive reviews and when i saw that it was on sale, i just had to buy it.

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Product Claims

Shea Moisture is  known for its use of natural ingredients and absence of chemicals such as sulfates and parabens which contributes to dry hair.

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The masque claims to ‘deeply moisturizes and repairs’ hair suffering from damage (incl. chemical  overprocessing).  A closer look at the ingredients show hair-loving ingredients such as argan oil, sea kelp and vegetable glycerin. Shea Butter is is also the 2nd ingredient on the list, which further highlights the quality of the product.

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Review

I like the colour, consistency  and overall packaging of the product. The masque is thick with a subtle smell, and i like the fact that it is easier to scoop out of the plastic. To test the product, i skipped my usual coconut oil prewash treatment and deep conditioned with the masque after shampoo (ORS). I followed the instructions as specified and covered my hair with a plastic cap for about 40 mins. I rinsed out the masque and followed with ORS conditioner and cold rinse.

When i felt my hair, i didn’t feel the same softness as my usual honey + olive oil  treatment.  My ends felt a little dry, but it was manageable, so i blow dried and styled. By the end of the week, my ends were so dry that i had to bag them till my next wash to prevent breakage. I was quite unhappy about this, but i gave the product another chance. This time, i added honey and olive oil to the treatment. After wash, i got amazing results! My hair felt so moisturized and silky. I followed the same styling as previous week and my ends remained moisturized for the entire week (yay!)

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Final Thoughts

Overall, i think it is a great product. To get the best result, i highly recommend mixing the masque with a natural oil (coconut oil/olive oil) and a humectant (honey).  I won’t be purchasing the masque anytime soon, as i already get the same effect from my conditioning treatment, but i will recommend it to healthy hair care newbies with dry or damaged hair. I also want to try other products like the  Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle  and the Curl Enhancing Smoothie from the Shea Moisture line.

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Have you tried Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Masque?