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How NOT to choose products

After a rather lengthy diatribe on HOW to choose which cleanser is right for you, here is some food for thought on how NOT to decide which products are right for you......

Other than the " I like it because it smells good" the only statement that makes me feel even more like this:






is..."I saw an ad for it on Naturallycurly.com". No, a thousand times no. While the message boards and reviews are a great way to gain information from people with nothing to gain, think twice before you base your decision solely on a PAID advertisement on naturallycurly. Yes, they are curl friendly and a great source for legitimate information, but they are trying to pay the bills - and the last time I checked they hadn't yet applied for a 501(c)3 - so until they do, remember, message boards are one thing, companies who are PAYING to advertise are quite another. They currently have huge banner ads for Pantene running. Pantene? Really? Pantene SUCKS. Putting them all over nc.com near a Ouidad ad seems to give them some kind of legitimacy, which they definitely do not deserve.  Check out their ingredients- .look how similar the ingredient lists are and how different they are from Ouidad's ingredients.

Pantene Pro V for fine hair this products boasts that it will make flat hair voluminous.
Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Xylene Sulfonate, Fragrance, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Benzoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

Pantene for Curly Hair
Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Cocamide Mea, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Fragrance, Dimethicone, Sodium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-76, Tetrasodium EDTA, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone




Ouidad's Clear and Gentle Shampoo
(contains a sulfate, but I approve of this one for most people that need it/prefer a sulfate cleanser)
Water, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 20, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Arachidonic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Cocamide DEA, Cetrimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride

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