Curl Souffle Twist Out Results


Back in February I purchased a jar of Shea Moisture Curl Souffle. I wanted to try this product on a wash and go but at the time it was too cold outside for that. So I decided to see how it would work on a twist out.

I tend to do styles where one half of my head is in a different style than the other half. Starting on clean wet hair, I parted from ear to ear to separate the top half of my head. This portion was flat twisted.  Ends of the flat twist were twisted together to create a twisted headband look. Kept the twist from unraveling by making a bantu knot and securing it with a bobby pin. The back half was placed in two strand twists. The next morning twists were separated for a twist out.

 

 

The Curl Souffle is an extremely sticky product. Noticed that in natural light it gave my hair an unbelievable shine. To me it appeared waxy but others seemed to like it. Also noticed bits of product residue, this stuff is so sticky that I did not use much of it when applying so I’m not sure why its there. I did like that this product helped to elongate my curls.

By re-twisting each night I managed to get about 4 days out of this ‘do and the tacky feeling was there every day. I would probably never buy this product again. Just did not like the stickiness of it at all. Feel as if I wasted my money on this product. Since I bought it I’m going to find some use for it, who knows I might just give it away.
 
Have you tried Shea moisture Curl Souffle? 
How did it make your hair feel?

9 Comments

  • JenJen

    March 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I personally have not tried it simply because I'm so cheap. I have also read mixed reviews kinda like yours.

  • sylv

    March 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Hey girl! The first time I tried it was on dry hair. It was sticky and after it dried my hair still felt a little tacky. Shea Moisture stated it should be used with no other products on the hair. After washing and conditioning (I didn't apply a leave in or any other styler), I applied a very small amount to each section to be twisted. The results were fantastic! I didn't have any tackiness at all. If you feel tackiness while applying the product to wet hair, you're probably using too much.

    Other naturals stated they mixed the souffle with the curl enhancing smoothie. I tried that and again had very good results. So, before you give it away, give it another try. Good luck girly!

  • sylv

    March 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Oh, and your hair looks FANTASTIC! It's grown so much!

  • Porsche "P"

    March 26, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Yes it is very sticky! I usually mix it with shea butter, but like the previous comment says, I have also heard of people mixing it with the curl enhancing smoothie and they loved it mixed.

  • Curls and Coils

    March 26, 2012 at 12:34 am

    JenJen like you I'm cheap and also on a budget. I will only buy products that are under $10. I purchased it when it was one sale for 50% off at Walgreens. If it wasn't on sale it will still be on the shelf..lol

  • Curls and Coils

    March 26, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Hey sylv! I'm glad you got some good results with it. I'm going to try it with the curl smoothie next time, think I have a small amount left. Thanks for the compliment 🙂

  • Curls and Coils

    March 26, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Porsche "P" thanks for the tip I will have to try it with the shea butter.

  • Dawn

    March 30, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Neve used that product before, but your hair looks nice. It is raeally growing!!!! Do you do all these I'll styles yourself or does your daughter help you? Shoot after defanging my arms are hurt. I can't imagine gettin all fancy with the twisted headband!!!

  • Curls and Coils

    March 30, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Hi Dawn! Yep I style my own hair and my daughter's. I wish she could help…lol. She's just learning. The twisted headband is really easy to do,just twisting twists together (say that 3 times fast).

    Detangling can be a pain. To reduce tangles I try to style once a week or every 2-3 days if loose. I managed to reduce tangles by using creamy leave in and spraying some sort of oil and water based mix daily or as needed. Gentle finger combing helps as well.

    Sometimes a detangling session is required, that's when I grab a bottle of cheap conditioner and a movie. The conditioner helps to work the tangles loose without breaking hair.