Does Shea Moisture Curl line work for low porosity hair?

DanielleMcCDanielleMcC Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 13 Curl Neophyte
edited September 2018 in Low Porosity
Hi...I'm wondering if anyone with low porosity hair has had success with Shea Moisture Curl line products, specifically the shampoo and conditioner, curl smoothie, and Gel Souffle. Do you think these products will cause build up or over conditioning? 

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  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Answer ✓
    Shea Moisture tends to be really heavy.  Low porosity hair tends to like it better.  The curl smoothing and souffle especially tend to cause problems.  (I haven't used these myself, just what I've read from others.)  If you want to try it, be sure to buy it from someplace that has a good return policy, like Target or Ulta.  That way you can take it back if it doesn't work for you.
    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


  • CurlyCowgirlyCurlyCowgirly Registered Users Posts: 299 Curl Neophyte
    I reallllly like their low-porosity line. My hair eats that conditioner up and feels so silky in the shower. My curls come out nice too. It's hard to find though. I usually have to order it online from Target.
    Low/Med porosity, very fine, low/med elasticity & density, 3A
    AKA hard to work with hair!

    Low-Poo: Kenra Volumizing shampoo, AG Fast Food shampoo
    CO: AG Ultramoist, AO GPB, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera
    Gel: GFCC mousse, HETT, Aquage Megagel
    Also: Aloe Vera juice or Alba Leave-in. Weekly ACV rinse.
    Wishlist: YTC low-poo, Elucence poo, Bioterra Curl Creme, AGEbeautiful Strengthening trtment, SS Repairing Protein Trtment, LuxyHair ext's
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    I found their products built up on my hair too fast, even the low porosity line.  I personally prefer co-washing and had to clarify more often than I cared to with Shae Moisture.  
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel

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