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Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Line

I'm using the coconut & hibiscus co-wash and curl & shine conditoner which I love. Has anyone tried the milk? I'm thinking of getting that next. Thanks! :)
3A

Shampoo: Desert Essence Fragrance Free Shampoo
Conditioner: Desert Essence Fragrance Free Conditioner
DC: John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner

Comments

  • curleeangelcurleeangel Posts: 53Registered Users
    No but I LOVE the smoothie!

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    2b/c low porosity, coarse, high density and protein sensitive.
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 969Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I use it and love it. When I first tried it, I hated it. I think I used too much. My hair was very stringy looking. Now, I use it over Kenra moisturizing conditioner...about a nickel size puddle of milk. My hair is short. I have tried it on its own, but I don't find it heavy enough. It felt nice though. :-)

    Where did you find the co-wash and conditioner? I can't seem to find them anywhere. I'd love to try them.
    Started CG July 8, 2008 :)


    3[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
    Leave-in/Styling: Alba Botanica leave in with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner :love2: on top
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    The milk weights my hair down and makes it look greasy, even with very small amounts. But the souffle is fantastic,for me it is the the best priced alternative to KCCC
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    The milk weights my hair down and makes it look greasy, even with very small amounts. But the souffle is fantastic,for me it is the the best priced alternative to KCCC

    I agree. The soufflé is great and it doesn't leave my hair hard and crunchy like KCCC
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    The milk weights my hair down and makes it look greasy, even with very small amounts. But the souffle is fantastic,for me it is the the best priced alternative to KCCC

    I agree. The soufflé is great and it doesn't leave my hair hard and crunchy like KCCC

    Agreed , no hard crunchy hair, but soo shiny and soft!
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • anonymous_135076anonymous_135076 Posts: 32Registered Users
    I use it and love it. When I first tried it, I hated it. I think I used too much. My hair was very stringy looking. Now, I use it over Kenra moisturizing conditioner...about a nickel size puddle of milk. My hair is short. I have tried it on its own, but I don't find it heavy enough. It felt nice though. :-)

    Where did you find the co-wash and conditioner? I can't seem to find them anywhere. I'd love to try them.

    Hi! Most of their products were on sale this week at Target so I was really excited. They also have added a mousse to this line.
    3A

    Shampoo: Desert Essence Fragrance Free Shampoo
    Conditioner: Desert Essence Fragrance Free Conditioner
    DC: John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Tried em all...hated them...finally found what works. In wet hair i add the styling milk all over, then a litttttle smoothie on hair from the ears down focusing on the ends, then the souffle all over. Just dipping my fingers in and smoothing and scrunching it all over. And air dry. Then scrunch the crunch out with the elixir from the shea butter damage and repair line in shea moisture...and voila!

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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Tried em all...hated them...finally found what works. In wet hair i add the styling milk all over, then a litttttle smoothie on hair from the ears down focusing on the ends, then the souffle all over. Just dipping my fingers in and smoothing and scrunching it all over. And air dry. Then scrunch the crunch out with the elixir from the shea butter damage and repair line in shea moisture...and voila!

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    That's great, just waayyy to many products for me. I can only use the soufflé and in minute amounts at that. I wish I could try more stuff with it but I know I can't
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Yeah, most can't use all 3 but really...a lot of people can use the milk, a sealant, then a gel and that's what I'm doing...using the smoothie as a sealant. It does weigh my hair down though. But it's healthier for my hair so I'm trying to deal with it lol

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  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 969Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I use it and love it. When I first tried it, I hated it. I think I used too much. My hair was very stringy looking. Now, I use it over Kenra moisturizing conditioner...about a nickel size puddle of milk. My hair is short. I have tried it on its own, but I don't find it heavy enough. It felt nice though. :-)

    Where did you find the co-wash and conditioner? I can't seem to find them anywhere. I'd love to try them.

    Hi! Most of their products were on sale this week at Target so I was really excited. They also have added a mousse to this line.

    Ok, thanks. I can't ever seem to find them when I go in there. I'll keep looking. :)
    Started CG July 8, 2008 :)


    3[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
    Leave-in/Styling: Alba Botanica leave in with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner :love2: on top
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    My hair is the most porous thing ever. It is ridiculous the amount of leave in and oil I can put in my hair without it ever getting weighed down or greasy. Maybe that is why the Curl & Shine line works so well for me. It's the best out of the Shea Moisture lines for my type of hair. Even says thick and coarse right on the label. I'm not sure it's worth it getting the souffle when I already make my own FSG but you guys are tempting me. Oh, and I got the Curl & Shine conditioner from Target. Still haven't seen the co-wash though. And I got the mousse from target.com for my mom but she didn't like it so I'm gonna take it back and experiment with it on my own. It doesn't seem to have any hold but then my hair doesn't need that much hold. (Mom's does.)
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Oh and I really like the milk too. It's a great leave in and I also use to SOTC!
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • anonymous_135076anonymous_135076 Posts: 32Registered Users
    Thanks for the recommendations! I have a question about the souffle though. It's a gel, right? I usually prefer cremes over gels because gels usually make my hair stiff and sticky.
    3A

    Shampoo: Desert Essence Fragrance Free Shampoo
    Conditioner: Desert Essence Fragrance Free Conditioner
    DC: John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Thanks for the recommendations! I have a question about the souffle though. It's a gel, right? I usually prefer cremes over gels because gels usually make my hair stiff and sticky.

