This product line seems to be the Beyoncé of Shea Moisture’s product lines. No advertising. No marketing. Products just appeared on store shelves and people went crazy! As far as I know, you can only purchase this specific line at Target — not even on Shea Moisture’s own website.
Here’s a little background on the ingredients being toted:
Manuka Honey happens to be what is considered medical-grade honey and is quite expensive. It is cultivated in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the manuka bush. Producers of honey have created the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF), identifying the concentration of metholyglyoaxl which has a powerful germ killing property. This type of honey is regarded for its internal and external healing properties. In the case of hair care, its great for the scalp.
When looking at the ingredients of these products, though the name of the product line leads you to believe the product contains manuka honey, the ingredients list only says “honey.” In my opinion, that is not the same. Considering the price range of this product line is similar to all other Shea Moisture product lines, all signs point to Nah, that ain’t manuka honey (lol). I’ve e-mailed Shea Moisture for a definite answer. I’ll update if I ever receive a response.
Mafura Oil is a highly moisturizing oil with high anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It comes from the mafura tree and can be found in many products already, such as Ouidad Meltdown Extreme Repair Mask.
Shampoo ($10 13oz)
Like the last Shea Moisture shampoo I reviewed, this also did a great job of cleansing my scalp without leaving my hair feeling stripped. All flakes, and there were many, were gone by the time I applied the conditioner.
Conditioner ($10 13oz)
I’m still not quite sure why I purchased, considering I’m not a co-washer and I prefer deep conditioners. But after using this wash-out conditioner, I was glad I did! I shampooed, rinsed and added about 3 pumps of this moderately thick conditioner to each section, easily detangled and re-twisted. After about 10 minutes, I rinsed and my hair (while in twists) and it felt so nice and soft! If I didn’t know better, I would have sworn it was a deep conditioner treatment.
Deep Conditioner Masque ($12 12oz)
This thick masque was applied to each section and I topped with a plastic cap and hair therapy wrap. Six hours later, while rinsing each section I thought Shea Moisture has hit the jackpot! My hair was soft, curls were springy, cuticles felt smooth. It all rinsed quite clean — no shower jump backs needed.
I’m thoroughly impressed with Shea Moisture’s latest releases! More so the Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil products (even though I doubt manuka honey was actually used) and this is coming from a person who reviewed the Coconut & Hibiscus line years ago and hadn’t re-purchased any Shea Moisture products since.
This time around I was even more impressed with the rinse-out conditioner. If you are a co-washer, head to Target now! This line appears to be selling out fast. No matter which store I went to, there were no more than 2 products on the shelf. I suggest ordering online and picking up in-store (use search term Shea Moisture Community).
Other Shea Moisture Reviews
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo, Treatment Mask, Styling Lotion & Edge Treatment
Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Control Shampoo, Raw Deep Treatment Masque, Curl Enhancing Smoothie