Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie dried out my hair?

WavylizWavyliz Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 5 Curl Neophyte
I was so excited to try it. I've heard of very many wavy haired girls having their hair weighed down by it. However, all it did was HORRIBLY dry out my hair. It feels so crispy and dry. I feel like this may have something to do with the fact that this product has protein in it. Is there something I can mix it with so my hair won't be dried out?


  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    It could be a reaction to the coconut, or the shea butter, or it could just be a bad product for you.   I don't think I've ever heard anything good about the Smoothie and wavy hair.

    You could use it as a shaving cream.  If it's really that bad, I'd keep it away from my hair completely.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Yeah, the smoothie is notorious for causing hair problems. I too would just leave it and try another product. It might be the protein, but it could also be other ingredients, as @Guide 65 pointed out. I haven't heard of anyone salvaging the product by mixing it with something else.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair

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