This isn’t news, so perhaps you are aware that The Body Shop extended their Shea Butter collection a few months back. Shea butter is a richly nourishing butter sourced from nuts of the shea tree, indigenous to parts of East and West Africa, where shea butter has been the go-to way of taking care of dry skin and hair for centuries. it is an ideal ingredient used for body butter, lotions, oils, and eau de toilette – perfect to cocoon yourself in moisture and its soft, nutty fragrance.
The shea butter used in The Body Shop’s products is sustainably sourced in Ghana, where over 600 women from several villages use traditional techniques passed on from mother to daughter. The brand, recently sold to Natura &co and no longer linked to L’Oréal, pays all women a fair wage and helps fund community projects like building schools and enabling access to health care and safe water.
The Body Shop Shea Butter Hair Care Products
New products in the Shea line are the shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, body lotion and the 100% Natural Shea Butter, today I’m going to review two products from the range. The first one The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Shampoo and the second The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Conditioner. I will review the other products from this range very soon. I was really excited to see the effect of these two products on my hair as I had a great experience with their Strawberry haircare range earlier. You have read my review about these products last year but let me accept that that was not a long term use experience of those products especially the shampoo. I had just used that for a month and didn’t notice any effect on my hair fall but then I got the result, it reduced my hair fall that was like a surprise. I have been using strawberry shampoo since then and it is a very special product for me. I didn’t want to change my shampoo but I had a satisfaction of using the same brand so I gave it a try. Let me write about my experience with these new beauties:
What company says…
About The Shea Butter Range
Like with all things The Body Shop, the Shea Butter range is cruelty-free with this particular range also being vegan. The range currently consists of a shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. All of which smell amazing.
What The Brand Say
- For dry, prone to damage hair
- Leaves hair feeling intensely nourished and richly replenished
- Hair looks healthier and less frizzy
- Reduces hair breakage
- Nutty scent and rich, creamy texture
The shea butter that is used in this range is from Ghana and handcrafted by women who receive a fair price for their goods making this an ethical purchase.
In the mirror of my own experience
The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner comes in lovely transparent plastic bottles. The bottles have a black flip open cap. All important information regarding the products is printed on the label on the bottles. The packaging is very neat and appealing. The bottles are sturdy, leak-proof and convenient. They are safe for traveling.
Now let’s examine the shampoo first, the shampoo is off white in color and has a typical, warm, nutty smell that all the shea butter products have in this collection. The consistency of the product is quite thick so I always mix some drops of water in it, rub in the palm and then apply on my hair. It foams less so you might end up using more especially when you have oil in your hair. I have to take the Strawberry shampoo less in comparison of this one but I don’t mind this because once it lathers, it turns nicely foamy and cleans the hair thoroughly.
The shampoo feels so gentle on the hair and makes it soft and moisturized. It’s a perfect formula for dry and damaged hair. My hair looks shiny and healthy while dry. It makes my hair smooth, silky and bouncy at the same time. I use the shampoo twice a week and I’m happy with it. I can’t give any view about its effect on hair fall because I’m (Thanks to GOD) not suffering this problem these days.
Now the conditioner, though I am not a regular user of conditioner, my shampoo both the strawberry and the shea butter do both services perfectly so I occasionally use it. The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing conditioner is light and silicone-free. It’s off white in color and has a pleasant smell. It does have shea butter and coconut oil for moisture. I use a little amount and it spreads very easily. Like the shampoo, the smell lasts for quite long. The consistency of the conditioner is not thick like strawberry one, It easily can be taken out from the mouth hole of the bottle cap. It’s easy to rinse and leaves my hair nourished, soft and shiny. You can try this conditioner if you use conditioners in general and wish to opt for a silicone-free one. It nourishes your hair and gives a silky and lustrous effect to it.
Nice and sturdy packaging
Easy to rinse
Cleans the hair perfectly
Leave the hair soft and smooth
Perfect for dry and damaged hair
Gives hair a softer, smoother and healthier effect
Make hair shiny and silky
Hydrate and nourish hair well
Keep hair bouncy and frizz-free
Silicon-free and Vegan free
Need a generous amount of the shampoo to remove oil from your scalp
Overall I love both the products, especially the shampoo, another shampoo which I can use without any fear though I will still stick with my strawberry shampoo but these days, the shea butter will be much effective as it nourishes the hair perfectly. In Monsoon, when our hair become frizzy and dull, this highly moisturized shampoo and conditioner combo makes it softer, frizz-free and healthier. The shampoo works wonderfully and the conditioner enhances the result and helps to lock the nourishment and hydration in. These days I’m enjoying a combination of both and love my hair. No doubt, it’s a great combo and I will highly recommend these to all of you.
INR 645 for 250 ml
INR 645 for 250 ml
Available at all TBS Outlets and The Body Shop’s Website here
Have you tried The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Shampoo & Conditioner ?