This is gonna be one of those reviews about a product that is not a rave but its not a total put down either. Shea Moisture Curl Style Milk is just a product that is quite simply...meh. If I lost it or ran out of it, I wouldn't cry. I initially bought Shea Moisture Curl Style Milk as an ingredient to add to my moisturizer spray concoctions (I usually add a dollop of a moisturizer like Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream to my aloe vera sprays) and it seemed to make my moisturizer not as moisturizing as the one I make with the Qhemet Butter Cream. With that said I was thinking this might be a product that is just too light for my thick 4a/4b curls.
I also used it for a wash n go in conjunction with the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz-Free Curl Mousse. I applied Shea Moisture Curl Style Milk before applying the mousse so it could retain some moisture but it seems like it just prevented it from becoming dry but not making the hair feel any more moisturized...if that makes sense, hence why my attitude toward this product is meh.
This product has been serving me well though in another area of styling - moisturizing my scalp and cornrows while wearing my crochet braids. It is not too heavy and doesn't leave a residue (granted I fill an applicator bottle half with the product, half with water). I almost like it better than the My Honey Child Coconut Hair Milk that I used for moisturizing my scalp when my hair was in a weave. The biggest difference between the two is that with Shea Moisture Curl Style Milk is a little lighter in consistency and the scent is not as pungent - plus you can buy it at Target. Besides that I think when my hair is not cornrowed I don't think I would use this product for much else.