Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Smoothie
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Smoothie is rated
Moisturize and define big, bouncy natural curls, or smooth chemically processed and heat styled hair with this rich, emollient styling smoothie. Nutritive Jamaican Black Castor Oil and certified organic Shea Butter blend in a strengthening formula that restores healthy moisture to damaged, brittle hair while defining curls and reducing frizz. Peppermint Oil invigorates the scalp for a stimulating experience.
||11 FL OZ
||Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Peppermint
||Jamaican Black Castor Oil
||Section damp curly hair and apply generously from roots to ends. Shape curls or smooth through hair. When heat styling, apply sparingly. Do not rinse out.
||Water, Glycerin (Vegetable), Cetrimonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*♥, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Mangifera lndica (Mango) Seed Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Biotin, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend) *Certified Organic Ingredient. ♥Fair Trade Ingredient
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Rated 2 out of
Great product, with notable exceptions
It's unfortunate that with all the good ingredients, there is also a liberal use of alcohol, which dries the hair, and chemical fragrance, which is not clearly listed on the label: Fragrance (essential oil blend). I do not use any products with chemical fragrance because they are toxic. I'm sad, because I really wanted to love this product.
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 4 out of
Smells nice, GREAT HOLD, Some White Residue
My hair is fine with a 4a pattern.
This is very different than the Curl Enhancing Smoothie (I am using their most well known product as a point of reference). It feels more like a hair masque on my hands and during application. There's not a ton of slip and I really had to work the product in to my hair. I rake it through 6 sections of soaking wet hair. When it's wet there's a lot of white and it's quite heavy.
When it dries my curls are soft, defined, and elongated. They feel really nice but there is little to no shine and I still see some white residue when I look closely. The curls aren't crunchy or dry at all, just have a matte finish to them and I find myself wanting to spritz with water/glycerin/oil. It's great for curly puffs but for wash and gos I'd recommend the Leave-In from this line or the Curl Enhancing Smoothie.
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of
Smells good, gets my hair extremely soft and manageable. I love this stuff. My hair is natural and color treated. This stuff works its magic in my hair.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of
Love this stuff!!
This smoothie is the truth! It has soo much slip and provides soo much moisture and brings out my curls and the moisture last for days and days the whole JBCO line is one of my favorites from shea moisture please dont change the formula.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of
Moisturizes w/o Weighing Hair Down-PROMOTES GROWTH
I have fine hair but I have a lot of hair. I don’t dye it or use much heat on it; I still suffer damage from the sun and from mild heat damage from time to time (when I use heat more often.)
When I use this product as a conditioner alone it helps restore the moisture back into my hair as well as body, texture, and shine. When I use this product in combination with a protein treatment, my hair is restored back to its original state.
This product somehow manages to moisturize my fine hair without weighing it down. That is almost unheard of when using all natural products since oils tend to weigh my hair down even if the oils are mixed into a conditioner.
I’m truly amazed by several of their shampoos and conditioners but this particular conditioner is my go-to when my hair is dry & damaged.
Also, I use this product to promote my hair growth because of the wonders it works for my hair and because Jamaican castor oil is known to promote hair growth.
It smells very good as well. The smell is a mixture of vanilla and play dough.
Also, the consistency is thick which love. The only downside is that I can’t get this by the gallon for the same price as one jar. Lol.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of
I used to use the Shea Moisture coconut and hibiscus smoothie which was great. For some reason I stopped using it and have tried various butters and curling creams for my two strand twists.
But recently I saw a few YouTube videos reviewing the Shea Moisture JBCO smoothie. I tried it in combination with a light leave in conditioner and Aloe Vera gel. It's been a week and I love the results. I was nervous about flakes based on some reviews but have not experienced any flaking. My hair is shiny with a light hold, no crunchiness. Also I have high porosity hair and may hair has remained moisturized about 4 days in.
I was nervous about the ACV as an ingredient but I suspect that helps close the cuticle for high porosity hair to keep it moisturized.
Alternatively the people who experienced flaking may have low porosity hair so it would make sense with the ACV that it may not be a good fit for low porosity hair.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of
One of my favorite products ever!
There are some people leaving reviews for the JBCO leave-in conditioner underneath this product, which isn't fair, because they are two totally different products altogether.
I have used this product by itself and in combination with the corresponding leave-in conditioner, and I have received fantastic results either way. This product has a very pleasant vanilla smell to it that goes away after a while and you are left with little to no scent left in your hair. It works well on both wet and dry hair. It does not take long to absorb into my hair, whether I happen to use a little or happen to be more generous with it instead. It spreads well, adds shine, keeps my hair 100% frizz free, is non-greasy, and provides a light-medium hold. It doesn't cause crazy buildup in my hair or on my scalp. Neither does it cause my scalp eczema to flare up badly either. It doesn't flake on me, and when it comes to curl defining, all that I can say is that it works to naturally enhance my existing curl pattern, as it does not drastically change such in any way. Which I am perfectly fine with.
I have a naturally loose curl pattern, so no, this product does not cause my hair to shrink up into tighter ringlets. It just naturally enhances my loose curls is all. This product works awesome for both wash n gos and for slicking ones hair back into a bun with (instead of using gel). I absolutely adore this product and most surely will continue to use it daily in my hair, as my go-to styler.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 1 out of
NOT MY FAVORITE
I USED TO LOVED , BUT NOW IT MAKE MY HAIR DRY AND HARD AS A ROCK , I DONT KNOW WHY THE CHANGED THE FORMULA, THE NEW ONE DONT WORK FOR MY HAIR AND THE SMEEL IS WEIRD LIKE PLAYDOD
Date published: 2018-04-05
****Didn’t know you guys had a low porosity line before I bought this*** LOL but does this help hair with low porosity as well?
This product contains hydrolyzed rice protein, which can dry out some low porosity hair types. We recommend seeing how this product helps you by trying it on a small strand of hair!
Date published: 2018-11-01
Does this product have silicone in it?
No, this product does not contain silicone. For more information on our ingredients we recommend checking our Product Details and the label on your product!
Date published: 2018-10-12
Can I use this after using the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave In Conditioner and Styling Lotion?
Yes, this product can also be used with our Leave-in Conditioner and Styling Lotion!
Date published: 2018-10-14
Can I use this smoothie on box braids every day to moisturize?
Yes, this is a great option to help moisturize all day long and hold a style. We recommend using a small amount to avoid buildup on this protective style!
Date published: 2018-09-06
What are the directions for the product?
Usage Instructions are located under Product Details. Please see here: Section damp curly hair and apply generously from roots to ends. Shape curls or smooth through hair. When heat styling, apply sparingly. Do not rinse out.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Can the smoothie be used everyday??
Yes, the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Smoothie can be used daily.
Date published: 2018-08-03
The JBCO styling lotion is great, glycerin is very low on the ingredient list. Why do all SM smoothies and gels have glycerin in the top 5? Will SM ever put out a glycerin free line for people who’s hair doesn’t like it??
We use water and/or glycerin as a solvent. From a functional perspective, glycerin is well known for its ability to draw water to hair – keeping hair moisturized and vibrant. The glycerin used in our products is a non-chemical, vegetable-derived ingredient and is made by breaking down vegetable fats into fatty acids, which is then purified into a clear, pourable liquid. We will pass along your feedback to our teams for consideration in making a product like this!
Date published: 2019-01-13
Are you going to change the formal back?
Formula changes are periodical and depend on feedback we receive as well a number of different factors. Please leave any impressions of this product on our reviews section of our site!
Date published: 2018-06-01