SWB Ingredients Review: Shea Moisture


Shampoo is good for you. Many swear by Co-Washing, but truth be told your hair is being choked by dirt and your scalp will begin to show signs of distress if you don’t use shampoo. I’ve found both of these shampoos sensitive to my hair’s needs.

If you’re wondering what to expect from this product, solely based off of the ingredients listed, the SWB Synopsis has been provided below.

SWB Synopsis: Soothes stressed hair, while opening clogged pores and treating your skin issues (i.e. Dandruff, Eczema, ext).

Ingredient Found in Uses/Application Linked To
Deionized Water Water covers 71% of the Earth’s surface. It is vital for all known forms of life Multiple Uses and Applications  Hydration of the Hair and Body. Added to eliminate hardness and product contamination
Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil)

Fragrance, hair conditioner, skin conditioner

Topical use or ingested with/without food

Acne/eczema solution, soothes stress, solution for dry hair and skin, improves thyroid function

African Black Soap

Cosmetics, Skin and Hair Products

Multiple Uses for acne and overall skin care. Used to clean oily skin areas Treating eczema and other skin irritations. Sensitive soap option for children and elderly
Saliylic Acid Cosmetics, Skin and Hair Products Anti-Dandruff agent; Hair Conditioning; Exfoliant; Dermatitis Penetration enhancer for skin. Opens clogged pores; Neutralizing bacteria. Treats dandruff
Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract Cosmetics and Hair Care Used as a natural preservative for products. Natural Salicylic Acid for exfoliation and an antiseptics  Exfoliation and increased skin turnover. Minimizes oil while riding the scalp of dandruff 
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf Juice) Moisturizer and humectant products as a main ingredient Used as an anti inflammatory agents Healing burns, skin irritation, hydration, softening, and anti-inflammatory
Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil Skin Care and Hair Products Skin-Conditioning Agent. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal Natural moisturizer for skin and scalp 
Charcoal Powder Skin Care and Hair Products Sooth irritated skin. Absorbs toxins in the body Sooth the skin and scalp. Absorbs toxins and visibly improves the skin
Simmondsia Chinesis Seed (Jojoba) Oil Cosmetics and Hair Care Moisturizer and emollient Increased absorption into the pores and hair. Provides skin softness
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil Cosmetics and Hair Care Skin-Conditioning Agent Soothing moisturizer and emollient to the skin
Vitamin E Foods, Cosmetics and Hair Products Various treatments; For strong immunity, healthy skin and eyes  Treatment and ease of various diseases; hair loss; An antioxidant
Rosemary Extract Cosmetics and Hair Care Flavoring ingredient. Skin Conditioning Agent Improved hair growth, dandruff prevention, treatment of scalp Psoriasis
Platain Extract Medical Care and Hair Care Cooling and Soothing anti-septic, astringent. Used as a hair rinse  Holding bacteriostatic botanical properties. Remedy for dandruff
 Tea Tree Anticeptics and antifungal treatment Topically   Treating dandruff and mild scalp irritation
Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract Cosmetics and Hair Care  Astringent, Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial   Used for its calming properties and a natural preservative booster

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  • Ronnie

    Great review Diana…. I love Shea Moisture’s products.. and I use them on my hair and my girls too.

    • Thanks so much for reading Butterfly.. Shea Moisture has always had a special place in Jazzy’s heart… Considering they were the first to touch her, she goes Shea hard..:)

  • Daffenie

    Great review! I love Shea Moisture as well!

  • tishushu

    This was awesome. I am a die hard Shea Moisture fan. I love their Raw Shea Butter Line (gold) and the African Black Soap Line (black) the most. The new Manuka Honey one is also really nice… But I swear the Purification Masque in the African Black Soap line is the truth, the way, and the light…

    • Thanks so much for reading Butterfly..:) truly appreciate you. We hold many of the same feelings.. the way and the light..:)