Wednesday, 18 May 2016

L'ANZA Keratin Bond Leave-In Conditioners

These were from Lyko.com and I found myself curious about the difference between them. 
According to my experience so far, a "protector" are for "heat protecting" (*cogh* bullshit *cough*) and is usually cones, cones and another bunch of cones to hide heat damage and make hair appear glossy and healthy.



At first glance, these looks incredibly similar.

The leave in conditioner has a nice, firm consistency. Firm and creamy, just the way I like it. 
Scent? Seriously, barely any.
Then I tried the protector and it was the exact same: Good consistency, the right amount of hold, added a bit of shine but nothing noticeable and a barely-there scent.
Both were exactly what I want in a leave in conditioner. Maybe, if I'm picky, both adds just a bit too much slip which makes handling difficult.
The only difference between them was that the protector had a vaguely yellow tone and the conditioner was white.



Conditioner (Blue one)

Water/EAU (Aqua), Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Keratin Amino Acids, Dimethicone PEG-8 Meadowfoamate, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Root Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Betalis Alba (Birch Bark) Extract, Panthenol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Citric Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylpropanediol, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Red 40 (CI16035), Yellow 5 (CI19140).

COSDNA analysis


Interesting ingredients

  • Keratin Amino Acids
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Panthenol
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (UV protector)

Protector (Green one)
Water (Aqua/Eau), Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alchol, Keratin Amino Acids, Ascrobic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Dimethicone PEG-8 Meadowfoamate, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Benzophenone-4, Sodium Benzotriazolylbutylphenol Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Tris(Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, D-Limonene.

COSDNA analysis



Interesting ingredients
  • Keratin Amino Acids
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Panthenol
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (UV protector)
  • Benzophenone-4 (UV protector)

That didn't really make me any smarter about the ingredients and differences between them...

Both contain a bunch of plant extracts and some vitamin of questionable value to hair.
Both have Cetyl Alchol far up on the ingredient list which has remarks as a potential acne trigger and irritant.
Both have another potential acne trigger and irritant on the list too: The protector has Tocopherol and the conditioner has Cetearyl Alcohol.



My only complaint about these?
The fact that I have to push them in to fit in my haircare stash shelf.

Verdict: I like them both and cannot tell the difference.
I will buy these again.

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