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Shea Moisture Kids Line Review


We formerly oohed and ahhed over the Shea Moisture products (you can read our review here) so when the Kids line was introduced mommy and I thought "hey just what we need! Something made especially for me." We checked that it was available at our local Target and a quick car ride got us our purchase.

Well after using them I can honestly say that I'm not very impressed with this new Kids line. Once again this is my own opinion and review. I was not paid to do this and we bought these products with our own cash. These weren't free.

Mango and Carrot Extra-Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner

We got the Mango and Carrot Extra Nourishing Shampoo and the matching conditioner. These were made for dry delicate hair and states on the bottle that it moisturizes, strengthens and grow and were Sulfate Free. The main ingredients were Mango Butter (a moisture rich emollient that leaves hair feeling silky smooth), Carrot Oil (which nourishes hair, helping to prevent breakage and promote growth) and Orange Blossom (which soothes sensitive scalp). 

These I admit we do like. The shampoo has a nice consistency and smells yummy. It was also easy to rinse out. It doesn't state on the bottle that it was tear free but while washing it ran down my face and there was no tears from me so I assume it is. A big plus for me. Once again these products are all natural.

The conditioner comes in a convenient pump bottle and says to use a dollop but we admit we used a little more than that. After all I have a head full of hair and a dollop just wouldn't do. After rinsing with warm water as directed we noticed that there was no after residue in my hair. My hair was almost silky smooth as they said it would be. Two little thumbs up for these two products.

Coconut and Hibiscus Kids Curling Butter Cream
Before we bought this next product we were using the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl & Style Milk with Coconut Oil, Silk Protein and Neem Oil for thick curly hair and moisturizes and shine. The Kids line is the Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Butter Cream with Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Extracts for thick, wavy, unruly hair and is anti-frizz, gives body and shine. The main products in the Kids Coconut and Hibiscus Line are Coconut Oil (hydrates and protects while adding curl definition), Hibiscus (adds shine while maintaining volume) and Slippery Elm Extract (smoothing and soothing emollient).

We prefer the Curling Smoothie. Where the Curling Smoothie left my hair feeling soft and moisturized after using, the Kids Curling Butter Cream didn't. My hair actually felt dry and slightly hard after using. It did leave my hair smelling good though. The Kids Curling Butter Cream comes in a 6oz container while the Curling Smoothie comes in a 12oz container and they're the same price. That sure doesn't entice me to keep on buying either.

Coconut and Hibiscus Extra-Moisturizing Detangler

We also tried the Coconut and Hibiscus Kids Extra-Moisturizing Detangler with Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Extract as well. Also for thick, wavy and unruly. It states on the bottle that "this mild, moisture-rich treatment detangles, defines and tames children's thick, wavy or unruly hair without greasiness. Restores luster to dry, dull hair while conditioning".

This can be used on dry or wet hair and unfortunately for us did nothing but leave our hair feeling hard. The smell is mild so it wasn't overpowering which is good but we couldn't get to love it

We have since gone back to the original products in the Coconut and Hibiscus line and have also found a detangler which works for us which we'll review at a later date.

Don't let my views deter you from buying any of these products. They may not have all worked for me but they might work for you. We still love the Shea Moisture products and will continue to use them, just not all of them.

Annmarie John
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  1. I had the same experience with the detangling spray. It left my baby's hair feeling hard instead of softening it. I thought it was just me. I'm waiting for your review on the next product that you found that worked.

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    1. Yes unfortunately you weren't alone. I've never had an issue with Shea Moisture products before until this. It's why I'm going back to the original.

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  2. Shea butter is an ivory colored natural fat extracted from seed of the Karite Nut tree, also called the Mangifolia tree, found in the semi-arid savannahs of West and Central Africa. This tree begins to bear fruit after about 15 years, and can take up to 30 years to bear a quality crop of nuts with a high content of irremovable fatty acid. It is this irremovable fatty acid that gives Shea Butter its unique healing properties and makes it far superior to cocoa butter and other vegetable butters.


    http://www.shea-natural.com

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    1. Thank you for sharing that wealth of information with me and my readers. :) ♥ Madison

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  3. I Think it is just about kids . I'm waiting for your advice on the next product that you found for baby

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    1. We have already reviewed it. It's the Dead Sea Spa Care detangler. We loved it so much we went out and bought another bottle. Thank you for stopping by. :) ♥ Madison

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  4. My son's hair was hard after using as well. I thought it was just me so I decided to look for a few reviews and everything I've read is consistent. I guess it's not formulated for kid's hair as I thought. I'll have to keep looking for something specifically for my son.

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    1. Hi Andrea, yes unfortunately I've stopped using their hair care line. They just weren't working for us. I'm now using the new Just for Me hair care products which were newly formulated so they're a lot better, and they work! We also use As I am and My Honey Child. You may have to shop around until you find something you like. Being AA, it can be hard for us to find the perfect product so we've been experimenting with different ones from different lines and have noticed that one may work and another don't. When you find one that works, hold on to it for life. :)

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  5. Hi what do you use for a cream instead of the coconut & hibiscus cream? I haven't try these products at all and I was gonna order them until I saw your review. My baby's hair is soft curly but really dry and it gets tangle a lot. So I need something else besides the ditangle thing. Can you recommend me something?

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    1. Hi Jenny, Just for Me reformulated their products and now they're really pretty good. I have been using their hair creme on Madison's hair and it works really well. However, since you're concerned about dryness, you might want to mist with water and seal with coconut oil. Stay away from the Shea Moisture kids line.

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  6. I'm happt to know that there are other people experiencing the same problem. I recently bought the entire kids collection for my daughter's hair. She has 4c hair. After watching several youtube videos on how well this worked, I was excited to try. Boy was I disappointed!!!! These products do nothing but make my daughter's hair HARD!!! Doesn't detangle, doesn't moisturize and doesn't soften. What a waste of money.....I really just want my money back. Will not be buying again.

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    1. Hi Bridgette, you're definitely not alone. We've stopped using the line because it did absolutely nothing for our hair. The shampoos and conditioners are ok but definitely not the detanglers or moisturizers. It depends on where you purchased your product, if you haven't used much of it, you may be able to get a full refund.

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  7. I love using Shea Butter in anything so moisturizing!

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    1. Unfortunately JoBeth, these Shea Moisture products didn't moisturize at all. Instead it dried our hair out. Not what you want when you already have dry hair.

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