I recently attended the Style with EDEN event in NYC hosted by EDEN BodyWorks and I received some of the products from their new Coconut Shea line. I’m excited to share my thoughts and first impressions of them with you.
Product Name: EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea All Natural Pudding Soufflé
Price: $8.99 16 oz.
Product Description: Add moisture to dry, thirsty tresses using this exotic blend of all natural ingredients formulated to reduce frizz, enhance textured styles, and provide a soft, shiny finish.
Directions: Apply liberally to clean, dry or damp hair. Distribute evenly throughout hair. For best results, use with Coconut Shea Leave in Conditioner.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butryospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, PEG-50 Shea Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Polyquaternium-11, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Fragrance (Parfum), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol
Ingredient Attribute: Cruelty Free, Silicone Free, Sulfate Free
Scent: Coconut and fruity.
Consistency: Very thick and creamy.
My Experience: I used this cream to two-strand twist my hair after using the EBW CoWash and Leave In. I conditioned and let it air dry for about twenty minutes. I then sealed with coconut oil (I usually use castor oil) after applying the EBW Leave In.
I loved the definition and hold I got with this product. It did exactly what it claimed. However, I didn’t like my twist out results with this product because of the way I used it. I love a chunky twist out and I think this product would be best for that style on dry stretched hair. I wouldn’t use it on wet hair again because personally I don’t like shrinkage. If you like or want shrinkage, then feel free to use it on wet hair.
Pros: The product definitely gives the hair with a soft hold like the package claims. I love products that do exactly what they claim.
Cons: There was more shrinkage than I anticipated and it wasn’t very moisturizing. However, because the product doesn’t claim to be moisturizing this is not a concern, it’s just something I look for when trying a new cream. The next time I use this product I will add more moisture and seal with a heavier oil.
Final Thoughts: If you like shrinkage, this can be used on soaking wet hair. If you don’t like shrinkage, use it on stretched, dry hair. I would also suggest sealing before using it to retain the moisture from the Leave In.