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DermOrganic Masque

DermOrganic Masque

The DermOrganic Masque Intensive Hair Repair claims (from the bottle) are: Vegan Haircare, No Animal Testing, No Artificial Preservatives, Sulfate Free and Gluten Free, No Sodium Chloride, Salt, MEA, DEA or DYES, Paraben Free and Propylene Glycol Free, pH Balanced 4.5 to 5.5.
Plastic bottle PETE 1

Repairs damaged hair

Smoothes and softens

Strenthens and texturizes

Makes hair manageable again

Enriched with omega-6, antioxidants, rice keratin, amino acids and essential lipids

Made with certified Argan oil of Morocco

The ingredients listed from the bottle are:

Water

Cetearyl Alcohol

Behenamidopropyl Dimethylamine

Stearyl Alcohol

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Argan Oil (Argania spinosa)

Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)

Sunflower Seed Extract (Hellianthus annuus)

Methyl Gluceth-20

Rice Amino Acid

Panthenol B5

Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

Glycereth-2 Cocoate/Benzoic Acid

Parfum/Fragrance

Sizes: 1 liter (33.8 fl.oz)  $36.00; 250ml (8fl oz) $16.00, 90ml ( 3ml)  $5.99

Directions: Apply to clean hair from the scalp to ends. Leave in 3 to 5 minutes, rinse.  Use at least 2 times weekly for effective results. For an in-salon deep masque treatment, apply to clean damp hair. Cover and place under heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Cool for 3 to 5 minutes, then rinse.

Made by DermOrganic Laboratories, Inc.
25413 Rye Canyon Rd
Santa Clara, CA 91355
United States of America
661-257-4814
www.DermOrganic.com

I used the whole bottle down to past nothing on this product. So that means I did  like the product but I wish it has less inorganic chemicals in the ingredient lists.  Notice that it contains a lot of alcohol mixtures and alcohols products can dry some hair types.  When I began using this my hair was damaged by DIY hair coloring and DIY flat ironing.  Therefore I had a tremendous amount of shedding every day.  I stopped the coloring and flat ironing for one year, still have not gone back to hair color and used this product plus the DermOrganic leave in.  I believe these two products ended the breakage in addition to I am drinking a lot more pure water every day. Uncertain if I will continue using the Masque because I want to try the Giovanni Direct leave in conditioner.   There are some products that work better for my hair  than the same product made by a different company. I want to see if DermOrganic Argan Oil based products work better  than the Giovanni company’s plant based products. 

 

 

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Posted by on March 23, 2014 in In My Opinion Reviews

 

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Derm Organic Leave In Treatment with Certified Argan Oil

DermOrganic Leave In Treatment with Certified Argan Oil claims (printed on bottle): Vegan Haircare, No Animal Testing, No Artificial Preservatives, Sulfate-Free, Gluten-Free, No Sodium Chloride, No Salt, No Parabens, No MEA, DEA or Dyes.

According to the Bottle this product will:

Add incredible softness and shine,

Protects from thermal damage,

Speeds up drying time up to 30%,

Restores optimal moisture balance,

Revitalizes and repairs,

Enriched with omega-6 and antioxidants,

Made with certified Argan oil of Morocco

Ingredients are:

cyclopentasiloxane

dimethicone

argan oil (Argania spinosa)

grape seed extract (Vitis vinifera)

tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E)

glycereth-2 cocoate/-

benzoic acid,

parfum/fragrance

How to Use: Work a few drops into clean damp hair before styling to repair, protect and seal in shine

Made By: DermOrganic Laboratories, Inc
25413 Rye Canyon Road
Santa Clara, CA 91355
http://www.DermOrganic.com
Phone 661-257-4814

 

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Shea Moisture – Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle

The Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Souffle with Agave Nectar and Flax Seed Oil is labeled for Thick, Curly Hair, Moisture, Body and Shine

From the Jar:

Our all natural Coconut Styling Souffle with Agave Nectar and Flax Seed Oil defines and promotes curls with a soft smooth after feel.  Coconut and Flax Seed Oil nourish and hydrate hair, seal the hair shaft to protect against external pollutants and assist natural oil retention.  Our orignal natural humectant complex of Agave Nectar, Coconut Oil, Glycerin and Shea Butter moisturizes, conditions and boosts shine withint frizz.  This product does not contain silicones, polymers or PVP which could cause build up and damage hair over time.

