shea moisture tahitian noni & monoi

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Hi,
its been about 4 yrs since I posted im surprised I remembered my log in details!


Anyway, I have a query about this product and wondered if anyone can help. I'm reading a lot of mixed things about this new range, one place says it's a straightening line but on the actual sm site they state " Reduces frizz, smoothes and adds curl definition to thick, curly hair. Helps restore moisture, body and shine for healthy, bouncy curls"
I have ordered the conditioner and am currently waiting for it to arrive so I can't give my personal opinion yet, but wondered where the straightening part comes from if the company them selves state " gives curl definition"


most of the youtube reviews I've watched, the people loved it but the written ones not so much, just wondered if anyone here has any experience with it.
thanks in advance
Long thick curls, mix of 3b/3c
I am also curious about this line. have it written down as a possible to try... but want to have a detailed explanation of what it does before i do....
well the conditioner arrived today so I will try it out tomorrow and will come back and post what I think.
so far I can see it's a lot thinner than the other conditioners I have tried ( coconut and hibiscus and the shea butter one)
the smell is quite highly perfumed but hopefully not too offensive
Long thick curls, mix of 3b/3c
Hi,
its been about 4 yrs since I posted im surprised I remembered my log in details!


Anyway, I have a query about this product and wondered if anyone can help. I'm reading a lot of mixed things about this new range, one place says it's a straightening line but on the actual sm site they state " Reduces frizz, smoothes and adds curl definition to thick, curly hair. Helps restore moisture, body and shine for healthy, bouncy curls"
I have ordered the conditioner and am currently waiting for it to arrive so I can't give my personal opinion yet, but wondered where the straightening part comes from if the company them selves state " gives curl definition"


most of the youtube reviews I've watched, the people loved it but the written ones not so much, just wondered if anyone here has any experience with it.
thanks in advance
Originally Posted by curlycaramel
I haven't used it, but under Featured Ingredients on SheaMoisture's product page about it, I saw this: "Botanical Extracts - Heat activated enzymes strengthen and protect hair during heat styling." That may or may not be marketing hype.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Inulin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot), Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Behenyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) See Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract

As far as the first 5 ingredients go, there's a fatty alcohol (Cetearyl Alcohol), a protein (Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin), another conditioning agent (Behentrimonium Chloride), Coconut Oil, and Inulin (a polysaccharide, which functions as a conditioning agent /humectant). The protein and coconut oil should be beneficial for those with fine textured or damaged hair, as coconut oil enhances the hair's ability to retain protein. Both coconut oil and the 6th ingredient, olive oil, are penetrating oils, although in a rinse out application like this, there isn't time for them to really absorb. So in this formula, the two oils are acting to increase slip and smooth the hair. There is some shea butter, which could weigh hair down and/or build up if only cowashing, but it's fairly far down in the ingredients list, so not much of it in the product, unlike their Moisture Retention and Curl and Shine lines.

The first few sort of remind me of Renpure's Brazilian Keratin Straightening conditioner that used to be well-liked here. It had hydrolyzed keratin and coconut oil, but the line was targeted at people who flat ironed their hair. People were worried about it loosening their curls because of the "straightening" in the name, but posters here found it did the opposite and actually enhanced their curl pattern. I wouldn't be afraid to try this, especially since it looks a bit lighter than SheaMoisture's other conditioners.
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CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
I would definitely like to hear more feedback about this new line as well. As i am planning on making a major haul with them next Tuesday, and i was undecided about trying these new products. As, i don't plan on flatironing, my anytime soon. Matter of fact, i really hardly ever flatiron my hair at all anymore. So i do not want to end up buying products from this line, if it is designed to work best for use when straightening out one's hair.

And, if they are designed to work on both curly and straight hair, i would love to know if these products provide any type of loosening effect to ones curls. As i like my curls just the way they are.
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3B natural hair

Current Regimen: Daily Bunning

Products currently using:
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Conditioner ( I do use it with steam)
Protein Conditioner- Tresemme Keratin Smooth Conditioner (I do use it with steam.)
Shea Moisture Transtioning Milk
Pre-Poo Treatment- I switch between Regular and Extra Dark JBCO ( The lines I use from are - Jamaican Mango & Lime, Tropic Isle Living, and Sunny Isle)
I tried it when it first came out. On the bottles I had, it stated on the label that it "contains straightening ingredients". I personally hated the product, it made my curls a flat mess. Would not recommend. It does smell absolutely amazing though!
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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Conditioner/ YTCucs
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
I tried it when it first came out. On the bottles I had, it stated on the label that it "contains straightening ingredients". I personally hated the product, it made my curls a flat mess. Would not recommend. It does smell absolutely amazing though!
Originally Posted by sixelamy
I think they've reformulated since it first came out. NC.com has the old ingredients list and bottle verbiage (I bolded everything in the old formula that has been eliminated in the new one)...

