Shea Moisture ~ Moisture Retention Shampoo

I purchased this a few weeks back when Walgreens had the BOGO on SM products. I already use the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and the Deep Treatment Masque, so I figured the sale was a good time to pick up the shampoo. I used it for the first time today and I really like it! My hair felt clean, but not super stripped...which is always great. It had just the right amount of lather, so I didn't feel like I needed to pile it on my head like I usually do with cleansers that don't have much lather. I could go without the smell, but hey it cant be all perfect.

What are your opinions on this shampoo? Have you guys tried anything that's been on the scene for awhile but you just never got around to it?

I also used the DTM to do my twists for the first time, so we're gonna see how that comes out tomorrow.
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BC'd ~ July 1, 2009

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I use it also and I am very pleased! I am still transitioning and my hair was super dry I like how my hair feels after washing
i liked the shampoo. I didn't like the smoothie too much, but do like the curl and style milk, and the moisture mist. Definitely will keep these products in my rotation
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Wash-Bobeam Poo bars, As I Am Cleansing Pudding and Coconut Cowash cleansing condish
LI/RO-Curl Junkie rehab, Shescentit Avocado condish, Oyin Hair dew
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I love the entire line and this shampoo in particular. When I want a really deep cleansing, I will either do a an ACV rinse or use Shea Moisture African Black Soap shampoo. Make sure you follow that one up with the deep treatment masque to add moisture back in your hair.
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I took my twists down this morning and I must say I'm very pleased with how they came out using just the DTM as a styler. There wasn't much frizziness at all and the twists were super defined! Even though this well make me go through the DTM quicker, I'll definitely try it again.
last perm ~ late May 2009
BC'd ~ July 1, 2009

fotki ~ last updated 2/2011
I purchased this a few weeks back when Walgreens had the BOGO on SM products. I already use the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and the Deep Treatment Masque, so I figured the sale was a good time to pick up the shampoo. I used it for the first time today and I really like it! My hair felt clean, but not super stripped...which is always great. It had just the right amount of lather, so I didn't feel like I needed to pile it on my head like I usually do with cleansers that don't have much lather. I could go without the smell, but hey it cant be all perfect.

What are your opinions on this shampoo? Have you guys tried anything that's been on the scene for awhile but you just never got around to it?

I also used the DTM to do my twists for the first time, so we're gonna see how that comes out tomorrow.
Originally Posted by dearheart15
ITA w/all of the bolded. I initially started out using the entire Curls line up however a few months into my HHJ it just wasn't working the same way anymore so I was in target & debating btwn Kinky Kurly & Shea Moisture & chose the latter. I'm sooo glad I did.

I purchased the moisture retention shampoo as well as the matching condish 3 months ago and I'm just at the half way mark w/the condish and just approaching the 1/4 mark w/the shampoo. ITA that you really do not need that much...a little really does go a long way & my hair always feels clean but moisturized after.

I also add a little grapeseed oil to the condish to make my own deep treatment, cover w/a cap & sit under the dryer for 35mins and when I rinse it out my hair is sooo easy to comb & style.

I have NO INTENTIONS of using another brand & am very happy w/the value as well as results I get for the price. I too could do w/out the smell (I'm really not into 'natural smelling products') however for some reason shea butter products tend to do wonders for my hair so w/results like these I can deal w/a smell I don't really care for.
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







I just purchased Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Moisture shampoo, Conditioner and Deep Treatment masque. I will be using them tomorrow and will report back on my results. I am really excited as I have heard a lot of good things and these products come highly recommended from friends. Stay tuned.

Update:
I love the shampoo and the Deep Treatment masque. I am trying to decide if the revitalizing conditioner will be good for me as a leave in or if I should use it as a moisturizer.

Last edited by juanab; 05-06-2011 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Updated information
Mmmm I LOVE this shampoo! I got a low poo with coco-betaine (or something like that) in it because I have one product I use occasionally that has cones, but once in awhile I'll sneak a bit of this when I'm in the shower washing my hair (I gave it to my fellow curly housemate when I heard her saying she was looking for something that didn't strip her hair and I saw her with Miss Jessie's. Oh lawd.) It's lovely, the ingredients are lovely, and it lasts.

