Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wash Day Chronicles: Sunday, August 4

On this wash day I decided to try out two new products. Something that isn't really recommended in the healthy hair care world. This was my first day since I straightened my hair a week and half ago. My first step was washing my hair with the Cleansing Pudding. I parted my hair into 4 sections then proceeded to apply the cleanser to each section. In the instructions they suggests that you leave it on for 3-5 minutes so it can really clean the scalp. I didn't do that in fear that it might leave my hair feeling a bit dry. After rinsing that out I toweled dried my hair for a bit then applied the Shi-Naturals Peppermint Stimulating Deep Conditioner. I sat under the steamer until it cut off. Rinsed and proceeded to detangle and air dry. Overall it was a good wash day.

On to the introduction of the new products. lol

As I Am Cleansing Pudding

We all know just how popular the Coconut Cowash is from this line. I decided to go ahead try out the Cleansing Pudding. When I went looking for reviews on this product I saw very few. I gave it a shot anyway. This is their clarifying conditioner and it does just that. My hair felt really squeaky clean but also with a slight dry feeling. This product smells exactly like the Coconut Cowash but has a slightly thicker consistency. I don't think that I will be repurchasing this product. It does what it's suppose to do but I'll stick with the Bobeam Cocoa and Rhassoul Clay bar. The clay bar clarifies my hair but leaves it feeling soft. I prefer clarified/soft hair over clarified/slightly dry hair. Coconut Cowash will be the sole As I Am product in my regimen.

$17.99, If you have a Sally Card it's $16.19 (16 oz)

Product Info:
  • Promotes healthy environment for hair growth
  • Cleanses hair of residue and product build-up
  • Moisturizes as it cleanses
  • Soothing scalp treatment

As I Am Cleansing Pudding is a rich sulfate-free creamy moisturizing beauty bath for your hair! Contains a special blend of natural ingredients, including saw palmetto and phytosterols, that helps to eliminate DHT build-up from the scalp.

Rids scalp of excess sebum, environmental impurities and shedding scalp debris. Promotes healthy hair growth from the follicular level.

Wet hair thoroughly. Rub a liberal amount of As I Am Cleansing Pudding within palms and distribute throughout hair. Lather product through hair and massage into scalp. Carefully detangle hair with a wide-tooth comb.

Leave on 3-5 minutes in order to eliminate shedding scalp debris. Rinse well. Repeat only if necessary to remove excessive product build up.

Key Ingredients: Tangerine, Aloe Vera, Castor Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Saw Palmetto and Phytosterols

Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol², C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetearyl Alcohol², Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glycerin¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract¹, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice ¹, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Poyquaternium-10, Piroctone Olamine, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene.

Shi-Naturals Peppermint Stimulating Deep Conditioner
Price: 18.00

This peppermint stimulating conditioner is a combination balancing conditioner. It adds moisture and protein, plus the powerful peppermint for hair growth. Together with the Peppermint Stimulating Shampoo. Packs a powerful combo for growth and healthy hair.
How to use: Apply generously from root to end. Apply plastic cap. Wrap towel around head or sit under a hood dryer or steamer. Process 30-60 minutes without heat, 15-30 with heat.
Ingredients: Distilled water, btms, natural peppermint oil, almond oil, castor oil, hydrolyzed protein, silk protein
*This is a moisture/protein balanced conditioner*
ph balanced - 16 oz
I am loving this conditioner just like love all the other Shi-Naturals conditioners. I touched on how my hair felt a bit dry after using the Cleansing Pudding. As soon as this conditioner touched my hair I felt instant softness. This conditioner is thick and creamy. It soaks right in my hair. It does have a strong minty scent but it doesn't linger for long. If you are sensitive to smells you can always ask the owner to tone down the peppermint scent. Your scalp will have the cool/tingly feeling from the peppermint oil. I know that this conditioner is a bit on the pricey side but it is definitely worth it. After steaming my hair and rinsing, my hair was left soft, moisturized, and minty fresh. lol Overall, this product is a keeper.


  1. I didn't care for the cleansing pudding either. Great review!

    1. Thanks girl. I definitely won't repurchase.