I finally got my hands on some Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie thanks to one of my fellow Youtubers. It is hard for me being in the UK, because many of the great natural products tend to me made and distributed in the UK, thus I have to pay quite a lot of money to have them shipped to the UK.
Update: You can now buy the product from Amazon in the UK!!
Initially when I received this product I was very excited to try it after hearing mostly great reviews, the smell seemed yummy, emitting a mild floral fragrance. The first time I used this product was straight after my leave in, and when dried my hair felt very sticky as if I has drowsed it in oil.
The second time I used this product I decided to use it on dry hair and sealed with 100% organic unrefined coconut oil, the results were like day and night. My hair felt extremely soft, moisturised and supple. After colouring my hair I has been having an uphill struggle trying to get my hair to co-operate and feel moisturised...Shea Moisture was a god send to me!!
I would call this product a “light proteinser”, yes I have made up a word for it, because after all this product is throughly unique, it moisturises (and very well), whilst also adding strength to the hair strands with its ingredients, such as silk protein and neem oil which will aid in reducing breakage whilst adding smoothness and silkiness to your hair.
The only two reservations I have about this product are one, the name. I believe it has been marketed wrong perhaps as it didn’t “enhance” my curls at all, maybe someone with a looser hair texture from mine has more success in it defining their curls..if you did let me know. Secondly, the yummy floral scent that this product gives of, tends to turn into a sickly smell after around three days causing me to re-wash my hair sooner that I originally plan to.
<iframe width="480" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yT_2rR9qGt0" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen=""></iframe>
Overall, I love this product and if the opportunity presented itself to me again to purchase this product at a reasonably price I would definitely without a shadow of a doubt jump at the chance.
I give this product a 9/10
Curl Enhancing Smoothie Contains: de-ionized water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter)*, Macadamia Ternifolia seed oil, Mangifera Indica (mango) seed butter*, Persea Gratissima (avocado) oil, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) oil*, Aloe Barbadensis leaf extract, silk protein, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) seed oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) seed oil, Caprylyl glycol, Sorbitol Esters, essential oil blend, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract and Tocopherol (vitamin E). *Denotes certified organic ingredients. Tweet