Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Argan Oil Collection


About a year ago I heard about Shea Moisture it’s a product brand which sells a range of natural products for our hair, sadly until recently it wasn’t available in the UK. Luckily it has now arrived at www.gidore.com and I could not wait to try it out. I tried the Organic Raw Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner. To start my hair was in this old twist out so the first thing I did was use my regular comb out mist and de tangled it.  Then, because its long now, I put it into sections ready to Shampoo.




Old Twist out – needs a wash! 
De tangled and ready to shampoo 





Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo





Ingredients
De-ionized water, Decyl Glucoside (sugar beets), African Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter) (denotes certified organic ingredients), aloe vera leaf juice, Argan Oil, Panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5, rosemary extract, sea kelp extract, vitamin E, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract. 



Official Description This gentle, all-natural shampoo helps to soften, moisturise and repair dry or damaged hair. 


My Verdict This shampoo had a lot to live up to. My staple shampoo is Kinky Curly Come Clean, if that’s not available I like Aubrey Organics and both are cheaper than this. However when I looked at the ingredients it had some fantastic stuff inside, Sea Kelp, to detoxify hair follicles, Argan Oil to restore shine and rebuild elasticity and obviously Shea Butter to moisturise. When put it on my wet hair it lathered easily but was gentle and my hair didn’t feel stripped or dry afterwards. The smell was good although if you ask me to describe it I couldn’t tell you. So it got a real thumbs up from me and if I ever create a top five it will be this in second place. Next was the Conditioner


Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner








Ingredients 

De-ionized water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter)*, Argan oil, coconut oil*, Behentrimonium chloride, essential oil blend, vegetable glycerin, emulsifying wax, sea kelp extract, Panthenol (vitamin B-5), avocado oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E) and Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) seed oil. *Denotes certified organic ingredients. 


Official Description An all natural, daily conditioner that moisturises and repairs dry, lifeless, over-processed or damaged hair. 


My Verdict I loved the fact that it had a pump for the conditioner, is quite useful when your hands are wet. It had the same great ingredients and the same good smell. You can also use it as a leave in. With all conditioners I tend to put them on and leave them for a while but the directions say that you only need to distribute it through the hair and then rinse so for all you co-washers out there this might be a good daily conditioner. So I put it on, left in on for 10 mins and when I rinsed it off my hair felt really really soft. 


Afterwards I put my hair damp hair into two strand twists. I only took this photo one week later and look how they are still shiny and healthy. 


Look at my lovely twists – a week old and still looking ok





I am impressed especially with the conditioner. I might think about making it my regular product the only thing that would have me hesitating is the price. At £15 each they are not for those of you that are on a budget. 



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Comments

  1. I am so glad that these have finally arrived over here- but as usual gutted by the price. They are around 10 dollars in the US, so I already would feel cheated. As much as I want to try it-realistically there is no way this would be a staple for me at those prices. Its a crying shame!
    Jah Bless

  2. I bought some Shea Moisture products back from NY last week. Liking the moisture hold and shine spray so far and looking fwd to trying the smoothie. I didn’t buy the shampoo or conditioner though.

  3. OMG just seen how expensive the products are on the site in comparison to how much they are in America. Ridiculous!

  4. Hello Ladies,

    A quick word on the Shea Moisture pricing. US pricing is different to UK regulations. If you’ve ever shopped in the US you’ll know that the displayed price of $9.99 does not include taxes – e.g. Sales Tax, Federal Tax, State Tax, County Tax, Local Tax, Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District Tax. These are added at the till, so the final bill is actually higher.

    In the UK we have to include ALL the taxes within the price displayed.

    So the price the ladies are seeing on the website includes: Currency Exchange costs, Shipping (which is crazy at the moment because of the worldwide economic situation), VAT, Customs charges.

    We still managed to bring the price in lower than a company in France who also sells Shea Moisture, and as soon as we get the costs lower – which we are working on, we’ll pass it on to the customers. It’s not in our interest to overprice – simple as that!

    The GIDORE TEAM

  5. Get a friend to buy it online in the US from Walgreens when they have a sale. They had Shea Moisture products at 2 for $16.99, and $10 off when you spend $60. I bought 8 items, and even with taxes and shipping by Fedex, my total bill was £107, so about £10.70 per item. Still a lot cheaper than £15 per item plus £4.99 shipping offered here in the UK.

  6. Thanks for explaining. I figured it was due to the extra sales tax and 101 things added onto your bill in order to ship it over here in the first place. Although not your fault, it’s frustrating all the same from a consumers point of view.

    Thanks for taking the time to break that down, it’s appreciated.

    @Joxy – Thanks, I’ve got hook ups in NY, so I’m good for now.

  7. I stockpiled on Shea Moisture products at Target on my last trip to NY in September. Each product was listed as $9.99 and paid $9.99 at the till so I have to disagree with Gidore’s comment.

    I also had buy one get one free coupons, that Shea Moisture often distribute.