I absolutely love organic all natural products!
Whether it’s for hair, skin, face, body, food, etc., I love it! Not to say that I don’t or won’t use anything that isn’t organic or all natural, because I do. BUT in general, I usually lean toward organic all natural products!
Being a naturalista: a female with “au naturel” hair (french for natural) , I research different products, styles, and hair care techniques for au naturel hair care. In my researching, I came across an organic all-natural hair care product with certified organic ingredients called SheaMoisture.
First let me give you a little history about the SheaMoisture product. SheaMoisture was established in 1912 by Sofi Tucker, who started selling Shea Nuts at the villiage market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone. By the age of 19, the widowed mother of four was selling Shea Butter, Black Soap and homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Her grandchildren now carry on her legacy by providing consumers with certified organic products which extend beyond hair care into supplying certified organic skin care products as well. Isn’t that great! I just love the entreprenuial spirit that Sofi Tucker had! I totally identify with her entreprenuialism.
Here’s what I tried from the SheaMoisture product line:
ORGANIC RAW SHEA BUTTER MOISTURE RETENTION SHAMPOO w/Sea Kelp, Argan Oil & Shea Butter
ORGANIC RAW SHEA BUTTER RESTORATIVE CONDITIONER w/Sea Kelp, Argan Oil & Shea Butter
These two products are for DRY, DAMAGED HAIR and work to Heal, Grow, & Strengthen hair.
I have naturally curly hair. SheaMoisture does supply a certified organic product geared towards curly hair, however, I chose the Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo & the Restorative Conditioner because I LOVE SHEA BUTTER! It is an excellent moisturizer for my hair. I was already using a shampoo and conditioner (I will do another review detailing the brand) that had shea butter in it and wanted to continue with the cycle of using it in my hair. Needless to say, the SheaMoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention & Restorative products work great in my hair. I am pleased with the results.
SheaMoisture has NO Parabens, NO Phthlates, NO Paraffin, NO Gluten (wow, I didn’t know gluten was used in hair products), NO Propylene Glycol, NO Mineral Oil, NO Synthetic Fragrance, NO Animal Testing, NO PABA, NO Synthetic Color, NO DEA, No Animal Ingredients & last but not least NO Sulfates! Isn’t that great!
Sea Kelp: Traces minerals and detoxify hair follicles of impurities and residue.
Argan Oil: Restores shine and rebuilds hair elasticity.
And Shea Butter, one my favorite products in the world, deeply moisturizes and repairs damage to hair and scalp.
Who wouldn’t love a product that does all this!
When I first used the shampoo, I noticed the difference in the way it lathered up, the reason being it doesn’t contain the sulfates and other ingredients like other non-organic/un-natural products do. It definitely smells great, which is a plus, and it gently and thoroughly cleanses the hair.
With the conditioner, I am used to using creamier/heavier conditioners in my hair, therefore, I am adjusting to the lightweight feel of the conditioner. However, it works great and can be used as a leave-in conditioner and aids in the detangling process. I used it as a leave-in conditioner when I wear the Wash & Go style (check out the pics below)
Now last but not least, you are probably wondering how much does this product cost and is it worth it! Let me ease your suspense and quench your curiosity by telling you in comparison to similar products on the market today it is inexpensive but well worth it’s price of $9.99! Yes, $9.99 a piece for the shampoo and the conditioner. You can find SheaMoisture products in your local Target Store or order online at www.sheamoisture.com
I would highly recommend SheaMoisture products and look forward to trying the rest of their product line. Be sure to check out the pics below and leave your questions and comments as well!
Au Naturel Rocks!
DISCLAIMER: The products listed in this review were purchased by me and I am in no way affiliated with the companies or brands listed in this review.
UPDATE: As of 3/15/2011 SheaMoisture products are NOW available in Walgreens!!!