Judge a Product by Its Ingredients, Not It's Name. Week of January 7

tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
For those of you who are new: I will list the ingredients of two products along with some questions.  Your job is to answer those questions based on just the ingredients.    Please share any other observations you might have or some of your reasoning.  It helps us all learn to read ingredients better 

Deep Condition Week!  A lot of people are looking to up their DC this time of year so thought this would be a good topic to repeat.   Below is a drug store and high end brand.  Can you tell the difference?  

Product A
Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Brassicyl Isoleucinate Esylate, Brassica Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Isopropyl Myristate, Panthenol (ProVitamin B5), Biotin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed) Oil*, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) Oil, Abies Sibirica (Fir Needle) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Oil, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Isododecane, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol. 

Product B
Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cetyl Ester, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein, Hydrolyzed, Rice Protein, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Linumusitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Parfum (Natural).

2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel

Comments

  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    edited January 2019
    I'm guessing product A is high-end because of the several essential oils (see about halfway through the ingredients list). Essential oils can be quite expensive.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    They both have protein, but A has many different kinds of protein - keratin, collagen, silk.  B has rice and quinoa.  My hair needs ALL the protein in winter, so I'd like to try product A.

    Aside from that - I can't tell which is high end and which is drugstore.  But the rice and quinoa in B remind me of Briogeo Repair Me, so I'll say B is high end and A is drugstore.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    edited January 2019
    B is drugstore due to the Behentrimonium Chloride which is a cheap but effective ingredient. A is highend due to the exotic extracts. I don't know the brands though. I think A is Deva curl and B is something found at a Sallys like Eden body works. Going out on a limb for both but the ingredients seem familiar.
  • cnic216cnic216 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 157 Curl Connoisseur
    I would love to try both of these! Both seems like they'd be very moisturizing and I love that both have protein. I think A is high end just due to the different types of proteins and extracts. B also has some great proteins and extracts but I think they're less expensive than the ones in A, making me think it's the drugstore brand. 
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    Happy Friday!  

    Good eye guys!  

    Product A is the high end.  Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask ($36)


    Product B is the drug store brand. PACIFICA Pineapple Hydrate Curl Nourishing Mask ($16)

    I use to like Pacifica lotion and sprays when I was in high school.  If it didn't have protein I might try it out for the smell haha
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Oh funny, I guessed Briogeo on the wrong one!  I LOOOVE that treatment.  It's one of the few deep conditioners that actually makes my hair feel better afterwards.  Once I finish up my Deep Sea Conditioner I'm going to get this one again.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    @Guide 65  Because you wanted to try it based on just the ingredients before realizing you already loved it means that it's obviously meant to be! 
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel

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