Shea moisture has launched their Manuka honey & Mafura oil intensive hydration range which is made from certified Organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab. These ingredients are then blended into a rich formulation of restorative oils to soften, revitalise and deeply hydrate the hair.
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. The story of Shea moisture is one that is heartfelt and really resonates with me as I love family-based businesses producing natural products. Their products are
-Ethically traded and sustainably produced
-Family owned and operated
-Using certified organic and natural ingredients.
Shea Moisture promises it’s beauty lovers that they leave out these harmful ingredients: No Parabens, No Phthalates, No Mineral Oil, No DEA, No Petroleum, No Formaldehyde, No Propylene. The fact that Shea moisture has an ethical stance makes me has a consumer feel a lot safer and more comfortable to use their products, knowing that I am putting natural goodness in my hair and body and being kind to my external and internal environment.
This sulfate-free shampoo aids in deeply cleaning the hair but still infusing hair with intense moisture and shine-enhancing nutrients. The formula of certified Organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab creates a deep and nourishing treatment for hair lacking moisture. The shampoo also includes African Rock fig, which aids in boosting hydration, whilst protecting your hair from external factors. I applied the shampoo to damp hair and lather the shampoo from root to tip. The formula is thick so it sinks deeply into the hair and is easy to apply.
This rinse-out conditioner instantly softens and detangles while infusing hair with intense moisture and shine-enhancing nutrients. The natural ingredients of organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab are blended into a rich formulation of restorative oils which hydrated the hair, leaving soft luscious locks. I applied the conditioner to damp hair and brushed out with a detangling brush to ensure that my hair was not matted as my Afro hair often tangles once it’s washed. I smothered my hair with a generous serving of the conditioner from root to tip, leaving on the hair for 30 minutes before washing out with lukewarm water.
I also added the intensive hydration hair masque when conditioning my hair as the ends of my hair get brittle and never further hydration. I would suggest using the masque once a month to give your hair a hydration boost.
Final thoughts: For the last few weeks, I have been rocking my natural hair, which is a curly Afro, and I am loving it! I feel so strong and confident and have been receiving a lot of compliments. However, stepping into winter I will definitely be in need of moisture on my natural hair has the change from hot to cold weather has left my hair feeling dry and brittle. I loved trying and testing out the Manuka honey & Mafura oil intensive hydration range as it aided in giving my hair the hydration that it has been lacking this winter. I love how soft these products have made my hair and aided in defining my curl pattern. I definitely will be adding these products to hair care routine.
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