This was certainly one of those new to the hair care aisle products that I knew I wanted to get my PJ hands on several months back, yet never seemed to commit to simply because I knew it would finally always be there. Ever since the SheaMoisture line of goodies hit the stores of Target many moons ago, and most recently the shelves of your nearest Walgreens, flocks of natural hair ladies have been bum rushing, stocking up & relegating themselves to rainchecks (this gal included) in hopes of trying this line.
Even though these hands weren’t quick enough to snag a few things during the recent Walgreens BOGO sale, safely stored away in my stash was the Curl Enhancing Smoothie, a styler for natural hair ladies with thick curly strands that enjoys a ton of moisture. Formulated with shea butter, cococonut oil, neem oil (my personal fav), mango seed butter this smoothie that sets itself up as a pretty dense & creamy hair cream, managed to moisturize my growing fro quite easily.
After first using this with Oyin’s new Hair Dew a few weeks ago to set my weekly two-strand twists, hair was soft, pliable and stayed this way for the better part of 7 days. This week after experimenting with the Shine & Hold Mist as a leave-in, I experienced a bit of crunch that was more so to do with my heavy handedness than anything else.
The final outcome was actually pretty impressive after smoothing a smidge of hair butter over the top & issuing some major fluff action. This is definitely one of those stylers where you need to apply sparingly because it will deliver in the moisture department, especially if coupled with a good leave-in underneath. It promises to deliver body & shine, and having hair that’s was practically BORN with more than enough to spare, I can attest to the fro having some added bounce to it’s step. Did not experience much shine because of the slight over use, but still experimenting how much to use when twisting and using different leave-ins.
Apart from how well this works, I can tell you that you won’t be disappointed in the smell! *pauses to sniff*. Could it be the mix of Coconut & Hibiscus? I dunno…but it’s a fragrant, soft almost sweet smell that’s not overly bearing, but pleasant if you enjoy the smell of flowers.
For the price ($9) at most Walgreens & Target locations, this is a great styler if you’re planning on wearing protective styles, two-strand twisting for a weekly twist out, braid-out, flat twist etc. Have you guys tried the Smoothie? What were your results?