Shea Moisture. .?

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Do you guys think the Curl Enhancing Smoothie is better for Winter time or summer? (I know some people use it year
round) What are anti-humecant and humecants, and what what seasons are they better for? (Where I live it's Cold in the winter, hot and humid in the summer) .
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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
Haven't tried the Smoothie.

Here are some helpful links!

Humidity, Humectants and the Dew Point

Humidity, Humectants and Hair

Humectants Used in Hair Care Products
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2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots/normal po. shaft. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Jason Mango bodywash, CeraVe Foaming
[/B]Cowash: Cure Care + water
RO: Cure Care, V05 KL, G SAS
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF, DE Shine & Refine, AB Strong Hold gel, SM C&S milk
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
Humectants are generally better during moderate dews. They pull water from areas of greater concentration to lower concentration

So if you live in an arid climate (with low dews), a humectant may actually pull moisture out of your hair and release it into the air. If you live in a very humid climate (high dews), the humectants may draw too much water from the air and into your hair, causing it to frizz.

High dews are more important than straight humidity % for assessing products. Try the Frizz Forecast on this site!
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots/normal po. shaft. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Jason Mango bodywash, CeraVe Foaming
[/B]Cowash: Cure Care + water
RO: Cure Care, V05 KL, G SAS
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF, DE Shine & Refine, AB Strong Hold gel, SM C&S milk
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
Humectants are generally better during moderate dews. They pull water from areas of greater concentration to lower concentration

So if you live in an arid climate (with low dews), a humectant may actually pull moisture out of your hair and release it into the air. If you live in a very humid climate (high dews), the humectants may draw too much water from the air and into your hair, causing it to frizz.

High dews are more important than straight humidity % for assessing products. Try the Frizz Forecast on this site!
Originally Posted by wavydaze
Thanks, my only problem is that it says it's an anti-humectant, but has vegetable glycerin. ..


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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
Thanks, my only problem is that it says it's an anti-humectant, but has vegetable glycerin. ..


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Originally Posted by KiraSavannah
I have noticed that about a few shea moisture products, but I think that because the glycerin comes after the various oils in the ingredients that the oils cancel out the humectant properties. I have been using both the curl and style milk and the coconut and hibiscus condish and have noticed less frizz with these products. So far I really like shea moisture and I plan to try many more of their products.
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Type 2B - 3A
Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap
I live in hot TX where dew points & humidity are high in the summer. I use the Shea moisture curl smoothie & milk. And I have no frizz. I put the smoothie on my ends because it works like a sealer. The I use the milk on my hair from root to tip because the milk is a moisturizer. The on tip of that I use the Softee conditioning gel. My hair loves this summer conmbo. No frizz. If I use anything ill use the curl enhancing milk in the winter.
I recently discovered the SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk and I love it love it love it! Works really well for very high dews (summertime FL). It does have protein though, so bear that in mind. (I have fine hair.)
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots/normal po. shaft. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Jason Mango bodywash, CeraVe Foaming
[/B]Cowash: Cure Care + water
RO: Cure Care, V05 KL, G SAS
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF, DE Shine & Refine, AB Strong Hold gel, SM C&S milk
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
Thanks

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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
I think it is definitely about obtaining a balance. For instance, at one point I was layering 3 different gels as the summer season began. Each gel had glycerin in it and my hair 'poofed' like no other. So I think making sure a balance of moisture, emollients, etc. help you with sustaining frizz.
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
I agree samanthacurls. I was using the organic root stimulator twist & lock gel without a leave in or oil before & my hair was a big frizz ball. But now that I switched my gel & added a leave in, moisturizers, & oil no frizz.
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I use it year round but am currently experimenting with curl junkie for the summer. It's a lot lighter but my hair still feels moisturized ill keep you posted on my results Shea Moisture. .?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1372445154.508915.jpg
I use it year round but am currently experimenting with curl junkie for the summer. It's a lot lighter but my hair still feels moisturized ill keep you posted on my results Attachment 36862
Originally Posted by CurlyCutie1394
Thanks, please do!


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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
Thank you guys as well

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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
I use Shea Moisture products and I want to try the style milk. I have heard great things about it. I use the deep cleansing shampoo, the moisture retention shampoo, the deep conditioning masque as conditioner, the curl enhancing smoothie, etc.
Last relaxer: May or June 2007
BC: May 10, 2013
Type: 3b/3c
Hair properties: curly, wavy & fine texture; medium thick to thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity

Current Loves:
Shampoo: Shea Moisture Black African Soap Deep Cleansing, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention, Carol's Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying, Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
Leave-In: Design Essentials HCO Leave-In Conditioner and Blow Drying Lotion
Shea Moisture. .?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1372523897.651484.jpg here are my results with curl junkie my hair is bouncy and soft. I need to use it at least 2 more times for a final verdict
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Attachment 36881 here are my results with curl junkie my hair is bouncy and soft. I need to use it at least 2 more times for a final verdict
Originally Posted by CurlyCutie1394
It looks nice! Tell me what your final verdict is!


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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
curlycutie you have lovely hair!
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots/normal po. shaft. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Jason Mango bodywash, CeraVe Foaming
[/B]Cowash: Cure Care + water
RO: Cure Care, V05 KL, G SAS
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF, DE Shine & Refine, AB Strong Hold gel, SM C&S milk
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
I agree with the other girls. Your hair looks great! I think the Curl Junkie cream is working great for you. How does it compare to SM in texture? Aside from it being lighter, I mean.

Kira, the smoothie works well for me between the dews of 30-58 if that helps. I haven't had to tackle humidity yet, thank goodness.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

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