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! =)