So, I was on the hunt for a product that would make my twist-outs last a lil bit longer. I've seen this Olive Oil Smooth-n-Hold pudding several times and my roomate uses it too. Her hair has a looser curl pattern than mine, so I thought it wouldn't work. But, the creamy consistency and the low price-point (5.99) convinced me to make the purchase.
Now the ingredients listed are not for the super naturals out there. Sorry there's some mineral oil, sulfates, and and a lot of stuff that I can't pronounce, but there's some stuff in there that will help your hair. If you are not too squeamish about artificial products, you may like this product. Take a look:
Ingredients:So, do I like this product - yes and no. I like it because it really defined my twist-out. It smells really good. You don't need alot to create a look. Once again, the cost is really good and readily available in most drugstores.
Aqua (Water) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil) , Polyquaternium-11 , Glycerin , Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate , Cetearyl Alcohol , Polysorbate-60 , PEG-150 Stearate , Cetyl Alcohol , Ceteareth-20 , PEG-20 Hydrogenated Lanolin , PEG-40 Stearate , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive) , Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba) , Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado) , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond) , Phenyl Trimethicone , PEG-12 Dimethicone , Oleth-20 , Carbomer , Triethanolamine , DMDM Hydantoin , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Parfum (Fragrance) , Benzyl Benzoate , Citronellol , d-Limonene , Eugenol , Geraniol , Hexyl Cinnamal , Lilial , Linalool , Methyl Ionone , Blue #1 (CI 42090) , Yellow #5 (CI 19140)
What I don't like - the mineral oil - it kinda dries my hair out. To combat this situation, I coat my hair with olive oil before I put the Smooth-n-Hold pudding on. In addition, it doesn't hold very much. Its good to add texture but not to hold. The product isn't specifically targeted for naturals, more for people who have relaxers. So it may work better at holding straighter hair than coily.kinky hair.
I may keep this product as a part of my hair arsenal. I'm gonna use it sparingly to give my hair more definition when styling. Maybe I'll find something that doesn't have mineral oil that gives me the definition and shine that this product gives me.
Organic Root Stimulator - Olive Oil Smooth-n-Hold Pudding is available at Target and Wal-Mart. It retails for $5.99