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anonymous_135172 02-18-2013 07:47 PM

What does Shea Moisture Yucca & Aloe Baobab Thickening Moisture Mist do for your hair
During the recent BOGO sales of Shea moisture products I picked up the Hibiscus line ( the milk and souffle ) to try on my daughter , it
did not work for her low porosity hair but great on mine.

That made me curious about the Shea Moisture Yucca & Aloe Baobab Thickening Moisture Mist , I could use some more volume since I do look a little flat after my frizz is gone.

It is sold out everywhere online and in my local stores so I am waiting for it to get back in stock, is it worth it? How does it work for your hair?

Pixar 02-18-2013 09:45 PM

I actually just purchased this...Tonight is my first time using it...haha. :) I figured what the hell? I can always pawn it off on one of my sisters if I dislike it.

anonymous_133347 02-18-2013 10:44 PM

Nikitakev, I can't speak for the mist, but the Yucca Baobab thickening growth milk is amazing for volumizing fine hair. I did a review about it because I got it for my friend who is a fine haired wavie. (I really want to get her to try CG and embrace her waves.) Her hair is cut in angled bob and was feeling so dry and hanging straight to the sides of her face. She put this product in and, honest to God, I saw her hair inflate. It had body immediately. It went from being limp and producty to soft and full. It's like the shape filled out. Also she was unable to run her fingers through her hair one moment and the next it was super soft. I have the shampoo of this line (love it! and the smell) and just ordered the conditioner myself. I figure I'll use it only once a week as a shot of protein since I'm still trying to test out my protein tolerance. I'll update if it helps with volume but I have a lot of volume naturally so it may be hard to tell. Maybe I'll be able to see around the roots. . .

anonymous_135172 02-19-2013 06:12 AM

Pixar, please let me know how it works for you.

Dusalocks, I saw your review and that is what made me interested. I like the concept of a spray, makes even distribution so much easier.
I just filled a spray bottle with the coconut hibiscus souffle and it worked really well.
As soon as find either one I will try it.

anonymous_133347 02-19-2013 01:29 PM

The souffle? So you watered it down? How interesting. I want to make a spray gel but so far the gels I like (KCCC, CJ Pattern Pusha) are too expensive for an experiment. If you get the moisture mist do let us know how it works for you. I might buy it for my friend. Also I wanted to get the restorative elixir from SM or the curl and shine spray but both contain a drying alcohol so I skipped them. I think they act as sealers anyways so I probably don't need them. Maybe the Yucca mist is different in that it might actually volumize the hair the same way the milk does.

anonymous_135172 02-19-2013 01:59 PM

I still have not found the mist anywhere but I ordered he milk to try, I will write a review after I tried it every which way :-)

I don't dilute the gel to spray, I don't find it necessary. I am forever saving every kind of spray bottle ( to the point my DH calls me not the cat lady but the spray bottle lady), and with the souffle I filled a small ( like as tall as a finger ) bottle to try out and it worked fine.

Now I just need to remember labeling them , my daughter took the sea salt spray instead of the water bottle to school and came home with a huge frizz ball head and did not know why :happy2:
Talk about one angry teen, lol.

anonymous_133347 02-19-2013 02:06 PM

That's hilarious! :laughing4: (And heartwarming that you're tending to your daughter's curls. I wish I'd had a mom like you in high school. Now I'm playing hairdresser to my mother's waves.) I got three spray bottles from target for about $2. They're all different colors so I figured I could differentiate them that way. The blue one is filled with lavender water to refresh but I have yet to fill up the green or the clear. I want to try and do a flax seed gel spray with the clear and an aloe spray with the green. See I have these big plans, but I am oh so lazy.

anonymous_135172 02-19-2013 05:55 PM

I am so happy to have finally found a way to take care of my daughters and my curls! My daughters hair is so different now that teachers ask her what salon she has her hair done :-)
Now my mom and my sister calling me delusional for going no poo and throwing out all my brushes ( well except my tangle teezer ). I can not convert them, they are an ocean away and when they see pics they believe its all about good old sulfates, silicones and brushing that give the same results.

I have tried the flax seed gel and it did not work for either of us :(, but how would you get the gel out of the plant? I am eying mine right now:-)
I am starting to feel like a "mad chemist", I am still in the beginning so I love to experiment !

anonymous_133347 02-19-2013 08:59 PM

I know. People are so stubborn. My friend tells me, "But I don't feel like a shampoo without sulfates really cleans the hair." It's probably because she's following it up with a conditioner full of silicones and then styling products on top of that. Also she's probably not clarifying the hair properly. Meanwhile she always has a sheet of frizz she can't shake. But oh well. Can't convert the world. That why it's nice to go on here and hang out with the likeminded crowd.

