March 31, 2011

Shea Moisture Balancing Conditioner

I’ve come to realize that this blog’s been a bit lax in the product review department, so please be forewarned I’ll be mixing it up a bit with some backlogging of goodies that I’ve tried over the past few weeks… & possibly months.

So yesterday I found myself making up any old excuse to visit my ol friend Tarjay, and was pleased to find she’d undergone a complete makeover! Target has spiffified their beauty department to include a handful of new cosmetic brands  and cleaned up some old ones with customer friendly displays that are now easier to access (and let’s be real….prettier too)!

As per usual, the hair care aisle was a buzz with ladies (and a few gents) looking for something new, but I hightailed it to the SheaMoisture display to snag one of my 2010 favorite conditioners, their African Black Soap Balancing Conditioner.

Now when it comes to conditioner these days, the main factors I consider are whether I can option it for a Deep Conditioner (leaving it in my hair for longer than 10 minutes), and how well it detangles using my wide toothed comb. I was thrilled the first time I applied this condish to my hair,  not only did my wide tooth glide very easily through my strands, but after leaving in for 1 hour and rinsing clean, it left hair so incredibly soft! I’d really love to compare it to my still tried and true, Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose because it works just as well, and is a lot easier to handle coming out of the bottle yet has tons more slip.

Specially formulated for scalps that are more prone to irritations such as dandruff & eczema, this is a great alternative for those looking for something gentle but still effective. Each week I wage my own battle with scalp dryness (amongst other things), & trying to calm frequent flareups has been at the least..frustrating. Using this in conjunction with a non-drying sulfate free shampoo always yields pretty awesome results!

If I’m low on some of my go to Deep Conditioners that are exclusively available online, it’s gratifying to know I don’t have to wait to find a better than average conditioner that works just as well, maybe even better than some of the major brands. It’s organic, free of synthetics, mineral oil & sulfates, and has the benefits of tea tree oil & Willow Bark (reduces inflammation of scalp).

The SheaMoisture line has been available at most Target stores for a while now, and have just been added to select Walgreens locations. If you’re in the NYC area, you might also snag some goodies at your nearest Duane Reade! Be sure to stay up to date on where they’ll be next by visiting their Facebook Page and following on Twitter.

  • http://thecurlworld.blogspot.com Tiffany A. Nelson

    I am “hubba hubbaing” on the Shea Moisture line! I just purchased the ABS body wash (that’s all they have at my local Tarjay is the body line) and the whole fam is up on it. The scent is subtle and the price is right! Thumbs up to Shea Moisture for keeping it decent in pricing and ingredients.

    • http://backtocurly.com chai

      yes!! the smell of all of their products is enough to make you try all the lines…lol. I found their new line of body scrubs (lavender scented) at Target and made a mental to return for more!

  • AmandaK23K

    They spruced up my Target’s beauty supply area too!! I love it!!

  • http://www.dirtyprettythangs.com PBG

    I got some SheaMoisture products, but didn’t get this conditioner. I think I’ll go back to Target and pick this up based on the Willow Bark ingredient. My daughter needs some of that.

    As long as SheaMoisture is affordable and this good, those other lines like Carol’s Daughter/Jane Carter/KinkyCurly/Miss Jessies will NEVER get a dime of my money. I appreciate the fact that their prices respect folks bank accounts.

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  • mangomadness

    What are the ingredients for the condish?