There seems to be standard SKUs that each drugstore hair brand carries, recently this has expanded beyond traditional shampoo & conditioner to dry shampoo, styling creme, air dry cream, hydrating mists, texturizing sprays, etc. When I cut bangs back in December I started researching the tools I’d need to survive this life-changing haircut. I learned that in order to keep the hairs in order blowing them dry after each shower and touching up with a mini straightener was the key. So then, I knew that I needed to find a heat protectant with all this damage I’ll be incurring. I had heard a lot of hype around one drugstore hair product in particular – the Garnier Fructis Moisture 10-in-1 Rescue Leave-in Spray and it’s only like $6 so I picked one up to try. The spray instantly became a routine staple in my hair routine. I tragically ran out of the bottle a few weeks ago and being a gal who likes to try one of every brand before finding my HG product I picked up the Not Your Mother’s All Eyes On Me 10-in-1 Hair Perfector. Each hair mist is lovely and effective depending on what you’re looking for it to accomplish. Let’s review.
Moisture Lock 10-in-1 Rescue Leave-In Spray
The product really does live up to its name, it’s extremely hydrating and kept my hair from feeling dry all winter long (which is longggg because Winter like just ended here in Chicagoland). My avid readers may remember that I reviewed this product back in January for my “New Year, Best Hair” post. I’ll link it –> here <– but the bottom line is that for the price this spray is a great addition to any hair routine for soft and hydrated tresses.
Best for dry hair
Ingredients: 1031435 F1 AQUA/WATER/EAU, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL, AMODIMETHICONE, PPG-5-CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, ACETAMIDE MEA, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, LACTAMIDE MEA, PYRUS MALUS FRUIT EXTRACT/APPLE FRUIT EXTRACT, DIMETHICONE, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, TRIDECETH-6, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, XYLOSE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, NIACINAMIDE, PYRIDOXINE HCl, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BENZOPHENONE-4, HEXYL CINNAMAL, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, CITRIC ACID, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DIMETHICONOL, LIMONENE, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT/SUGAR CANE EXTRACT/EXTRAIT DE CANNE A SUCRE, LINALOOL, TOCOPHEROL, PANTHENOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, GERANIOL, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM LEMON PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL, FARNESOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, CITRUS LIMON PEEL EXTRACT/LEMON PEEL EXTRACT, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CEREUS GRANDIFLORUS FLOWER EXTRACT/CACTUS FLOWER EXTRACT, GLUCOSE, SODIUM BENZOATE, LACTIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE. F.I.L.# D191192/1 US PATENTS: 2012071621; 8671956
All Eyes On Me 10-in-1 Hair Perfector
I’ve only been using this spray for a few weeks but I’m already in love. It smells like a Sephora during the summer time. The mist is super fine and sprays evenly over your hair. Personally, my hair’s never felt softer from using any sort of spray or cream as it has with this product. I use the spray after showering and post-air dry creme. It doesn’t completely eliminate frizz, but it definitely temporarily gives the appearance of smooth tresses and feels crazy soft to the touch. I think the biggest benefit (aside from the heat protectant which is ultimately what I need) is the fullness effect this product delivers. Personally, I believe this is due to the hydrolyzed keratin found in the IL.
Best for fine to medium hair
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Quaternium-18, Methyl Gluceth-20, Quaternium-80, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Silk Amino Acids, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Butylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid
So what does hydrolyzed mean?
You’ve probably seen ingredients listed as hydrolyzed on many hair products – hydrolyzed protein, hydrolyzed keratin, hydrolyzed collagen, hydrolyzed soy, etc. This is a very common reaction for larger compounds such as proteins to undergo. Keratin and collagen are both highly abundant proteins in the human body – hair is ~90% keratin. The purpose of this reaction for ingredients in hair products is to allow smaller sections of the larger molecule to penetrate the pores into the hair shaft. Since most hair is porous smaller molecules can fit into the little open pores giving the hair a fuller appearance. Seeing as hair is 90% keratin adding hydrolyzed proteins can help somewhat mimic as if the hair was perfectly non-porous. Finally, adding hydrolyzed proteins will help temporarily keep the hair shaft from losing moisture making it shiny and smooth!
The mechanism of hydrolysis is a very basic and fundamental organic chemistry reaction that involves the addition of water. This water addition alters the pH of the molecule and causes a reaction where a bond is broken and a Hydrogen ion is added to the parent molecule (the protein). This reaction is very ubiquitous in our world, occurring in food products, cosmetics, biology, and in our very own bodies.