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4.0
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76%
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4.0
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Overall rating
76%
would repurchase

Latest AG Hair Reviews

Fast Food Leave On Conditioner

This review is a little bit extra sciencey, I'm a chemistry student and an amateur at home kitchen chemist, so I apologize for the wordiness, but I hope this can help someone. I'm writing it because I can help you understand whether or not this will work for you, even if you don't have my hair type. I highly reccomend to everyone to learn about the pH scale and what happens to our hair at different pH levels. I also reccomend you figure out your level of porosity because that's the ideal way to determine how your hair will behave in any type of weather with any type of product. Pros: -One of my favorite leave in products because it's amazing at detangling. I have thick, coarse, low-porosity curly hair (3A ish) that's down to my butt. I don't color or heat style, and I incur very minimal mechanical damage, which is part of why my hair is low-porosity. Part of how I ensure I don't get mechanical damage is by using a very effective detangler each time I comb and this one is very superior. With a bad detangling product I can spend up to and hour combing my hair, with this, 10-15min. -The behentrimonium methosulfate (not a sulfate in a drying way, don't be afraid) and amodimethicone (only silicone which is water soluble, so it's CG friendly) make it really good at detangling and at smoothing rough areas/higher porosity damage points such as at the ends, making the hair much more manageable. Both of these ingredients are quaternary cationic conditioners, meaning they temporarily "repair" hair (nothing can really, but some things create a temporary effect). That's part of why they're in almost every conditioner on the market, but what makes this unique is that it has both in really high concentrations, so it works better than most. -cetyl and cetearyl alcohol are present in high concentrations. These are not drying alcohols, they're literally the opposite, they're very moisturizing -very low concentration of proteins, minimizes build-up for those of us who are low-po, but may not be great for very high porosity/damaged hair because the damaged cuticle layer allows damage of the hair shaft's inner proteins and adding some protein to hair like this can help prevent breakage -small concentration of humectants. This is great for me in a low humidity environment like where I live because I lose less moisture in the drying process. *This would be bad for people with high porosity hair in high humidity environments, I would use something with a higher amount of glycerin or hydroxypropyltrimonium honey if that were me, or if you have high porosity hair and want to use it for it's superior detangling properties, make sure you seal with something occlusive while your hair is ~70% wet. But I'm lucky in that I have low porosity hair, so this works even better for my hair in high humidity than in low humidity, I get defined, bouncy curls which stay looking like a haircare commercial (that bouncy shiny thing) all day long. -Similar products: Kinky Curly Knot today has a lot of Behentrimonium Methosulfate also and Mixed Chicks Leave in Conditioner has Amodimethicone in high concentrations, this has both, so it works far better -great Canadian brand, not owned by a parent company therefore not contributing to unethical business practices (that we know of). They also regularly state the pH range of their products, which those of us who understand how important this is, will really appreciate. For this one the range is between 4.2-5.8 which is slightly acidic (close to ideal, but curly hair is most manageable between 3.5-4, so most of us need a little more help than this). Cons: - Price per use, for those of us with a lot of hair it can get pricey to use regularly. For example, it takes me only 8 washes to use up the small 6oz size which costs $24.00 CDN. For me that's $3.00 per application. Be aware if you're on a tight budget and you have a lot of hair. Those with fine or short hair are luckier as always. - Little concentration of oils (there are some, but they're less than 1%) and there's no high concentration of anything else occlusive. This is great for those with fine hair who don't want it weighed down, but mine is thick and frizzy, so I always have to combine it with my homemade oil mix to make this a "complete" conditioner for my hair type.

