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    $58. FIFTY-EIGHT MUTHAFUKKIN DOLLARS. This has been on my mind for some time now, but D MN.

    And the instructions say "Apply GENEROUSLY" Do they think I'm made of money?

    I've heard several explanations for the high cost, "it's a privately owned business, which means they don't get the same price on products used to make it, like bigger companies" "It's not as much distribution, blah blah blah" I don't care. When I spent $28 that was too much for me, now $58?

    And to tell you the truth, I think it says something about the person, who will spend more on their hair than their clothes or food. I don't need my hair transformed, I'm fine with my curl definition or whatever. Man "Apply generously" I can't get over it.

    I really think the high cost, is because they want to take advantage of those poor people who crave curl definition. 30 increase in two years, c'mon people

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    That is a heck of a lot to spend on 16oz of styling product. They will not see any of my money, that's for sure.

    But it looks like they aren't having a distribution problem. You can pick up their products in a number of stores across the country, and in Bermuda.

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    Yeah, it's ridiculous to me, but someone must buy it because they're not coming down on the price. Just like there are people who will drop $3000 on a designer bag and $250 on some designer cold cream, there are people who will pay $58 for some hair product.

    I'm just glad I'm not one of them!

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    LOL I remember when it was $19 or $20 a jar. I'm pretty sure that they're gearing their products and services towards a certain demographic (and I aint in it).

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    Luv890x89...what exactly does it say about the person who will spend more on their hair products than clothes and food??

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    I'm just glad I'm not one of them!...

    A designer handbag will last a lifetime. That nasty a$$ curly pudding will not. That stuff is fragranced vaseline and gel concoction. I ordered it once before. I left my hair so greasy. The price you quoted doesn't cover the tax, shipping and handling. I ended up paying $98 for the curly pudding and buttercreme. I was going to save it for the next time I was in NYC, I was going to throw it throw their window, but someone rescued us by purchasing it from me.

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    I have never tried the curly pudding, but I really don't see what the huge deal is.

    It's actually $38 for 16 ounces, not including shipping.

    Curls milkshake, Aveda Be Curly, Carol's Daughter Hair Milk, are all $16 for 8 ounces, which puts them on par with the Curly Pudding.

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    Curls milkshake, Aveda Be Curly, Carol's Daughter Hair Milk, are...

    Good point.

    I bought the CP back when it was $20 or so. I still have some left because I rarely use it. I probably won't order any more now at the new $38 price, but CD's products are just as outrageous to me.

    The buttercreme never interested me because it's a grease product and I'm "no oil" but, what, damn near $50 for a tub o'grease? Puh-leeze!

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    They have lost their damn minds.

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    I don't really know . . . I was mixing thoughts when I was posting, but I do know I'd rather spend 38 bucks or 58 bucks on a night out, than sit pretty with nowhere to go. I mean I'd have a different story, if it lasted longer. But there apply generously bit, really tipped me over the edge. What does that get you? Two, three weeks AT MOST if you use it daily.

    I still have some, and that's because I'm always saving it for a special occasion, I don't have that many special occasions though.

    And IMO, Pantene Pro-V conditioner works just as well, if used in the same manner.

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    wow.....that is expensive....well i am little frugal but i just ordered 3 produts from curls biz ( ie milkshake) and it cost under 50 for all three products

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    IA that the pudding is a bit pricey. Now when I purchased the Buttercreme (over a year ago) it wasn't that expensive I believe I paid $30 and still have a little be it left over.

    But for some folks people will put money on various things that they think may be worth something to them. For example I like MAC make-up, others may say that they are too expensive and will chose to use much cheaper cosmetics. I think it's a preference of what you want to invest your money in.

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    But for some folks people will put money on various...

    ITA...I am one of those that bought the Curly Pudding and Buttercreme for approx. 100.00

    That is when I was newly natural and trying every product that I came across that would give me what I thought I wanted at that time. I was about to make an appointment at their salon but decided to do much more investigating before I plopped down over 250.00. I decided that I don't like their sil...kener push, code word for (applying lye) ,while their telling you on the site they wanted to help women of color deal with their natural hair.

    I must say that I have not used the product much at all, I tried that shingling thing doesn't work on my nappy hair and the buttercreme is a little greasy but did a nice 2 strand twist .

    The bottom line is when I bought it I could afford it , I didn't charge it ,I'm not paying interest on it.
    Yes, they probably could have priced it cheaper, I was a little taken aback when I first saw it was 50.00 and now it seems the price has gone up, but that's what companies do they sell a dream to folks cause the bottom line is their in business to make money and I foolishly thought that I was gonna use that stuff and my kinky, coily hair was gonna look like the chicks on their website. Now I know that most likely no product will make my kinks shine and spring into nice little curls.
    I chose to invest my money in that and it has nothing to do with my character and it isn't the first thing I've purchased over many years that has been expensive and not done what it's supposed to do from black owned and white companies too.

