Review: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner

***Updated on 09-Mar-2014 with pricing and availability info.***

Shea Moisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner 

I've had Shea Moisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner since it debuted last year. Now that my bottle is nearly finished, it's about time I put this review in a post.

Product Claims: Shea Moisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner for thick, curly hair restores moisture, detangles and smoothes dry hair cuticles. Helps tame frizz as it defines and enhances natural curls.

Ingredients: Deionized 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.

Thoughts: I like the Curl & Shine Conditioner, but I don't like it for its intended to use. The directions to state to use it as a rinse out. Now I know it says its a lightweight daily conditioner, but it's just too light for my hair. When I try to use this in the shower, it's a bit of a hassle. I don't feel like I'm getting enough conditioner out or that I'm fully able to coat my hair. When I am using a rinse-out conditioner, I need to be able to fully saturate my hair so that I can detangle. I can't really do that with this; its just too light.

Although this doesn't work for me as a rinse-out conditioner, I like it as a leave-in ad . It's similar to Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Moisture Milk (review here), but with a wetter texture. It really smooths the hair and plays well with most stylers.

The fragrance is just like any of the other Shea Moisture coconut & hibiscus products, which I love, a nice mix of coconut and floral.

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner (13oz for $11.99) is available at Target, Walgreens, and other select online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

Would I repurchase? Yes, because I use it interchangeably with the Moisture Milk. This comes in a bigger size, and the pump is handy.

Below is how I'd rate the product in the following categories:


Price: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Fragrance: 5/5
Performance: 3/5 (as rinse-out); 5 /5 (as leave-in)

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