I picked up Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie early last year but didn’t get round to trying it until a few weeks ago. It comes in a jar and is thick and creamy with a delightful sweet and fruity scent.
It has some other great ingredients for curly hair like neem oil, coconut oil, silk protein, shea butter, mango butter, avocado oil, macadamia seed oil and carrot oil among others (full ingredient listing at bottom of post). It’s supposed to define curls, reduce frizz, restore moisture and make hair soft and silky. Read on to find out if it does…
2 Ways to Use Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
- After washing and conditioning, I smoothened the product through my hair in sections and wore as a wash and go. On application, my hair readily absorbed the product but I was concerned it would leave behind white spots. My concerns were eliminated as my hair dried. End result was soft and bouncy hair with reasonably defined curls.
- I used as part of a Curlformers set. After washing and conditioning, I applied a liquid leave in then Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie over that. After taking the curlformers out, I sealed lightly with grape seed oil before finger combing. My hair was shiny and soft and remained so for a few days before my next wash.
In comparing the results from the two methods, I prefer using it for a wash and go than for a curl formers set.
- Soft, silky and/or shiny hair is possible depending on how you use it. You can mix and match to find the right application for you.
- It doesn’t dry out the hair.
- The huge 12 oz jar lasts for some time.
- Made with certified organic ingredients.
- Economical price.
- Some people might find the scent overpowering but it usually disappears within a few hours of application.
- Takes a bit longer to dry when used with a roller or curlformers set but you can apply lightly to combat this.
- It would be easier to control application and reduce risk of product contamination if it were in a bottle.
- It may cause build-up if too much is used.
Overall, I’m pleased with the results and will continue to use Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie but will try diluting it before use the next time just to see if it will be more effective. I noticed diluted products seem to work better for my low porosity hair since I started the max hydration method last year.
Ingredients: Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Magnifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter*, Persea Gratissima (Avacado) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Silk Protein, Ammonium Salt, Melia Azadiratcha (Neem) Seed Oil,Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed oil, Sorbitol Esters, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Caprylyl Glycol, Essential Oil Blend, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hibiscus Flower Extract.