Product Review: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie Review
Price: $9.99 for 12oz

Availability: Target & Walgreens

Product Claims: "Our Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie defines curls, reduces frizz and smoothes hair for a soft, silky feel. Restores moisture, creates brilliant shine and conditions hair without weighing it down for bouncy, healthy curls.

- Coconut Oil hydrates and protects hair while reducing breakage. 
- Silk Protein smoothes hair for a soft, silky feel. 
- Neem Oil controls frizz while adding brilliant shine.

All Shea Moisture products boast of being all natural with no sulfates, no parabens, no phthalates, no paraffin, no gluten, no propylene glycol, no mineral oil, no synthetic fragrance, no PABA, no synthetic color, no DEA, and no animal testing."

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut ) Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Magnifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avacado) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Silk Protein, Ammonium Salt, Melia Azadiratcha (Neem) Seed Oil,Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed oil, Sorbitol Esters, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Caprylyl Glycol, Essential Oil Blend, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hibiscus Flower Extract

Directions: Section hair and apply product sparingly to damp or dry hair. Do not rinse out. Style hair as desired. For best results, use as a styling cream for twist-outs, braids and wash-and-go styles.

My Experience: I LOVE this stuff! I've been using it for well over a year now. My mom started using Shea Moisture products and, of course, I had to try them out. I use this product when protective styling and doing braid/twist outs. Not only is it very moisturizing, but the moisture it gives is long lasting. I like that it works well whether I'm using it on damp or dry hair. When I'm protective styling, I like to use it to help mold my hair the way I want it. For example, when I do my chunky twist bun, it helps give me the perfect twists and keeps my hair moisturized for days. 

The product itself is thick and creamy. It has a sweet scent to it, which does tend to linger after it's been applied. I do not mind the lingering scent though because I really like the way it smells. With this product, a little goes a long way. Using too much definitely weighs down my hair for twist/braid outs. I can really tell the difference when I use this versus when I don't as far as the reduction of frizz and having smooth, soft hair is concerned. This product does a great job enhancing curls for me, too, although I still have to use a gel for hold. It doesn't claim to be a holding product thought so I'm okay with that.

Moral of the Story: I think this is a great styling product at a great price especially since it is very moisturizing and has quality ingredients.  

Has anyone else tried this product? Love it, hate it, never want to use it again?? Let us know your experience below


  1. I haven't tried the smoothie yet but I really like their hair milk. They seem to have similar ingredients so I'll have to try it out!

    1. I actually haven't tried the hair milk yet! Is it like a moisturizer? I might have to put that on my list to try, too.

  2. I would love to try it. Great review, dear!

  3. ME LOVES IT *in my high pitched off key soprano voice* LOL! I've been using this stuff for well over a year as the "holding" component in my bantu knot curls. It works like a charm every time. And you are soooo RIGHT about it lasting forever. This is one of the only products in my stash that I don't OD on!

    Thanks for the review chica!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. Lol! Yessss it's awesome! Same here - I'm usually quite heavy handed with products, but that just doesn't work with this product.


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