Everything comes north of the border in time: Shea Moisture

I’m sure that many of you know, but I just saw that you can get Shea Moisture products in Canada through Honey Fig.

I’m quietly saying ‘yippee!’

Why quietly, you ask?

Well, many of the products are going for $20 a pop. At Walgreens in the U.S. they are $9.99 USD. That is a $10 difference — not adding taxes and shipping fees if you can’t go in-store to pick up your Organic African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo or Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque, which is going for $22.

I understand duty, taxes and profit, but seeing that Shea Moisture is an affordable brand in the States, I can’t rationalize spending at least $15 more to purchase it in Canada.

Especially if I’m going to Indianapolis in a couple weeks. And my sister is going to New York… and my sister-in-law is planning a Miami trip this summer. The line is readily available at Walgreens and Target.

So, if you’d like to buy Shea Moisture — and it’s gotten some really good reviews online — it’s at Honey Fig. If you’re going to the States (or have family or friends that are going to the States), save some bucks and buy it there.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Dang!! So sorry it is so much more expensive.. But it looks like a workable plan! Just make sure you buy enough to make it last for a while. The products are pretty nice…

    1. urbansista says:

      It sucks! A year ago, I may have bought it just because I wanted to try it, but these days I refuse to spend a mint on my hair. I’ve learned that you don’t have to.

      I’ve been calculating how much I’m willing to spend and on what Shea Moisture products. I definitely need for it to last because after this trip I probably won’t be heading back to the U.S. until next summer.

  2. Nikkele says:

    I have just begun using Shea Moisture and I am sooo happy with it. I use the Curl Enhancing Smoothie under my regular hair dressing to maintain moisture. I also use the Black Soap Purification masque which is superb. Since using those two I have less shedding and fairy knots. Lastly thank you for the Giovanni Leave-In mention. One word: Wonderful!

    1. urbansista says:

      I want the two shampoos and maybe the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I’m going to read some more reviews before I make up my mind. I have a few weeks before I travel. Oh! You love the Giovanni Leave-in? It truly is wonderful! I was lost (hair-wise) before I found it. It is a staple product 🙂

      1. Nikkele says:

        One thing about the Smoothie…it made my hair moist and my curls tighten like crazy, but it does not give me the shine it promises. If I do not work it in well, it looks like my hair is coated. I never use it alone but in conjunction with Marguerite’s Magic.

  3. Shan says:

    That is a really big difference, especially considering the dollar is the same right now. $9.99 is such a great price for any natural product. I’m definitely going to be stocking up on products while in the US this summer. I love supporting stores like Honey Fig and think it’s a great store, but we gotta save money wherever we can.

    1. urbansista says:

      Exactly – I love being able to support Honey Fig, but that’s a 100% mark up. If I can get it elsewhere cheaper I will. I don’t think that Honey Fig is hurting for business. The last time I was in there, it was ram packed with women buying product.

  4. misha says:

    yes, yes, and yes

    fellow torontonian here. the markup at honeyfig is hard to take. people complain at how expensive bee mine is, but i can order something from bee mine + shipping and it is still cheaper than the products over at honeyfig.

  5. Pearl says:

    My personal opinion: avoid Honeyfig. The prices are ridiculous. I was so close (so close!) to buying two jars of Shea’s moisture’s curl enhancing smoothie when I got to the checkout page and saw $51.00. WHAT THE @#?%4!!! I visited outerbeautysupply.com and got the same thing for $34.00. Still pricey, and it’ll take longer to get here, but completely worth it. Shooot….I ain’t rich!

    1. rl8dpeace says:

      I went to Clore in Brampton and bought the Shea Moisture’s curl enhancing smoothie for $16 and the Styling Milk for $13 – I also wanted to support honey Fig but there is no way I’m paying their inflated prices- I also got the Knots Today Leave in for $11.00 when everywehere else you have to pay $21…

      I believe they are also downtown Toronto and in Scarborough…

      Hope this helps

  6. Jen says:

    When the Canadian dollar is now almost par with the US and people are still trying to OVER charge us – just boycott them. I really love this product but I won’t be paying double at Honey Fig. I’ll make due and stock up when I’m in Buffalo. Bad karma for Honey Fig. If they sold it for $10 a bottle like in the US – they’d have way more sales.

    1. urbansista says:

      I agree with you Jen. I live supporting Honey Fig, but their prices are exorbitant. Doubling the prices on products isn’t going get them more customers.

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