Samourai Shampoo


Brand: SheaMoisture

Origin: US

Size: 12 oz (350 ml)

Price: around 10 US dollars, bought 19 Euros (without shipping taxes) at Bellebene.

Availability: In stores in the US and online in Europe via Amazon, Bellebene, Lumibeauty, Le CurlShop or Karawes (to name a few).

Product description: Our leave-in or rinse out conditioner detangles, moisturizes, repairs and restores lifeless damaged hair.

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B‐5), Avocado Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil.

Scent: Strong scent of shea butter that doesn’t linger.

Consistency: Creamy and light.


Review: I’m gonna be honest with y’all, it took me a while to figure out how to make this product work for my hair. As a rinse out conditioner, it did an okay job, but didn’t impressed me that much. It’s definitely not the best detangler I’ve encountered and my hair didn’t feel particularly soft after I rinsed it out. I’m not saying it made my hair dry though, but the overall experience was just… average. For a conditioner for dry and damaged hair that costs 10 bucks, I was definitely expecting more.

Now, as a leave in... I first tried it on freshly towel dried (but still wet) hair before sealing and let it hair dry, and the results were once again… just ok. I was still in my TWA stage and was rocking wash ‘n gos most of the time. It just wasn’t « melting » in my hair like I wanted and it gave me major shrinkage. So after that, I basically gave up on that product.

That is… until I decided to finish the bottle and tried it once again on damp (not wet) hair before sealing and prepping my hair for my twist out. And guess what, it FINALLY worked! Hurray!


Since then, I've been using it on dry or damp hair when I do twists or bantu knots to create a stretched or curly style, and it definitely works for me. I also use it as a light moisturizer when I prep my hair for bed.

Will I buy it again? I'm very conflicted about that. Right now, it's my favorite leave-in, but it isn't the easiest/cheapest to get when you live in Switzerland. So yes, but only if I travel to a country where it's sold.

Rating: 3.5/5


So tell me, have you ever tried this conditioner? And how did you like it?




2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Product review: SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner”

  • Afroshoppe

    April 18, 2014 at 08:39

    Hi SaSha, just wanted to send a shout out to you for your blog! Also, want you to know that you can get Shea Moisture products from Afroshoppe.
    Shipping is free in Switzerland for orders over 25chf.
    Would love to see your hair and offer suggestions; we’re lucky to have so many options these days.


    SaSha Reply:

    Definitely. Hopefully, in the near future, we’ll get to see more and more hair products available in Switzerland.


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