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Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Styling Gel
Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Styling Gel
Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Styling Gel
Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Styling Gel is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 41.
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Full Product Description

Rough, tangled and damaged curly hair is never pretty. SheaMoisture’s High Porosity Moisture-Seal Styling Gel is specially formulated with Mongongo and Hemp Seed Oils to tame wild, frizzy curls to give you a silky-smooth style you can rock with.
Styling high porosity hair is not easy. Low moisture retention caused by split ends make curls rough, frizzy and easily prone to breakage. Trying to force coarse curls into submission makes them look even more frazzled and damaged. SheaMoisture’s High Porosity Moisture-Seal Styling Gel is enriched with ultra-hydrating Mongongo and Hempseed oils which seal hair cuticles to block humidity and frizz to give you shiny, smooth, perfect curls.
Fortified with natural ingredients like Baobab Proteins and Apple Cider Vinegar, SheaMoisture’s High Porosity Moisture-Seal Styling Gel enhances natural shine of your curls and helps you keep frizz in check by smoothening rough hair cuticles. Certified organic Shea Butter present in this gentle styling gel, nourishes your curls without weighing them down, leaving you with frazzle free, dazzling curls and coils all day long.
Know your porosity, transform your hair! SheaMoisture’s High Porosity Moisture-Seal Styling Gel equalizes hair porosity and seals in moisture to give you perfectly styled, shiny and bouncy curls.


Product Details
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Usage Instructions
Squeeze a small amount into hands, and apply to damp hair, paying special attention to ends.  Air dry or blow dry as usual.


Water, MaltodextrinNP Copolymer, Glycerin (Vegetable), Dehydroxanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Methylcellulose, Citric Acid, Vinegar, Pullulan, Panthenol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol.

*Certified Organic Ingredient. *Fair Trade Ingredient.

Useful for Hair Types:

