Product review: shea moisture’s coconut & hibiscus curl enhancing smoothie

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Why read review after review when you can just read one? We’ve “combed” the web to get the verdict on Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie truly helps “smooth” hair, by defining curls and reducing frizz for a soft silky feel. Natural and organic, this product restores the moisture in dry curls, making for bouncy, healthy tresses.

Main takeaway

The primary use of this smoothie is styling, particularly for twist-outs, braids and wash-and-go styles. Because the product is not meant to be washed out, I would recommend that those with protective styles use this, as it helps control frizz and also keeps your hair looking fresh.


  • Light product that does not leave hair feeling heavy and greasy
  • Provides long-term moisture
  • Scent is light, not extremely overpowering
  • Affordable


  • Tends to leave white residue once hair dries if over-applied

What the manufacturer says

Hydrates and protects hair while reducing breakage. Smoothens hair for a soft, silky feel. Controls frizz while adding brilliant shine. Conditions hair without weighing it down for bouncy, healthy curls.


What bloggers say

I could immediately see a difference in my hair, even before untwisting. It was shiny and it looked smooth and soft. …My coils were tighter then ever! OMG! They weren’t hard or crunchy at all. They were smooth, soft and really defined! My coils just popped back into place when I pulled on them as opposed to frizzing up. Hubby even commented on my hair, he said, “your hair is really curly”. What had me even more impressed was how long my hair remained shiny. On the fourth day it still had shine!

Kinky Curly Coily Me

…smells great and the consistency is like a thicker whip. I like the moisture it gives along with lots of shine, softness, and hold from only using a small amount. I am keeping this product in my rotation.

– Nikisha, Urban Bush Babes

… I had a thick set of shiny curls! My curls also looked bouncy and nicely well defined. My curls weren’t completely frizz-free but honestly, I kind of like it that way. I don’t like hard curls as you could already tell from my previous review. When I tried to restyle my coupe I noticed that the product didn’t stick to my hands and it also didn’t create white flakes. Even at the end of the day my hair still looked amazing!

This Girl’s Black Book

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What commenters say

Calms my frizzy damaged hair and turns it into silky smooth waves and loose curls


One of my staple products! Smells amazing and moisturizes my hair x10! It’s amazing for twistouts and I also accompany it with my leave in sometimes…


I use this product to seal the essential oils in my hair post wash. I love the creamy, wet consistency. It’s non-greasy so it doesn’t leave my hair feeling weighed down.


Where to get it

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie can be purchased on the website, as well as Target and Walgreen retail stores and


Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut ) Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Magnifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter*, Persea Gratissima (Avacado) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Silk Protein, Ammonium Salt, Melia Azadiratcha (Neem) Seed Oil,Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed oil, Sorbitol Esters, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Caprylyl Glycol, Essential Oil Blend, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hibiscus Flower Extract

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Ellen Haile
Ellen Haile

My hair falls between the 4A to 4C category, so I’m always looking for the best manageable styles. I live for big, stretched hair, so I often keep it blow dried and call it a day.

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