On December 1st, 2010 I purchased a few As I am Naturally Hair Products, Ive been using them on and off for about a month now so Ive gotten a pretty good idea of how the products are working for me. First of all every product I received smells really great. Like fresh coconuts and the scent doesn't linger. Its a clean pleasant smell. I received my order very quickly and everything was packaged just right. The first products I'm going to review in this line is the Cleansing Pudding
The website states the blurbs below :
Cleanses hair of residue and product build-up ( This is did indeed, my hair felt like I had used castile soap to clean it , I only use around 2-3 tablespoons if I had to guess and this in itself was more than I needed. This truly feels like a clarifier no matter how creamy the product spread.)
Moisturizes as it cleanses ( I did not feel like it moisturized, I was so scared that my hair was stripped, I immediately threw some Elucence Balance Moisture Conditioner in afterwards)
Rids scalp of excess sebum, environmental impurities and shedding scalp debris ( Yes, it certainly cleaned my hair and scalp)
Provides a soothing scalp treatment ( My scalp didn't itchy the next day so that in itself was great)
Helps promote a healthy environment for hair growth ( Still up in the air about this one )
Key Ingredients: Tangerine, Aloe Vera, Castor Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Saw Palmetto and Phytosterols
Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol², C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetearyl Alcohol², Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glycerin¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract¹, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice ¹, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Poyquaternium-10, Piroctone Olamine, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene.
Source: 1-Natural, 2-Coconut.
Wet hair thoroughly.
Rub a liberal amount within palms and distribute throughout hair.
Lather product through hair and massage into scalp. ( Make sure you are smoothing this product downwards, don't be fooled by the creaminess, once it gets on your hair if you don't smooth it you might end up with extra tangled in your hair)
Carefully detangle hair with a wide-tooth comb.
Leave on 3-5 minutes in order to eliminate shedding scalp debris.
Repeat only if necessary to remove excessive product build up.
My overview view is , this is something to be used once a month , I cant see anyone using this more than that and you have to ensure that you condition well afterwards. Would I buy this again , no and only because I use bentonite clay to clarify my hair and it feels so much better after than using this.
I give it 4 napps up for clarifying but 2 napps for stripping.