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Friday, November 2, 2012

Shea Moisture Curling Souffle -- In Review



I purchased the Curl Souffle from Walgreens while perusing the shelves for another product.  I hadn't heard much about it but the consistency reminded me of Kinky Curly Curling Custard.  I also read the list of ingredients and they were all "natural" and ingredients that must naturalistas laud over.

I was looking for a "natural" gel that I wouldn't have to purchase on-line or pay the high price of KCCC.  It seemed like a good product choice and I purchased it with the Walgreens customer card for $8.99.

Product Description:

This all natural styling souffle with agave nectar and flax seed oil defines and promotes curls, with a soft, smooth after feel.  Coconut and flax seed oils nourish and hydrate hair, seal the hair shaft to protest against external pollutants and assist natural oil retention,  The natural humectant complex of agave nectar, coconut oil, glycerin, and shea butter moisturizes, conditions, and boots shine without frizz.

  • Does not contain silicones, polumers, or PVP which could cause build-up and damage hair over time.
  • Ethically trawded ingredients sustainably produced.
  • Sulfate-free and color-safe
  • No Animal Cruelty
Product Usage:

Scoop gel into hands and distribute evenly through cleansed wet or damp hair, following conditioning.  Comb through in sections with detangling comb or hands to shape curls.  Style as desired, allowing some time for drying.  Use on damp hair will result in looser, wavy curls, on wet hair expect riotous curls.  Use on dry hair to minimize fly-aways and frizz.   When using a blow dryer, choose a cool or warm setting.  Use sparingly -- this is a very moisturizing product.

Ingredients:

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Agave Teqilana Leaf Extract: Provides natural hold and shine.
Sugar Cane Extract: Provides natural hold and shine.
Pectin: Provides natural hold and shine.
Vegetable Glycerin: Natural humectant and conditioner. This formula contains just enough to retain moisture, but not enough to cause frizz and dryness in certain climates or temperatures.
Baobab Extract: Contains vitamins A,C,D,E and F to fortify and strengthen hair.
Coconut Oil: Rich in fatty acids, hydrates and protects hair from heat and chemical damage.
Certified Organic Shea Butter: Rich in vitamins and fatty acids, it deeply moisturizes and repairs damage to the hair and scalp.
Pro-Vitamin B-5: Provides moisture and shine, while repairing hair shaft.
Aloe: Conditions and softens hair, while acting as an anti-inflammatory.
Vitamin E (Vegetable Derived): Helps promote healthy hair growth and repair damage.
Flax Seed Oil: Rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids; promotes strength, healthy growth and shine.
Hibiscus Extract: Rich in antioxidants and assists in enhancing healthy hair growth.
Potassium Sorbate: Naturally protects skin care products from spoilage and is a food-grade natural preservative.
Essential Oil Blend: Our special, all-natural proprietary blend of essential oils offers aromatherapeutic benefits that invigorate the senses.

My Experience With Product:

I applied the product to wet, conditioned hair.  Product application was difficult because the product is very "gooey."   The product is thick and sometimes it took several attempts to poke through the top layer and glide just enough product to apply to small sections.
It made my hands feel sticky and oily.  Once I was able to apply the product to hair, I twisted the hair while damp.  It does takes a while before hair dries but once hair was dried, it was well-defined, soft, and shiny.

DAY ONE HAIR


Pros:
  • Shiny Moisturized Hair
  • Defined Tresses
  • Strong Hold
  • Elognation of Curls
  • Great Natural Ingredients
  • Great For Humid Climates
  • Price Range is Good ($9.99)
  • Performs As A Natural Gel

Cons:

  • Product is Sticky and Greasy/Oily
  • Too Much of Product Will Cause Hair to Feel Tacky/Sticky 
Will I repurchase product?  I will update this review at a later date.  I'm going to try this product with different leave-ins and styling methods.  Right now I'm wearing my hair in a protective style with the Shea Moisture Curling Souffle on it and will tell you what the take down was like.

Happy Curls to You!

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2 comments:

  1. This is what I recommend that you do. Use only 2 tbsp of the Souffle on your hair. My hair is a bit shorter and I use 1 1/2 tbsp. I have 4a hair. You will get extremely well defined curls (like with KKCC), softer hold, and no stickiness. You don't even need to use a leavein. But I have also used with great success (and a bit less hold) 1 tbsp Souffle mixed with 1 tsp SM Smoothie.

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  2. Greetings,
    Thank you for your suggestion. I recently washed it out of my hair to redo and my curls and hair was noticeably bouncy and elongnated. My hair apparently loves it! Again, my hair adores glycerin. I'm still working with the Souffle and will be trying your suggestion. Thanks so much for your comment.

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