Well I gave the Shea Moisture products a go and I have to say they just didn't do it for me. Let me back up a bit and break it down product by product. I want to be fair and not generalize the results.
Brilliant Curl Shampoo: has a great coconut scent that is not too strong. the texture is smooth and spreads really well. There isn't a lot of lather to the product but that's ok because my hair was gently cleaned and felt soft. I know with some people lots of lather means clean. As my hubby says " I need to see some suds" I assure you that the product does it's job of cleaning despite the minimal lather.
Curl Enhancing Smoothie: So this is the product I really had high hopes for. This is a thick cream that per the directions should be applied to damp hair. I tried it on both wet and damp hair. The product just didn't work for me. It left a film on my hair and suprisingly wasn't as water soluble as I had hoped. Usually if a product doesnt work for me I just rinse it out, the water breaks it down and it runs right off the hair. That was not the case with the smoothie; I had to shampoo my hair to completely remove the product. On the positive side, it does smell good and it spreads well.
Deep Treatment Masque: A nice lightly scented cream full a good combination of ingredients that will help get sickly hair back on the road to recovery. I wasn't blown over by the results but I would use it again. I am even more interested to see the results on relaxed hair.
The end result was that my hair wasn't AS dry as is was before I used the product. There wasn't a great hold so a bit of frizz did kick in after a few hours and again I had a film on my hair.
Now, I couldn't just let this be the end so I passed the product over to my sister-in-love and here is what she said: "I like the product a alot. My hair is soft, my curl is more defined and my hair feels more moisturized" hmm! look at that. It didn't work for me but it sure did work for her.