Scoop gel into hands and distribute evenly through cleaned wet or dame hair, following conditioning.  Comb through in sections with detangling comb or hands to shape curls.  Style as desired allowing some time for drying.  Use on damp hair will result in losser wavy curls, one wet hair expect riotous curls.  Use on dry hair to minimize fly-aways and frizz.  When using a blow dryer, choose a cool or warm setting.  Use sparingly this is a very moisturizing product.

Ingredients

Aqueous Infusion of Agave Teqilana Leaf Extract and Sugar Cane Extract

Pectin

Vegetable Glycerin

Adansonia Digitata Pulp (Baobab) Extract

Cocus nucifera (Coconut) Oil – Certified Organic

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) – Certified Organic

Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5)

Ale Barbdenis Leaf Extract – Certified Organic

Tocopherol (Vitamin E Vegetable Oil Source)

Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed/Flax) Seed Extract

Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract

Potassium Sorbate

Proprietary Essential Oil Blend

No Parabens

No Phthalates

No Paraffin

No Gluten

No Propylene Glycol

No Mineral Oil

No Synthetic Fragrance

No Animal Testing

No PABA

No Synthetic Color

No DEA

No Animal Ingredients

No Sulfates

Ethically Traded Ingredient Sustainably Products, Pioneering Community Commercer and Fair Trade Since 1912  Tested on our family for four generations, Never on Animals. Sulfate Free and Color Safe.

Sundial Brands, 11 Ranick Drive South, Amityville, NY 11701

On My Hair Review

I can not use this Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle to get any defined curls that will not eventually tangle and knot the hair.  I tried the entire jar, with twists, knot, twists out and as a defining gel and for one day the product worked great and then the next day frizz broke in big time and I had one big knotted afro puff hair do.  Due to the ingredients I really wanted the Curling Gel Souffle to work but unfortunately for my thick kinky hair the only thing that I achieved was a one day look.  Kinky Hair does not need a Gel product that will increase the ability of the strands to knot together.  

I give it a Kinky Grade of

Cminus

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Product Ingredients

 

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Shea Moisture – Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Curl Enhancing Smoothie

For the past six months, I used the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie as my primary moisture treatment after washing my hair.  I use a liberal amount and still have a half full jar.  For thick hair that is always full of kinks and knotts the product removes the hard frizzes.  Yet does leave my white and I have not found a way around this other than to allow my hair to air dry for about an hour before leaving the house.  The Curl Enhancing Smoothie contains a long list of plant based ingredients such as:

Organic Shea Butter

Organic Coconut Oil

Macadamia ternifolia Seed Oil

Organic Mango Seed Butter

Avocado Oil

Vegetable Glycerin

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

Neem Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Oil

Honeysuckle Flower Extract

Japanese Honeysuckle Flower Extract

Other ingredients included in this mixture are:

Deionized Water

Silk Protein

Ammonium Salt

Sorbitol Esters

Pro-Vitamin B5

Caprylyl glycol

Essential Oil Blend

Vitamin E

I emphasize that the Curl Enhancing Smoothie is a hair product only and not a hair and scalp product.  I use a liberal amount of the Smoothie on my wet hair to help de-tangle the knots and the product collects on my scalp.  It does not absorb in the scalp but stays on top of scalp and becomes a dry, flaky layer of product residue.  I’ve attempted to use smaller amounts but I continue to get this layer of product residue that I can only remove with a vigorous scrubbing when I wash my hair.  I wash my hair once per week and I seriously use a wash brush to remove the product layer from the scalp.  I totally dislike doing this much scrubbing to my scalp.

The Curl Enhancing Smoothie is not a de-tangling or leave in conditioner to use after the shampoo.  This product is meant to be use to help style the curly hair which means for gals like me whose hair shrinks into knots, the product does not work that great for defining or enhancing curls.  I must, I repeat must use another product to tame the knots, another product as a leave in conditioner and finally one more product to define and create curls.  More to come ….

