Maui Moisture Thicken and Restore + Bamboo Fibers Shampoo and Conditioner Review


So what's up with this picture of Maui instead of actual products? Well this is what happens when you don't realize that products have paper labels and you bring them into the shower!

The Maui Moisture Thicken and Restore + Bamboo Fibers Shampoo and Conditioner are my latest shower staples in my quest to eliminate my dry, itchy scalp. Free of parabens, silicones, mineral oil, sulfated surfactants and synthetic dyes, Maui Moisture hair products are a new addition to drugstore shelves that offers you an affordable option for more environmentally friendly and scalp-friendly hair treatments.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and London Drugs, there are Maui Moisture products available for any hair concern:

  • For super parched strands, try the Nourish and Moisture + Coconut Milk 
  • For brittle, fine hair, try the Thicken and Restore + Bamboo Fibers
  • For damaged or color-treated hair, try the Strength and Anti-breakage + Agave
  • For curly hair, try the Curl Quench + Coconut Oil
  • For regular hair that just needs some extra moisture, try the Revive and Hydrate + Shea Butter
Each collection consists of a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in mask. There are also hydrating sprays and oils for extra moisture on the go! 

I had a tough choice picking which line to try, but ended up opting for the Bamboo Fibers line as it seemed like all the Maui Moisture products are highly moisturizing, but the Bamboo Fibers one had the added bonus of extra volume.

Maui Moisture Thicken and Restore + Bamboo Fibers Shampoo
Price: $10.99
Claims: Bamboo fibers, aloe vera, castor oil and neem oil combine to create a restorative shampoo for damaged strands.
Pros:
  • Extremely sudsy
  • Great ingredients
  • Rinses easily
  • Not heavily scented
  • Cleans really well
Cons: None
Final Verdict: Buy

The first ingredient in all Maui Moisture products is aloe vera juice, so that's a really positive indicator that these products are the real deal! This shampoo had a really unique texture. It's a little hard to squeeze product out as it's very jelly-like and kinda clumps together in a thick ball. You need very little shampoo to cover your head in a thick layer of suds. I was really impressed by how sudsy and easily lathered this shampoo was since it doesn't contain any sulphates. My hair felt immediately coated in a luxuriously silky foam that despite its initial viscosity, rinsed away easily and cleanly. 

Instead of the usual shampoo surfactants, this shampoo contains Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate and Cocamidopropyl Betaine, which are 2 cleansers derived from coconuts; while both of these are gentle, they are also said to be potentially drying, but this is offset by the coconut water and various plant oils also in this shampoo. 

This shampoo leaves my hair feeling super duper clean and my hair slightly bouncier. My scalp is also feeling more comfortable than before and even though if I don't wash my hair for a few days it starts to itch again, this is way better than previously I feel.


Maui Moisture Thicken and Restore + Bamboo Fibers Conditioner
Price: $10.99
Claims: A softening and thickening conditioner.
Pros:
  • Silky texture
  • Softens hair
  • Moisturizing
Cons:
  • Too thick so that it's not easy to get out of the bottle and apply evenly across the hair
  • Not super good at moisturizing my scalp
Final Verdict: Buy

Similar to the Maui Moisture Thicken and Restore + Bamboo Fibers Shampoo, the Maui Moisture Thicken and Restore + Bamboo Fibers Conditioner also has a silky, thick jelly-like texture. This conditioner is meant to sit for 3-5 minutes before rinsing and if you do that, your hair will feel wonderfully soft and moisturized. My hair has been feeling especially dry this winter, like everything else, and the Maui Moisture Thicken and Restore + Bamboo Fibers Conditioner has helped alleviate that somewhat. 

This conditioner contains aloe vera juice as its first ingredient, as well as other ingredients to help smooth and reduce static (Behentrimonium chloride) and replenish moisturize (Cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, coconut water, bamboo fiber extract, castor oil, and coconut oil).

The only thing I didn't like as much about this conditioner is that it doesn't spread super well. I always end up using a bit more conditioner than I would shampoo in order to feel like I've evenly covered my hair. With its thick texture, it tends to apply heavily wherever you first apply it and then doesn't spread evenly outwards, so I like to now apply just a bit at a time in targeted areas.


Final Thoughts
I feel really good so far with my new commitment to cut out sulphates in my hair products. Maui Moisture makes this easy by providing options that are cheap and work well. I'm curious now to try their moisturizing masks!


* This post contains PR samples




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