Shea Moisture’s top product from their Coconut Hisbiscus line is the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and all natural, organic and creamy moisturizer where a little goes a long way. We can’t stress how little you need to get this product to work right. You either love it, like can’t live without, or you hate it, probably because you used too much of it.
Great if you’re trying to achieve the BIG hair look. High on the glycerin, the smoothie is great for twists and twist outs. Not so great for curly hair styles, especially if you want them to last through the day. Even the passing thought of humidity will cause your hair to poof up. Some folks enjoy this (the big hair don’t care crew), especially since it’s a product that you can go 2-3 days without having to remoisturize your hair, even when you have coarse hair.
Not the best product for the winter time, as the high glycerin content can have the reverse effect in cold, frigid air by drying your hair out. If you rock mostly protective hairstyles during the winter, then the Curl Enhancing Smoothie might still have a place in your hair care regimen. If you wear your hair out year round, the Smoothie may have to hit the shelf for a few months.
For curly textures just a dab of this product and you’ll be good for whatever style you’re trying to acheive (wash & go or twist out). For coarser textures, this product is great for a mid-week style change, to revive old hair; freshly washed hair use with a light water-based leave in conditioner, seal w/ oil. Not for the heavy handed.
Great for big hair styles, twists, twist & braid outs. Can also be used as a deep conditioner. Added tip, great for men – apply to hair right out of the shower and go.