Disappointing Haircare and Styling Products...

Posted Tuesday, 12 February 2013

I am a recovering product junkie. I admit it. I have bought, tried and tested many products. I love discovering new products that deliver and I love having the ability to recommend what has been a success.

But I've also tried many product which fell short; products I felt were disappointing or weren't worth the money. I don't always get around to writing full reviews on these products because I don't have much to say about them singularly however I still recognise the benefits of sharing my experience of them - so you can make an informed decision if you choose to buy these products. So obviously, this post is a round up of all the products I wasn't entirely feeling and wouldn't recommend you buying. Enjoy and please don't take offence if I mention that may work well for you.


Beautiful Textures Curl Control Defining Pudding & Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner

These two I bought last summer and I was so excited to try them out because they were from a new product line and  before their release there were not too many natural hair products available in the UK. Also they didn't cost and arm and a leg so I was definitely interested to see if these were something I could work with. I tried the Curl Control Defining Pudding first and it did nothing for me - no curl definition, no frizz reduction, no shine nothing just very dry hair. Definitely not something I would even consider buying again.  The Tangle Taming Leave-In was bit better surprisingly it offered more definition then the Curl Control Defining Pudding but it failed to make my hair feel moisturised or ease the detangling process which was very disappointing for me.



African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Bouncy Curls Pudding 

I bought this product because I thought the consistency was something I could work with and also this stuff was ultra cheap. This Curl Pudding wasn't so bad at defining my curls but it made my scalp itchy and flaky! I knew it was this product because the itch would go away as soon I switch from using it and also my mum mad similar comments about scalp irritation. It also made my hair quite dry as well so definitely wasn't too happy with that product. But with it super cheap price it might just be a case of you get what you pay for.



Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream

I thought I was going to like this product because I saw so many good review on it but it just didn't work of for it. I felt like this made my hair greasy and not moisturised or conditioned at all. I ended getting rid of this product in a product swap.



Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer

If you have been reading this blog for some time you know I love, love, love the Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream - it is one of my staple products! However the Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer, I'm not to fond of at all. It sort of a gel that a consistency comparable to Aloe Vera gel and it suppose to give a light hold which sort of defines your curls. Personally I feel the hold is just not that great especially in comparison with that of the Curly Curl Cream. I found it really sticky too and it felt terrible in my hair.




Nice and Curly Curl Me Up Curly Pudding

This really just didn't deliver. It wasn't worth the price and I felt like I wasted money. My hair wasn't "Nice and Curly" when I used it. It wasn't great for definition at all. Big disappointment :(


Aunt Jackie's Curl La La Defining Curl Custard


To be honest this product wasn't so bad but it was still a bit of a disappointment. Unlike the other curl creams I've mentioned so far it did actually define me curls. However I just didn't like the feel of the product or the smell and it wasn't too great with frizz either.


III Sisters of Nature Curling Gelo

When I saw this product line, III Sister of Nature, in the beauty supply store, I bought all the tester products because it just seemed like a product line I would really like. And to be honest all the products in this line are quite good with the exception of this one. This Curling Gelo is supposed to comparable to Kinky-Curly Curling Custard but haven't tried that product as of yet so I can't draw comparison. What I love about this product is the sweet smell however I know others might  find a bit sickening. However why this product was so disappointing was because it just is not compatible with any products I own - not even with the products in the same product line as it. So every time I tried to applied it to my hair, it would just create the white dotty things and my hair would feel absolutely terrible so I would have to wash it. Still have the product lying about I have not a clue what to do with because it just doesn't play well with other products.

Curls Curl Gel-les'c

This product is somewhat like the Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer. I think it just the consistency that just doesn't work for me, maybe it better for those natural with a looser curl pattern. It just doesn't provide sufficient hold, so not a product I would buy again.

Anyway, that sums up all the products I felt disappointed with interestingly enough most of them are styling products as opposed to haircare. Like I said please don't feel offended if you like any of these products - in fact let me know what you think of any of these products in the comment section if tried them. Also tell me what product left you feeling a bit disappointed!