I wish I could extract the gel from the plant. I still don't know how they do it! I'm experimenting with Lily of The Valley Aloe Gel. It was $7 I think at Whole Foods. (On sale. It's usually $8. Or maybe $9. . .?) It's a big ole bottle. 32 ounces. It's the edible kind so little to no preservatives, very pure. You have to keep it in the fridge once opened. So far it's been spending more time on my skin than my hair. (It feels so good on my face at night as a moisturizer.) But I am going to experiment this weekend.

Pixar 02-20-2013 10:01 AM

I've been using the Mist for the past 2 days.

For the first application, I sprayed it directly on my roots, and throughout the day I felt like my hair looked greasy. It wasn't noticable to others but I know my hair. :D

So today I sprayed the Mist onto my hands and they massaged it into my roots. My hair is still wet but it looks so much better already. I'll make an update later.

Anywho, I've been sticking to the Shampoo/Conditioner/Anti-Breakage Mask for this line lately and it seems to be working. My hair is getting stronger! :D But since I've been using all the products for about a week and the Mist for just a few days, it's hard to say if the Mist is attributing(Although I like to think so...hahaha) to the results.

Time to go to work!

Pixar 02-22-2013 11:54 AM

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The only difference I can see while using the Mist is that my hair near my roots(to me)seems/ feels oily. =/ Not too impressed so far. It may just be too heavy for my hair type. I'll keep experimenting further though.

Here's some pictures in comparison. (I dyed my hair darker in the recent pics(AKA with the Mist).

The First 2 are before, and the other 2 are after. I do notice that my hair does seem more wavier/curly than in the before pictures, but that maybe due to the new Shampoo/Conditioner(of the same brand/type of the Mist) I've been using.

anonymous_133347 02-22-2013 03:00 PM

Maybe the mist is overkill? Like all Shea Moisture lines, the ingredients are very similar from shampoo to conditioner to mask to milk to mist, right? So it might be too much of a good thing. I think your hair looks really nice in the pictures though. I just got the conditioner. I'll try it out today.

anonymous_135172 02-22-2013 05:11 PM

Your hair looks really nice, I do think it looks curlier.
I still don't have the mist or milk yet, but my dh surprised me with the volume shampoo the other day ( he went shopping looking for the mist to surprise me, but he has no clue what he was looking for ),
Off course I had to try it :-) , it must attach itself to the hair somehow , I could feel my hair being thicker while it was wet. Now if I got actual volume from it I can't tell , our dew points are in the high 60s. Even though my hair is not frizzy, it is full, I don't know if it is from the shampoo or the humidity.

anonymous_133347 02-22-2013 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by Nikitakev (Post 2124794)
Your hair looks really nice, I do think it looks curlier.
I still don't have the mist or milk yet, but my dh surprised me with the volume shampoo the other day ( he went shopping looking for the mist to surprise me, but he has no clue what he was looking for ),
Off course I had to try it :-) , it must attach itself to the hair somehow , I could feel my hair being thicker while it was wet. Now if I got actual volume from it I can't tell , our dew points are in the high 60s. Even though my hair is not frizzy, it is full, I don't know if it is from the shampoo or the humidity.

Oh my goodness your husband is too cute. What a wonderful curl-loving family you have. Our dew today is 37* just checked. It's a tricky curl day. I already had the shampoo and was using it once every two weeks. I just used it followed by the conditioner. (I wanted to use both to test the quality of the products in conjunction.) I could also feel that my hair was thicker than average when I was washing it. I'm all, "Am I imagining this?" but then I reached behind and gathered it in my hand and it felt thicker than it typically did wet. It was so strange. Also I noticed when I was letting the volumizing conditioner sit in my hair while I was shaving my legs my wet locks seemed to be further away from my head than usual. So then I rinsed it fully out and styled with my bare bones routine, a bit of KCKT and a bit of KCCC. It's about 30% dry now and I do have more, not significantly more yet, but definitely more root volume than average. And I don't do anything for root volume typically. I don't diffuse, I don't rinse upside down, and I rarely have the patience for the clippies. So . . . I'm thinking this stuff works. I'll report back later once my hair is fully dry. (Oh, and after I shampooed I did put a bit of conditioner, grazing it over my crown. If I forgot to mention that.)

P.S. The SM Yucca Conditioner's slip is so much better than the SM Restorative Conditioner. The restorative conditioner I'd give a 4/5 on the slip scale. This one's a 6/7. It'd be higher but I had to use a lot. One use and the bottle's 10% gone. Oh well. I don't plan on using it more than once a week anyways because of the protein content. Still, I wish Shea Moisture would sell their conditioner in bigger ounce bottles. It's like a joke. Curly hair needs lots of conditioner! :blob6:

anonymous_135172 02-22-2013 07:40 PM

My husband is really my better half, or he was just tired of hearing me complain that I can't get them here on the ground or online :toothy8:
Maybe your review had something to do with the mist ( and the rest of the line ) being sold out almost everywhere , I think you should get compensated by Shea moisture in conditioner! :blob8:
I can't wait to try them out!!!

