Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Product Review: Pura Body Naturals Chocolate Hair Smoothie

Price:  $14 for a 8 oz. jar

Ingredients:  Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cupuacu Butter, Castor Seed Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, Ricinoleamido Propyltrimonium Methosulfate, Imidazolium Quat (Quaternium-87 ), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Lecithin, Vegetable Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Silk, Cocoa Powder, D-panthenol Phenoxyethanol, and Capryl Glycol

Promise:  From the back of the jar -- "Cupuacu and chocolate to nourish and condition dry brittle hair." ;  From the website -- "Chocolate goodness for your hair.  Great boost of vitamins and minerals for soft, nourished hair."

Consistency:  Like thin pudding or thin cake batter

Scent:  Delicious brownie batter.  I have this urge to eat it every time I put it on my hair.  (I don't, of course.)

Results:   I tried it both as an overnight deep conditioner and as a deep conditioner under a heat cap.  My hair liked it both ways.  It leaves my hair feeling strong without a protein overload.  It does not give my hair with a lot of slip, but I do not really expect that from my deep conditioners.  My hair did feel somewhat moisturized, but I noticed the strength more than the moisture.  Also, a little goes a long way.  I've used it 3 times already and I can probably get 1 more use out of the jar.  The only thing that made me a little cautious was that I didn't recognize the ingredient Imidazolium Quat.  I did a little digging and, at first, I couldn't find any information.  Then, I learned from an MSDS sheet that another name for Imidazolium Quat is Quaternium-87, which is a mild conditioner with no build-up effect, so I am ok with it. 

Love it, Like it or Dump it:  Like it.
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1 comment :

  1. This one didn't wow me either. It was pretty...Aight:/. Their Hair milk and butter.....YUMMMMM!


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