Hola peeps! Today I am sharing a product review of Shea Moisture’s Curling Souffle. I must say that I discovered their products a little over a year ago. The very first SM product I used was their Organic African Black Soap Shea Butter Wash and fell in love with it! I still use it as my daily facial wash, as it helps to keep my skin clean and free of breakouts.
I later moved on to their hair care products—Curl & Shine Shampoo, Curl Milk, and the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Again all great! However, sadly this didn’t work out as well. Here is a list of their key ingredients just so you know what I was working with:
- Agave Teqilana Leaf Extract: Provides natural hold and shine
- Sugar Cane Extract: Provides natural hold and shine
- Pectin: Provides natural hold and shine
- Vegetable Glycerin: Natural humectant and conditioner (just enough is used in this special formulation to retain moisture, but not enough to cause frizz and dryness in certain climates / temperatures)
- Baobab Extract: Contains vitamins A, C, D, E and F to fortify and strengthen hair
- Coconut Oil: Rich in fatty acids, hydrates and protects hair from heat and chemical damage
- Certified Organic Shea Butter: Rich in vitamins and fatty acids, it deeply moisturizes and repairs damage to the hair and scalp
- Pro-Vitamin B-5: Provides moisture and shine, while repairing hair shaft
- Aloe: Conditions and softens hair, while acting as an anti-inflammatory to help soothe and treat scalp irritation
- Vitamin E (Vegetable Derived): Helps promote healthy hair growth and repair damage
**list courtesy of: http://www.naturalhomeandgarden.com
After my semi-blowout that I did for my 2yr Nappiversary last week I applied this to my freshly washed hair. Excited because I always had good results with SM I started to section off and shingled the product in my hair. I immediately noticed how sticky **caused by the Agave nectar maybe?** it was on my hands and even more so in my hair—ick! That was an instant turn off. Not to be defeated I continued to work it through my hair in hopes that it would blend in like a butter/cream. Nope, didn’t happen!
After the product was all in I went about my daily routine in getting ready for the day. Normally my hair would be semi-dry by the time I leave out the door **which is an hour later** unfortunately this left my hair wet and with a sticky film. As the day continued on it was still wet and gross feeling! Sadly this is one SM product that is not meant for me. Perhaps it will work better in the summer or on fine hair, who knows?
I washed my hair today and my tresses are finally starting to feel normal again. I don’t know if it was the product or the blow-fry but I am not using nor doing either again! This Curling Souffle will remain on my product shelf until I can find a new home for it. So, has anyone else tried this? Did it work for you–why/why not? Do tell…
**Product was purchased by moi.