7.18.2015

Got Textured, Thick, Curly Hair? Meet the Best Shampoo Ever! Shea Moisture Review

     If you haven't heard of Shea Moisture by now, I have to pose the question: Oh my goodness, where on God's green earth have you been??And a disclaimer:  it's only in my wildest dreams that this would be a sponsored or affiliated post with this companyand it is not; I did in facbuy this product with my own money, loves. 😉

     The Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair  haircare line is made up of all natural and organic ingredients, as well as all the other lines that Shea Moisture has to offer. This particular line is meant to make hair more manageable and healthier over time, and doesn't really claim to lend itself as a line of styling products, so much so as regular maintenance hair products. This Conditioning Shampoo  is the only product I have tried from the Noni & Monoi  line thus far, and from my experience with this shampoo, I can say that I definitely see myself trying out more products that this line has to offer!
Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Conditioning Shampoo
Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Conditioning Shampoo

More Details

This shampoo is sulfate-free, and is formulated with keratin (the smoothing property in this beautiful number that tames frizz), peptides, and botanical extracts. It is a gentle cleanser that also claims to restore lost moisture to the hair with light conditioning properties. The Tahitian Noni with antioxidant Vitamin C helps to restore hair health, and Monoi oil helps to revive dry, damaged hair. It is also color-safe.

The consistency of this shampoo is almost like that of a jelly-milk liquid, in that it's quite liquidy, but not at all runny. It also doesn't give much of a lather, which is something you can take or leave.

The price usually ranges from $8.99 to $10.99.

The full ingredients list can be seen on their website here.

My Hair Type

It has come to my attention that there's a fancy-schmancy system to finding out one's hair type, but I just haven't discovered mine yet, so will just continue to describe mine in heinous, uneducated descriptives, as I have for the past fifteen years. My hair is very full, thick, a natural frizz-ball, as well as very coarse. Humidity turns me into Mufasa. I don't have a naturally coiled tight curl so much as just having stiff, unmanageable waves. I find myself for the most part treating my hair quite unceremoniously (pffft  yeah, as if it had a personality), and I sometimes just liken it to a bird's nest. Yep, that description sucked, I know....

Overall Thoughts

As you can tell from the very title, this shampoo has really been working for me! After two months of regular use, I must say 'hats off!' to Shea Moisture for creating a product that doesn't weigh the hair down or strip it of its natural moisture. Although I don't use heat to style my hair nearly as much as I did back in my high school days, the few times I have recently used a heated gadget whilst having this as my regular shampoo, I felt like my hair 'took the heat,' (so to cheesily speak) a lot more gracefully, and I knew there was somewhat of a barrier between my locks, and the signs of visible heat damage that would otherwise have shown up the very next day if I hadn't used this.

Now, do I think that this product alone (or even this, used in conjunction with other products in this same system) can actively protect hair from heat damage if heat is used on the hair regularly and for a prolonged period of time? No, because this shampoo is not formulated, nor does it claim, to have heat protectant properties. It just helps to maintain  the straight look, or the curly look, for an extended period of time, seemingly protecting it from other elements, and that's the only thing I've found that it claims to contribute styling-wise, which I'm more than okay with. And it does it quite well; it tames frizz, it gives my hair that much needed bounce and softness, even days after my last shampoo, and the moisture it gives isn't too overwhelming, and sometimes I feel comfortable opting out of using my other light conditioner. It also does not  make my hair feel or look stiff.
 The smell isn't what I would call pleasant, but I don't find it to be offensive. It smells like the at-home boxed-dye conditioner, but this is much milder of a scent.

If you have tried this Noni & Monoi line, let me know if there are any other products I should be checking out!

💋 xoxo-Cailee

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