Review: Acure Lemograss + Argan Stem Cell Everyday Clarifying Shampoo

$9.99/8 oz

http://www.acureorganics.com/Lemongrass-Argan-Stem-Cell-Shampoo-p/024.htm

Acure Lemongrass + Argan Stem Cell Clarifying Shampoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This shampoo is a clarifying shampoo suitable for all hair types and supposedly gentle enough for everyday use. It “promotes shiny, healthy, clean hair” using “organic Argan Oil, Argan Stem Cells + CoQ10 help support hair keratin and strengthen the follicle connection”. In addition,  “organic Avocado Oil provides vitamin B12 and moisture while lemongrass cleanses and clarifies”. It is color safe, vegan, gluten free, sulfate free, paraben free, phthalate free, and cruelty free.

Ingredients:

Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips),Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate),Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos,Organic Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (from Coconut), 100% Naturally-derived Betaine (from Sugar Beets), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar gum conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Fair-Trade Certified™ Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells,  Organic Persea americana (Avocado) oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), Lavendula Dentata (French Lavender), Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss), & Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Essential Oils

I love love love this shampoo, it might even have pushed my beloved Body Shop Rainforest Shampoo (review here) out of its spot as my #1 favorite shampoo of all time. It does a fantastic job of cleaning my fairly oily roots without stripping my hair, especially my dry ends, of their moisture. It smells fantastic, light and citrus-y- I assume that’s the lemongrass. The smell is very fresh and invigorating, although does not remain in the hair long after washing. What really pushes this shampoo above my Body Shop darling is how easy it lathers. That was the one complaint with my Body Shop one- like some sulfate shampoos it didn’t lather terribly easily. This shampoo is also sulfate-free, but somehow it still lathers like it has its sulfates. I’m not sure how they did it, but I love it.

The real test for me for shampoos is how long I can go with my hair looking relatively clean. With normal shampoos, I can go around 24 hours before my hair starts to look nasty. With this one, if I don’t do anything like get a bit sweaty, I can go around a day and a half. This is pretty amazing for me.

My hair is shiny and healthy-looking, but it could also be my conditioner. In any case, this shampoo is not taking anything away- if it helps as well, that’s great. But really what I’m looking for in shampoos is their cleansing ability, and here Acure has knocked it out of the park.

I’m not sure exactly how this shampoo performs on really dry hair, but it didn’t dry out my semi-dry ends which is a good sign. However, I’m not sure how much use a person with really dry hair would have with a clarifying shampoo, so this may not be an issue. Maybe for product build-up?

I would highly recommend this product to most everyone, except for maybe the afore-mentioned super-dry haired people. Not that I think this product would damage your hair, but that it might just not be what you’re looking for. If you have normal to oily hair, though, this is a lifesaver.

Rating: A+

 

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Review: Marc Anthony Oil of Morrocco Sulfate Free Conditioner

250 mL/8.4 fl oz

Ulta: $7.99

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4180927

 

Found on MarcAnthony.com

This conditioner is formulated with Keratin, Grape Seed Oil and Argan Oil to “nourish, strengthen and infuse moisture into your hair” as well as “fortify, add high luster and improve manageability… [and] protect from damage and color fade”. It is a very thick consistency and has a strange, almost nutty smell. The smell does not stay in the hair after the conditioner is washed out.

Ingredients:

Water, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Stearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasyloxane, Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Keratin, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Arigine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Pheynlalanine, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Disodium EDTA

This conditioner did make my hair soft and shiny while I was using it, but I think it wasn’t so much from the nourishing keratin and argan oil as the two silicones listed above the “key” ingredients in the ingredients list. After discontinuing the conditioner, my hair was not any less dry than it was than before using the conditioner. In essence, it had no long term reparative benefits.

If you’re ok with silicones I guess this is a good product for you, but honestly I’m looking for more than surface benefits: I did not find this conditioner to “nourish” or “strengthen” jack, and it most certainly didn’t “infuse” any kind of moisture into my hair.

