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Old 10-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by chupie View Post
I love the detangling properties but I often see people say it's not a leave in but it is specifically described as such my the makers. What gives?
Cosmetics manufacturers make many claims about their products that cannot really be substantiated or don't match the ingredients, 'repair' is the classic.

I've certainly said I don't feel KCKT is a 'true' conditioner but more of a detangler, I've never said it's not suited to leaving in. Nor have I claimed it is or is not 'moisturising' - that word is invariably used incorrectly. KCKT contains no oils and little of the major emollients, a true conditioner should be rich in fatty alcohols and/ or cationic surfactants.

It's also pH 7 so is not 'resetting' the pH after shampooing which is a key role of a conditioner
THE NATURAL HAVEN: pH of Leave In Conditioners and Styling Aids

Also see
Science-y Hair Blog: Cationic Compounds in Cosmetics
What is the difference between a conditioner and a moisturizer?
Hair Moisturizer vs. Emollients
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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