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Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

CaseyGoNaturalCaseyGoNatural Posts: 145Registered Users
Is the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie good for a styler? Does it provide hold and frizz free curls? (I like a good amount of hold w/ my stylers &I HATE frizz!)
I've been interested in the products for awhile, so if you've tried it, can you please help me out?! :)

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  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    Is the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie good for a styler? Does it provide hold and frizz free curls? (I like a good amount of hold w/ my stylers &I HATE frizz!)
    I've been interested in the products for awhile, so if you've tried it, can you please help me out?! :)

    Sent from my SGH-T839 using CurlTalk App

    I'm not sure of your hair's properties, but here is a picture of my hair after shampooing with Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo then scrunching in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing smoothie, then air drying. Not crunchy, but not frizz either.
    My hair is 2c fairly coarse, very prone to frizz.
    [URL]http://[/URL]6332073720_0f44b9630a.jpg
  • CaseyGoNaturalCaseyGoNatural Posts: 145Registered Users
    You're hair is very pretty! But my curls are way tighter than yours, I'm about a 3b-3c..
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  • RobinP92202RobinP92202 Posts: 213Registered Users
    I just got this to try. It makes my 3a curls very soft and shiny but not very defined. If I use a little gel or recoil on top it helps with definition. I get a different look when I use it though, kind of like soft loose curls not tight bouncy spirals (like when I use my normal curl keeper + recoil). I love how soft and healthy it makes my hair look though.

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    Robin
    *mama to 3 little boys and a 4th due in early March
    *3a shoulder length curls
    *experimenting with the CG method
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    You're hair is very pretty! But my curls are way tighter than yours, I'm about a 3b-3c..
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    Thank you. I don't know as tightness of curl really
    matters all that much. The Smoothie does have silk protein in it, so if you have weird results with protein, that is something to think about.

    I had been layering ecostyler with Argan Oil over it, but I'm getting low on that, and thought I'd try the Smoothie on its own. Since I've used the smoothie
    regularly, either as a leave in or a pre wash, I've noticed a significant lack of frizz.
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    It's more of a conditioning curl cream, to me. Offers no hold whatsoever on it's own.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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  • CaseyGoNaturalCaseyGoNatural Posts: 145Registered Users
    I think I'm going to try it and put eco styler gel on top. Another question, which eco styler is better the olive oil or argan oil? I've been looking into those as well.

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  • nicurlynicurly Posts: 46Registered Users
    I really , really like the Shea Moisture Smoothie!! It is sold here is Canada for $20, but I picked up a tub when I was in LV last month for $11.99. I use it as a leave-in and finisher. My fav. combo is Smoothie, CK and then UFCM. I can get 3 days using this concoction. Day 2 and 3, I use the Smoothie to refresh my curls. I also like that you need very little. HTH's.
    My hair is naturally a combination of 3B/3C. No longer texturized. All natural! CG Routine: Devapoo, One condition or Elucence. Loving curl creams: AG Recoil, Mop Curl Cream, KMS Curl Cream and never without CK. Gels: HE SMU and KCCC with a little BRHG on top.
  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    I love the curl enhancing smoothie...but it does nothing to enhance my 4a curls. A bit of a misnomer there--at least when it comes to my hair. It keeps my hair moisturized for days so I usually combine it with a styler like Ecostyler gel.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    I have 3a curls. I like other shea moisture products, but this just wieghed down my curls. It was just too heavy. i never have to use shampoo. i has to wash my hair several times to get it all out.
  • sewt15sewt15 Posts: 115Registered Users
    I am definitely excited about this thread. I am going to buy SM smoothie hopefully for black friday and I cant wait to try it. For you all who thought the smoothie was too heavy, maybe you should try the SM coconut milk. I heard its lighter and provides good moisture. Has anyone tried the SM reconstructing elixir?


  • sewt15sewt15 Posts: 115Registered Users
    crwritt wrote: »
    Is the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie good for a styler? Does it provide hold and frizz free curls? (I like a good amount of hold w/ my stylers &I HATE frizz!)
    I've been interested in the products for awhile, so if you've tried it, can you please help me out?! :)




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    I'm not sure of your hair's properties, but here is a picture of my hair after shampooing with Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo then scrunching in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing smoothie, then air drying. Not crunchy, but not frizz either.
    My hair is 2c fairly coarse, very prone to frizz.
    [URL]http://[/URL]6332073720_0f44b9630a.jpg


    By the way, your hair is BUUUUUUU-tiful :happy7:


  • ss40ss40 Posts: 1,790Registered Users
    I live by shea moisture. I have the smoothie & love it. I use it on damp or wer hair b4 styling. I only dip my fingers in slightly when using for twists or braids. The milk is wonderful. I used it today as a moisturizer on a roller set. It smooths out my roots a little. I hear you can mix the smoothie with the shea moisture souffle to get good results on finer hair (type 3?) I find that the more I use shea moisture the better my hair responds to it.

