Thoughts on SM milk.

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SheaMoisture Organic Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk -

As a leave in for frizz prone hair in high dews? Thank you!
2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture
I do not like all the SM products because the shea butter tends to build up on my hair. That being said I do like the milk. I do not use it every day but it like it for smoothing frizzies. I use a pea sized amount as needed and smooth it over my hair with my hands. I even keep a travel bottle in my purse in case my hair expands during the day. I also plan on repurchasing when I use up my bottle.
I'm going to go ahead and say 3a
fine/medium texture and a bit porous-I color
Spring routine: Renpure luxurious argan oil shampoo/Loreal Advanced Care Color conditioner , HETT gel
Microfiber towel/diffuse
Trying KKCC
I think it's good for the frizzies. I like that it has no humectants like glycerin, honey, aloe vera etc. Because in high dews it makes my hair swell up and in the winter it dries my hair out.

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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
It is a styling product not a leave in conditioner, a 'true' conditioner is rich in the major emollients (fatty alcohols, cationic surfactants). Given the first ingredient is coconut oil I suspect you'd not be able to use much without risking the greasies. Many of us use a wash out conditioner as a leave in conditioner.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I tried it, but ended up returning it to the store. It didn't do anything for my frizz, and it seemed to build up pretty quick. Definitely did not do for me what it said on the bottle, but everybody's hair is different. I can't seem to use any of the SM line, except the elixir.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
Depends on your porosity. A lot of high-po curliest have luck with it; may build up on low-po.
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
PT: CJ Repair Me

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

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Hmm I didn't like it. I still plan on using it up just to get rid of it...but (for my hair) it does not work for styling and it builds up badly. I had to do an acv rinse to get it out because my hair was as waxy as a candle! And the curls looked limp and stringy so it didn't work for me. I just might try it with a gel and oil to see if that works though. 😊 or by itself my hair doesn't seem to favor a lot of product
3A/3B Fine/Medium curly, Low Porosity, Medium density, long length.

*Shampoo & Conditioner: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and shine
*Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today and GVP Condtioning Balm
*Cream Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
Gels: L.A Looks Sports Gel, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
*Serum: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

We have similar hair type except I'm med to high porosity. SM milk made my hair heavy, sticky, and really did not do much for the frizz. I find the best results with glycerin based products. Kill the frizz without making me greasy or flat. I looked through all my HG pre-cg products that really worked at that was the ingredient they all had in common. Right now I'm using Loreal eversleek frizz taming creme serum and it works well. I live in S. Louisana where it is pretty much always high humidity just FYI.
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I have to admit - I bought this again to give it a second try (PJ in me lol). I really loved it when I tried it again. And then I clarified this weekend and used it, and now my hair is flat and greasy looking, which it never is after clarifying. I don't like it again. My hair can't make up its mind.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
I use the SheaMoisture Yucca & Aloe Thickening Growth Milk first before adding any curling cream or gel. I like it as a base but can't use it on its own. It's the gel that kills my frizz.
Day 1 of Curly Girl method: 10/5/13
3b Mostly Normal Porosity. Medium Density, Fine to Medium Width, Medium Texture.
SM Y&B TS and Condish. Ecostyler with Argan oil gel.
Daughter: Long frizzy Swavy 2a turned Wavy Curvy 2B - thanks to Devachan, Low Porosity, Medium Texture, High Density
Nothing really kills the frizzies for me, at least not for long, but I do like the SM Milk a lot as a refresher. It gives some shine, control, and smoothness. The trick is use only a small amount. Too much and my hair starts to look stringy and kind of matted.
3a/b, F, normal porosity

Suave conditioner, LAL gel

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