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Monday, April 30, 2012

Product Review: SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Souffle

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I've been meaning to try this since it debuted last fall since I'm a big wash-n-go gal, but since I had just started wigging it, I held off. So proud of my PJ self :D I ended up buying it in February. It's the only product in the SM line that is $11.99 (as opposed to $9.99) and it comes in a 12oz jar. Not sure why there's a price difference. It has agave nectar and flax seed oil in it. Two ingredients that I've heard are great for your hair and produce great results, whether your go-to style is a twist-out or wash-n-go. I started using it on my son right away. He had just gotten a cute lil mohawk that we decided to let him do for our vacation to Trinidad. I'd spritz it with water and put a dime-to-quarter sized amount of the souffle throughout, just sort of passing it through. I loved how it made his hair look, a little curls with a little bit of shine. I definitely don't think this product needs any sort of shine product under it or a heavy leave-in. It does leave your hands sticky, but so does Kinky Curly Curling Custard. I think it's the agave nectar in it, not sure. In the KC, I think it's the marshmallow.

Fast forward to Saturday. I decided to do a wash-n-go. I used my SM African Black Soap shampoo a little Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo (I love mixing shampoos!) and the Raw Shea conditioner then finished off with Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle. I just spritzed a little Jane Carter's Revitalizing Leave-In conditioner because it's light. I applied the souffle like I do the Kinky Curly, meaning I worked it through section by section with my fingers. I didn't use more than a little bit on my fingertips. The curl definition was great. I diffused a bit since I was going outside at night and it was cold as all heck on Saturday night! I liked the results and the shine! That night I just slept with my bonnet. The next day, I really hated how my hair felt, it was so sticky! It was sticky the night before mind you, but it bothered me more the next day! I've heard of people complaining about the stickiness and I always thought, "But Kinky Curly leaves my hair a little sticky too", but this is a whole other level of sticky. It drove me nuts!! I had to wash it out. The Kinky Curly actually allows me to achieve multiple day hair. I think the next time I will either use less of the souffle or not apply it the way I did, or try the Kinky Curly Knot Today leave-in under it. I used it on my vacation once and I just passed some through my whole head without working it in in sections and I liked how it looked. Maybe I'll stick to that method or try it in a twist-out, maybe a little of the Smoothie under. Who knows, but I definitely need to experiment a little more.

Right before washing it, I tried to get a good pic of the curl definition, but that didn't happen :|

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