This has potassium chloride, a salt. Salt is harsh and drying in anything you’ll leave in your hair. Avoid this product for use with the tightly curly method.
This has potassium chloride, a salt. Salt is harsh and drying in anything you’ll leave in your hair. It also has sodium sulfate, another salt. So this is extra salty. Avoid this product for use with the tightly curly method.
I’ve been trying to find a variety of brands to try out and recommend. This one looked good during a brief glance in the store. But when I got it home I saw what I’d missed. Sodium hydroxide. Do you see it lurking there? It starts on the fifth line, but it’s broken up and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Update 1/2/2017: I debated whether I could recommend this product or not. Honestly, I hated using it and didn’t want to smooth any more on my hair in the morning because I am paranoid about buildup (of the polyquaternium-11), and I swear my skin felt sticky around my hair line all the time. However, this […]
This one has sodium chloride in it. I’m sure it’s there as a cheap thickener and may be just fine, but I’m paranoid. I don’t like to use a conditioner with salt in it because I leave the conditioner in my hair, and salt is corrosive. I’m not thrilled with it in shampoos either. But […]
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 […]
I visited my old friend Frizz Ease in the store today, always keeping an eye out for products (especially conditioners) to try. So I checked out Frizz Ease and saw to my unhappiness it now has sodium hydroxide in it (check out the right ingredient photo, near the bottom). I know […]
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, […]
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 […]
This is another product that all I had to do was turn the bottle over in the store and quickly scan over the ingredients to know this was a no go. At the end of the third line is potassium hydroxide, a very alkaline ingredient much like sodium hydroxide, a major component in relaxers. I’m sure […]
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 […]
Ugh. This has potassium hydroxide, which is chemically functionally similar to the dreaded sodium hydroxide. It also has isopropyl alcohol for some reason. And I’m not thrilled with amodimethicone, but that is the least of my concerns with this conditioner.
I can’t recommend Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla (moisture & shine) Hydrating Conditioner because it has acrylates. Lots of them. The ingredients start off well, but by about line five this formulation is a no go. I know I’m paranoid, but acrylates are a deal breaker. They will build up in your hair and make it […]
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 […]
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, […]
I was in the store today looking over conditioners, and saw this Herbal Essences ‘Honey I’m Strong’ conditioner. Looking over the ingredients, it has sodium hydroxide in it. I’m sure it’s in there just as a pH modifier, but not only am I paranoid so I wouldn’t use it if I feel nervous about an […]