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Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

SheaMoisture

Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

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13.0 oz Item 2271860

SheaMoisture's Raw Shea sulfate-free shampoo gently cleanses while deeply moisturizing and repairing dry, damaged or over-processed hair.

SheaMoisture's Story

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.
Apply to wet hair and gently massage into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.

Precautions: Natural and certified organic ingredients may vary in color and consistency. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.
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.

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SheaMoistureRaw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
 
3.9

(based on 160 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (96)
  • Improves hair health (89)
  • Cleans thoroughly (79)
  • Great smell (78)
  • Adds shine (68)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (32)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Greasy (14)
  • Smells bad (14)
  • Dries hair out (9)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (64)
  • Thick hair (50)
  • Daily use (48)
  • Fine hair (27)
  • Oily hair (12)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (69), Very curly hair (37), Straight hair (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (59), Survivalist / minimalist (39), Product junkie (37), Professional stylist (3)

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1.0

Drying

By Patrish J

from NV, USA

Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

I'm an SLS-free shampoo loyalist and have tried the best (Pureology, Kerastase, Davines, etc). Decided to buy this one to see if cheaper can work. Smells funky but you kind of get used to it. It dried my hair really bad—I have fine hair that's been processed for years (heat styling, keratin treatments, color, highlights). Will not buy again!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Never

By Lou

from Washington

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Thicker Hair

    Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

    The story is great but this product is for thick hard to manage hair. Not fine hair.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    Love this shampoo!

    By Kaitlyn22

    from New York, NY

    About Me Product Junkie

    Pros

    • Adds Shine
    • Gentle
    • Great Smell
    • Improves Hair Health

    Cons

    • Doesn't Lather Well

    Best Uses

      Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

      This shampoo makes my hair so soft and not frizzy! I always had issues with my hair looking damaged due to the dryness that my styling tools cause, and this is the best product I have found. My hair stylist even asked me what shampoo am I using because I had such soft hair she couldn't get over it. I did switch to a color treated shampoo for my new blonde highlighted hair and I had to switch back to this product because my hair was so dry, almost straw-like from the other shampoo. The only issue I have is that the shampoo does not lather well and you have to rinse your hair thoroughly, if not then your hair will feel greasy. But used correctly, my hair feels soft and looks fresh for 3 days. If you want a product with less harsh cemicals and makes your hair soft, this is the product for you!

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I wouldn't buy this again

      By Sad Sally

      from Wichita Falls Texas

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Lather Well
        • Dries Hair Out
        • Greasy
        • Harsh
        • Ineffective
        • Smells Bad

        Best Uses

          Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

          There's nothing really good to say about this product. It made my hair very oily, that I had to rewash it with treseme shampoo. I have dry hair and I thought that in using this product that it would have made my hair feeling much better. I was unfortunately very wrong.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Formula change

          By Em

          from California

          Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

          Shame on Shea Moisture for changing their best, original formula! They have added cheap chemicals to their best shampoo and conditioner line. The new bottles now say it's for "transitioning" hair, under the same, misleading "moisture retention" lable. Compare the ingredients yourself - there are a ton of additives. I liked the original formula with limited ingredients. It used to work so well for my non-transitioning, dry, damaged hair. Now their formulas are mediocre at best. I would rather pay more for my favorite products than be duped into buying cheaper ones for the same price. This also makes me question their integrity with their charities. I am returning my SM products and switching brands.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          5.0

          Revived dead ends!

          By Dcg2011

          from Laredo,TX

          Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

          My ends were DO dry I was going to cut my hair even though I didn't want to, so I bought this yesterday after reading some reviews. Let me tell you, this stuff is AMAZING! My hair is so shiny and healthy looking today and my ends are no longer dead looking, it also smells very good!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I love it!

          By Amy

          from Edinburg, TX

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Great Smell
          • Improves Hair Health

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Hair
            • Thicker Hair
            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

            I was looking for sulfate, paraben and fragrance free hair product and found this one. I gave it a try and i love it. I was worried because I have thick and oily hair but no problem at all. Plus the smell is amazing. Definitely will buy again.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            SO SOFT

            By gothygoth

            from Omaha, ne

            Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

            Leave my hair soft and lovely. I have dyed gothic black hair. also coarse. this stuff helps me grow it.

