Product: Nexxus Hydrasleek Silken Smoothing Conditioner

Product:

Nexxus Hydrasleek Silken Smoothing Conditioner

Recommendation:

Excellent

Product Claim:

Hydra Sleek Silken Smoothing Conditioner, with a lightweight blend of silk amino acids and avocado oil, conditions and seals the hair shaft to lock-out humidity for long-lasting smoothness

First Five Ingredients:

  1. Stearyl Alcohol
  2. Cyclopentasiloxane
  3. Cetyl Alcohol
  4. Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine
  5. Dimethicone

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua, Eau), Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Aspartic Acid, Quaternium-18, Fragrance (Parfum), DMDM Hydantoin, Isostearamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Citric Acid, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, PEG-9, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Salicylate, Amyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Silk Amino Acids, Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Polysorbate 60, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ceramide 3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Tocopheryl Acetate

 

User Notes:

Hair Type: 4 A/B, Texlaxed/Relaxed, 2+yrs old; Mature Hair, Midback.

Nexxus Hydrasleek Silken Smoothing Conditioner seems to be an uber light protein at first, in fact, the first thing the formula really does is moisturize the strands- however that is to be predicted by reading the ingredients.

However, it should be noted that this product is BUILDABLE! (Obviously, I’m a makeup girl too). It has been my experience that with some underperforming products, the length of time it is left on the tresses does not affect how well it works- it does not improve with applied time. However this product will act more and more like a protein treatment the longer it is left on. Used overnight, you’ve got a full protein treatment. Used for a few hours, you’ve balanced your tresses moisture/protein needs; even if you have used protein recently it is safe to use (Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth is not, for example). Anything less than that the conditioner is good to use if you want to condition but your hair is well moisturized but you do not want moisture overload.

Best Used For Recommendation:

Use for a few hours to balance your tresses’ moisture/protein needs; even if you have used protein recently it is safe to use

Extras:

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Oil: Coconut Oil

Various natural oils are increasingly used in skin and hair care products, especially in ethnic hair products In Asian and African countries, vegetable oils are commonly used as hair pomades and are known to lead to healthy-looking hair. Deposition of oils on hair has been claimed to have a beneficial protective effect. Oil-based hair conditioners are thus believed to help prevent moisture loss from hair, which caused dryness and loss of elasticity. Specifically the beneficial effect of coconut oil on the prevention of cuticular damage during combing, when used as a prewash conditioner, has been demonstrated previously by protein loss and water retention measurement (International Journal of Cosmetic Science).

Product: Natural Macadamia Oil Flawless

Product Claim:

Flawless is an innovative system that combines cleansing, conditioning and ideal hair refinement in one product. Immediate and perfect balance is restored to any hair type, giving gentle and thorough surfactant-free hair cleansing.

Macadamia Oil and Argan Oil work in conjunction with the hair’s natural oils, replenishing hair life and health and imparting manageability, shine and softness.

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua/EAU), Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopentane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Stearalkonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Macadamia Integrifolia (macadamia) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Chamomille Recutita, (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silonetriol, Oleanolic Acid, Apigenin, Isobutane, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ceterth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Steapyrium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methylchloroisothia-Zolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Fragrance/Parfum.

http://www.macadamiahair.com/

Product: Macadamia Natural Oil Rejuvenating Shampoo

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamide DEA, Glycol Distearate, Cocamidoprophyl Betaine, Zinc Pyrithione, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Dimethicone, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Parfum/Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavander) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Propylparaben, Sea Salt, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Hydroxyisohexl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Alpha IsoMethylIonone, Butylphenyl Methypropional

Product: Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Quaternium 80, Amodimethicone, Ricinus Commmunis Seed Oil (Castor), Parfum/Fragrance, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methypropional, Hexylcinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, C11 15 Pareth 7, C12 16 Pareth 9, Trideceth 12, Trimethylsilosyamodimethicone

 

Product: Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner, New Formula

Ingredients:

Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Panthenol, PPG 1-PPG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Lanolin Oil, Cinnamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Benzophenone 3, BHA, BHT, Zea Mays Oil (Corn), Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

Editorial Style: Ted Gibson Does Color

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Of course he can do color! His partner, Jason Backe is a color genius (and one of my favorite content providers out there among all my favorite subjects and I wish were still putting snippits out there; enjoy him here https://www.youtube.com/user/HueManJason/videos. Visit him on dailymakeover.com as well), and Ted was a HUGE reflief on What Not to Wear (TLC)- HUGE!!!