"Active straightening ingredients help smooth rough, uneven textures and control frizz.This rinse-out conditioner instantly hydrates and detangles, while fortifying and protecting hair. Certified organic Shea Butter, revitalizing Tahitian Noni and Monoi Oil, blended with Keratin, Peptides and Botanical Extracts hydrate and strengthen hair, while nourishing the scalp to help support healthy hair renewal. "

Old Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Inulin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot), Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Behenyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) See Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Hydolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Guar Hydroxypropyltimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Phytic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Dextran, Citric Acid Granular

New ingredients: Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Inulin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot), Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Behenyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) See Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract

The two ingredients lists look substantially different, although the top 5 ingredients are identical.
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CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
I used it this morning and it does smell amazing, it's definitely a lot lighter than the other sm conditioners I have tried but I was a bit nervous as to how much to use considering my confusion on the straightening/enhancing part.
my fingers did slip through my hair very easily. I was checking to see how my hair was drying before work ( paranoid about it being loosened) but it seemed ok, just felt really moisturised.
so far I like it, but cant give a final verdict considering I have only used it once.


The thing is , with lines like this they're mainly available online in the UK and the few ground stockist I have been in they are kept behind the cashier till so you cant easily read the ingredients/ descriptions so I had to wait for it to arrive -( considering each site has their own description of it)


geek_chic thank you for your detailed input!
Long thick curls, mix of 3b/3c
I used it this morning and it does smell amazing, it's definitely a lot lighter than the other sm conditioners I have tried but I was a bit nervous as to how much to use considering my confusion on the straightening/enhancing part.
my fingers did slip through my hair very easily. I was checking to see how my hair was drying before work ( paranoid about it being loosened) but it seemed ok, just felt really moisturised.
so far I like it, but cant give a final verdict considering I have only used it once.


The thing is , with lines like this they're mainly available online in the UK and the few ground stockist I have been in they are kept behind the cashier till so you cant easily read the ingredients/ descriptions so I had to wait for it to arrive -( considering each site has their own description of it)


geek_chic thank you for your detailed input!
Originally Posted by curlycaramel
Yvw, and keep us posted, CurlyCaramel. I've eyeballed SheaMoisture's stuff more than once, but always passed on it because of the high amounts of shea butter and cetyl esters and the many people who say the formulas are all fairly heavy as opposed to rich. This one's tempting me though.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
I tried it when it first came out. On the bottles I had, it stated on the label that it "contains straightening ingredients". I personally hated the product, it made my curls a flat mess. Would not recommend. It does smell absolutely amazing though!
Originally Posted by sixelamy
Thanks for sharing how these products worked for your hair. As, i really appreciate it. I may end up avoiding getting anything from the new line, when i make my order with Shea Moisture tommorrow.
3B natural hair

Current Regimen: Daily Bunning

Products currently using:
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Conditioner ( I do use it with steam)
Protein Conditioner- Tresemme Keratin Smooth Conditioner (I do use it with steam.)
Shea Moisture Transtioning Milk
Pre-Poo Treatment- I switch between Regular and Extra Dark JBCO ( The lines I use from are - Jamaican Mango & Lime, Tropic Isle Living, and Sunny Isle)
I used it this morning and it does smell amazing, it's definitely a lot lighter than the other sm conditioners I have tried but I was a bit nervous as to how much to use considering my confusion on the straightening/enhancing part.
my fingers did slip through my hair very easily. I was checking to see how my hair was drying before work ( paranoid about it being loosened) but it seemed ok, just felt really moisturised.
so far I like it, but cant give a final verdict considering I have only used it once.


The thing is , with lines like this they're mainly available online in the UK and the few ground stockist I have been in they are kept behind the cashier till so you cant easily read the ingredients/ descriptions so I had to wait for it to arrive -( considering each site has their own description of it)


geek_chic thank you for your detailed input!
Originally Posted by curlycaramel
Thanks for sharing your initial impressions. As it is good to know. Please keep us updated on how the product continues to work in your hair. As i live in an area thst always gets any new Shea Moisture products that come out at least a year after they have launched. Plus there are a variety of Shea Moisture products that they don't sell in my area at all. Which is why, i am glad that now you can order from their site. As, it is a big help for me.
3B natural hair

Current Regimen: Daily Bunning

Products currently using:
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Conditioner ( I do use it with steam)
Protein Conditioner- Tresemme Keratin Smooth Conditioner (I do use it with steam.)
Shea Moisture Transtioning Milk
Pre-Poo Treatment- I switch between Regular and Extra Dark JBCO ( The lines I use from are - Jamaican Mango & Lime, Tropic Isle Living, and Sunny Isle)
I've used it about 3 times now and I really don't notice my hair getting any looser, which is a good thing for me as I'm always on the hunt for enhancing products not elongating or loosening.


