Shea for Waves and Curls

Originally launched in 1995 so that iconic hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai could offer the benefits of Shea Butter to his clientele, FEKKAI reinvents his beloved collection with enhanced performance, cleaner ingredients, and sustainable packaging.

 

The deeply hydrating collection features cleansers, hair treatments, and oils. Suited for all wave and curl types, our Shea Butter collection is sustainably-sourced. Blended with Monoi Oil, a natural conditioner, it helps hydrate, revive, strengthen, moisturize, and soften to reveal the silkiest strands.

Our Commitment

We are thrilled to announce that our cruelty-free hair care has now been certified by Leaping Bunny. Our clean, vegan, and sustainable hair products are crafted from natural ingredients and tested on all textures in our salons—never on our animal friends.

 

This Leaping Bunny certification and our commitment mean everything to us, and we hope you'll come along on our journey as we continue to develop more sustainable products that improve your routine and your hair.

 

We've swapped in natural and naturally-derived ingredients for controversial ones that don't play fair. FEKKAI products are free of silicones, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, unnecessary colorants and dyes, formaldehyde, mineral oil, sodium chloride, glutens, mineral oil, palm oil, and many other controversial ingredients.

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WAVY CURLS (2A and 2B)

Step 1: Cleanse and condition with Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner.

 

Step 2: Dry or damaged strands: replace your conditioner with Shea Butter Intense Mask 2-3 times a week for a powerful boost of hydration.

 

Step 3: Work a small amount of Shea Butter Intense Oil through clean, towel-dried hair to boost shine and eliminate frizz and style.

 

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CURLY CURLS (2C - 3A)

STEP 1: After regular shampoo and conditioner, give hair extra hydration with our Intense Mask 2 - 3x weekly.

 

STEP 2: Use our Gel Crème on towel-dried hair for added elasticity, hydration, and definition.

 

STEP 3: Revive curls weekly with our Curl Refresh.

 

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TIGHT, KINKY CURLS (3B - 4C)

STEP 1: Cleanse and condition with Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner.

 

STEP 2: Dry or damaged strands: replace your conditioner with Shea Butter Intense Mask 2-3 times a week for a powerful boost of hydration.

 

STEP 3: Work a small amount of Shea Butter Gel Crème through clean, towel-dried hair for added shine, moisture, and to eliminate frizz and style.

 

STEP 4: Every second or third day, revive curls with Shea Butter Curl Refresh and style.

 

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TWO HEALING FORCES COME TOGETHER

Celebrate your natural waves, curls and coils. Hydrate, de-frizz, and revive even the most delicate strands with our deeply nourishing, sulfate-free Shea Butter collection.

Shea Curious?

Your curl and wavy hair questions answered.

We source our Shea nuts sustainably while supporting a small community of 5,000 local West African settlers.

 The Shea nuts and oils are produced using 100% ethically and sustainably wild-harvested, raw materials.

 The supplier is part of the Qualitree program, which is aimed to decrease poverty by including food security and income.

We are passionate about delivering the best quality, and sometimes that means tweaking a formula, or discontinuing a product. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Our salon-grade formulas feature naturally-derived ingredients that perform—sourced sustainably in consideration of the local environment and our planet's needs.

Backed by science

Our formulas are a close collaboration between our in-house chemist and founder Frédéric Fekkai. We sustainably source safe, non-toxic ingredients from nature to infuse high performance and distinctive benefits into our EWG-compliant formulas.

Salon-grade performance

All FEKKAI formulas undergo extensive salon testing with our stylists to ensure that every formula meets the highest standards of performance. We also conduct efficacy testing with a third-party lab to approve and validate performance claims.

 Future-focused thinking

We are constantly evolving to include the newest nature-based ingredient technology, using a combination of “green technology,” up-to-the-moment innovation, and high-performance ingredients to power our formulas.

Yes, FEKKAI products are vegan.

A blend of natural Shea Butter (Karite) and Monoi Oil delivers potent nourishment and moisture, smoothes strands, eliminates frizz and tangles, and helps reduce split ends and frizz while amplifying your hair’s natural radiance.

Botanical extracts help hair retain moisture levels for enduring hydration.

Ceramide NG helps protect and strengthen the hair barrier.

Phospholipids repair and restore damaged hair.

Murumuru Seed Butter is a rich source of oleic, linoleic, and lauric acid. It deeply penetrates each strand to improve strength and flexibility.

Our proprietary Environmental Protection Complex features Pro-Vitamin B5 for heat protection, Specialty Rice Protein for solar protection, and Edelweiss Flower Extract for anti-pollution, environmental protection.

It certainly is! We've formulated all FEKKAI products without harmful sulfates, parabens, gluten or mineral oil.

This collection features scents of musky, toffee base notes brightened by coconut, gardenia, and crisp, refreshing citrus.

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