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2013 in In My Opinion Reviews

 

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Using the Kinky Curly

In an age of Mass Market hair products containing a various types of synthetic chemical or petroleum based ingredient, many consumers including myself has opted for using less harmful and more plant based hair and skin cosmetics.  The product ingredients are the foundations of quality; I stand firm that bad ingredients or overly chemical synthetics are the source of dry, dull and damaged hair and scalp.

Therefore it is essential to not only read the front of the bottle or jar but read the ingredients with a basic understanding of what is these chemical are and what they can and can’t do.

Kinky Curly Original Curling Custard Natural Styling Gel

KCCC according to the label, “Instantly transform, thick, dry, frizzy hair into silky spirals and wonderful waves. The advanced botanical formula will

  1. Eliminate frizz
  2. Define Curls
  3. Provide long lasting hold
  4. Lock in moisture
  5. Give brilliant shine
Used regularly Curling Custard will help maintain you hair’s moisture balance and reduce breakage resulting longer healthier hair.  The high performance product is formulated with all natural ingredients and will not change the natural texture of your hair.
These are very impressive claims because if you are looking for curls then who does not want moist, soft, silky, non frizzy hair.  Most people, I am assuming will stop reading before the ingredients and assume that what is written on the label is a Fact for their hair. What exactly is a botanical?
A botanical is a  drug, medicinal preparation, or similar substance obtained from a plant or plants. A Botanical Ingredient is a component of a cosmetic or personal care product that originates from plants (herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, leaves or seeds). Specific ingredients derived from biological sources are classified based on their chemical structure and how they are isolated from plants.  Read More: http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org Botanical Ingredients
In reading the Ingredients of KCCC what stands out is that this product does not contain any natural or manufactured oils or any synthetics and silicons.  It is basically an expensive jar of the gels found in a few plants with a few medicinal plants.  And if you don’t need the medicinal extras, then using Organic Aloe Vera Gel alone or Organic Aloe Vera Gel combined with Marshmallow, Agave (or Honey) will also produce a slippery  curling gel.
The KCCC is best used after shampooing and then applying the Kinky Curly Knot Today, natural leave in detangler on wet not damp hair.  I emphasize wet because the product is very concentrated and it requires to properly distribute the gel through the hair stands and to cause the hair strands to curl together.
KCCC and NT worked on my hair, meaning it did produce a defined, shiny curls that lasted for 24 hours.  However because the natural curl pattern of my hair is 4bc, with tight and knotty curls, I had a tremendous amount of shrinkage.  My shoulder length hair (12 inches) reduced to ear length thick curls.  This was not the look I wanted but it is a look I can accept, given that I like the KCCC botanical based ingredients as well as it recyclable packaging.
My hair must have oils, I am sorry KCCC and NT, these two gels will leave a residue on the hair and after 48 my hair began to feel drier, especially near the scalp.  The residue sticks to the scalp and after repeated use, the residue built up on my scalp, so I had to really scrub the scalp to get it clean.
The KCCC ingredient list does not specify the name of the Fragrance, but judging from the smell, I believe the company uses a coconut or nut based fragrance.  The NT has a light lemon peel and mango scent.
It is too early to judge whether I will buy the KCCC or NT again, for several reasons.  First I can only get at the most 3 days of holding curls, then I have to repeat the application.  Second, it takes long time to dry after application, about 2 to 3 hrs on my hair.  Third, I don’t get flakes or crunchy-ness after it dries but the hair is not as soft as I would like.  Fourth, too much build up the scalp that does not wash or rinse out with vigorous nail or comb scrubbing.
Yes, I do suggest buying the KCCC and the NT especially if you have curly and wavy hair, but for those with 4bc hair just note it will not decrease the normal shrinkage for our hair types but it will go a wonderful job with detangling the knots and naps.

 The KCCC Ingredients Listed on the 8oz Jar are:

infusion of water

An infusion is a very simple chemical process used with botanicals that are volatile and dissolve readily, or release their active ingredients easily, in water, oil or alcohol. The botanicals are typically dried herbs, flowers or berries. The liquid is typically boiled (or brought to another appropriate temperature) and then poured over the herb, which is then allowed to steep in the liquid for a period of time.

