Nick Arrojo's product line

Hi Girls,

Have any of you tried Nick's new products? Some of his stuff looks pretty cool.

You can get them online at www.arrojoproduct.com or at his shop in SoHo. I emailed them to try to find out ingredients, as they aren't posted on his site.


Lori
I'd be interested in trying them if I knew the ingredients, especially the curl cream.
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
This past Friday I ordered some of the curl cream to try (yes, I was inspired by this past week's WNTW). It hasn't arrived yet but I'll be sure to post a review once I do try it.
Cool, MassCurls! Post a review. I will post after they write back about the ingredients. I am so tempted just to order some stuff, though!!


Lori
I'm with Lori J, I want to order some now too ! but I'll wait until Masscurls' review!! Good luck!!!!!
i love Nick on WNTW, I almost always love how he has styled the person's hair...
2c/3a

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Best combo so far:
Shea moisture leave-in and BRHG
Does anyone else picture him saying these things as you read the descriptions?
In DESPERATE need of a haircut.
I do. I felt like he was talking right to me when he told last week's "contributor" that the curl cream would hold her hair and she would never have to use hairspray again
I received my curl creme today. For those who do CG I'm guessing this won't be okay (I'm still going to give it a whirl and see what it does).

The ingredients are:
water, ocytdodecyl neopentanoate, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclomethicone, wa/cronates/vinyl neodecanoate copolymer, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, cetearyl alcohol, cyclohexasiloxane, cetereth-20, dimethicone, dimethiconol, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, triethanolamine, fragrance, tetrasodium edta, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium chloride, hydrolyzed collagen, oryza stavina (rice) amino acids, polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy difluorethyl, peg phospate, stearoyl coa-desaturase (SCD-1), phosopholipids, hydrolyzed oat protein, panthenol, phosphorus, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, calcium pantothenate, magnesium salicylate, zinc gluconate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobuytlparaben.

Scent is lite, and the texture on dry fingers is kind of like moisturizer. Nice slip, not sticky. Directions say to apply to damp hair then comb through and finger style into a natural curl formation (I translate that to plop ). For the super curly, mix with a little arrojo styling creme for added textural support. We'll see what it does...
Whoa. He's got both of the evil cyclo-cones in there high up on the list, plus cyclohexasiloxane, which I've not even seen before. Think I'll stay far away from this one. Not that I expected him to have any cone-free products.
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
A lot of the ingredients sounded like new age polymers or something. I hadn't heard of most of them. My hair is generally forgiving, so I'm not terribly worried about the "evil" stuff. I think CG is a nice idea but I've gotten to my own happy place with products and ingredients. I don't shampoo with sulfates, and I generally look for CG-ish products, but when life gives you lemons I figure what the heck. Plus, the curly folks he styles on WNTW always end up looking nice

I washed and conditioned with AO Island Naturals to have a clean slate. Put in about a generous quarter's worth, brushed it through (I've been trying different brushing/combing techniques to distribute product), scrunched another quarter's worth or so through it (my hair absorbs products like mad), plopped for 15 minutes or so, then did my normal arrange and spray Shaper Plus hairpsray on it to keep frizzies at bay and hold the curls while they dry. It didn't look like it was going to work out while it was drying, but when I scrunched it out once it was mostly dry I had very nice ringlets (I have 3a hair, short). Mind you, my hair is in desperate need of a hair cut so I'm having a succession of bad hair days (think big hair that looks like the top of it has been slicked back with a brush with curls everywhere else), but it looks pretty good. I scrunched in a tiny bit of Bumble & Bumble SumaTech for added hold and hit it with a little more hairspray (force of habit); I'll let you know how it holds as the evening goes on. It feels like it would need some styling creme or something else to hold it, but you never know.

Oh, and no frizz at all so far. I'm outside of Boston so it's still in the 60's here, somewhat humid.

When I airdry my hair it generally needs to be crispy to have nice curls when I scrunch the crunch when it's dry. When it's soft while it's drying it seems like my curls just fall out. I have no idea why that is. My dream is to find a styling creme that I don't have to add more stuff to when I scrunch my hair once it's dry. Here's hoping Nick's on to something with his line
A lot of the ingredients sounded like new age polymers or something. I hadn't heard of most of them. My hair is generally forgiving, so I'm not terribly worried about the "evil" stuff. I think CG is a nice idea but I've gotten to my own happy place with products and ingredients. I don't shampoo with sulfates, and I generally look for CG-ish products, but when life gives you lemons I figure what the heck. Plus, the curly folks he styles on WNTW always end up looking nice

