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.



My Hair Care Regimen

I have very curly hair, previously I would only shampoo my hair once a week just recently I started this new shampoo diet that my aunt told me about, I am only shampooing my hair the first day of every month now.  I condition almost every day sometimes I skip a day, conditioning is always my first and last step, you will understand in a few.  When I condition I make sure to scrub and massage my scalp for about a minute (since shampoo does most of the actual cleaning, I want to make sure I get all the nasty stuff off of my scalp with out over drying). Then I comb my hair with my fingers and tie my hair up in to a bun while I wash my face, body, and brush my teeth. Last I flip my head over, take out the hair tie and rinse off all the conditioner by scrunching my hair.  When I am done I dry my hair with a paper towel by once again, scrunching.  Towels create frizz while the paper towel locks in moisture.  I feel that the most important  steps are to RINSE YOUR HAIR UPSIDE DOWN AND DRY WITH PAPER TOWEL!  I have not yet gotten any complaints about  smelly hair and I ask my boyfriend and roommate to sniff my head all the time!

I just got my hair cut, I am starting a hair growth journey and will be trimming my hair every 3 months.  Even though I look nasty in some of these pictures, here are some pictures that show the type of hair I have.



curly haair

curly haair



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.


Brushing, the When and How you know that the worst time to brush your hair is when it is dry, and when it is wet it’s most likely to break?  So when is the right time to brush your hair you ask? The answer is to NEVER brush it.  Combing curly hair is the best way to detangle with little to no damage.  Water makes your hair get tangled easily and friction is caused between dry hair and your brush this is one of the reasons why your hair gets frizzier when you brush it.  The best way to comb your hair is while you are in the shower with your fingers or a wide tooth comb like this after you have applied conditioner.  The conditioner acts as a a de-tangler and it is heavy so there is little to no friction.


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!


Silk Pillows


Changing from cotton pillowcases to silk ones can drastically improve your hair and skin!


Many of us go to extremes when it comes to preventing our hair from getting split ends, but did you ever think that your pillow case could be the problem? 99.9% of our population sleeps on cotton pillow cases. The tossing and turning that we do while sleeping on our cotton pillow cases are very harsh on the hair and skin.  Using a silk pillow case reduces your chances of breaking your hair and it also reduces the amount of frizziness you wake up to.  If you are like me and are always looking for an easy fix this is definitely a product you may want to invest in.


Have you ever woken up with pillow lines on your face that announce to the world that you have just woken up?  Sometimes these lines can stay on your cheeks for up to an hour after you have woken up!  Unlike cotton pillows silk pillows are not rough and do not pull on your skin, this keeps you from waking up with those ratchet lines and it also acts as an anti-aging agent by preventing wrinkles.  The threads in silk pillows are also woven tight which keeps dust and other allergens out, this is especially important for people who have skin that is easily irritated like mine.  Silk is also a fabric that is not very absorbent so it does not collect hair and face oils that will sit on your pillow and get into your pores the next day, this also keeps your face moisturized because your pillow is not sucking up your face cream.


I have owned two silk and one cotton pillow case for years the three pillows sat on my bed and I always used the cotton one.  A few months ago I found out about the wonders of the silk pillow case and I like it a lot.  I don’t really notice the anti-aging effects because I am 19, but I have noticed other things.  I noticed that with the silk pillow cases I don’t see strands of my hair on my pillow in the morning, I don’t wake up to pillow lines on my cheeks, and my personal favorite, my hair is not frizzy in the morning; this is a big deal for a person who has very curly hair like myself.  I highly recommend silk pillow cases.

Tell me what you think and let me know about the benefits or negative effects you have experienced with silk pillow cases.

Additional Information

Here is one that I found online that seems to be priced reasonably.  Keep in mind many hair stores sell these pillow cases so maybe shopping around for one you like wouldn’t be a bad idea.  Lastly, know that I have not purchased anything from this site before, always look at website reviews before buying from a new website.  I got my information from personal knowledge and this website.