Posted by SweetRellie (Type 4a) on 07/27/2014
Hair was a sticky, dry mess. It even began to loc up before i finished my entire head. Used a little, didn't work. Used a lot, didn't work. Combined with the smoothie, didn't work. Mixed with other gels, creams and oils, didn't work. Guess what? This product just didn't work!
Posted by juleswilliams (Type 4a) on 07/08/2014
I did not like this product. It is sticky and my hair was a sticky mess. Good ingredients so I wanted to make it work but it was a mess.
Posted by pinkpostitheart (Type 4c) on 07/07/2014
It only took me nearly 1 year--but I FINALLY figured out how to use this product! In the winter when it's snowing, I cut this half and half with a cream and my hair is actually kind of sheeny and so soft that I feel like I'm touching melted butter (is that a weird description? :] ). In the summer, because of the humectants in the product, it causes extremely cute afro puffiness so I cut down the amount drastically. I do a 70/30 of CocoShea Whip/Curling Gel Soufflé and my hair has never felt better moisturized. I do NOT use this as a gel because it has 0--ZERO--hold for any style I do, whether perm rod, roller or twist. I can actually detangle my coils pretty well too with my mix. The only thing I really hate is how tacky it becomes if I accidentally use too much. It's that agave nectar, me thinks.
Posted by SoonerGirl45 (Type Unknown) on 06/17/2014
I started using Shea Moisture products about a week ago. So far I am loving them. The best way to use this product is to use it with the smoothie. I poured an equal amount of both into the cap and applied to my hair, with a flat twist and two-strand twist combo. My hair feels and looks amazing. My curls came out great when I took my twists down. The souffle is pretty sticky when used by itself, but I did notice that it was not sticky at all when used with the smoothie.
Posted by cicicole1 (Type Unknown) on 06/17/2014
I have been looking for products that make my curls look better instead of fighting to tame them. This products promises to help define your curls and reduce the frizz. Since using this, along with my frizz ease curl mouse, my curls look so much better and more defined then ever. I havent really seen where it help with frizz all that much but my hair does look much healthier and curly than it did before. I definitely recommend this product to anyone struggling with their curls
Posted by Naturalchelly (Type 3c) on 06/13/2014
I been natural for 8 months now and it's been hard finding product for my 3c hair that I like and I must say Shea moisture curling gel souffle is a GO just bought it yesterday and did a wash and go on short natural hair came out wonderful. As natural we cry to much over a product being to greasy or to hard when we should look at our hair and how amazing it feels and look. Yes I'm a black 24 year old woman and :) i love it thanks!!!!
Posted by hcole98 (Type 3c) on 06/07/2014
Combine this with the smoothie and its the bomb takes the sticky-ness away
Posted by QueenSphinx (Type 4b) on 05/30/2014
I love the curling gel soufflé. Its has great hold & shine and my hair doesn't frizz!! It is a little sticky bit its definitely worth buying!!
Posted by ashkins09 (Type 3b) on 05/27/2014
Gave great shine, definition and hold. Glycerin is a no no for me. Made my hair dry. I tried it on different dew points and nothing made a difference. At least I didn't get frizz from it.
Posted by tyler_brown8890 (Type 3c) on 05/17/2014
I just recently purchased this like almost
2 weeks ago and I do like it.
decided to splurge a little for
I've never spent this much on any hair product before. I just randomly bought this from Target. I knew absoulutely nothing about this brand. I'm glad I found it though. I will continue using the other products in this line once Im
using up my other products. The only thing I dont
like about this product is that its very sticky once it gets on your hands. Other
than that, I really love the smell.
Posted by CurlyCutie1394 (Type 3c) on 05/15/2014
This stuff is pretty good but it has a learning curve since it's got agave in it can get sticky pretty quick but it does hold true to its claim of moisture and shine I can't speak on frizz because i frizz my curls up a little before I step out the door. The potential stickiness is why I only give it 4 curls
Posted by ginabean98 (Type 3a) on 05/08/2014
I've been using this with the matching shampoo and Conditioner, leaving in some condish as normal. I dip four fingers in once, rub it around in my palms, and apply. Surprisingly good hold. It separates my curls into smaller clumps. As a girl with thick hair that's used to using a whole fistful of gel, his was surprisingly refreshing to use just a bit, and the hold didn't just dissolve in my hair like other gels but can be scrunched out still. Good product! And I bought it at target.com for only $5.
Posted by PineApple (Type 3b) on 03/30/2014
It's working well for me when applied sparingly on damp freshly washed hair, after applying the Shea Moisture Curl Milk. I apply the milk thoroughly from roots to ends then dip my fingers into the souffle, rub hands together and apply mostly to the mid section and ends. I dip about 2-3 times, being careful to not overdo it. Then seal with a bit of coconut oil and I get happy shiny curls! I usually get 2 good hair days. On the third day it begins to get a bit dry so I will spritz with water and apply the Shea Moisture Smoothie or just spritz the Moisture Mist. These last two products don't work as well for me as the milk and souffle.
