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Shea Moisture

New_to_CurlzNew_to_Curlz Posts: 115Registered Users
Does anyone have any opinions on these products? The Curl Shampoo has good reviews on here but I'm wondering if it is a good fit for my hair.
I'm having a hard time finding a balance that I like but I know it is trial and error.
If you have any other product recommendations I would love to hear them!
Thank you!
Fine texture
Low/ Med porosity
Med density

Wash: SM MR, GTTT
RO: SM MR, GTTT
LI: SM CSM or SM MR
Styling:AVG, KCCC, Volumax MEGA (HG), Joico Curl Definer

Comments

  • ashtielashtiel Posts: 1Registered Users
    I absolutely adore their shea reconstructive elixir. I mix some with my conditioner to turn it into a 'deep' conditioner so I don't have a ton of bottles hanging around in the shower. It's really helped the ends of my hair not be as dry and has even helped the shine. Overall, I'm really happy. I haven't tried any of their other products though.
    2b/2c with some 3a here and there.
    coarse, low porosity
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals
    Low-Poo: L'Oreal Everstrong
    Rinse-Out: Usually Suave Naturals mixed with Shea Moisture's Reconstructive Elixir.
    Products: La Bella's Curling Gel
    Hair Loves: Plopping and the super soaker
    Hair Hates: None...yet.
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    I'm not sure if you're only asking about shampoos(?). Within the last few weeks there have been threads dedicated to the smoothie and soufflé and another comparing the conditioners. I would recommend looking those up.

    As for the shampoos, I personally prefer the raw shea reconstructing one over the curly. There is something in the curly one that leaves a slick feeling that is difficult to rinse out. The Raw one also just got a Best Product award here. If you buy them at target or Sally's you can return what you don't like, no questions asked.

    I also 'think' I'm all medium. :thumbup:
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • flippaciousflippacious Posts: 155Registered Users
    I use the raw shea butter moisture retention shampoo twice a week as a low poo and I really like it. My hair always looks great/has a ton of volume the day I use it. I also don't find it to be too stripping and it makes my hair really shiny. The only thing I dislike about it is the smell... it's very intense and seems to linger in my hair for a while.

    I just used the raw shea butter restorative conditioner for the first time today. I mixed it with a little honey and used it as a deep treatment, and I really, really liked it. I haven't SCOTC yet, but I think I'm going to have a pretty awesome hair day!! :toothy8:
    2b/c, high density
    fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
    loves protein, hates polyquats
    still searching for HGs
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I've tried a few of their products both the curl line and the restoration line. Both shampoos I love I started off using moisture retention shampoo and it made my hair feel soft not a fan of the restorative conditioner. I bought it twice and still have some that I mix with water for a mist on 2nd day hair. I now use the curl shampoo I love the smell and since I shampoo once a week it really last. Worth the price I got it for (8 and some change at Walgreens). I also use the smoothie to seal again smells great and in my opinion it does help your hair curl but you still need gel or mousse over it. I didn't use it last time and I noticed the difference. It will really last cause you don't need that much. Has anyone tried the SM mousse???
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    I've been looking for the mousse but no luck here yet.

    My loves:
    Moisture Retention shampoo
    Curl & Shine shampoo
    Curl & style milk
    Curl Enhancing Smoothie

    I'm still testing the curling souffle and really liking it so far, it may replace my LOOB step. I haven't had much luck with their conditioners but haven't come across the new one yet. I couldn't stomach the smell of the Yucca & Baobab (green label) line. The AB line (black label) didn't do much for me. The masques were ok but I can do better mixing on my own.
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    missbanjo wrote: »
    I've been looking for the mousse but no luck here yet.

    My loves:
    Moisture Retention shampoo
    Curl & Shine shampoo
    Curl & style milk
    Curl Enhancing Smoothie

    I'm still testing the curling souffle and really liking it so far, it may replace my LOOB step. I haven't had much luck with their conditioners but haven't come across the new one yet. I couldn't stomach the smell of the Yucca & Baobab (green label) line. The AB line (black label) didn't do much for me. The masques were ok but I can do better mixing on my own.

    Do like I did and find a city where you have a friend or family and ask them to send what you want to you.

    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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  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    I've been loving the whole Curl line. I've tried everything except the curl n'shine spray. Will be purchasing the next time I go to walgreens.

    I always come back to shea moisture.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    juanab wrote: »
    missbanjo wrote: »
    I've been looking for the mousse but no luck here yet.

    Do like I did and find a city where you have a friend or family and ask them to send what you want to you.


    I very well may do that once I've checked all the Targets & Walgreens here. My sister is usually happy to oblige in my strange requests. :lol:
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • New_to_CurlzNew_to_Curlz Posts: 115Registered Users
    Thank you for all of the info! I bought the yellow label shampoo and conditioner and am going to try it out tomorrow. Sure was hard to find, probably because it is on sale everywhere.

    Just wanted to say thank you!
    Fine texture
    Low/ Med porosity
    Med density

    Wash: SM MR, GTTT
    RO: SM MR, GTTT
    LI: SM CSM or SM MR
    Styling:AVG, KCCC, Volumax MEGA (HG), Joico Curl Definer