Product: Nexxus PROMEND Overnight Treatment

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua, Eau), Propylene Glycol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Polyquaternium-37, Polyquaternium-28, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Bis(C13-15 Alkoxy) PG-Amodimethicone, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Aspartic Acid, Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Dimethiconol, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glyceryl Stearate, PVM/MA Copolymer, C14-15 Alcohols, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Coumarin, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Keratin Amino Acids, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract

Product: Nexxus Luxurious Therapee Hydrating Shampoo

Product:

Nexxus Luxurious Therapee Hydrating Shampoo

Recommendation:

Excellent, Buy Some

Product Claim:

Therappe Luxurious Hydrating Shampoo, now enhanced for superior salon performance and advanced moisturization, is specially formulated with Rosemary, Chamomile and Nettle, gently cleanses for nourished, healthy looking hair.

First Five Ingredients:

  1. Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  2. Cocamide DEA
  3. Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  4. Polyquaternium-10
  5. Fragrance (Parfum)

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua, Eau), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-10, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid, Coumarin, Styrene/VP Copolymer, Panthenol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Sodium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Magnesium Citrate, Honey (Mel, Miel), Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Polysorbate 60, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ceramide 3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Tocopheryl Acetate

User Notes:

Hair Type: 4 A/B, Texlaxed/Relaxed, 2+yrs old; Mature Hair, Midback.

O.M.G. Hallelujah. This formula cleans hair and leaves it soft. After an average shampoo or clarifying shampoo, hair is left kind of matted, kind of stuck to itself. This leaves my hair free to swing- not detangled- but free to swing and as smooth as a shampoo possibly could.

A thought on the formula- it makes little sense to me. I purchased this poo just on the strength of how good Nexxus products are; they’ve never failed me and I thought a brand with that much consistency, with that much personally experienced commitment to Research and Development, I could step out on a leap of faith and keep my receipt if need be. Needless to say I threw that receipt away and would’ve purchased Nexxus poo if the ingredients had read “Water”.

Best Used For Recommendation:

A good moisturizing bath, safe for use more than once a week.

Extras:

For skeptics, this poo comes in a 3.02 ounce option (above) at Target for about $4.00; a good option before taking the $16.00+ plunge.

Sam’s Club makes a dup of this poo and I’m curious if they were able to decode the formula.

Product: Redken All Soft

Product:

Redken All Soft Shampoo

Recommendation:

Not Recommended

Product Claim:

New and improved All Soft Shampoo with IPN (Interlock Protein Network) washes away impurities while leaving hair soft, manageable and shiny.

“Keratin Enrich Complex” Moisturizing Factor = Replenishment, Argan Oil = Intense Softness

“Interlock Protein Network” Rebuilds Surface Protection Provides Progressive Conditioning Strengthens Hair’s Core

First Five Ingredients:

  1. Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  2. Dimethicone
  3. Disodium Cocamphodiacetate,
  4. Sodium Chloride
  5. Cetearyl Alcohol
  6. Hydroxystearyl Cetyl Ether

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Dimethicone, Disodium Cocamphodiacetate, Sodium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxystearyl Cetyl Ether, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance, Cocamide MIPA, Benzoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Carbomer, PPG 5 Ceteth 20, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Oleth 10, Disodium Cocoamidopropionate, Lecithin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Olive Fruit Oil), Camellia Sativa (Green Tea) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Silk Amino Acid, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Wheat Amino Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Methylcocoate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Orange 4 (CI 15510), Red 33 (CI 17200) (CI 17200)

User Notes:

Hair Type: 4 A/B, Texlaxed/Relaxed, 2+yrs old; Mature Hair, Midback.

Condition of Hair: about 2 weeks post, immediately down from a bun, no pre-poo

When washing with Redken All Soft Shampoo, the formula immediately feels like silk and you can massage your scalp with these smoothness a while before it starts to feel like ‘typical’ shampoo; evidently it was Redken’s intent to give the formula slip and your hair smoothness with  headliners dimethicone and cetearyl alcohol. Upon rinsing all the magic is gone and the hair immediately feels clarified; it is harsher than an average un-re-purchasable shampoo.

Best Used For Recommendation:

Tresses that need a good clarifying wash without becoming tangled in the process.

Extras:

*Redken products are only authorized for sale at salons by L’Oreal. This shampoo was purchased a salon.

*The Redken website mentions the product is “New and Improved”.