‘Searching for a product which defines, has a soft hold and smells beautiful?....This smoothie is for you!’
When I first heard about Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie I heard such amazing reviews and was eager to test it out. I ordered it online and when it came I stopped everything else that needed doing. Purchasing a product packed with ‘certified organic’ ingredients usually means you are someone who cares highly about the health of their hair. Which I consider myself to be.
First impressions, I loved the sweet smell and the thick creamy custard like texture, perfect for my thick curly hair. I loved the fact the ingredients list is not full of harmful additives. Not to forget it mentions that it can be used to style both wet and dry hair.
Personally I prefer to style my hair from a damp/wet state. Not only does my hair seem to love water, products seem to work better when my hair is wet.I still will give it a go on dry hair.
Wet hair: (tested styling hair in braid-out, twist-out, wash and go)
When I applied (SMCES) to my hair it coated my hair smoothly without it feeling heavy or weighed down. I really noticed a little went a long way, so used a small amount. When my hair dried it had a smooth yet soft hold without leaving my hair with a greasy finish. My hair wasn’t as defined as if I had used gel. Ideal if you prefer your hair to have light-weight soft curls for a more natural look.
Even though I used (SMCES) to smooth down edges or tame frizz or fly-always I had never used it on a full head of dry hair.
I decided to give it a go and apply (SMCES) to dry(blown-out) hair to style in (twist-out) and it felt very sticky. Even when it dried my hair remained to still have a sticky finish which remained for quite some time. I gave it another chance and styled it again dry (blown-out) hair which I spritzed with water which achieved much better results. Once again it left my hair with a soft, light hold without my hair feeling heavy or weighed down. It was not as sticky second time round.
Great product, great ingredients, moisturising, smells yummy…defo worth the hype!
Full of ‘certified organic’ natural ingrediants
Thick creamy texture which defines curls
Smells so yummy
Leaves hair moisturised
A little goes a long way
Can be sticky if used on completely dry hair