Garnier Curl Nourash shampoo

Not Reommended: Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Fortifying Shampoo

I’m not as picky about shampoos as I am about combing conditioners (since combing conditioners have so many roles to fill in your hair, while shampoos get rinsed out), but still…. Just glancing at the ingredients list in the store of this shampoo, sodium hydroxide jumped out at me first. That’s what’s used in relaxers. Now I […]

Alaffia beautiful curls shampoo blury

Not Recommended – Beautiful Curls Activating Shampoo

  Update 10/31/2016: I avoided this for a while, but I’m just not going to try this. I don’t trust that there is soap (the saponified shea butter mentioned below). It also has magnesium sulfate. This is epson salt. I know it’s in a shampoo, and I’m usually okay (but not thrilled) with salts in […]

Alaffia beautiful curls conditioner

Not Recommended: Alaffia Beautiful Curls Deep Conditioning Treatment

  Update 9/12/2106: Crap. Alaffia Beautiful Curls Deep Conditioning Treatment has magnesium sulfate. This is epson salt. So I wrote Alaffia and asked them to offer some conditioners for very curly hair without the salt so I can recommend them (provided they don’t substitute for something equally drying). While I was there I asked for […]

Loreal everpure shampoo

Not Recommended: L’Oreal EverPure Sulfate-Free Repair & Defend Shampoo

First of all, nothing can repair hair once it’s damaged. And I don’t logically see how any product can defend anything against harsh chemicals or blistering heat. I guess I just need to blurt that out sometimes when I see products promising things there is no way to deliver, such as L’Oreal EverPure Sulfate-Free Repair & Defend […]

Aveda damage remedy shampoo brighter

Not Recommended: Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo

  Okay, I finally finished going over the ingredients in Aveda’s Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo. Unfortunately, it has dehydroxanthun gum (eighth line down), which sounds like it’s a super concentrated xanthun gum. This is used in products as a hair fixative, like what’s used in hair sprays and gels and such to make them hold hair. It’s weird […]

Alaffian shampoo

Not Recommended: Alaffia Shea & Honey Nourishing Shampoo, Citrus Blossom

So I finally finished looking up and researching the ingredients in Alaffia Shea & Honey Nourishing Shampoo, Citrus Blossom. Alas, it has saponified butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter in it. This may sound like a good thing, but what it means is that this is soap made from shea butter. In my research and personal experience, I find soap […]

Alaffia cond

Not Recommended: Alaffia Shea & Honey Nourishing Conditioner Citrus Blossom

I’ve been wanting to add more natural-type products to the combing conditioner recommendations, so I picked up Alaffia Shea & Honey Nourishing Conditioner, Citrus Blossom, along with the shampoo, (reviewed as well). I’m especially picky about combing conditioners, because they have so much work to do and I leave them in my hair, but the right […]

Lush happy joy cond

Not Recommended: Lush Happy Happy Joy Joy Hair Conditioner

I love how Lush Happy Happy Joy Joy Hair Conditioner smells. Just love it. Like I want to use it as a lotion so I can keep smelling it. I really like how they make a point of being against animal testing, and that this product is vegan (especially since I’m vegan). I liked the store, […]