SheaMoisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Shampoo

When I first tried the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo on my relaxed hair I didn't like it for various reasons.

It didn't lather like other SheaMoisture shampoos I've used. My hair felt stripped and it messed with my moisture levels so no matter how much moisturizing and sealing I did during the week my hair felt dry. I do think part of it had to do with using it in conjunction with the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Hair Masque.
A review of the SheaMoisture Community Commerce Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo. |

The smell of this shampoo is rich and musky which is different than the shampoos I tend to gravitate towards. While I like hair products, including shampoos, that have a fruity or flowery I've actually come to really like the smell of the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey Shampoo.

After the not-so-great first use, I haven't had a negative experience with the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo. I now think it's the best moisturizing shampoo I've tried. It delivers the moisture I expect in a moisturizing shampoo so my hair doesn't feel stripped afterward and the rinse-out conditioner doesn't have to work as hard. This is definitely a keeper so I've added it to my regimen.

The texture of this white shampoo is really loose and thin so it's a bit runny. I've found it best to put it in an applicator bottle. That way I don't use too much or waste any.


$10.99 at a big box store


SheaMoisture Community Commerce Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo "cleanses while infusing hair with intense moisture and shine-enhancing nutrients. Certified Organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab are blended into a rich formulation of restorative oils to soften and revitalize hair. Antioxidant-rich African Rock Fig helps boost hydration while protecting distressed hair from environmental influences."


"Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycol Stearate, Glycerin (Vegetable), Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Trichilia Emetica Seed Butter, Ficus Carica (Fig) Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearamide AMP, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopherol, Honey"

How to use

"Apply to wet hair, gently massage into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat, if necessary."

Have you tried the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo?

Disclosure of Material Connection: The item(s) in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. Nor do I have any material connection to the brands, products, or services that are mentioned.


  1. I think honey can have the opposite effect of moisturizing.

    1. Interesting. This past weekend I used some honey to deep condition my ends for the first time and so far the results have been good. My ends turned out nice and moisturized. I'll see how long that lasts this week.

      Thanks for reading!