Friday, 4 September 2015

Product Review: Shea Moisture Yucca & Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Shampoo

TT $99.95 for 13oz

This sulfate-free shampoo gently cleanses hair and scalp, removing impurities and product build up. Smoothes hair cuticles to reduce frizz and improve the appearance of split ends. Certified organic Shea Butter, Plantain and Yucca combine in a strengthening formula that helps weak hair resist breakage. Baobab Oil and Cilantro Extract help refresh and boost shine.

Apply to wet hair and gently massage into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Stearamide AMP, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Yucca Brevifolia Root Extract, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Extract, Plantain (Musa Paradisiaca) Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Glycerin (Vegetable), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid Masque

*Not listed on the bottle but listed as the first four ingredients on the shea moisture website (Water, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycol Stearate)

My Views:
This shampoo is cream in colour and smells like a mix of flowers and green plantains. It has a thick creamy consistency and lathers very well for a sulfate free shampoo which I loved but beyond that I wasn’t impressed. I expected this shampoo to at least help strengthen my hair yet leave it feeling soft but it did no such thing. My hair never felt clean or moisturized after using this product instead I always felt like I didn’t properly shampoo my hair, it definitely doesn’t live up to its claims. This shampoo is not worth the price nor would I recommend it.

Have you used this shampoo, what are your thoughts?


  1. I haven't tried it and I probably won't. Thanks for the heas up.

    1. I would stay away Jay, you're deep into your relaxer stretch I feel like this product would mess with you.

  2. Replies
    1. TT stands for Trinidad and Tobago Dollar, its my country's currency. That price converts into about US $16.

  3. I haven't tried this one, but I'm the same way with shampoos. I always hope that the next one I try, I'm actually going to like, but it never happens. I just bought the Shea Moisture JBCO because of all the hype. And I am not a fan. I don't know why I keep trying to find a "good" one. I usually just use the one I dislike the least.

    Thanks for the honest review, Candice!

    1. Every Shea Moisture product I've tried so far has been a fail. I have other shampoos that works great and are much more cost effective.