The founder of Shea Moisture
The history of Shea Moisture goes back more than 100 years. In 1912, Sofi Tucker of Sierra Leone discovered Shea butter from the nuts of the Shea butter tree. She had been selling Shea Butter, African black soap and homemade skin and hair care products such as shampoo conditioner in rural Sierra Leone since then.
Sofi Tucker was 19 when she started selling this fair trade nourishing butter as homemade skin and hair products and the Shea Moisture brand was born.
Three guesses what has been the main ingredient in Shea Moisture Curl products for generations now? Right! Shea butter!
The company believes in fair trade and treats its suppliers fairly.
What is Shea moisture?
The brand Shea Moisture makes sure your hair becomes and stays healthy through their hair care products.
The brand has over 150 different products and multiple product lines. Enough choice!
As mentioned earlier, the main ingredient of these hair products is Shea butter. This ensures that the fair trade products of Shea Moisture are not suitable for all hair types.
This ingredient makes the hair quite heavy so they are mainly suitable for people with frizzy hair.
The ingredients of Shea Moisture come from all over the world. This is because the brand likes to support the local economy and ensure a fair production process.
For example, the Shea butter is made by hand in Ghana, where women make it according to a fair production process.
Also, all products are free of silicones, sulfates and harmful mineral oils.
Other many advantages of Shea Moisture is that the brand does not test on animals and that the brand does its best to remain as affordable as possible.
So that everyone can enjoy the products of Shea Moisture!
Does Shea Moisture work for my hair type?
Shea Moisture’s products are specifically designed for people with curly hair. But this does not mean that every curly girl or boy can also use Shea Moisture’s hair products.
In fact, it could very well be that if someone with wavy or curly hair does not get the same results as someone with frizzy hair.
The natural ingredients that are processed in the products of Shea Moisture make these products ‘heavy’. This weighs down the hair causing the curls in wavy and curly hair to sag.
Do you find it difficult to assess whether the products of Shea Moisture work for your hair? No problem!
At Kurlify you can buy samples of many Shea Moisture products. Test a product for a few euros so you don’t have to invest money in products that you only use once!
The ingredients of Shea Moisture
As mentioned above, the main ingredient of the brand’s products is Shea butter.
This raw Shea butter has a creamy yellow-white substance and is, not only at Shea Moisture, but also at other (cosmetic) brands very popular.
This is because the ingredient deeply nourishes both the hair and (head) skin and does not cause irritations making the product suitable for people with sensitive scalps. Thus, it is specially developed.
Another ingredient that is often found in Shea Moisture’s products is Jamaican black castor oil and Coconut Hibiscus.
This Jamaican black castor oil contains the fatty acid ricin, this ingredient helps the hair to stay healthy and strong.
In addition, when the beans of the castor tree are roasted, ash is released. This ash protects and nourishes the hair extra well!
These are not the only two ingredients that you can find in, for example, a leave in conditioner, restore shampoo, hibiscus curl or shampoo conditioner from Shea Moisture.
The leave in conditioner and for example the Shine conditioner softens, detangles, protects and nourishes the hair.
In addition to Shea butter and Jamaican black castor oil, the brand’s products often contain coconut oil.
The products vary from moisturizing creams, softening shampoos to an organic Shea Butter.
These three ingredients greatly nourish the hair and are therefore perfect for dry curly hair! This does not mean that the products are all Curly proof, but the products from Shea Moisture that you buy from us, are of course! The leave-in conditioner and the Shea Moisture Manuka Honey are a good choice.
Good to know is that the products do not contain parabens, sulfates, petroleum, phthalates and formaldehyde.
The products of Shea Moisture
As mentioned earlier, the brand does have over 150 hair products and many different collections.
These collections include shampoos, shampoo conditioners, leave-in conditioners, hair masks and products to model the hair perfectly.
The nourishing hair masks reduce the risk of hair breakage and split ends because of the intensive nourishment.
Shea Moisture also has a special collection for children. So that the hair of the whole family can be well cared for!
One ingredient these collections have in common is raw shea butter!
The line provides deep care and strengthens natural, chemically treated or straightened hair.
At Kurlify, we have selected the finest products from the brand, which are also CG-proof! This means that all the Shea Moisture products you can buy at Kurlify do not contain sulfates, parabens and other harmful ingredients. This way, when you follow the Curly Girl Method, you can enjoy Shea Moisture’s products too! Want to read more about these ingredients? Then check out this page for information on CG-approved hair products. So there is a suitable product for everyone.
Which products do we recommend?
Check out our hair products from Shea Moisture because we have a wide range of products, but our favorites are for example Shea Moisture Jamaican Black, Moisture Jamaican Black Castor, Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Manuka Honey Mafura Oil, Superfruit Complex, Manuka Honey Mafura Oil, Manuka Honey, African Black Soap, Coconut Hibiscus, Mafura Oil, Hydrate repair and the Treatment Masque.