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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Product Review - Lustrasilk Curl Pudding

Lustrasilk was gracious enough to give products for giveaways during the National Natural Hair Meet-up Day in Denver that I co-hosted back in May.  They supplied us with samples, a huge basket with full size products for the giveaway as well as full sized products for me and the co-host to try.  
I was eager to give a new curl product a try especially since they have on the front that it's enriched with Argan oil.  I know, I know...just because they mention it doesn't mean they have it or it's really low on the list but I felt obligated to at least try it.  

Lustrasilk Curl Max Curl Pudding 8oz

Enriched with Argan Oil- Creates soft, shiny Curls Alcohol free

Curl Max, Pudding is enriched with Argan Oil to provide moisture to your hair while reducing frizz. This super rich, alcohol free formula hydrates, elongates and provides super shine to all types of curly hair. Wear your style with confidence without the worry of waxy residue or buildup. Let the beauty of your hair shine through with Lustrasilk!


I used it as a replacement for my KC Curly Custard and back then I wasn't using the L.O.C. method.  I would apply KCCC on my hair after the leave-in of KC Knot Today and then apply my coconut oil.  That's exactly what I did with Lustrasilk's Curl Pudding. I wasn't crazy about the smell, but it wasn't unpleasant.  Just not what I like.  I like those medicinal scents like lavender and tea tree oil.  Consistency was nice and it felt OK as well.

The first five ingredients in Lustrasilk Curl Pudding


Water

Glycerin 
Polysorbate-20 (surfactant and emulsifier)
PVP/VA Coplymer (synthetic vinyl polymer composed)
Hydroxyethyl Cellulose ( modified cellulose polymer; used as a gelling and thickening agent.)

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*         Poor rating.  Will not be buying again ever!!
**       Mediocre.  Will not be buying again. 
***     Average.  May or may not buy again.
****   Above average.  Will probably buy again.
***** Excellent!  Will buy again and may become a staple product.


Lustrasilk Curl Pudding ***

I was not a real fan of the smell and when applied to my hair it left a white film that took awhile to go away.  That may be great for others but for me that's a no no.  By the time I'm done with my hair I am ready to leave the house so the waiting for the film to go away is a deterrent for use.  It also dripped after being applied and I'm spoiled with KC Curly Custard that does not drip after being applied.  Not a big deal but still annoying and a deterrent.  Those last three ingredients aren't really bad...but most of the products I use don't have them or they are super low on the list. Don't see the Argan oil in the list of ingredients either but it could be under a different name.  It wasn't in the first five so we know there is not a lot of it. Whatever the case I won't be buying this again but it's not a bad product.  Just not for me.

Take care Naturals,
Sabrina
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