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The INkey List Haircare tested on normal Hair with damages
The Inkey List is one of my favorite brands to discover effective and affordable skincare products with a straightforward concept. So naturally, I was excited to see them coming out with a haircare line! In this blog post, I’ll share my experience with 1. the Hyaluronic Acid Hair Treatment and 2. the Shea Oil Nourishing Hair Treatment. Both come in recyclable packaging with a pump.
What are the hair treatments for?
The Hyaluronic Acid Hair Treatment is meant to be for everyone’s hair to add hydration and reduce the frizziness of hair. This way, the hair is supposed to look and feel healthier. The hair treatment can be combined with any other hair products. It’s advised to be incorporated post-wash or to boost your shampoo or conditioner.
The Shea Oil Nourishing Hair Treatment is supposed to give shine, moisturize and protect hair instantly without being greasy. It’s suggested to use it after more lightweight products post-wash or to boost your shampoo or conditioner.
Key Ingredients for the Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Hair Treatment are: 2% Resisthyal, 1% Betaine and 1% Panthenol.
Ingredients of the Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Hair Treatment as stated on The Inkey List’s website
Water (Aqua /Eau), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Betaine, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyquaternium-37, Citronellyl Methylcrotonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate.
Key Ingredients of the Shea Oil Nourishing Hair Treatment are: 10% Lipex Shealight and 5% Jojoba Oil.
Ingredients of the Shea Oil Nourishing Hair Treatment as stated on The Inkey List’s website
C15-19 Alkane, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil.
How do I use the hair treatments?
I use the hydrating hair treatment as recommended post-wash. But because I don’t wash my hair daily, I like to apply a little bit of product on non-wash-days as well to add some hydration. It has a lightweight serum texture that is weightless on the hair and instantly hydrating. It doesn’t leave any unpleasant finish and is effortless to use.
The nourishing oil treatment is much heavier, as stated on the website, and a little goes a long way! You need to be careful with the dosage, if you don’t want to end up with rather oily hair. As suggested I mainlyy use it post-wash on the ends, but I have also tried it as leave-in treatment before washing my hair. I still struggle to find the right amount, so I don’t enjoy as much as my even more affordable drugstore hair oil.
Do I recommend the Inkey List Haircare?
The hydrating hair treatment is a very nice staple for a more sophisticated haircare routine and I would repurchase it. However, this hair treatment alone is not enough to maintain healthy hair, so it’s not a fix for damaged hair. I think the description “It’s for everyone” fits very well, as it’s so effortless to use, but don’t expect any wonders.
I don’t think I’ll repurchase the nourishing hair treatment, as the finish is too greasy for my liking and I prefer other products from my stash. But if it comes down to nourishment alone, it definitely is doing its job.