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shea moisture style milk?

I have been trying for the past 6 months or so to follow the Deva Rules for my curls. I recently got a deva cut and was talking with the lady about my routine.
She was not happy to find I was using the shea moisture style milk. Said it was not water soluble and was leaving buildup in my hair. I do like the way it feels in my hair though. Doesn't leave me feeling like I have a head full of hairspray, which is usually what happens with other style gels.
Is what she said true about the milk? Can anyone recommend something that I might like better that is deva approved.
2b or 2c, Fine, Thick, Low Porosity

shoulder length, flat on top, waves to curls through the bottom half with better curls underneath

Currently using- DevaCurl Lo-Poo, One Conditioner, and AnGel


  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Unmm I doing believe any SM stuff is not CG...
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The Shea moisture curl enhancing style milk is cg friendly. It has a lot of oils & butter that can build up, but it rinses right out. I use it as well & love it.
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Rather it is silicone/sulfate free. It has certified organic ingredients.
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    She LIED! SheaMoisture is 100% natural which is CG she was just trying to sell you stuff
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Shea butter can build up on some people, but nothing a gentle lowpoo won't get out. SM products are well loved around here and yes CG-friendly
    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
  • countrygirl75countrygirl75 Posts: 43Registered Users
    Thanks for the advice everyone. Can anyone recommend anything that is just a bit stronger. Most days I am ok with the SH but I would like something that can give me a stronger curl hold that still leaves my hair soft looking and to the touch.
    2b or 2c, Fine, Thick, Low Porosity

    shoulder length, flat on top, waves to curls through the bottom half with better curls underneath

    Currently using- DevaCurl Lo-Poo, One Conditioner, and AnGel
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Try mixing a hard hold gel WITH it. Something like Deva UDG or AIF. Increase amount until you get a nice
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You can even use the sm milk with a light hold gel for no crunch & it works great.
  • artemis513artemis513 Posts: 666Registered Users
    Just because something is CG doesn't mean it can't build up. It has butters and oils so yeah it has potential to build up. If that happens just cleanse a little bit sooner than you normally do and then you're good to go. Your stylist is just concerned that if you don't cleanse often then your hair will get dry.
    4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
    Last relaxer: Jan 2010 - BC'd: 2/27/11
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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If you low poo often it shouldn't be a problem. It really depends on your hair. I can't co-wash shea butter out, I have to low poo. Have you ever tried to wash it off your hands? I'm a soap maker and use it often in my bars. I usually have to use my dish liquid to get it off my hands. I can see where your stylist is coming from, but I wouldn't say don't use it because of that, unless you are strictly cowashing.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    Deva stylists never like stuff that isn't a deva product! Shea moisture is fine. I usually lie and say I like seva and go home and redo my hair lolz.

    Just low poo and you should be good.
    Polyquats are no friend 'o mine.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using CurlTalk App
    *Current Routine*
    LP: SM RSB
    CO/CW: CJ Daily Fix, GR Restorative, SM RSB, SM SFC
    DC: SM, CJ Rehab, G.Nutrafix, DIY
    LI: a CO, KCKT
    Sealers: an oil, JC N&S
    Stylers: just CO, CJ CIAB, KCCC, aloe gel, FSG
    Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

    Oils to seal, rinse, and/or pre-poo as needed :love10:

    2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
    :toothy4: CG since 2007 :flower:
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    I use the SM milk all the time, and don't find that it builds up for me. I don't low poo often at all. If you don't think it builds up, then don't worry about it. You know your hair better than she does.
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel

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