  • Horsetail Equisetum arvense, the Field Horsetail or Common Horsetail, is a herbaceous perennial plant, native throughout the arctic and temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.  Horsetail contains 5-7% silicic acid, nicotine, palustrine, palustridine, phytosterol, beta-sitosterol, malic acid, vitamin C, volatile oil, potassium salts.

Read More: Horsetail:The Mineral Rich Hair Herb

Chamomile

 

 

 

 

 

 



Nettle
Nettles is the common name for the herbal plant, Urtica dioica, also commonly,called Stinging Nettle. Nettle has been used since ancient times as a hair tonic, growth stimulant, and to restore natural hair color and luster.

Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) — the herb, not the white puffy confection roasted over a campfire — has been used for more than 2,000 years as both a food and a medicine. The Romans, Chinese, Egyptians, and Syrians used marshmallow as a source of food, while the Arabs made poultices from its leaves and applied them to the skin to reduce inflammation.

Both the root and leaves contain a gummy substance called mucilage. When mixed with water, it forms a slick gel that is used to coat the throat and stomach to reduce irritation. It is also applied topically to soothe chapped skin.

Marshmallow contains vitamins A and C plus natural plant proteins, mucilage (polysaccharides), starch, pectin, phenolic acids, sucrose, asparagine, oil, flavonoids, cellulose, sugar, glutinous matter and phosphate of lime.

For your hair: Marshmallow is a medicated, conditioning, mucilaginous herb that provides an abundance of ‘slip’ which helps to nourish and detangle thick naturally curly, wavy & Afro type hair.

Read more:  Marshmallow and Natural Hair and Skin Care

Organic aloe vera juice

Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf water are ingredients made from the plant Aloe barbadensis, which is also commonly called Aloe vera.

Other specis of aloe, such as Aloe andongensis, Aloe arborescens and Aloe ferox may also be used to derive cosmetic ingredients. These ingredients include Aloe Andongensis Extract, Aloe Andongensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Protoplasts, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice and Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice Extract.  Read More: http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org Aloe


Agave nectar extract

Read More:  Agave and Marshmallow-Not Just Sweeteners Anymore!

Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E)
Because it causes capillary growth, vitamin E can help hair to grow. The increased circulation speeds the growth of hair in many people. The additional nutrition can prevent split ends, help heal hair damaged by excessive use of a hair dryer, and cure dry hair as well.Vitamin E is a vital nutrient known mainly for its benefits to heart health. But vitamin E has many other properties that maintain health and has long been used both internally and externally. Vitamin E has been shown to help with the growth of hair as well as preventing hair loss. The exact mechanism is not known but vitamin E may prevent hair loss by the same mechanism that it prevents heart problems. Vitamin E helps with the growth of capillaries. When there are more capillaries, the circulation improves and it is thought that the improved Pectin is a naturally occurring compound found in the cell wall of plants. In cosmetics and personal care products, Pectin is used in the formulation of body and hand products, as well as makeup foundations, shampoos, hair conditioners, permanent waves, personal cleanliness products, and other hair products to the scalp is the trigger for preventing hair loss.

Read More: Vitamin E

Pectin

Pectin

Pectin is a naturally occurring compound found in the cell wall of plants. In cosmetics and personal care products, Pectin is used in the formulation of body and hand products, as well as makeup foundations, shampoos, hair conditioners, permanent waves, personal cleanliness products, and other hair products.

Pectin is a purified carbohydrate product obtained by extracting the inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits or from apple pomace. Under acidic conditions, Pectin forms a gel and is commonly used as a thickening agent and for making jams and jellies.

helps to keep an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components. It also holds together the ingredients of a compressed tablet or cake. Pectin increases the thickness of the aqueous (water) portion of cosmetics and personal care products.  Read More: http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org Pectin 

Citric Acid

Citric Acid is a white, crystalline powder that can be extracted from citrus fruits or made from fermented sugar solutions. Lemon juice contains 5 to 8% citric acid. Citric Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid or AHA.

Citric Acid is an organic acid that is widely distributed in plants and animals. Calcium Citrate, Potassium Citrate and Sodium Citrate are salts of Citric Acid. In cosmetics and personal care products, Citric Acid and its salts have a wide variety of uses including aftershave lotions, baby shampoos, mascara, and lipstick.

