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My latest discovery: Shea Moisture weightless shampoo & volume + conditioner (review)

Long/medium length hair looking flat a few hours after blow drying or straightening? ‘The s(h)ame hair day’ everyday and no ideas how to change it? Find out how I got rid off this problem!
My hair were long, shiny and naturally straight since I remember. Sounds good right? Everyone’s buying straighteners to make hair like that, but I am not happy, what is wrong with me? First of all my hair looked the same every day, second of all because of hypothyroidism they started thinning in some periods of the treatment and third of all – most annoying thing – I had no volume. I was trying to make them look ‘bigger’ by using some sprays while blow drying, but it all worked for like 30 minutes and made them oily few hours later.
Researcher mode on
I started to research about ingredients of shampoos and conditioners and found out all that (I am sorry but…) trash which they put to almost all of the drugstores average priced products. Parabens, silicones etc. List is so long. I wanted to find something which does not built silicone layers on my delicate, naturally blond hair. I went to one of the stores and there I found – Shea Moisture Weightless shampoo with coconut water & dragon’s blood (I know sounds a bit creepy) & coffee cherry conditioner. What happened when I tried them?IMG_20170412_110428_405
Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Shampoo
According to the producer,
SheaMoisture’s Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Shampoo is a sulfate-free shampoo that gently cleanses and hydrates hair weightlessly. Certified organic Shea Butter and Coconut Water blend with our proprietary fusion of Dragon Fruit, Lychee Berry and Green Apple Extracts to nourish and energize lifeless hair. Vitamin-rich Imbe Oil blocks humidity to help control frizz while Aloe adds weightless shine.
They also assure that shampoo is:
  • Made with natural and certified organic ingredients.
  • Fruit Fusion is a blend of fresh Dragon Fruit, Lychee Berry and Green Apple Extracts infused with coconut water to boost lifeless hair.
  • 100% Pure Coconut Water hydrates and nourishes hair with vitamins and minerals.
  • Imbe Oil is a vitamin rich oil that locks in moisture and protects and hair weightlessly.
I don’t know what you think, but for healthy nut like me this sounds amazing.
First impressions
In the nice bottle you find orange-transparent shampoo, which smells like very delicate fruits with a hint of coconut. The consistency is more like liquid than a gel, so if you did not use organic shampoo before – you’ll have to get used to it. I washed my hair twice like I usually do. Shampoo created pretty nice foam so after I rinsed it off my hair felt very fresh and clean.
I put SheaMoisture Dragon’s Blood & Coffee Cherry Volume+ Conditioner right away for my ends only, even though producer recommends “from roots to ends”. I was afraid of having too moisturized hair (they are really healthy already).
What producer says about this product:
SheaMoisture Dragon’s Blood & Coffee Cherry Volume+ Conditioner is a lightweight formula that moisturizes and conditions thinning hair at its weakest points, reducing falling for a fuller, thicker look.
  • Made with natural and certified organic ingredients
  • Dragon’s Blood Extract, a rich resin, coats strands to help to promote a fuller appearance
  • Coffee Cherry Extract is rich in antioxidants and invigorating caffeine.
  • Black Currant Oil is a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid known to promote healthy hair growth.
This product consistency is like a standard conditioner, but it is not too heavy – you can feel a difference between this one and the ones with silicone. I like the bottle with pump – 1 pump is enough for ends of medium length hair, 2 pumps I would say for long hair. The conditioner smells a m a z i n g ! I don’t know how to describe the smell, but I really loved it and also it stays on hair until next wash – same as shampoo by the way. I do not know if it reduces falling, because I do not have problem right now, but maybe it prevents it if you use it for a longer period.
Summary
Shampoo is my new favorite – delicate, natural and smells delicate, leaving hair clean & shiny & weightless – my husband uses this shampoo and he likes it too! The only thing – I do not know why – I noticed my hair a little bit more static prone after I use this shampoo and dry hair – but my husband’s hair acts normal. I am still checking if it is this shampoo’s fault or maybe my hair spray.
Conditioner – I usually buy masks instead, but they did not have this one in a store, so I chose this product. What I love is the smell, consistency and fact that it leaves my hair shiny & detangles them already in the shower. I also love the bottle with pump – very useful.
Would I buy it again? Absolutely yes, however Shea Moisture have such variety of products so I am excited already to try another ones too. My problem with flat hair has been just solved I guess. Weightless shampoo is really weightless which provides better looking, fuller hair. Especially now, when I cut them 10 inches down and wearing lob now 🙂

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