I washed and conditioned with AO Island Naturals to have a clean slate. Put in about a generous quarter's worth, brushed it through (I've been trying different brushing/combing techniques to distribute product), scrunched another quarter's worth or so through it (my hair absorbs products like mad), plopped for 15 minutes or so, then did my normal arrange and spray Shaper Plus hairpsray on it to keep frizzies at bay and hold the curls while they dry. It didn't look like it was going to work out while it was drying, but when I scrunched it out once it was mostly dry I had very nice ringlets (I have 3a hair, short). Mind you, my hair is in desperate need of a hair cut so I'm having a succession of bad hair days (think big hair that looks like the top of it has been slicked back with a brush with curls everywhere else), but it looks pretty good. I scrunched in a tiny bit of Bumble & Bumble SumaTech for added hold and hit it with a little more hairspray (force of habit); I'll let you know how it holds as the evening goes on. It feels like it would need some styling creme or something else to hold it, but you never know.

Oh, and no frizz at all so far. I'm outside of Boston so it's still in the 60's here, somewhat humid.

When I airdry my hair it generally needs to be crispy to have nice curls when I scrunch the crunch when it's dry. When it's soft while it's drying it seems like my curls just fall out. I have no idea why that is. My dream is to find a styling creme that I don't have to add more stuff to when I scrunch my hair once it's dry. Here's hoping Nick's on to something with his line
Originally Posted by MassCurls
Just FYI, you will need sulfates to remove the cyclopentasiloxane and cyclohexasiloxane in there.
OMG, LOOK!!

...It's a siggie.
What were your final results, MassCurls? It isn't for me (cyclo...siloxanes), but I hope it works for you.
Thanks, MassCurls. I hope your hair looks fab! Let us know how other products work, too, if you get them.

I'm completely bummed out by the cones and the parabens, which I am really trying to avoid. Guess I'll stick with OneC and SIF, which are working very well on my ultra-crazy hair these days.


Lori
It held up fine all evening. Curls stayed well formed, no added frizz, and it seems good. It's very natural looking if that makes sense. I need to play with it a bit more to see how it holds up to an entire day's festivities. So far though I am liking it, for those who aren't scared off by the ingredients. Sort of a segue, but I found that OneC, SIF, and all the other Deva products I've tried did nothing for my hair. I guess my hair likes bad stuff

The bigger issue is that I *really* need a haircut. I have very heavy hair so it droops no matter what when it needs to be cut (and it's been 3 months since my last cut). The fact that my curls are still formed and my hair is not stuck flat to my head is something of a miracle. It will be a better test to see how it does once I get my hair cut next weekend and see if I still get nice curls with it.

My hair does feel wonderful, like completely product free. Very soft and touchable.
MassCurls, I'm glad you're getting good results with the curl cream. When I had long hair, the DevaCurl stuff didn't work at all. I chopped it all off last month, and now the DevaCurl stuff works great! I know you have short hair, too, but I just thought I'd toss that into the mix.

Post after your haircut and let us know how the cream is holding up.


Lori
Interesting. Maybe I'll go through my product graveyard...errr...closet... and see what's left. I love trying new products - I'm such a PJ!

My hair used to be bra-strap length, and about 4 years ago I cut it so that the back came to the nape of my neck and the longest layers around my face came to my ears/chin. I love having my hair short and will be very happy when I get it cut again next weekend

I tried it again today and got good results. It has held up well in the rain/drizzle, no frizz, and again just natural looking curls.
I received my curl creme today. For those who do CG I'm guessing this won't be okay (I'm still going to give it a whirl and see what it does).

The ingredients are:
water, ocytdodecyl neopentanoate, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclomethicone, wa/cronates/vinyl neodecanoate copolymer, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, cetearyl alcohol, cyclohexasiloxane, cetereth-20, dimethicone, dimethiconol, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, triethanolamine, fragrance, tetrasodium edta, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium chloride, hydrolyzed collagen, oryza stavina (rice) amino acids, polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy difluorethyl, peg phospate, stearoyl coa-desaturase (SCD-1), phosopholipids, hydrolyzed oat protein, panthenol, phosphorus, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, calcium pantothenate, magnesium salicylate, zinc gluconate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobuytlparaben.

Scent is lite, and the texture on dry fingers is kind of like moisturizer. Nice slip, not sticky. Directions say to apply to damp hair then comb through and finger style into a natural curl formation (I translate that to plop ). For the super curly, mix with a little arrojo styling creme for added textural support. We'll see what it does...
Originally Posted by MassCurls
Wow, do you think he has stock in a silicone manufacturer??
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