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    :nike:About my hair:
    weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
    daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
    go to style-Pocahontas braids
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    I didn't find that it did anything as a styler. I have used it to SOTC and on dry hair. I prefer it for SOTC, but to be honest ... I probably won't reorder.
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • coricourtcoricourt Posts: 31Registered Users
    Would anyone be interested in swapping with me? I have a tub that is almost new. I used it about 4 times with very little quantity each time.

    I love the smell but I suspect the protein was too much for my hair. The oils might also be too heavy.
    3a, fine+med textures; med dens (ii); low porosity; nrml elasticity; frizz; protein sens.
    CG since Sept '11

    Products:
    NO sulfates, cones, parabens
    Co-wash- Desert Essences Frag Free
    Condish- Acure Lemongrass or AO Blue Camomile
    DT- Jessicurl
    Styling- AOMM + KCCC or Alaffia BeautCurls Shea LI+KCCC
    Extras- wkly ACV, br sug scrub for scalp issues
    Techniques:
    scrunch in prods to soaking wet hair (no combing), flour sack dry, clip roots, air dry, SOTC
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    sewt15 wrote: »
    crwritt wrote: »
    Is the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie good for a styler? Does it provide hold and frizz free curls? (I like a good amount of hold w/ my stylers &I HATE frizz!)
    I've been interested in the products for awhile, so if you've tried it, can you please help me out?! :)




    Sent from my SGH-T839 using CurlTalk App

    I'm not sure of your hair's properties, but here is a picture of my hair after shampooing with Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo then scrunching in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing smoothie, then air drying. Not crunchy, but not frizz either.
    My hair is 2c fairly coarse, very prone to frizz.
    [URL]http://[/URL]


    By the way, your hair is BUUUUUUU-tiful :happy7:

    I just saw this, thank you for the compliment!
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    coricourt wrote: »
    Would anyone be interested in swapping with me? I have a tub that is almost new. I used it about 4 times with very little quantity each time.

    I love the smell but I suspect the protein was too much for my hair. The oils might also be too heavy.

    What would you like to swap it for?
  • KinkyKhamiKinkyKhami Posts: 62Registered Users
    What is SOTC? As far as the CES it does some definition but not as much as I would like it to. I used either the KeraCare defining custard or Eco over it and smooth it until it's a good curl.
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    KinkyKhami wrote: »
    What is SOTC? As far as the CES it does some definition but not as much as I would like it to. I used either the KeraCare defining custard or Eco over it and smooth it until it's a good curl.

    SOTC is scrunch out the crunch :iconbiggrin:
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • curlyberrycurlyberry Posts: 549Registered Users
    imo, the smoothie is nothing special. I tried on both damp and dry hair and no matter how much or little I put on my hair it either feels too oily or just drying. I'm going to put it away until my hair grows out some more. Right now I have a twa, my hair is pretty thick/coarse so I want this to work for me lol. Maybe I'll try it on twists in the future.

    The styling milk, however, is very lovely. Feels very moisturizing and does indeed define my curls some. Plus, it makes my hair feel light and fluffy! I'd definitely buy it again. :)
    Type 4, fine/high density, high porosity
    Last Relaxer - March '11
    BC - August '11

    Fall/Winter PRODUCTS

    Clarifier - Paul Mitchell Three Low-poos - BoBeam Conditioners - TJ Nourish Spa, CJRM!, Co-Wash - N/A, Leave-Ins - N/A, Moisturizers - Afroveda Coco Latte, QBCTDG, CR Moisture Butter, Sealants/Stylers - Any BASK butters and creams, Jane Carter N&S, QBATB
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    curlyberry wrote: »
    The styling milk, however, is very lovely. Feels very moisturizing and does indeed define my curls some. Plus, it makes my hair feel light and fluffy! I'd definitely buy it again. :)

    Hi Curlyberry,
    What does the styling milk smell like? Some of the Shea Moisture products are really strongly scented.
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • curlyberrycurlyberry Posts: 549Registered Users
    Some people say it smells like coconuts... but to me it doesn't. most of the sheamoisture products smell heavily fruity to the point where i want to throw up! But the milk just has this...cakey...sort of smell. I can't describe it any better thant that. It's just more sugary than sweet like other sheamoisture products... I like it a lot. :)
    Type 4, fine/high density, high porosity
    Last Relaxer - March '11
    BC - August '11

