I figured I’d wrap this month up with a product review. I had this product sitting in my drawer for a while now, just waiting to be tested out since early fall. My local beauty supply randomly slips product samples in your bag when you spend a certain about of money, and I’m not going to lie, the name instantly caught my attention. I mean it is dedicated to natural hair/curly styles, and who doesn’t want hydrated curls? Exactly. 😉
The product claims to significantly increase moisturization, curl definition, shine and strength or your natural hair. The directions say that it can be used on wet or dry hair to increase shine and manageability.
For Curls: Apply a small amount and distribute evenly. Style as usual.
For Twists: Apply a generous amount to hair and distribute evenly.
Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Laneth-15, PEG/PPG-18/18 Methylparaben, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Carboxaldehyde, Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil.
I hope my face tells it all. Initially when I applied this product to wet hair it seemed to be doing a good job in the moisturizing department and my curls were looking hydrated. I really like the light smell. It reminds me of the ordinary smell of conditioners, nothing heavy or lingering. The consistency was nice as well…not too thick or watery, which made is easy for me to do some finger detangling. Once I read the ingredients that’s when they lost me. REALLY! Nothing but chemicals, parabens, silicone’s, MINERAL OIL, and dyes. I wouldn’t even waste my time purchasing this with my own money. THEN they advertise the product as Naturally You -_- They’re isn’t a thing natural about this curl pudding. Granted it does contain shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil, but as you can see with your own eyes that’s wayyyy at the end of the list. Anyways the next day I took down my twists and my hair felt hard and greasy to the touch. I couldn’t do anything with it, besides slick it back in a bun. Ugh
Mineral Oil is often found in most hair products because it’s used as an emollient, to help lock in moisture, reduce frizz, and enhance the formation of curls, because mineral oil is non-water soluble it doesn’t moisturize the hair but aids in sealing in water and moisture. Which doesn’t really sound too bad, but although mineral oil has some benefits I choose to avoid it because usually in products that have mineral oil, you will most likely find ingredients such as petrolatum or lanolin which can attract dirt easily, leading to excess build up. It just depends on what your hair wants/needs. I’d rather avoid the frustration especially since I like to re-hydrate my hair with water and reseal during the week.
The only way I’d use this would be if wash day is right around the corner. If not I’m almost positive I’ll have unnecessary product build up. YUCK. No thank you Motions. You can keep this.