In a previous post, I shared that Sofn’Free sent me their new natural hair line, Nothing But, for me to review. First up, I’m sharing my thoughts about the Nothing But Curly Pudding.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, PVP, Isopropyl Myristate, Oleth-20, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Carbopol, Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Acetamide MEA, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol,Sodium Cocoyl Collagen Amino Acid, Cocoyl Sarcosine, Wheat Germ Acid, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Linolenic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Sulfur, Polysorbate 80, Oleth-10, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycansance, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, d-Limonene, Linalool.
About my hair: My hair is a few inches from BSL (Bra-strap length) and if you believe in the hair typing system, I have very tightly coiled 4b hair.
Packaging: As the picture shows, Nothing But Curly Pudding comes in a plastic container. It’s recyclable (for all my environmentally-conscious men and women out there), and the design is basic (I like basic). One of the things I like about this product and the line is that the color scheme is consistent. You can tell that it’s a unified product line. This color scheme is also repeated in the marketing associated with the line.
Purpose: Curly Pudding can be used to soften tight curls and elongate waves, according to the company.
Consistency: This product is deceptively lightweight. It’s creamy, which I like. Once you put the Curly Pudding on your hair, you’ll see that it’s thicker than it looks.
Fragrance: The fragrance of this product is very light and fresh. To me, it smells like citrus.
Price: Nothing But Curly Pudding retails for $7.99 (8.8 oz), but it’s currently on sale for $5.99 at Honest Hair Care. You cannot beat the price point of these products! For these products to be free of petroleum, mineral oil, sulfates, parabens, colorants, or phthalates, it’s so surprising to see such affordable prices.
Results: Overall, I was very happy with this product. I used it to refresh a very old twist-out. Before applying the product, I sprayed my hair with the Nothing But Curl Wake Up Spray. The Curly Pudding went on very smoothly, and my hair seemed to love the moisture. I twisted my hair into 4 large twists (for a bang) and tied a scarf for bed. The next morning, I woke up praying that my hair had absorbed the product. Given the low porosity of my hair, I was a little worried. But I had nothing to worry about because the product dried completely. When I took the twists out, I was happy about the shine and moisture of my hair. I was also excited about the curl definition this product provided. *Update: After a reader suggested it, I posted some pictures. I’ll get better at adding pictures, I promise. By the way, my first hairstyle was inspired by iknowlee*. I used the Curly Pudding in the front of my hair.
Update: After washing my hair again, I put my hair in about 50 two strand twists using the curly pudding. The pictures below show the curl definition and hold this product gave me.
Overall opinion: Yes, I would buy this. Especially because of the ingredients and price.