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Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Product Revisited: ORS Olive Oil Smooth N Hold Pudding

Happy Sunday lovelies!

I hope all of you are having a great day! Yesterday, I was combing through the product graveyard that is the cabinet space under my sink. As of late, I have been making an effort to use up most of the products under there and so far it is working. I have slightly more space under there than I had previously. Anyway, while I was combing through all those products, I stumbled across a half full container of ORS Olive Oil Smooth N Hold Pudding.

Let me tell you about this product, when I first purchased it, I was was blinded by the word 'gel' in the product description. Well actually, it was described as a moisturizing gel (whatever that means). With its creamy consistency, I thought it would be a great alternative for gel. And since I'm always on the lookout for a good gel or gel alternative, I had to give this product a try.

Boy was I wrong about that.

If you've been following this blog for awhile, you know I likes a good gel/gel alternative to slick down the edges. So naturally, that is what I used the Smooth N Hold Pudding a gel for my edges. I applied the product to my edges and my edges said "No ma'am." They were slicked down for .00000000025 of a second and frizzed back up like I never even put anything on them. I did not let that sway me though. I tried it again. And again. And again. Finally, I got the hint that this product wasn't going to work as a gel and I banished it to the cabinet where it was out of my sight. As far as I was concerned, that product was a lie! It didn't hold a daggone thing! A sorry excuse for a gel in my opinion.

When I found the Smooth N Hold Pudding yesterday, I decided to try it again. Not as a gel, however. I decided to use it as a product for smoothing. Let me explain. Typically, when I bun, my hair as a whole has a propensity to frizz. I may be 27 (SN: My b-day was August 6th) but my hair tends to act like it did when I was 5. That doesn't work for me. I need my hair to remain smooth and sleek as I go about my day. With that said, I decided to put the Smooth N Hold pudding to the test in that capacity. Thankfully, it worked!! My hair stayed nice and smooth throughout the day. No frizz here!

So with that said, the product isn't a total fail. It can't hold anything worth a damn as a traditional gel but it does keep your style smooth and in place! I also heard that this is a great product for twists.

If you want to check it out yourself, here are a few deets:

Price:$5.97+tax for 13oz (at Walmart)

Ingredients: Aqua (Water) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Paraffinum Liquidum Mineral Oil , Polyquaternium-11 , Glycerin , Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate , Cetearyl Alcohol , Polysorbate 60 , PEG-150 Stearate , Cetyl Alcohol , Ceteareth 20 , PEG-20 Hydrogenated Lanolin , PEG 40 Stearate , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive) , Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba) , Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado) , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond) , Phenyl Trimethicone , PEG-12 Dimethicone , Oleth-20 , Carbomer , Triethanolamine , DMDM Hydantoin , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Parfum (Fragrance) , Benzyl Benzoate , Citronellol , d-Limonene , Eugenol , Geraniol , Hexyl Cinnamal , Lilial , Linalool , Methyl Ionone , Blue #1 (CI 42090) , Yellow #5 (CI 19140)

Their Claims: This light weight, non-sticky product leaves a smooth and shiny hold while moisturizing the hair.
* Shines and holds the hair
* Alcohol-free formula
* Won't dry the hair or cause flaking


  1. Great review. I had the same experience with this really didn't do a DARN THING for my edges. I wasn't patient enough with it to use it for smoothing (and I probably won't repurchase), but I know ulovemegz from Youtube uses it this way also. She turns to the ORS Edge Control for her edges and uses the Pudding to tame flyaways. Just interesting to see that it worked that way for you too!

  2. I didn't like this stuff at all. I felt like it dried my hair and my dd's natural hair out. I bought the ORS Twist and Lock gel months later and loved that. I use that as a gel for me (I'm relaxed now) and for my dd and it doesn't leave our hair dry at all. Plus it gives it hold (not a super hold) but it doesn't leave our hair hard and dried out like traditional gels.

  3. This sounds like Bee Mine curly butter, I like it to smooth my hair into a bun, but I also love it for braid/twist/bantu knot outs for a bit of "moisturizing hold" lol. And actually NOTHING does much for my edges so I've returned to good ole ampro gel on dampened edges followed by a scarf for days I really need smoothness. The way those girls on YT be brushing their edges back with a toothbrush and edge control...never works for me. EVER!