I find that if use the smoothie alone, my hair feels a little grainy/grimy. I mix it with the milk for a better consistency. I pour about a quarter sized amount of milk in my palm then dip into the smoothie for about the same amount. Rub to mix, then distribute. I use about 8 such dollops at a time, and my hair loves it. I have noticed that my coarser sections of hair (crown, nape) respond better to the smoothie, and my finer sections like the milk more, but mixing seems to keep everyone happy. And I have to say, I had no earthly idea what people meant by "clumps" until I used this. It works really well.
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Dangerously open to product suggestion
3b, thick, angled bob, coarse, low(ish) porosity.
Favs:
Poo (when I get buildup): Bumble&Bumble Curly Shampoo
Lo-poo: L'Oreal EverCurl Cleansing Conditioner
LI: Aveda Be Curly Prep
Stylin': Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer for a natural full-bodied look, SheaMoisture Smoothie for finger curls.