Extra nourishment coconut hair cream

thick_n_wavythick_n_wavy Posts: 250Registered Users
Hi, if you have any insights, please let me know. I bought this product which is a leave in...it's by a brand called Parachute - they don't have it in the States. Anyway, I bought this thinking my hair would love it, but it's absolutely horrendous. Like really, really bad--sticky, gluey-feeling, like having paste coat every strand...it's an utter mess.
So the question is why, what's in this stuff that's making it so bad? The cones, perhaps? Please don't say it's the coconut! Please help! I have listed the ingredients exactly as they appear on the tube.

Ingredients: aqua, mineral oil, coconut oil and protein, glycerine, PEG-400, cyclomethicone, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl mono stearate, caprylic capric triglyceride, amodimethicone, ceteth 20,glycine, perfume, carbomer, triethanol amine, henoxyethanol, methyl paraben, hydroxypropyl guar, panthenol, propyl paraben, disodium EDTA, L-lysine monohydrochloride

Thanks greatly. :)
2c-3a. Thick density. Texture = mixture of medium and fine.

Always trying to boost my curl!


Go-to products: Pink Boots, CJSG, LALSG, Abba Pure Finish gel
Experimenting with: CJAF, CJ CCCC, JCRR/CC, BRHG, PB Goo, Re:Coil, Komaza CHP, EcoStyler Protein
Didn't like: HESMU, Matrix Biolage Gelee (both too goopy)

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Last updated: Dec. 3, 2009

Comments

  • elitaelita Posts: 402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think it's probably the mineral oil. Here's a recent thread on it: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?p=935301

    The PEG-400 cyclomethicone and amodimethicone are possible also. I remember reading recently that a-cone is water soluble but only with certain ingredients. Even still, some people get build-up with them.
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  • thick_n_wavythick_n_wavy Posts: 250Registered Users
    Ok, thanks! I never would have thought! In a different thread I read it (mineral oil) is pretty much just petroleum jelly. Thank youuuu!
    2c-3a. Thick density. Texture = mixture of medium and fine.

    Always trying to boost my curl!


    Go-to products: Pink Boots, CJSG, LALSG, Abba Pure Finish gel
    Experimenting with: CJAF, CJ CCCC, JCRR/CC, BRHG, PB Goo, Re:Coil, Komaza CHP, EcoStyler Protein
    Didn't like: HESMU, Matrix Biolage Gelee (both too goopy)

    http://public.fotki.com/thicknwavy/
    Last updated: Dec. 3, 2009
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would think it is the cones too. Especially since they are on the top of the ingredient list. I've heard bad things about mineral oil too.
  • pilateschickpilateschick Posts: 222Registered Users
    It is probably the mineral oil/cone combo of hair crappyness. I definitely would not place blame on coconut. Since going CG my hair decided it LOVES coconut. My favorite is Komaza's Coconut Soft Hold Hair Pudding. It is a gel like product that is just amazing. It was formulated to loosen tighter curls but on looser curls it has the opposite effectt. Kathymac mentioned this in another thread. (I could not find that tread however here is a similar thread)

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=73893

    http://www.komazacare.com/


    I have also used vitake indian hair oil as a deep treatment. It has coconut oil a base. It is available at ethnic grocery stores. I use very little and use a shampoo bar to wash the next morning.
    Sorry if I went overboard, I have a coconut :love4:
    modified CG, since January 09
    As I am Coconut Cowash, low poo. Clarify once a month
    RO: Elucence moisture Bal.
    DT: CJ Rehab
    LI: Marie Dean Red Clover honey (in low dews only)
    Jelly/Gelly products: As I am curl enhancing jelly-near HG status
    KCCC- Classic but fickle

    HGs: Aloe Fix alone or over Boots Curl Cream

    PJ cabinet full of failed combos

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