What does a "smoothing" product do?

foggybrainfoggybrain Curl NeophytePosts: 21Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I have a couple of products that promise to "smooth" my hair. I have no idea what that is supposed to mean. Whaddayathink?
2c/3a; moderately coarse; low porosity; medium density
Still looking for HG products
Live where it's perpetually Springtime with fog and wind


  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Curl Virtuoso Posts: 853Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I think smoothing is a marketing ploy.  It can mean many things to different people.
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • rbbrbb Curl Connoisseur Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i agree, that is whateer the manufacturer wants it to be.  
    sometimes it means smoothing out frizz.  

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • justkaty5justkaty5 Curl Connoisseur Posts: 103Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    I tend to think "anti-frizz" when I read "smoothing" on a bottle. That's not always the case, but that's what it brings to mind for me, that and soft hair. Many times I've found it just means "buy this product". :D
    2c, coarse, normal porosity, medium density, currently shoulder length
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    I think it's marketing language. It might have some silicones in it that feel smooth to the touch and offer slip. 

    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder

    You are beautiful!

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