Citric Acid and its Calcium, Potassium and Sodium salts are used in cosmetics and personal care products to preserve products by chelating (complexing) with metals, and to adjust the acid/base balance. Citric Acid may be used to impart a lemon-like fragrance to cosmetics and personal care products. Read More: http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org Citric Acid

Potassium sorbate

Sorbic Acid is a white, free-flowing, crystalline powder. Potassium Sorbate, the potassium salt of Sorbic Acid, occurs as a white crystalline powder, white granules, or pellets. In cosmetics and personal care products, Sorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate are used primarily in the formulation of facial and eye makeup and skin care and hair products.
Sorbic Acid occurs naturally as para-sorbic acid in berries of the mountain ash tree, Sorbus aucuparia, Rosaceae. It can also be synthesized by various processes. Sorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate have a broad spectrum of fungistatic activity but are less active against bacteria. Optimum antimicrobial activity is attained at pH values up to 6.5.
Sorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate kill microorganisms, or prevent or retard their growth and reproduction, and thus protect cosmetics and personal care products from spoilage.

Natural Fragrance

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Regulation, the term “fragrance” on a product label signifies “any natural or synthetic substance or substances used solely to impart an odor to a cosmetic product.” In Europe, the labeling name for Fragance is Parfum.  Read More: http://www.cosmetics.org Fragrance

 

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The Kinky Curly Hair Care Line

These reviews discuss some of products in the Kinky Curly Hair Care, LLC that do or do not work for my 4b/c nappy hair type.  As usual I always use the products as directed by their manufacturer product label and always apply the product on freshly washed hair.

In March I purchased from my local Whole Foods store, an 8oz jar of Original Curling Custard, an 8oz bottle of Knot Today, a 2oz tin of Gloss Pomade and an 8oz bottle of Spiral Spritz.  These products are not the most expensive on the shelf in comparison to Jane Carter Solutions or Miss Jessie’s, but the combined costs did place a small dent in my wallet.

So far, up to point of purchasing the Kinky Curly Products, not one product defined any curl to my hair type, because my hair type curls not in spiral but in zig, zag shape.  In addition, my hair going from wet to dry shrinks abundantly.  So my shoulder length wet hair will become just ear length hair when completely dry.  The curls pattern will knot or twists into very tight little balls and knots, similar to knots in strings or twine.  I can braid the hair or twist the hair and eventually it all goes back to it familiar pattern of knots and naps within 24 hours.

I marvel at the ladies on the uTube videos who can skillfully do 2 or 3 strand twists on wet hair, wait several hours for their hair to dry and after the twist out, they can wear those beautiful defined curls for a week.  Not me, I can get about 12 hours of curls after a twist out because my scalp sweats profusely.  Dampness is my best friend and my worst enemy.  Dampness provides moisture to the hair and the moisture prevent breakage, however dampness removes the curl pattern of the braid outs.  Therefore all the time consuming efforts of braiding can be lost in one day.

Consequently, even though I spent more than I wanted, I gave the Kinky Curly products a full one month try out with and without braid outs, just to see if this line would conquer the shrink factor in addition to maintain the curl pattern and definition.  Definition is merely describes hair that is not frizzy, the individual hair strands are curled together and hang loose enough to have movement to the hair when I shake my head.  Without definition I will have tight, not loose, curls on individual strands and my hair basically looks like one big cotton ball.  Nothing wrong with this look and style, I often wear my hair this way, but I prefer the loose spirals when I can get them.

On one hand, the Kinky Curly does produce defined curls on my hair without the flakes, unpleasant smell, and product build up.  Most importantly it did this without the overly chemical usage of silicons, paraffins and petroleum based ingredients.  The Knot Today is the best of the best product out of this line, because once I placed it on my hair, I could finger comb or comb through my hair so easy it was unbelievable.  The Knot Today, the leave in condition is applied before the curling custard which is used to increase the stickiness of each hair strand.  That’s right when the hair is sticky, the curls will come together.  This duo also give defined curls with twist outs, which worked better but takes longer because I had to wait 12 hours for my hair to air dry.  In a rush using a hair drier on low warm will speed up the drying time.

