Product Review: SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

As part of my quest for healthy hair, I'm trying to find shampoos and conditioners that will not only help my relaxed hair but that my relaxed hair likes. One of the first new products I'm trying is the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner.

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner. |

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The SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner is a rinse-out conditioner and the first time I used it I followed the directions to a tee which is something I don’t always do. The result was probably the worst wash I’d had in a long time. I couldn’t detangle my hair in the shower because the conditioner had little to no slip.

After I was done with my wash and had styled my relaxed hair it felt dry and lifeless which is not something you want to feel after conditioning your hair. I ended up washing my hair again two days later because I couldn’t stand it anymore and my relaxed hair was not a happy camper.

I decided to give the conditioner another chance. This time I used the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner as a leave-in conditioner. After multiple uses as a leave-in, the conditioner started to dry out my hair. Too much protein I guess. I was able to balance that out some by adding some oil, like extra virgin olive oil, to it.

Because of the trouble of having to add extra ingredients I used it periodically as a leave-in until I eventually used it all up.

Price paid

$8.99 at a big box store


"Detangles, moisturizes, repairs and restores lifeless dry, damaged or over-processed hair. - Made with natural and certified organic ingredients. - Sea Kelp provides mineral-rich nutrition which seals and smoothes hair cuticle. - Argan Oil restores shine while helping promote hair elasticity. - Shea Butter deeply moisturizes while conditioning hair and scalp.”

How to use

"Work conditioner through hair from root to ends. Leave on for 3 minutes, then rinse. For deeper conditioning, leave on for up to 15 minutes. As a leave-in, work a dime-sized amount through damp hair, then style as desired.”


"Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Argan Oil, Coconut Oil*, Behentrimonium Chloride, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) Avocado Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil"

Have you tried SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner?