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Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Smoothie

By January 27th, 2021114 Comments

Kinky Curly Coily Me! shares her experience with Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie:

In search of a product to help define my hair into something that resembled curls, I chatted with my natural hair sisters on Twitter. I got lot’s of feedback and decided to purchase the Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie from Target for $9.99 for 12 ounces.

The first thing I did in the store was read the ingredients. There’s a long list of ingredients NOT found in the product. This was great because I’m learning what to stay away from and this just made it easier.

    Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Smoothie

  • No Parabens
  • No Phthalates
  • No Paraffin
  • No Gluten
  • No Propylene Glycol
  • No Mineral Oil
  • No Synthetic Fragrance
  • No Animal Testing
  • No PABA
  • No Synthetic Color
  • No DEA
  • No Animal Ingredients
  • No Sulfates

Woah! Thats a great list! With all that not in it, what is in it?

    Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Smoothie

  • Water
  • Shea butter
  • Mango Seed Butter
  • Avocado Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Aloe Leaf Extract
  • Silk Protein
  • Neem Seed Oil
  • Carrot Seed Oil
  • Essential Oil Blend
  • Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Lonicera Flower Extract, Japenese Flower Extract
  • Vitamin E

This is an awesome list of ingredients!

Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Smoothie

After reading all of this in excitement, I opened the jar to assess the texture and the WONDERFULLY AMAZING fragrance hit me! BAM!

This product smells delicious! You really feel like you can eat it… it’s very strong, but subtle at the same time.

As you can see from the pics this product has a very thick consistency–which my frizzy hair needs.

When I got home, I was so excited to finally get really defined curls. I slathered this product in my hair and then flat-twisted. I went to sleep and when I loosened my flat-twists they were gloopy, sticky, and not anything like I expected. My hair looked grey and I had white chunks all
over. The curls were hardly defined at
all… it just looked a complete mess!

Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Smoothie

I was very disappointed. After thinking about it, I figured out what I did wrong.

Well for starters, I didn’t sit under a dryer to allow the product to dry properly and I was definitely heavy handed during application. I used so much because I watched a Miss Jessies tutorial on how to use their Baby Butter Creme and they used lots and lots of product on dry hair, so of course I thought I could do the same with any other product on the market, right? WRONG!

I couldn’t give up on this product though. It has all the right ingredientsand it has none of the wrong ones. It smells delicious and its called Curl

Enhancing Smoothie for goodness sake!

Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Smoothie

So a week later, I tried the product again. I cowashed my hair, added my oils and then rubbed some (a quarter size amount) of the product in my hands and then massaged onto my hair. I then proceeded to set my infamous two strand twists so I could wear a twist-out. As I set each section of hair, I would rub a very small amount of the Curl Enhancing Smoothie on it from root to tip and then twist.

The next morning when I woke up, I could immediately see a difference in my hair, even before untwisting. It was shiny and it looked smooth and soft. I was eager to untwist each twist! After rubbing oil on my hair to prepare it for loosening, I began untwisting. My coils were tighter then ever! OMG!

Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Smoothie

They weren’t hard or crunchy at all. They were smooth, soft and really defined! My coils just popped back into place when I pulled on them as opposed to frizzing up. Hubby even commented on my hair, he said, “your hair is really curly”.

What had me even more impressed was how long my hair remained shiny. On the fourth day it still had shine!

While in the beauty supply store a few women commented on my hair (that made my day!)


If you have used this product, please share your experience.
If you haven’t used this product, it’s worth a try!


  • Anonymous says:

    does anyone know anything bout the curling souffle i like to wear a wash and go i use the restorative conditioner as a leave in it works gr8 im lookin for something that i can use as a wash n go that dont srink my hair up

  • Unknown says:

    we neeeeeeed neeeeeed this product in Kenya..I just get sooooo excited knowing something sooo awesome exists out there,..and frustrated that I can't just run out to buy it in my local store.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have not tried many products since I went BC about 2 months ago. So far I have been lucky as this product works well for me. I orginally got the premade kit in Walgreens. Now I have been mixing and matching the product based on my needs. So I might match a yellow, pink and brown label together. I also used the product on my daughter hair and it works well, as she is 1/2 and 1/2. At this point I have no need to try any other product as this one is affordable, have great ingredients and most importantly WORKS.

  • V. Lynn says:

    I have been battling with finding a product that will make my daughter's hair more manageable and my soror told me about this product line. I purchased the curl enhancing smoothie today and I LOVE IT! A 2hour process was reduced to 45 minutes. My daughter even commented on how she did not cry this time. I think that I may have used too much in all the excitement of finding a product that detangled my daughter's hair. I found it at Walgreens and it happened to be on sale today. I will definitely continue using this product.

  • Happy2BNappy says:

    I love the shea moisture coral line. The curl and style milk and curl enhancing smoothie make my twa soft, fluffy and well moisturized. I also us the curl enhancing smoothie for twist outs. I was using KCCC but it left my hair crunchy, dry and brittle. It also took forever
    to dry.

  • Anonymous says:

    thanks for the post. excuse all lower case. i'm holding my 1 week old grandson so i'm typing with one hand. i used this in my initial quest for hair products. i loved it yet i was wanting to try other stuff to exeperiment and it also wasn't available in my area. i had to travel to atlanta. after year of "infidelity" i thiink i'm going to return to my first love. it's now available at my local wal-mart. great product.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have spent hundreds of dollars on hair stuff…..I am blown away by this soufffle. It is the best ever, I finally found what works for my daughters hair…..It is exceptional !!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    has anyone tried the curling pudding? I 'm not sure if I should get the pudding or smoothie for my daughers 4a curls

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm in love with this product I have nothing bad to say about it and I am a new natural <3

  • X0CurlyHallow0x says:

    I love this smoothie I am a recovering product junkie that has tried everything on my journey from miss Jessie's to curl junkie. I recently found oyin handmade and love the hair dew but I needed a styling creme no longer wanting to spend $20 for a few ounce of lotion I tried this it smells amazing defines my curls and gives them hang time I love this and the hair milk and would recommend these products to anyone looking for organic products without breaking the bank

  • Anonymous says:

    Can you use this product under a hooded dryer?

  • SingleMamaRants says:

    I just got some over the weekend. Crossing my fingers.

  • FT says:

    I got this a few weeks ago for my 4 year old and I and I can't wait to try it out but we both have braids in. Lol.

  • The Matriarch says:

    I just purchased this product today and as i'm standing there in the aisle i'm praying that i picked the right one…lol..So excited to try tonight!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love this product, I have a virgin hair afro and I ALWAYS apply it to damp hair, a little bit each and everyday after I get out of the shower and it curls my hair right up, I don't have to go under the dryer since I'm not doing any twist or anything, I just work in a little bit, pick it out and allow it to air dry.

  • ShawnTe Pierce says:

    I used the curl enhancing smoothing and for the first couple of weeks my hair responded well to it. It gave me great twist outs then the third week came and my hair began feeling dry, so I decided to use oil to help it along and it still ended up dry and brittle. I think the smoothie couldn't handle the climate change because of the drying effects of indoor heating. So I had to go back to using Carol's Daughter. I don't want the product to go waste, especially since it is almost a full jar (You really don't need to use much of it), so I am giving it along with unused Coconut & Hibiscus Shampoo and Curl Milk to a friend who is new to going natural. She is still looking for products that work so maybe she will have some of the great results others have had with it.

    BTW – So envious of all of you who have luck with it because it smells sooooo gooood!, lol

  • Stormy says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. I am what is called 4c(I guess), but I have given up on trying to get the "curl definition" like I see so many others have. I instead work with whatever my hair decides to do. Sometimes she's nice and other times, she makes me work alot harder for her, but she's worth it. My hair will always have frizz and I am cool with that. This product has made my hair very happy. It's softer, smells great, has alot of ingredients in it that is very good for your hair and I also like the fact that you can see what's in it on the label. I am now going to try some of the other products that I have read about and would like thank everyone for their input because I would be lost without all the info about natural hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    All of the products work well they are a must have!

  • ms.tayejakobimommy says:

    I'm in love with product I've used it for 2days. I bought it Wednesday night @ Target and I love it. I recently cut all the relaxer out of my hair about a week ago and wanted something that would enhance my curls the smell and this product curl enhancing ability gave me and my hair just what I needed and wanted. I'm happy and I'm excited about trying the rest of this products line. :-).

  • Anonymous says:

    Is the product moisturizing? eco styler gel leaves my hair dry and stiff (which i hate) unless I baggy. I don't want to use so many products, but i just want to define my curls but still make them soft to the eyes and to touch

  • Anonymous says:

    im so happy with all the positive review.. ive noticed like everybody bought the curl enhancin smoothie @ target, but i stumbled on it last night at WALGREENS!! same price.. i just put some on my hair that had been twisted a few days and the moisture i have already is great, plus the smell. tonight i was retwist with the smoothie and see what i get!!

  • Anonymous says:

    You can look at under hair types. A lot of people don't use the typing any more, but it really helped me with finding products and styles that worked for my hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    I see a lot of numbers when referring to hair pattern. How do I find out what mine is…just went natural a month ago

  • Anonymous says:

    I found this product in walgreens for 11 dollars but i didnt buy it..yet…i wanted to wait and research more about it and read peopls reviews on it and so far everything i hear is good! so i think ill give it a try..but i have to admit i dont like the smell but ive never liked that strong coconut sent but ill live!!

  • Anonymous says:

    My last comment should read Shea Moisture instead of Shea Motions. Just wanted to give the correct recommendation.

  • Anonymous says:

    I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! I cowash everday then I add the Shea Motions along with Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera Gel and let airdry. My hair is soft and shiny all day without any crunch,frizz, or greasiness. The aloe very gel along with wet hair helps evenly distribute the Shea Motions to avoid residue. I also like that a little goes a long way. It's worth the 9.99 investment.

  • Sassyplum says:

    It's been sitting on my shelf for two months. I've been sticking to twisting with the shea butter. It's entirely to heavy now to use. Last night after washing the hair slathered it on. But I put. Coconut oil on the wet hair in medium twists. When I released the twists everyone of them had their own defined curl! I see I've discovered my summer butter. Great hold no gel needed, shiny, soft. Smells fantastic and best of frizz.

  • NaturallyCyn says:

    I'm a newbie to the natural world (2 months). I'm loving every bit of my journey (mistakes and all). I seen it @ Target but didn't get it because I wanted to try KCCCC products. About 2 weeks ago I was at Walgreens and ran across it again for $9.99 and decided to get it ($3 cheaper than Target…go figure). Once I tried it I pushed the KCCCC to the back. I love it, I love it, I lovvvvvve it.

  • Anonymous says:

    They also carry the Shea Moisture products at Walgreen's. Haven't tried yet. I purchased the curl enhancing smoothie and the leave-in conditioner.

  • Anonymous says:

    This line is my favorite out of everything I have used (which is a lot). I love, love, love Shea Moisture.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have been looking for something to do my braid outs with that will keep my hair smooth and the frizz away from my ends. This, I do believe, is it! My braid out this morning was frizzy and just not good at all. Then one side of my hair got wet and looked even worse. I was in Walgreens and noticed alot of of the Shea moisture products on clearance. Got it and used some to braid the side of my head that got wet, let them stay braided for only about an hour. When I unbraided it, it looked great! Cant wait to braid my whole head tonight and for the results tomorrow! Thumbs up!!!

  • Trina says:

    It is now 2/ $9.99 at Walgreens!

  • ToriT says:

    I forgot to mention that I use Ion intense moisture shampoo, conditioner and extreme moisture treatment.

  • ToriT says:

    I have been searching for an alternative to the expensive Ms. Jessie products and Mizani curl products and I found this at my local Walgreen. After reading so many reviewsand assessing the great texture of this smoothie, I am eager to try! My hair is incredibly thick and even with relaxer has several curl and waive patterns throughout. With othuer products, I wash and condition my hair and detangle with a wide tooth comb, while in the shower. I then apply small amounts of product in sections and twist the sections in tight coils around my fingers, varying the size from small to medium. I let the coils rest while I finish getting dressed and made up. Once they've set, I apply a mixture of herbal oil and serum and lightly scrunch with paper towel to remove excess water. I let my hair continue to airdry and i'm out the door.

  • Mzlovelylocs says:

    Walgreens has a coupon for 15% off all purchases on 3/31/11. I am going to stock up on Shea Moisture products. Here's the link–>

  • Anonymous says:


  • Anonymous says:

    Walgreens carries it now and has a BOGO sale this week until 4.2.11. RUSH out and get it!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello all. I have 4b-ish thick hair about mid-back length. I was excited to try this because 1)it smells so good, 2) heard the reviews, 3) anything with peach packaging pretty much gets my vote, lol. Last weekend I decided to forego my usual Oyin shine and define/shea butter regimen, and used just the Shea Moisture Smoothie when I did my twist-out. Hair came out okay, but I noticed a residue that I wasn't too fond of. Hubby said my hair (which is usually 'big') looked 'thinner'..umm, so it's pretty much a 'no' for this product. I think it's the silk protein (which I didn't notice until after I used it) – maybe it acts a little more like a glorified leave-in conditioner rather than a moisturizing product. But my hair smells great! I guess I'll go back to my regular routine…if it ain't broke, don't fix it, lol.

  • Anonymous says:

    I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT!! I've been telling everyone about it!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi – I checked out and the page says only available at Target. I'm in the UK and they won't post to me… *crying*

  • Anonymous says:

    Ladies, they SheaMoisture also have their own website and you can purchase directly from them:

    I'm sharing because all of you have shared so much to help me in my natural hair journey–Relaxer free since April 2010–1st B/C'd Aug 2010, 2nd cut 2 weeks later AND LOVING IT 😉

  • Toybox Playground says:

    I'll have to buy it online 🙁 The only target that carries it is about an hour away and I don't know if I want to make the trip to buy 2 things… Will definitely be trying it and I'm excited. The name on the site is still the same, I just put shea moisture in the search and it pulled up a whole ton of stuff.

    Unfortunately for me, I'm in FL and NOT in an area with a lot of "ethnic" people. Soooo long drives for me or dealing with shipping costs.

  • Anonymous says:

    I bought it today at target (after reading up on it) and I can't wait until this weekend so I can do my twist out… has gotten rave reviews……I've only been natural since last spring and I've been trying everything……I hope this works for me too 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I stumbled across this product about a month ago. I tried it on a twist out and have been hooked every since. It's affordable and lasts great! This is definitely a keeper. I have been telling transitioning co-workers about this stuff.

  • Anonymous says:

    I was browsing in Target and I had my eye on the Miss Jessie's products. They are terribly expensive. Me being the skilled bargain shopper that I am,I saw the Shea Moisure curl and style milk product and picked it up and compared it to Miss Jessies'. I compared first the price. It won out over Miss Jessie's hands down. Then the list of ingredients. Oh my a clear winner. I took it home and tried it. I was so impressed! It smells fantastic and it made my hair shiny and soft. I will be trying the smoothie because of this review and the other products in the brand line. Thanks!

  • Monarchland says:

    I saw this product totally by accident at Target. I have been a natural for about 5 years and I have my staples but I wanted to try a new moisturizer that me and my girls can use for the winter with good ingredients. With wash day at my house today I hope we get the great results that everyone else had. Not to mention the price is great for the amount of product. I want to try other stuff from their line.

  • Anonymous says:

    I just recently brought this product and so far I love it! Used in on my TWA for a dry twist out (great results) and on a wash-n-go..great curl definition. Made my 4b-ish TWA look moisturized, and my hair felt soft..a little does go a long way.. smells good–not overpowering like I expected. Very pleased!

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow!! Everyone is in agreement about this product!! I just bought it today (after seeing the price of Miss Jessie). I am about to try it tonight on a two strand twist with bantu knots. Lets see how this works. Ladies you rock!

  • Anonymous says:

    I went to Target to purchase Ms Jessie's Curly Pudding, but was floored by the price! I went back and forth trying to decide whether to purchase the 'smoothie' or the 'pudding'. I selected the smoothie and I'm glad I did! My hair has never been so soft and it smells wonderful! I'm definately a fan!

  • Anonymous says:

    I have been natural for about 1 year and three months! After trying Kinky Curly which was kind of pricey I decided to try something new. So I switched to the Just for Me Hair Milk shampoo and conditioner and started using the Shea Moisture Smoothie. It works wonderfully. I sometimes mix it with Kinky Curly Curling Custard to get that extra curly look and it works wonderfully! I absolutely love it!

  • Anonymous says:

    im loving every single bottle of the shea moisture products…

  • kitka82 says:

    I had issues with this product the first time I used it too. I washed, applied leave-in, oils to seal, and then applied the smoothie. My hair was goopy, filmy, and undefined. The second time I tried it, I figured it out:

    After co-washing, dried hair some with an old t-shirt, then applied leave-in and THEN the smoothie. The product contains enough oils to serve as a good sealer. VOILA – soft, shiny defined 4a/b hair! *yay*

    Also works great for a twist-out.

    PLUS this is even better when applied over Shea Moisture leave-in (not the one at Target). The one that's hard to find in stores LOL.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is a great product!! I have been all natural for two years now and have tried EVERY thing out there for defining curls and elongation…From Kinky-Curly to Miss Jessie's to Cantu Shea Butter..THIS IS IT!!! It does exactly what i need it to do! It moisturizes the hair without being heavy or greasy as well as defines the curls and holds the curl without being crunchy or hard (I DO NOT like crunchy hair!!)

    A small amount goes a long way with this product! Over use will leave a residue however you can easily get day 4, 5 or even 6 day hair out of this product before you need to wash.

    This product is all natural and leaves hair soft, smelling great and beautiful!! I am so glad I tried it out! For $10 you can't beat it!!!

    Sorry Miss Jessie, Shea Moisture has you BEAT!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I used this product for the first time this weekend. It is FANTASTIC! I love it more than any of the other produts I have used (and I am a true product junkie – tried EVERYTHING). I would recommend it hands' down. I use it for my 2 strand twists and it elongates my curts/twists and keep them bouncy and very pretty. Great product.

  • Anonymous says:

    This product sounds absolutely amazing; I can't wait to try it. Does anyone know if it works on straight hair? My hair is natural, but neither kinky nor curly.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love this producr!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love love love this product. I couldn't get my hair to curl and once I used this it was a match made in heaven. You don't have to use much at all. I would recommend to leave the hair just a little damp and not to wet when applied. It leaves a slight white residue on my hair when first applied but it desolves in as it dries and leaves it shiny. I highly recommend and the price is manageble as well. Enjoy..

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the product review and other comments, now I see what I am doing wrong.

  • CurliciousBeauty says:

    This product is one of my faves! i use it daily in my cowashing and all styles! BOMB.COM! And I too hoard…eh, I mean, stockpile it! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I just got this product last night and love it already. It smells so good. Like everyone else said a little goes a long way. Does anyone know of a product I can use to make my hair curlier? Right now I have it in a little afro but I want it curlier like a texturizer without putting one in my hair. Thanks

  • Ms Nadine says:

    I tried this product and was AMAZED! You do not use as much product as you would with Miss Jessie's, which saves you money, and saves product, I had the shine for 7 days then I decided to cowash, if I didnt cowash then Im sure the shine woulda lasted until I decided to wash it out, I will never ever buy miss jessies after experiencing this product, this is a must have. I prefer to let air dry because I hate sitting under dryers, this product leave syour hair SUPER SOFT, unlike kinky curly, eco styler gels, and miss jessies. They all leave your hair hard crispy and crunchy. This product by itself (without any additional oils) will leave your hair soft and curly and beautiful!!! Totally worth the money! I will also invest in their other products in the future!

  • Stacy says:

    OMG I've recently purchased and start using and I'm in LOVE….I wear braid out 90% of the time and using this the 1st time I got the best braid out results EVER and I've been doing them since Nov 08….I highly recommend this product its fantastic :)….I did my hair this past saturday and add a tiny bit of eco w/ the this and talking about fantastic hair OMG the best…if u haven't tried it please do u will love it 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    It's a fav of mine too. At our Target store, Miss Jessies is on the same shelf but at eye-level. SheaMoisture is ALLLL the way on the bottom. Hmmm… I'm just saying… (i'm a marketing professional LOL)

  • Anonymous says:

    just bought it at target…and the cashier was like so many ppl are buying it….i have high hopes cause i have used some of their other stuff and love it…hopefully this can replace my carols daughter healthy hair butter.

  • Anonymous says:

    I so love this product too. How I found out about I was in a dept. store and the lady in front of me hair was so pretty and curly so I asked her what product does she use she wrote it down for me and for 2 other woman who was wanting the same info lol and I rushed out to Targets to get it. I used it 1st on my daughters hair awesome I'll be using it on mines tomorrow! I highly recommend this product

  • Anonymous says:

    The Coconut Hibiscus Hold & Shine is fantastic. I spray it on my hair in the a.m.; it does not weigh it down and causes no clumpiness. I use that and the deep treatment masque for DC and as a leave-in.


  • Anonymous says:

    Has anyone tried the Shea Moisture Hold & Shine Spritz? If so how did you like it and what are the ingredients?

  • Anonymous says:

    I just discovered Shea Moisture product line and am totally in love with most of Shea Moisture's products. I say most because I have not tried a a couple of the items like the Hold & Shine spritz and the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Cuticle Bonding Elixir. My hubby and I also love the shampoo. It left his hair soooo soft. He was like feel my hair, baby; it's soooo soft. The smoothie is very moisturizing too. I am a wash and go person. It keeps my 3c combo wavy, curly and coily hair shiny and soft.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm late lol. But this product is BOMB! My hair is so many textures, but I can now wash-n-go like a pro! I just make sure i detangle while I condition, and once I towel dry, I section my hair, apply the curl smoothie and scrunch! It'a amazing! I will never by anything else!

