$15.50 for 8 oz
ing: Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Oil Dipalmitoylethyldimonium Chloride (A derivitive of Palm Oil) aloe vera, acrylates, alkyl acrylates, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Cinnamon Cassia.
First impression: This gel smells delish and has a tropical coconut scent. It is white/clear with light gelly like feel. Not sticky or greasy feel is similar to that of aloe vera gel.
When trying a new hair gel I prefer to use it as a wash-n-go styler. For me this is the real test for any styler. I want it to define curls, provide light hold w/o crunch, keep frizz at bay and give at least 2nd day hair.
I applied the Coconut Hair Pudding on wet hair freshly cleansed and conditioned hair without a leave-in underneath. The gel went on smoothly and my curls looked fine however, CHP has no hold to it. While that was fine for my hair in the back which is looser and easily defined it was no match for the crazy frizzy section at my crown. As a WnG styler I would recommend this for those with loose curls who just need a bit of moisture and perfer light stylers with little hold. For me I decided to use it to 2 strand twist my hair and coupled it with Komaza Care Moku Hair Butter on top to seal in moisture. I set my twists on rollers to produce a twist-n-curl result seen below–please disregard the random twists sticking out I had been traveling and slept on the airplane.
After a few days I took the twists down and wore a twist-out. I can say that the CHP and MHB kept my hair soft and moisturized for several days. I only had to wet and reapply to the front of my hair which is looser. In the future I might couple it with a little KMF UMG in the front for more hold. I really liked this twist-out and received tons of compliments on my hair it lasted another 2-3 days (without re-twisting at night) and the curls stayed in place.
Final thoughts: this was a nice twisting gel but did not perform well as wash-n-go styler. I would not repurchase this gel just for twisting. I do however like the Komaza Care Califia Styling Pudding which has a bit more hold and is able to handle my frizzy crown with more control. I do think this would be great for those sporting TWA who need a little definition without the crunch of most other gels or those with looser curls who do not require additional hold for definition.