The curl stretch pudding from Shea Moisture’s Red Palm Oil and Cocoa Butter Collection is my staple product for braids and twists. My best braid outs and twist-outs feature the Curl Stretch Pudding.
When it comes down to this product, I think it outperforms in curl definition and moisturising than it does with elongation. In short, it does help with shrinkage, but the difference is not noticeable. The reason I love this product so much doesn’t even have to do with the shrinkage thing; it’s really the juicy, bouncy twists for me.
The Curl Stretch pudding is sticky and creamy, but as you can see in the short clip I uploaded below, it has a nice firm hold. The hold plus the definition is everything for me.
So, does it help with shrinkage? Essentially, yes. You might not notice it at first, but I think it comes down to the little differences that matter. My twists and braids look more elongated and better, but my hair has also grown since I took my braids out, so I could also be misguided.
I don’t do a lot of twisting or braiding because of the investment of time, but I have done more of it lately as I let my hair loose. So, I would 100% recommend this to someone looking for a good twist/braid out product.
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