Shanyi Organics Product Review and GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

07:00 Naija girl next door 9 Comments

Hello people, my blog was three years old in March!
              I'm really happy but I'm too aware that I need to do better. There's a giveaway at the end of this post so read through and see how you can win free hair products from Shanyi Organics.

Product Review

Shanyi Organics just did a relaunch with new improved versions of their existing products, and some new additions. They sent me two sets of two products: Deep Cleansing Herbal Tea and Moisturising Milk Shake. I couldn't wait to try them out and compare with the old versions which I had used for up to a year. Out of curiosity I bought a third one: the Anti-frizz Conditioning Yoghurt.
By the way, team #BuyNigerian.

Shanyi Organics Deep Cleansing Herbal Tea
Packaging: Simple white squeeze bottle with green labelling. Very handy compared to the large size and pump mechanism of their old shampoo (but the old one could hold a lot more product).
Smell: The stimulating scent of tea tree. Very nice and mint-like.
Colour and consistency: Dark and watery.
Comparing the old and the new shampoo. The new is watery but I prefer its performance


I'm very pleased with this ingredient list. It really is a tea. All-natural and herbal except for one preservative to keep it from going bad.

My Assessment
This shampoo is one of my favourite things ever for my hair. It lathers up real nice, cleans my scalp and makes it tingle gently which I LOVE because it feels really refreshing. It does not make my hair feel dry or stripped and one lather is enough. The first time I used it, I lathered twice and it was totally unnecessary because my scalp was already clean. My hair didn't fell stripped then but it did feel a little drier the next day. After that I stuck to one lather and it's been perfectly fine since. Generally you shouldn't lather up too much with curly/kinky hair.

Verdict: New favourite. Clean, non-stripped hair, tingly scalp, ingredients that make me happy and it costs N2500. No points for guessing if I will repurchase (heck yeah).

Shanyi Organics Anti-Frizz Conditioning Yoghurt
This is their rinse-out conditioner.
Packaging: Simple white squeeze bottle with red labelling.
Smell: Mostly raw honey
Colour and consistency: Beige; not too thick, flowy


Again, I'm so happy with this list.

My Assessment
Sinks right into my hair on application and softens it. It has some slip which helps with detangling but it is not the slippiest (bear with my neologism) conditioner you ever encountered. It completely rinses out with no residue and I'm left with hair that feels nice and soft, but once my hair dries it feels regular; like I can't tell that I put anything in it. So I still need to use a good leave-in after using this as a rinse-out conditioner.
On the other hand I like my co-wash conditioners to rinse clean, so I tried it as a co-wash and this is now my preferred way to use it. I put this on my hair with a little water, leave it in for a bit then use some more to work my scalp and hair. I rinse it all out and make sure to deep condition afterwards or at least use a favourite leave-in.

Verdict: Not a holy grail product for me but it's a nice co-wash. It also costs N2500 so I might repurchase. Shea Moisture ain't cheap.

Shanyi Organics Moisturising Milk Shake
This is their best selling product.
Packaging: White spray bottle with red labelling
Smell: Coconut milk and something flowery. Scrumptious.
Colour and consistency: light pink, runny. More liquid than the previous version hence the spray bottle.
Comparing old and new: The new one is thinner, pinker, more yummy smelling 


You already know I'm a fan.

My Assessment
First of all, it smells divine. I was spraying it on my hair one day and my friend who's a guy actually stopped me to see what I was using and said he wanted to eat it. Down side: the spray mechanism failed from the first day. I had to pour it into another spray bottle.
As for performance, I noticed that the way this product works for my hair depends on a couple of factors.

  • When I have just used my favourite deep conditioner and my hair is damp, moisturised and soft as clouds, the Moisturising Milk Shake is perfect. It sort of potentiates the DC: sinks in, softens further, adds no grease and generally feels like a sweet dream. Then I seal in all that goodness with shea butter, and I know the next day gon be lit.
  • If I just shampoo or co-wash and I'm too lazy to DC, this is not the product to reach for. It's so light that it is just not enough. It will disappear into my damp hair and the next day, there's no evidence I used a leave-in. Definitely need something richer for this.
  • For dry hair, it's a wonderful refresher. It's a step up from using plain water because it softens and it works on tangles. It's not oily so I can use it everyday without annoying buildup. I do have to repeat daily.
Verdict: Really good light, non-greasy daily moisturiser that smells yummy. I will most likely repurchase.


I will be giving away these three products to two lucky winners on Instagram. Each person gets either the Deep Cleansing Herbal Tea or the Moisturising Milk Shake courtesy of Shanyi Organics; and one of these two persons gets my Anti-Frizz Conditioning Yoghurt as a bonus because I used a little bit of it (it's still almost full).
To enter: Follow @naijagirlnextdoor and @shanyiorganics on Instagram if you are not already.
               Leave a comment below the Insta giveaway picture that I post.

That's it! The giveaway will be on for two weeks and winners will be announced. You can also enter for someone else. Get your friends to enter too, then you can steal the stuff if they win. All's fair in love and war. *shrugs*



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