Surface Hair sent us a couple of interesting products to try: their Trinity Protein Cream and Bassu Hydrating oil. Both formulas have interesting features.
The Trinity Protein Cream show cases protein as the star ingredient but we’re pleased to see high levels of Behentrimonium Chloride and Quaternium-80, both of which are excellent conditioning agents. While this product is designed to be left in hair we suspect it will work pretty well as a rinse off too. The Bassu Hydrating Oil is less about oil and more about a rich blend of five (count ‘em five!) silicones: Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclotetrasiloxane, and Dimethiconol.) While these products use premium ingredients, they will cost you more: they’re priced at about $24 each.
Trinity Protein Cream Ingredients
Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Quaternium-80, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 20, Panthenol, Tourmaline, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceramide 3, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid
Bassu Oil Ingredients
Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, SD Alcohol 40-B, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Oil, Panthenol, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Ceramide 3, Myristyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Fragrance (Parfum)
Even though the Beauty Brains don’t do traditional reviews, from time to time we like to share new products that we’re trying. We want you to know that we received free samples in exchange for a mention on our blog and that we’re not necessarily recommending you buy anything. We’re just sharing new product news; please do your own research before you buy.