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This review is on Shea Moisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Age-Defy & Color Protect Conditioner. Phew!! Such a big name! 😛 This is my first product from Shea Moisture and the only reason I picked this one is that I loved the emerald green bottle it comes in. 😉 Silly reason, I know!! And the name attracted me as well. The product is free from sulphates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance etc which was like icing on the cake. 😀
A nutrient-rich daily conditioner, infused with our exclusive blend of oils and marine botanicals including Carrageenan (Red Algae), that restores moisture while detangling hair. Added protein fortifies, conditions and protects hair from color-fade, environmental stressors and future damage. Hair looks youthful and vibrant.
Zanzibar Marine Complex – A blend of Kelp, and Carrageenan (Red Algae), rich in polysaccharides, protect and moisturize hair. Black Pearl Protein – A natural marine protein and a symbol of timeless elegance. Fortifies and supports hair structure. Sea Buckthorn Oil – Rich in Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 quench and condition for stronger and thicker hair.
Work conditioner through hair from root to ends. Leave on for 3 minutes then rinse. Style as desired.
Price: USD 10.99 for 13 fl oz/384 ml
My Experience with SheaMoisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Age-Defy & Color Protect Conditioner:
The product comes in a emerald green see though bottle, with a silver screw top cap. Its great since I know when I am running out of the product. The bottle is huge, it is almost 400 ml and has a pump attached. The pump makes it very convenient to use and can be locked/unlocked by rotating the nozzle.
The consistency of the SheaMoisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Age-Defy & Color Protect Conditioner is very thin which is pretty different when compared to other conditioners. It is like a thin cream. I have thin hair, just below my shoulders and I need around 4 pumps for my hair, which is really more than normal conditioners. When looking at the product in the bottle, it looks really thick which it is not.
Coming to the fragrance, it is simply amazing. The packaging says that there is no artificial fragrance added and the fragrance is the essential oil blend. But it fills my shower and I really don’t feel like stepping out. 😛 It is fresh, floral, a little sweet and very sexy. 😉 But sadly, it doesn’t stay that way in the hair. It washes away and later I can only smell a little bit of it if it when I take a close sniff at my hair.
Now coming to the actual effects. In the initial few uses, I was really disappointed. I tried varying the time I kept it on my hair, even kept it for around 20-25 minutes but still could not see the desired outcome. I apply it on my damp hair and it seems to be all soaked in by my hair. On washing out, there was no soft, silky feeling that we have with regular silicone conditioners. But after a couple of uses, my hair feels good. Still not the silky types, but they feel more moisturized and healthy and now, they have a healthy shine. 🙂 And with every use, my hair is better and shinier. 🙂 And I keep it for 3-5 minutes as mentioned and I have figured out that works best.
It doesn’t really detangles the hair though. But it does help a little bit with frizz and with regular use, my hair are less frizzy now.
I guess black pearl protein and sea-buckthorn oil are really working as these are the ingredients meant to provide strength and nourishment to the hair and with regular use, I can really see the change. And the other ingredients are impressive as well. 🙂
Pros of SheaMoisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Age-Defy & Color Protect Conditioner:
• Phthalatefree, paraben free, Sulfatefree.
• Not tested on animals.
• Contains black Pearl Protein, Sea Buckthorn Oil.
• Gluten free.
• Gets soaked by my stands.
• Regular usage has made my hair healthy.
• Need to keep it for just 3-5 minutes.
• Hair has become less frizzy too.
• Awesome fragrance.
• Pump packaging.
• Organic ingredients.
• Supports community commerce.
Cons of SheaMoisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Age-Defy & Color Protect Conditioner:
• Only available at Target or on Shea Moisture’s website as of now.
• Takes a while to see the effects.
• Thin consistency.
• You need more as compared to traditional conditioners.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend SheaMoisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Age-Defy & Color Protect Conditioner?
I don’t have colored hair, but I looked for the age-defying claims and I think, in longer run it is for sure gonna work on the same too. I really like this conditioner and with it being free from silicones, parabens and phthalates, I know I am not putting too many chemicals in may hair. I am going back to Target to get the shampoo from this line as well. 🙂
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