Frizz Ease Flawlessly Straight conditioner

Not Recommended: Frizz Ease Flawlessly Straight Conditioner

Update 3/9/2017: I was looking up the ingredients, and after looking up PEG-14M in my heavy duty Gottshalk ingredients dictionary/ tome, it turns out to be an ingredient to avoid. It’s made of repeating chains of ethylene oxide, which is banned in Europe for being possibly cancer causing. 2/9/2017: This Frizz Ease conditioner looks promising from […]

Pantene Butter Creme

Not Recommended: Pantene Hydrating Butter-Creme

I’m guessing from the ingredient list this would be used as sort of a hair dressing. When I was a teenager I used hair dressing every night, feeling absolutely in my heart they were helping my chemically damaged hair. I smoothed it on my ends every night and combed and set my hair, believing all the […]

Pantene Gold Conditioner

Not Recommended: Pantene Gold Series Moisture Boost Conditioner

There I was, walking through a Walgreen’s, and this bottle of Pantene Gold nearly jumped off the shelf at me. I snatched it up and flipped it over (I never read all the promises on a bottle’s front. They can tell you anything they think you want to hear. I just read enough to think […]


Not Recommended: Mixed Chicks Shampoo

Update 12/30/2016: It should have jumped out of me in the store before I bought it, but it didn’t. This has TEA lauryl sulfate. This is a drying cleanser, and that it’s so high up on the ingredients list makes me too nervous to try it. Which is too bad, because the other ingredients seemed […]


Not Recommended: Mizani True Textures Shampoos

My apologies for the crappy “feature” photo. I didn’t realize it was blurry until I was downloading it at home. I think my camera auto-focused on the face in the advertisement or something. But still, you get the idea of what these products look like. And since I’m not recommending them, I don’t think they […]


Not Recommended – Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

            I got a text from my mom that she was really liking the Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner I’d recommended to her when I was visiting her in Louisville this summer. But she said she had to stop using the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie because it was really drying […]


Not Recommended – Miss Jessie’s Multicultural Curls Lotion

                  Miss Jessie’s Multicultural Curls Lotion is appealing because it’s marketed towards those of us mixies out there. But I was really sad to turn it around to look at the ingredients and see that it contains alcohol. Alcohol is very drying, and there are a bunch […]


Not Recommended – Dove Quench Absolute Conditioner and Dove Regenerative Nourishment Conditioners

Both the Dove Quench Absolute Conditioner and Dove Regenerative Nourishment Conditioner have very similar ingredients, and also have the same reason I’m not recommending them. Four lines down for the right conditioner and five lines down for the Regenerative Nourishment conditioner, they both of them have potassium chloride, which is a salt. It’s sort of okay (but […]


Not Recommended – Suave Sleek Conditioner

I only had to spend about five seconds (maybe less) scanning over the ingredients of Suave Sleek Conditioner before potassium chloride popped out at me and I quickly put this bottle back on the shelf. Potassium chloride is a salt, most likely put there as a cheap thickener, but salt is corrosive and drying. It’s too bad, […]


Not Recommended: Kinky-Curly Knot Today Natural Leave In/ Detangler

Update 10/16/2016: I wanted to try this product, to the point I even bought it. In fact, I’d even skimmed over the ingredients in the store before I bought it. And I missed it. The first ingredient. Mango fruit extract. Mango fruit is really acidic. I once used a conditioner with acidic ingredients like citrus and […]