help in identifying a product

I got Biolage "Defining Elixir" from my friend who has perfect curls. Is it CG? Ingredients:
  1. aqua/water
  2. hydroxypropyl guar
  3. vp/va copolymer
  4. polyquaternium-4
  5. methylparaben
  6. peg-68 hydrogenated castor oil
  7. dmdm hydantoin
  8. parfum/fragrance
  9. propylene glycol
  10. citric acid
  11. peg-12 dimethicone
  12. hexyl cinnamal
  13. coumarin
  14. linalool
  15. butylphenyl methylpropional
  16. hydroxycitronellal
  17. amyl cinnamal
  18. geraniol
  19. rosa canina/rosa canina extract
  20. passiflora incarnata
  21. alpha-is8methyl ionone
  22. isoeugenol humulus lupulus


  • MimsTXMimsTX Registered Users Posts: 3,482 Curl Neophyte
    it looks ok to me, as far as I can tell. The "peg" in front of the castor oil and dimethicone makes them water soluble, though some curlies have still experienced some drying/build up as a result of them despite the "peg" modification.

    Personally, I haven't had an issue with them :) Give it a try and see how your hair does.
    CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
    CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
    Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
    HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
  • xxmisschrisxxxxmisschrisxx Registered Users Posts: 223
    sounds good - just wanted to add that i dont have a problem either with the peg cones!

    good luck!
    3a since going CG!
    CG on 10/12/08. free of cones, sulfates, and shampoo! added shampoo bars 1/80/09.
    shampoo bars (wind blossom)
    condish - burts bees super shiny
    styling - confused and running out of products. TRYING LOOB!
    trying: tweek...barely.
    WAITING to try: Melting Gel...resisting the urge to become a PJ...kind of...
    Dislikes: molasses and CK :( so unfortunately...
  • ashatara78ashatara78 Registered Users Posts: 25
    Thank you. I was worried as I spent a lot of money for a small bottle! Also, I do shampoo once a while to keep the flakes in the scalp away and after a hot-oil treatment. So, a little bit of buildup won't hurt. Thanks a lot!

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