Monday, December 28, 2009

15 Nu-Gro Hair Care Product Review


Shampoo

Promises: For Thinning or Balding Promotes Hair Growth, Thicker Hair and Healing Damaged Hair. Made with 100% Natural Herbs & Vitamins. Money-Back Guarantee.

Directions: Wet hair, lather and rinse thoroughly.

Ingredients: Parsley, Garlic, Nettle, Burdock, Horsetail Coltsfoot, Rosemary Leaf, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Safflower Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Paba Panthenol (B-5), Vitamin E & D, Aloe Vera, Honey, Avocado Oil, Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Honey, Sweet Almond Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Apple Pectin Extract, Propylene Glycol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Polymethoxy Bicyclic Oxazolidine, FD&C Blue No.1 (Ci 42090), FD&C Yellow No.5 (Ci 19140), FD&C Red No.4 (Ci 14700), FD&C Red No.33 (Ci 17200).


The Truth: I found this shampoo very stripping. I don't understand why since there are zero sulfates in it. It doesn't lather well either. Through experience, I've learned that opaque shampoo's (a white creamy texture) tend to be more moisturizing - this wasn't. After a few washes with this shampoo, I noticed my hair feeling very dry and somewhat tangled. I also noticed an increase in shedding. It just wasn't for me. On a brighter note, the scent is very nice! It reminds me of cherries or candy. Overall, I do not like this shampoo. If you have this shampoo and you are experiencing the same results, pre-poo treatment before hand with oil, conditioner or a combination of both.

Moisturizing Conditioner

Promises: For Thinning or Balding. Dry Hair Formula. Made with 100% Natural Herbs & Vitamins.

Directions: After shampooing, Apply to hair. Wait 1 minute, then rinse.

Ingredients: Parsley, Garlic, Nettle, Burdock, Horsetail Coltsfoot, Rosemary Leaf, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Safflower Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Paba Panthenol (B-5), Vitamin E & D, Aloe Vera, Honey, Avocado Oil, Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Honey, Sweet Almond Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Apple Pectin Extract, Propylene Glycol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Polymethoxy Bicyclic Oxazolidine, FD&C Blue No.1 (Ci 42090), FD&C Yellow No.5 (Ci 19140), FD&C Red No.4 (Ci 14700), FD&C Red No.33 (Ci 17200).


The Truth: The consistency of this conditioner was very different. It felt very liquid-y and thin, however, it quickly dissolves/penetrates into the hair when applying - which is a good thing. I easily found myself using more than I needed because it's not thick (I'm so used to piling on conditioner..LOL, a little amount does the trick. I've used this conditioner with heat as a deep conditioner for 30mins and as a co-wash. Both methods made my hair INCREDIBLY soft (almost cottony)
to the touch, it also had great movement and fullness. Remember, this conditioner has NO CONES so you know it's the natural ingredients going to work. Two thumbs up!


Deep Conditioner

Promises: Use to GROW, THICKEN and HEAL Damaged Hair.

Directions: After shampooing, apply generous amount of Deep Conditioner. Place cap on for 10 minutes (20-30w/out cap). Rinse thoroughly. Style as usual.

Ingredients: Water, Parsley, Garlic, Nettle, Burdock, Horsetail Coltsfoot, Rosemary Leaf, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Safflower Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Paba Panthenol (B-5), Vitamin E & D, Aloe Vera, Honey, Avocado Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Honey, Sweet Almond Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Apple Pectin Extract, Propylene Glycol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Polymethoxy Bicyclic Oxazolidine, FD&C Blue No.1 (Ci 42090), FD&C Yellow No.5 (Ci 19140), FD&C Red No.4 (Ci 14700), FD&C Red No.33 (Ci 17200).


The Truth: Fabulous Deep Conditioner! Each and every time I use this product, my hair becomes smooth, supple and manageable for days. I don't have to add any oils to this conditioner because there are so many goodies (7) in it. The presence of protein (Hydrolyzed Keratin) doesn't phase me because this conditioner is extremely moisturizing and this ingredient is towards the bottom of the list. I've used it after shampooing and on dry hair for 30mins with my hooded dryer & hair therapy wrap with great results. The consistency & ingredients are very similar to the Moisturizing Conditioner. When applying it to the hair you'll feel as though the conditioner is not even there since it dissolves quickly and doesn't leave behind a "white creamy look" on the hair. I was shocked when this deep conditioner softened my hair and detangled my 6 weeks post new growth. Oh wait, I must say though, it does not have a pleasant scent because upon opening the jar, I was immediately hit with the garlic aroma along with the smell of the other extracts/herbs. Fortunately, the weird smell does not linger in the hair after drying. Overall, I like it!

Leave-In Spray w/Moisturizer

Promises: Promotes Fast hair Growth, thicker hair, healing damaged hair.

Directions:
Use spray daily to grow and moisturize hair, giving it body, bounce and shine. Spray on after hair is styled.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Parsley, Garlic, Irish Moss, Indian Hemp, Rosemary, Nettle, Burdock, Horsetail Coltsfoot, Lemon Verbena, Sage, Myrrh, Coconut Oil, Marigold, Biotin Birch, Lavender Oil, Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Fragrance, Paba Panthenol (B-5), Vitamin E, Vitamin A and D, Aloe Vera, Honey, Avocado Oil.

