Thursday, 2 July 2015

Product Review: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie


The first five ingredients are:

  • Deionized water
  • Butyrospremum Parkii (Shea Butter)
  • Coco Nucidera (Coconut) Oil
  • Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
  • Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
The product is all natural and does not contain any bad ingredients, it has;

  • No Parabens
  • No Phthalates
  • No Paraffin
  • No Gluten
  • No Propylene Glycol
  • No Mineral Oil
  • No Synthetic Fragrance
  • No Animal Testing
  • No PABA
  • No Synthetic Color
  • No DEA
  • No Animal Ingredients
  • No Sulfates

Watch out for the glycerin content depending on your weather conditions (winter or high humidity).

Consistency: Thick, Creamy 

Some reviewers complain about it not defining twist outs and braid outs, while for some others it works for the same purpose often in conjunction with a hair butter. I did not try it as a stand alone product for a twist out or braid out because I purchased it for use as a moisturizer.

With this product I moisturize once a day as it does a good job of keeping the hair moisturized without being greasy. For use on relaxed hair, I would advise not be heavy handed as it can weigh the hair down. While transitioning, I found it useful for buns and slicked down styles/updos. Currently I use it for my wash and go styling in conjunction with the Curling Gel Souffle, it however does not produce amazing curl definition for my Type 4 hair.

It works great on wet or damp hair. While I was transitioning I ised it on dry hair and it does a great job that way. 

Where to purchase:

I bought this for N2,900 at Olori (the price has increased due to the exchange rate)