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
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Neem Seed Oil
Carrot Seed Oil
Honeysuckle Flower Extract
Japanese Honeysuckle Flower Extract
Other ingredients included in this mixture are:
Essential Oil Blend
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 ….