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I had been using Tresemme and Equate Keratin Shampoo for quite some time to wash my hair. But, I felt that even though these shampoos were cleaning my hair really well, they were also drying out my hair due to excessive amount of lathering agents present in them (sulphates). Hence, I decided to go for something more mild and more gentle, and I am glad I found a cheaper alternative in my local drug store. Keep reading to know more about it.
SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea sulfate-free shampoo gently cleanses while deeply moisturizing and repairing dry, damaged or over-processed hair.
Sofi Tucker started selling Shea Nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling Shea Butter, African Black Soap and her homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Sofi Tucker was our Grandmother and SheaMoisture is her legacy. With this purchase you help empower disadvantaged women to realize a brighter, healthier future.
• Ethically Traded Ingredients Sustainably Produced.
• Pioneering Community Commerce and Fair Trade Since 1912.
• Tested on the Tucker family for four generations. Never on animals.
Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside(Coconut Oil), African Butyrospermum Parkii (shea Butter)*, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Argan Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Rosemary Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Vitamin E, Guar Gum, Lonicera Capifloium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Avacado Oil *Certified Organic Ingredients.
My Take on SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:
I have used regular shampoos like the one by Dove or VOS, and have also used the more luxurious ones by brands which have their own dedicated aisle in Ulta. But I found that all of them did contain strong cleaning and foaming agents and ironically these cleaning agents are common in any kind of cleaning solution one purchases (dish washing solution or laundry detergent) except that percentage and perhaps the quality varies and it is not shocking that most of the shampoos dry out my hair. Hence, I had to switch to something milder.
Packaging: The product comes in a 13 fl Oz bottle which looks like The Body Shop bottles and even though does not look fancy, it serves the purpose well. It is clear hence I know when it’s the time to purchase again.
Consistency: Since it is a moisturizing shampoo, it has a thick lotion like consistency but is more runny than other shampoos that I have used in the past.
Fragrance: I love the fragrance – nothing particular I can pin point, but still it is very mild and pleasant and lingers in my hair for a while.
Efficacy: This shampoo is sulphate-free and hence will not give lather like the usual shampoos, hence all those who love foaming shampoos should refrain from using it. It does not get rinsed out in one go and a bit more quantity than usual shampoos is required to thoroughly cleanse my hair and to rinse out the oil (that I apply before every wash).
It gives decent amount of lather and removes all the dirt, oil and other residue in my hair after rinsing my hair twice. Most of the manufacturers make sure that shampoos leave our hair a bit dry so that one has to apply a silicone based conditioner to soften our hair, but such is not the case with this shampoo. It is not imperative to follow it with a conditioner and that step can be skipped.
Conclusion: It is a good and cheap shampoo which would do well in our shower routine. And best of all: it is gentle and mild, and does not dry out my hair.
Pros of SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:
• Packaging – clear plastic bottle
• Does not dry out hair
• Very soothing aroma
• Does not contain sulphates or other harsh chemicals
• Leaves hair spic and span
• Easily removes oil and dirt from hair
• Easy to wash off with minimal product build up
• Does not require a conditioner
Cons of SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:
• Can’t think of any
Would I Repurchase SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo?
Yes, I would buy this product because it performs well and is so mild and gentle to my hair and does not require a conditioner afterwards. I do recommend it to the readers.
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