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SheaMoisture Curl and Shine

LilaGirlLilaGirl Posts: 1,177Registered Users
I'm switching to this product line b/c it's wheat free and I'm horribly sensitive to wheat products (I'm finding out after 2 years!) but the Curl and Shine? Is it sulfate-free? It doesn't say so.
3b/fine/normal porosity/normal elasticity

LOVES behentrimonium methosulfate
(don't ask me to pronounce that!)


Want to grow it long again!
And simply want to figure out this hair of mine!

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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Yes, they are sulfate free.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • LilaGirlLilaGirl Posts: 1,177Registered Users
    So weird that it wouldn't say that on the bottle. Do you use this line? I just bought a lot of the products b/c they are all wheat free and seem great on my hair. Open to suggestions for use -
    3b/fine/normal porosity/normal elasticity

    LOVES behentrimonium methosulfate
    (don't ask me to pronounce that!)


    Want to grow it long again!
    And simply want to figure out this hair of mine!
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    It doesn't say that it's sulfate free in bold but it's on the side of the bottle in a long list of other stuff it doesn't have in it. I use the whole curl and shine line and I love it
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Yes, I use this line. The souffle is one of my Holy Grails.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • LilaGirlLilaGirl Posts: 1,177Registered Users
    Cool! I'm excited about this stuff!

    Does it have any proteins in it? Should I be careful around OCing?
    3b/fine/normal porosity/normal elasticity

    LOVES behentrimonium methosulfate
    (don't ask me to pronounce that!)


    Want to grow it long again!
    And simply want to figure out this hair of mine!
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Yes, silk protein

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • LilaGirlLilaGirl Posts: 1,177Registered Users
    So can the protein be too much? Or does it balance everything out? My hair likes protein. These products seem great!
    3b/fine/normal porosity/normal elasticity

    LOVES behentrimonium methosulfate
    (don't ask me to pronounce that!)


    Want to grow it long again!
    And simply want to figure out this hair of mine!
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    I'm also intrigued by this line, especially since CVS has a BOGO on Shea Moisture starting Sunday 9/2!

    For anyone who has used both, how does the SM Curl and Shine shampoo compare to SM Curl Control version?

    TIA!
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    LilaGirl wrote: »
    So can the protein be too much? Or does it balance everything out? My hair likes protein. These products seem great!

    When I use the soufflé as well everything stays in balance because it lacks protein and has a humectant base. I live in an extremely humid area so I never experience protein overload.
  • MarcieaMarciea Posts: 148Registered Users
    There's also a 20 or 25% off Extracare coupon floating around this weekend! Be sure to check your card when you go, if you don't get the emails.

    Also - am I correct in thinking there's no Curl and Shine rinse out condish? I see the shampoo, but the only conditioning product is Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk. The others have regular rinse outs.
    3A!
    Low Poo: GTTT, TJ's Refresh

    Rinse Out: LVP, TJ's Nourish, GFTN, 365, SSCC
    Styling: HEBE,
    Biotera Curl Cream/Gel, Marie Dean, EW SAJ, Pink Boots, Re:Coil, KCCC, CK
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Marciea wrote: »
    There's also a 20 or 25% off Extracare coupon floating around this weekend! Be sure to check your card when you go, if you don't get the emails.

    Also - am I correct in thinking there's no Curl and Shine rinse out condish? I see the shampoo, but the only conditioning product is Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk. The others have regular rinse outs.

    You are correct.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • LilaGirlLilaGirl Posts: 1,177Registered Users
    Wow, this gets even better - they sell this at CVS??? I just spent $40-something on a bunch at Target, but now I know!

    Which is the curl and shine? The dark orange label?

    Also, I had a sample of Curl enhancing smoothie and Loved it but couldn't find it on the shelf and bought something called Coconut and Hibisicus Curl and Style Milk (are they the same though?)
    3b/fine/normal porosity/normal elasticity

    LOVES behentrimonium methosulfate
    (don't ask me to pronounce that!)


    Want to grow it long again!
    And simply want to figure out this hair of mine!
  • bubblemamabubblemama Posts: 58Registered Users
    yossarian wrote: »
    I'm also intrigued by this line, especially since CVS has a BOGO on Shea Moisture starting Sunday 9/2!

    Yossarian, where'd you see this? Nothing in my CVS's weekly ad about it.

    I LOVE SM product so this would be huge for me!
    CG since 4/15/12
    2c-3b, fine to medium, high porosity, low elasticity
    20% gray (stopped coloring 6/12)

    LOVES: protein, Shea Moisture condish. & masque, KCCC, Re:Coil (HG), Kiss My Face Upper Mgmt. gel, my own FSG!

    does not love: non-cg ingredients, oils, PVA/PVP, synthetic fragrances or poly-quats

  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    I get the "sneak peek" through Upromise (college savings program).

    ETA: the upcoming weekly ad is now available on the CVS website. Go crazy, girls! : )

    Sent from my SPH-D600 using CurlTalk App
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • asugirlasugirl Posts: 937Registered Users
    Marciea wrote: »
    There's also a 20 or 25% off Extracare coupon floating around this weekend! Be sure to check your card when you go, if you don't get the emails.

    Also - am I correct in thinking there's no Curl and Shine rinse out condish? I see the shampoo, but the only conditioning product is Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk. The others have regular rinse outs.

    Only problem with the Extracare coupon is that excludes sale items. I wish they didn't do that.

