A have been testing out some products from Parnevu. Two products from their Extra Dry line, the Salon Shampoo and the Shining Gel, as well as their Hair Mayonnaise.
The Extra Dry Salon Shampoo ($5 for 12 fl oz/354 ml) is a clarifying shampoo that does contain sulphates. I have been avoiding sulphates in my hair products so I only use this shampoo periodically as, yup you got it, a clarifying shampoo. The shampoo has a really nice lather and pleasant scent. I didn’t find my hair felt any drier after using it. I like having a gentle clarifying shampoo in my arsenal because on occasion I do use hair styling products that are prone to building up. One of these is the Parnevu Shining Gel.
PARNEVU Extra Dry Salon Shampoo is pH-balanced and specially formulated to cleanse your hair and scalp of oil buildup without stripping. The unique formula uses gentle cleansing agents derived from coconut oils and palm nuts to effectively remove grease from the hair and scalp. Natural moisturizers penetrate the hair to replace and lock in vital moisture lost due to chemical damage and everyday styling, leaving hair soft and manageable.
INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua, Eau), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Lauramide DEA, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocamide DEA, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Laureth-10, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Arginine Aspartic Acid, PCA, Glycine Alanine, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threinine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride. Citric Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Ammonium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Red 4 (CI 14700).
The Shining Gel ($5 for 6 fl oz/171 g) does a remarkable job of making my hair super shiny. It is a tricky product though because you need to get a handle on the right amount of product to use in your hair. If you use too much you end up looking like a total grease ball. If you use the right amount your hair looks gloriously healthy and shiny. I only use this product once and a while because of my concerns of build up with the Mineral Oil content.
PARNEVU Extra Dry Shining Gel adds extra control to help hard-to-hold styles stay in place while leaving your hair beautifully shiny. This unique formula gives long-lasting style and gloss combined with moisturizers and conditioners that leave the hair manageable, full of body, and extra sheen without flaking. This gel assures greater control, deeper penetration, and the style you dare to create.
INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua, Eau), Mineral Oil (Paraffinium Liquidum, Huile minerale), Propylene Glycol, Oleth-5, DEA-Oleth-3 Phosphate, Oleth-20, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glycerin, Benzophenone-4, Oleth-10 Phosphate, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Methlyparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).
My favourite product I tried from Parnevu is the Hair Mayonnaise ($7 for 16 oz/454 g). It is a really nice conditioning treatment and I love how it made my hair feel. It has such an amazing list of hair healthy ingredients. I just wish it didn’t also include silicones. Silicones are another ingredient I avoid in my hair care to prevent buildup on my fine, curly hair. If it wasn’t for the dimethicone I think this could have become a staple for me.
PARNEVU Hair Mayonnaise provides intense rejuvenating therapy specially formulated for weak, damaged or over processed hair. Enriched with olive oil, egg protein and herbs to promote healthy hair and scalp. It works from within the hair shaft to help strength fragile roots, mend split ends, and moisturize dry brittle hair. This conditioning formula combines rich botanicals and herbs for intense healing, olive oil moisture, and strengthening power egg protein to help bring hair fibers back into balance. The non-greasy formula leaves hair healthy and silky with added body and shine. Excellent for daily moisturizing treatment or intense healing in severely damaged or weak hair.
INGREDIENTS: Water, Olive Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Polyquaternium-37, Dimethicone, Laneth-15, Cetyl alcohol, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Isostearamidopropyl laurylacetodimonium chloride, Albumen (egg protein), Cholesterol, Tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), Retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), dl-Panthenol (vitamin B5), PEG-8 dimethiconol olivate, Carrot oil, Stinging Nettle (urtica dioica), Sage (salvia officinalis), Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis), Watercress (nasturtium officinale), Irish Moss (chondrus crispus), Coltsfoot (tussilago farfara), Burdock (arctium lappa), Elder flower (sambucus nigra), DMDM Hydantoin, BHA, BHT, Benzophenone-4, Fragrance, FD&C yellow #6 (CI15985), D&C orange #4 (CI15510).
I think if you aren’t as ingredient conscious as I am with silicones and sulphates in your hair products then Parnevu is a great range of products at an amazing price. You can find out more about them on their website.