Pixar 02-22-2013 11:49 PM

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Another update!! :)

So instead of using the SM Smoothie and Souffle like I always have(Just a small amount of both) I decided to just skip both those products completely. It was hard since I love seeing all the curliness/waviness before I plopped, but I had to give the Mist the proper chance it deserved.

I washed with the SM Yucca Shampoo, left the conditioner in for about 6 minutes, rinsed off upside down probably until about 85% of the product was out, then used half a squirt of the conditioner as a leave in. Then I used an old T-Shirt and removed some of the extra water from my hair.Then I used the mist(I'd say about 5 times) onto my hands and scrunched it in(yet I focused on my roots somewhat)...for some reason my hair HATES products being sprayed directly onto it, haha... Anywho, I then used the SM Yucca Milk(I'd say a nickle size amount) and scrunched it in, upside down. Then I used my Garnier Fructis Miracle dry oil(3 squirts) and scrunched it in only on my ends. Then I used some KCCC for some hold(just a quarter size amount or so.) And just for the hell of it, I decided to use 3 drops of mineral oil and scrunched it in as well.

plopped for 15 minutes and let it air dry. Here's the results

I love it!! :D My hair is soft without all the gunky product feeling!! :D Even started to get curls on my roots(for my bangs at least, lol)

I still love the Smoothie/ Souffle, but I LOVE not having that icky feeling even though I only use a small amount. =/ Just not for me I suppose. I'll keep experimenting. :)

anonymous_133347 02-23-2013 01:58 PM

So update on my hair. I woke up today with a head full of very strong 2C-ish S-waves and it was very full and thick. My hair is always thick but sometimes I wake up with dents and bedhead. Today there was none of that and it was very pretty. Nevertheless, I missed my curls so I went ahead and rewet and then refreshed with my SM Curl & Style Milk and Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Something went awry in that I probably put too much product/water in the left side (which is my lazy side) so I had to rake through that side and break the clumps with my fingers to get the two to even up volume wise. I would say I definitely do have more volume today than I did yesterday and the day before. It's subtle because my hair already is thick but I'd put it at maybe 10% and I can just tell because my hair is further away from my ears than it usually is. But I'm not sure if that's because of the shampoo and conditioner's thickening properties or because I was due for some protein. (I know hair can seem bouncier after it gets protein.) Since I love and trust Shea Moisture's conditioning/emollient properties so much, I've decided I'm going to use the Yucca conditioner for a shot of protein once a week. So I already really loved the shampoo. It foams better than the Moisture Retention one and smells heavenly. And at once a week it doesn't strip my hair at all, especially if I do a prepoo with oil like I did yesterday. I now also officially love the Conditioner because it has decent slip and felt very hydrating, not stripping in my hair. It also seemed to make it feel thicker when wet which was interesting. I don't plan on getting the yucca milk though because I'm very happy with the smoothie as a styling product. And I'm finding C&H smoothie+milk = a consistency that works very well for refreshing second and third day hair. Overall, I'd be interested in getting more fine haired curlies or lower density curlies' takes on these products. I know it worked for my fine-haired friend, but it'd be nice to read more reviews. Okay. . . done! :evil3:

Pixar, your hair looks lovely! That routine is definitely working for you. (Although it looked great in the first pictures too.)

Nikitatev, I wish I could take credit, but when I bought the milk it was the last one on the shelf because that BOGO at Target had just started. As a matter of fact that BOGO has been rolling steady ever since I went CG. It even spread to Walgreens. Is it any wonder my shower and cabinets are so full of Shea Moisture right now?

P.S. SM representatives who may be loitering around the nc chat boards doing consumer research and whatnot, I would certainly not object to being compensated in conditioner. Especially since I currently own at least 6 of your products and have been singing your praises for several weeks. Did I mention I've purchased 8 of your products overall and have gifted two? Yeah. . . this is a problem, isn't it? :-?

Pixar 02-23-2013 02:53 PM

Same here, Dusalocks. I'm loving their products too!! :D The Yucca line has definitely given me better results with frizz!!

anonymous_135172 03-03-2013 04:51 PM

I finally tried the yucca moisture mist.
Sprayed in wet hair upside down and follow up with smch milk and gel. Works wonders for my hair , I get great volume no frizz and stronger root curl ( I don't put any products close to my scalp except the mist), second day hair I use it on dry hair to smooth out the wonky curls, no more flat head.
Well I'm sold on it, I don't use the thickening shampoo often enough to notice a great volume increase overall except on the days I wash with it. As with all sm products I use small amounts, if I don't my hair will get greasy and producty.
It worked in dews over 65 last week and today with the dew of 18.

anonymous_133347 03-03-2013 07:33 PM

Good for you! Maybe I'll get some for my roots. I can get root volume by ruffling them with my fingers but I have to do so gently to avoid the frizz ball effect.:D

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