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ApHogee Pro Vitamin Leave-In Conditioner

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Ingredients
Water, Polyquaternium-11, Amodimethicone, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Hair Keratin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Sodium collagen Amino Acids, Cocoyl Sarcosine, Wheat Germ Fatty Acids, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Arachidonic Acid, Sorbitol, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, tocopherol, Sulfur, Tallowtrimonium Chloride, Citrci Acid, Polysorbate-80, Nonoxynol-10, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dimethicone, Copoylol, Acetamide MEA, PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Fragrance, Quaternium-15, Methylparaben.

Directions
Wash hair with Aphogee Shampoo and towel dry. Apply ¼ to ¾ ounce of Pro-Vitamin leave-in Conditioner onto hair depending on length and thickness. Comb thoroughly. Hair should be evenly damp, but not over wet. Blow dry on low heat setting or air dry naturally. Style as usual.

This leave-in may be used daily, before styling, or setting. According to the label, ApHogee’s Pro Vitamin Leave-In Conditioner fortifies limp, lifeless hair, increases fullness and provides superior body, strengthens hair with Panthenol Pro-Vitamin B5, allows all hair types to support styles better, is pH balanced to seal the cuticle, detangles, enhances color and highlights, springs permed hair to life, and is essential for use with heat styling tools.

This conditioner has a fragrance reminiscent of coconuts, just like ApHogee’s 2 Minute Reconstructor. So, if you are not a fan of tropical scents, beware! In addition, this leave-in is quite watery. I know this is a water-based leave-in, but it is not what I expected at all. Even after “a good shaking,” it was still very runny.

Moreover, the fact that this water-based leave-in comes with a pour spout instead of a spray nozzle is just odd and downright silly! It makes application messier than necessary. I also felt like I wasted product because it was hard to control how much I poured out of the bottle. And, once I did manage to pour a reasonable amount out, it was still difficult to apply it to my hair. I kept staring at my cupped hand, trying to figure out how not to spill the product all over my bathroom floor! I ended up purchasing an empty spray bottle to pour the product into to make it easier to use and for product conservation (e.g., to avoid applying too much of the product in one sitting).

Thankfully, this leave-in isn’t sticky and never created any build-up, even when used daily. However, this product, for me, was just OK. I wan’t really impressed. I didn’t feel like this conditioner detangled my hair one bit. In fact, I did a comparison test, using this leave-in every day for a week while styling my hair (prior to bed) and then using plain, distilled water the next. Good ole H2O won every time! This was very disconcerting. Nonetheless, I don’t like to be wasteful, so I’ve laboriously emptied my bottle.

After using this product for several months, I have yet to see any improvement in the condition or overall health of my hair. Some consumers suggested adding water, natural oils (i.e., castor oil or olive oil), and essential oils (i.e., tea tree, rosemary, lavender, peppermint, etc) to this leave-in to make it more useful. But, honestly, instead of doing all of that, I would rather just make and use one of my own DIY leave-ins like my multi-use beauty spritz or my easy homemade leave-in conditioner. It’s less expensive and more effective! Needless to say, I WILL NOT BE REPURCHASING!!! 

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ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer

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Ingredients
Water, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis)Extract, Glycine Alanine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cetrimonium Chloride,PVP, Citric Acid, Fragrance, FD&C Red #40, D&C Green #5, FD&C Yellow#6.

Directions
After shampooing with ApHogee Shampoo, spray liberally onto towel dried hair. Comb hair gently with a wide-tooth comb. Style as usual. Body or styling heat locks-in treatment. Recommended after every chemical service.

 

Have damaged or overprocessed hair? Did you recently relax or color your hair? ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer combines the strengthening properties of heat-activated keratin protein with the antioxidant benefits of green tea to condition and restructure the hair shaft. It claims to reduce split ends, minimize breakage, add body to limp and lifeless hair, protect hair color, and is especially recommended for at-home care of relaxed or permed hair between shampoos or touch-up styling,

I used this product the first time I straightened my natural hair (after seven months of growth). I applied this restructurizer primarily as a heat protectant prior to blow-drying and flat-ironing my hair. After just one use, my tresses felt smooth, shiny, and silky between washes with plenty of volume and bounce. I love how this one-step, alcohol-free formula is pH optimized and has active ingredients that bond onto the hair shaft with natural body heat (or with heat from styling tools). Given my stellar results, I recently became curious how this product would work as a leave-in (e.g., without heat styling).

Here’s what I did … On my wash day, I followed my normal routine (i.e., shampooing, conditioning, and deep conditioning my hair). But, instead of applying a leave-in conditioner, I applied this restructurizer instead. Although I did not use any heat, it instantly seemed to both simultaneously strengthen and moisturize my hair. My strands are no longer dull or frizzy. And, my hair appears to have almost stopped shedding. Without exaggeration, I have virtually no hair fall … not in the shower, not on my comb, and not not on my bathroom floor. It seems to stop breakage in its tracks, all while giving salon results in the comfort of my home.

This keratin leave-in is very light and non-greasy. I’m not entirely sure what green tea should smell like, but this smells nothing like it! LOL. This product has a very stringent, medicinal smell that is quite unpleasant. It also has a tendency to become a little tacky to the touch. But, given how amazing my hair feels when I use it, these are “cons” I can easily ignore.

In addition, I’ve been told by some that this product helped them prevent reversion. While this product couldn’t produce anti-humidity results in my local, high-humidity climate, it might do so for you. I simply use this product as is on my fine, multi-textured hair. If you find that this product has too much protein in it for your hair, simply layer one of your favorite moisturizers over the top and seal in the moisture with an oil of your choice. I usually use this as a regular leave-in, add a little whipped shea butter, and then style my hair as usual. 

I really enjoy this restructurizer. It only takes a spray or two per quadrant of hair. Seriously. At this rate, this bottle might last a lifetime. Moreover, it not only protects my hair from heat but also makes it more manageable (e.g., easier to detangle and comb). As a result, it has made a huge difference in the maintenance of my hair and truly lives up to the hype, which is no small feat for a hair care item. My ends seem to say, “Thank you!” every time I use this, and I think that yours will, too.  In fact, I think this restructurizer has just earned staple status. It has quickly wormed its way into my “must-have” stash.

 

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