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Shea Moisture

AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
I recently bought the Shea Moisture curling smoothie, and i love it! I was wondering if any of y'all have tried any of their other products, specifically their shampoos and conditioners. If so, what did you think about them? Thanks!:)
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  • Wavygirl1Wavygirl1 Posts: 165Registered Users
    I just got the curl & shine shampoo. I am on the fence about it, it my be too rich for my hair or I am just not used to not using sulfates. I am pretty new to all of this :) I am liking the smoothie though.
    2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've tried the MR shampoo, the moisture masque, the curl & style milk, the souffle, and the elixir. The only one that my hair can handle is the elixir. I wanted to like the line so much, but my hair just doesn't like it - probably the shea butter in it. I found the MR shampoo particularly drying to my hair and it didn't feel like it cleaned it at all.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    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
  • SuzyQ3SuzyQ3 Posts: 52Registered Users
    I recently bought the Shea Moisture curling smoothie, and i love it! I was wondering if any of y'all have tried any of their other products, specifically their shampoos and conditioners. If so, what did you think about them? Thanks!:)

    I really like most of the products. I've bought only those in the Coconut and Hibiscus line for curly hair. I like the shampoo. I did find their RO conditioner at Target (I think it's exclusive), but it's just okay.

    I absolutely love the smoothie, and I often add a very small amount of the souffle gel.

    The curl milk is good. The only product that really didn't appeal to me and that I returned was the shine mist. It did nothing but make my hair sticky.
  • mnekaw3mnekaw3 Posts: 69Registered Users
    I read the ingredients but I'm unsure...does the Hibiscus shampoo contain sulfates? Is it considered CG?
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ok, I have to take my statement back. I gave the style milk a second try and I love it! Before I had used it in conjunction with the soufflé.. the soufflé is what I didn't like apparently.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    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
  • SuzyQ3SuzyQ3 Posts: 52Registered Users
    mnekaw3 wrote: »
    I read the ingredients but I'm unsure...does the Hibiscus shampoo contain sulfates? Is it considered CG?

    No, it does not contain sulfates. As far as I know, the whole line is CG.
  • AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
    Yeah the whole line is organic and CG method approved! I'm going to get their shampoo and conditioner tonight and try them tomorrow, wish me luck!:)
  • PuertoricangirlPuertoricangirl Posts: 428Registered Users
    I have the style milk and am planning on getting the curl enhancing smoothie. The style milk seems to weigh my hair down, give stringy curls, and feel producty on its own. I did not like that one bit! But today I used it over my gel and got beautiful results! I also love the smell 😊 so it's a keeper!
    3A/3B Fine/Medium curly, Low Porosity, Medium density, long length.

    *Shampoo & Conditioner: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and shine
    *Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today and GVP Condtioning Balm
    *Cream Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
    Gels: L.A Looks Sports Gel, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    *Serum: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

    :blob7:
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I like the shampoos, don't care for the conditioners (not enough slip), the milk is okay, the smoothie feels producty for me. I love the body lotions from the "baby" line, and also love the head-to-toe washes from the baby line as body wash and/or shampoo. The scents from the baby line are to die for; much better than the adult lines.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    I agree that the conditioners do NOT have good slip. As for the curl enhancing smoothie, it does NOT enhance curls at all, at leafs not for my 4a hair. Instead I use it for a deep conditioner and so far it is my best DC.
  • Brigettelowe521Brigettelowe521 Posts: 94Registered Users
    I tried their moisture retention shampoo & the restorative conditioner and I didn't like it at all. I wanted to so bad because of the ingredients and good reviews I had read. Unfortunately, my hair didn't like the shampoo & conditioner at all. My hair felt dry and sort of straw like. The conditioner didn't provide any moisture for me at all. I haven't tried any of the styling products though.
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    I really like the MR shampoo, although I don't shampoo often now. I'm just trying the smoothie again--last time I tried it I didn't like it, but I wasn't CG at the time and didn't really know how to use it. I LOVE the milk. It's the only product that really works to help smooth second day hair for me. It does need a light hand, though, or it's too much. I really didn't like the elixir at all.
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
    I use the smoothie as kind of a leave- in conditioner and I love it. I'm also loving the shampoo and conditioner. What exactly does the milk do?
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    I have quite a bit of shea moisture products. Yesterday I used the dry/ damaged (yellow labeled), shampoo, conditioner, and dt together for the very first time. My hair is much shorter now but it made my hair very soft rather than greasy and it smells glorious. I actually used the deep treatment kind of like a styler and sealed with some argan oil.
    I like frizz so I tried to style ny hair frizzy but it wasn't crazy frizzy lol. The milks are awesome but the curl and shine (which I currently don't have on me) is much more defining for me than the yucca. The yucca is much more yucka to me... but I use it when I want to keep it bedheady and just want softer hair (like I said haven't tried it with short hair yet).

