How I Successfully Use Shea Moisture’s Curling Soufflé

styling with shea moisture curling Soufflé

Many naturals dislike Shea Moisture’s Curling Soufflé. I suspect it’s the high glycerine content because it can leave your hair feeling sticky, gummy and a poofy mess. That is, IF you don’t know how to properly apply it. For starters, I don’t think Shea Moisture’s Curling Soufflé is meant to be used solo. It’s more of a complimentary product and should be used scarcely.

I discovered that while this Curing Soufflé can be a bit of a hit or miss for styling, there’s one way to successful use it and that is to create twists or a twist out.

When paired with Shea Moisture’s Curl & Style Milk, this Soufflé will leave you with nice, luscious and soft twists. The key is to use just a tiny amount on the hair and then apply the Curl & Style Milk OVER it vs. applying beneath it.

twist out

It took me FOREVER to figure this out. I was ready to throw the entire jar out at one point but I stuck it back in the drawer.

Well, never the one to want to waste money I decided to give it another try. My results were stellar but would I purchase it again?

Probably not LOL. It was just too much trial and error to get this product to play nicely in my hair. And while I have figured out a way to use it successfully, there are many other products that I use without such….toil!

Have you had success using Shea Moisture’s Curling Soufflé? What did it take?

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All Natural, Single Ingredient Conditioners

The use of natural substances to condition the hair. Focusing on natural ingredients for hair care to prioritize health. natural conditioner Conditioners are probably the most important products in a hair care regimen. If I had to have just one hair product it would be a conditioner. Conditioner can be used to lightly cleanse, “conditioner” (duh) and even style the hair. Without a conditioner, your hair would be weak and dry.

Since, we are focusing a bit on health this month I wanted to share some of the ways you can incorporate all natural products into your hair regimen. There are hoards of conditioners on the market. I don’t always use all natural conditioners just because I’m such a huge lover of silicones :-) However, if I were going to focus on single ingredient conditioners, these would be it:

  • Eggs – A food yes, but also a powerful protein treatment
  • Honey – This is a natural humectant that helps your hair to absorb moisture. Honey can be used to
  • Avocado – Rich in vitamins, avocado is beneficial for stimulating hair growth and strengthening hair follicles
  • Coconut Oil – Helpful for retaining moisture, strengthening the hair from within and adding shine
  • Goat’s Milk – This is my latest and greatest natural ingredient that while it can be used alone to condition and strengthen the hair, it’s even more powerful when paired with natural oils and honey. I shared in an older post, how my hair was affected by a DIY Goat’s Milk conditioner that my friend Hairscapades shared here. I’ve been using it a little over a month now and I have seen great improvement in the strength and shine of my hair. Goat’s milk is a hair strengthening treatment that every hair type can benefit from

There are many natural substances that your hair can benefit from as ingredients. These are just the tip of the iceberg.  If you are serious about cutting chemicals out of your life, incorporate some of these into your hair care regimen. Both your hair and your health can benefit.

Do you use all natural conditioners or do you prefer others?

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