Ashba Botanics Curling Custard Review – Many people who have had textured hair while growing up are well acquainted with how difficult it is to manage and how closely it is associated with one’s self-image. More often than not, textured hair is considered frizzy, wild, untamable, and definitely not as pretty as straight hair. You can find classic examples where naturally curly-haired characters in comics, TV shows, films, and such, are represented as outgoing (not in a very agreeable way), androgynous (with implied negative connotations), “wild”, unsophisticated, etc.
Whether it is Mia’s glorious transformation from curly-haired nobody to straight hair, a “beautiful” princess in The Princess Diaries or Disney’s Merida whose “wild” curls need to be tamed for her to find a suitable match. So, in this article and our future articles, I will try and cater to your needs if you sport a textured crown as it needs a little more love, care, and products to shatter this universal negative misconception that is associated with textured hair! The first product that I bring you is the Ashba Botanics Curling Custard!
Ashba Botanics Curling Custard Review – The Brand
Ashba Botanics is India’s first-ever curly hair care brand. It is a reputed brand for its quality products and was founded by Asha Barrack who began the first-ever curly hair care blog called Right Ringlets in 2014.
Ashba Botanics Curling Custard Review – The Product: Flaxseed Curling Custard
Flaxseed Curling Custard is a vegan curl-styling product that contains Flax seeds, Chia seeds, Argan oil, Avacado oil, and Jojoba Esters for hold, shine, nourishment, moisture, and protection. The chia seeds provide the hold and hydration whereas argan oil increases shine and elasticity. The major highlight of this product is that it can be used by both men and women during all seasons.
Ashba Botanics Curling Custard Review – My Experience
Let me begin by giving you a brief understanding of my hair type. I have a 2C-3A hair type with medium to low porosity. I usually opt for high moisture and no protein hair products preferably without humectants (substances that can cause your hair to be frizzy in humid weather). For a very long time, I had difficulty in finding a hard-hold gel that would not only provide moisture but also keep my hair styled for longer periods of time thereby increasing my wash day time. I cannot stress how much of an amazing ‘one and done’ product Ashba Botanics’ Curling Custard is!
About the custard, it has a jelly-like consistency and it is a light product (meaning it doesn’t weigh down my hair). The best part is that it is fragrance-free and you can comfortably use it if you have a sensitive olfactory system like me. It is a hard hold product which means that it forms a “cast” when I apply it. You need to opt for a medium to hard hold gel/custard for styling because ideally, you don’t want your curls to flatten out in a day. Moreover, after completely drying and scrunching out the cast, the product helps my hair be styled for 3-4 days straight until the next wash day.
Further, the product is moisturizing and doesn’t contain protein so if you are protein-sensitive, you can comfortably opt for this product. I have even used the custard as a one-and-done product without a leave-in conditioner and even then, it gives a pretty decent performance. But if your hair is on the drier side, like mine, I recommend using a leave-in before you apply the custard since it will make your hair look more hydrated, shiny, and bouncy.
Keep in mind to not use a lot of product, just a dime-sized amount, because when I did it, accidentally, my hair felt a little oily and sticky to the touch but it did not look any less fabulous, just a little less bouncy.
About the price, Ashba Botanics Curling Custard is priced at Rs 1149 which might seem a lot but since you only need a small amount every 3-4 days, it lasts a very long time! Just for the sake of reference, I bought the custard when it was released in August 2022 and it is still just halfway through! So, it is definitely cost-effective. Overall, I personally swear by Ashba’s Curling Custard and recommend it! You can buy the product at the Ashba Botanics website.
Ashba Botanics Curling Custard Review – FAQs
Is the Ashba Botanics Curling Custard lightweight and non-fragrant?
Yes, the product is lightweight, fragrance-free, cruelty-free, Vegan, and also SLS, SLES, Phthalates, and Parabens free.
Can I use Ashba Botanics Curling Custard for wavy hair?
Yes! It works on all curl types.
How do I use Ashba Botanics Curling Custard?
You can use a dime-sized amount on wet hair after using a leave-in conditioner. Or you can skip the leave-in and directly use it on your hair if your hair gets weighed down easily.
What type of cast does Ashba Botanics Curling Custard create?
It creates a hard cast which helps to style hair for a longer time. The duration depends on your hair type, weather conditions, and wash day schedule.
Are Ashba Botanics products good for all hair types?
Yes, Ashba Botanics products are good and work well on all hair types, especially curly hair.
Is Ashba Botanics Curling Custard vegan?
Ashba Botanics Curling Custard is vegan, and cruelty-free product.
Can men use Ashba Botanics Curling Custard?
The major highlight of this product is that it can be used by both men and women during all seasons.
What are the benefits of Ashba Botanics products?
Ashba Botanics products is made of natural ingredients that promote hair health and shine while taming frizz. The other highlight is that Ashba Botanics curling custard can be used as a leave-in product.
How long does Ashba Botanics Curling Custard hold hair?
The product holds hair and can be styled for 3-4 days straight until the next wash day.
Ashba Botanics Curling Custard
The product is 8.5 on 10 for its quality, quantity, and effectiveness
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