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How do you like the shea moisture line?

pretty.naturalpretty.natural Posts: 12Registered Users
Hi guys,
I was wondering if anybody tried the Shea moisture organic yucca & aloe thickening growth milk?

I've been using the curl enhancing smoothie and I love it. I've also tried the moisture retention moisture shampoo (love!) and the deep treatment masque (it's okay so far).

Le me know what you think and what you tried!!

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  • Co Co pelliCo Co pelli Posts: 39Registered Users
    The Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo is the only shampoo I use. It's moisturizing and cleans my hair without stripping my hair. I have used the Shea Butter Moisture Retention Conditioner as a leave in when my hair was shorter and I was learning what my hair likes and dislikes. I found that it was good but too heavy for my fine, thin hair. Or maybe I am just heavy-handed. I would recommend both products to 4b kinky-curlies.
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  • ttlollattlolla Posts: 948Registered Users
    Now i wish the shea moisture line was available here :( . I live in the UK

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  • pretty.naturalpretty.natural Posts: 12Registered Users
    @ ttlolla Oh that's too bad :(, it's a great line! Hopefully it will be coming to the UK.

    @ Co Co Pelli, thx for sharing, when I get a chance, I'll try the conditioner because my hair makes love to the shampoo!!! :)
  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    Hi guys,
    I was wondering if anybody tried the Shea moisture organic yucca & aloe thickening growth milk?

    I've been using the curl enhancing smoothie and I love it. I've also tried the moisture retention moisture shampoo (love!) and the deep treatment masque (it's okay so far).

    Le me know what you think and what you tried!!
    The thickening milk has nearly the same ingredients as the volumizing conditioner (and the conditioner comes in 12 oz bottles for the same price!) I like it as a leave in. When used in combination with the curl enhancing smoothie, it gives me very soft hold that stays moist for several days.
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  • pretty.naturalpretty.natural Posts: 12Registered Users
    @sagehen
    Curl enhancing smoothie is so freaking great!!! I make a concoction with it and add jojoba, olive & castor oil with a lil bit of aloe vera juice. THE BOMB!
  • Booker Ts MamaBooker Ts Mama Posts: 670Registered Users
    I use the Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner with the black label. I think it's called African Black Soap Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner. I've had them for a while and they're both great. I also have the Curl and Style Milk and the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and I like them both as well.
  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    @sagehen
    Curl enhancing smoothie is so freaking great!!! I make a concoction with it and add jojoba, olive & castor oil with a lil bit of aloe vera juice. THE BOMB!
    I might try this for the warmer months - thanks for the tip, because I went overboard on the BOGO sale @ Walgreen's. I have plenty to experiment with lol
    4a/3c curls
    Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
    Ayurvedic herbs are the TRUTH
    Team Wash and Go!
    iHerb code:UYA010 - get 5% off your first purchase
  • kinkycurlyDTkinkycurlyDT Posts: 380Registered Users
    I've had to coconut & hibiscus line for a while, so the curl enhancing smoothie is one of my staple's. I also like the curl and style milk during wash and go season. During the. BOGO sale I decided to try to African black soap line. I got the purification masque and the deep cleansing shampoo. Let me just say that I LOVE the purification masque. It's waaaayyy better than the deep treatment masque. :-) love this line, def a keeper
  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    I'm waiting for the next sale to go nuts, but I have the smoothie. How do you ladies use it, for twist outs? A DC or LI?

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  • pretty.naturalpretty.natural Posts: 12Registered Users
    I use the Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner with the black label. I think it's called African Black Soap Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner. I've had them for a while and they're both great. I also have the Curl and Style Milk and the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and I like them both as well.

    It's amazing how must ppl that tried the line like most of the products. I'm so proud to say it's a Blk own product :)
  • pretty.naturalpretty.natural Posts: 12Registered Users
    @kinkycurlydt

    Now I have to try the purification masque because I like the deep conditioner but I'm not in love with it.

    @montrealady
    What LI? And btw ate u from Montreal, qc?
  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    @kinkycurlydt

    Now I have to try the purification masque because I like the deep conditioner but I'm not in love with it.

    @montrealady
    What LI? And btw ate u from Montreal, qc?

    I was asking how you ladies use the Smoothie, as a hairdress, for braids, as a LI or DC. Yes, from Montreal, but live in NYC now :) This has been my screen name in forums for over 10yrs.

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  • DimePiece17DimePiece17 Posts: 521Registered Users
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  • pretty.naturalpretty.natural Posts: 12Registered Users
    @ hairguru17
    Does it keep your end soft? I may try it

    @ montrealady
    I'm from Montreal too and been in Miami for almost 9 yrs. :)

    I wear wigs, I haven't wore my hair out yet so can't help you on the hair dressing with the smoothie but I know for sure, it keep your moisturize and soft like butter :)
  • ebonyrose31626ebonyrose31626 Posts: 253Registered Users
    I use it on top of curl and style conditioning milk. I applied it on wednesday and today(friday) it's not dry dry but it could use a little moisture.
    4c wiry thick nappy low porosity hair
    Poo: SM black soap
    Rise out/Detangler:
    DC/: Avocado+ oil + Honey
    Spritz: Oyin J&B :love10:
    Moisturizer: OH Dew
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  • jacgharrisjacgharris Posts: 6Registered Users
    I've tried both of those products as well and found that it works really good on my hair and I think I have the exact same type of hair you've described. My hair never looked more moisturized than when I used the retention moisture mask as a styling cream.

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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    Hi guys,
    I was wondering if anybody tried the Shea moisture organic yucca & aloe thickening growth milk?

