I saw a Youtube video from a lady who mixed the SM curling souffle and curl enhancing smoothie. Her WNG lasted 11 days!
So, despite the bad reviews of the souffle, I broke down and bought them. I just did my usual braid out. While I was applying the products, my hair didn't look that good. It was a bit frizzy and dull looking. Once it was dry, it looked really great. My hair was soft, moisturized, and shiny all week long. I didn't even have to do touch ups.
While I was applying the products, I noticed that I had a some itchy bumps at my hairline and a red blotch on my arm. My eyes were burning, but I just assumed product was running in my eyes.
The second time I used the smoothie and souffle combo, it was a complete disaster. My hands and eyes were itching and burning. The inside of my nose was burning, and my throat started closing up. I have never had such a severe reaction to anything.
That's just the way it goes for me. Whenever I find a product that works on my hair, I end up being allergic to it. I hate my skin. I'm always turning red or breaking out in hives.
I'm still trying to figure out which ingredient is the culprit. I first eliminated the smoothie, and used the souffle with a different leave-in. I, once again, had that severe reaction. As soon as the product touched my hand, my skin started itching. The next time I did my hair, I used only the smoothie. I think my hands itched a little, but the reaction was nowhere near as severe as with the souffle. I use the SM Curl & Shine shampoo and the Curl & Style Milk with no problems.
I've never read about anyone else having an allergic reaction like I did. So, for anyone who has normal skin, I highly recommend the SM curl enhancing smoothie and curling souffle. If my allergic reaction had been milder, I really would still be using it.