Ickkkk!! I bought the shampoo as I'm always on the hunt for a sulphate free shampoo...well this one is just gross. My hair rarely gets greasy, it's naturally straight and somewhat thick. The shampoo makes me feel like I have to wash my hair every day, though I usually wash my hair every other day. It makes my roots greasy and my scalp itchy. It also doesn't lather well, but sulphate free shampoos rarely lather well any how. I'm super bummed that I have this crappy shampoo that was about $16. Avoid this one, there are better out there!
Drying and frizzing. Does exactly what it says it won't
I desperately wanted this to work for me, as I have bad frizz from an old colour treatment, despite babying my hair...and I have tried so many sulfate-free shampoos to no avail. Oddly enough, this shampoo and the accompanying conditioner made my dry, curly hair frizz even worse. :(
As with all things, your mileage may vary with this product - but for me, all it did was grease my roots, poof my ends, and left fine little new baby frizzies on top of my existing frizz. Too bad, because otherwise nice scent and great, easy packaging. That's why I gave it two lippies. A tad expensive, though. I will never repurchase, obviously.
HG for when I want to flat iron my hair.
I use the whole system - shampoo, conditioner, leave-in and heat protectant spray, and it majorly reduced the damage I get from heat styling, and it helps a lot with keeping my hair sleek and preventing the frizzies.
I wrote a more detailed review for the conditioner, if interested you can read more there.
I actually really like this stuff. I received a box set containing the shampoo, conditioner, and a small bottle of deep conditioner for christmas. My hair type is slightly unusual because I have coarse hair, very wavy/curly, but not much of it. It's annoying when people think that thick and coarse or fine and thin are the same thing concerning hair.
I have only been using sulfate free shampoos for about a year now, or even using just cleansing conditioners so I was used to it. People who complain about it not getting their hair clean probably weren't accustomed to it. It's so important though especially for long hair or trying to strengthen weak hair to use a sulfate free shampoo.
Yes, it does leave a slight coating on the hair...I don't use Pantene products because they leave a terrible waxy coating on my hair! But this I actually like because it's very minimal and is what makes my hair less frizzy.
If you have fine hair it might not be the best as it might weigh your hair down. But if you hate frizz, I really recommend this especially if you're looking for a sulfate free product. I feel like I've been shedding less since I've been using it as well. It's far better than the Matrix Biolage Smooth therapie.
Ok to start off with I have wavy, fine hair that is color treated and relaxed at the ends. I bought this Smooth Cure shampoo because it was sulfate-free. Everyone seems to be on the sulfate free bandwagon so I wanted to try it. It was the worst purchase I have ever made. My hair was actually tangling up while I was using it. I did use my Bain De Terre coconut conditioner because it has a good amount of slip. I tried to finger detangle in the shower. I rubbed a pea-sized amount of the coconut conditioner threw towel dried hair and tried to detangle again. My hair broke off because it was still so tangly!! Seriously. I ended up running to TJ MAXX because I know they have alot of salon products. Luck would have it that they had some Chi Infra shampoo, Mizani Fulfyl moisturizer and some more of the Coconut conditioner....I snapped them all up and stopped at Rite-Aid to pick up some Organic Root Stimulator (ORS) Replenishing Pack deep conditioner. I wet my hair and put the ORS on it, working it into every hair. I left it for 45 mins to deep condition. I shampoo'd, used the Mizani and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then I used the coconut conditioner. I was able to detangle out of the shower and then used Organix light argan oil serum. FINALLY I was able to get my hair to feel somewhat better. I can comb it, which is alot more than I was able to do after using horrid Joico. It was my first and only try of any Joico product. I will NEVER recommend Joico brand to anyone nor will I ever buy another product from them again. Buyer beware. Don't waste your money and end up with a head of hair you can't even comb like I did.
dont really care for the shampoo but i do like the conditioner and treatment ive tried (: ill list the ingredients below/
Smooth Cure Conditioner:
Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Quaternium-91, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxethyl Cetearamidopropyldimonim Chloride, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Astrocaryum QTucuma Seed Butter, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Caprulyl Glycol, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyquaternium-37, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Carpylhydroxamic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cirtic Acid, C11-15 Pareth-7, Laureth-9, Trideceth-12, Lauryl Glucoside, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Limonene, Fragrance, BCC12-Base
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aminopropyl Phenyl Trimethicone, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocodimonium, Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Hydrolyzed Soy Proetin, Caprylyl, Glycol, Hydroxyethyl, Cetearamidopropyldimonium Chloride, Gar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-37, Capryhydroxamic Acid Lauryl Glucoside, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Citric Acid, Dicapylyl Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Limonene, Fragrance, BCC12-Base
I usually use Joico's Moisture Recovery shampoo but wanted to try Smooth Cure since it's the summer (hot and humid) and I've never used a sulfate free shampoo, wondering about the difference it could make. Plus this was their newest line, and replaces Silk Result.
PROS: Really gentle. Going through the ingredient list, it looks like it, and in my hair I can feel it too. My hair never feels rough or dry after using this. It does later and foam up nicely for a sulfate free shampoo as well.
CONS: Requires more than other shampoos I've used. The bottle says "Later. Rinse. Repeat if necessary." If necessary!? It's necessary every time, even when I have nothing in my hair! It doesn't lather up or make my hair clean at all using this 1 time. And although it does clean my hair after 2 uses, it doesn't make it feel that way (it feels like I haven't washed my hair at all). One example of this I can give is there's always weight after using this, it never has that bouncy/fresh clean feeling.
OTHER: Smooth Cure, as a line, needs to have more consistent marketing. The official website says "tames all hair types" and "ideal for all hair types, from thick and coarse, to fine and frizzy. It's lightweight enough for the finer textures, yet effective on thicker and curlier textures". However the physical product says "curly/fizzy/coarse hair" and the conditioner says "ultra moisturizing" to boot. So I can see how people can get confused.
OVERALL: Not a bad product, but I won't return to it. If you want a really gentle shampoo it would be an option. Not sure if it adds weight to the hair or simply does nothing to counteract weight, but it's definitely smoothing as a result. I've used it with the matching conditioner and the Moisture Recovery conditioner, and nothing out of the ordinary to report. The SC conditioner leaves my hair smoother and the MR leaves it with more texture. I think total smoothing is overkill for my virgin hair so it's good to mix it with something else.
if you have fine curly hair this IS NOT FOR YOU STAY AWAY, this weighed down my hair after 2 uses , smells amazing tho .. how ever if you have extremly THICK THICK HARD TO CONTROL CURLY HAIR this is for you (: this worked wonders on my girl who has thick thick hair . this is ment for frizzy frizzy hair more in the 4a to 4c range of hair (: will moisturize the dryest hair, girl it a try if you have very very frizzy thick hair
The worst shampoo I've ever used!!
I wanted to try sulfate free shampoo because my hair is colored. I have fine brown hair that tends to get oily after a few days, but I can usually make a blowout last for 2-3 days. Well, this is by far the worst thing I've ever put in my hair. I have been sitting here wondering why my hair has looked like such crap all week! Its been greasy at the roots, flat, lifeless and feels & smells dirty even after shampooing. After a few days, this shampoo & conditioner are the only explanation....wish I could return it but the store i purchased it from doesn't take returns :(