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Hi guys,
In June I attended the NITC8 meet up and I finally got my hands on the Shea moisture deep treatment masque from Olori. I was super excited because I have heard great things about  the Shea Moisture line of products  and I was eager to try this one out. Here is my honest review:

Meet the product:


Product claims:
 Our all natural intensive treatment masque deeply moisturises and repairs dry, damaged and over-processed hair. Perfect for transitioning chemically treated hair to natural.

Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Argan Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B‐5), Essential Oil Blend, Avocado Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf and Equisetum Arvense Extract, Soybean Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil.
*Certified Organic Ingredient
Section clean wet hair. Apply generously. Use a wide tooth comb to distribute evenly from roots to ends. Leave for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. For deep penetrating treatment, cover hair with a plastic cap and apply moderate heat for up to 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. when using a hair steamer do not cover hair, moist heat will add to masque's hydration. For additional moisture , Extra virgin olive oil may be added to the masque.

How I used product:
I used it on freshly shampooed hair, on dry hair and on damp hair that had been spritzed with water and glycerine.
 Here's my verdict:
The good:
  • No sulfates. No parabens. No phthalates. No paraffin. No gluten. No propylene glycol. No mineral oil. No synthetic fragrance. No PABA. No synthetic color. No DEA. No animal testing.
  • It has a pleasant scent.
  • It is a decent leave-in conditioner.
The bad:
 It does NOT moisturise my hair AT ALL. After applying it to freshly shampooed hair I covered with a plastic cap and I left it on for about an hour since I do not have a steamer.  I rinsed thoroughly only to have my previously soft hair become dry and stringy. My hair felt like straw. I tried it again and again and it was still the same result. Dry stringy hair. I should have known though, because the red flags where all up in the directions for use.  The makers of the masque suggested we add extra virgin olive oil for additional nutrients and moisture. That sentence alone was a sign. I mean why do I need to add anything to a product that claims to deeply moisturise and heal dry damaged hair?

The Ugly:
Apart from drying out my hair it made my hair tangled too. I cannot understand how it manages to do that. I always detangle before I shampoo but after applying this product my hair is a dry tangled mess.
DarkChild rating : 3/10

 As a moisturising deep conditioner this product was a huge disappointment. For a product that expensive (N3200) it doesn't do to my hair what it claims. But its not all bad news though. As I was contemplating what to do with the heartbreaker of a product I remembered watching a Youtube video where this product was used as a leave-in so I decided to try that. I added it to dry hair and it was a pretty decent leave-in. My hair felt soft for about 3 days. So rather than toss it, I now use it as a leave-in once in a while.
 I  will not repurchase it as either a deep conditioner or a leave-in. Its way too expensive and double bleh for that.
Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Nice review. I had a bad first experience with this too. I may give it another shot with olive oil and see how it goes.

    Don't Touch The Hair

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    2. Thanks a lot for your comment and the award. Let us know how the olive oil experience goes ;)

  2. And I was going to comment on how rich the product seems from the content list till I read the bad and ugly

  3. Awwwww. Poor product.

  4. Am not a fan of Shea moisture,have this and their conditioner but... Looking to try Carol s daughter heard some good reviews

    1. Its really sad because I expected so much more from the Shea moisture line.

  5. Try cantu deep conditioner masque it did wonders for my hair,my favourite so far

  6. you have to mix this with oils for it do do anything for 4c hair

    1. Thanks for the tip, unfortunately I have thrown the product away. It was taking up space on my shelf.

  7. This product doesn't do much for my hair either, at least I can't remember it doing anything for me. It has been sitting on my shelf for a long while. However, the restorative conditioner - I cannot do without it, especially if I'm trying to help my hair recover from blow dryer/ flat iron straightening.

    1. Thanks Maureen. I'll add the restorative conditioner to my wish list. Thanks for stopping by


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