Creme de la Mold
$16.99 for 4 oz jar
Available online at entwinecouture.com
Creme da la Mold is a creamy holding pudding used to set and sculpt the hair. Great for those styles that require additional control without feeling stiff or resulting in white flakes. While the product may seem a little pricey you truly only need a small amount to be effective.
ing: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20 (emulsifier-fatty alcohol), Cetyl Alcohol (emulsifier-fatty alcohol), Beeswax (body), VP/Methacrylamide/Vinyl Imidazole Copolymer (Main holding Agent), Polyquaternium-7 (Conditioner for Dry Hair), Myristyl Myristate (oil-lubrication- vegetable derived ester), Isopropyl Palmitate (oil-lubrication- Derived from palm oil), Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Oil,Polyacrylate-14 (holding resin with curl memory), Dimethicone (Shine Agent), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Carnuba Wax (body), PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate (thickener & emulsion stabilizer), C12-15 Alkyl Lactate (oil-lubrication), PEG-90M (stringiness), Aminopropanol (neutralizes the polyacrylate-14), Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol (Anti-bacterial/Anti-Fungal Agent), Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbomate (Anti-Bacterial/Anti-Fungal Agent-secondary)
I typically do not use molding or control products because I do not wear a sleek or polished looks on my hair. I wanted to try a new updo and have the style last for a week so I decided to give this product a try. I applied the product to damp hair with a leave-in conditioner underneath. The product is very thick and solid yet creamy, reminds me of a thicker version of Organic Root Stimulator Lock & Twist gel. To apply to hair scoop up a fingertip full then emulsify in your hands before applying to the hair. When I tried to apply without emulsifying first it left white lumps that I could not smooth out.
5 Things I Loved About This Product
- It’s protein free! Protein is not a bad thing, but if you are protein sensitive like me it is annoying to find it in products unnecessarily. Even if you like protein you need to be careful not to overload your hair with protein.
- Gentle yet effective hold. This product definitely has hold to it yet your hair will not feel hard or stiff.
- The product is creamy and goes on smooth without being sticky or tacky.
- Multiple uses. Use this product for taming fly-aways, smoothing edges or holding coils.
- Formulated with butters that lock-in moisture but does not feel greasy.
This product does have great ingredients and it’s free of paraben, mineral oil and petroleum. It does however contain silicone (dimethicone), aaaaaaahhhhhhh! Okay, no its not a major freak out but I choose to avoid silicones in daily styling. Silicones coat and seal the hair (similar to butter and oils) they also add shine. However you must wash your hair thoroughly to remove them, co-washing or sulfate-free shampoo are not enough to remove these products. As long as you are aware of what you are using and how to remove it you will be fine.
I used the this product to style my two strand twists (pictured above) and I liked the results. The product gave my hair a nice sheen without looking greasy or oily. My hair remained soft and felt well moisturized. I did a few finger coils with this product just for giggles and really liked the results also. All in all this is a good product however I probably would not purchase it again for myself. Not because it did not preform well, but because I choose to use ‘cone free products. However if you are a ‘cone friendly curly I say go for it and check this product out.