Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mizani True Textures Curl Soft Leave-In Cream

One more review and then I'm done for tonight. This is my third Mizani product. I noticed an add for the Mizani natural curls line awhile ago but never thought to buy them until I walked past them in the store and figured why not give the leave-in a try. It is a little pricy. I paid around fifteen dollars for a five ounce tube. 

Mizani claims:
This weightless leave-in conditioner envelops curls to deliver flawless, frizz-free definition. Create curls with moisture, protection and softness.
Curl Care Complex Technology

Jojoba & Apricot Oils, Vitamin E & Ceramides
• Helps reinforce curls
• Moisturizes
• Smoothes the cuticle 

Formulated with the True Texture Curl Care Complex for daily conditioning, with added Vitamin B Pak to help nourish all natural curl types.
  • Anti-Breakage Ceramides: Scientifically proven to enhance the integrity of curly hair, patented, anti-breakage Ceramide technology helps mend and restore the protective layer of curly hair. To help prevent breakage and improve resilience.
  • Jojoba Oil & Vitamin E: The blend of natural conditioners moisturizes and softens hair.
  • Apricot Oil & Fruit Sugars: For further protection to seal the cuticle and enhance smoothness, definition and shine.
  • Panthenol & Vitamin B Complex: For deep moisturization and conditioning, plus enhanced elasticity and strength.

Okey Doke. So now the review. I realize this is not a styling product but it does claim to give definition and we'll start there. The first day I used it...there was a little definition. Everyday after that it gave less and less definition. That would have been fine...if it added moisture. It really just...doesn't. My hair is not dry. But with all the oils it claims to have I thought it would feel a little nicer. It may do more for a looser curl pattern though. For me...nada.

It's a regular light feeling cream leave-in like any other leave in you could find. It smells kinda like a warm amber scent but you can barely detect the scent and can't smell it at all once it's in your hair. The other Mizani product I used smelled a lot nicer and lasted all day so I was kinda disappointed in that aspect. 

As for ingredients, I like that Shea Butter and Glycerin are high up in the ingredients list...but it has some pretty questionable things in it as was well. 

qua/water, glycerin, butyrospermum parkii butter/shea butter, cetearyl alcohol, glycine soja oil/soybean oil, polysorbate 20, bis-diglyceryl phenoxyethanol, behentrimonium methosulfate, amodimethicone, simmondsia chinensis oil/jojoba seed oil, prunus armeniaca kernel oil/apricot kernel oil, parfum/fragrance, sorbitol, polyquaternium-37, sorbic acid, vp/dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate copolymer, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, bht, tocopheryl acetate, inulin, hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed wheat protein, niacinamide, panthenol, trideceth-6, ppg-1 trideceth-6, cetrimonium chloride, methylisothiazolinone, coumarin, 2-oleamido-1, 3-octadecanediol   

For me, this is a very average product. It wasn't terrible but it didn't do anything to really justify the fifteen dollar price tag. 

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