On the other hand, I learned that a little goes a long way.  Please do not overly use the Knot Today and the Curling Custard even though the directions advice to use a “generous amount.”   When too much is applied the hair does not throughly absorb the products and the hair will feel tacky to the tough when dry.  I started with a small amount and then add a little more if needed.  The next day, all my beautiful loose curls had disappeared, my hair was a soft cotton puff again.  And this happened every time I applied the Knot Today and Curling Custard on clean, super wet hair.   I did not use the Come Clean to wash my hair but I don’t believe my shampoo caused the problems, I believe the Custard ingredients do not provide the correct amount of hold for a hair type that does not have a natural spiral curl pattern.

COME CLEAN:  8oz $12.00

You know all the grimy stuff you’ve put on your hair. Here’s your chance to COME CLEAN TM . NEW & IMPROVED Formula with Phytic Acid – a natural chealating agent that removes hard water minerals such as calcium & magnesium. An all natural replacement for EDTA derived from soy & corn, it will soften hard water, rinse cleaner and prevent hard water buildup on your hair.

Our exclusive blend of Mandarin Orange extract will gently clean your hair and scalp of dulling buildup while Sea Kelp will help maintain its proper moisture balance. This Sulfate Free shampoo is perfect for dry damaged hair and gentle enough for everyday use.

KNOT TODAY: 8oz $12.00, 32oz Refill (web only) $44.00

Essence Magazine, “Beauty Best Sellers List” 2008. KNOT TODAY TM is a creamy herbal conditioner and detangler designed to smooth the cuticle and remove knots, snarls and tangles from thick curly textured hair.

After washing hair, apply KNOT TODAY TM generously and work through troubled areas with a wide tooth comb. Can be used as a regular rinse out conditioner for wavy hair or as a leave-in for thicker curlier hair types. An excellent product to use after removing braids and extensions. **TIP- When using this product as a leave-in, apply in the shower and rinse with a little water to evenly distribute the conditioner.

 

CURLING CUSTARD: 16oz $29.99, 8oz $17.00

Essence Magazine, #1 “Beauty Best Sellers List” 2008. CURLING CUSTARD TM gives moisture and curl definition, hold and brilliant shiny hair all in one product!  It reduces bulk, defines & elongates your curls helping them to ‘hang’ better. CURLING CUSTARD TM will bring out the natural curl or wave pattern you never knew you had!

It is an advanced botanical formula made with ALL NATURAL ingredients that nourish and strengthen the hair. Utilizing the humectant properties of the Agave Nectar, CURLING CUSTARD TM will give weight to your hair, define your curls, remove frizz, provide long lasting hold and shine without ever being greasy, crunchy or drying to your hair. This high performance product is very concentrated so a little goes a long way.

**TIP- This product is designed to work alone but ultimate curl definition and length can be achieved when used with KNOT TODAY TM as a leave in conditioner.

For best results apply CURLING CUSTARD TM to soaking wet, freshly washed hair. For very kinky and tightly coiled hair use KNOT TODAY TM as a leave-in conditioner then apply CURLING CUSTARD TM to soaking wet hair in small sections. Smooth each section with fingers from root to tip.

 

SPIRAL SPRITZ: 8oz $12.00

The perfect styling product for individuals with fine or wavy hair types. SPIRAL SPRITZ TM is a wonderful natural alternative to silicone serums. This lightweight Aloe based spray is made of all natural ingredients and contains vitamin B-5 to add moisture to your hair and completely eliminate frizz!

Can be used to style wet or dry wavy hair and provides a flexible hold..Works great to smooth, moisturize and re-fresh 2nd day hair and remove frizz on all hair types.

**TIP – Use SPIRAL SPRITZ TM to reactivate your style when you do not wish to re-wet and re-style your hair with the Curling Custard TM. Spray lightly when using to refresh your style. A little goes a long way!

GLOSS POMADE: 2oz $10.00

POMADETM offers awesome shine! A great finishing product for flyaway edges and for spot treating sections of hair to stretch out and separate curls when you don’t want shrinkage.