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome clean gel I have 2b - 2c long wavy thick hair. This gel is awesome because it does not leave any residue, it smells great, it has amazing slip. A little goes a long way because of the amazing slip. Only wish I could buy a 32oz of this thing as it is totally worth it. Oh I have low porosity hair but it still works beautifully for me.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES! I finally found the best gel for my hair!! This is by far this best gel I've used! My twist out last for days and stays moisturized and soft. No flakes or crunchy hair here. I love, Love LOVE this product!! For those who type hair, I think I'm a 4A??
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Product! This product defines my natural curls like no other product has. I've been a natural curly girl since 2007, I've tried MANY lines. I use after I've washed my hair as my setting gel. I let it air dry. After that, I only need a spray bottle to mist my hair and a quarter sized amount to refresh. This product makes my wash and go last a week. Please put it on the shelf in stores, Shea Moisture. I have to order it online now.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mositure in a tube It is not a typical gel , but it is extremely moisturizing . I have 4c hair. It does not produce of any kind on my hair but acts as in a leave in conditioner for me a little goes a long way for me.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't do what it says!!!!! This has to be the worst gel I have ever used. I have tried this gel on several occasions trying to make it work, but it didn't. It either made my hair crunchy, flakey, dry, and super frizzy. It give my day one wash and go look like it was on its 4 day.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for moisture, bad for curls I love the moisture this product gives, but it's not good for curls. As labeled, it says it is for definition/control in curly/coily hair. Rather than defining my curls, it weighs them down. This may be better for coily hair if you don't mind the weight. Don't get me wrong, this gel has its uses—but I wouldn't say it lives up to the label. I use this gel when I want to go for a straighter, frizz-free look.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best setting gel ever! Very light formula and light fragrance. You only need a small amount. Please don't change this formula. :)
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Defines and holds without crunch I'm mixed and my hair is somewhere between 3b and 3c. I use this after combing the argan and almond oil spray through my hair, and my curls are super defined, hold for days, and don't get crunchy. I actually like the smell of it, but I guess it might not be for everyone. It's been really effective for my hair, even creates a lot of perfect little ringlets that I haven't had since I was a baby! But if your hair has more texture than a 3 range, it might not be for you.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff This is the best product I've found for my thick and somewhat frizzy hair. Leaves it soft and shiny and bouncy I blow dry and then run a curling iron all over ... pull it up on my head wall la. Instant great looking hair I'll never be without this stuff!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flakes like crazy!! This made my hair hard and flakes like crazy!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work for my hair I have 3b hair and this gel made my hair freezy and crunchy at the same time! and the fragrance is too strong. I really wanted to like it, but my hair seems to hate it. It makes my hair dry, and even using the same line oil doesn't help, the combination gives me a sort of dry crunchy but shiny hair, just awful.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4ABC Loved my twist out it lasted 3 days. I definitely recommend
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the stuff I have been Searching For!!! Wish I had discovered this hundreds of dollars sooner! I've been relaxing then doing keratin treatments on my hair for over 20 years because I didn't think any all natural products existed that could tame my dry, frizzy, unruly curls. I decided to do away with the chemicals and begin my natural hair journey 8 months ago. SM has changed my life. I've tried so many different combinations and almost gave this gel away because I layered it with another styling product that made my hair frizz. Decided to try it again and it worked wonders. This stuff Is magical. Not what you would expect from a gel. It's watery which I like, a little goes along way and seems to seal in moisture. It keeps the hair soft unless you use too much. But the slight crunch can be softened with water or a milk. Provides great slip, doesn't flake at all and reallyy defines the natural curl pattern. My hair is so shiny and glossy even in humidity. I found that for my hair it responds much better to this product when followed after the HP shampoo/ co-wash and HP Mask, it didn't work well for me in combo with the coconut hibiscus products. But I do use the raw shea detangler as a leave in. Anything else in between seems to create frizz for me. Wash n go lasts for days, I refresh with spritz of distilled water, a little more gel and maybe the raw shea transitioning milk. Superb. SM is brilliant.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love I adore this product! With 4c super thick curly hair it's hard to find anything that can help tame my hair or doesn't just send it into a frizzy mess but this does. I've always lived Shea moisture and as more options come out I find things that work better for my hair better then the tons of other brands I've used and it doesn't break the back. this product is do far the best gel I've used yet super moisturizing without any flakes!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Impressed I am very surprised with this hair gel! I struggle with finding the perfect gel for my very curly, slightly dry ,thick hair . My curls are the width of pencils and some are the width of markers .This gel had great hold, provided shine, and left my hair voluminous. Even after working out my curls were defined and I had very little frizz through out the week. The price point and the results are great selling points. I will be repurchasing !
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It Flakes !! i usually go for a cream based definer for my curls maybe thats where i went wrong but i was expecting this product to leave my hair soft like the coconut soufle definer. Total opposite it smells great but the product leaves your hair dry and hard after not using it but styling it days after a wash my hair still feels very dry. and it Flakes !!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE I have used so many gels and other hair products to help style and control my VERY curly hair. I LOVE this product. I get the style and control I want without having crunchy hair. I love the lightweight feel. I also love the fact that there are not any chemicals, dyes, or artificial fragrances. I only wish it was available in more stores nearby.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Drying and Flakes I was actually surprised at how bad this gel is. The rest of the line is amazing but this gel is a NO. I have 3b spiral curly hair...medium porosity. When I use either the shampoo, cowash, knots fall out, hair is gorgeous. Put this gel in and it feels like cheap alcohol gel then dries and flakes!!! Sorry back to the hair milk...
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This line didn't work with my type 4 hair I was excited to use this line for my high po hair. When I began using it, I was turned off by the smell. It didn't work for my 4c hair. It flaked and was crunchy. I'm starting to believe that Shea Moisture products are gearing towards hair types that are looser in texture.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed my curly life! I have one thing to say: 5 day wash and go, 5 days!!!!!! Used after my leave in. A little crunchy when it first dried, but totally softened up when I gently crunched it with my fingers. More shine and definition than I ever had before.
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as expected The smell is not the best. My hair has become extremely dry after trying these products. The gel makes my hair too crunchy and the oil when I put it on it makes my hair oily to touch. The worst part is that I can't get my back my money and I just feel I wasted $45
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FINALLY! First natural beauty product I've used and I don't plan on looking any further. I have tried sprays, mousses, gels (John Frieda, Tresemme, Argan Magic, etc.) This is the best by far because there is no stickiness or crunchiness AT ALL the product is watery like and does not feel heavy but has a great hold that will last me two days (I haven't tried longer than that). The smell is very light and nice. I have gotten multiple compliments on my hair after using this product compared to all others I've tried because what people notice is how there is NO frizziness whatsoever, hardly a hair out of place. Already recommended to friends.
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hair gel on the market! I'm obsessed! I have extremely curly hair and it is so hard for me to find products I'm happy with. This is by far the best natural product I have ever come across and I have tried tons of products. The smell is amazing too!
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light and defining Its a great light defining gel and gives special shine to my curls , I have to apply a medium amount to reach the results I wanted. It will be better results if you combined with another SM product
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Response to why this may have flaked on someone's Just saying my hand accidentally clicked on report under the review that stated wish it didn't flake her hair after it dried. I also want to say that I'm not sure if the reviewer's hair is like mine but whenever I use kinky curly as leave in and use any gel or other product with it my hair flakes like crazy !! Kinky curly may work with some products but it doesn't mix with alot of others it can be that's the problem so try this product without it and see .. just saying incase ur hair is something like mine ..some products don't have a good chemistry with other lines stimes to see the real effect on your hair you have to try it without the mix or with another product from the same line ... all the best
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to believe it's a Gel I have very dark, thick Dominican hair (but with an Indian hair texture). I had tight spiral hair growing up but with the constant blow drying over the years I lost my curls. I stopped blow drying and flat ironing my hair after I had my daughter who has gorgeous tight curls. I wanted to use only the best on her hair while I also regained my curls back. After a year of trying all the different Shea Moisture products I have to say this High Porosity Line has really changed it all for us. After using this Gel her curls are frizz free (MAJOR issue with her hair) and my curls have picture perfect definition. We experience no flaking whatsoever or drying. I LOVE THIS GEL! I plan to purchase the entire line and just can't wait for the results.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Hair's Best Friend! I love this gel! I actually didn't use this for a wash and go. I applied it to wet hair, applied castor oil, and braided into five sections. Woke up, took the braids out and my hair was defined, shiny and soft, but still had hold! It was not crispy, flaky, or hard. My hair has been so dry lately and this completely refreshed it! 3C/4A
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wish it wouldn't flake The first time I used this, I worked it through my hair after using my usual leave-in condish (kinky-kurly) and my 4b curls were super defined, the best I'd ever seen..THEN.... it dried and I had white flakes everywhere :-( 2nd time I used the gel only on my freshly washed and conditioned hair. Curls were not as defined and after it was dry.... still had white flakes and hair feels dry, crispy. I do like the light, fresh, clean fragrance it leaves in my hair.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Flaky and dries my hair out, but smells nice Compared to other gels it doesn't make my curls as hard.. which is a good thing. However my hair is always flaky after this product dries , no matter how much I use. My hair is extremely dry the next day when I apply this to my hair while it's wet.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Curls Curls Curls LOVE this product!! Most gels make my hair feel either too crispy because of too much hold, or too frizzy because of no hold. This gel holds your curls but keeps it feeling soft at the same time. Up until now, i thought i could never feel those two at the same time with the kind of curls that i have! This light-weight gel works wonders on low porosity curls. I have been looking for a great gel for YEARS, and this one makes my hair POP so beautifully! I highly recommend!!!!
Date published: 2016-03-30
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does this have any silicones in it? 