Rating: C

Review: Nature’s Gate Aloe Vera Moisturizing Conditioner

18 fl oz/500 mL

Nature’s Gate: $7.79

http://natures-gate.com/Shop/item?Product=42100053&category=233&WithLinks=1

Found on Natures-Gate.com

This conditioner is advertised as “effectively condition[ing] hair while helping to restore moisture”. The Nature’s Gate exclusive “Healthy Hair Blend” include panthenol, soy proteins, vegetable proteins, jojoba oil, borage flower seed oil, vitamin C and vitamin E; these ingredients supposedly provide “enhanced body and bounce”.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Stearyl Alcohol (Vegetable Derived), Cetyl Alcohol (Vegetable Derived), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Vegetable Derived), Benzyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride (Vegetable Derived), Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Tocopherol Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Viola Tricolor (Pansy) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydroxyethylcellulose (Plant Derived), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Fragrance*.

* Phthalate Free

 

This conditioner lived up to most of its claims, it was reasonably hydrating and did keep my hair detangled and shiny. Essentially, it performed like any other decent conditioner on the face of the planet. If you have seriously damaged hair this might not be enough for you, but if you have anything from moderately oily hair to somewhat dry hair, this should work nicely. It also doesn’t leave any sort of residue to weigh down my semi-fine hair.

The thing that really is memorable about this product, that might make or break it, is the smell. For some inexplicable reason, it smells like Skittles. What would drive someone to wake up one morning and say, “hey, I wish my hair smelled like Skittles” is beyond me. I don’t really like that feature, it is too sweet for me. But, I can see some people enjoying this, so it really is down to personal preference. The smell also did not last in my hair so it was manageable, if not pleasant.

Overall, it was a decent conditioner, but it really didn’t blow me away. I was not a fan of the scent so I will probably not be repurchasing this again, but will finish it up.

Rating: B

 

Review: Avalon Organics Awapuhi Mango Deep Moisturizing Conditioner

14 fl oz (400 ml)

AvalonOrganics.com: $10.99

http://www.avalonorganics.com/awapuhi-mango-therapy-deep-moisturizing-conditioner

Found on AvalonOrganics.com

According to Avalon Organics, this conditioner  is “fortified with awapuhi, mango, calendula, and wheat protein for soft, vibrantly rehydrated and manageable hair”. It supposedly “infuses dry, brittle hair with intense hydration” and “conditions without stripping moisture”, while it “restores a health moisture balance in the hair and scalp” and “strengthens to protect ends without weighing hair down”. It is pH balanced and contains 70% organic content, without the use of synthetic fragrances, phthalates, harsh sulfates, or parabens.

Ingredients: 

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Aqua (Water), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (1), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (1), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (1), Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil (1), Myrocarpus Fastigiatus, Myroxylon Pereirae (Balsam Peru) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract (1), Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (1), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (1)(2), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sorbitol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vanillin, Alcohol (1), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool

(1) Certified Organic Ingredient (2) Awapuhi Extract

The thing that most bothered me about this product was its claims about its “deep moisturizing” properties. This couldn’t be further from the truth. This product doesn’t even live up to the title of “conditioner”, let alone “deep conditioner”. This literally did nothing for my hair. The product was so thin, even with huge amounts it would almost dissolve away into nothing as soon as it got on my hair. When I would get out, my hair would be just as dry and brittle before I got in. I had to use more liberal amounts of serum to compensate, so that my hair maintained some level of moisture. I guess on the bright side, it didn’t do anything detrimental to my hair, like weigh it down or make it greasy.

It smells interesting, there are some traces of the mango and ginger (awapuhi is a kind of ginger, apparently- I didn’t know that!), but the smell is more herby. I personally didn’t love it, it made me feel slightly nauseous, but honestly it doesn’t stick in your hair so its manageable. It was also not as bad as other conditioner smells, like the Organix Macademia Oil one (read my review here) or the one I am currently using by Nature’s Gate (review coming).

Another thing I noticed was the number of different kinds of alcohols in the conditioner, there are 4 separate kinds. I honestly cannot say what effect this has on hair, but this may be one of the contributing factors to the product’s poor performance.

Overall I was pretty disappointed with this product, especially considering the price and the other cool ingredients.

