Heat protecting hair care products – round up!

So what have we learned by taking a look at the ingredients in heat protecting hair care products?What was the same? Each product contained dimethicone, water soluble or oil soluble, in differing amounts. Each contained conditioning agents, usually as a cationic quaternary polymer as opposed to an intense conditioner as a cationic quaternary compound (like...

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Last year’s New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t tend to make New Year’s resolutions often, but I did last year and posted them here…Just for fun, let’s see how I did! WHAT I WANTED TO CHANGEBecome more organized: Slightly better than this time last year as I have organized my sewing and jewellery making supplies pretty well, but the bath &...

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Heat protecting hair care products – ghd Thermal Protector

Let’s take a look at another heat protecting hair care product – ghd Thermal Protector. Like the Nexxus product yesterday, this is a water based product. Ingredients: Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Aminomethyl Propanol, AMP-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Benzophenone-4, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Helianthus Annuus...

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Want free advertising on this blog? Well, here it is!

I have a very strict policy about advertising and this blog – I don’t want it and I wouldn’t accept it if offered – but a few posters have decided to ignore my wishes and post links to their products in the comments. I know they say that any publicity is good publicity, so here’s...

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Heat protecting hair care products – Analysing Nexxus Heat Protexx Heat Protection Styling Spray

This is a change from the last two products in that the Nexxus (etc.) is water based! Let’s take a look at the ingredient list. (Be warned, it’s huge!) Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Amodimethicone, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG 12 Dimethicone, PVP, Fragrance (Parfum), Polysorbate 20, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Trideceth 12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Benzophenone 4, Triethanolamine,...

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Heat protecting hair care products – Analysing BioSilk Silk Therapy

Let’s take a look at another heat protecting hair care product. Bio Silk’s Silk Therapy contains…Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, SD Alcohol 40-B, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol,Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance). Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Gamma Methyl Ionone, Citronellol, Lilial, Hydroxy Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol We know about cyclomethicone and dimethicone....

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Quick note!

I’ll be back with more oil related stuff on January 2nd. I’m experimenting with recipes for various oils, HLB related stuff, and my giant box of new ingredients, so look for those posts next week! And if you have any suggestions, let me know!...

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Heat protecting hair care products – Analysing John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum

As per the suggestion from Kemi and Hoshishi in the conditioner tutorial thingie post…Heat protecting hair sprays and sera are an interesting group of products – there doesn’t seem to be a basic formula to follow like you would for a shampoo or conditioner. Some offer heat protection alone, while others offer styling or conditioning...

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Merry Christmas!

I wish you a very merry Christmas Day filled with pies, chocolate, laughter, presents, and much merriment! As you can see, my beautiful furbaby Blondie enjoys her presents as much as we do!...

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Carrot tissue oil

Carrot tissue oil – INCI Helianthus annus (and) beta-carotene – should not be confused with carrot seed oil, an essential oil. The carrot tissue oil is beta carotene infused into sunflower oil, so we get all the goodness of carrot tissue oil with the awesome power of sunflower oil! Pure carrot tissue oil contains about...

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