    I wanna try them in conjunction with fsg *_*!
    That's a new idea I will be likely to try haha!

    I wouldn't say these particular products are for that slippery moisture but more so a butterier kind if that makes sense.

    The yellow label conditioner lasted me ages! I just bought a new bottle and haven't even used it yet haha

    The curl enhancing smoothie worked awesome when my hair was longer but I haven't liked it the last time (maybe cause I still need to get used to not being heavy handed anymore now that I have less than 1/3 the hair lol).
    It works good for detangling before washes as well!

    I'm actually going to try to do only shea moisture and kinky curly in my routine. I'm a major pj and quite frankly it is really unhealthy. I could stay online or in the hair product section just smelling conditioners and reading stuff for hours. I even dream about hair sometimes lol. I wanted to try curl junkie etc. But was like maybe I shouldn't let myself at this point in my curly broke ass college kid life just yet. My hair might fall in love and it will be romeo/juliet like. So yeah ahhaha.
    I was juat worried about glycerin but We'll see how that goes this winter with shea moisture.


    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:
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    @AnsleyBirch13 the milk( if we're refering to the orange one) works kind of like a curl cream if you have used one. Regardless you smooth it through or rake it like gel and scrunch. I used to plop it and right before I would spray the moisture mist. Then I would just let it dry and not touch after the plop. Finally when dry I would strategically separate curls for more volume or non strategically scrunch out the wannabe gel cast "crunch".

    My hair is cropped now though so I'm scared of getting the roots greasy..
    I'll have to experiment.

    P.s. the milk is great for the LOC method! Who knows may just make its way into your winter routine ;)

    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:
  • AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
    @bringingcurliesback?

    I use the same shampoo and conditioner you have (MR with yellow label) and I love them. I feel like I need to get an oil to seal my hair though, so I'm going to pick up some coconut oil tomorrow. I would love to try more Shea Moisture products. I'll get the dt after I finish the one I already have. Any recommendations? Also, what kind of curls do you have(2c, 3c, etc)?
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    @AnsleyBirch13 I was wanting to try sealing with the elixir. As far as I have tried shea moisture I always get the best results when I use a specfic line together.

    My hair is 3a and 3b in some places. But now that its not as long I see some 2c. The Shea Moisture yellow line kinda made it so soft its wavy/nearly straight in places. But I don't care lol. Its super soft and my hair is quite coarse so I'm happy.

    What are you looking for? Like anything specfic?


    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:
  • AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
    @bringingcurliesback?

    I was just wondering what you think are some if the best from the brand. I'm a total product junkie haha. I have 3b/3c hair, so it can be a struggle haha
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    I tried the smoothie again today--on very wet hair, with KCCC on top. We went to a wedding this afternoon, and I got SO many compliments on my hair. So it seems that the smoothie was a big win. Except that, um...boy, I have a lot of other stuff to use up...
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    I tried the smoothie again today--on very wet hair, with KCCC on top. We went to a wedding this afternoon, and I got SO many compliments on my hair. So it seems that the smoothie was a big win. Except that, um...boy, I have a lot of other stuff to use up...

    That's an awesome problem to have, though!

    I would never have thought of that combo - I'll have to try that.


    Sent from my XT1056 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
  • Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Posts: 400Registered Users
    I tried the Knot Today, [sparingly], then the SM Curling Milk [sparingly], yesterday and wasn't too impressed. Since my hair does not tangle I didn't notice any great improvement so I took the "Knot Today" back to the store.

    Today I co-washed my hair with Tresemme' Naturals and used the SM Curling Milk as a leave-in, [I sectioned and applied]. Then I used the SM Smoothie as a styler, [sectioned and applied a lot]. It was creamy white however as my hair dried there was only the shine and curls defined. My hair looked beautiful and was soft.