  • Accountable to God says:

    Wow, I really want to try this, but I can't find it at any target in my area. Even after searching for it on Target's website, I may have to go an hour out just to get it?

  • Anonymous says:

    I recently brought this product after doing a HUGE chop and I love it…my boyfriend loves to smell my hair…I do a wash and go but its sort of a process…I wash my hair..apply the smoothie…then rinse it just a little and towel dry…sounds like a lot but its really easy…and as i get dressed I let my hair air dry

  • Unknown says:

    I love this product! It totally renews my hair after wearing a twist out for 2 weeks. It keeps my hair soft and untangled. I don't think I want to use anything else.

  • Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful says:


    Im so happy to see that so many of you love this product as much as I do.

    How exciting to see that all of you enjoyed this review.

    Hey Veronica!!

    Thanks so much for letting me share this review with your readers.

  • Elle says:

    @Darshall Yeah, I'm thinking they changed the name of the product. I'm going to contact SheaMoisture to see if I can find out!

  • Unknown says:

    This is a great product… I could only find on at the Target store, it was not on the Shea Moisture website. The product name that I purchased was coconut and hibiscus curl enhancing smoothie…@Elle looking at the site it looks the same except for the name….maybe they changed the name of the product.

  • Elle says:

    I really want to try to this product. My Target doesn't carry it so I'm going to order it from

    HELP! I'm confused. The website calls this product Coconut Hibiscus Curling Souffle / Curl Hold Smoothie.

    Here is the link:

    Is this the same as the Curl Enhancing Smoothie? I don't see a product by this exact name on the website.

  • Anonymous says:

    I've been using the Shea Moistures products for a month and a half now. I love it! This is the second time I'm transitioning and for me it's making it so much easier. I actually recommonded it to some ladies at work. One loves it, the other one, not so much. I've learned that what works for you may not work for someone else and vice versa. I'm a certified PJ, so even though I love this product, I'm still exploring :).

  • Anonymous says:

    This stuff is GREAT!!! I was going to shell out the $$$MILLIONS for Miss Jessies, but I was in Target and tried it on a whim… OMG this stuff… I use it for twist outs, and for a wash and go… if you shingle it in your hair and spend a lil bit of time under the dryer… LOVE… Defined elongated curls that a little spritz of water and a little more smoothie the next day can return to day one hair… Don't walk, RUN to Target and get this stuff!

  • Bush Beauty says:

    i tried the deep treatment masque after the thickening shampoo from the same brand….HATED IT………my hair was a tangled mess there was no "slip" and i lost a good amount trying to comb thru after my shampoo……I'd like to believe it was that darn shampoo….who knows…….i've decided to try each product separately and see what happens…………for now i mix it with my cantu

  • Anonymous says:

    o.k. I'm going to Target as soon as I get off of work (yes, I'm on while at work but it's Friday at 3pm..shh don't tell anybody!!):)
    Thanks for contributing to my PJism considering I was just at Meijer on Wednesday to but Yes to Carrots since CN keeps raving about it!!
    p.s.-she was soo right, YTC is the bomb and I love it!!!!


  • Anonymous says:

    I guess this will have to replace the old shea moisture leave in conditioner. Im excieted and a bit nervous to try it out

  • Anonymous says:

    I totally love this product.. have been using it for about 1 1/2 months since I b/c. Just tried the shampoo and conditioner last weekend. It all works better than anything else I have tried.

  • JeweLz says:

    So I've been using EVERYTHING SheaMoisture for the past 2 months(at least). From their bodywashes to their lotions to their shampoos to conditioners and hold and shine mist… but I must say hands down that the curl enhancing smoothie is my favorite product. I typically use it for my wash and go's… and it gives me wonderful results! I usually do Nikki's method of cowashing/detangling/twisting in the shower and I use Herbal Essence Hello Hydration to detangle and I rinse it completely. I leave my hair in 6 twists when I exit the shower, blot dry and proceed to lotion up and dress. I then take a twist down, add some Yes To Cucumbers as a Leave in from rooth to tip. (I'll put a dollop of conditioner in my hand and take the section between both hands like a sandwich and slide down to my ends) Then I had a nickle-quarter sized amount of the curl enhancing smoothie the same way before finger raking it through a little bit. Sometimes I will scrunch a little just to help the curls to form. After I do this throughout my whole head, I usually rub Olive, Jojoba, or Vitamin E oil through my hair to seal in the moisture. My hair dries super soft and super defined and pretty much friz free… and it lasts about 3-4 days before I feel the need to cowash again. My hair is pretty long (mid-lower back length when blown out) and I'm kinda unsure about my texture but I definitely recommend this product for anyone wanting to achieve optimal results.

