Friday, June 29, 2012

Which is best: Ion Keratin Smoothing Masque vs Enjoy Hair Mask

I'm broke.  I've been trying to save money for my two week vacation this summer and because of this switching from my salon hair products to similar or knock off versions.  I purchased Ion Keratin Smoothing Masque $8 in an attempt to replace my Enjoy Hair Mask $28.  The Enjoy Hair Mask had been recommended to me by a friend as a remedy for my over processed blond hair.  I love the Enjoy Mask.  It's thick and it really does wonders for my hair when applied with heat.  As you can see, these two hair masks/masques have very different ingredients.
Ion: Water, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-6 Dioleate, Cetyl Esters, Sorbitol, Glycol Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Dmdm Hydantoin, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil , Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Dimethiconol, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis(Sweet Almond) F , Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal.

Enjoy: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Tricedeth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Keratin Amino Acids (90-150 M.W.), Cetyl Esters, Potassium Sorbate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

Both of these products work well. The texture of the products are similar with the Ion Masque having a bit more fragrance.

The Verdict: If you are looking for a deep conditioner of the drug store variety, you should go to Sally's instead and try Ion. If your hair is really damaged you should skip Ion and go with Enjoy. While the Ion product is good, it's really worth it to pay more and get the amazing results the Enjoy Hair Mask produces.

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