Non-Curly Girl Shea Moisture Products

Shea Moisture is a popular brand for many following the "curly girl" system but unfortunately a few products contain ingredients that can dry out hair (alcohols and harsh sulfates) or build up (waxes). I recommend always checking the list and not assuming it's CG because it's Shea Moisture. Message Curlsbot if you know any others.

Harsh cleansers

Sodium cocoyl sarcosinate

  • FRAGRANCE-FREE, GLUTEN FREE BABY WASH & SHAMPOO

Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate

  • MONGONGO & HEMP SEED OILS HIGH POROSITY MOISTURE-SEAL SHAMPOO

Alcohols

Unknown

They claim these are "non-drying" but this is impossible to verify if they don't list the specific alcohol
  • COCONUT & HIBISCUS FRIZZ-FREE CURL MOUSSE

Denatured alcohol

  • MANUKA HONEY & MAFURA OIL INTENSIVE HYDRATION COMPLEX

SD Alcohol

  • SACHA INCHI OIL OMEGA-3-6-9 RESCUE + REPAIR HAIR & SCALP TONIC
  • FRUIT FUSION COCONUT WATER WEIGHTLESS TEXTURE SPRAY
  • FRUIT FUSION COCONUT WATER WEIGHTLESS STYLING MOUSSE

Ethanol

  • AFRICAN BLACK SOAP DANDRUFF CONTROL CONDITIONER
  • AFRICAN BLACK SOAP DANDRUFF CONTROL SHAMPOO
  • AFRICAN BLACK SOAP DANDRUFF CONTROL PRE-POO RINSE

Isopropyl alcohol

  • JOJOBA OIL & UCUUBA BUTTER TRACK TENSION & ITCH RELIEF SERUM
  • DRAGON'S BLOOD & COFFEE CHERRY VOLUME + LIFTING SPRAY

Waxes

  • PEACE ROSE OIL COMPLEX NOURISH & SILKEN CONDITIONER
  • RAW SHEA BUTTER & ARGAN OIL REPAIR & TRANSITION KIT
  • PEACE ROSE OIL COMPLEX NOURISH & SILKEN HOLD MIST
  • PEACE ROSE OIL COMPLEX NOURISH & SILKEN DRY SHAMPOO
  • MANUKA HONEY & YOGURT HYDRATE + REPAIR SPLIT END BALM

Otherwise Questionable

Dimethiconol Cystheine- possible silicone-like buildup

  • TAHITIAN NONI & MONOI SMOOTH & REPAIR HAIR & SCALP WEEKLY THERAPY
  • TAHITIAN NONI & MONOI SMOOTH & REPAIR CONDITIONING SHAMPOO

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol- possible silicone-like buildup, but should be water soluble with a strong enough sulfate-free shampoo. Some FB groups list as OK, some do not.

  • JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE SHAMPOO
  • JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
  • JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE STYLING LOTION
  • JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE TREATMENT MASQUE
  • MANUKA HONEY & MAFURA OIL INTENSIVE HYDRATION CONDITIONER
  • 100% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL LEAVE IN TREATMENT
  • JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE MOISTURE THERMAL PROTECT SET & HOLD SPRITZ
  • ZANZIBAR MARINE COMPLEX AGE-DEFY & COLOR PROTECT HEAT SHIELD CREAM
  • MANUKA HONEY & YOGURT HYDRATE + REPAIR PROTEIN-STRONG TREATMENT 8OZ
  • JOJOBA OIL & UCUUBA BUTTER BRAID-UP CONDITIONING GEL
Some links on Curlsbot are Amazon Affiliates links. Shopping through these links supports the further development of Curlsbot.