    I love it!
    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
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    I use KCCC over everything. My hair just loves it. I was adding a little BRHG to it, but at this point my curls seem to be holding well without it. I've really been pouring on the protein and that makes a big difference. The smoothie seems to play well with the KCCC, but then I never get the white ball problem that some do with KCCC.
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    Sounds tempting! !
    I would reccomend trying the milk for trials sake.
    Also experiment with other conditioners and shampoos from their other lines. I think the one think almost everyone likes is the shampoos. You can't go wrong there! I love the masks. All curlies need moisture ;)

    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:
  • PuertoricangirlPuertoricangirl Posts: 428Registered Users
    I used the Shea moisture styling milk and got white flakes from it. It seems to work nicely over my L.A Looks Sport gel and gives me soft curls... but I am experiencing flakes. :-( I'm going to try putting it under my gel and after my leave in I hope that eliminates the flakes! Anyone have this problem too?
    3A/3B Fine/Medium curly, Low Porosity, Medium density, long length.

    *Shampoo & Conditioner: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and shine
    *Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today and GVP Condtioning Balm
    *Cream Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
    Gels: L.A Looks Sports Gel, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    *Serum: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

    :blob7:
  • greencup13greencup13 Posts: 596Registered Users
    Can someone pppplledeaaassseee explain the difference between the milk and smoothie to me?! They both seem like the same product? They're both "leave in " says description but what the heck is the difference.

    I've been considering trying one of the two. I am a condition only style girl but recently I need a little more hold. I was recommended the milk and smoothie. I've been reading review after review after review. A common thing I read was that the milk caused gunky build up. Thoughts?

    Does anyone recommend either of them for me? I don't like to stack products. So idk if either would cut it for me.
    3A 3B mix
    Colored treated
    Combo Low and High porosity
    Medium coarse texture

    Goosefootprints hair analysis
    Co-wash- As I Am Co-wash
    RO-GVPCB[/COLOR
    LI- As I Am leave in,
    [/COLOR][/COLOR]
    Style- la looks sport gel
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I love certain SM products (mainly the shampoos and body lotions), but wasn't impressed by the conditioners, milk, or smoothie. Although the ingredients are great, and my hair usually likes just about everything, they made my hair feel tangled and producty or greasy. I think it's something in the formulations. I would purchase it somewhere you can return it if they don't work for you. The smoothie is thicker, more like a styling cream, and the milk is like a thick conditioner. Neither had very good slip.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    I love the shampoos! I like the conditioner as well, but can agree it's lacking slip. I like the curl and style milk, but my hair can't handle the curl enhance smoothie (gets weighed down).I also like their extra moisture detangler, and hold & shine mist.haven't tried the elixir or black soap shampoo!Soon though

    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
  • AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
    Conditioned this morning with MR, and used a heavy amount of curling smoothie, and I love it! I think the problem is the gel I'm using, so I need to get a new kind. If you don't like the smoothie, you may not be using enough/using too much
  • fefe912fefe912 Posts: 570Registered Users
    greencup13 wrote: »
    Can someone pppplledeaaassseee explain the difference between the milk and smoothie to me?! They both seem like the same product? They're both "leave in " says description but what the heck is the difference.

    I've been considering trying one of the two. I am a condition only style girl but recently I need a little more hold. I was recommended the milk and smoothie. I've been reading review after review after review. A common thing I read was that the milk caused gunky build up. Thoughts?

    Does anyone recommend either of them for me? I don't like to stack products. So idk if either would cut it for me.

    They're basically the same with the exception of the consistency. I would recommend the milk if you hair is easily worn down by product since it's a lighter version of the smoothie. The smoothie is thicker like a custard. I haven't had any issues with buildup nor film. I think maybe the people who experienced the film or buildup may have used the product with another product that it didn't play well with. I love them both, but the smoothie is best for my hair I like to mix some coconut oil in it and seal my ends with castor oil :)
  • fefe912fefe912 Posts: 570Registered Users
    Shea moisture products are the first ones I used as a natural and I've continued to use them from that point since they never let me down. I've ventured out to try other things, but I always end up going back to my shea moisture. The pink label products are my fave and the green label. The shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie, the shampoo, the yucca and baobab conditioner and shampooo and the deep treatment masque are my faves. The one item I use the most and is my ultimate favorite is the smoothie.
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