#FRIYAY #3 Review| SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Happy #FRIYAY ya’ll! Once again we have gathered here to discuss the products you may want to stay away from if you want your #FRIYAY joy to continue all weekend. Today is a little different because I have the first hair product for this type of review. It’s a little interesting too because it’s a product that’s very well known. But I will say (type) that I gave this product more than one chance.

So I admit that I gave into the hype when I first big chopped and went natural. I made the mistake of buying products because I heard a lot about them and I saw they were popular. (But doesn’t everybody?) In the beginning of my natural hair journey, I never really took the time to get to know my hair and figure out exactly what it needed. This is more so true when I had a TWA (teeny weeny afro). Because at the time, I would slap products on my head, think I was done, and call it a day.

So I big chopped in June 2015, by the August I had learned a bit but not enough. It was also around this time that I bought the SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I used it in the perm rod set, pictured above. Now, I admit that this was my first attempt at a perm rod set on my hair so you’ll have to excuse the results. I look at it now and I cringe a bit, but at the time, I was quite proud of myself. But I couldn’t help noticing that my hair looked dry, but it wasn’t.

Since I was a newbie at styling my natural hair, I thought I had used too much of another product or maybe even not enough. I tried it again though, and I got the same results. My hair was moisturized but it looked dusty. Soon after, I got box braids and I did protective styling for a while. I didn’t just use this hair product one time and throw it away, oh no, I tried again.

Pictured above, is a twist out that I styled using the SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. And once again, it looks like I had used my hair to clear the house free of dust. I remember being so confused because my hair wasn’t dry when you touched it. But I looked like Don King! And I wasn’t even trying to. I realized that this product just did not work for my hair. I used the rest of it because I don’t like to waste things, but I didn’t restock.

The whole experience helped me learn to slow down and learn my hair. I no longer wanted to be part of the herd and buy products just because someone told me to. I started paying attention to the ingredients of hair products. And instead of using “new age” products that haven’t been around long, I started buying the old school products that probably our parents used for their natural hair and big fros.


This is just my thoughts on the product. If you would like to try it for yourself, you can buy it here:

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7 Comments

  • Reply keepingupwithflopi

    I almost bought this product … after reading this post, I think I’ll take time to understand my hair… 🤔🤔

    September 30, 2017 at 1:20 AM
    • Reply PaeReviews

      I’m still learning what my hair likes. I think it will always be an ongoing process.

      September 30, 2017 at 1:33 AM
      • Reply keepingupwithflopi

        Yea …
        I wish to find someone who will tell me, I’m sick of unhealthy hair 😫😔

        September 30, 2017 at 1:58 AM
        • Reply PaeReviews

          I started watching Naptural85, and MoKnowsHair on YouTube. They helped me out a lot. I learned that just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean it’s going to help your hair. Really look at the ingredients and what it says it’s going to do for you. And if it doesn’t work, don’t be afraid to take it back and get a refund.

          September 30, 2017 at 2:04 AM
          • keepingupwithflopi

            Great I’ll give them a look. Thanks 😊

            September 30, 2017 at 2:17 AM
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