I thought I would take it a bit back to the old skool, and write a product review instead of doing a video. To be completely honest, I’m watching TV. Anywho, as part of my birthday Oyin haul, my mom got me their Whipped Pudding, which I had been wanting to try since I found out about Oyin back in August. I heard it smells like chocolate, and I YEARNED for it…however, when I went to the ExitApple, they suggested I use the Shine & Define instead of the Whipped Pudding. I complied, but always wondered what the WP would be like. I know now! **Harlem Shake** Let’s get right to the deets:
Ingredients: purified water, shea butter, organic aloe vera gel, cocoa butter, castor oil, coconut oil, sweet almond & olive oils, vegetable emulsifier, beeswax, palm stearic acid, vegetable glycerine, honey, optiphen (preservative), fragrance.
Claims: This rich, dense moisturizing cream is Oyin’s first product. It’s a mixture of rich botanical butters & oils like shea butter, cocoa butter, and castor oil; blended with plenty of pure aloe vera gel and spring water for lightness & penetration. The result is superior, rich, penetrating moisture in an all-purpose, head-to-toe product. You may have noticed that it’s listed under both hair and body products!
Whipped pudding is very lightly scented with chocolate and vanilla fragrance to enhance the scent of the whole butters and essential oils. To add your own fragrance oil, microwave for 5 seconds until stirrable, then mix in your scent of choice.
HOW TO USE:On dry, parched hair, Whipped Pudding adds moisture and pliability from scalp to ends; melting in and softening without building up, helping add weight to frizzy strands, keeping hair supple for days at a time. On damp hair – post washing, or after a light spritzing of greg juice or water – Whipped Pudding is excellent to help lock in moisture. For finer textures, it’s great mixed with honey and used as a pre-shampoo deep conditioning treatment.
For the body, Whipped Pudding melts into skin, leaving a velvety softness behind. It’s ultra pampering on dry elbows, knees or heels. Use to protect hands and face before braving harsh weather; apply to dry skin as a rich nighttime cream, or massage into feet before sleeping in warm cotton socks.
And now…the Elle breakdown:
Smell: Yum, yum, yum!!! Nom! And then yum again. If you don’t like sweet smells, stay away for this one, but I personally want to bathe in it! Smells like…either chocolate cake or brownie mix…causes involuntary drooling.
Consistency: Very thick, like a butter, similar to whipped shea. Doesn’t melt or separate when it’s out of the fridge (score for the summer months). It also reminds me of a thick night cream; there’s no way this stuff is moving in the jar (great for traveling).
Did Izzy like it? Hmmmm…sorta. It’s a little difficult to distribute through my hair, which I attribute to the beeswax in the product. It is good for reducing frizz, as it is a heavier product, but it doesn’t give good clumping of Izzy’s curls. Therefore, it’s good (alone) for a poofy ‘fro day, but not a defined ‘fro. But – to save the day, I used my tried and true Aloe Vera Gel!!!! That’s what is in the pics below. Much better definition and clumping, and Izzy is very soft. Once, I applied too much though, and Izzy was hard. Watch the amount with this product – a little truly does go a long way. I also think it would be great for elongating twists or finger coils.
As for using it on the body…yummm…absorbs into the skin very well and isn’t greasy at all!!! You’ll walk around all day smelling like chocolate cake and your skin will feel like velvet. this is why I don’t mind buying a TON of moisturizers, because I no longer buy regular lotion in the store, and I smell like dessert everyday. For. The. Win.
Will I Buy it Again? Maybe. Since I love other Oyin products, I might as well buy at least the smaller size when I re-up. I have a feeling I’m going to be using it a lot on my body this summer. For my hair, I think I could do without the beeswax, though.
Verdict: Four out of Five curls