In Review| Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Hair Masque

I think I might be the last person to try Shea Moisture's Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque with African Rock Fig & Baobab Oil, or other products from this exclusive line.  For months I've walked past this line at Target stores, resisting my inner "product junkie" from breaking loose and making a purchase.  I had resisted the urge to buy any new products for so long that I had run out of ALL of my go-to deep conditioners.  So on my latest shopping excursion to the Red Circle Boutique. I examined the selection of natural hair care and figured that I might as well try something new (and I am glad that I did!).

I L O V E this hair masque!  It left my hair feeling so soft, nourished and moisturized.  I can tell that the product really penetrated the hair shaft and cuticle and restored my hair to a healthier state.  Just like any other Shea Moisture product, there are no sulfates, parabens, or mineral oil.  The active ingredients that are at work are:

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

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

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

This is how I incorporated this into my wash day:

  1. My hair was very dry and tangled from lack of care in the previous week. So I decided to co-wash (Suave Natural’s Almond + Shea Butter Conditioner) my hair first to get rid of all of the tangles.  I did not want to put too much tension on my strands after deep conditioning.  During cowash, I placed my hair in about six chunky two-strand twists, and then rinsed the conditioner.
  2. Next, to each section of hair I applied Shea Moisture’s Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque with African Rock Fig & Baobab Oil, generously, focusing on the ends and color-treated strands. Since I do not have a hooded dryer or a steamer, I wrapped my hair in saran wrap (yes, saran wrap) to lock in some heat so the conditioner could do its job.
  3. After going about my household errands for about an hour or so, I unraveled the wrapping and reveled in super soft and hydrated hair! Once I rinsed the masque out, I sprayed on my leave-in conditioner and locked in that moisture with some hair oil.
  4. Lastly, I allowed my hair to air dry, slightly, for several hours before proceeding to blow it out and do a protective style.
  5. Even after the blow drying process (Tresemme’ Heat Tamer Spray), and protective styling, my hair is soft to the touch, and has tons of sheen and moisture.

Ladies and gentleman, I think we have a winner, here!

Have you tried this or any other products from Shea Moisture’s Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil line?  How’d they work out for you?


BeautyAntoinette Jackson