Guest Author - April Alisa Marquette
Not long ago I bought Organic Root Stimulator™ Olive Oil Smooth-n-Hold Pudding. I purchased it after having noticed a commercial on television where two African-American lovelies were saying how this product made their hair lay smooth. I've got to tell you; the fact that their hair looked great sucked me in. I'm not sure, but I believe the advertisement may have also even alluded to manageability or something similar. It was said too that the product will make the hair shiny. So in the store, I read the label.
Indeed, the product claims to shine, moisturize, and hold the hair. Therefore, I thought, why not try it? My honest opinion... This pudding is cute. It is nothing I would buy again though. The reason: for my hair it did nothing special. For those like me, with a coarser texture of hair, this may not be the product for you. Then again, it may be. I'll tell you why I say so.
I thought the name said it all, Smooth-n-Hold and Pudding. To me, that means: the product should lay the hair down. Say if I wanted to smooth it back in a pony tail, I believed the product would hold it there, like a gel. I also thought because of the product's texture, nearly like a conditioner, it would work for me. Well not so. My hair looked nothing like those women's did on TV.
I'll tell you why. The product says, clearly, on the label it is a light weight non-sticky pudding. That is truth in advertising. It goes on smooth alright. It has a nice light fragrance. However, after an hour or so, the hair that I applied it to simply looked like I needed to do something with it. Don't laugh. It didn't look shiny or smooth, but rather krinkly and without luster—and I happen to have healthy hair!
I even added more, a generous dollop, and used a blow dryer. The results were the same. I spent way too much time on this, and I don't have that kind of time. I need something to slap on, mold with my hands, or a comb, and go! However, maybe I wound up with the krinkly look -- not at all what I was going for, because the first ingredient is water.
I'm thinking this product is better for those with a hair texture different than mine. If an ethnic beauty has a texture that is more bi-racial, or that of a Latina or Guyanese, then the results will be different. Quite possibly then, one will get the results listed on the label, or those talked about in the commercial. I wonder; if this company made a super hold pudding, would that work for coarser or more coiled hair textures? That I don't know, but there's my review. If your hair is like mine, move on. If yours is different, you just may be in luck.
Such is life with purchases and products. I say this with a sigh. Sometimes we hit, and other times we miss.