zanzibar marine complex conditioner
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Former Staple: Shea Moisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Conditioner

fine natural hair staple(Updated Aug 2016) Conditioner is one of the most important products in a woman’s arsenal of hair care products. As a matter of fact, conditioner may be the most important product as it is a multipurpose product that can accomplish the important task of cleansing, moisturizing and fortifying the hair.

zanzibar marine complex conditioner

If you’re anything like me, you have more than one brand of conditioner that you use. I don’t have many because I’m all about my staples. 🙂

Shea Moisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Age Defy and Color Protect Conditioner was a staple of mine for many months but I’ve since scaled back on the number of products i use. It’s a fairly new product line from Shea Moisture (as of this writing) so it doesn’t have the longevity of use that my other staple hair products have.

How I use Shea Moisture’s Zanzibar Marine Complex Conditioner:

  • as a final rinse
  • as a hair softener after a protein treatment
  • as a leave in conditioner
  • mixed with water for impromptu moisturizing

Here’s a video sharing my 411 on this conditioner:

Best Features

This conditioner really surprised me because I didn’t expect it to have the slip that it does. While my fine hair is typically easily manipulated with any conditioner, I still like to use conditioners with a lot of slip.

The Zanzibar Marine Complex conditioner is not as slippery as other conditioners of mine but I absolutely love how it has the ability to soften my strands after a protein treatment, as well as create an easier finger detangling session. This is another surprising revelation since this conditioner contains protein (Black Pearl Protein).

Shea Moisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Conditioner Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Carrageenan, Panthenol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopherol, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Plankton Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend) *Certified Organic Ingredient
Note: Shea Moisture lists the additional featured ingredients on their website:
Zanzibar Marine Complex – A blend of Kelp, and Carrageenan (Red Algae), rich in polysaccharides; Black Pearl Protein – A natural marine protein (*great for fine hair); Sea Buckthorn Oil – Rich in Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9.

*my commentary


Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

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