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

                                                       The resulting twist-out , Very fluffy soft and supple


Moni said...

This looks like a great product. I's also like to point out that water is the very first ingredient! Deionized water just means that the minerals (like salt, calcium, etc) have been removed, so that it's better for your hair. It's similar to purifying water.

Shawnystheone said...

Hey Moni , I was looking at two different products and thinking two different things when I was writing this . The reason I had the before blurb up there is although water is the first ingredient , there really isnt any additionally conditioning agents or moisturizers. The product felt very heavy and greasy. When I tried to use it as a wash and go ,it stuck to my strands and weight them down heavily which takes a lot for my hair because its so dense. I dont think there really is enough water or moisturizing agents in this to smooth easily down my hair shaft. I will leave it up in the air because I havent tried it on soaking wet hair and that might make all the difference.

Thanks for the heads up though . I had wanted to clarify that and totally missed it before.

Lakeisha said...

Thanks for the review...I've used this product recently for a twist out and got really good results. I haven't tried it for a wash n go though. It seems too creamy to me for that.

Shawnystheone said...

Lakeisha I agree, it does and is too creamy for a wash and go , you would be there all day trying to get it to slide down your hair easily

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