  • Anonymous says:

    I noticed Yes to Carrots has dimenthicone in it. Yes to Cucumber does not. Just wanted to throw that in there if anyone was concerned about cones.

  • DreamchaZer says:

    SO…I ran out and got the Shea Moisture Smoothie and Masque. LOVE IT!!! Perfect texture and hold. I also purchased the "hyped" Yes to Carrots…..LOVE IT!! So long expensive Miss Jessies products…!! My braid and curl looks so good!

  • Veronica says:

    Go JenellyBean !!!

    it looks great! I'm hearing rave reviews about this product I think I'm going to try it!

  • Anonymous says:

    Anon 3:37 some people like the look of defined curls/coils and some people (like me) don't care one way or the other. The people who like the look of popping or defined curls probably post a little more often. It's like anything else-preference. There's no *supposed to* in the equation. Do YOU like the way your hair looks and feels? Is your hair healthy? Try focusing on your goals and not what OTHER people seem to want or prefer. As a newbie, that will save you a whole bunch of stressing and money.

  • Anonymous says:

    why are we obsessed with achieving/getting curls? That comment isnt meant to be offensive, really its not…I am new to being natural and while reading natural blog I have noticed curl popping or products that give you curls are mentioned frequently. I am beginnig to wonder if I am supposed to have curls too?

  • Lavendar says:

    I haven't tried the curl smoothie yet, but I love, love, love the deep treatment masque as a leave-in and styler to do my braidouts on my transitioning hair. The softness and shine is amazing!

  • Anonymous says:

    I find it quite amusing after my bi weekly trip to target today and running into this same product and purchasing it it is on this website. It must be fate!! lol I just finished a wash and condition and am dying to try this stuff out. The smell is quite delicious and I'm hoping that it will leave me with a great twist out!! I will share results in the AM!!

  • Tressabelle28 says:

    I Am SOOOOO in LOVE with this product!!! I use the style milk for hold and the curl smoothie for moisture and shine. I have been using it for wash and go’s and I'm getting fab 5-7 day hair!! I use to use KCCC for my wash and go’s. But I could never get the volume and fullness I wanted, it really weighed my hair down. With this product I get everything I’ve longed for all in one! It gives great shine, hold that is not crunchy, and VOLUME! It smells so good I don’t even bother with perfume anymore. People are always asking what sent I’m wearing…it’s just the Shea Moisture! I have 2 textures on top of my head. One side is 3c curls, small spiral ringlets. The other side is 3a hair…just wavy no real curl. I am also a long term transitioner; I have about 3 inches of relaxed hair on the ends. That curl smoothie is so amazing, it even makes my 3a side and relaxed ends curl up to almost match my 3c side! I think it is the answer to anyone dealing with heat damage or relaxed ends. I tried Miss Jessie’s curly pudding (damn $38) …I must say it gave me pretty good results the 1st day, but that was it, one freakin day! The day after I used it my hair was dry, hard like straw, and dull after that 1 day. This product lasts…I wake up in the morning mist my hair with water and re-scrunch…then I'm out the door. It dries really quickly too, unlike KCCC which takes a whole dog on day! For $9.99 ladies….it's worth a try! This stuff is fantastic…can't wait to try it on my twist outs;-0

  • faye says:

    I love the curl enhancing smoothie. It really enhances my curls. When I did a twist out and my hair was so moisturized I didn't have to add additional moisture for almost a week. I did a wash and go tonight. I co-washed with Living Proof No Frizz conditioner…used the No Frizz Leave In and then added the smoothie throughout the hair…denman brushed the edges and the nape…put on scarf…hair is so smooth….I can't wait to see the results tomorrow…but I love that smoothie. I'm gonna have to buy a couple more.

  • Unknown says:

    I love the sheamoisture curl smoothie. It smells great and it gives my hair a beautiful shine also. I reviewed it about a month or two ago and it has definitely become a mainstay. I also use it to refresh my hair when I twist out using other products.

  • NaturallyU says:

    I have the deep conditioner that you can LEAVE IN and use as a styler!!! I have rinsed out and left in my hair and I love both results. I am in target all of the time so I was glad that this product worked for me.

  • Nikki says:

    I LOVE this product!! I bought it @ Target to replace my beloved Cantu Shea Butter. After purchasing the Cantu product regularly, I noticed that it started to feel watered down and it was time to switch it up.

