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Friday, March 4, 2011

Fudge Daily Mint Shampoo & Conditioner Review

I had always been interested to try out Fudge's product because their name sounds soooo tempting. Hey, if it's named after a dessert, it must smell great, right? So, when I walked pass Shins @ Mines Shopping Fair one day, I saw that they do carry Fudge line of products and they were on sale, I bought a pair of Fudge's Daily Mint and Shampoo to try out.

The Fudge Daily Mint Shampoo and Conditioner line is described as a daily detox for hair and scalp, plus, it is also a hydrating drink for thirsty hair + guarana for hair strength.

SHAMPOO
Cleanse away styling product and daily grime while invigorating the scalp with tingling menthol and peppermint extracts.

Directions: Apply to wet hair. massage hair and scalp with shampoo. rinse thoroughly.

Packaging: The shampoo comes in a round pet plastic bottle in opaque white with a see-through cap with orange disc-top. The bottle weighs 300 ml (10.1 fl. oz). The cap can be unscrewed for better access to the product inside. The label is funky and a bit grunge looking. The back of the bottle holds product information in several languages and a list of ingredients.
 The round bottle of shampoo.
 Orange disc-top on the cap.
 The cap unscrews open revealing a wide round mouth for easy pouring.
 List of ingredients at the back of the bottle.

Ingredients: water (aqua), sodium laureth sulfate, lauramidopropyl betaine, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamide DEA, cetylalcohol, glycol stearate, methyl lactate, fragrance, diazolidinyl urea, propylene glycol, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, citric acid, amodimethicone, cetrimonium chloride, trideceth-12, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, pathenol, creatine,dimethylpapamidopropyl laurdimonium tosylate, propylene glycol stearate, hydrolyzed wheat protein-PG propyl silanetriol, lawsonia inermis (henna) extract, barosma betulina root extract, glycerine, adiantum capillus veneris leaf extract, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, biotinyl tripeptide, apigenin, butylene glycol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, oleanolic acid, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, glycerine.

Texture: The shampoo has a silky texture. The consistency is not too thick and not too runny either. It does not lather up too much and rinses off easily. My hair felt a bit dry and tangled after rinsing. There is no tingle of mint on my scalp.
 Silky textured shampoo.
This is the most lather I could get out of the dollop of shampoo from above picture.

Smell: Out of the bottle, the shampoo smelled of heavenly peppermint. But when it is lathered up, the scent mellowed down and there is a hint of subtle muskiness.


CONDITIONER
The conditioner is describe to de-stress and detox hair daily. It soothes, moisturizes and calms tired 'stressed-out' hair with Peppermint and Menthol to bring hair back to life again.

Direction: Apply after shampooing. Massage through hair, concentrating on the ends. Rinse thoroughly.

Packaging: The shampoo comes in matching round pet plastic bottle in opaque white with a see-through cap with gray disc top. Weighs 300 ml (10.1 fl. oz.). The cap also can be unscrewed. The bottle has matching labels with the shampoo and the back of the bottle is also printed with the product info in several languages and list of ingredients.
 Matching round bottle and label.
 Gred disc-top on the cap.
The cap also can be unscrewed open.
List of ingredients on the back of the bottle.

Ingredients: water (aqua), cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, menthyl lactate, hydrolyzed wheat protein-PG Propyl Silanetriol, isopropyl myristate, glycerin, fragrance, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, stearalkonium chloride, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, diazolidinyl urea, propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, keratin, hydrolyzed keratin, panthenol, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, citric acid, creatine, dimethylpapamidopropyl laurdimonium tosylate, propylene glycol stearate, hydrolyzed silk, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, lawsonia inermis (henna) extract, barosma betulina root extract, glycerin, guarana, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Butylene glycol, biotinyl tripeptide, apigenin, oleanolic acid, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, tetrasodium EDTA, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, glycerin, triethanolamine.

Texture: The conditioner is very thick. Very! I had quite a tough time to get the product out of the bottle.  I literally had to shake the bottle real hard to get the conditioner move to the mouth of the bottle so it can be squeezed out. Seriously, the consistency is super duper thick. Despite of the thick texture,  the conditioner spreads easily over my hair and it gets absorbed into the hair very well. It cleared out the tangles and knots from the shampoo. It rinses off easily with water, leaving my hair feeling soft in the water. There is a very strong tingle of mint of my head after rinsing which I find kind of nice because it made me feel very fresh. As for the thick texture, I ended up diluting the conditioner after half the bottle is gone to make it pour out easier.
Uber-thick conditioner!

Smell: The conditioner has the same scent as the shampoo which is pepperminty and vanilla-ish when sniffed straight out of the bottle but in the shower it smelled a little bit less subtle with a lot of muskiness.

Verdict: I kind of have mixed feelings about this pair of shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo makes my hair a bit dry but the conditioner does conditions and makes them softer but not very moisturizing as I'd like them to be. The scent is also nice to be sniffed out of the bottle but it kind of smelled a little bit masculine and musky when I actually used them on my head. The tingle of mint from the conditioner is nice though. All in all, maybe the shampoo would suit those with normal or oily hair but not dry and damaged hair and scent wise, this is definitely a guy-scent. I don't think I would repurchase these again though.

Where to buy: Shins outlet for RM49.00 (shampoo) and RM53 (conditioner) but I bought mine at a discount 50% for both.
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