Let me start off by saying…
One whiff of this stuff will make you want to eat it!
It should be against the law for a company to make a non-edible product smell so friggin’ good.
Nevertheless, I have been reading all the hype about how great Oyin’s Burnt Sugar Pomade is. So I bought a jar and tried it as a moisturizer on a finished rod set. I also used it on wet twists a few times. And to sum it up…
I wasn’t impressed.
Yes, it added a bit of shine, but my hair didn’t feel any more moisturized than it does when I use shea butter or other moisturizers.
I also couldn’t get the product to completely dissolve, so I ended up with tiny grains in my hair — not a good look! Yes, they instruct you to rub the product between your fingers — and I did — but it took quite a bit of work to get those beads to dissolve.
I later learned that pomades work best on dry/slightly damp hair. So I re-twisted some old twists using a tiny bit of water and some of the pomade. Here’s the result…
I still battled the graininess, but this is the most luscious my twists have ever looked and they feel incredibly soft. I’m not sure if it’s the pomade or a combination of the product and the fact my hair already has some oil/product in it.
Now that I know how and when to use it, I may add it to my list of staples — for dry twists anyway. Just in time too. This jar was on its way to the back of my cabinet.