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Old 01-11-2007, 10:37 AM   #21
 
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Kenra MC Ingredients:

Purified Water, Hexadecanol, Stearakonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol (Emolient), Ceteareth-20, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Isopropylparaben, Benzophenone-4, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Fragrance, FD&C Yellow No.5, FD&C Yellow No.6, FD&C Red No.40, FD&C Blue No.1

EMBC Ingredients:

Panax Ginseng root extract, cetraria islandia (Irish Moss) extract, saccharomyces cerevisiea (Brewer's Yeast) extract, Gingko Biloba extract, pimpinella anisum (Anise) fruit extract, prunis persica (Peach) extract in purified water, hexadecanol, stearakonium chloride, certimonium bromide, Squalane (olive oil lipid), Capric Caprillic Triglycerides (coconut fatty acids), Panthenol (pro-vitamin USP), Biotin (USP), imisazolidinyl urea, methylparaben (USP), fragrance

*I bolded the ingredients that they had in common.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:39 AM   #22
 
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So from what lush just wrote, I'll only save a couple, maybe a few, bucks buying it locally on discount.

I guess that's better than Kenra being more than EMBC after shipping.
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I have to say that I did need to use less of the Kenra than Elucence, and also that for some reason the Kenra detangled better for me than Elucence, even though I thought Elucence was supposed to be the better detangler. Go figure. I still love Elucence and would use that as my leave-in when using Kenra as my rinse-out.
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have to say that I did need to use less of the Kenra than Elucence... I still love Elucence and would use that as my leave-in when using Kenra as my rinse-out.
That's good to know, especially since EMBC's not cheap & I try to go sparingly w/ it as a rinse-out, though I'm so used to globbing on reg cond to get good detangling & moist properties. And I try to use it as a leave-in only. But when it's handy in the shower's corner, sitting there tempting me, particularly when I've run out of a reg cond, it's hard to not use it.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:29 AM   #25
 
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I love this conditioner I have been using it for a while now. When my hair gets in bad need of moisture I always go back to this. I have tried EMBC and One C. I like EMBC but I can get Kenra locally so that saves me shipping also. I really didnt like One C for some reason it just didnt work with my hair. I found this place online that sells wholesale to everyone and they have good prices on their stuff http://www.hairproductswholesale.com/index.htm I have never ordered off them but my friend has and she said they have good service. They definately have lower prices though if you have to order online
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Ok, correction, the Kenra I got was a 10oz bottle and was $12 even, not a 12 oz bottle for $12.95 like I thought.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:44 AM   #27
 
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At one time, I had the version for color treated hair - back before I knew that silk protein and I had issues. It was a little less moisturizing than the EMBC for me, but pretty close. I tried it because of the squalene. Of course, it has a high protein content (3rd ingredient IIRC) so it didn't work out. I can see how others would really like it, and I also wondered why it didn't get more comments here.

I got it at Ulta for about $12, so I figured that it was more readily available to the US gals than the Elucence stuff.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:58 AM   #28
 
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DAg nabbit! They wrote me back saying they're out of samples (kenra.com that is)
Wow thanks for that site link, it's a good 10 dollars cheaper than I had found it!
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:31 PM   #29
 
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DAg nabbit! They wrote me back saying they're out of samples (kenra.com that is)
Probably all the nc.com-ers contacting them today!

Make sure you get it from a salon (not a website/ebay/drugstore) so it's not counterfeit (made by someone else to look/smell/etc like the real thing...a real problem here in FL) or diverted (old stock, etc).

(Note: CurlMart gets special permission to sell Elucence online.)

Read this article for more information:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlco...les.php?id=474
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:15 PM   #30
 
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The samples I was requesting was directly from their site. I've not had any problems buying my products online or say at walgreens etc.
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(Note: CurlMart gets special permission to sell Elucence online.)

Read this article for more information:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlco...les.php?id=474
After posting about price of Kenra vs EMBC, shipping..., what you posted brings to mind something else.

I'll continue to buy my items from CM for your posted reason & to help support this site, if it helps them any monetarily.

Unless I can get it for much cheaper locally through a reputable distributor.

But if it's close in price yet EMBC has better ingredients & properties, I'll buy the EMBC. No contest.
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