07-26-2012, 04:15 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Ingredients, To Be Feared or Loved ?
I have taken my response to a perm product thread and decided to repost it because I feel the information can be quite valuable to all on a curly haired product journey.
I myself have recently realized that certain things just have to be known and memorized. Like funky scientific names for ingredients in the products we use. Its not always going to say for ex: Apple, Coconut, oil. There might be other words in there that we don't know or recognize. That could be good or bad. But, we shouldn't be scared away. We should just research and know what's good for our curls and what is not.
Some people say no automatically to certain products, which got me thinking.. what do they know that I don't ?
So, I did my homework. And I am here to provide this information so you all can make an informed decision and not be intimidated by your products. Cause Mother Nature knows.. we've tried a million without so much as glancing at the ingredients if we heard it works. Nowadays, it is easier to know or to find out what to put in those crazy curls and what not to.
Anyways here we go. I have broken down Razac Perfect for Perms' Ingredients for Everyone:
1)De-ionized Water(DI)- most common for of purified water
2)Polyquaterium-11- Common in cosmetics; ex: conditioner/shampoo/mousse/hair spray/contacts; used for its positive charge to neutralize the negative charge produced by proteins to help hair relax/chill; number behind specifies which polyquarterium you are dealing with as there are many
3)Cyclomethicone/Silicone- Also common in hair care products; heat resistant
4)Dimethicone Copolyol- Common surfactant; used to add shine and fullness; chosen over others for its faintly pleasant smell
5)PPG-5(not S) Ceteth-10 Phosphate- So far so good, known as non-toxic; used for high volume
6)Methylparaben- Preservative; Found in blueberries and other fruits; anti-fungal agent
*Fragrance Im sure speaks for itself, and the other Polyquaternium is just a slightly different chemical.
~My information was taken and personalized from other sites which I have provided on trackback
Thx for reading, I am excited to do more research on more products.
Peace & Thanks,