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Shea Moisture offers some of the best shampoos for transitioning to natural hair, naturals and relaxed hair. They launched their Manuka Honey and Marfura Oil line sometime last year and it was quite the hit on social media. The reviews were tempting, thus I purchased the Shea Moisture Manuka Honey Shampoo and Hydrating Masque for the purposes of this review.
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey Shampoo Promises
- Cleanses while infusing moisture and shine
- Rich formulation of ingredients to soften and revitalize hair
- Antioxidants protects against environmental stress
- Certified Organic
Benefits of Manuka Honey, Mafura Oil and Rock Fig
- Manuka Honey is anti-inflammatory and soothes the scalp
- Mafura Oil contains beneficial oleic acid and replenishes oils stripped from hair
- African Rock Fig is an antioxidant that keeps the hair looking vibrant
I conducted this review early on in my relaxer stretch turned transition at or around 12 weeks post relaxer.
The Manuka Honey Shampoo offered a nice lather, leaving my hair feeling clean and moisturized. My new growth and my length felt hydrated and smooth. I would definitely say this is an excellent shampoo for natural hair and relaxed hair.
For those of us transitioning to natural hair, beware! This shampoo caused matting and tangling at the line demarcation where the new growth and relaxed hair meet. It took a solid two hours to fully detangle. Note: My hair is tangle prone, thus you might not experience this same issue.
To further complicate matters, my face experienced a slight burning sensation upon rinsing out the shampoo. Apparently something within the ingredients did not agree with my skin. Thankfully, the irritation was not lasting and the burning sensation went away after getting out of the shower.
I opted against using the Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Masque at the time of this review although I am open to trying it in the future.
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