View Poll Results: Ingredients After the Fragrance
The products I purchase have their best ingredients before the fragrance. 1 33.33%
It doesn't matter; I still have to try the product. 2 66.67%
I make my own hair products. 0 0%
I don't look at the label; I buy according to the brand name. 0 0%
Other 0 0%
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Ingredients After Fragrance

I've read in Paula Begoun's book, Don't Go Shopping for Hair Care Products Without Me, that if the ingredients come after the fragrance, the amount of those ingredients are negligible and won't have any effect on your hair.

Since then, I've noticed some hair products with half to most of the ingredients are listed after the fragrance.

My question: Is that a consideration before you purchase a product?
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:various oils

Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Clarifier:Malibu Hard Water Wellness Shampoo
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT:
Smooth Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free Smoothing Conditioner
LI/Detangler/
:Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel, MJ Multicultural Curls

*experimenting and loving it!


I will still buy a product that has the good stuff listed after fragrance or preservative. But, in my mind ingredients listed after fragrance or preservative don't count. For example, I like GFTN. The label says "with avacodo, olive, and shea". All of these are listed after fragrance. I suspect the reason so many people like GFTN is the Palm oil (3rd ingredient) and not the mini drops of avocado, olive, and shea.
Conditioners contain 50-80% water. There isn't that much room for anything else. The first 5 ingredients make up almost all of the product. Anything listed after that is only present in small amounts.
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Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers

Last edited by pedaheh; 03-01-2011 at 05:15 PM.
I also look at the ingredients in this way. If I see the preservative above the therapeutic ingredients in a product it goes back on the shelf.
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The ingredients in products (beauty products, food, etc.) are listed in decreasing amounts by weight or volume. So if what your buying lists fragrance then other ingredients, it sounds like that's a heck of a lot of fragrance. Is there a specific product you're asking about?
Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

Cleansers -
Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

I live in the NYC area.


I have notice this before, and it's kind of makes me give the product a side eye for a second. However, it doesn't mean that the product won't work well or isn't effective. This "fragrance check" usually just exposes some marketing ploys such as GFTN claiming to have the special 3 oils and then they're listed last. Same goes for TRESemme Naturals, which is one of personal favorites.
I have notice this before, and it's kind of makes me give the product a side eye for a second. However, it doesn't mean that the product won't work well or isn't effective. This "fragrance check" usually just exposes some marketing ploys such as GFTN claiming to have the special 3 oils and then they're listed last. Same goes for TRESemme Naturals, which is one of personal favorites.
Originally Posted by Saila
Interesting, because now the thought comes to mind that perhaps it's the formulation of the product that matters more.

I've read some labels where the first ingredient is water and the second ingredient is fragrance. Yet, the company is popular and is doing well.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:various oils

Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Clarifier:Malibu Hard Water Wellness Shampoo
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT:
Smooth Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free Smoothing Conditioner
LI/Detangler/
:Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel, MJ Multicultural Curls

*experimenting and loving it!


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