Reviewing Shea Moisture Intensive Hydration Masque …What’s Next?

It’s time for a product review! I’ve been using Shea Moisture Intense Hydration Hair Masque from their Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil line for several weeks.  I bought it almost 3 months ago and it’s been in my weekly deep conditioning rotation ever since.  I’ve been able to compare and contrast its results with other products in my stash, so let me tell you what I think!

Product Claims:

“This intense conditioning deep treatment infuses hair with a powerful dose of moisture and nutrients. Certified organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab Oils are blended with antioxidant-rich African Rock Fig to restore and lock in moisture. Smoothes and fortifies follicles for stronger, healthier frizz-free hair.” (Source)

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin (Vegetable), Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Trichilia Emetica (Mafura) Seed Oil, Honey, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissma (Avocado) Oil, Ficus (Fig) Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol Butter.  (Source)

My Review.

I initially decided to purchase this product because I wanted a new deep conditioner to put into rotation for when I air dry my hair.  Based on the description, I thought this deep conditioner could be good for minimizing frizz and adding moisture to my hair before air drying.

On my first use, I immediately I noticed how thick this product is.  It is considerably thicker than most deep conditioners that I’ve used recently.  I typically towel dry and then apply my deep conditioner, but this product needed a little water to distribute it through my hair.  Now that I make sure that my hair is a little wet, it smooths nicely into my hair and rinses out very easily.  I’m guessing it’s thickness is due to its concentrated goodness.  Because I’ve been using it for many weeks now and I still have almost half of it left.  At first I didn’t really notice anything good or bad about it, but lately, I’m noticing how much softer my air dried hair feels when I use this deep conditioner.  My hair is so smooth and soft, which is always welcome when air drying.  I’ve been applying it to my hair for 30 minutes to a few hours (with and without heat) and the results have been consistently good.  And for those who care about scents, it has a subtle perfume smell with some earthiness to it, which I like.

Will I Buy It Again?

Absolutely, I plan to repurchase this deep conditioner again.  This is one of those products that I grew to appreciate over time.  I didn’t quite catch the benefits it was giving my hair hair first, but now that I notice it, I’m very satisfied with this product.  I will continue using this deep conditioner for air drying, especially as I try to minimize heat over these next months.  But I’m still in the market for another deep conditioner to add to my stash (especially now that I can’t seem to find my beloved Silk Element KeraMinerals Smoothing Conditioner).  I’m looking for something that is great for air drying with soft smooth results–just like this one.  Here is a list of what some of you have suggested so far, let me know if you agree that I should try one of these or if I need to try something else!

Which Deep Conditioner Should I Try Next?

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