    Is the product too expensive? probably

    Do I understand where your coming from? definitely, I respect your opinion

    Would I buy again? No

    I agree with Jazi it is personal preference as to what people want to invest their money in.

    Oh, one more thing I want to add ..I live in Brooklyn and that area where their shop is located is a very chic, upwardly mobile mostly black but more and more diverse neighborhood . Spike Lee and Chris Rock lived close by (I don't know if they still do) Carols daughter original shop is there and lots of black designers like Moshood .The people that frequent the shop are business women, artists those types of people so maybe that has a bearing on their price points. I don't know.

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    Are you serious?

    Wwwooooooooooooooooowww (in flavor flav's voice)

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    Where are you getting the information that the product is $58? It's listed on their site as $38.

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    She probably meant the Curley Buttercreme.

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    Ok, but then the critique is off. The pudding, which is the cheaper product (and, as I posted before, on par with product lines like Curls, Aveda, Curl Junkie, Carol's Daughter, etc.) is the one that is supposed to be for "curl definition" and "applied generously." What I'm saying is, is it still offensive and ridiculous if the product is $38 instead of $58?

    The buttercream, which is quite expensive, is supposed to be applied sparingly, thus lasting much longer. It's not a styling product at all.

    I am a MissJessies defender, nor have I even tried the products, but I do wonder if some of the "bashing" is just a bit misguided.

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    whatever the price of either product, they are both not worth it. i bought the Curly Pudding & my friend uses the Buttercreme and they are trash. i would imagine if you did price an item that high, there shouldn't be as many complaints from the products as there have been!

    and why the hell do you need to put so much of the Curly Pudding goop in your hair anyway???? my hair looked carzy after i used that stuff. curbed my PJ"ism for real!! <_<

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    I still have some, and that's because I'm always saving...

    Oh true...I'm with you on that. I agree that it's way to much money FOR ME for a hair product I'd much rather spend on something more worthwhile (for me). But if I had it like that I might purchase it.

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    You're right. $38 on 1 jar of goop that lasts two weeks (if used as directed and daily) is too much for MEEE.

    I'm just mad cuz, I get the eery feeling that they are trying to capitalize off a group of people that are still searching for that "curl definition" and "looser more uniform" curl.

    "The client was very concerned about Chems . . . we applied a light lye chemical fire cream"
    "We SILKENEDàƒ¢âžà‚¢ her kinks to curls"

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    I have never tried any of their products, but as some said before, folks will spend money on certain things and they are probably trying to appeal to a certain demorgaphic.

    Some people believe you get what you pay for, and since the product is so expensive, they will figure it must be good. By the time they buy it and find it is crap, it doesn't matter because the company has already made their money. I guess they figure it's better/easier to sell one expensive jar to one person than to get multiple people to buy a less expensive product.

    The only product I have spent money on like that was the BIG bottle of Aveda's Sap Moss conditioner (and I got it for 20% off), so I spent about $40. It is worth the money because it WORKS and I don't have to use it everyday. I bought it in March and still have about half a bottle left because I can use it sparingly, and the hair left on my head from detangling thanks me for it...

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    That's all that is.

    And they really rub it in when they claim that they've removed the $10 shipping charge

    But have added $10 to the price of the product. <_<

    We've had this discussion before in the Commerical Products forum.

    I don't like these people, and the products aren't the best. I tried the purple stuff years ago, and gave it away after one use.

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    Well I've used this product here before and the consistency does the same thing as the buttercreme. This jar is about $10. But you know what the best part about this product is, if you don't care for it then you can atleast say you didn't waist you money on $60.00. <_<

    It's by Barry Fletcher.

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    I'm glad you said something, I thought the price had gone up again.

    Just an FYI, but I bought two jars of the Pudding a couple years ago and they lasted for well over a year. I was using it pretty often too.

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    I think it's about marketing/publicity. They has received LOTS of press. If I had the money and not aware of this website and saw it in Essence, Lucky, People or whatever magazine I'd probably buy it too. All my natural friends who work and make good money love it and buy it up. I try to introduce them to new products but with the pics on the website they feel like they know what results they can get with the product.

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    Just an FYI, but I bought two jars of the Pudding a couple years ago and they lasted for well over a year. I was using it pretty often too.
    It took me over a year to use one jar as well. If I use the CP, I can wear the same N' Go style for over a week. Two if I turn it into a puff. Doing my hair twice a month in an out style was worth the $20 price tag. $38? I'm not so sure. But if people have the funds and like the results, then that's THEIR purse.

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