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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Product Review: Shea Moisture Coconut And Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

I usually use my Alikay Natural Leave In, but I've picked up this Smoothie for CVS during a BOGO 50% sale to try and of course, because of all the raving reviews....

Product Name:

Shea Moisture Coconut And Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Price and Size:

$12.99/12oz (CVS)

Product Description:

 Shea Moisture's Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie defines curls, reduces frizz and smoothes hair for a soft, silky feel. Restores moisture, creates brilliant shine and conditions hair without weighing it down for bouncy, healthy curls.

Package Instructions:

Section hair and apply product sparingly to damp or dry hair. Do not rinse out. Style hair as desired. For best results, use as a styling cream for twist-outs, braids and wash-and-go styles.


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

Featured Ingredients:

Coconut Oil - Hydrates and protects hair while reducing breakage. 
 Silk Protein - Smoothes hair for a soft, silky feel. 
Neem Oil - Controls frizz while adding brilliant shine.  

My Experience:

 I would use this product once a week, normally while moisturizing and styling after my wash regimen. After I air dry and stretch my hair with the African Threading method, I would spray my water mist on the ends of my hair. Then I would add the Smoothie to my hair, along with JBCO. I would proceed with styling my hair.

My Own Thoughts:

Now this is a really good product for my fine hair! The scent is very nice and subtle, without being too overbearing...and the scent stays in your hair for days. So I really love that! I do love that this product doesn't break the bank and Shea Moisture tends to have BOGO free/50% off for their products, so I can stock up if I like.

The product label looks pretty good to me...even though the featured products are not in the top five ingredients. However, I am not too upset about that, because it has a lot of certified and organic ingredients in it (Shea butter, coconut oil, mango seed butter, etc.). This product also has protein in it, which is a plus for fine-haired ladies.
And the ultimate of this product is that there is NO mineral oil, NO sulfates, NO animal ingredients, NO fragrances, and NO synthetic colors.
Shea Moisture Coconut And Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie Product Review 
How To | Twist Out With Dry, Stretched Hair Tutorial 
I love this product for a few reasons:
1). Moisturizes without being greasy
When you first look at the product, it does look a bit greasy...however, it is far from that. It is more of a custard. This definitely makes the hair shiny as well. You can touch your hair without facing the risks of leaving greasy marks on everything you own. However, make sure to use a little bit for styling your hair...or it will be greasy.
2). The hair is so soft
OMG! Sometimes when I use my Alikay Leave-in, my hair would dry out by the end of the day. The Smoothie keeps my hair soft and moisturized for at least 4 days.

3). The curls are defined and a great edge control
I'm not one to have "crisp" edges, because I love my edges free and unbound. However, this can lay the baby hairs down for the entire day! The product is also great for twist outs, flat twists, roller sets, etc. for awesome defined curls. This is a great styling product as well as a moisturizing one.
4). A little goes a long way
Seriously tho! It does not take much to moisturize with the Smoothie. It is pretty thick and very custard-like, so you don't need to coat your hair with it so much...when means the product lasts a long time!

5). Easy to find
The Smoothie is literally at any store (CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.). And the pricing ranges between $10-12 for a 12oz jar. So for any product junkies out there, you won't break the bank with this product.

 This product is one of the best that I have used from the Shea Moisture Company! I would suggest this product for anyone looking for a great moisturizing and styling product. Give it a try! You may like it.


Have you tried the Smoothie ? What did you think about it?

More Products From Shea Moisture:
Shea Moisture Coconut And Hibiscus Curl And Shine Shampoo 
Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Gel Soufflé
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, and Restore Treatment Masque 
Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen, Grow and Restore Styling Edges Treatment
Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Masque
Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Frizz-Free Shine Mist
Shea Moisture Yucca And Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Styling Milk 
Natural hair says: search for the products that are the best for your hair type and texture. Make sure to do your research when searching for products...especially when the line changes. But if your hair loves the product, make it your 'tried and true.'

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

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