SWB Ingredients Review: Shea Moisture


Restorative Conditioner Shea MoistureThis conditioner is thick, let me just get that out-of-the-way. If you’re looking for a conditioner that will coat our hair

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: Softens hair while restoring damaged ends.

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.   
Argan Oil Skin and Hair Care Hair treatments; Moisturizer  Softens hair; Protecting and healing hair follicle; Conditioning and taming frizz 
Behentrimonium Chloride Body and Hair Care Cleaning and Conditioning agent; Preservative Restoring damaged hair; intense conditioning properties; penetrates hair follicle for strengthening
Essential Oil Blend Unknown oils used Unknown oils used Unknown oils used
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Hair and skin conditioning agent Restorative agent Heals and soothes skin, while lending shine and moisture to your hair
Cocos Nucifera Oil (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
Emulsifying Wax Skin and Hair Care Mixture derived from either plant or petroleum-based wax. Shea Moisture doesn’t identify its origins Keeps oil and water from separating from itself 
Sea Kelp Extract Skin and Hair Care  Hair Treatment; Penetrates skin for hydration  Stronger skin tissue; moisturizer and soften skin 
Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica ( Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract Cosmetics and Hair Care  Astringent, Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial Used for it’s calming properties and a natural preservative booster
Glycerin (Kosher Vegetable Glycerin)  Cosmetic products, foods, and as a replacement for alcohol in herbal and botanical tinctures.  A 100% natural humectant which absorbs, and holds, water. Glycerin is a hygroscopic ingredient, which means that it draws, and holds, water.   Hydrating effect of glycerin makes it ideal as a topical remedy for burns 
Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil Fragrance and Skin Care   Skin Conditioning;Skin healing  Relaxing properties; Skin rejuvenation and repair 
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Cosmetic products, foods Antioxidant; Skin conditioning agent  Serves as a preservative, moisturizes, enhance blood circulation, improves skin’s water binding abilities.
Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) Avocado Oil 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 moisturize, shine and add gloss. Panthenol soothes, softens and moisturizer; helps the skin and other body tissues maintain optimal health and promotes healing of tissues  


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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..:)