Monday, April 2, 2012
Keracolor Natural Leave In Treatment
I received a Keracolor Natural Leave in Treatment sample pack in my March My Glam Bag and before I cut the package open I was pretty excited to try it out. Note I said before I cut it open but we'll get to that in a minute.
From their website:
Leave In Treatment
"Keracolor is a daily leave-in treatment which deposits color on the hair shaft that lasts until you shampoo again giving it added depth and luminosity. Keracolor not only gives you the freshly colored look every time, it infuses keratin to the hair shaft adding strength and elasticity to your hair. Keracolor is enriched with a C.E.T. Complex to enhance, protect, strengthen & hydrate all hair types. It adds instant shine & moisture, fighting environmental stress & free radicals, while providing thermal protection. This leave-in treatment doesn’t just make your hair look healthy, it is healthy. You will look and feel like you just visited the salon every time you use Keracolor."
So pretty much this product will help enhance your hair and keep your color longer. If you do not have your hair dyed the natural will work just the same without depositing any color onto your hair. This product is clear in color and feels sort of gel like.
This product is to be used in a 50/50 ratio so if you have a sample packet like me you are to fold the packet in half and cut the edges of each packet and then squeeze equal parts into your hands. Upon cutting this open and putting some in my hand I was immediately taken back by the chemical smell this product gives off. It's smells like fresh hair dye and its very very strong because of this I was really hesitant to put it into my hair but I did anyway. The first time I applied this I think I used too much (I used about a nickel sized amount) because it made my hair look greasy and weighed it down and the horrendous smell stayed all day. I ended up re washing my hair later that day because I just couldn't take the smell anymore.
A few days later I decided to try it again and put a even smaller amount (dime sized this time) in my hair. It was less greasy this time around but the smell was still just as bad as it was the first time around. So again at the end of the day I re washed my hair. I didn't find that this made my hair extra soft or anything it just really ended up making it look weighed down and greasy. I have naturally curly hair and it takes a lot to weigh it down so I was surprised by these results.
I personally would not recommend this product based on my experience and because it smells really bad. I think that the concept of this is excellent but the formula may need some tweaking to help tone down the overpowering chemical smell and to make it less heavy on hair overall. It also has a long list of chemicals so if your trying to be more green or have any allergies to certain chemicals taking a look at the full list of ingredients is a must.
Sample packets retail for $9.99 and they are available in Natural, Brown, Red, and Violet from the Keracolor Website. I do also have a sample of the Brown I was one of the first 500 people to like them on Facebook so they were nice enough to send me one but unfortunately I don't think I'll be using it anytime soon.
Have you tried Keracolor?
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gycereth-26, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, hydroxyethlcellulose, sodium PCA, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Vitus Vinefera (Grape) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil Nut) oil, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Tridecth-12, Cetrimoium Chloride, Stearaklonium Chlrodie, Polyquaternium-55, Testrasodium EDTA, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Fragrance/Parfum, Benzyl Salicytate, Coumarin, Lilial, Linaloo, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantion
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