Hello curly community! This is Nina Sultan here, and today I'm doing another product review on SheaMoisture’s new Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil line. Specifically, I will be reviewing their Intensive Hydration Hair Masque. This product is inexpensive ($12) and you can find this product at Target, your local drug store, and online. 

Regarding trying new products, I usually always try to branch out and try different things.

However, regarding deep conditioners, I have not been so good at that. The only deep conditioner that I had ever used is Eden’s All Natural Deep Conditioner. I have been using this product for my entire curl journey and while I like that deep conditioner a lot, once I ran out I decided that it was time for a change. The Manuka Honey & Mafura oil line had been out for a couple of months now and I was hearing great things about it so naturally I wanted to get my hands on it too.

After trying this masque I can definitely conclude that it is one of my holy grail products!

My first impression

  • Texture

When I bought it, the thing I noticed immediately was the wonderful creamy texture. The product itself is extremely similar to cocoa butter. It is easy to distribute evenly and thoroughly to my hair. Compared to the Eden BodyWorks Deep Conditioner, in which I found to feel a bit thicker and heavier, this masque is quite the opposite. It is incredibly creamy, light, and fluffy. I love how smooth and how it makes the masque easy to apply.

  •  Fragrance

In regard to the scent, one thing that I have noticed about a lot of SheaMoisture’s products especially their conditioners, tend to smell a bit like plato. This hair masque carries that same tendency but it is not nearly as strong as it is in some of the other SheaMoisture conditioning products. Compared to the Eden deep conditioner, I love how this masque smells. While the Eden deep conditioner smells a bit like medicine and peppermint, this product smells like sweet honey mixed in with the other natural and certified organic ingredients. While I am picky about scents being too strong, I actually like how fragrant this masque is. I can’t stop smelling my hair after I use this masque.

  • Moisture

In addition to loving the scent and texture of this product, perhaps the most important thing about this masque is that it moisturizers my curls incredibly well.

Every time I use this masque my curls are left feeling incredibly soft, defined, and refreshed. While the Eden deep conditioner also gave my curls moisture, I really noticed a remarkable difference in softness while using this product. I have found this masque to be incredibly 3A curl texture friendly and I would highly recommend this product to other curly people who share my curl texture.

Other pros

  • This line perhaps is the first and only SheaMoisture line that I have seen that actually fights poverty!

According to their website, about 10% of sales go to helping support women-led businesses who supply SheaMoisture with their ingredients that the company uses to make their products! While 10% is not a huge percentage, it is still a step positive towards making a difference.

The cons

Honestly, none that I can think of!

My final review

  • Overall, this is an incredible moisturizing hair masque for fine curly hair and has definitely become a favorite of mine.

I would rate this product a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I would highly recommend this product to other curlies who share my curl texture. What do you think? Have you tried this line or product yet? Let me know what deep conditioners you are into right now!

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