Shea moisture smoothie question

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I just got the smoothie. Do you use a leave in conditioner under the smoothie or just use the smoothie??
I just got the smoothie. Do you use a leave in conditioner under the smoothie or just use the smoothie??
Originally Posted by hambo02
Using a leave in underneath the Curl Enhancing Smoothie is optional. As on the jar it actually doesn't, mention about using anything underneath it. I sometimes use a leave in underneath it, while sometimes I do not. Does it make that big of a difference to my curls if I don't use a leave in underneath, not really. I have tried Giovanni's Direct leave in underneath as a leave in with this product and that worked pretty good. I am considering trying Kinky-Curly's Knot Today, just to see how that would work as a leave in underneath the curl enhancing smoothie. I'll be checking at my local Walgreens for that.

And before using a new product always make sure to clarify your hair first. As, it will give your hair and scalp a totally clean slate, and it will allow for you to best see how the product works for your hair upon initial use. So that way you will know whether it truly is a keeper or not.
Hairtype-3b curly,semi-thick, very dry hair

Staple Haircare Lines:
Mixed Chicks
It's A 10
Cantu
Suave
Tresemme
Hydroquench Systems
Profectiv
Nubian Heritage
Creme of Nature
Elasta Q
African Pride
Eden Body Works
Aussie
Bobeam
Herbal Essence

Last edited by Reservechic; 06-15-2014 at 03:10 PM.
Yeah I did. My hair is frizzy today and I think it's cos I skipped the oil step so I'll play around with oil tmrw

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Yeah I did. My hair is frizzy today and I think it's cos I skipped the oil step so I'll play around with oil tmrw

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Originally Posted by hambo02
Ok.. Please be sure to let me know if the oil makes a difference. As, the Curl enhancing smoothie is one of those products that sometimes people have to work with in order to get the best results from it.
Hairtype-3b curly,semi-thick, very dry hair

Staple Haircare Lines:
Mixed Chicks
It's A 10
Cantu
Suave
Tresemme
Hydroquench Systems
Profectiv
Nubian Heritage
Creme of Nature
Elasta Q
African Pride
Eden Body Works
Aussie
Bobeam
Herbal Essence
I originally just used it alone under gel, but past 2 days I've used conditioner underneath (I leave in my regular conditioner) and I think I like it better because I feel my hair holds better.
I originally just used it alone under gel, but past 2 days I've used conditioner underneath (I leave in my regular conditioner) and I think I like it better because I feel my hair holds better.
Originally Posted by curlsofny
Good to hear that you have found a combo that works! Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error. But, eventually things end up alright.

If you ever need anymore help, definitely don't ever hesitate to post about it. As we are all here to help each other have the best curls we can.
Hairtype-3b curly,semi-thick, very dry hair

Staple Haircare Lines:
Mixed Chicks
It's A 10
Cantu
Suave
Tresemme
Hydroquench Systems
Profectiv
Nubian Heritage
Creme of Nature
Elasta Q
African Pride
Eden Body Works
Aussie
Bobeam
Herbal Essence
I originally just used it alone under gel, but past 2 days I've used conditioner underneath (I leave in my regular conditioner) and I think I like it better because I feel my hair holds better.
Originally Posted by curlsofny
Good to hear that you have found a combo that works! Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error. But, eventually things end up alright.

If you ever need anymore help, definitely don't ever hesitate to post about it. As we are all here to help each other have the best curls we can.
Originally Posted by Reservechic
You're so nice!
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The smoothie truly does enhance the curl. And it smells heavenly. I wish I liked the way it felt in my hair better.
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I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.
I actually sometimes use it as my leave in, depending on how thirst my hair is that day.
I used a condish under it. Its a little better but im not sure if my hair likes the smoothie. I'm giving it a week.
Leave in then oil then smoothie for twists. I use the loc method. I get the most out of the smoothie that way.
Hair type: 3c/4a, high shrinkage :/, high density,medium porosity. ~1inch to APL stretched. Big Chopped: Oct. 2012
Routine & Products: Sundays- DC on dry hair w/Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream & Olive Oil. Wash w/As I am Coconut Cowash. Condtion&detangle w/any VO5 conditoner. Braid in 5-8 braids w/Shea Moisture Smoothie.
Wear braidout rest of week. Rebraid every night.

MAYcowash w/VO5 conditioner mid-week and rebraid again. I always unbraid w/Coconut oil on hands.
It's a love hate relationship for me... it's one of those products that works BUT if you are prone to oily hair, scalp acne or other scalp derm issues, it's not something you want to leave in or on your hair. I comb it through my hair in the shower as a last step, let it sit and rinse it out with cool water. But I hardly use it now due to said issues. I've googled this and it seems to be an issue with a lot of people and my scalp issues flared up massively after I started using these products.
I just got the smoothie. Do you use a leave in conditioner under the smoothie or just use the smoothie??
Originally Posted by hambo02
Using a leave in underneath the Curl Enhancing Smoothie is optional. As on the jar it actually doesn't, mention about using anything underneath it. I sometimes use a leave in underneath it, while sometimes I do not. Does it make that big of a difference to my curls if I don't use a leave in underneath, not really. I have tried Giovanni's Direct leave in underneath as a leave in with this product and that worked pretty good. I am considering trying Kinky-Curly's Knot Today, just to see how that would work as a leave in underneath the curl enhancing smoothie. I'll be checking at my local Walgreens for that.

And before using a new product always make sure to clarify your hair first. As, it will give your hair and scalp a totally clean slate, and it will allow for you to best see how the product works for your hair upon initial use. So that way you will know whether it truly is a keeper or not.
Originally Posted by Reservechic

U may get better results but mixing the smoothie and Knot Today was a big no-no for me. It didn't mix well in my hands so it was disastrous in my hair.
Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Cowash: Curls Unleashed No Restrictions Conditioner
Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
Leave-In: Curls Unleashed No Boundaries
Oils: olive, argan, and Jamaican Black castor oils

Last edited by SweetRellie; 06-17-2014 at 01:33 AM.
I originally just used it alone under gel, but past 2 days I've used conditioner underneath (I leave in my regular conditioner) and I think I like it better because I feel my hair holds better.
Originally Posted by curlsofny
Good to hear that you have found a combo that works! Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error. But, eventually things end up alright.

If you ever need anymore help, definitely don't ever hesitate to post about it. As we are all here to help each other have the best curls we can.
Originally Posted by Reservechic
You're so nice!
Originally Posted by curlsofny
Thanks! Sending a big hug your way!
Hairtype-3b curly,semi-thick, very dry hair

Staple Haircare Lines:
Mixed Chicks
It's A 10
Cantu
Suave
Tresemme
Hydroquench Systems
Profectiv
Nubian Heritage
Creme of Nature
Elasta Q
African Pride
Eden Body Works
Aussie
Bobeam
Herbal Essence
I cannot use it without a leave-in under it or it frizzes up big time…. but if I use kinky curly knot today under it (or devacurl one condition as a leave-in), THEN layer the curly smoothie over it, my hair comes out in beautiful, shiny, slumps and smells amazing. Usually lasts 3 days or so.
I've used multiple leave ins under the SMCES. My favorites are definitely As I Am Leave In, KCKT, and Giovanni Direct Leave In. Here lately, the Giovanni and the KCKT are my go to leave ins because they work better with the humidity. I've also started putting LA Looks gel over the top as well. I definitely need the gel during the summer months with this crazy weather here. The SMCES is a must though, as it really enhances my curls.


3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk
Air Dry

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it makes my hair really frizzy so i stopped using it ;/

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