You know, I didn't see the herbal yesterday, all I saw was the jojoba, aloe, awapuhi, hemp and tea tree oil. I think I would like the herbal scent, I bought my daughter an Aura shampoo (Sally's knock off of Aveda) that smells like cloves and I liked that.
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.
"Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC
Halfwavy- That sounds nice, the knock off. I used Jojoba Shampoo prior to CG and it was really nice so I will bet the conditioner is great. I think their stocks kind of rotate. It does not seem to be a fast-moving, or large commercial product so you have to take what you can get.
Good curls to you.
Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
What about vital components of a conditioner? I know Paula Begoun did an article about what's necessary in a moisturizer for skin. Since hair is dead and many skin-okay ingreds are difficult to remove from hair, what does hair need to be "conditioned?"
I have questions, but I'm not sure if they are suitable (also some of them are kind of dumb). They're about pH.
I reread the article here on pH and how different pH levels influence hair.
My questions are...
How important is pH in a rinse out product, such as shampoo or conditioner?
What pH is most effective for clarifying?
What pH is most effective for a leave-in product?
I've noticed triethanolamine showing up higher and higher in ingredient lists (example, Loreal Out of Bed Texture), suggesting that the product is perhaps more acidic to promote shine and smoothness. With daily use, would such a product be beneficial to the hair, or drying?
Many products are promoted for use on both hair and skin. I have read the skin has a different pH than hair, and also that the pH might vary depending on the intended purpose of the product (to cleanse, moisturize, plump or smooth). Also, it's temping to take something that works really well on our skin and apply it to our hair! For instance, I apply coconut oil to both my skin and hair and I have no idea what its pH level is. Do multi-use products generally have a neutral pH?
OK, that's it. Sorry to be so vague and rambling.
(my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
did anyone use mixed chicks? if yes is it good? are the ingrediants good for the hair?
Natural since Jan 2,07
I did a BC
Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.
Question: Can Cationic Surfactants used in conditioners actually worsen the condition of your hair with continued use?
I have this quote:
Cationic Surfactants: These are surfactants used in hair conditioners for their anti-static properties. However, they are synthetic, irritating to hair follicles, and toxic. Long-term use can make hair dry and brittle. Common cationic surfactants include Stearalkonium chloride, Benzalkonium chloride, Cetrimonium chloride, Cetalkonium chloride, and Lauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagen.
I've searched and searched and all I can determine about this cone is that it is not water soluble. That being said, can it be removed through cowashing? Coco betaine? Milder sulfates? Or does it require SLS?
Poo: CON Sulfate Free poo Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Leave-in: CJAOO Daily Cond Styler: KCCC sparingly and Ampro Olive Oil Gel where needed DT: KBB Lucious Locks Mask + EVOO/Avocado
I'd like to learn more about phenoxyethanol, much like you detailed additional info on parabens.
I thought phenoxyethanol was a Formaldehyde-releasing preservative, but your article listed it as an "aromatic alcohol" like benzyl alcohol. I'd love to hear more about its effect on skin as a potential irritant too.
I'm curious about ingredients which typically break into the cosmetics market in skin care products, become consumer buzzwords, then crossover to hair care products. It seems like marketers want people to think "if it's good for my skin, it'll be good for my hair." I'm wondering if these ingredients could provide any benefit when applied topically to hair:
vitamin c (& others)
Others that I expect to see soon:
(my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
What is Cetyl PEG/PPG-15/15 Butryl Ether Dimethicone? Is it CG-friendly? Are Alpha Olefin Sulfonate, Olefin Sulfonate and C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate harsh like sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate? What is the difference between the four?