Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo

Beloved readers, I purchased this shampoo on ingredient quality alone. I was not disappointed. I love finding a great shampoo for curly hair!

I also purchased it, because it’s free of these:

No Sulfates

No Parabens

No Phthalates
No Paraffin
No Gluten
No Propylene Glycol
No Mineral Oil
No Synthetic Fragrance
No Synthetic Color
No Animal Testing.

My Experience

Not only did this shampoo gently cleanse my hair without drying out my scalp–it multitasks. (You know I simply–adore–multitasking products.)

This is a fairly low-lathering shampoo, which could be a negative for some of you. Many of us know we do not actually needs “suds n’ bubbles” to have clean hair. That’s marketing at its finest; however, many of us (including myself from time to time) simply like them, so I thought I’d mention it.

(I understand the #BubbleLove, beloved readers. I don’t judge.)

It didn’t increase my curl definition or shine, but my hair was relatively healthy when I began using it, so there was little room for “improvement.”

Would you like to read my experience with the other hair and body products from this line? Click here.

T H E   G O O D

  • Gently cleanses
  • Does not strip hair nor scalp
  • Multitasks amazingly well
  • $10
  • High ingredient quality
  • Available at your local drugstore or Ulta
  • low lather (personal preference)
  • Light, fruity/creamy scent lingers in hair

This product can be a shampoo (of course!), body wash, bubble bath, hand soap, and shaving aid. I used it to wash my face as well without issue as well!

The scent of this is more fruity/floral the coconut-y. I’m not fond of fruity scents, but this wasn’t unpleasant. It lingers gently in the hair after rinsing, which will be a plus for those who like fruity-floral fragrances.

T H E   B A D

  • Did not remove hair styling products

This cleanses thoroughly, while doing so deceptively gently; but, it couldn’t remove my silicone-based styling serums or polyquat-loaded leave-ins entirely, so be aware that this works best with other “all natural” products or the rest of its own line best.


Ultimately, I was pleased with the performance of this. It left my hair and scalp clean, but not stripped, and my curls soft and fluffy. Another great shampoo for curly hair from Shea Moisture.

Ingredients: Deionized Water , Decyl Glucoside (Sugar Beets) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Aloe Vera Leaf Juice , Vitamin E , Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (Neem) , Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (Coconut Oil) , Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) , Rosemary Extract , Silk Protein.