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Shea Moisture. .?

Do you guys think the Curl Enhancing Smoothie is better for Winter time or summer? (I know some people use it year
round) What are anti-humecant and humecants, and what what seasons are they better for? (Where I live it's Cold in the winter, hot and humid in the summer) .
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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

Comments

  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Humectants are generally better during moderate dews. They pull water from areas of greater concentration to lower concentration

    So if you live in an arid climate (with low dews), a humectant may actually pull moisture out of your hair and release it into the air. If you live in a very humid climate (high dews), the humectants may draw too much water from the air and into your hair, causing it to frizz.

    High dews are more important than straight humidity % for assessing products. Try the Frizz Forecast on this site!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    wavydaze wrote: »
    Humectants are generally better during moderate dews. They pull water from areas of greater concentration to lower concentration

    So if you live in an arid climate (with low dews), a humectant may actually pull moisture out of your hair and release it into the air. If you live in a very humid climate (high dews), the humectants may draw too much water from the air and into your hair, causing it to frizz.

    High dews are more important than straight humidity % for assessing products. Try the Frizz Forecast on this site!
    Thanks, my only problem is that it says it's an anti-humectant, but has vegetable glycerin. ..


    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
  • alslgirl2002alslgirl2002 Posts: 210Registered Users
    Thanks, my only problem is that it says it's an anti-humectant, but has vegetable glycerin. ..


    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App

    I have noticed that about a few shea moisture products, but I think that because the glycerin comes after the various oils in the ingredients that the oils cancel out the humectant properties. I have been using both the curl and style milk and the coconut and hibiscus condish and have noticed less frizz with these products. So far I really like shea moisture and I plan to try many more of their products.
    Type 2B - 3A
    Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

    CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

    Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
    CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
    RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
    Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
    DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

    Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I live in hot TX where dew points & humidity are high in the summer. I use the Shea moisture curl smoothie & milk. And I have no frizz. I put the smoothie on my ends because it works like a sealer. The I use the milk on my hair from root to tip because the milk is a moisturizer. The on tip of that I use the Softee conditioning gel. My hair loves this summer conmbo. No frizz. If I use anything ill use the curl enhancing milk in the winter.
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I recently discovered the SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk and I love it love it love it! Works really well for very high dews (summertime FL). It does have protein though, so bear that in mind. (I have fine hair.)
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Thanks :)

    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
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I think it is definitely about obtaining a balance. For instance, at one point I was layering 3 different gels as the summer season began. Each gel had glycerin in it and my hair 'poofed' like no other. So I think making sure a balance of moisture, emollients, etc. help you with sustaining frizz.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I agree samanthacurls. I was using the organic root stimulator twist & lock gel without a leave in or oil before & my hair was a big frizz ball. But now that I switched my gel & added a leave in, moisturizers, & oil no frizz.
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    I use it year round but am currently experimenting with curl junkie for the summer. It's a lot lighter but my hair still feels moisturized ill keep you posted on my results ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1372445154.508915.jpg
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    I use it year round but am currently experimenting with curl junkie for the summer. It's a lot lighter but my hair still feels moisturized ill keep you posted on my results ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1372445154.508915.jpg
    Thanks, please do!


    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
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Thank you guys as well

    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
  • naturallyjaznaturallyjaz Posts: 63Registered Users
    I use Shea Moisture products and I want to try the style milk. I have heard great things about it. I use the deep cleansing shampoo, the moisture retention shampoo, the deep conditioning masque as conditioner, the curl enhancing smoothie, etc.
    Last relaxer: May or June 2007
    BC: May 10, 2013
    Type: 3b/3c
    Hair properties: curly, wavy & fine texture; medium thick to thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity

    Current Loves:
    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Black African Soap Deep Cleansing, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention, Carol's Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying, Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
    Leave-In: Design Essentials HCO Leave-In Conditioner and Blow Drying Lotion
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1372523897.651484.jpg here are my results with curl junkie my hair is bouncy and soft. I need to use it at least 2 more times for a final verdict
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1372523897.651484.jpg here are my results with curl junkie my hair is bouncy and soft. I need to use it at least 2 more times for a final verdict
    It looks nice! Tell me what your final verdict is!


    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
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    curlycutie you have lovely hair!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    Lovely hair curly cutie.
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    Thank you
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I agree with the other girls. Your hair looks great! I think the Curl Junkie cream is working great for you. How does it compare to SM in texture? Aside from it being lighter, I mean.

    Kira, the smoothie works well for me between the dews of 30-58 if that helps. I haven't had to tackle humidity yet, thank goodness.
    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

  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    It goes on smoother and that's all I can really think if both products smell nice
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1372971858.275492.jpg braid out with the CJ CCCC final verdict it's a warmer month product for sure since its so light. It works best in freshly washed hair not cowashed if you have drier ends like I do due to bleaching I suggest a leave in. I give an A would've gotten an A+ if it had more of a coffee smell but it still smells nice and doesn't linger too much
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    So would you choose this or the curl enhancing smoothie for summer?
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1372971858.275492.jpg braid out with the CJ CCCC final verdict it's a warmer month product for sure since its so light. It works best in freshly washed hair not cowashed if you have drier ends like I do due to bleaching I suggest a leave in. I give an A would've gotten an A+ if it had more of a coffee smell but it still smells nice and doesn't linger too much



    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
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    I'd choose curl junkie for the summer
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Why is that?
    I'd choose curl junkie for the summer



    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
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    More moisture in the air during the summer months means I don't have to use heavier products. Even when I use SM CES durning the summer I use less so its not as heavy