First Thoughts: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter & Argan Oil Repair & Transition Kit

Shea Moisture products have so many great reviews. When I had an opportunity to get some, I just had to. My product junkie ways may be the end of me. I tried it for the first time this week and I wanted to share some of my thoughts. I would like to preface this by stating that I used this product in an area with hard water. Hard water may affect how my hair reacted to this product line.


This transition kit promises to:

  • Restore Moisture to Dry Damaged Hair
  • Repair Chemically Treated Hair
  • Transform to Beautiful, Healthy hair

As with all Shea Moisture products, the kit has no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, PABA, synthetic fragrance or color, mineral oil, or DEA. It contains 4 ounce sizes of popular Shea Moisture products from the Raw Shea Butter & Argan Oil line. The products in this line have a rich fragrance which can be overpowering. I find it a bit too strong and it does tend to linger.


Moisture Retention Shampoo: The shampoo was fine but I found it a bit drying after the second shampoo. It did not leave my hair as smooth and soft like the Creme of Nature Argan Oil shampoo.

Deep Treatment Masque: This masque just sat on my hair after deep conditioning and it doesn’t have much slip. It did not absorb like other deep conditioners I’ve used. My hair felt very coated after rinsing out. I had to add a mini co-wash to add slip so that I wouldn’t have problems detangling later.

Restorative Conditioner: I really liked this leave-in conditioner. It has slip and it softened my hair immediately. It made detangling my hair so much easier (along with the clear rinse I used).

Reconstructive Finishing Elixir: My hair felt very smooth and lubricated after using this. It is very slippery. It didn’t sink into my hair like my oil mix (grape seed, olive, and coconut oils). It left my hair with a nice shine.

Overall, the products were adequate. However, I need to try them a few more times to really have a proper assessment.

Have you tried anything from this line?