Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Styling Custard Review

AH! Beautiful Textures, I remember when they were a " the 'new' best thing since sliced bread" last year...now other hair product lines have taken the limelight. Hmm..that's happening more often that ever. It seems like the limelight changes every week now. Well, lets get onto the review shall we! This review will take place in the Hair Product Supreme Court!

The Defense Side: Beautiful Textures
The Prosecutor: Mz. Tini aka ViBlackberri


Product Line: Beautiful Textures
Type: Curl Definer Styling Custard
Size: 425g/15oz US
Shelf Life: 12m after opening

Claimed Purpose: " To achieve amazing manageability and styling versatility for Curly , Wavy, Kinky-Coily or Frizzy hair. Get soft defined curls, bodacious bouncy spirals and sooth silky tresses while nurturing natural growth for mixed textured hair."

Additional info: " Also provides intense moisture....helps to non-flaking hold and curl control, tame frizz and manage curl separation, stretch curls without the sticky build up."

Directions for best results( paraphrased): After hair is cleaned and conditioned, apply quarter sized amount of the product to the hair in sections from root to ends. Rake fingers thought tresses until you get desired definition. ...Set your styles by sitting under dryer for 25 ins or allow to air dry.
The label also includes additional styling suggestions and ways to use the product; for that information, refer to the pictures below or visit their website at www.beautiful textures.com

The ingredients list: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract/Aloe Vera, Tocopherol/Vitamin E, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosemary Extract, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit/Shea Butter, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter/Mango Butter, Argania Spinosa Nut Oil/Argan Oil,Hydrolyzed Triticum Vulgare Protein/Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 11, Imidazolidinyl Urea, DMDM Hydantoin, Polysorbate 20, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene, Linalool.

Below are pictures of the product; observe the packaging, label, font, and information provided.



I would like to call myself to the stand!
I myself have utilized the product to produce a "wash and go" and found the results very interesting. BUT FIRST, like the defense suggested, let me observe and comment on the PACKAGING.
In MY opinion, it is very appealing; the  large see through jar allows you to view the amount of product left along with it's color and consistency. The font and color of the font is also appealing to the eye; if I must say it's been able to uphold its reputation with it's orange and lime green curls and cute cursive like font. In addition, the information on the package is well informing; if I must say it's very wise and generous of the company to provide such useful information on the products, such as its purpose, directions, styling suggestions, suggesting mix and match products and detailed ingredients. With that said, lets move on to the color,  texture and scent of the products aka the CONSITENCY
As you can see, the color of this products is clear and it's texture is a light jelly like substance that's moisturizing  to the touch. Now the smell is of passion fruit; such a delightful scent!
Now I know it might be confusing at this point of whom side I am on due to my kinds thought of the product so far BUT do keep in mind it is NOT about the packing or consistency of the product, it is about whether it WORKS!

Once I provide you with my experience with the product and visual evidence of its doing, you will be able to determine whether it held up to its claims.

I used this product as suggested and also directed on the bottle, I quote, " Excellent for wash and go styles created in the shower." Now as the defense stated earlier, the directions for best results are posted in the label in detailed directions.
Therefore, after co-washing my hair, I applied a light conditioner to my hair( Herbal Essences Hello Hydration) then took a quarter sized amount and raked it through my sections until I achieved my desired definition. I then shook my hair to separate the curls and dried my hair with a hand hair dyer and an attached diffuser. BEFORE drying my hair, it was soaking wet and the clear product turned white; now with my experience with products that do that, once dried they clear up again. Unfortunately, after drying my hair, the product did not clear up! The product not only remained white but turned into flakes. My hair was covered with flakes. In additional to that, it was left hard and crunchy. A very unattractive wash and go if you ask me!

 Before I continue, I will own up to a couple of things; the company did not suggest using a conditioner under the product BUT a NORMAL wash and go suggests one uses something that will provide protection and moisture from gels or custards. Now I know you're wondering, would I have attained different results it I did NOT used the conditioner. I DO NOT KNOW but I'm not sure I will want to find out. Due to other reviews online and on YouTube, this product flakes and hardens with and without conditioner; to be completely honest, like all hair products the results varies depending on hair type and porosity. BUT SINCE THIS IS MY EXPERIENCE!! IT WAS A SEMI FAILURE!
Although, it left white flakes and was crunchy, it did, " promote natural curl elongation...". In other words, my hair was well defined and had minimum shrinkage.

So my VERDICT your honor; this product provided a failed wash and go but I am slightly convinced with the review of 'few' vloggers, this product might not be a entirely guilty. Therefore, I request more time to experiment with the product such as without conditioner and maybe only oil, or not as a wash and go but as twist outs or other.

I,  HONORABLE GET YOUR CURLS ON, will allow the prosecutor more time to experiment with the product. Therefore, the defense, Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Styling Custard is proven " LIKENESS UNDERTERMINED" until otherwise; however it the results aren't changed, it will be fined as GUILTY TO SATISFY CUSTOMER!


HAHA in other words guys, although I didn't get the best results, I am curious on whether this product will work better under different experiments. I guess I've kind of been convinced it might with different reviews on YouTube.  BUT don't take my word for it!!! Get up and try I yourselves; you can get it from Sally's or other beauty supply stores.

Reviews that changed my mind:

Hair Demo: Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Styling Custard from RyMingTahn
Product review: Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Styling Custard  from prettyparticular

Alternate Review:

Products Review: Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Styling Custard from BeautyLuvFashion

DISCLAIMER: I was not paid to do this review nor were they sent to me for review. My opinions are based off of honest experience and thoughts.
I received this product through a CurlBox subscription

1 comment:

  1. when i saw this product and read the description on the back , i thought it was exactly what i was looking for. Long story short .. when i reached home and tried on it wet conditioned hair , it started showing up white residue so i just though either 1 of 2 things [ 1- it was suppose to go in when your hair is dry or 2- it didnt mix well with the hair treatment that i had put in my hair before i applied it ]
    When i tried it on my hair when it dried , i applied it and in a couple hours i started to see a whole lot of flaking but then in the night when i chose not to throw it away because it was quite expensive where i bought it . I tried mixing it with some olive oil and hair moisturizer and it worked like a charm :))