Rating: F

Review: Alaffia Beautiful Curls Wavy to Curly Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Shampoo

12 fl oz.- $12

(I believe I bought mine at either Whole Foods or Central Market, for all those in Houston- I don’t remember it being $12 though, more like $8)

http://www.beautifulcurls.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=9&idcategory=3

Found on Alaffia Beautiful Curls website

This sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, vegan, biodegradable and certified Fair Trade shampoo is supposed to ‘gently clean the hair and scalp without stripping it of its natural oils’. Shea butter and coconut oil “provide unparalleled moisture to enhance and retain waves and large curls”. “Chamomile extract soothes and calms the scalp and enhances natural highlights. Yarrow extracts help normalize scalp oil production. Natural minerals and vitamins soften hair and reduce frizz.”

Ingredients:

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Extract (aqueous), Yarrow (Achilleamillefolium) Extract (aqueous), Certified Fair Trade Saponified Shea Butter* (Butyrospermum parkii) and Certified Fair Trade Virgin Coconut Oil* (Cocos nucifera), Decyl Polyglucose, Cocamidolpropyl Betaine, Magnesium Sulfate, Coconut Oil (and) Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract (and) Ylang Ylang Flower Extract

* Certified Fair Trade by IMO 

I commend Alaffia on their commitment to the environment and the under-represented communities of the world; I condemn them for making a terrible shampoo. I really tried to like this shampoo, I really did. I loved the idea and the social responsibility behind the product, but it was really really horrible to use.

First off, the product is very runny. This makes application fairly difficult, and means that you waste a lot more product too. But it’s not something I can’t work with if the product is worth it. It wasn’t. Just out of the shower, the product left my hair feeling  very strange- like it had left a soapy deposit, squeaky is the only word I can think of to describe it. Not to mention unbelievably tangled. Then finally, the final test: how your hair feels after drying. The result? Oily at the top (Yarrow extract- dude, get your act together), frizzy at the bottom (um, “natural minerals and vitamins”?), and hooray hooray, the soapy deposit stuck around! Needless to say, this did nothing for my curls.

I think this company is really doing some good in the world, and I could conceivably pay $12 for a GOOD shampoo, but honestly this is ridiculous.

Rating: F-

Review: Organix Hydrating Macademia Oil Conditioner

Ulta: $7.99

Found on organixhair.com

This conditioner is meant to “drench your strands in a luxurious formula to instantly hydrate and smooth parched, dry hair while mending split ends for a luscious, vibrant mane with brilliant shine”. It is formulated with macademia oil, bamboo extract, and sugar cane extract.

Ingredients:

Aqua (DI Water), Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycol Stearate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Parfum, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Cocoa Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf) Extract, Panthenol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Red 40, Yellow 5.

So I had two major complaints with this product: first and foremost the conditioning properties, and secondly the smell. This conditioner did pretty much nothing for my hair. I had reasonably high expectations for it because of my experiences with the argan oil conditioner and what I had heard about other macademia oil products, but it really failed to impress. I don’t think that my hair was any more softer or moisturized than it would have been had I not used a conditioner at all, and was only a bit more detangled. This was especially disappointing due to the price. Though it is by no means salon brand, it is still around double the price of other drugstore conditioners. There are so many other brands that are much cheaper and perform very well. My second gripe is the smell. It smelled strongly sugar, which I assume is due to the sugar cane extract in the product. In another product maybe it would be ok, but for haircare to my nose it was just too much. Now, this is a very subjective thing, my sister happens to love the smell so maybe you would too.

 

Overall, I would not recommend this product at all, even if you like the smell or not, as it doesn’t really do much. Don’t waste your money, if you would like something from Organix I would highly recommend the argan conditioner, it works well and smells wonderful. In short, it is what I wish this product was.

 

Rating: D

Review: Aveda Be Curly Conditioner

6.7 oz/200 ml

Aveda US: $21

Aveda UK: ₤18.50

Aveda DE: €24

http://www.aveda.com/product/5293/16724/Hair-Care/Conditioner/Be-Curly-Conditioner/index.tmpl

http://www.aveda.co.uk/product/7415/16724/Hair-Care/Hair-Concern/enhance-curls-or-waves/Be-Curly-Conditioner/index.tmpl

http://www.aveda.de/product/5218/16724/Kollektionen/be-curlyTM/Be-Curly-Conditioner/index.tmpl

Found on Aveda.co.uk

This conditioner uses wheat protein and organic aloe to “enhance curls, combats frizz, and boosts shine”. Apparently the wheat protein/aloe mix “expands hair is wet and retracts when dry to enhance curl or wave”. The fragrance is described as a “citrus aroma”, and the conditioner contains certified organic lime, lemon, bergamot and orange among other scents.

