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Old 01-10-2013, 07:45 AM   #1
 
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Last week I bought NjoiCreation's hibiscus hair cream and it's great! Keeps moisture in my hair for days. I just noticed though it has no preservatives.
- does it matter since product doesn't have any water?
- would you add your own preservatives?
- does the lack of preservatives prevent you from buying a product?
-does it even make a difference in your opinion?
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
 
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I like Njoicreations products. Im not sure if she doesnt list the preservatives and uses them but I have enjoyed her products for about 3 years now.


I stay away from products in general if i notice they isnt a preservative.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:33 AM   #3
 
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Last week I bought NjoiCreation's hibiscus hair cream and it's great! Keeps moisture in my hair for days. I just noticed though it has no preservatives.
- does it matter since product doesn't have any water?
- would you add your own preservatives?
- does the lack of preservatives prevent you from buying a product?
-does it even make a difference in your opinion?
With the hibiscus hair cream, I would just be careful to not get water inside the jar. Otherwise I don't think it not having a preservative is a cause for panic.

I would not add my own preservative to an already made product. 1, I don't have that stuff lying around. And 2, I am no mixtress so I don't need to be messing with formulations.

A lack of preservatives doesn't automatically dissuade me from not purchasing a product. Some products don't necessarily need preservatives. But depending on what the product is-conditioner, moisturizer, butter, pomade, etc- I take that into consideration. Certain products don't take me long to finish. I can go through conditioner in a month.

I have had product that list preservatives in them go bad on me. Actually, the few times I've had products spoil in me i think most had preservatives. I think the most important thing is how they were prepared.

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:50 AM   #4
 
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I try to keep my hair and skin care products as natural as possible but preservatives are a must. I am not trying to rub mold and bacteria into my skin, hair and scalp and if I am paying a lot of money I want it to have a long shelf life. I will not buy a product that does not have a preservative. I can't say I avoid parabens but I prefer Phenoxyethanol.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
 
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inadequately preserved products are a health hazard and a waste of money for me. i stay clear.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
 
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If the product is anydrous (doesn't have any water soluble ingredients--this includes aloevera gel/juice) it doesn't need a preservative (unless it's going to be in and around the shower--like a sugar scrub--that should have a preservative).

If the product is hydrous (or contains any water soluble ingredients) and has no preservative, I would stay away from it. You can get really sick from a spoiled product and note that you won't see anything growing in there until the situation is at it's worst. If you can see microbes, that means they are millions and millions in there (they are usually invisible to the naked eye). Also note that microbes in an unpreserved product begin to grow and multiply within hours of making the product. Some formulators either lack this knowledge or ignore it. Either way, that's a health hazard.

I liked Njoi's pomades that I tried.
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