Queen of kinks, curls & coils box sets are super cheap at the moment on Amazon; £19.99 for 4 products.
A year ago they entered the market at £99.99!
I bought my box set for £49.99 the price I was willing to bear. Middling to good results but not enough to justify a repurchase at that price. When I reviewed the items, they were selling at £39.99 and I thought I was going to repurchase at that price but I didn’t.
So now they are marketed at such a low price it hardly begs the repurchase question at all. But I decided to do some ingredient research before I 1-clicked on amazon.
Ideally I don’t like to use silicones. These products are so effective at slipping and sliding that I just assumed they contained silicones. So I did an old school look-up of all the ingredients. The leave-in has 20 of them! It reminds me of why I went water and Shea butter only a few years ago.
On the plus side you would recognise most of those 20 ingredients. I looked up the others on https://www.ewg.org/
These are the ones you should recognise: Aqua, Glycerin, Jojoba seed oil, crambe abyssinica seed oil, Shea butter, Hydrolyzed soy, corn and wheat protein, citric acid and parfum.
And these are some of the ones you may not recognise:
Oleyl erucate conditioning agent, emollient
Cetearyl alchohol emollient, emulsifier
Behentrimonium methoslfate Conditioning Agent
Glyceryl caprylate Emollient; Surfactant, Emulsifying Agent
Hydroxyethylcellulose cellulose polymer; gelling and thickening agent
Ethylhexylglycerin preservative and conditioning agent.
Limonene Scent agent
Citral scent agent, can be an irritant
The Conditioner shares many of the same ingredients as the leave-in (just in different concentrations). Phew! That’ll save me some work.
Here is the one additional chemical that I had to look up:
Cetylpyridinium chloride – a quaternary ammonium salt, with conditioning qualities
So not a silicone in sight! And most of these chemicals have a high safety rating. I’m looking to using my new box set already.