I do find my hair feels a lot softer, I wouldn't say it's a favourite yet though. It may grow on me, when I first tried the coconut and hibiscus I didn't think it had enough slip for me but after using it again I think it's amazing - different bottle, different batch maybe?
Long thick curls, mix of 3b/3c
I've used it about 3 times now and I really don't notice my hair getting any looser, which is a good thing for me as I'm always on the hunt for enhancing products not elongating or loosening.


I do find my hair feels a lot softer, I wouldn't say it's a favourite yet though. It may grow on me, when I first tried the coconut and hibiscus I didn't think it had enough slip for me but after using it again I think it's amazing - different bottle, different batch maybe?
Originally Posted by curlycaramel
Thanks for providing more feedback. As it is greatly appreciated.

I felt the same way about products in the Coconut and Hibiscus line too. When i first tried the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl and Style Milk, i wasn't very impressed with either one. I didn't find the products to be all that moisturizing to my hair at first. And, i had actually stopped using them. But, then i decided to give the line another try, and through continued use my hair started to love the products, and i decided to try their Curl and Shine Shampoo and other products that they offered.

I do know that with all natural products that they can vary from batch to batch. Which is why, sometimes people may possibly get different results.
3B natural hair

Current Regimen: Daily Bunning

Products currently using:
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Conditioner ( I do use it with steam)
Protein Conditioner- Tresemme Keratin Smooth Conditioner (I do use it with steam.)
Shea Moisture Transtioning Milk
Pre-Poo Treatment- I switch between Regular and Extra Dark JBCO ( The lines I use from are - Jamaican Mango & Lime, Tropic Isle Living, and Sunny Isle)
I did a review on these on YT, but I will also put some relevant thoughts here. I didn't notice my curls loosening at all with these. Notably, I didn't try any stylers, and I usually rinse my conditioner all the way out. I like the shampoo as usual. I have low-med porosity hair that doesn't like shea butter, which I have finally figure dout after trying so many shea M products. I think people with color treated or heat damaged hair, or just hair that loves protein, would like the treatment from this line. It didn't do much for my hair, but I could detangle with it.

The conditioner to me is pretty meh- I never seem to get any slip from Shea M conditioners. I like the oil glosser from this line; it does smell great and adds shine. It would be nice if I straightened my hair, but there's no way I'm doing that in the middle of the humid summer.

ALSO, I saw from Shea M's social that they are coming out with a whole new line in pink packaging.
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3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
fotki pw: whim updated 06.05.14
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
@waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
Blog: Curls and Blossoms

I did a review on these on YT, but I will also put some relevant thoughts here. I didn't notice my curls loosening at all with these. Notably, I didn't try any stylers, and I usually rinse my conditioner all the way out. I like the shampoo as usual. I have low-med porosity hair that doesn't like shea butter, which I have finally figure dout after trying so many shea M products. I think people with color treated or heat damaged hair, or just hair that loves protein, would like the treatment from this line. It didn't do much for my hair, but I could detangle with it.

The conditioner to me is pretty meh- I never seem to get any slip from Shea M conditioners. I like the oil glosser from this line; it does smell great and adds shine. It would be nice if I straightened my hair, but there's no way I'm doing that in the middle of the humid summer.

ALSO, I saw from Shea M's social that they are coming out with a whole new line in pink packaging.
Originally Posted by waterlily716
I also found SM products don't quite work for me. So far, the products I am using from Camille Rose seem like the Aloe version of SM products and just are a dream. I'm hankering after their DT and maybe trying some of their coconut line. I am a true product Junkie but I think I may have found the products that work best. I am also really liking the Original Moxie Hold up with the CRN whipped aloe butter gel like crazy. I know someone who just had amazeballs ringlet results using CRN Curl Maker and the Hold up. She looks like a painting.
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I'm interested in seeing what you think as well. *fingerscrossed lol

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I also found SM products don't quite work for me. So far, the products I am using from Camille Rose seem like the Aloe version of SM products and just are a dream. I'm hankering after their DT and maybe trying some of their coconut line. I am a true product Junkie but I think I may have found the products that work best. I am also really liking the Original Moxie Hold up with the CRN whipped aloe butter gel like crazy. I know someone who just had amazeballs ringlet results using CRN Curl Maker and the Hold up. She looks like a painting.
Originally Posted by chupie

I want to try CR so much! I can't justify buying more high end products right now though ol

3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
fotki pw: whim updated 06.05.14
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
@waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
Blog: Curls and Blossoms

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