    It's described as a gel but its really runny if u ask me. It's much more liquidy than gel-like and when I rub it in my hands it's oily and slick
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • KrullenbolKrullenbol Posts: 114Registered Users
    I tried the milk and my hair is actually really thick but the milk works already very well ( so I might not even try the smoothie) and it doesn't even give me shrinkage and so much less frizz than any other product I ever tried
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    The milk is better than the smoothie because it's not too light at all and just enough. Instead of TOO thick and moisturizing.

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  • newseasonnewseason Posts: 98Registered Users
    Thanks for the recommendations! I have a question about the souffle though. It's a gel, right? I usually prefer cremes over gels because gels usually make my hair stiff and sticky.

    It's described as a gel but its really runny if u ask me. It's much more liquidy than gel-like and when I rub it in my hands it's oily and slick

    I use the souffle and the smoothie and love them both. I agree the souffle is more of a jelly instead of a gel. There is a learning curve with both products but when u figure out how they work best for you, they are great products. I don't buy anything else
  • Convo_CurlsConvo_Curls Posts: 1Registered Users
    Just got the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Kit. Going to try it tonight. I have 4b hair and I have a really hard time keeping it moisturized so hopefully this helps. The kit has the Shampoo, Curl & Style milk, Hold & Shine Moisture Mist, and the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Has anyone else tried this kit?
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    My curling souffle finally ran out and I bought a new one. Once I got it home I saw that the new tub is called curling GEL souffle and the old one is called curling souffle. When did they change it?
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • bubblemamabubblemama Posts: 58Registered Users
    My curling souffle finally ran out and I bought a new one. Once I got it home I saw that the new tub is called curling GEL souffle and the old one is called curling souffle. When did they change it?

    Did they change the ingredients?
    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

  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    The ingredients are the same. But the description is different, in addition the color ( pale yellow as opposed to clear opaque ) and consistency is different too. This new one is so thin, I can't scoop it out it feels literally like water.
    I will try it today too see if my hair reacts the same.
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • bubblemamabubblemama Posts: 58Registered Users
    The ingredients are the same. But the description is different, in addition the color ( pale yellow as opposed to clear opaque ) and consistency is different too. This new one is so thin, I can't scoop it out it feels literally like water.
    I will try it today too see if my hair reacts the same.

    I did look around and found both the Curling Souffle and the Curling Gel Souffle. I did not find any of the "old" tubs, only the ones that have Gel in the name. I bought one of them just to compare to the "old" product I have at home. The ingredients are exactly the same, in the same order.

    The new product does look different, a bit yellow-ish and grainy looking, not crystal clear and pearly like the old stuff. However, it definitely was NOT watery at all, the consistency was nearly identical to the old stuff but maybe a bit rubbery-er in the tub (and not grainy at all). I think you may have gotten a bad batch.

    I did use some of the new stuff and it did basically what the old stuff did in my hair.

    HTH!
    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

  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    I like the milk, but love the smoothie, I just haven't been able to find the curl and Shine conditioner, I have been looking everywhere for it and have had zero luck. :(

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • anonymous_135076anonymous_135076 Posts: 32Registered Users
    I like the milk, but love the smoothie, I just haven't been able to find the curl and Shine conditioner, I have been looking everywhere for it and have had zero luck. :(

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App

    Try Walgreens! :)
    3A

    Shampoo: Desert Essence Fragrance Free Shampoo
    Conditioner: Desert Essence Fragrance Free Conditioner
    DC: John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner
  • Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Posts: 400Registered Users
    I like the milk, but love the smoothie, I just haven't been able to find the curl and Shine conditioner, I have been looking everywhere for it and have had zero luck. :(

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App

    I found it at Sally's, [$7.99 plus additional $2.00 off with in-store coupon]. YES!!!
    My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
    3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

    Low Porosity/Medium Density
    Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
    BC - 12/2012

    I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!
    Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
    Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
    Hydration - SM CH
    Curl & Style Milk
    LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
    Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
    Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque
  • CallyCally Posts: 58Registered Users
    I really want to try these products. Cant find them anywhere in Canada.
    Fine 2c-3a Curls
    Normal porosity/ Medium density
    Henna over color-treated hair
    Not currently CG :(
    Poo: Pureology hydrate
    RO: Pureology hydrate
    LI: HSH Tri-wheat spray
    DT: Coconut oil
    PT: Henna/Cassia
    Styler: AG recoil/mousse-gel
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Have you tried online stores Cally? I buy so much of my stuff online and I'm assuming online sites that are American or ship to America would probably do Canada as well?
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Posts: 1,145Registered Users
    I would love to try them too, but you're right, I haven't been able to find them anywhere in Canada. If you really really want them, they're sold on beautifulblackhair.ca. Not including shipping they're about $20 each, which I'm not willing to pay considering what they cost in the States.
    3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
    Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
    Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
    R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
    L I: KCKT, gvpcb
    Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
    Oils: coconut, argan
    Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users
    Walgreens has it for the cheapest that I've found. Target is a little more expensive!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Air Dry

    Looking for new products and methods to try!