I love this product too! I started using it a few months ago, hoping to find something to aide my fine, but thick (meaning a lot of) curly hair. This stuff works, in terms of thickening hair. I can't say that it's done much for growth considering that I've been wearing my curls more often, than using heat, but I will say I have noticed a difference in the thickness of each strand.
cleans enough for co-washing, does not have slip however!!! I get second hair day using this with its shampoo an the cream and sealer from the same brand. My hair is healthier. But I need slip!
This is a pretty good condish for co-washing, although it doesn't have much slip. I like the ingredients and the smell- and I think I find it volumizing, but who knows for sure. I am more impressed with the green label Milk product, which I love as a leave-in. I will also be purchasing the green label spray and shampoo. This is my fave line so far from SM- not too heavy, but provides good moisture and helps me control my frizz without always having to use an oil sealer.
Loving this line! I can't sing enough praise. My 2b/2c fine hair loves this stuff! I used to use the SM Smoothie and Souffle(and not a lot of it!). Was happy with both products until I used this with it. My hair way oily and gross! Then I decided to give this product the chance it deserved and just used it with the products from the Yucca line. AND wow! What a difference! My hair is so soft! I never noticed the product feeling on my hair when I used the Smoothie/Souffle! Less frizz, more volume, super soft hair! I'm just in love! Works just as good as the Smoothie/Souffle(at least for me) but this trumps both, imho! Give it a shot if you have fine hair! :)
I LOVEEEEEE THIS STUFF!!! It smells great and does wonders to my hair. I use it as a styler with shea moisture coconut and hibicus curling smoothie and the olive oil eco styling gel. The curling smoothie helps moisturize my hair, while the gel (i use a little bit) prevents frizz and adds definition, and this product make my hair BIG AND SOFT!!! i really cannot live w/o this product and i want to buy more of the shea volumizing line!! im a mix of 3a (in the bottom), 3b (midddle), and 3c(top) hair.
I’m not a fan of the smell (very strong and over powering) but I love how soft my hair feels after using this product. If you can deal with the scent then I’d say go for it but if not then stay away.
I love this stuff, and use it mostly as a seal (if you look at the ingredients, it's practically all oils that have been emulsified) at the end of my wash and go. A little goes a long way. I also blend it with my cheap conditioner to get a more even distribution. It ads a beautiful shine to your hair with all those oils. I wouldn't give it any particularly volumizing effects, although I did notice that my hair doesn't sit as close to my head as it used to. Use it for the shine!
This conditioner has great slip and is very moisturizing. However, I have not noticed a difference in volume or thickness. A good conditioner overall~
One of my favorites from Shea Moisture. The smell is a heavenly jasmine flower and this stuff soaks into your hair without water. You don't need too much but I use a little more than needed because my hair is thick. You don't have to have straight hair to use this. I have an afro but my hair strands are thin and very brittle. This helps with cruunching of the hair, a leave-in, and adds protein and nutrients to your hair, strengthening it and is a natural hair growth supplement for those who think that 4b or 4c hair is impossible to grow long even after heat styling damages and sun rays. It does what it says on the bottle. My hair has growed an inch after ultimate heat damage and it's still growing. I would use this anytime or even daily. The best part, there is no residue and you don't have to refresh with this conditioner for another 5 days! That's amazing if you ask me. Oh and it doesn't last as long as long as other shea moisture products. It last about 3 months, 4 if your stingy. It works well with other products as well.
This stuff is great! It says that it is for thin hair but I think it would work for any hair type since my hair is very coarse and dry and it is great for me. What attracted me to it initially, was that I seen it has biotin in it which will help your hair grow. But since using it, I love it. The smell is so sweet and just wonderful. It moisturizes my dry hair and detangles really good. It's a great leave-in since it's not too thick or thin. Great conditioner!
Great product! LOVE the smell. Usually use it as a leave in and helps tremendously with detangling.
Love love love this product! One of my favorites and really works to add fullness to your hair!
This is probably my favorite conditioner so far. It is light enough that my hair doesn't feel weighed down, but it moisturizes really well. Like others have been saying the smell is absolutely amazing. I have to try really hard to keep myself from randomly smelling my hair during the day... Its an amazing product, and the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I'm not sure that it adds a lot of volume.
It detangles well! I used this as my co wash with the curl and style milk! It's very light too. Good stuff! I love the milk in this line even more tho!
Yep This ones a winner. I have used it mostly as a leave in. It adds great volume to my wash-n-goes, but I don't think it thickened my hair any.
This product can be used as a rinse out or leave-in. This has become my staple leave-in for the past few months. I bought it months ago and I it last forever b/c a little goes a long way. I would compare this products properties to Giovanni's direct leave-in except this product has more slip. It offers a great balance of protein and moisture and I would highly recommend it.
I have been using this product on my thin edges and thin crown area for approximately two months, and I’m EXTREMELY happy with the amount of growth!! My edges and crown are full and curly without ANY sparse areas. I massage a little into these two areas as well as pat a tiny bit over my entire hair at night before putting on my bonnet and going to bed. In the morning my 4a coils are moisturized, silky soft, and shinny. A word on the fragrance, it smells like a honeysuckle bouquet which is just fine with me. However, upon waking in the morning the smell is completely gone which means it won't last for days. I would highly recommend this product for any curly experiencing thinning and/or desiring more moisture. This is definitely a staple product!
Hi Curlies, The scent is very strong, and great to use after a Ayurvedic powder treatment. It detangles well and has good slip, but I don't really think I saw a difference volume wise, from using the Restorative Conditioner. I actually prefer the Restorative Conditioner over this one, because the smell can be too much for me, it smells overly 'perfumy', while the RC smells natural and gentle. -Samii
Ingredient Attributes: moisture, anti-humectant