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Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

SheaMoisture

Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

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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
 
3.8

(based on 165 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (97)
  • Improves hair health (91)
  • Cleans thoroughly (79)
  • Great smell (79)
  • Adds shine (68)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (33)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Smells bad (15)
  • Greasy (14)
  • Dries hair out (11)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (65)
  • Thick hair (50)
  • Daily use (48)
  • Fine hair (27)
  • Oily hair (12)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (69), Very curly hair (39), Straight hair (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (61), Survivalist / minimalist (39), Product junkie (37), Professional stylist (3)

Reviewed by 165 customers

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1.0

I will not buy

By Lacy

from Redding

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Lather Well
    • Dries Hair Out
    • Smells Bad

    Best Uses

      Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

      Stinks!! Does not lather well. Stinks

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      1.0

      Changed formula

      By Tina

      from Ga

      Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

      When a product is great and works you willl pay for it. Not willing to change brands , until you changed your formula and removed all the wonderful things that made it great . I should just by everyday cheap brand if you going to change it this way . Money is not everything . Will no longer buy .

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      Perfect for curls

      By Em

      from Oh

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Great Smell
      • Improves Hair Health

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

        Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

        My go to shampoo and conditioner!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        the only true sulfate free shampoo I can find

        By TiffyB

        from San Diego,CA

        Pros

        • Improves Hair Health

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

            I hope they never stop making this or change the formula. It's the only truly sulfate free shampoo i've found even for the ones that say "sulfate free" on the label. And it actually is very moisturizing leaves hair softer

             
            3.0

            No!

            By Lupita

            from Houston Texas

            Pros

              Cons

              • Dries Hair Out

              Best Uses

                Comments about SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo:

                I used this product with a lot of water in my hair and also with little water and still it dried out my hair

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

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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:

                          Is this line of products only for natural hair? Can you also use them on relaxed hair because I bought the Milk and it says for transitioning hair. I have a relaxer but my hair also seems to stay dry that's why I wanted to try it.
                          Asked on 9/2/2017 by Eugenia from Kentucky

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo is safe to use on relaxed hair and is especially ideal for transitioning hair.

                            Answered on 9/2/2017 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
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