    I've been using the curl enhancing smoothie and I love it. I've also tried the moisture retention moisture shampoo (love!) and the deep treatment masque (it's okay so far).

    Le me know what you think and what you tried!!

    I was relunctant to buy the Yucca milk because I already have thick hair but I love it. I think it's more moisturizing than the Coconut Hibuscus milk although I love it too. For me the Smoothie is just okay. I like it as holding product for twistouts but I don't find it moisturizing enough by itself. The Retention Conditioner I use as a leave in. The Retention DC I use as a leave in cuz it didn't do much for me as a deep conditioner. I also have the Coconut Hibiscus shampoo. That stuff is great. I had just about given up on shampooing because it would dry my hair out and tangle it so bad. I also discovered that what NC has been saying about using products from the same line together makes a difference. The last month or so I've seen a dramatic improvement in my hair and moisture retention. I'd love to try the black line but they don't sell it at my Walgreens. I couldn't even by the Yucca until I was visiting out of state.
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  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    @ hairguru17
    Does it keep your end soft? I may try it

    @ montrealady
    I'm from Montreal too and been in Miami for almost 9 yrs. :)

    I wear wigs, I haven't wore my hair out yet so can't help you on the hair dressing with the smoothie but I know for sure, it keep your moisturize and soft like butter :)


    Wow kewl! What part of Montreal were you from?

    Yes, it does keep hair soft!
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  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    adthomas wrote: »
    Hi guys,
    I was wondering if anybody tried the Shea moisture organic yucca & aloe thickening growth milk?

    I've been using the curl enhancing smoothie and I love it. I've also tried the moisture retention moisture shampoo (love!) and the deep treatment masque (it's okay so far).

    Le me know what you think and what you tried!!

    I was relunctant to buy the Yucca milk because I already have thick hair but I love it. I think it's more moisturizing than the Coconut Hibuscus milk although I love it too. For me the Smoothie is just okay. I like it as holding product for twistouts but I don't find it moisturizing enough by itself. The Retention Conditioner I use as a leave in. The Retention DC I use as a leave in cuz it didn't do much for me as a deep conditioner. I also have the Coconut Hibiscus shampoo. That stuff is great. I had just about given up on shampooing because it would dry my hair out and tangle it so bad. I also discovered that what NC has been saying about using products from the same line together makes a difference. The last month or so I've seen a dramatic improvement in my hair and moisture retention. I'd love to try the black line but they don't sell it at my Walgreens. I couldn't even by the Yucca until I was visiting out of state.

    When you say "using from the same line" do you mean within the SM line or within one of their sub-categories? Like all curl products or do you mix and match within the SM line, shea with a curl product, etc? Thx!

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  • pretty.naturalpretty.natural Posts: 12Registered Users
    adthomas wrote: »
    Hi guys,
    I was wondering if anybody tried the Shea moisture organic yucca & aloe thickening growth milk?

    I've been using the curl enhancing smoothie and I love it. I've also tried the moisture retention moisture shampoo (love!) and the deep treatment masque (it's okay so far).

    Le me know what you think and what you tried!!

    I was relunctant to buy the Yucca milk because I already have thick hair but I love it. I think it's more moisturizing than the Coconut Hibuscus milk although I love it too. For me the Smoothie is just okay. I like it as holding product for twistouts but I don't find it moisturizing enough by itself. The Retention Conditioner I use as a leave in. The Retention DC I use as a leave in cuz it didn't do much for me as a deep conditioner. I also have the Coconut Hibiscus shampoo. That stuff is great. I had just about given up on shampooing because it would dry my hair out and tangle it so bad. I also discovered that what NC has been saying about using products from the same line together makes a difference. The last month or so I've seen a dramatic improvement in my hair and moisture retention. I'd love to try the black line but they don't sell it at my Walgreens. I couldn't even by the Yucca until I was visiting out of state.

    I have thin hair and I really wonder if it will help (the yucca...). About the smoothie, I just remember I always add my oils to it so I think I forgot how it work alone lol oops..
  • A. LoveA. Love Posts: 519Registered Users
    I love shea moisture products. It's predominantly what I've used since my bc.

    I use the coconut and hibiscus hold and shine moisture mist as a refresher. I dilute it with aloe vera juice, vegetable glycerin, and water to make it last longer. I leave out glycerin when it's cold. It retains the original scent when diluted. I'm really addicted to this and have been using it since my bc last year.

    I've tried the coconut and hibiscus shampoo. It smells nice, but I prefer the moisture retention shampoo. The moisture retention shampoo left my hair feeling moisturized and I could still get my hands through my hair with the shampoo in.

    I use the curl enhancing smoothie as a styling aid/moisturizer followed by a little oil, then ORS lock & twist gel. I love this combo. My hair is moisturized and soft for days without reapplying.

    The curl and style milk I reserve for wash & gos. It's moisturizing and love the scent.

    I use the deep treatment masque as a dc occasionally but most often as a styling aid.

    I like the restorative conditioner as a leave in. I prefer a more liquidy rinse out conditioner so that I can detangle. This is really thick and not enough pumps out for me to thoroughly apply while in shower.

    The reconstructive elixir is amazing, but I mix my own oils now because that's more cost effective.

    The scalp spray really alleviated my dry scalp issues. Never had a problem when using it.

    I used the purification masque the day after my henna treatment. I also have been in the pool a lot lately. This product restored softness and moisture to my hair.

    The original shea moisture leave in is also great. It has a similar consistency to the curl enhancing smoothie. I use it as leave in or in place of the smoothie when I'm out of it.

    I have the anti-breakage masque and thickening milk but have not tried them yet.



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