About a month ago I decided to trade in my long locks for a trendy inspired lob, but instead, I found the cut was way too short for my liking. Desperate to add a few more inches to my hair, and fast, I decided to trade in my typical, inexpensive shampoo for a sulfate-free alternative. I had some doubts a sulfate-free formula would grow my hair faster than other shampoos, but I decided to have faith in the beauty gurus who claim it’s the key to healthier hair.
After pacing through the aisle of my local drugstore for a good 20 minutes, I finally stumbled upon Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo. The promise to “Heal, Grow & Strengthen” labeled across the bottle convinced me to pick it—and after the first wash, I had no doubt it’s a gift sent from the hair gods.
This sulfate-free shampoo is chock-full of amazing ingredients that don’t strip your hair of its natural oils. Keeping the naturals oils intact and replenishing your hair with vital vitamins for hair growth, helps to secure longer locks. The unique addition of sea kelp extract, derived from a type of seaweed that contains essential vitamins like A, C and D, leaves hair looking and feeling thicker than ever before.
Oils rich in fatty acids like smooth avocado, fruity coconut and Moroccan argan oil add shine and elasticity to dull, dry locks. The coconut oil is especially packed with proteins that not only replenish damaged hair, but also deeply moisturize hair follicles so hair can grow faster, longer and thicker. Deeply massaging these ingredients into your scalp allows your hair to reap all the beauty benefits they have to offer.
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While the combination of oils do an amazing job at deeply moisturizing lifeless strands, it’s the raw African shea butter that adds some serious moisture and shine back to damaged hair while relieving a dry, itchy scalp. Sweet, earthy rosemary and Japanese honeysuckle are combined with the shea butter to add an addicting floral scent to freshly washed strands.
I may not have my super long locks back just yet, but I do have a healthier head of hair and more length than I expected to gain in just a few short weeks. In addition to the shampoo, I’ve spent the last few weeks adding essential vitamins and supplements like vitamin C and biotin to my diet. After two weeks of using this shampoo and following my new supplement regimen, my hair has an added bounce and shine it was seriously lacking. For only $10, I’ll definitely be stocking up on this luxurious shampoo for the foreseeable future.