Ohm Sweet Hair Pudding Update (with comparison) and a Rant! Elle Mad!

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I decided to order another jar on Black Friday as a last try and so I could compare. The 16oz jar I got is like the first one I received, and you can clearly see the differences between the two jars. Like I said previously, this thicker formulation does not have the same slip as the jar I used when I got my awesome hair day, and I definitely need to layer it with other products. I will probably try it for a braid out as well, but I won’t buy this again.

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  1. I sure hate to hear of bad experiences. It makes me afraid to order when I run out. I love it so I’ll order directly and I’ll definitely complain and make them rectify. lol. Been there, done that!!!

    1. She was actually super nice to me, which is why I am sad about the difference. I need to assess my new jar because I totally used up the last 16oz I had before I started on the 8oz, so I can’t compare them as well. Some people on NC were saying that they received their jar and it wasn’t mixed well too, like, there were clumps of AV gel in it. It’s all too stressful for me, that’s why I’ve been all over Curl Junkie – whether I love a product or not, I can def say it is the same every time! But, I will email her if this one performs differently to see if I can get to the bottom of this…because seriously, the smoother jar is AH-MAZ-ING! Does your jar look like that one, or the one in my first review?

      1. Yes, I really can’t tell the difference in the two on the video pics but I’m thinking the first one does look more like the one at https://questfortheperfectcurl.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/ohm-sweet-hair-pudding/ looks like the one I have. My jar does have a rounded top though. Again, the only thing I’ve noticed is that sometime the pink would be darker than other times but it’s always smooth, thick, and creamy, never lumpy.

        Is your jar more creamy than thick?

      2. I’ll take pics when I get home for you…but the smaller jar I have seriously looks exactly like Jell-O pudding, while the bigger jar looks more like rice pudding (without the rice, but not as smooth).

      3. Mine is real thick and not at all like a pudding so I definitely would say something has changed!!! Hmmm! When I posted my review in April 2009, the ingredients were listed as Unconditional love, Honesty, Divine Wisdom, Aloe Gel, Distilled water, Shea butter, Honey, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Pantheon (Vitamin B5), Yarrow, Sage, Natural Thickener, Nettle, Lavender, Horsetail. Emulsifying Wax, Vitamin E, Optiphen- Preservative, Colored with Wild Cherry Extract and Fragrance Blend.

        I see that the preservative has changed. I wonder if that would change the consistency???

        The ingredients now say: Unconditional love, Honesty, Divine Wisdom, Aloe Gel, Distilled water, Shea butter, Honey, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Pantheon (Vitamin B5), Yarrow, Sage, Natural Thickener, Nettle, Lavender, Horsetail. Emulsifying Wax, Vitamin E, Potassium Sorbate- Preservative, Colored with Wild Cherry Extract and Fragrance Blend.

      4. Just tried the newer jar and am posting pics. It’s good, but the smoother jar is the bomb. The slip wasn’t good with this one so I needed to use a leave-in, and it seems a little lighter. I had to do LI, OSHP, then CIAB on top. The other one was seriously ridiculous on it’s own. Meh.

  2. I’ve just recently revisted my Sweet Hair Pudding in the past few months so I’m working on two jars that I purchased last year. The only inconsistently I’ve seen in the four/five jars that I’ve purchased for me and a friend is the color as one was a very light pink while the others seems to be a little darker. They’ve all performed consistently though and all were very creamy and thick in consistency. Because of the texture and thickness of my hair, I started adding my Qhemet moisturizers on top of my leave-in and using the Sweet Hair Pudding as a styler and I’m loving the results much better.

    I’ve been a #1 fan since my first purchase at the World Natural Hair, Health, and Beauty Show in Atlant, Ga in April 2009. When my two jars run out I’ll definitely repurchase but I do suggest that people contact manufacturer Nina Hemphill directly and continue to voice your concerns at ohmgirl@goingohm.com.

    1. Thanks, Rhonnie! I actually ended up getting another jar for Black Friday from Sage Naturalceuticals because I wanted to see what I got this time, and this jar was chunkier again, like my frist 16oz. I haven’t had a chance to see how it performs though. Both of the different consistencies I received worked well, but the smoother version was just amazing (seriously, no other products needed). I wouldn’t contact her to ask for a refund or anything like that, I just won’t buy it again because the version that isn’t as smooth isn’t a HG for me, which is what I’ve received twice.

  3. As a cosmetic formulator who formulates natural hair products often, I have to disagree with you slightly about your rant.

    While there are many natural hair companies that formulate using the “free hand” method – where ing are measured out by eye and not by weight- there are just as many that are using weight to ensure accurate amounts of ing are in each product. Yes, I agree that if a company isn’t using accurate and precise measuring technique then they should “step their game up”.

    One thing that has to understood about formulation and about using organic/all natural ing is this… formulation is the actual methodical process of mapping out which ing are to be used and exactly how much. Formulation will only change if the the formulator changes it. With that in mind, as a small business, chances are most natural hair companies are not always getting their raw materials from the same distributor each time. You would think that shea butter is shea butter is shea butter but such is not the case. There are various methods of pressing out oils and butters from their natural seeds and fruits. Each method produces a product that may have a slightly different chemistry from the next. In essence its all the same but chemically, they may interact differently. So. I say all of that because as a formulator, I understand production costs vs waste. If I can get shea butter from distributor A for .75/ounce and from distributor B for .40/ounce, chances are I will buy from distributor B because it will cost me less money to buy raw materials thusly my product price won’t go sky high (like AfroVeda) and I will feel better about the waste material I produce as a result of making the product.

    Hope this gives you a more in depth look at the chemistry and cost of product formulation. If only it were more cut and dry.

    1. I’m not exactly sure what you are disagreeing with, I am not saying that ALL small companies just get in the kitchen and throw some stuff together – my apologies if you misunderstood. I would HOPE they are formulating and measuring properly, but I have to question that when I get a different product each time I order from them because they are from different batches. Furthermore, I am quite aware of the formulation process, measuring, etc. – if I wanted to, I could make my own products. But I’m lazy. I am also aware that all shea butter (and the like) are not created equal, but I think if you are changing distributors, that’s the same thing as changing formulation to me, so you should alert your customers. I still think it is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE to order from a company more than once and receive a product that performs differently every time – I don’t need all that guesswork. If you are a small company making products, the “free hand” method is NOT OKAY, and if I knew a company was using this method I would NEVER order from them – but wtf are they doing when my products are always different?

  4. I totally understand your point…

    btw. the swap board didn’t come through for me, lol… no one has it or wants to give it up.

    i think i’m going to put a little bug in my friends’ ears…my bday is approaching…

    The Califia for me was a total miss and I hated the fragrance. It’s not like it’s even strong…for some reason, my nose just didn’t like it and it gave me a headache… My body is so weird like that…

    Going to target to show off your hair, lmao, work it girl!

  5. I swear I think shes sending out old stockpile product because the jar I have from last year , is slippery as heck. Its so slippery when Im using it , I have to constantly wipe my hands off on a towel. Its moisturizing , its just the bomb. I keep hearing now and again that folks jars arent like that. Last year it was a problem with other vendors having older items and half filled jars as well . Heck , I’m kind of scared to buy another jar because this one is indeed the bomb!

    1. Yea that’s what I had to do! I wonder if she sent me an old jar for the free one. Man! You know what though…I think it’s pretty similar to the Califia Pudding, so I think I’m just going to keep getting that. I’ve ordered that more than once and have gotten the same product both times.

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