Shea Moisture Coconut + Hibiscus Range

Friday, June 30, 2017
I'm trying to make the switch to natural haircare which isn't easy as I'm so used to SLS and less natural products and because they're usually cheaper too but I do want to look after my hair and use better products - in comes Shea Moisture.

Shea Moisture was created in 1912 in Sierra Leone; they don't use any typical haircare ingredients such as sulphates, parabens, paraffin, mineral oils, synthetic colourants or phthalates which is fantastic. Also some of the ingredients are certified organic and fair-trade.

They have such a wide range available for all hair types and I was sent a range of items from the coconut and hibiscus range which is designed for thick, curly hair. Some of the products from this range were Allure readers choice winners for 2015.

*Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo (£10.99, 384ml)
I love the packaging for this range, it's so cute and colourful! The shampoo smells amazing, as does everything in this range; it me it smells very summery, sweet and tropical which is great for this time of the year. The shampoo contains coconut oil, silk protein and neem oil to control frizz, smooth and hydrate while reducing breakages.

The shampoo is really thin which is very different to the thick shampoos I'm used to but for a natural shampoo that is sulphate free, it actually lathers fairly well which is great as I have tried some natural shampoos that don't lather at all. It leaves my hair clean, moisturised, smoothed and it doesn't irritate. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
*Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Conditioner (£10,99, 379ml)
I love the packaging and the pump dispenser! The conditioner, as with all of the other products in this range, smells great. This conditioner is my favourite products from the five that I have been able to try from this range.

I have very long and thick hair, it's just past waist length now and thanks to a product I'm using (which I'll be sharing my thoughts on in September), it's also back to being very thick and full. The conditioner leaves my dry and thick hair much more manageable, moisturised and smooth as well as more detangled which is impressive considering how incredibly tangled it can become, Im talking birds nest level tangles. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

*Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Style Milk (£10.99, 254ml)
Now onto the styling products which to be honest I don't really use but I think I need to put some more time and effort into my hair as it's definitely neglected. The style milk is a no-rinse cream that is applied to damp hair and for me it really helps to smooth my hair as well as reducing frizz. Frizz is the main hair concern that I have so this product is an essential for me and it's one of the very few products I've tried that significantly reduces frizz. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
*Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle (£10.99, 326ml)
This was the first product I tried as it sounded like the most unique and unlike anything else in my haircare collection. It is a gel that can be applied sparingly to wet or dry hair to define curls, add shine and reduce frizz. It has a slightly oily gel texture that you only need a tiny amount of using anything other than a teen tiny amount can leave your hair a little greasy feeling which isn't great!

Sadly the gel souffle is my least favourite product, not because it doesn't reduce frizz, smooth or define waves as it does to an extent but because it can make my hair look a little greasy and feel a little heavy/noticeable in my hair. Overall rating: ★★★☆☆, 3/5.

*Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie (£10.99, 326ml)
Last but not least another styling product but this one is far better than the gel souffle! It works in a similar way to the previous product but it doesn't have the slightly oil/greasy feeling and effect. It really helps to reduce frizz and tame all of the little and annoying flyaways that I've been getting since using a new hair growth product that I'll have a full review of in September!

It also helps to define curls and waves to an extent, I don't think any of these products worked as well as they could because hair is so long now that my natural waves/curls are weighed down by the sheer weight of my thick hair - I'm thinking about cutting my hair into a long bob as the shorter my hair is, the more defined and better the natural curls are and I think the products will work even better then. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.

Have you tried anything from this brand? What are your current favourite haircare products? 

16 comments

  1. Oh wow they sound so so ncie! I love coconut!

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  2. Ok this whole range sounds amazing! I bet it smells divine too!!!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  3. I love Shea Moisturizer I use there Jamaican Castor Oil line. Great post :)

    Kayla
    Sheer Beauty Blog

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  4. It isn't a brand I have tried but I'm glad you have found something that works. Making the switch is hard, my hair hates it x

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  5. I've tried one of the Shea Moisture hair masks before and it was so good for my dry ends

    Gemma x | flutterandsparkle.com

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  6. Anything with Coconut pulls me in! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. It sounds like a winning range of products! Would definitely want to try it
    Beauty Candy Loves

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  8. I absolutely love their 10-in-1 superfruit mask! x

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  9. This sounds great and I'm obsessed with your photos!

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  10. I have curly hair so these sound like something I'd love. The mixture of ingredients sound lush to. Bet it smells insanely good x

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  11. I love shea moisture, they do a great mask x

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  12. I have really thick & wavy hair so this collection sounds perfect.

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  13. Wow this range sounds just delightful. Coconut is one of my favourite scents ever xx

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