Ingredients:

Aqueous Extract: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Glycerin, Steryl Alcohol, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Cetearyl Alchohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Palmamidopropyl Trimonium Methosulfate, Behenamidopropyltrimonium Methosulfate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Babassuamidopropyltrimonium Methosulfate, Tapioca Starch, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopherol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimomium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Citral, Eugenol, Cintronellol, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol

*Aveda’s Own Pure-Fume Aroma with Certafied Organic Lime, Bergamot and Mandarin

I was really disappointed with this conditioner. It didn’t really emphasize my curls any more than other conditioners. It did hardly anything to combat frizz. It made my hair reasonably soft, but really not more than any other conditioner. I guess it didn’t make my hair really brittle or anything so that is something, but I think my hair was not as soft as it was before simply because it wasn’t getting the moisture it needed. It was sad because I really wanted to love this conditioner, because it smelled so darn good. It really reminds me of Rivella, a Swiss soft drink which I LOVE. I think it’s the bergamot in it. Anyway, it left my hair smelling really good, but it wasn’t enough to make me like it. Coupled with the fact that it is so expensive for a conditioner, I was not happy with this product and will not purchase it again.

Rating: C-

Review: Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner

385 ml/13 fl. oz.

Drugstore.com/Ulta.com: $7.99

Boots.com: ₤6.99

http://www.drugstore.com/organix-conditioner-renewing-moroccan-argan-oil/qxp336539

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2690025

http://www.boots.com/en/Organix-Morocon-Oil-Conditioner-385ml_1222258/

Picture found on Drugstore.com

 

 

This conditioner is described as “unique precious blend of Moroccan argan oil” that “instantly penetrates the hair shaft” to strengthen the hair and “restore shine and softness”. It contains no parabens or sulfates, and is apparently safe for color-treated hair. It also claims to protect against styling heat and UV damage.

 

Ingredients:

Water Cetyl alcohol Behentrimonium chloride Cetearyl alcohol Ceteareth-20 Glycerin Dimethicone Glycol stearate Parfum PANTHENOL-DL Persea gratissima oil Theobroma cacao extract Cocos Nucifera Aloe Barbadensis Argania Spinosa Oil Tetrasodium EDTA Dmdm hydantoin Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone, in combination

 

This conditioner did leave my hair sufficiently soft and shiny, and was no less strengthening than any other relatively good conditioner. It also smelled quite good. However, I didn’t notice any particular differences between this conditioner and any other conditioner without argan oil. And the fact that there is “argan oil” written on the label probably made this product more expensive by at least a couple of dollars.

This conditioner is my no means a bad product, it was a thoroughly acceptable, solid conditioner, I was just expecting something a little more from a product containing argan oil. I suspect that this product doesn’t actually contain that much argan oil, as it is only listed as 11th on the ingredients list. So basically what I am trying to say is that you shouldn’t get too excited about the argan element of this product, I don’t think there is much of one.

Honestly $8 is not too bad for a conditioner, and I might purchase this product again at some point, but I wasn’t overly stunned by its performance. I had quite high hopes for this, as argan oil is really great (as you have probably heard) and this product didn’t do anything exceptional.

 

Overall

A good, solid conditioner- works relatively well, smells nice, but fails to really wow. Being made from the holy fad oil that has hit the market (or containing it, I should say, there doesn’t seem to be that much of it in there) gave this product a standard it fell short of fulfilling.

 

Rating: A-

Review: Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

115g

Lush UK: £6.50

Lush US: $12.95

Lush DE: 12,35 €

https://www.lush.co.uk/product/5669/No-Drought-Dry-Shampoo

http://www.lushusa.com/No-Drought/03589,en_US,pd.html?start=6&cgid=solid-shampoos

http://www.lush-shop.de/no-drought-trockenshampoo-115-g.3230.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isn’t that cute?!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This product is meant to absorb some of the oil on second or third-day hair (depending on how oily your hair is) to give you an extra day before washing. It has corn flour and talc to “absorb the excess oil”, while “lemon, grapefruit and lime oils will give your hair a fresh and fruity fragrance too”.

