Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding Review

This has been a product that I've peruse over the two years that I have been natural but because of its price, avoided.  Well, I finally broke down and purchased a 16 ounce jar for $38.00 at Target.  I must say the shelf was full of Miss Jessie's products.

I washed my hair with Tresemme Naturals Shampoo, followed by Reve Essentials Hair and Body Moisturizer in the Lemon Scent.  I shingled the product through my 3b-4a tresses as usual.  The product went on smoothly and I soon realized that I didn't need to apply but a dime-size amount to each section. The consistency of the product was very creamy and thick.  The Curly Pudding does have a fragrance that may be too much for some which is why I believe that they do offer it in an unscented version.  I do recommend applying the Curly Pudding to very wet hair, it seems to take less to cover the strands.

The clumping that I got with this product was off the chain!  Curls were shiny and bouncy.  The product gives a soft "hold."  I can foresee a learning curve of three to four tries in order to get your application of this product down pact.  It took about 2 hours for the product to dry without a leave-in under the product.   Today, I used a leave-in and applied the Curly Pudding at 4:30 a.m. and at 10:58 a.m. the ends of my hair are dry but from the scalp to three quarters down my hair is still damp.  Therefore, I have that "just applied product" look and I haven't been able to "fluff" into style yet.

The products ingredients are:  

Water, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Fragrance, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Silk Amino Acids, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Oleth-5, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Ext. Violet 2. 

Pros:
  • Goes on smoothly
  • Doesn't take much to get the job done.
  • Curls are well-defined
  • Curls are Shiny
  • Curls Clump Well
  • Works Well on 2b - 3c Hair Types
  • You Can Get 4 to 5 Day Hair with Product
  • Great for Twistouts and the Like for 4a-z Hair Types
  • Product Gives a Soft, Shiny, and Flexible Hold
  • Frizz-free Curls
  • Style Easily Refreshed with Water
Cons:
  • Product Pricing is a HUGE deterrent to repurchasing product
  • Let's Jam is a comparable substitute for this high-end product
  • Drying can take hours
  • Product Ingredients are not "embraced" by the "natural" community
  • Not great for wash n goes for 4a-z Hair textures
  • Will Leave Hair Crunchy if you've Applied Too Much
  • Artificial "Grape" Scent can be Overwhelming for Some but can last for days
My observation is that people either really love the Curly Pudding or Hate it!  For hair types 2b to 3c it is a good product for Wash N' Goers and for 4a to 4z great for twistouts, bantu knots and the like.  I've used the product twice and haven't gotten below the top of the label on the 16 ounce jar yet.  Therefore, in order to be fair the initial cost of the product is a shocker but the jar holds a lot of applications that can balance out the price!

I also liked the detailed instructions, on the jar, on how to use the product.  From what I've heard is that Miss Jessie's is coming out with a 2-ounce jar  ($7 - $9) that will allow people to try the product without having to shell out so much money.  I would try visiting their site to get one.  Will I be repurchasing?  No, I have a feeling that my jar will last me a long time and I'm satisfied with the Let's Jam as a substitute.

This is my review of Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding.  Leave your comments, experiences, and thoughts with this product below!  

Until next time, Happy Curls!

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