What’s up with all the Different Product Names?

Ever notice & got confused on these natural hair care labels on the market, curly puddings, creamy gels, or milky smoothies? Well I looked into this and found some overlap in purpose, while others are completely different…


Let’s demystify the difference between the 9 types of natural hair products:
Creme ~ the consistency of this product will be thick & is designed to give a stronger moisturizing hold, yet not stiff
Gel ~ it will look like opaque jelly & is used to retain a hair style or shape throughout the day
Mist Spray  ~ this product is used to refresh your hair style during the day as well as bring more moisture back into your hair
Mousse  ~ is a foamy substance to help with hair volume, but once applied and styled, it will set in the style
Souffle ~ a whipped substance that is good for managing hair, bringing shine, & defining your hair pattern
Smoothie ~ this rich & thick moisture of various hair loving nutrients will tame & smooth out wild hair
Milk ~ this product is thinner in consistency , yet will bring hydrating, replenishing, & softening to your hair
Conditioner ~ surprisingly, this can come in five forms depending on your hair’s specific need. It can also be used as a wash out or leave in hair product. Although its term, CONDITIONer, is alkaline in nature, as it’s supposed to condition your hair back to softness after using ‘acidic shampoos, it can also focus on these ways to correct your hair:
~moisturizer
~detanglers
~reconstructors
~protectors
~acidifiers ( good kinds)
Pudding/Custard ~ a creamy product that will smooth, nourish, condition, smooth, moisten, & elongate your hair.

Right now, as I go through hair product stages 🙂 , My favorites are the hair pudding, because it brings me moisture, length, & semi-permanent hold of a style.

What’s your favorite natural hair care type and why?

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And You Thought Custard was a Dessert..

If you have type “3b” hair like me, you’re probably a bit frustrated at trying, mixing, swapping, & adding to every natural hair care product on the market. Initially, my hair was super dry, then the Lord blessed me & it became super moist. So moist, that it seemed limp & the shrinkage was very real and present 😦 but it was soft…so soft, in fact, it seemed fragile.

Well, my sister came in one day and handed me a a new hair product. I looked at the label. It was a custard. I never used a custard before. I mean on my hair. I thought custard was a dessert.

So I try it the next day.

And the next one.

And the next….

And, OH-MY-GOSH…no one could tell me that heaven did not send me the most perfect product for my hair!! It worked a miracle!!! My edges & side hair (which had a slightly coarser texture than the rest of my head) were laid down, with ONE application. All my  hair also seems to show more of its true length. And my curls! They were more defined in areas where more work is usually needed to bring them forth. I felt I truly landed in hair-do haven.

So I’ve been using this custard for over a week now and I haven’t had to braid my hair once. It works perfectly to keep from tangling & shrinkage, plus I haven’t seen more than one knot since. Bless my hair God, Jehovah Se’arot Arukho!

If you have a similar hair texture to mine and are struggling to find a product that does it all, try a custard, like me, & let me know how it works for you 🙂

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…Oh, here is the custard she bought me..
…No I’m not endorsed by them ( yet! )
…But I am a believer…of this product.