Bought Shea Moisture moisture retention shampoo

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,472Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Sheesh, big decision, ladies! I pondered the Organix line (again) and the Renpure line (was somewhat limited in my Walgreens) and eventually I decided what the H, I am going to try THIS, the Shea Moisture. Well: It is a really nice shampoo. Feels very - smooth. My hair came out really nice today. This is a shampoo I would not feel nervous about using daily. AND - it is not too heavy for my hair. Thanks to all who recommended it. I see there is a shampoo of the same line for curls, but it was not at my Walgreens, and I didnt know if there is a difference between the two - comments appreciated. TIA!


  • guthak01guthak01 Posts: 195Registered Users Curl Novice
    Never tried the curl one, but I am in love with moisture retention shampoo. It works really well for my fine hair. I use it pretty much daily with no drying effects. Cowash tends to make my roots a tad greasy.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Devacurl Low Poo
    RO: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Cantu Curl Activating Cream, LALSG, Pantene Curl Gel
  • aislinaislin Posts: 864Registered Users
    Are you talking about the Shea Moisture Curl and Shine shampoo?

    Shea Moisture Organic Shea Butter Curl & Shine Shampoo | Walgreens

    I have both shampoos and they are both very lovely. Both are very gentle - but I was say the curl and shine is a little bit less gentle (as far as shea moisture goes!) than the moisture retention shampoo. Both smell divine, don't make a huge tangle of my hair when done, and make conditioning much easier than a traditional no, low, or regular, shampoo. These are gold.

    The African soap based Shea Moisture shampoo however, is pretty awful IMO. Very stripping, and smells rotten.
    Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.

  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,472Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Aislin, I bought the Moisture Retention shampoo. And I did notice that conditioning my hair after was different! interesting that you pointed that out. It was, as you say, easier - it was as if my hair just grabbed the conditioner.
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I gave away my Curl and Shine shampoo. I guess it was what you would call "heavy". I didnt feel like it got my hair clean enough. I need everything out clean slate hair when I shampoo because my hair is fine and gets buildup easily.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Glad you are liking it!!
    I do have to switch it up to a more cleansing poo sometimes (and I don't always use the SM - I actually do multiple techniques for cleansing, depending on what my hair needs that day!)

    Remember this one won't remove build-up at all (from cones, oils, pollution, etc), so you may still find you need to clarify on occasion.

    I use the SMMR condish as my LI! (that or my trusty GVPCB). I use the masque as one of my RO's.

    I also find these last me a long time, so that's great!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,472Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Oh, yea, I am really loving it! I dont use a lot of product on my hair, and as I wash every day, I dont think build up is an issue. But, it may be that I need to use something stronger occasionally - or use an ACV rinse.
  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    I really love this shampoo. Have been using it consistently for a couple of weeks now. My hair feel really moisturized after using.
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,472Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    For those of you who use The Shea Moisture retention shampoo, do you also use a conditioner? If so, what one(s) do you use? I use Cure Care with it, and it is a great combo. I have huge spiraly ringlets today, with my Deva volumizing foam, Biotera Gel (very sparingly), and just a touch of CIAB which I have recently added as a finishing touch to prevent frizz. I guess I am going to have to break down and purchase this product (got samples from Cathy Mack). I imagine it is only available on line...?
  • guthak01guthak01 Posts: 195Registered Users Curl Novice
    For conditioners I use: cure care, yes to carrots, or gvpcb. For a leave in I use KCKT. Right now my favorite is yes to carrots, but I sometimes mix the cure care in with it.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Devacurl Low Poo
    RO: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Cantu Curl Activating Cream, LALSG, Pantene Curl Gel
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've been using this shampoo for about a year and a half and love it. I use GF Pure Clean shampoo mixed with SheaM MRS about twice a month to clarify. For conditioners I'll use a rinse-out and/or leave-in depending on how my hair feels after it's poo'd with the SheaM. I don't always need it. I have the SheaM Curl & Shine shampoo but rarely use it. Like someone else said it's a little harsher than the MRS but not terrible. I didn't like the other shampoos at all (ABS Deep Cleansing or Y&B Thickening).
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • aimless6poetaimless6poet Posts: 71Registered Users
    I haven't found any conditioners that I haven't liked with the moisture retention shampoo - even pulled some out that I didn't like before! I've used suave naturals coconut, GVPCB, Ion effective care, and GF pure clean (not too partial to this one, but it definitely works better with the sm shampoo than without)

    my hair used to drink conditioners - like a few palm-fulls to get it covered, but I think the argan oil in the shampoo seals it a bit because I can usually get the job done with 1 tbsp of conditioner - What a difference!
    2b,n,ii, high porosity
    Likes: CJ CCCC, CJ Pattern Pusha CJ Rehab, DevaCare No-Poo, DevaCare One C, DevaCare ArcAngel, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner, SN Tropical Coconut, Ion Effective Care, GVPCB, FSG, IAGirl's FSG Curl Cream, ACV, IAGirl's PT, Sweet Almond Oil, EVCO, EVOO, Shea Butter, Plopping, Clipping, Diffusing, Smasters

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