Product Review: Natural Nigerian Moisture And Shine Leave-in Conditioner With Shea Butter

When Natural Nigerian announced that she was releasing a new range of products, I knew I had to try at least one of them. The question was which. A quick run through my stash showed that I wasn’t lacking in any area except my leave-in. Fortunately, my good ol’ trusty Cantu Leave-in Repair Cream was almost exhausted. I had spent the last six months using it and I was just about to buy another jar. (More on my love-hate relationship with Cantu later) But NITC16 was coming up and I figured it was a good opportunity to try NN’s new leave-in. Well, I did and I’m here to talk about it.

Product Review: Natural Nigerian Moisture & Shine Leave-in Conditioner with Shea Butter


Product Promise

Ready for lots of plant extracts and nourishing Shea Butter?

A symphony of hair strengthening and nourishing herbs come together in Natural Nigerian™ Moisture & Shine Leave-in conditioner to leave hair feeling and staying softer and moisturized for longer. Coconut oil and Horsetail and Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5) strengthen hair to reduce breakage while generous amounts of certified Organic Aloe Vera Juice provide moisture and even more nourishing vitamins.

Ability to comb hair will never be the same with Natural Nigerian™ Moisture & Shine Leave-in conditioner as it maximizes comb-ability without breaking delicate hair strands.


Aqueous extracts of Equisetum arvense (Horsetail), Arctium Lappa (Burdock root), Ulmus Fulva Bark (Slippery Elm), Chondrus Crispus (Irish Moss) and Yucca Schidigera (Yucca Root), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cocos nucifera(Coconut Oil), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol (and) Salicylic acid (and) Glycerin (and) Sorbic acid, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Polyquaternium-11, d-alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E), Natural Scent oil (100% plant material & phthalate free)

Directions for use

After washing off your Natural Nigerian™ Deep Conditioning Treatment, section hair and apply enough leave-in conditioner from root to tip. Let it soak in for a minute and then work through with your fingers or a comb.

Follow through with a sealant like Natural Nigerian™ Conditioning Hair Pomade or Shea Butter. The product contains natural ingredients which may vary in color and consistency from batch to batch.

First impressions?

When I was about to buy this product, I was told that it comes in two sizes and because I know how my hair reacts to leave-ins (it can be very funny sometimes), I decided to pick the smaller one. There’s no point wasting money on a large bottle which I wasn’t sure of.

It comes in a small handy/travel size bottle with a nice pump that dispels the product nicely. Not much, not too little, just right. The only problem I have with the pump is that it’s not as easy to close without spilling some product hence mine has been opened ever since.

I also noticed that water isn’t its first ingredient. Surprise, Surprise.


It has a nice tropical scent which I can’t quite place my finger on. A lot of the ingredients are not very familiar. I figured that contributed to the distinct scent.

But did it work?

This is obviously a well-formulated product and I have absolutely nothing against it. Plus, it is made in Nigeria. Yes, it works. It’s a great product but I don’t think it is for me.


Frankly, I did not see any major difference in my hair and it’s almost exhausted. Again, it is important to remember that my hair is 4a which is naturally softer than 4c hair. Also, the price – size ratio does not work for me especially since I was only able to fully use it twice. There was no way I was gonna manage it just because I didn’t want it to finish. Do you get my drift?

All in all, 

I’m proud to be associated with Natural Nigerian and everything she represents but unfortunately, I might not be repurchasing anytime soon.


Price: N1,800

Where to buy: Natural Nigerian Ahia, Olori.


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This article has 2 Comments

  1. I’d rather use my blend of natural oils as sealant than use a product that has petroleum and paraffin as first products. Nah! I’ll pass.

  2. Hello there, I read through the ingredients and water is actually the first ingredient.. Water was used to extract the herbs listed and apparently forms a bulk of the product.
    The only reason I may not be purchasing it is that it has a high concentration of Aloe Vera juice which my hair can’t stand in leave in products.
    I also don’t see any mineral oil or paraffin listed in the ingredients so I’m not quite sure where the previous commenter saw them :/

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