Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

I began trying products from this brand, because I decided to begin removing certain chemicals from my beauty regimens this year.

Shea Moisture has no parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, PABA, synthetic color, DEA, or animal ingredients.

My Experience

This product left my hair softer, with more sheen, and happily plump and moisturized. This is a true curl enhancer in the way that anything that improves your hair’s health, will enhance your curls.

That typed and read, this will not give you a texture you do not have.

Unfortunately, my curly/coily locks do not like Shea Butter nine times out of ten. Certain formulations have allowed it to benefit from Shea Butter without eventually becoming hard, angry, and frizz prone, but this wasn’t one of those, unfortunately for me.

T H E   G O O D

  • Softens
  • Reduce Frizz
  • Add shine
  • Define existing curl pattern
  • Keep your hair moisturized
  • Protect your ends
  • No build up; Rinses cleanly
  • Smoothes cuticle
  • A little dab will do
  • $10
  • Available at your local drugstore, Target, Walmart, and Ulta
  • Soft fruity-floral fragrance

There are other products from this brand and line–with Shea Butter–that my hair ADORES. This just is not one of them, unfortunately. I truly wish I could take advantage of this shea butter-based curl enhancer–it’s just lovely!

T H E   B A D

  • Fruity-floral scent (personal preference)

This is just a matter of personal preference. I don’t particularly care for fruit-based scents, even one as soft and pleasing as this one.


If your hair likes shea butter, run–don’t walk–to try it! This off-white, rich, decadently thick, and super-sweet smelling product may become your HG leave-in.

Ingredients: Deionized Water , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil , Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado) , Vegetable Glycerin , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , Silk Protein , Ammonium Salt , Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (Neem) , Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot) , Sorbitol Esters , Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5) , Caprylyl Glycol , Essential Oil Blend , Tocopherol (Vitamin E)