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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rusk Being Smooth Cream Review

Hello all! Today is my first time reviewing a Rusk product - Rusk Being Smooth Cream. Being is a collection of texture products from Rusk, and I actually got this in a duo with Being Wild Paste - as seen in my HUGE HAUL! post. Being Smooth is a very concentrated smoothing cream that silkens, softens, and polishes. When I say very concentrated, I mean very, verrryyy concentrated. A pea sized amount is seriously all anyone needs. Let's take a look at the ingredients, shall we?

Water, Mineral Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Olive Fruit Oil, Petrolatum, Polyquaternium-37, fluff ingredients, preservatives, etc...

Honestly? Not the nicest ingredient list. Mineral Oil and Petrolatum are both petroleum derivatives and can be kind of heavy on your hair. Obviously this product is for people who need like, heavy duty smoothing in their hair (i.e. very coarse, thick, damaged hair). Emulsifying Wax NF, or polawax, is used in oil-in-water emulsions, lotions, and creams. It keeps the two from separating, along with Polyquaternium-37. Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters are water soluble emollients that provide excellent smoothing and conditioning with pretty much any product. Olive oil is actually really good for your hair; it's one of the few natural oils that can penetrate the hair shaft and condition from within.

Below are pics of the actual product. The consistency is pretty smooth, like conditioner, and it's a minty green color in contrast to the bright pink packaging.. However, the scent is... odd. It doesn't smell bad... and I don't hate it... but I can't put my finger on what it is. It's kind of, I don't know, earthy I guess? It almost kinda smells like pine, but not quite. Gosh I just don't know... if anyone's ever used this (or even smelled it) comment and tell me what you think it smells like. I'm stumped.

So anyway... it's not my favorite smoothing product in the world, because the hair types you can use it on is pretty limited - but when it works, it works! If you've got some super rough, coarse hair and you're shopping for a new product, give this a shot. Fine to normal hair... there are other products out there that aren't so heavy, but will still give you smooth hair. But like I said before, a teeny bit goes a very long way! Even the amount in the pic is a bit much, so remember that!

Rusk Being Smooth Cream comes in a 150 g / 5.3 oz tube, and retails for around $10. Well, that wraps up this review! I hope you all have a happy Friday, and a great weekend! Take care of your hair! =)


Westopher said...

Another great review! Definitey not a product for me, I have a lot of hair, but its baby fine. I just use a light leave-in conditioner to smooth out any damage I've done with all my heating tools...but I certainly know some folks who could use this stuff!

Anonymous said...

I use this product and it's perfect for me.
I have thick, corse, gray resistent, color treated but healthy hair. I can use this product on wet and dry hair. I ran out of this product and my local retailer didn't have any in stock. I tried a different product and that product just doesn't work for me. Proving Rusk Being Smooth is the right product for me. I think this is and example of just because a product doesn't work for you doesn't mean it doesn't work.


I wholeheartedly agree! It works just fine. As I stated in my review, I think it's a great product for your hair type.

Also, you might consider purchasing this product from your local Rusk salon, instead of a retail store. Salon product diversion hurts everyone, especiall you. You don't know where the product came from or how old it is. Generally salon products are stored in a warehouse somewhere until the barcodes expire and they can be sold to those retail stores. By that time...they're usually expired, leaving you vulnerable to all the potential bacteria growth inside.

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now! Lol! Thanks for your comment, have a great holiday!