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Old 03-20-2014, 09:26 AM   #1
 
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Default Best Shea Moisture Shampoo?

I'm trying to decide which I will buy. I currently use the curl and style milk and curl enhancing smoothie, but wondering if you all like any of the shampoos?

My priority right now is to reduce breakage and promote stronger hair!


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Conditoner/Detangle: V05 Moisture Milk (Passion Fruit Smoothie), Aussie Moist
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:09 PM   #2
 
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I personally liked the Coconut & Hibiscus 100x better than the Moisture Retention. Haven't tried the Yucca, and the Tahitian Noni & Monoi smells amazing but made my hair super limp (it says it has "straightening" ingredients in it).
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:30 PM   #3
 
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If you want to strenghten your hair, prote´n is probably the way to go. In the coconut& hibiscus line is prote´n, even so in the Yucca&Baobab. As far as I know, there is no prote´n in the Moisture Retention one. I only tried the c&b one, and liked it a lot.

According your signature you have medium thickness, but I think according your picture you have fine strands. Your hair looks very much like mine. Fine hair needs in general more prote´n than coarser hair (exceptions there of course).

If your hair is breaking really easily, you could possibly try to use the co-wash method together with washing with low-poo. For example, once a week low-poo wash and twice a week co-washing. This is a little bit more gentle for your hair than washing always with (low-)poo.

Why do you think you have breakage?

edit: the two products you are already using from the SM C&H line have prote´n in it
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highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

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Old 03-21-2014, 05:10 AM   #4
 
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I've only ever tried the Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo from SM, but I love it. It's my go-to shampoo and I use it basically every time I wash my hair.

It's REALLY moisturising, but also really cleansing, so it's the best of both worlds. Also, it contains protein which is great for strengthening hair.

Like I said, I haven't tried any of the others, so I can't really say whether they're good or bad. But it seems, from what I've read on these boards, that people have quite mixed results with the Moisture Retention shampoo and, overall, the Coconut & Hibiscus comes out on top.

That's just my two cents though
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Co-wash: As I Am Coconut
Conditioner: TRESemmÚ Naturals
D/C: Nothing But Intense Healing Mask
Leave-in: As I Am / Giovanni Direct
Styler: Umberto Giannini Scrunching Curl Friends Jelly / KCCC


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Old 03-29-2014, 09:29 PM   #5
 
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The only SM shampoo I used was C&H. It was moisturizing but I have switched to the no poo method and using African Black Soap.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:24 AM   #6
 
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Yeah I often find myself going back to the purification masque. Makes my hair feel soooo soft and clean


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Conditoner/Detangle: V05 Moisture Milk (Passion Fruit Smoothie), Aussie Moist
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Styling: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl Milk, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:10 AM   #7
 
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Coconut & Hibiscus (the salmon-colored line)
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Cowash: CJ Daily Fix
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 2chic BK&AO
RO: TN Radiant Care, Giovanni SaS, Ogx BKT*, Sukin Nourishing, SS Caitlin's, various
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