Shea Moisture Formulation Changes?



Like most naturals, I've had a bit of a love affair with Shea Moisture, but that ended abruptly in the sea of new products and to my dismay, formulation changes. In my last post I noted that Shea Moisture is now available in Superdrug and Boots in the UK. While perusing the site (because there is a sale) and contemplating getting some of my old favourites, I noticed the ingredients looked different. 

Here is a list of ingredients for Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk that I posted in January 2013: 
IngredientsDeionized water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil)*, Sugar Starch, Silk Protein, Essential Oil Blend, Melila Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitol Esters, Algae Extract, Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf and Equisetum Arvense Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).  
*Certified Organic Ingredient 
Here is the ingredients list for Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk on Superdrug's website October 2016: 
Ingredients: Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Algae Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Lauroyl Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Benzoate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Benzyl Benzoate.
Here is the list I posted for Shea Moisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner in March 2014:
IngredientsDeionized Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Certified Organic Ingredient), Sorbitol Esters, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed (Jojoba) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Proprietary Essential Oil Blend, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Rosemary Extract, Caprylyl Glycol.
Here is the ingredients list for Shea Moisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner on Superdrug's website October 2016: 
Ingredients: Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Sodium Lauroyl, Hydrolyzed Silk, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Sodium Benzoate.
I think it's wonderful how Shea Moisture has grown and now has a range of products marketed for different hair and skin concerns, but I don't think I'll be revisiting any of the products with new formulations, at least not anytime soon. I'm also removing them from my HG list since it seems the old formulations are no longer available. 

The products that I loved are not the same anymore, and I'm not too keen on wasting money to keep trying new variations every time a company changes formula. 

If you have tried these newer formulations, please let me know what you think of them. 


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Kinks ;-)

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