Shea Moisture: A Real Momma Review

When we first brought our son home from the hospital, his hair was thick, straight, and black and his skin was extremely sensitive. Before discovering the amazing Shea Moisture for babies, we went through a variety of soaps and washes, turning up short.

This is a real-life Mama review of Shea Moisture baby wash and lotion, as well as some of their curly hair product. My son is biracial; his hair and skin need something other than the popular Aveeno or Johnson’s. I am so glad we found Shea Moisture products!

About Shea Moisture

“Sofi Tucker started selling Shea Nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling Shea Butter, African Black Soap and her homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Sofi Tucker was our Grandmother and SheaMoisture is her legacy.” (source)

Shea Moisture prides themselves in being “inclusively exclusive.” They believe that the best in personal care and beauty should be accessible to any and everyone, without compromise. Their recipes are crafted with care and “speak to all the senses.”

They work hard to retrieve and utilize ingredients from around the world to create the perfect recipe.


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Baby getting ready for a bath

When we brought our first son home, we were using Aveeno baby wash and quickly noticed his skin became rashy after every single wash.

We went through the plethora of baby wash products before I finally reached out to a FaceBook group, Not Just Hair: The Intersection of Hair/Skincare and Transracial Adoption. There I learned about Shea Moisture and Shea Moisture Baby product. I immediately went to Target and picked up their lavender baby wash and lotion.

We have not had skin rashes since switching to Shea Moisture! There I learned about Shea Moisture and Shea Moisture Baby product. I immediately went to Target and picked up their lavender baby wash and lotion.


I did one search for Shea Moisture Baby, and this was the top portion of my screen. There are so many different products; it can become entirely overwhelming! They have bar soap, oil, lotion, ointment, shampoo, conditioner…and that is the list for babies.

They have products for men, women, and kids too.

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Different Shea Moisture products


We have begun our 3-month son with the Manuka Honey & Provence Lavender Baby Nighttime Soothing Shampoo & Bath Milk.

For only $9.99 and it lasted at least 6 months! We used this on his skin and hair, both. Bath time is in the evening right before bed for our family, so the nighttime soothing shampoo infused with lavender sold us quickly. Anything to calm those babies down for bedtime, right?

We also purchased the accompanying lotion to use immediately after bath time for our routine baby massage. (Read about The Real Benefits of Baby Massage).


After we had run out of the lavender infused wash and lotion, I ran to Target and discovered they were sold out! So I ventured into a few different products. We are currently using these two products during bath time:

The one on the right is for dry, damaged hair. My son’s hair is not damaged, but it sure gets dry. I have noticed since using this particular shampoo; his hair is immensely curlier post-bath!

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Curl and Shine & Moisture Retention

It has brought out his curls, and I no longer use Curly Custard as a styling product to hold his curls. The bottle on the left is conditioner, also for curls, and we leave it in his hair (we do not rinse it out). I usually throw a dime-sized amount in my palm, run it through his precious head of curls, and then run a fine-toothed comb through to ensure there are no dreds or knots.

 This is the last part of our bath time routine. The Shea Moisture coconut and hibiscus curl and shine conditioner came with some Kids Curling Butter Cream that we sometimes use in his hair when it needs some extra curl and moisture during the day. I have LOVED these three products.

 I love that they have tremendously brought out my son’s curls even more.


Shea Moisture is sulfate-free. Sulfate strips moisture out of your hair. We love the ingredients used in Shea Moisture products; there are only good oils such as argan oil, coconut oil, carrot oil, neem oil, mango butter, orange blossom, sea kelp, shea butter, and silk protein.

These key ingredients are extremely healthy for your little one’s hair and skin, safe, and non-damaging. You can be sure that their products do not contain harmful ingredients.

Do you use Shea Moisture? Why do you love it?

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look at those curls!


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