It’s been a while since I’ve featured an actual product review here for you on MANE MAN so the last time I went to the pharmacy I picked up one of Shea Moisture’s newest products, the Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Nourishing Hair Masque.
Many of you out there know by now that I pretty much love anything that Shea Moisture puts out there. The brand has a commitment to heritage and legacy that I find endearing and not to mention the affordability of their products and awesome ingredients lists. Their bath products are all high performers as well.
Admittedly, I’ve had less success with the hair formulations for reasons I can’t quite put my figure on, but I have to say that this hair masque is a move in the right direction.
The hair masque is formulated to smooth hair cuticles thus reducing frizz and breakage, which are key issues for kinkier hair textures. The botanicals are also supposed to help protect your hair from heat damage but as I don’t typically blow dry my hair that’s not something that I can adequately comment on.
Here’s what I like: the ingredients are awesome. The masque touts shea butter, monoi and Tahitian noni oils (among others) which have a host of anti-oxidant and hair-repairing properties. I did a little
internet research and found out that noni juice actually has a host of other super important health benefits like reducing high blood pressure. That being said, don’t eat this masque, I’m sure it’s not worth the risk.
My biggest qualm about the masque, and with a lot of Shea Moisture’s hair masque’s is that there is virtually no slip. “Slip” is a property that gives you that feeling that makes it super easy to glide your fingers or come through your hair. One excellent over the counter hair mask that does this is the Pantene Pro-V Smooth Therapy Masque Deep Conditioner. It has a crazy amount of slip but obviously more synthetic ingredients so it’s a toss-up. I think it all depends on what your hair’s needs are. If you’re doing a fair amount of damage and need some deep healing properties I think Shea Moisture’s option is a great way to go. If not, there might be some other options out there that you find you like better, and that are a little less costly. But then again, they say that you get what you pay for.
Shea Moisture’s Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Nourishing Hair Masque is available online via the brand’s website.
Disclosure: No samples or compensation were provided for this review.