The Truth: This is by far my favourite Nu-Gro Product! This stuff is the truth!!! Honestly. I love how it thickens (due to the panthenol), hydrates and softens my hair. I think the combination of oils and extracts really help to tame my hair (reduce frizz), especially while stretching my relaxer. The spray smells like candy/cherries yet resembles water, since it's completely clear and easily penetrates into the hair. I use it as a leave-in after I rinse out the Nu-Gro Deep Conditioner/moisturizing conditioner or as a daily moisturizer then seal with the Nu-Gro Butter. It's a good combination. I was really impressed with this leave-in.

Hair-Gro Butter

Promises:
"Petroleum-Free" formula is designed to grow, thicken and heal damaged

Directions: Apply to Scalp Daily

Ingredients: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Parsley, Garlic, Nettle, Burdock, Horsetail Coltsfoot, Jojoba Oil, Safflower Oil, Castor Oil, Fragrance, Paba Panthenol (B-5), Vitamin E and D.

The Truth: The fragrance of this product is very peculiar. It's so hard to describe but it kind of smells like coco butter. The light olive green consistency reminds me of mousse since it's extremely fluffy and light like whipped butter.



Use a small amount because a little goes a long way. When you rub the butter in between your hands it melts right away and turns clear. I've never experienced build up or a weird film on my hair with this product. I've used this butter on my edges, nape and to seal in moisture daily. It locks in moisture very well & produces a nice healthy shine in the hair, so it's great as a finishing product.

Overall, the Nu-Gro Line is very good and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for natural products without the presence of sulfates, cones, or parabens. This line truly moisturizes the hair and comes with everything (shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner etc.) you need to start off your healthy hair care regimen at a reasonable price. I've used this line for approx. 2 weeks now and I haven't noticed an increase in thickness or growth, I guess it will take more time :) I like this line a lot, unfortunately, I don't care for the shampoo.

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Hairlicious Rating: (4/5) Very Good




Sunshyne

15 comments :

  1. great review! I also am a fan of this line.

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  2. Thank you for the review Sunshyne. I was interested and had been reading up on the products.

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  3. Thanks for reviewin this line!

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  4. I am really glad they changed the scent on these products. The last time I purchased them, they CLEARLY smelled like garlic. LOL. Overall they are great products.

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  5. I use this line also. I am a fan too. Never thought much about the shampoo but I will definitely use your suggestion.

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  6. Do you have to order this line or can it be found in a BSS?

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  7. Oh WOW. I got this stuff when it was first getting hot. The packaging was off and the smell of garlic was in all of the them. I used these things about 3-4 times with the same results. My hair was shedding more than usually. I the only thing that was OK was the spray in which I use to prepoo with. The grease to seal my ends sometimes. Overall I will not be repurchasing.

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  8. Hey Sunshyne!

    I would have gave the exact info about the products mentioned.

    Honestly I don't have to use any of the products again. I think what I could buy at the local BSS is probably better and easy to get.

    However...I LOVED the moisturizing spray...I still have that and it's incrediable.

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  9. Hi SunShyne,

    Thanks for the review.

    I have all of the conditioners including the leave-in conditioner (not leave-in spray), both sprays, shampoo, and butter; I have been using them for about a month now. I find that they work okay, but are not enough to use solely.

    Nevertheless, something hit me as odd today..., the ingredients for all of the conditioners and shampoos are exactly in the same order with the exception of water being the first ingredient on the Deep Conditioner and Leave-In Conditioner; it is lower down the list, yet in the exact same location on the shampoo (I would think the shampoo would show water as the first ingredient and some sort of sudsing agent since it produce high suds, at least for me) and the other two conditioners. I feel this is a bit deceptive, especially when each formula has a different purpose.

    Have you noticed any of this? What are your thoughts? TIA

    ~Mystique

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  10. Mystique took the words right out of my mouth! That sounds completely deceptive in my opinion! I noticed it in the Moisturizing Conditioner and the Deep Conditioner. Can't speak for the other products in the line since haven't seen any outside of this review. Really though...What exactly makes the one a DC with only the addition of water? Other than that little oddity, the ingredients in the Leave-in Spray Moisturizer and Butter are fabulous! I will purchase these two items since they are not too hard on the pocketbook and see how they work for me. The Moisturizing Conditioner and Deep Conditioner both contain synthetic bad rap chemicals such as Propylene glycol...a main ingredient of Anti-Freeze and de-icers!!

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  12. I agree, the ingrediants in the shampoo and conditoners are exactly the same. hell all the ingrediants are the same. which makes me scared to even try this damn product but i heard great reviews

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  13. Question, where in your regemin does the Leave-In Spray w/Moisturizer fall? I ordered some yesterday. But now that I think about it, I dont know where to insert it into my routine.. :-(. IBut I love how you were sooo excited about it in your YouTube video!

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  14. I purchased the Nu-Grow system and noticed immediately that practically all of the ingredients are the same. At first I was a little pissed off. Then I thought to myself that maybe the reason is because those same ingredients are detrimental to our hair growth and upkeep. I LOVE the leave-in spray w/ moisturizer and I've just order the leave-in spray (oil free) so that I can spray it on my scalp and sides directly. I like both the shampoo and condish. I do smell the garlic, but that's ok because it doesn't smell that way after you've rinsed it out. In fact I'm glad that the garlic is in there (the more the better). I hate the way garlic smells, but I love that it has reduced my shedding by about 20% (so far). I've only been using it for 2 weeks and I've only noticed longer growth where my hair was the shortest. I do constantly feel the new growth around my hair. I'll give it 3 months to see if it's a keeper (or maybe more since I just ordered my 2nd set).

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