Saturday, June 16, 2012

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Found at Target, Meijer, and Walgreens.


  1. Hair type: 2a/fine/high density/medium porosity/medium elasticity

    I've only tried this a few times so far, but I havent been able to make it work. I think its too heavy for my fine hair. My waves were limp and less wavy each time I used this. I think its just too moisturizing for me, which is something I dont really need.

  2. 2c with 2a &b mixed in, normal fine, normal thin, porous

    Again, let me say that my hair doesn't get weighed down easily and I can use heavier products than most wavies.

    That said, I can't live without this stuff!
    It smells wonderful. It's rich. It does provide some hold (though not coming close to gels). It's versatile.
    I use it a rinse out conditioner (mixed with another conditioner for slip, usually the Shea Moisture curl and shine milk). Use it a leave in. Or after a leave in as a curl cream (in drier months when I need unheard of amounts of moisture). It works great as a deep treatment. My favorite ways to use it however, are to SOTC, it acts a very moisturizing frizz tamer with light hold that can soften even the most stubborn crunch. Or mixed with a light hold gel to smasters. When I use that way, it gives me the best volume and curl enhancement I have ever had!
    On dry naked hair (or not naked but I find it work best on naked hair), it can be smoothed in to mold and shape curls.

    1. Love this stuff! It is my favorite! I use it to revamp 2nd day hair, to STOC and as a leave in.

  3. Thick like butter, this product is a little intimidating for a fine haired wavy. However, I found that my slightly more porous sections drank this stuff like I drink a smoothie- quickly & appreciatively. I don't think I'd recommend this to anyone with lower porosity hair, but it is the only product that makes my nape hair happy. I will likely re-purchase this product if I ever finish the tub.