First Impressions: Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Styling Custard

I've been trying out different gels lately with hopes of replacing my favorite gel, which has now been replaced with a new formulation (read all about it here). Beautiful Textures was the first.

Product Claims: Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Styling Custard is enriched with Aloe Vera, Coconut, Olive, Vitamin E, Argan Oil, Shea and Mango Butter. Achieve amazing manageability and styling versatility for Curly, Wavy, Kinky-Coily or Frizzy hair. Get soft defined curls, bodacious bouncy spirals, and smooth silky tresses while nurturing natural growth of mixed textured hair.

Attain the ultimate moisture, definition and curl control with Curl Definer Custard! By smoothing, softening, and protecting, this advanced blend of soft-hold conditioners and moisturizers helps promote natural curl elongation and healthy looking growth. Use regularly to hold and elongate curls providing non-sticky, frizz-free lasting styles with a natural shine.

This non-flaking curl defining formula is perfect for finger-styling, taming unruly flyaways at edges, and creating perfect coils. Kinky-Coily textures can expect to have greater elongation while maintaining fluffy frizz-free tresses. Excellent for wash & go styles created in the shower.

Ingredients: 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.

Thoughts: I've only used it twice. The first time I applied on dripping wet hair with a little Tresemme Naturals underneath. I diffused then did a pineapple overnight for additional stretch. Right after diffusing, the crunch was intense. When I shook my head I could hear my hair. It was so noisy. Before I pineappled, I used a cream to soften it up and a bit of oil to seal. In the morning I used some hair milk and oil. There was a lot of flaking and I washed my hair after about 3 days.

The second time, taking my sister's advice, I used a curl activator gel in place of a leave-in and followed that with the Custard. As I was smoothing the product through each section, I made sure to remove any excess product. This time there was no flaking, but on the second day, my hair was frizzy and had shrunken a lot. I had to wash it that night to minimize the tangles.

I get good definition using the Custard, but I can only get 2- or 3-day hair with this. For me, it's not always feasible to wash that frequently.

Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Styling Custard is available in 15oz size for about £4 in the UK and $7 in the USA. I've seen it in The Bahamas but don't recall the prices.

I will keep playing with it and update with a full review.

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