Salon Series: First Impression Review – Living proof curl

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Today’s Hair: Twist/Bantu Knot Out on an old wash and go using sea salt spray. Review on the product here –

This video includes my thoughts on the new Living proof curl line after trying the products for the first time. First off, I just want to say that these products have SO MANY ingredients!!! My eyes are bleeding from looking them up. But anywho. All of the products have a slightly perfumey scent, which I actually like, but don’t feel all lovey dovey over. Here’s the breakdown of them all.

Curl Conditioning Wash:
Ingredients: Water/Eau/Aqua, Cetyl Alcohol, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Isoamyl Laurate, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-55, Xylitol, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride**, Quaternium-87, Decyl Glucoside**, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lactitol, Cystoseria Compressa Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein**, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Propanediol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate. **indicates cleansing ingredients. There are also scent enhancers towards the end of the list that EWG labels as irritants. Meh.
Pros: Didn’t tangle my hair
Cons: Not a lot of slip or moisture/hair didn’t feel cleansed/thin consistency (ie I’d need to use a lot to saturate my hair)/ingredients
Overall: 2 out of 5 curls. Honestly, this pretty much reminded me of a $26 version of VO5

Curl Detangling Rinse:
Ingredients: Water, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethylenedimonium Ethosulfate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Isopentyldiol, PPG-5 Ceteth-20, Sodium PCA, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cystoseira Compressa Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Glycolic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional
Pros: Good slip, nice for detangling
Cons: Not very moisturizing, I still needed a conditioner after
Overall: 3 out of 5 curls. It did what it said it would do, but I can detangle with a regular conditioner and not have to use another product after. Prolonged my wash/condition session.

Curl Defining Styling Cream:
Ingredients: Water, Polyurethane-35, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (PolyfluoroEster), Cetearyl Alcohol, VP/VA Copolymer, Polyacrylate-13, Polyamide-8, Glycerin, Dilinoleic Acid/Propanediol Copolymer, Phytosteryl Sunflowerseedate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cystoseira Compressa Extract, PEG-8 Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance/Parfum, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PFM/MA Copolymer, Glycolic Acid, Triisopropanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Calcium Gluconate, Gluconolactone, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl
Pros: Didn’t weigh my hair down/no flakes/some frizz control
Cons: Alone it’s not very moisturizing/Lack of slip/Lack of clumping/Lack of hold/ingredients
Overall: 2 out of 5 curls. Didn’t do anything special that a conditioner-alone WNG couldn’t do.

Summary: All of these products have so many ingredients and a lot of them are considered irritants. Now, I am not an advocate for totally natural products, but the performance did not justify the use of science. Definitely would not use this line again, but glad to give it a try because I didn’t damage or tangle my hair. You win some, you lose some. On to the next!! 🙂

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