First and foremost, this product was purchased with my own money, I was not paid to do this review and I have no affiliation with this company. Now let us get started!
For women who are trying to take their hair to great lengths, the products that they use can make or break the journey. Ladies who's hair falls on the drier more kinkier side often times have more difficulties with retaining moisture, split ends and breakage which all effect length retention. Luckily, as an African American woman with the very hair I just described, I have found my lifesaver. After watching several YouTube videos and reading many posts on hair forums, I stumbled upon the Shea Moisture Line. While most of the products within the line seemed to do a decent job, the Curl Enhancing Smoothie, which acts as a moisturizer, did what I needed it to do and much more.
Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie can be found at your local Target for $9.99. For those of you thinking this may be a little bit more than you wanted to spend on a moisturizer, let me assure you, this 12oz. container is well worth the cost. This is all natural, containing several organic ingredients and markets to those with thick, curly hair. The package highlights three major ingredients, coconut oil, silk protein and neem oil. The three ingredients work together to hydrate and protect hair while strengthening and fighting against breakage.
The first time I opened this product I was in heaven. Let me be the first to say I hate the smell of coconut and while you do smell it, the scent is more tropical than anything else. The consistency of the product is fairly thick and rich as well as somewhat buttery. Aside from the great smell and the nice consistency, this product does not contain parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, sulfates, and is not tested on animals.
The first time I used this product I used it on dry hair. While it felt moisturized at the time, as with most products, the true test would come the next day. Would my hair still feel hydrated or would I need to keep adding more? Sure enough, the next day my hair still felt healthy and moisturized. The results were even better when I tried the product on wet hair that had been freshly washed. Since then, my favorite way to use it is on wet hair but I still use it to on dry hair when I am prepping for protective styles like twists or braids. Either way I use it the results are fantastic.
Since using the product for over a year, I have noticed a dramatic decrease in breakage and split ends and my hair feels stronger than ever. I can most likely credit this to the amazing ingredients. I have never been able to say this about a product before so Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie will definitely remain a staple product as long as it continues to provide fantastic results. If you are looking for a product for added moisture and like things that are natural, the Curl Enhancing Smoothie might be right for you.
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