Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser Review

Price & Purchased From

$11.99 at Target

Promises

“This sulfate-free conditioning cleanser removes impurities without stripping hair of natural oils. Lightweight moisturizers soften and control frizz in one easy step. Leaves curls vibrantly bouncy.”

Directions

Massage in for 3 to 5 minutes working from root to ends. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Repeat as needed.

Ingredients

Deionized Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut)Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Magnifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Cetyl Esters, Kaolin Clay, Grapeseed Oil, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride (Conditioner), Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Vegetable Protein, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Stearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), African Black Soap Extract, Sea Salt, Rosemary Extract, Caprylyl Glycol *Certified Organic Ingredient

How Did It Do?

This is the fourth co-washing cleanser I’ve tried to date (the others being As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner, Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner, and SheScentIt Blueberry Co-Wash Conditioner). It doesn’t provide as much slip as CD’s Hair Cleansing Conditioner but it still provides enough to avoid causing unnecessary tangles. I really appreciate the fact that this cleansing conditioner doesn’t cling to my scalp. The smallest traces of left-behind product have the potential to make my scalp go haywire. And I haaaaaaaatttteeeeee hopping out of the shower only to swipe my nail across my scalp and see product.

This cleansing conditioner live up to its promise and doesn’t strip my hair (whoop whoop). It also leaves my hair pretty soft, not as soft as if I had conditioned but soft enough that combining with a quick rinse out conditioner (i.e. not a conditioner to penetrates and softens to the same degree as a deep conditioner) is enough on days I need to quickly and gently cleanse + condition my hair. Lastly, after rinsing it out I did notice that it smoothed my hair (y’all know I’m a sucker for smooth hair).

Overall it’s a pretty gentle and effective cleansing conditioner but it didn’t wow me enough to repurchase.

Have you used this Cleansing conditioner? Liked it? Loved it? Left it?

Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

2 Comments

  1. This used to be my go-to co-wash when I first big chopped. I liked it but I wasn’t really wowed either. I kept using it out of habit. Then I started exploring and feel in love with Mielle Organics Detangling Co-wash.

  2. I totally agree with you about this cleansing conditioner. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t FANTASTIC either. And at that price (especially if it’s not on sale) it just wasn’t enough to make me want to buy it again.

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