Thursday, April 22, 2010
Product Review: Broaer b2 Intensive Conditioner
According to the company, the product is an “Intense Conditioning formula that soothes and restores hair’s texture. This conditioner formula provides an intensive treatment for dry and damaged hair. It [repairs] the damage and restores the hair’s strength and flexibility. It hydrates intensively on your hair, restoring shine and flexibility. Leaving your hair smooth and shiny, without any residue. Ideal for color treated hair."
First off, no product repairs damage. Hair cannot be repaired as it is not regenerative like skin. Once damaged, it’s damaged. Period. But the conditioner probably helps to smooth the cuticle by possibly filling in damaged spots, making the hair easier to "manage". This is also a protein and silicone-free product.
Ingredients: Aqua(water), cetearyl alcohol*, ceteareth-20, dipalmitoyethyl hydroxymethylmonium methosulfate*, dicetyldimonium chloride*, parfum (fragrance), centrimonium chloride*, propylene glycol*, hydroxyethycellulose*, polyquaternium-6*, methylchloroisothiazoline, methylisothiazoline, alpha-isomethy lonone, benzyl salicylate, citronellol, hexy cinnamal, hydroxyisohexyl-3-cyclohexene, carboxaldehyde, limonene, linalool.
Cetearyl alcohol- Vegetable source fatty alcohol derived from natural oils and fats (cetyl and stearyl alcohol) used to thicken and stabilize formulations. Cetearyl Alcohol imparts an emollient feel to the skin and hair.
Dipalmitoyethyl hydroxymethylmonium methosulfate -Conditioning agent derived from palm oil and coconut oil.
Dicetyldimonium chloride- Conditioning ingredient used to provide smoothness and provide slip for easier detangling.
Centrimonium chloride- Conditioning agent that provides improved detangling, like with the Dicetyldimonium chloride.
Propylene glycol- A humectant and emulsifier for hair and skin care products.
Hydroxyethycellulose- A non-ionic, water soluble polymer used as a thickening agent for aqueous cosmetic and personal care formulations.
Polyquaternium-6- A cationic polymer that performs well in hair and skin applications, and imparts good moisturizing and conditioning effects.
And most of the weirdly-spelled words near the end are fragrance components, even though it also contains “parfum”.
My Review: I think I've found a new favorite conditioner. That is, until I can’t find it cheap anymore, or they change the formula.
It's REALLY creamy, and not in a super-thick kind of way. Just creamy. Not much was needed and it has good slip. I left it in for an hour or two, and unlike some [rinse out] conditioners that feel thin after leaving it on, my hair still felt "coated" and not in a bad way. My hair felt soft and like the conditioner penetrated my strands. After rinsing, I was still left with soft hair.
It also left a very pleasant scent on my hair. At first, it seemed strong when I applied it in the shower, but it's not heavy once rinsed out. I noticed that my shower cap still smells like it. I was sniffing around trying to figure out what smelled so nice, and it was THAT. LOL! Also, 5 days after using it, my hair still felt moisturized/conditioned and still smelled lovely. :)
A great buy at $7.99 for 35.83 oz.