Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review of Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk


Ingredients: Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Isopropyl Myristate, Sugar Starch, Silk Protein, EssenQal Oil Blend, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Caprylyl glycol, Sorbitol Esters, Algae Extract, Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf and Equisetum Arvense Extract, Daucus Carota SaQva (Carrot) Seed Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Conditioning Milk - 8 oz. is certified organic and works on thick, curly hair. It can't be purchased at Walgreens or Target for $9.99. The texture is creamy and smooth. It's comparable to Carol's Daughter, Hair Milk The Original Curl Definer, 10-Ounce. The smell is very coconutty. I like it but I can see how others might not.  It "detangles, conditions and controls curl, while restoring body and shine."

Instructions: Apply as a no-rinse protective and styling cream to damped towel-dried hair as needed.

I co-washed my hair last night with Suave Naturals Juicy Green Apple Conditioner by Suave, 15 Ounce. While my hair was soaking wet, I applied Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Conditioning Milk - 8 oz. generously from root to tip. I finger detangled my hair as I applied the product.  It was OK as a detangler. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative conditioner - 12 oz. detangles better.  After application, I two-strand twisted my hair into about 10 strands. I untwisted my hair in the morning. My hair felt soft but not that moisturized.  It's probably best to not use this product by itself.  My hair looked good enough for me to walk out of the door but I don't think that it was moisturizing enough. It's very light and would probably work better on finer hair.

My hair looked fine. Side note: While, I was twisting my hair last night, I noticed that my ends felt lifeless and damaged. If my hair looks slightly shorter, then that's because I gave myself a trim.  I cut off about an inch and my hair feels so much better now.  As I was trimming, I discovered why my ends felt the way that they did. I HAD A BAZILLION SINGLE STRAND KNOTS on the ends of my hair.  Were they the result of the Curly Girl Method because I've never noticed them before? Or maybe I just needed a trim because I haven't had one in almost a year. If anybody knows how to prevent these knots, please let me know.  I may try to two-strand twist my hair for a while in order to protect my hair from these evils knots.

Anyway, Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Conditioning Milk - 8 oz. was okay. I wouldn't use it as my primary moisturizer but maybe as a daily moisturizer to refresh my hair. I definitely liked it better than the Carol's Daughter Hair Milk and it seems light enough to use in my daughter's hair. It helps that it's also cheaper than the Carol's Daughter, Hair Milk The Original Curl Definer, 10-Ounce. Basically, if you like the Carol's Daughter Hair Milk, then you will like this product. 


  1. Great post. The best technique to use for the single strand knots"evil knots" as you call them(LOL).. or even when you remove your two-strand twists after a long period of time is to use the Take Down Remover System.

    It really prevents hair breakage when detangling the hair and removing knots.

    1. Thanks for the tip! *Googling Take Down Remover System.