SWB Ingredients Review: Shea Moisture


Shea Moisture shampoo curlThis shampoo is my go to when I want a soft and gentle clean of Jazzy (my hair). When I’m not clarifying, or looking for a shampoo to penetrate my scalp with vicious oils like peppermint, I’m reaching for this bottle.

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: Effectively cleans. Treats hair loss and the promotion of moisturized hair, frizz control, and growth.

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.
Dacyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil) Cosmetic Care and Hair and skin conditioning  Gentle cleanser; surfactants or cleansing agent. Used in products for sensitive skin;  Effective cleansing; surfactants 
Cocos Nucifera (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

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)

Hair and skin conditioning agent

Restorative agent

Heals and soothes skin, while lending shine and moisture to your hair

Aloe Vera Leaf Juice

Cosmetics, Skin and Hair Products

Topically and used as an anti inflammatory agents. Moisturizer and humectant

Healing burns, skin irritation, hydration, softening, and anti-inflammatory

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
Melia Azadirachta (Need ) Seed Oil Cosmetics and Hair Products Skin Conditioning Agent Healthy hair; deep moisturizer; dandruff prevention; frizz control; promotes hair growth 
Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (Coconut Oil) Cosmetics and Hair Products  Skin Conditioning Agent; Helps fill in dry skin cells  Softer hair; cleanser
Panthenol (Vitamin B-5)

Classified as a water-soluble vitamin

A humectant, emollient, and moisturizer. It binds to the hair shaft. It coats the hair and seals its surface; lubricating the hair shaft and giving it a shiny appearance. When applied to hair it helps to moisture, shine and add gloss.

Panthenol soothes, softens and moisturizer; helps the skin and other body tissues maintain optimal health and promotes healing of tissues

Rosemary Extracts Cosmetics and Hair Care Flavoring ingredient. Skin Conditioning Agent Improved hair growth, dandruff prevention, treatment of scalp Psoriasis
Silk Protein Cosmetics and Hair Care Products Moisture binding; Repair; protective barrier  Moisture retention; improved elasticity, resiliency, and restore moisture balance
Proprietary Essential Oil Blend N/A N/A N/A
Guar Gum Cosmetic and Hair Care Products Thickening agent in lotions and creams  Detangling; helps thicken products;  conditions hair; provides protective layer
Stearic Acid Skin and Hair Care Acts as a surfactants; removing of dirt and sebum from hair Coats hair: Gives condition to hair
Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract Cosmetics and Hair Care Products Astringent, Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial    Used for it’s 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..:)