    I love this smoothie and I'll stick with it as long as they don't change the ingredients.

  • J. says:

    I work at target and every time I pass by the isle with the SheaMoisture products I am tempted to pick it up and buy one of them.

    But I am on a personal USE IT UP Challenge, so I am unable to buy products at the moment. *sigh*

    Thanks for the review!

  • Ingrid's Craziness says:

    where you buy this oil and butter?? it has got a site?

  • Anonymous says:

    I just returned this today! I'm not heavy handed when it comes to products at all! Soooo, i washed and deep conditioned my hair and decided to do two strand twist. My hair was super soft but as soon as this touched my hair,that game was over. My hair felt like straw as I applied this product! It didn't feel good going on but as soon as it dried completely, my hair stayed shiny for about a week! and the twistout was crazy defined! I just didn't like the way it went on, so back to the store it went.

  • Unknown says:

    I am a fan of SheaMoisture products right now. I haven't tried this smoothie product yet, but I really like the Deep Treatment Masque, though I don't really use it as a deep conditioner as much as I use it for twists and twist-outs. It's so rich!

    Huge plus for buying hair supplies at Target vs. a traditional BSS (or even online): easy to return. If you don't like it, even if you've used some, just take it back. Easy-peezy.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am loving Shea Moisture!!! I want to try the curl enhancing smoothie but my hair hates anything with coconut oil in it 🙁 I do use the restorative raw shea products and they are SO AMAZING. The deep recovery mask looks and smells like sugary butter creme straight off of a bakery cake. My hair is so soft and shiny after washing and conditioning with these products. If you're hesitant about trying this line, get over it and get down to target, it's so worth it.

  • Anonymous says:

    ugh….i'm allergic to coconut. I desire to use it badly for my hair(and German Chocolate Cake and almond joy).***sigh*** 🙁

  • Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful says:

    I'm glad you ladies enjoyed my product review. I agree I was very heavy handed in my first application.

    Miss Tasha, I wouldn't advise using this with a wash n go. It will leave ur hair white and I don find it to blend into wet hair well.

  • Unknown says:

    I tried it as a wash 'n go kinda leave in and it didn't work well for me. I haven't tried it again since, as I'm saving it for when I do deep conditioner treatments instead. I've realized that the lighter I try to go with creams or butters, the drier my hair tends to be and it just needs something heavier. I love the conditioning cream though for a pre-poo detangling session. It's awesome.

  • CollegeGirl says:

    I just tried this product for the first time last night (coincidence?) and I LOVE IT TOO! This definitely has a secure spot in my rotation. My hair is soooooo soft and it smells sooooooooo good!

  • shamara says:

    I brought this about a month ago and really enjoy it. It smells great, leaves my hair really soft and moisturized. The only down side I've had is it starts to leave a small white residue with continous use. So you do have to wash you hair every week,sometimes I like to go aleast two.

  • Anonymous says:

    I liked it as a deep conditioner, but it left a film on my hair otherwise as I twisted. Other products (namely the entire Herbal Essences line and coconut oil) work for me just fine.

  • Tasha says:

    I have used this product and I LOVE it. I stock piled it because it constantly sells out at the local Target. I also use the shampoo, conditioner and the hold and shine daily moisture mist(really makes the hair shine). I really like all the products that I have tried in the SheaMoisture line. I definitely recommend this product.

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  • Anonymous says:

    Its AMAZING!! The smoothie works like a dream with olive oil eco styler gel and the combination elongates my hair like nothing ive ever used before! I would compare it to Kinky curly curling custard! The sheen you will get from this is superb and the smell is as if I dumped myself in a coconut dream. I havnt smelled product this good since I used curls milkshake.

  • Tiffany says:

    SOmetimes new to start with.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate

  • Anonymous says:

    I love this product as well.

  • Unknown says:

    I use this product and love it. She definitely used too much the first go round but her coils are pretty in the last pic.

  • DreamchaZer says:

    I've heard so much about their line, hope it works for me…*picks up purse, and runs to Target*

  • ~JOME~ says:

    I'm in love with this product. I got it a few days ago from Target and my hair loves it. You only need just a little to see the difference. My curls pop instantly and sometimes I put a little gel on my hair too for hold, but my hair feels really soft after using it. Just recently, my mom tried to take it to her salon so she can use it on some of her clients, lol! Yet, I would recommend a try because it is a very good product. I'm looking forward to using some of the other products from the Shea Moisture line as well.

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