Tuesday, October 19, 2010
SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Ive had this product since July but really never had the chance to try it out. As all of you are aware a lot of natural lines have come to Target. I think its a wonderful thing if you can find these items in your local stores. It cuts down on shipping cost, and if it hasn't come to your area ordering from the Target store will still save you money because all of the SheaMoisture products are $9.99. You cant beat that for these ingredients. I wasn't that impressed with the texture because its actually a thick cream and not very smoothie-like. I tried it out on a friends hair as a leave in and it worked wonders for her. I finally got around to trying it last night and I have to admit it worked nicely as a twisting agent. I'm still holding a full complete reserve because if I use a product for twists, I need it to do the job immediately after adding my leave in conditioner to my hair. I do not like layering two products on for twists unless I know that there is a great gel styler that needs to be softened by an oil based product, i.e when I use Kinky Curly Curling Custard, I know I need to add something oil based over it to not have that crunchy feel. On the Sheamoisture website it says this can actually be used as a deep conditioner as well. I don't know about enhancing of my curls for a wash and go but it does allow the hair to cling together for a great twist/twist out.
While this has water as the first ingredient I dont really consider this a true moisturizer It's an emollient-based product. While water is the first ingredient, there are really no conditioning agents or moisturizers It seems to be just oils and butters, and the only other exception of aloe leaf extract, which doesn't mean aloe vera juice.
The ingredients are listed as: de-ionized water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter)*, Macadamia Ternifolia seed oil, Mangifera Indica (mango) seed butter*, Persea Gratissima (avocado) oil, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) oil*, Aloe Barbadensis leaf extract, silk protein, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) seed oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) seed oil, Caprylyl glycol, Sorbitol Esters, essential oil blend, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract and Tocopherol (vitamin E). *Denotes certified organic ingredients
The directions state:All-natural hair dressing moisturizes hair and imparts a shine and bounce to curls
Dispense a dime-size amount into hands and massage into damp or dry hair
Style as desired
May also be used as a deep conditioner; apply to wet hair and leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly
Used For: Repairing, Strengthening
Hair Type: All Hair Types