             
            4.0

            Love this!

            By Kaitlyn k

            from Queens, NY

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Cleans Thoroughly
            • Gentle
            • Great Smell
            • Improves Hair Health

            Cons

            • Doesn't Lather Well

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

            My hair was becoming thinner and felt dry so I️ looked for a shampoo that wouldn't be hard and I️ found it! This shampoo has a nice light scent and does the job. My hair is shinny, looks healthier and on the second day it is not greasy. The only down fall is that the shampoo does not lather well. Which makes me use more then I️ feel I️ would need.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            Leaves hair shiny

            By Pdsrnb

            from Temecula

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Improves Hair Health
            • Lathers Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

              Leaves hair soft, smooth.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

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              • Q:

                I have very thin long hair that is grey but I color regularly. My hair breaks and seems to fall out a lot what would be the best products to strengthen and moisturize and safe on color. Please help desperately
                Asked on 1/18/2018 by Diana from Ohio,US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend the Yucca & Plantain collection. It is especially helpful when it comes to breakage.

                  Answered on 1/19/2018 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                Due to damage, I cannot use products with a lot of protein, which is the best line to use for low or no protein based products? Thanks!
                Asked on 11/28/2017 by need hair help from North Carolina

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We suggest our Low Porosity line, or our Yucca & Plantain line.

                  Answered on 11/30/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                What of the shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner would be good for my hair? I dyed, and keratin my hair. I am trying to transition to natural. I have a waist length hair. I need to hydrated my hair. I am not using any heat tool, but my hair looks horrendous. I have to braided or have a ponytail.
                Asked on 11/1/2017 by Tanita from Queens, NY

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  For you, we recommend starting with the Raw Shea Butter Retention Line. Then, switch to the JBCO Line (specifically the Leave-in Conditioner). This should help to restore your hair to an optimal natural state.

                  Answered on 11/6/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                I have 2a/2b wavy Caucasian Hair with frizzy dry hair texture. Would the Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo be okay to use? If not what products would you recommend to help and help curl it more
                Asked on 10/29/2017 by mylifeascortney from Michigan, US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We suggest the Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie to make your curls pop.

                  Answered on 10/31/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                My hair is very dry and damaged due to bleaching it about a year ago... I've been trying to find a good shampoo + conditioner to help. I haven't used any heat on my hair and I've been trying to do coconut oil masks. I have a few inches left and I would like my hair to grow out again (it's currently shoulder length) ...is this product really the answer to my problems!?! Thanks!!
                Asked on 8/27/2017 by Kayla from Keene NH

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  This is a wonderful product to help repair dry, damaged hair.

                  Answered on 8/28/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                can I use this product on hair treated with keratin treatment. thanks
                Asked on 7/16/2017 by sirine from n12

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes you can.

                  Answered on 7/18/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                If i style my hair with styling gel everyday before work will this product be good to help wash out the gel everyday? And will it change my curl pattern?
                Asked on 3/30/2017 by Fontay from New jersey

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  This shampoo will gently cleanses while deeply moisturizing and repairing dry, damaged or over-processed hair. It will not change your curl pattern.

                  Answered on 4/5/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                I have dry, coarse, wavy, thick Caucasian hair. Which shampoo and mask would be best for me?
                Asked on 3/16/2017 by LolaJ from Portland, Maine

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo can be used on all hair types and textures and is especially ideal for dry, damaged, or over-processed hair.

                  Answered on 3/18/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                Hi!I would like to start using these products but am not sure if it is only for natural hair or relaxed hair.My hair falls out a lot so am looking for something to strengthen it.What products would you suggest to get?Thank you
                Asked on 2/24/2017 by Mignonne from Wa

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil collection as it is great for growth and strengthening.

                  Answered on 2/24/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                I have long highlighted color treated fine hair. I am looking for a shampoo and conditioner that is right for me. Note: highlighted pieces are dry.
                Asked on 2/22/2017 by Shelly from NC

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  This Shampoo is safe to use on color-treated hair.

                  Answered on 2/22/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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