Fast Food Leave On Conditioner
4.0
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a month ago

This review is a little bit extra sciencey, I'm a chemistry student and an amateur at home kitchen chemist, so I apologize for the wordiness, but I hope this can help someone. I'm writing it because I can help you understand whether or not this will work for you, even if you don't have my hair type. I highly reccomend to everyone to learn about the pH scale and what happens to our hair at different pH levels. I also reccomend you figure out your level of porosity because that's the ideal way to determine how your hair will behave in any type of weather with any type of product. Pros: -One of my favorite leave in products because it's amazing at detangling. I have thick, coarse, low-porosity curly hair (3A ish) that's down to my butt. I don't color or heat style, and I incur very minimal mechanical damage, which is part of why my hair is low-porosity. Part of how I ensure I don't get mechanical damage is by using a very effective detangler each time I comb and this one is very superior. With a bad detangling product I can spend up to and hour combing my hair, with this, 10-15min. -The behentrimonium methosulfate (not a sulfate in a drying way, don't be afraid) and amodimethicone (only silicone which is water soluble, so it's CG friendly) make it really good at detangling and at smoothing rough areas/higher porosity damage points such as at the ends, making the hair much more manageable. Both of these ingredients are quaternary cationic conditioners, meaning they temporarily "repair" hair (nothing can really, but some things create a temporary effect). That's part of why they're in almost every conditioner on the market, but what makes this unique is that it has both in really high concentrations, so it works better than most. -cetyl and cetearyl alcohol are present in high concentrations. These are not drying alcohols, they're literally the opposite, they're very moisturizing -very low concentration of proteins, minimizes build-up for those of us who are low-po, but may not be great for very high porosity/damaged hair because the damaged cuticle layer allows damage of the hair shaft's inner proteins and adding some protein to hair like this can help prevent breakage -small concentration of humectants. This is great for me in a low humidity environment like where I live because I lose less moisture in the drying process. *This would be bad for people with high porosity hair in high humidity environments, I would use something with a higher amount of glycerin or hydroxypropyltrimonium honey if that were me, or if you have high porosity hair and want to use it for it's superior detangling properties, make sure you seal with something occlusive while your hair is ~70% wet. But I'm lucky in that I have low porosity hair, so this works even better for my hair in high humidity than in low humidity, I get defined, bouncy curls which stay looking like a haircare commercial (that bouncy shiny thing) all day long. -Similar products: Kinky Curly Knot today has a lot of Behentrimonium Methosulfate also and Mixed Chicks Leave in Conditioner has Amodimethicone in high concentrations, this has both, so it works far better -great Canadian brand, not owned by a parent company therefore not contributing to unethical business practices (that we know of). They also regularly state the pH range of their products, which those of us who understand how important this is, will really appreciate. For this one the range is between 4.2-5.8 which is slightly acidic (close to ideal, but curly hair is most manageable between 3.5-4, so most of us need a little more help than this). Cons: - Price per use, for those of us with a lot of hair it can get pricey to use regularly. For example, it takes me only 8 washes to use up the small 6oz size which costs $24.00 CDN. For me that's $3.00 per application. Be aware if you're on a tight budget and you have a lot of hair. Those with fine or short hair are luckier as always. - Little concentration of oils (there are some, but they're less than 1%) and there's no high concentration of anything else occlusive. This is great for those with fine hair who don't want it weighed down, but mine is thick and frizzy, so I always have to combine it with my homemade oil mix to make this a "complete" conditioner for my hair type.


Plastique Extreme Volumizer
5.0
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4 months ago

I have a ton of fine flat hair. I’ve tried everything! Big sexy, Mitchell, Redken, Bed head. Nothing nothing worked. I now use this and a touch of AG ultra dynamic hairspray. Nothing can deflate me!! My hair is full shiny and does not lose its poof!!! Where were you in the 80s !!!! If you have flat hair... get this. I use very little. One pump rubbed in my hands and run through my hair. I think it might be magic!!!!

Plastique Extreme Volumizer
5.0
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4 months ago

I have a ton of fine flat hair. I’ve tried everything! Big sexy, Mitchell, Redken, Bed head. Nothing nothing worked. I now use this and a touch of AG ultra dynamic hairspray. Nothing can deflate me!! My hair is full shiny and does not lose its poof!!! Where were you in the 80s !!!! If you have flat hair... get this. I use very little. One pump rubbed in my hands and run through my hair. I think it might be magic!!!!