Big Chop: 11/25/09
Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
I'm always raving about this, I haven't had a chance to try anything else but this stuff is amazing!
I purchased this a few weeks back when Walgreens had the BOGO on SM products. I already use the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and the Deep Treatment Masque, so I figured the sale was a good time to pick up the shampoo. I used it for the first time today and I really like it! My hair felt clean, but not super stripped...which is always great. It had just the right amount of lather, so I didn't feel like I needed to pile it on my head like I usually do with cleansers that don't have much lather. I could go without the smell, but hey it cant be all perfect.

What are your opinions on this shampoo? Have you guys tried anything that's been on the scene for awhile but you just never got around to it?

I also used the DTM to do my twists for the first time, so we're gonna see how that comes out tomorrow.
Originally Posted by dearheart15
ITA w/all of the bolded. I initially started out using the entire Curls line up however a few months into my HHJ it just wasn't working the same way anymore so I was in target & debating btwn Kinky Kurly & Shea Moisture & chose the latter. I'm sooo glad I did.

I purchased the moisture retention shampoo as well as the matching condish 3 months ago and I'm just at the half way mark w/the condish and just approaching the 1/4 mark w/the shampoo. ITA that you really do not need that much...a little really does go a long way & my hair always feels clean but moisturized after.

I also add a little grapeseed oil to the condish to make my own deep treatment, cover w/a cap & sit under the dryer for 35mins and when I rinse it out my hair is sooo easy to comb & style.

I have NO INTENTIONS of using another brand & am very happy w/the value as well as results I get for the price. I too could do w/out the smell (I'm really not into 'natural smelling products') however for some reason shea butter products tend to do wonders for my hair so w/results like these I can deal w/a smell I don't really care for.
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
Thats a good idea to use the grapeseed oil, how much conditioner do you use?
[QUOTE=jillian93;1656506
Thats a good idea to use the grapeseed oil, how much conditioner do you use?[/QUOTE]


Well first of all I part my hair into 4 sections to do everything (wash, detangle, style). So I start out w/one of the four sections & in the back I divide it into 2 sections (the front sections I divide into 3 sections bc my hair is soooo thick & it allows for easy distribution & detangling) & then squirt ab 2 to 3 pumps of the restorative condish into my hand (after spraying my hair w/plain water first to re-dampen), pour some grapeseed oil into my hand, rub together, apply to each section of hair & detangle (first w/my widetooth comb & then my denman....seems like alot but my hair loss/shedding has decreased soooooooooo much since I've started this reggie.

After I apply & detangle my entire head I cover w/a plastic cap, sit under dryer, rinse & style.

HTH
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







I'm always raving about this, I haven't had a chance to try anything else but this stuff is amazing!
Originally Posted by jillian93
I don't even DESIRE to find anything else! :O

Big Chop: 11/25/09
Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
[QUOTE=JaylensMami10;1656979]


Well first of all I part my hair into 4 sections to do everything (wash, detangle, style). So I start out w/one of the four sections & in the back I divide it into 2 sections (the front sections I divide into 3 sections bc my hair is soooo thick & it allows for easy distribution & detangling) & then squirt ab 2 to 3 pumps of the restorative condish into my hand (after spraying my hair w/plain water first to re-dampen), pour some grapeseed oil into my hand, rub together, apply to each section of hair & detangle (first w/my widetooth comb & then my denman....seems like alot but my hair loss/shedding has decreased soooooooooo much since I've started this reggie.

After I apply & detangle my entire head I cover w/a plastic cap, sit under dryer, rinse & style.

HTH
Originally Posted by jillian93;1656506
Thats a good idea to use the grapeseed oil, how much conditioner do you use?[/QUOTE
I just had an a-ha moment! I mix oils to my twisting creams but stopped adding them to my conditioners because I really never noticed a difference like I do with my twisting cream. I never thought of adding a conditioner first then rubbing the oil over my hair separate! I can imagine that would make a huge difference, I have really thick hair too so I'll have to try that.
Jillian I realized this morning as I was doing my hair (a Mother's day self spa treatment) that I actually use 5 to 6 pumps of the condish which still is a very small amount considering how little comes out w/each pump.


I also wanted to clear up how I apply. I don't put on the condish then put on the oil. I squeeze the condish in my hand then I pour some grapseed oil into the same hand, rub the two together and then apply both to water dampened hair & actually I noticed that if I let the mixture sit even just for me to go onto the next section, apply the same mixture, then pin up & go back to the original section, this allows for a much easier detangle session.

HTH
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







i dilute this shampoo, mostly applying it to my scalp letting the excess run of on my hair to clean it. works great.
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