Curl Enhancing Smoothie by Shea Moisture Review

I’ve been using this product for about a week and love it. I made a review to show you the results and tips on applying it.

I bought this product at Rite Aid, it was $12.  I think it is a good price for the quality and quantity of the product.



The Secret to Curly Roots is in the Rinse!

rinseThe way you rinse out your shampoo and conditioner determines your volume for the day.  I think I may have founded this idea and I live by it, rinse your hair upside down.  When you are standing upright and rinse your hair your hair rests flat on your head, on the other hand when your hair is flipped over it is being lifted off of your head.  Make sure you are standing with your legs apart to keep your balance then flip your head so that the top of your head is nearly parallel to the ground and let the water run, you may run your fingers through your hair a few times and make sure you scrunch it a lot.  Then flip your hair upright and dry it.  Comb your hair in the shower before you rinse it because if you wait until you are out of the shower, you risk flattening the hair on the top of your head again.  My hair strands near my roots used to be straight and the rest of my hair would be curly, since I started doing this my curls now start at my roots.


To Shampoo or Not to Shampoo hmmm

shampooDid you know that your scalp makes natural oils that nourish your hair, these oils help to moisturize and keep your hair healthy and strong. People who have straight hair usually have to wash more often because it  gets oily fast.  However when you have curly hair the oils take longer to reach the tips because it has to go through all the winds and curves it the hair strands, this can take a few days depending on the person.  Washing your curly hair every day can lead to dry and weak hair, when you do shampoo your hair only apply shampoo to the roots! NEVER THE ENDS! Many people think that the more suds that you get while scrubbing mean your hair is getting cleaner, this is WRONG, actually the suds are the enemy.  The suds in your shampoo are caused by sulfates, sulfates are in

“90% of soaps, shampoos, conditioner, shower gels, shaving cream, facial cleansers, detergents, toothpastes, mouthwash, dish soap, cleaning products, cosmetics, lotions and other products that “foam” and “bubble.”-Lana Loketff

Do you really wanna use the same chemical that is in detergent and cleaning products on your scalp?! I don’t think so.. Sulfate has alcohol in it that dries out your hair and scalp, this is why your hair feels so nasty after shampooing.  An easy fix is to buy a sulfate free conditioner.  Remember, moisture is the key to healthy hair, and dry hair will surly lead to split ends!