Shea Moisture – Curl Enhancing Smoothie

09 Mar

Curl Enhancing Smoothie

For the past six months, I used the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie as my primary moisture treatment after washing my hair.  I use a liberal amount and still have a half full jar.  For thick hair that is always full of kinks and knotts the product removes the hard frizzes.  Yet does leave my white and I have not found a way around this other than to allow my hair to air dry for about an hour before leaving the house.  The Curl Enhancing Smoothie contains a long list of plant based ingredients such as:

Organic Shea Butter

Organic Coconut Oil

Macadamia ternifolia Seed Oil

Organic Mango Seed Butter

Avocado Oil

Vegetable Glycerin

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

Neem Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Oil

Honeysuckle Flower Extract

Japanese Honeysuckle Flower Extract

Other ingredients included in this mixture are:

Deionized Water

Silk Protein

Ammonium Salt

Sorbitol Esters

Pro-Vitamin B5

Caprylyl glycol

Essential Oil Blend

Vitamin E

I emphasize that the Curl Enhancing Smoothie is a hair product only and not a hair and scalp product.  I use a liberal amount of the Smoothie on my wet hair to help de-tangle the knots and the product collects on my scalp.  It does not absorb in the scalp but stays on top of scalp and becomes a dry, flaky layer of product residue.  I’ve attempted to use smaller amounts but I continue to get this layer of product residue that I can only remove with a vigorous scrubbing when I wash my hair.  I wash my hair once per week and I seriously use a wash brush to remove the product layer from the scalp.  I totally dislike doing this much scrubbing to my scalp.

The Curl Enhancing Smoothie is not a de-tangling or leave in conditioner to use after the shampoo.  This product is meant to be use to help style the curly hair which means for gals like me whose hair shrinks into knots, the product does not work that great for defining or enhancing curls.  I must, I repeat must use another product to tame the knots, another product as a leave in conditioner and finally one more product to define and create curls.  More to come ….

1 Comment

Posted by on March 9, 2013 in In My Opinion Reviews


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One response to “Shea Moisture – Curl Enhancing Smoothie

  1. isleofazure

    October 15, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Hiya Girl,

    I love this product from Shea Moisture, yet have the same problem of the white residue. Think will try to just apply, water, oil and the creme and see how that comes out!!! When I do, will post pics on my blog to see how they come out.

    Thanks for reviewing this product and let me know how you graded this product.



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