    Fall/Winter PRODUCTS

    Clarifier - Paul Mitchell Three Low-poos - BoBeam Conditioners - TJ Nourish Spa, CJRM!, Co-Wash - N/A, Leave-Ins - N/A, Moisturizers - Afroveda Coco Latte, QBCTDG, CR Moisture Butter, Sealants/Stylers - Any BASK butters and creams, Jane Carter N&S, QBATB
  • allurahscurlsallurahscurls Posts: 8Registered Users
    The Shea moisture curl enhancing smootie worked very good on my 3b hair, it had hold no frizz. my only con is that it made my hair feel greasy or sticky
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I don't think the Smoothie did anything for my hair! It's not curl enhancing at all. Plus I found it to be heavy for my hair which can normally take heavier products. I tried using it as a leave-in and as a curl enhancer.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • coricourtcoricourt Posts: 31Registered Users
    crwritt wrote: »
    coricourt wrote: »
    Would anyone be interested in swapping with me? I have a tub that is almost new. I used it about 4 times with very little quantity each time.

    I love the smell but I suspect the protein was too much for my hair. The oils might also be too heavy.

    What would you like to swap it for?
    Well what do you have? I'd like to try their styling milk, actually. Or make me another offer of something with little to no protein! I'm in the market for daily conditioners and deep conditioners. Feel free to PM me!
    3a, fine+med textures; med dens (ii); low porosity; nrml elasticity; frizz; protein sens.
    CG since Sept '11

    Products:
    NO sulfates, cones, parabens
    Co-wash- Desert Essences Frag Free
    Condish- Acure Lemongrass or AO Blue Camomile
    DT- Jessicurl
    Styling- AOMM + KCCC or Alaffia BeautCurls Shea LI+KCCC
    Extras- wkly ACV, br sug scrub for scalp issues
    Techniques:
    scrunch in prods to soaking wet hair (no combing), flour sack dry, clip roots, air dry, SOTC
  • nccatenccate Posts: 10Registered Users
    Have you tried Kinky Curly products? I have fine (but a lot of it) 3a/3b hair. See picture. I co-washed with Desert Essence and then Knot Today and Kinky curly gel.
    Cate
    3a / 3b? CG
    Wash - Deva No Poo, Desert Essence
    Co-wash - One Condition, Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Balanced Moisturizer, Desert Essence
    Leave In - Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Style - Deva Angel, Kinky Curly Curling Custard:angel1:
  • pharaohpharaoh Posts: 156Registered Users
    I'm interested to join this thread to see who likes the Kinky curly knot today....

    I have the Shea Moisture and I do like it, but it doesn't give me curl definition like I really want. But I'm a 2a and may be asking for too much.

    So I'm just quietly reading!
  • ss40ss40 Posts: 1,790Registered Users
    I use kinky curly knot today under the coconut & hibiscus curl& style milk. Works well together. My hairstyle in my signature was done with these products.
    :nike:About my hair:
    weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
    daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
    go to style-Pocahontas braids
  • No2PermsNo2Perms Posts: 12Registered Users
    Im happy I found this topic. I love SheaMoisture I do giveaways of it all the time on my Youtube page. The products is great if used correctly. I have notice it works better on my hair when it is a little damp.

    Is the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie good for a styler? Yes just depends what style. Overall I think it is and to me a little goes a long way.

    Does it provide hold and frizz free curls? Indeed each time I use it frizz goes from 10 to at least a 4. My hair holds up as well not for an entire day but a good amount of time.

    I've been interested in the products for awhile, so if you've tried it, can you please help me out?! :icon_smile: Hope this helps.
    :hello2::happy7:
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    2years Naptural. Protective Style is my Middle Name. I don't let laziness hit me when it comes to hair maintenance. I'm a Nappy Maniac. Lol

    Staples
    Homemade Whipped Shea Butter:love4:
    Aloe Vera Juice
    Coconut Oil
    Castor Oil
    Argan Oil
    Homemade Leave-In Conditioner
  • pharaohpharaoh Posts: 156Registered Users
    No-toperms
    thanks for the insight of using shea moisture on damp hair. i usually put it on after blow drying with diffuser...just to smooth things out. ill try it on damp hair. do you put it on THEN dry?
  • wednesdaywednesday Posts: 53Registered Users
    I tried this on wet and dry hair and was sooo excited. It just dried my hair and made it frizzy :/ I also tried to Deep Conditioning Mask to see if I could get more moisture, but I guess Shea Moisture doesn't work for me. Smells DELICIOUS though!
    -Straight hair until 4/11
    -Started CG 12/26/11

    Co-wash/RO/LI: Beautiful Curls Leave-In Conditioner for Wavy to Curly Hair
    Gel: Beautiful Curls Hair Gel

    Routine...
    -cowash/condition/leave-in condition
    -comb hair
    -supersoak and apply KCCC
    -plop for 15-20 min
    -plop a pineapple overnight
    -just pineapple for second day hair

    Short 2b and growing out!
    Thanks for reading :)
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