Saturday, October 4, 2014

Twist and Curl featuring Creme of Nature

Hey Curls!
In an attempt to clean my product-laden cabinet, I've been revisiting a few oldies and giving others a second look before I decide whether to get rid of them all together.  I received Creme of Nature Pudding Perfection several months ago in a monthly Curlbox subscription and wasn't impressed with my first use.  Since I couldn't remember exactly why I didn't like it the first time, I figured I'd revisit it again.

Enter in: the twist and curl.  I posted this pic about a week ago on Instagram showing my twists and my nighttime routine.  I believe I had about 16-18 2 strand twists on clean, damp hair and used pink perm rods for the ends.  

My hair wasn't completely dry by morning so I sat under the dryer for an hour.  Once all dry, I took down the twists and was pleasantly surprised by what I saw.  Peep the pics below ...






So about the Pudding Perfection ...
Cost: $8.99 for 11.5 oz at Sally's, also available at Wal-Mart and on amazon.com 
Key Ingredients: Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Olive Oil (but nome of these ingredients are in the top 5)
Ingredients you might not like: Dimethicone, Glycerin (these are in the top 5)
Claims: 
Fall in love with your curls using Pudding Perfection, a moisture-enriched, curl-enhancing creme, formulated especially to tackle frizz, shrinkage and dryness of natural coils and curls. This versatile pudding delivers soft, stretched curls with Exotic Shine all in ONE jar. Discover your perfect curl! "
What I think:  I think the Pudding Perfection did a decent job.  The Creme of Nature website claims this pudding to be soft hold which I normally steer clear of but my hair actually held up pretty well in this humid Texas weather.  And as a bonus, I didn't even have to use my beloved EcoStyler gel over it.  My hair also stayed moisturized for about 3 days before I had to retwist it.  In terms of shrinkage, I can't really call it ... my mane typically doesn't do too bad in the shrinkage department.  
But before I give this product too many praises, I did have a couple of problems.  First, was the scent.  While some curly's love it ... I am not one of those people.  It's too perfumey in my opinion.  Typically the fragrance of most products tend to dissipate after your hair is dry, this continued to linger for several days after, which left my pregnant nose in overdrive.  So ... if you are into that sort of thing, that could be a plus for you.  Secondly, I retwisted my hair with the same product on old, dry hair and it was a major fail.  Like ... my hair was in a ponytail about 2 hours after untwisting type of fail.  The instructions say to apply to damp hair, and in my defense I did mist my hair with some water before applying the pudding and retwisting, but I definitely think it works better on clean, damp hair.  
Final Thoughts: The pudding did what it said it would, but the dimethicone is going to make this a "once in a while" styling pudding for me and not a staple.  I rarely use shampoo so the build up from this product might reak havoc on my hair. 
Hope this helps! 
xo 
Lianne 
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  1. So, I'm interested in goin natural since I sweat my hair out everyday at the gym. What's the best route to go? My hair use to be long, but now it's damaged and continues to break off.

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    1. It's honestly whatever you are most comfortable with. I transitioned for a year before cutting my relaxed ends off. I didn't have much time to style my hair so I wore my hair in buns mostly. Some people only wait a month or two and then big chop. In order to prevent more damage tho, I would recommend reducing the amount of heat you use on your hair and consider adding more protein into your regimen to prevent breakage.

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