    2c/3a - fine - medium porosity & density
  • bubblemamabubblemama Posts: 58Registered Users
    yossarian wrote: »

    ETA: the upcoming weekly ad is now available on the CVS website. Go crazy, girls! : )


    Awww, yeah! I see the ad now. Yay!! Since I'm fast running through all my SM condishes and this is an incredible deal, I'm not ashamed to fall off the wagon to clear the stock at CVS!!

    Thanks, Yossarian!! :wav:
    CG since 4/15/12
    2c-3b, fine to medium, high porosity, low elasticity
    20% gray (stopped coloring 6/12)

    LOVES: protein, Shea Moisture condish. & masque, KCCC, Re:Coil (HG), Kiss My Face Upper Mgmt. gel, my own FSG!

    does not love: non-cg ingredients, oils, PVA/PVP, synthetic fragrances or poly-quats

  • MarcieaMarciea Posts: 148Registered Users
    Totally sold out of all Shea Moisture products at my CVS, but I got rain checks!
    3A!
    Low Poo: GTTT, TJ's Refresh

    Rinse Out: LVP, TJ's Nourish, GFTN, 365, SSCC
    Styling: HEBE,
    Biotera Curl Cream/Gel, Marie Dean, EW SAJ, Pink Boots, Re:Coil, KCCC, CK
  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    Would it be possible to use just the curl and style milk alone with no mousse or gel?
    :angel9:rockin the curls God gave me.

    Routine!
    Shampoo n/a
    Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
    Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
    Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair :wav:
  • kstankstan Posts: 423Registered Users
    so curling souffle or curl enhancing smoothie?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    started CG on 6/25/12. :duckie:
    • 2c with a strait underneath
    • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
    • Fine side of Normal
    • Thick hair
    • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
  • CurlyBeauty_JayCurlyBeauty_Jay Posts: 35Registered Users
    I just bought a jar of the curl enhancing smoothie this past weekend and tried it on my hair. The first time I tried it my hair came out very flaky, I assume it was because I used it with some Cantu leave in cream and the two just didn't mix. The second time (yesterday) I used it by itself and I still see a bit of flaking but not as much as the first time.

    I don't think my hair likes it much :sad1: I want to try the curl and style milk but i'm a bit hesitant.
    4b/4c, low porosity
    Products I use & love:
    Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Cream
    Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk
    Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Moisturizing Conditioner
    Alberto Vo5 Moisture Milks Conditioner: Passion Fruit Smoothie
    Alberto Vo5 Tea Therapy Chamomile Tea Nourishing Conditioner
    Curls Unleashed Sulfate Free Shampoo & Leave-In Conditioner
    Oils: Coconut
    Natural [consistently since 2011] & Lovin' It! :headbang:
  • kstankstan Posts: 423Registered Users
    I picked up the smoothie and milk and shampoo. i used them all and then topped with gel. I haven't had any flaking problems. i had to spritz with some extra conditioner because of some frizz (normal for me) but other than that i'm loving it. only time i've ever had 2nd day hair.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    started CG on 6/25/12. :duckie:
    • 2c with a strait underneath
    • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
    • Fine side of Normal
    • Thick hair
    • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
  • bubblemamabubblemama Posts: 58Registered Users
    SM products are some of my favs.!! Their shampoos and condishes are pretty much the best smelling natural products I've ever found.

    Right now my routine is that I use one of the milks as a curl activator/leave in (just a tiny bit or my hair looks greasy) and Curling Souffle (more of a pudding than a gel) then finally some Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha gel. I plop then air-dry overnight. I NEVER diffuse with the Souffle in my hair. I found out the hard way (before an event that I wanted to look my best for) that the Souffle makes my hair crispy and greasy and wet looking if diffused. :puker:
    CG since 4/15/12
    2c-3b, fine to medium, high porosity, low elasticity
    20% gray (stopped coloring 6/12)

    LOVES: protein, Shea Moisture condish. & masque, KCCC, Re:Coil (HG), Kiss My Face Upper Mgmt. gel, my own FSG!

    does not love: non-cg ingredients, oils, PVA/PVP, synthetic fragrances or poly-quats

  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    I do not like the Souffle for my 4a not so TWA. I probably put too much but it did nothing for me. I tried the smoothie and I am not sure about that one. The best ever moisturizer and a mild curl definer but I did not like the white stuff it left on my hair. I am doing trying a combination of the Curly Girl Method (no shampoo and silicones) and Tightly Curl Method (use conditioner as styler)! I had wonderful success with V05 moisture milk conditioner and ( but slightly less) with the Shea Moisture Retention Conditioner; but mediocre results with the Shea Moisture Smoothie. I am now trying out different other conditioners until I decide which one I like best.
  • myhairDOTcommyhairDOTcom Posts: 123Registered Users
    You only need a small amount of the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I smooth it in and it disappears and softens any gel like whoa! If it's white, try adding in small amounts on very wet hair and work through.

    As for flaking, that's strange, I've never seen that.

    I'm probably going to check this week to redeem one of my several rain checks from the sale (don't judge me).
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    My hair: thick, medium/coarse, high porosity in the crown naturally, normal porosity everywhere else.

    Currently using...
    Poo: Any sulfate free or low sulfate poo
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave-in: Camille Rose Moisture Milk
    DC: Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea DC
    Stylers: Xtreme Wetline gel
    Oils: EVCO
    Moisturizer: Oyin Hair Dew/watered down CR Moisture Milk
    Sealant: Oyin pomades or JC Nourish and Shine
  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    Myhairsdot.com I will retry the smoothie as you indicate and see. Right now I am using and LOVING Target's Curls Curl Creme Brûlée which is wonderful in moisturizing and defining my 4a curls!