Posted by courtmc12 (Type 2b) on 03/13/2014
THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL FOR MY HAIR!!! I have 2B, low porosity, high density, medium width, below my bra hair. It is extremely wavy and poofy on its own. When I discovered the SheaMoisture curly line (pink), I literally bought and used every product besides this one (they all work great) because of the horror stories I had read. Ultimately, I needed more definition and hold for my waves, and of course I was curious to see if this was as bad as everyone claimed ;) It is AMAZING!!! The trick is knowing how to apply it. The souffle has the consistency of almost-set jello, and you can't really break the surface of it... It tends to just shift and re-form around your fingers. Instead of scooping it out and trying to apply it that way (DO NOT DO THAT), just lightly drag your fingers across the surface of the gel, rub fingers of both hands together, then finger comb one section of your hair. Repeat until all sections are covered, and avoid very top of hair. Then, flip your head over and scrunch scrunch scrunch!!! You can then let it air dry if you want, but I use a diffuser on the low, cool setting and diffuse it to 90% dry while upside down. Adds the perfect amount of volume and definition, with virtually zero crunch! I also finish with SheaMoisture Curl & Shine Mist. If you have hair like mine, you will love this product!!! Oh, and it smells heavenly, like brown sugar :) I would give it 10 curls if I could!
Posted by Thatcurlychick (Type 3c) on 03/08/2014
You have to know how to use it...but it does wonders for my hair,
Posted by BCurly (Type 3a) on 03/06/2014
No bueno for 3 hair in my opinion. A little does go a long way because if you add alot, your hair will be one greasy fur ball, lol!!! No hold either.
Posted by curlcutie2005 (Type 3b) on 03/02/2014
it sort of worked ?? there was alot of frizz, some curl definition. I did not like it. Smells great thought.
Posted by mslynne2001 (Type Unknown) on 02/22/2014
I purchased this product well over a year ago. This is a tough product to master. The first time I tried it, I applied it like a regular hair gel and was far too heavy handed. My hair was a sticky mess that never dried and I didn't get and curl definition. Very disappointed. A few months later, I tried again with less product, got better definition, but still the sticky mess. Recently, I think I have figured this out. I paired this with the Curl Enhancing Smoothie for finger Coils and they turned out perfectly! Awesome shine & definition. And no stcky residue. So, I thought I'd try it again on my wash and go- in the shower on soaking wet hair, I used my favorite As I am leave in, used a quarter size amount of the curl souffle on my entire head, then plopped for a few minutes. Curls were popping! I topped it off with the As I Am curling jelly to lock in the curls and my hair wad perfection. Not a bit of frizz in sight, and I always have at least a little bit of frizz. It's been a long journey with this stuff, but now I love it.
Posted by klloydmajestic (Type 3b) on 01/26/2014
Oh, how I wanted to love this product. When I tried it on it's own, I had great shine, but a halo of frizz. So then I was reading other reviews elsewhere and saw that people were pairing it with other products within the same line. I tried pairing it with the style milk, and there was no change. I tried pairing it with the smoothie, and that eliminated the halo, but then my curls were crunchy! I tried scrunching it out, and even tried spritzing some water in to help soften it, but that didn't work either. So I plan to use this for when I'm wearing my hair up in protective styles, and probably won't buy again after the jar is gone :(
Posted by LovesHerCurlss (Type 3c) on 01/20/2014
This stuff is GREAT! But only if you use it with the curl enhancing smoothie. They are meant to work together. I out the smoothie in my hair while it was soaking wet then aded the soufflé and diffused. OMG I had so much definition and almost no frizz. This combo is amazing.
Posted by summerbabii432 (Type 3b) on 12/24/2013
I have used the other products from this line when I got the sample kit (curl smoothie, style milk, mist, shampoo, etc.) but this was the only product I was dissatisfied with. It really depends on how you like your hair to feel. I can understand that this product would work great as a sealant and being comfortable for people who regularly use gels and like to have a lot more hold on their curls... but it just wasn't right for me after the big chop. It felt too sticky and hard, whereas I was looking for softer curls that would feel like I didn't have any product in my hair at all!
Posted by SuzyQ3 (Type 3b) on 12/13/2013
I have tried dozens of combinations of products on my 3B/C hair, and nothing works better than than the combination of this gel souffle and the SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I combine a small amount of both in my hands and apply, comb through, then rake and scrunch. I get soft curls, no frizz, and a good amount of non-crunchy hold if I scrunch again after it's dry. On top of that, I have pretty decent second and even third day hair. It's a winning combination, and I hope these two products will always be available.
Posted by iMarly (Type 3b) on 12/03/2013
The product itself wasn't the greatest for my hair; however, when combined with the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie (1/2 and 1/2), the effects are amazing! I can not wash my hair for 2-3 days and it's soft, luscious an bouncy! So, by itself, It's really bad, but combined, it's the best product i've used in a long time!
Posted by whimsicalcurls (Type 3a) on 11/12/2013
I bought this in hopes that it would be a better alternative to using a gel on my 3a curls. But after using this product my hair was really greasy, dull and frizzy with no curl definition at all. I will not be buying this product again. Didn't work on my curl type at all.
Posted by TikasKinks (Type 4b) on 09/29/2013
I hate this product which was a shock to me because my hair usually responds well to SheaMoisture products.
Desperate to get some definition going in my 4b (in the back) 4c (in the front) hair I tried this. Biggest disappointment so far.
It's much to greasy, didn't do a thing to define my 4b/4c hair and doesn't smell as nice as the other Coconut & Hibiscus products. Also left my hair in a horrible state when washing it out.
My first real thumbs down on a SheaMoisture product.
Very disappointing. I returned it after one use. NOT. FOR. ME.