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Old 03-22-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
 
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Default How do these gel ingredients sound? Build-up? Drying?

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Water. PVP/VA, triethanolamine ,Carbomer, Aloe Vera Gel, Propylene Glycol, Oleth-20, fragrance, Methylparaben ,DMDM Hydantoin, red dyes...

Since I started trying gels again, I'm going nuts looking at all this stuff. I know about alot of the ingredients, but not sure of the above combo -says it's a dry hair formula, extra hold, non-flaking, but so do they all ...any opinions?

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Old 03-22-2007, 07:06 PM   #2
 
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This gel looks fine to me. No drying alcohols, and nothing should build up.
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:32 AM   #3
 
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Default Re: How do these gel ingredients sound? Build-up? Drying?

Out of curiousity, what gel is this?

Water--no explaination necessary
PVP/VA--hold ingred
triethanolamine --pH adjuster, makes it more alkalyne which can be a little drying because hair is more acidic
Carbomer--humectant that has a gel-like texture at more alkalyne pHs (hence the triethanolamine)
Aloe Vera Gel--aloe is moisturizing but some find it frizz-inducing
Propylene Glycol--humectant
Oleth-20--emulsifier (makes everything stay mixed)
fragrance
Methylparaben--preservative
DMDM Hydantoin--preservative
red dyes...

Since I started trying gels again, I'm going nuts looking at all this stuff. I know about alot of the ingredients, but not sure of the above combo -says it's a dry hair formula, extra hold, non-flaking, but so do they all ...any opinions?

TIA [/quote]
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:11 PM   #4
 
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Out of curiousity, what gel is this?
Oops. Sorry-Almost did the same thing on this on a 3a thread. It's Lustrasilk Extra-Hold Styling Gel. I used it today for the first time over CnS leave-in, and it's wonderful! Fairly defined, springy spirals, not too much frizz-I can't use straight aloe gel because it seems to dry & frizz my hair. The hold seems good, only it's not really humid today. I hope it holds up in the summer. No great loss, though. It was $2.49 in a supermarket that usually has more expensive prices...
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