This curl enhancing smoothie is great! It allows my natural curls to air dry without the frizz or lose of curl pattern. I love the smell a well.
I recently did "the big chop" and now have a short crop hairstyle. My curl pattern is Type 3c (curly corkscrews coils). What I like about this smoothie cream moisturizer is that it's effective on curl definition for my hair. Regardless of if my hair is damp or really dry, I just put some of this cream on and the curls begin to form immediately and lasts all day long. I love the smell too and it's never left any residue in my hair. The only drawback is that this cream can leave my hair "hard" if I use too much. This smoothie cream is perfect for moisturizing my hair at night before wearing my satin bonnet and during the day. I give it a B+ grade for sure.
This is a easy to find natural hair product that is reasonably priced. I have very dry hair and it is moisturizing for wash and go's (naturally curly sttyles) I also use the gel on top of it.... If I use it for a set I use it with a leave in conditioner a cream and an oll to seal moisture I love it and will buy it again. I do suggest for very dry hair that you use a leave in conditioner and seal the hair with an oil after use
I bought this on a whim at Walgreens. I have very unruly, hard to manage hair and simply hadn't tried this brand yet. I love this product and will buy until they stop making it. It smells like mango-coconut rather strongly. I am very happy the smells fades quickly and leaves a faint smell behind on my hair.
This is a bit tricky to apply. I apply to damp hair and take a small amount (a dab, maybe a dime size) and rub between my hands.The product turns creamy and white. I then apply slowly in sections, trying to cover all my curls. I then scrunch and air dry.
My curls are defined and my hair is soft and shiny. I can even sleep and wake up and my curls still look good. Second day hair with curls can be very hair to make look good.
I have been using this for about a month and have not noticed a build up with this product. I only shampoo once every two weeks and co-wash daily or every other day. I do not use a clarifying shampoo, just a moisturizing one.
i am on my third jar. Smells great, makes my hair feel great...sometimes i find it feels TOO soft. Other than that I have nothing bad to say about the curl enhancing smoothie
I got this on a whim at Target one day (passing through the makeup and hair care aisles is, admittedly, a weakness of mine, even if I only went there for juice). I got it on sale for around $7.00 I believe.
First off, a little overview of my hair: I have fine hairs, but a lot of them. Classification-wise, I'd say it's mostly a mix of 2C/3A. Length, about down to my lower back. My hair is NOT African-American hair.
I do really love this product, and it will last me a long time. I don't mind the tub design that much. After I get out of the shower, I dip my finger into the smoothie and take that little dollop and rub it between my hands, then rake it through my hair and scrunch, then air-dry.
It provides mild hold. No crunch as it's drying. If you have hard to control hair, I'm not sure if this would work well for you without the aid of another product.
Also, I love the smell, it's very coconut-y, and since I use Aussie shampoo/conditioner, the scents blend well together, lol. It is a strong smell, though, which I knw some people aren't fond of, and it does linger.
You need to apply this when your hair is fully damp though, because if you apply it to parts that are already getting dry, it'll feel a bit stringy, no me gusta.
Overall, I'll definitely repurchase this when I use up the tub I have (which will be a while). Very happy I picked this up.
I tried this when it first came out a few years ago. Back then when I was lacking solid knowledge about my curls and the science of product application. I picked this up thinking it was going to be my HG. So the first go around it was an epic failure. I did'nt section off my hair and rake it thru. I just slopped it on and when it didnt perform like I desired I tossed it under the sink only for it to later make it to the dumpster. So a few months ago I decided to give it another try. This time I did the sectioning off and joined it up with another SM product. What a huge difference it made. Even used by itself it made for a great wash n go. A little goes a long way because if you get a little to heavy handed with it the product will definitely dull your hair and make your curls a limpy mess. Overall I have made SM line my HG for my hair. I love it.
For reference, my hair is relaxed and I stretch for 12 - 16 weeks in between relaxers (my natural hair could be classified as 3C - dense, corkscrew curls). I purchased this product at Target for $9.99. I tried to incorporate this into my regimen as my moisturizer, but found it too heavy and it made my hair hard. The reason for the hardness was because this product contains protein (too much protein & not enough moisture = hard hair). So now I use this as the basis for a bi-monthly protein treatment (2 tsps of Smoothie, 1tsp of honey, and a cheapie water based conditioner). It is excellent for making your hair stronger because of its protein, it just didn't work for me as a moisturizer. I have repurchased (on my second container) and would recommend.
I checked yes, but am actually on the fence about repurchasing. I bought this when first natural and hated it. I'm 4c and have no curl pattern, so was disappointed when working this through my hair and zippo. It stayed in my closet for almost a year. During that time I learned that I can achieve texture, even curl pattern with gel. The problem with gel is that it leaves hair crunchy and most naturals hate that. Since my hair is coarse, wirey and thick, I have naturally hard feeling hair so gel doesn't bother me as much. I stumbled on a youtube video where someone mixed SM Smoothie with gel, (you only need a tad of the smoothie). So I pulled this up from the bottom of my closet and experimented. I was very pleased with the results from twists. I've been able to finally use this. I've mixed this so far with Eco-Styler Olive Oil, LA Looks Polish Perfect, and used it under homemade flax seed gel. If you buy this and don't like it, find a way to use it. It can be a decent leave-in, too. I'm thinking that the company could tweak this and make it better. But apparently, it works great as is for a lot of people. I'm just not one of them.
I use this product on my hair and on my 4 year old's hair. I have short, natural hair that has a 4a curl pattern. My daughter's hair is below her shoulder blades and is a 2c,. This is a decent moisturizer, but I prefer the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque used as a leave-in. The product is perfect for my daughter's finer, wavy hair and leaves her with defined curls and lot's of shine. Don't use more than a dime size amount or less.