 

Ingredients:

Corn Oil (Zea mays) , Magnesium Carbonate , Talc , Perfume , Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi) , Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia) , *Citral , *Geraniol , *Limonene , *Linalool

 

I like this dry shampoo quite a bit, the powder does absorb oil pretty well and gives my hair some volume (sometimes I use it on clean hair just for that!). The smell is just… ahh, it is just fantabulous. It does smell as fresh as described, it smells very citrusy. Apparently the grapefruit scent is supposed to be the most prominent, but honestly I smell the lime much more strongly. Not that it matters much. Just as I am sitting here writing this post with the bottle in front of me, I have to stop every few sentences and smell this stuff. That is the level of amazingness that is contained in this 100% recycled plastic bottle. (On a side note, can we please just pause for a moment and consider how awesome Lush is? I have been pretty obsessed; I love watching their YouTube videos about the process their ingredients go through. Also I have discovered I have a special talent for sniffing out Lush shops. Literally. I was in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and I was standing on some street corner, and I smelt Lush. I asked, and the shop was maybe 500 meters away and was not even visible from where I was standing. Ahh, the smell of Lush stores. It never fails to make me smile, just smelling that gorgeous smell.)

Ok ok, I’m done waxing poetic about Lush. For now. Maybe. Anyway, as much as this product is amazing, it does have some qualities that could be improved on. First is the packaging. Now, I know aerosol cans aren’t the best for the environment and I appreciate that Lush was keeping that in mind when they were designing the packaging of this product. However, I think that not being able to spray the product really detracts from the effectiveness of the product. Ok, it’s not terrible, it’s still possible to get your hair relatively clean looking, but it is a lot harder to do and your hair still doesn’t end up looking as clean as using a traditional spray dry shampoo. The one advantage of the packaging (other than its environmentally-friendliness) is that you go through product a whole lot slower, and I do mean a whole lot, slower than a traditional dry shampoo.

Keeping in mind the effectiveness, I’m also not so happy that this product was so much more expensive than other dry shampoos that would have been maybe more effective. I mean, Batiste is also non-animal testing, and their 150 ml cans are prices at like 3 quid. That’s less than half price. Granted, you could conceivably go through two cans of Batiste per bottle of Lush, but the Batiste would still work better.

 

Overall:

I have kind of mixed feelings on this product. I like the product itself, and I love the scent and Lush, but I’m just not jazzed about the packaging. Would I buy it again? Unless they change the packaging, probably not for it’s dry shampoo qualities. On the volume and smell front, I would seriously consider it. It does work ok though, and Lush gets some serious kudos for their campaigning and their ethics. With some brands you can be pretty sure that they don’t test on animals, but you can’t really be certain. With Lush you get as close to a guarantee as you could possibly get, and I think that the security of Lush may lean me towards purchasing it again.

Rating: B

Review: Lee Stafford Poker Straight Flat Iron Protection Shine Mist

Boots: ₤5.99

Douglas: €9,45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lee Stafford Poker Straight Flat Iron Protection Shine Mist is supposed to protect your hair from the damage heat can wreak on your hair, whilst keeping your hair straight for longer and providing moisture and shine. It contains antioxidant-rich green tea extract to combat free radicals formed by UV light and styling. You are supposed to spray into towel-dry hair, and then blow-dry and straighten.

 

Ingredients:

Alcohol Denat., Aqua (Water), VP/VA Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-8 Dimethicone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Cetrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Coumarin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Citronellol, Amyl Cinnamal, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben

This is a pretty good heat protectant. It does the job well, and does leave my hair soft and shiny. The packaging is just fabulous as well… c’mon. You can’t not love it. It’s PINK! My only real issue is the smell. It is a very strong, sickly sweet smell. I absolutely hate it. It does dissipate after a while, but until then your hair smells very strongly of it. Other people who have used it are really divided about the smell; my sister for example really loves it. It’s kinda like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it.

Overall:

It works quite well and is pretty affordable, so I would recommend it… just make sure to smell it in store to make sure you like it!

Rating: B