Review of Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque

Review of Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque

I have been using the Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque fairly consistently over the last few months. I have to say, it really delivers! This deep treatment is packed with luscious ingredients that make my hair soft, shiny and moisturized. It seriously reduces my frizz and the good smell lingers for days.

When I wore my hair in a pixie I was using this hair masque only in the shower, leaving it on for maybe 10 minutes before rinsing it out. But when I decided to grow out my hair and revert back to my curls a few months ago, I knew I had to intensify my deep treatments.

These days I’m using it about once a week, leaving it on for the recommended 30 minutes under a shower cap. (I need to buy more heat caps. These are the ones I’ve used in the past). But even with only the heat generated from my head, this deep conditioner goes to work.

Here’s a summary of the featured ingredients from the packaging:

Manuka Honey: Anti-inflammatory properties soothe the scalp. Helps create a moisturizing barrier.

Mafura Oil: High levels of beneficial oleic acid help replenish oils stripped from hair.

African Rock Fig: Contains antioxidant Vitamin C, which helps keep hair looking vibrant.

Of course it contains Shea Moisture’s signature coconut oil and shea butter, PLUS avocado oil, mango seed butter and aloe leaf extract. What !?!?

This is an effective deep conditioner that gives me consistent results, reviving my curls each time I use it. I’ve definitely added this to my list of staple hair products.

Have you used this masque? Do you love it? Let me know!





Review of Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque

Before and after images using Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
Before and After Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque

I’ve been dying to try Shea Moisture‘s Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque. I’m a big fan of their products I’ve tried so far – the Curl & Shine Shampoo and the ever-popular Curl Enhancing Smoothie. The folks there really seem to understand a head of curls (mine anyway).

Shea Moisture Deep Treatment MasqueThe Deep Treatment Masque has all kinds of naturally nourishing ingredients: sea kelp to smooth the hair cuticle, argan oil for shine and elasticity, and shea butter for deep moisture. As with all of Shea Moisture’s products, there are no sulfates, parabens, mineral oil or synthetic fragrance. This stuff is good for your hair!

I’ve heard such great things about this product that I really wanted to put it to the test (evil laugh). In the last week, I’d gone swimming three times in a chlorinated pool, and this Saturday, hubby and I spent the day on Tybee Island. That means my already-dry-from-the-pool hair was exposed to hours of salt water and burning sun. Sounded like a good time for a deep conditioner!

Shea Moisture deep conditioning treatment with hair in four buns
Clearly I wasn’t concerned with straight parts or neat buns.

I applied the masque to freshly washed and conditioned hair by separating my hair into four sections and raking a dollup of product through each. I then twisted each section into a bun, put on a plastic cap, and went to bed. The next morning I rinsed out the product completely, moisturized with Giovanni Direct Leave-In, added a bit of coconut oil and gel to the ends, and let air dry.

Overall, I was pretty happy with the results, though I wasn’t blown away (I think I was hoping for a total hair transformation). My hair still felt a bit dry, but nothing compared to the way it felt before the masque, so that was good. I do think that if I used this masque consistently for a few weeks, it would definitely improve my dry areas. My hair was shiny and the curls were more defined. I’ll definitely use this product again, though next time I think I’ll try it with a heating cap.

Has anyone tried this product consistently for a couple of weeks? Did you see improvement over time?