Asked by: yeet67
Answered by: SheaMoisture
Date published: 2019-05-08

Is this product suitable to use on the hair as a twist out weather being damp or dry? 

Asked by: Loresha
Hi Loresha, This is a great option for twists and can be used for dry or damp hair. It is better with damp hair to provide extra moisture for hair and for easier manageability.
Answered by: SheaTeam N
Date published: 2019-01-25

Will SheaMoisture make a leave-in conditioner for this line? I would love to pair one with this gel for styling and for general use. Thanks!

Asked by: Lori
We appreciate your suggestion and will pass this along to our teams for consideration in making a product like this! We recommend checking out our Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Finishing Elixir as a leave in conditioning spray that will add shine and reduce frizz!
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-10-10

I have very dry high porous hair and my hair is relaxed. Would this product be okay to use. I am ALSO looking for a conditioner with the same properties these line of products, as I do not want to use a hair masque all the time.

Asked by: Rissa
This product can be used for both natural and relaxed styles, our products are color-safe and sulfate-free. We recommend checking out something like our Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate & Repair Conditioner and our Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner for high porosity hair!
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2019-08-29

Hi, I am wondering if all/any of the Mongongo and Hemp See oils line is Gluten Free?

Asked by: Christine
This line is gluten-free except for our Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Shampoo Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide. We recommend reviewing all ingredient lists for these ingredients to avoid irritations and allergic reactions as we periodically update products with changes to ingredients.
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2019-10-14

What color is this gel?  Bought a tube at TJ Maxx and it’s a peachy apricot color. Not sure it isn’t old or something. 

Asked by: Mary
Our products are made with natural ingredients which can often vary in color, this color is normal as long as it does not smell foul/rancid or have dark discoloration.
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-08-15

What is a good cream to use for high porosity hair ? 

Asked by: BeyondMax
We have many options for high porosity hair, we recommend checking out our Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie or our Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-in Conditioner to help seal in moisture and add shine!
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-08-10

Will this help my natural hair from being dry and course

Asked by: diana43
This could be a great option to help moisturize dry, course hair! Results can vary from person to person depending on each hair type.
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-06-27
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