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Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk and Curling Souffle Review

I came across Shea Moisture products one day while cruising the aisles in my local Walgreens. I was taken aback by this “new” (at least to me) organic product line dedicated to refining “thick, curly hair”. But like a true conscious shopper, I turned to youtube for some review research. As always, I didn’t find anyone with my hair type that could fully convince me that I should spend the money for these new products. Then my favorite beauty bargain blogger G from Nouveau Cheap did a review. She described each product so completely, that I was once again on the fence about buying Shea Moisture. And low and behold the very next week Walgreens was running an amazing sale where each product was $9.99 AND they were all Buy One Get One Half Off. It was like the universe was telling me to buy something from Shea Moisture product line.

From G and others I realized the naming of the Shea Moisture products can create a bit of confusion.  I purchased from the Coconut & Hibiscus line (the orange one). There are two products that seemed to create the bulk of the questioning—Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curly Soufflé. The product named Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie is a creamy texture and is recommended by the website as their styling product. There’s also the Shea Moisture Curling Soufflé, which is more gel like and also promotes moisture and definition.

Ok so onto the products and their effects on my hair. So I bought the Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk, which is a leave in conditioner that acts as a “no-rinse protective styling cream”. It is a white cream with a delightful coconut scent. It is non-greasy and left my hair soft well moisturized. I especially enjoyed the smoothness of this product. It really reminded me of body lotion, but for my hair.

I also purchased the Shea Moisture Curling Soufflé because I feel gel textured styling products work better for me. There is a light hibiscus fragrance with small hints of coconut. The smell is not as strong as the Curl and Style Milk. I definitely enjoyed the non-chemical fragrance of this product. Also while the Soufflé is concentrated, it isn’t stiff and moves around easily in the jar. It really reminds me of jello. Yet when rubbed together in my hands it liquefied to a product that was easy to distribute from root to end. I liked that my hair did not stiffen with this product. As a down side, I did notice some shrinkage, but not enough to discourage me from future purchases. 

Both have the same label
Heres my wet hair, with product distributed in 1 inch thick sections from root to tip.

Here's my hair dried hair (same day just changed shirts)

Both of these products are definitely going in the keeper pile!

These products at ~$10 each and can be found at select Target and Walgreens. 

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