Here’s an embarrassing PJ truth, lately I’ve been dabbling into a world full of custards, souffle’s and puddings. I’ve had my hands in jars of Miss Jessie’s Pudding, Curls by Sisters Smith Wet Set pudding….KCCC…Curls Souffle…Donna Marie’s Lock & Twist Pudding…and my recent get…Afroveda’s Curly Custard.
Hopefully I’m not the only one, but whenever I hear a product is whipped or puddingfied…I instantly think MOISTURE! My head goes into a tizy and I must purchase, must sample to see if it meets my hair criteria. Can’t be sure how long this crazy tick is going to last…but several weeks ago when I ordered Donna Marie’s Lock & Twist Pudding, I had the hopes on high because of all the fab raves throughout the kinky curly community.
I’m going to take it old school for a minute and say…yo, this stuff is ridiculous! Verbage meaning…this stuff is fantastic, crazy good! Two weeks ago this puppy contributed to one of the best hair weeks I’ve had on the books to date! I used it in conjunction with my ACV rinse and my KCKT leave-in. My hair had bounce for days, moisture round the clock, and SHINE…a near obsolete because of winter here on the east coast.
I used the pudding to twist my hair and achieved great results. It was the first time in a long time, after taking the hair out of the twists that I didn’t try and manipulate the final look. My curls were well defined enough that they stood proudly on their own, bouncing from one place to the next! Basically, I had fun with my hair…couldn’t keep my paws out of my head while at work!
Deionized water, aloe vera gel, carbomer, kokum butter, mango butter, sweet almond oil, glycerin, flax seed gel, hibiscus extract, carrot seed extract, burdock root extract, agave nectar extract, silver citrate, potassium sorbate, and natural fragrance
The consistency is not unlike a gel, but not unlike a creme either, so the best description is something that falls in between. My hair absorbed this stuff up instantly, so I was forced to watch how much or how little I applied. I didn’t get a silky, slippy feeling when applying, but my hair did seem to air dry faster than usual. On the other hand, the next morning when unraveling the twists my hair felt silky, manageable and soft to the point where I could run my fingers through without disrupting the waves too much.
I’ve heard positive reviews with this product across most boards, and found the only drawback to good results is the amount applied. How many times have we heard the saying, ‘a little goes a long way,’…..A LOT! And when I do hear this I take note and apply sparingly…adding more product only if necessary. Most Donna Marie products are in fact heavily concentrated, so it makes sense to follow the tips of your fingers rather than the palms of your hands to apply.
The way I look at it, I save money! How do you know a product is well worth your time and $$….exhibit A: they are constantly sold out on-line. I was thinking of reordering to stock up but they are indeed out of stock until further notice. I have about half a jar left and refuse to dip into it until I get another on deck. It’s my PJism, I know…drives me to unpractical methods of living. But eh…No woman forgets those head turning, fabulous hair days, and I intend to see that day sometime soon;-)