Judge a Product by Its Ingredients, Not Its Name. Week of January 28

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 

This week we have two products.  One is a conditioner and one is a curl cream.  They are either both drug store or both high end. Can you tell what?

Product A
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Polyquatemium-11, PVP, Polyquatemium-10, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (JojOba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissma (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sodium Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol

Product B
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract, Quaternium-80, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Ethylhexanoate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

1. Which one do you think is the conditioner and which is the curl cream?
2. Are they drug store or high end?
3. Despite what product you think they are, what looks more moisturizing? 


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

  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    Product A is the Styler. Product B is the conditioner. Both are drugstore.
    i do say B is more moisturizing, but glycerin is moisturizing too if your hair likes it.
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Product A has PVP which is used for hold, so I'll say A is the curl cream and B is conditioner.  A has isopropyl alcohol, so it's not CG.

    A has a ton of different oils, but oils are not necessarily moisturizing.  So I'll say B is more moisturizing.  And I think B is the NYMN pink conditioner, so they'll be drugstore products.
    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
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    I'm guessing product A is the curl cream because of the PVP and polyquat 11, both of which are used for hold.

    I'm guessing both are drugstore, mainly because of fragrance being high up on the ingredients list in product A, and product B's ingredients list being very short.

    I'd assume that product B is more moisturizing, but as @BrittanyM points out, glycerin can be moisturizing on the right hair and in the right climate, so YMMV on these, I'm guessing.
    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
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    I promise I am going to do some serious research and find two products to easily trick you guys!

    They are both drugstore brand.
    Product A was the styler Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Curl Activator Creme
    Product B was the conditioner NOT YOUR MOTHER'S
    Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Curl Defining Conditioner
    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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