April 18, 2014

Review Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding

Purchased by me


It's been a long while since a product puzzled/disappointed me the way Oyin Handmade's Whipped Pudding puzzles/disappoints me. It didn't excel at any of the tasks I thought it would be perfect for. On the surface it looks (and behaves) like a something I would fall head over heels for. I love butters because they perfect for so many things when it comes to skin care and natural hair care. They're great for sealing, protective styling, oiling your scalp, and moisturizing dry skin in this seemingly never ending winter. And the whipped texture? Perfect for fine hair like mine because it's not too heavy. But things just didn't work out as expected.


But, let's start with what I do like. I love, love, LOVE that fact you can get this at Target. I'm always excited when popular natural hair care brands become more accessible because, surprise surprise, I hate paying for shipping. But (there is always a but isn't there?), as of me posting this, Target only carries the 4oz jar. So if you fall in love and want a larger size to or you want a smaller size to try out, you need to go to Oyin's online store (unless you're in the Baltimore area--then you can head to their brick and mortar shop) or another retailer that stocks them.

It smells amazing-chocolatey goodness that, like most Oyin products, is pretty potent and lingers for a long while. Unfortunately, this makes it extremely overpowering when used as a body butter unless you're into smelling like a giant Hershey bar for 12 hours. The texture is exquisite, it's dense, spreads and adsorbs easily, without being extremely heavy. Great for fine hair or someone who finds most butters and oils too heavy.


When I tried it as a sealer, I wasn't particularly wowed. It wasn't bad, but I got similar (if not better) results from a castor/coconut oil hybrid which comes in at half the cost. As a styler, it has light-medium hold so my twist outs looked good, but they didn't last--bun status at day 4 and my twists never made it to one week before getting super frizzy. However, this really shined in sets with the curlformer dupes I've been testing--light, bouncy curls with lots of definition! More on that in the coming weeks.

I won't be picking this up again. I like my products to have multiple functions and this one really didn't cut it for me. But, if you're someone who frequently does styles that need light hold or have fine, loose curls, you might want to take a peak at this puppy!

Have you tried Oyin Handmade's Whipped Pudding? What did you think of it? Tell me in the comments! 


 Advertised: This rich, dense, shea-butter-based 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 aloe vera gel and pure 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. Voted "Best Product for Twists and Braids" in naturallycurly.com's 2009 'best of the best' survey!

Price:$13.99 for 4 oz, $20.99 for 8 oz, $34.99 for 16oz

Ingredients: 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.

3 comments:

  1. I absolutely love whipped butters! Since I've incorporated them into my regimen, my hair has been in heaven. I whip up my own hair butter and have never purchased any. I just kind of assumed that they all work the same, but I guess I'm wrong. I can't wait to see your post on the curlformer dupes! I've been eyeing those for a while now.

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  2. I wonder if the addition of so much water changes how it performs performance. I know when I whip butters, I never add water. Which makes it PERFECT for sealing and keeping my twists looking nice.


    I hope you're patient! I've had good results so far, but not the kind I've wanted. It's looking like it's going to be one of the longest, most in depth reviews I've ever written!

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  3. That's what I was thinking. Aloe Vera Gel alone can be used as a sealant because it lays the cuticles. But it seems that the water and Aloe Vera Gel together just makes this product a thick moisturizer, rather than a sealant. I recently began adding a small amount of Aloe Vera Gel to my whipped butter and it's an even greater sealant for my hair.


    I'm very patient. Especially since I've gained the habit of researching certain products before I make a purchase. Although there are a few reviews on the dupes, I haven't seen any v/bloggers that I'm familiar with (except Naptural85) review them. Besides, they're only something I want and don't need. So I can wait!

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