Made with ALL NATURAL oils and with lemon essential oil for fragrance. NO PETROLEUM, MINERAL OIL, BEESWAX OR LANOLIN. Can also be used to smooth and add shine to frizzy hair on 2nd day.

**TIP – To remove ‘crunch’ if you have applied too much styling product or to lubricate strands on 2nd day, apply to palms of hand and scrunch throughout hair when it is completely dry.

PERFECTLY POLISHED: 4oz $18.00

PERFECTLY POLISHED is a pure and natural blend of luxurious oils. Formulated with Argan Oil from Morocco it is designed to lubricate, protect and add a healthy shine to your hair. Can be used for hot oil treatments, pre-shampoo treatments and as a finishing aid on dry hair. NO MINERAL OIL, NO PETROLEUM AND SILICONE FREE

 

MIDNIGHT MIRACLE: 4oz $22.00 – WEB ONLY

lightweight yet intense overnight treatment. Midnight MiracleTM delivers a balanced dose of protein and moisture in the form of a thick rich foam. No heat is required to have it work its magic. It penetrates the hair shaft with its exclusive blend of castor bean extract, silk protein and meadowfoam seed oil.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2012 in In My Opinion Reviews

 

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ApHogee ProVitamin Leave In Conditioner

What’s On the Back of the Bottle?

ApHogee products are pH optimized for maximum results and contain our exclusive ProHytamine Complex, utilizing precise levels or protein for strength, emollients for shine and humectants for softness. Repair and protect your hair with ApHogee.

ApHogee Pro-Vitamin Leave-in Conditioner fortifies limp, lifeless hair with Panthenol and Muccoploysccharides and helps hair resist humidity for better style control.  Use this lightweight conditioner after shampooing, before drying to smooth and detangle and daily before heat styling on all hair types to protect and prevent vital moisture loss.

Directions

  1. Wash hair with ApHogee Shampoo and towel dry.
  2. Spray or pour 1/4 to 3/4 ounce of Pro-Vitamin Leave-in Conditioner onto hair depending on length and thickness.
  3. Comb thoroughly.
  4. Hair should be evenly damp, but not overly wet.
  5. Blow dry on low heat setting or air dry naturally.
  6. Style as usual.

Ingredients On the Back of My Bottle

  1. Water
  2. Polyquaternium-11
  3. Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Solanetiol
  4. Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone
  5. Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil
  6. Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
  7. Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
  8. Panthenol
  9. Trocheryl Acetate
  10. Phytantriol
  11. Amodimethicone,
  12. Tallowtrimonium Chloride
  13. Nonoxynol-10
  14. Hydrolyzed Keratin
  15. Collagen Amino Acids
  16. Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans
  17. Glycerin
  18. Linolenic Acid
  19. Linoleic Acid
  20. Arachidonic Acid
  21. PPG-2 Methyl Ester
  22. PEG-12 Dimethicone
  23. Polysorbate 80
  24. Trideceth-12
  25. C11-15 Pareth-7
  26. C12-16 Pareth-9
  27. Fragrance (Parfum)
  28. Aminomethyl Propanol
  29. Quaternium-15
  30. Citric Acid
  31. Methylparaben

Distributed by Alberto Culver USA Inc., Melrose Park, IL 60160.  Made in the USA.

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In My Opinion Review of ApHogee ProVitamin Leave In Conditioner

The Upsides: I’ve used ApHogee products off and on for 30 years, and the products successfully ended hair shredding and breakage from chemical treatments, hot curlers and flat irons.  When I colored my hair and then used heat to straighten, ApHogee in a short period of time significantly stopped my hair falling out.

The Downsides: Too, too many unnecessary inorganic chemicals in the mix.  I don’t plan to return to coloring or to high heat appliances to style my hair because my hair is extremely porous, dry, coarse and knotty.  My hair requires too much high heat to straighten and too many chemicals to prevent heat damage.  The natural hair me wants products that are biologically safe and organic plant based.  ApHogee is the old style hair care system that relied on an over saturation of laboratory ingredients that if used routinely will eventually decease the overall health of the hair and scalp.  My hair looked good but it was super dry and brittle because the conditioner was not formulated to maintain hair moisture.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in In My Opinion Reviews

 
 
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