Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It's a DANG conspiracy!!!

For so long Cream of Nature has made a decent sulfate free shampoo...I've told many women who were trying to go "sulfate free" about it...
So I'm in Wally World this past weekend looking at the hair products (something I can't help but do) and I notice their new spa-type packaging...

THEY'RE SHAMPOOS HAVE SULFATES NOW!!! BOOOO!!!!!

I'm standing in the aisle in shock...I'm going off, going from one formulation to the next and SLAMMING the bottle down on the shelf...My poor husband is looking around like, "Lawd, help this child"...

Apparently, the Cream of Nature geniuses have paid attention to the fact that there's a market out there for women of color who are in search of more natural spa-like products...What they're OBVIOUSLY missing is that these same women are paying atttention to the ingredients in the shampoos!!! (Or at least that's my logic)...They've started formulating the new shampoo with these wonderful sounding spa ingredients, and to die for marketing with a description like this:
Organic Kiwi & Citrus Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo gently cleanses, detangles, and conditions while infusing dry, brittle hair with moisture derived from Kiwi fruit.
But at the end of the day, the've added sulfates...It's second on the dang ingredient list! What they SHOULD have said was "Here...rub some boo-boo in your hair! It's fresh!" What's that all about? I mean for real...It's like building a house on an industrial waste site....Who cares that it's a 10,000 square foot mansion with marble floors and such...It's built on a dang on dump!!! Talkin' 'bout some Moist Kiwi & Citrus...What? Do I look like Boo-Boo the Fool? I'm insulted...
BUSTERS!!!!! UGGGHHH!!!!
Here's the new ingredient list to the Kiwi & Citrus offering:
Ultra-Purified Water - Aqua , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Glycol Stearate , Peppermint Leaf Extract - Mentha Piperita , Basil Extract - Ocimum Basilicum , Polygala Senega Root Extract , Watercress Extract - Nasturtium Officinale , Sage Leaf Extract - Salvia Officinalis , Thyme Extract - Thymus Vulgaris , Rosemary Leaf Extract - Rosmarinus Officinalis , Grapefruit Seed Extract - Citrus Grandis , Kiwi Fruit Extract - Actinidia Chinensis , Peppermint Oil - Mentha Piperita , Lime Oil - Citrus Aurantifolia , Spearmint Leaf Oil - Mentha Viridis , Coconut Oil - Cocos Nucifera , Allantoin , Tocopheryl Acetate , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein , Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch , Wheat Amino Acids , Amodimethicone , Butylene Glycol , PEG-12 Dimethicone , Polyquaternium-10 , Polyquaternium-59 , Glycerin , Citric Acid , Polysorbate 20 , Fragrance - Parfum , Clove Flower Oil - Eugenia Caryophyllus , Orange Oil - Citrus Aurantium Dulcis , Grapefruit Seed Oil - Citrus Grandis , Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil , Benzyl Salicylate , Citronellol , Coumarin , Hydroxycitronellal , Limonene , Linalool , Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Yellow 5 - CI 19140 , Yellow 6 - CI 15985 , Caramel

5 comments:

Lauren said...

I got so excited when I saw the new version of my beloved CON(red label). The new packaging was quiet appealing. Unfortunatley, that didn't last for long once I saw the change in formulation. You better believe I went and bought up all the original stuff from my local BSS; shank in hand (in case things got out of hand). Yes, I'm a PJ! Thanks for bringing this to everyones attention Ree!

Von said...

When you first told me about this, I went str8t into "nervous" mode since I love me some Creme of Nature. I noticed their new look when I bought some of their conditioner, but I hade no idea they changed their shampoos. I just continued to use their original shampoo for dry & brittle hair (your 1st pic). I'm following Lauren's lead and going str8t to the BSS to stock up! Thanks for the heads up, Ree.

Anonymous said...

When I went to Sally's I noticed they still have a different bottle of Cream of Nature products that are beige with green or red writing. Have they changed that formula too?

Suite B said...

WOW...I knew the package changed but I never looked to the back to see what else had changed. I love me this shampoo and I've been using it since I was little girl in my parents salon...and now you tell me this!!!

Tia said...

I almost bought some of that stuff...then thought better of it and bought the original. That's a dang shame!