Saturday, August 29, 2009

Crazy name, crazy story

I've got samples to give away of a product with possibly the dumbest name on the planet: Curl Gel-les'c. Have we really run the gamut of nomenclature when we have to resort to hyphens and apostrophes in a product name? Yikes.

It's billed as "not quite a gel, not quite a serum." It has fans as well as detractors, as does every product for curly hair. But I can't use this product because it has Polyquaternium 11 in it, and that ingredient makes my hair throw up. Here's the full ingredient list:

Ingredients: Purified Water, Polyquaternium-11, Sorbitol, Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyquaternium-37, Vegetable Glycerin, Certified Organic Coconut Milk ( Cocos Nucifera Fruit Juice), Certified Organic Linden Seed Oil ( Tilia Cordata Flower Extract), Certified Organic Flaxseed Oil ( Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Certified Organic Chamoile Extract (Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract) Certified Organic Rosemary Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol

To win these samples, you must post a comment with the funniest hair story you've got. I figure a product with a crazy name needs to go to a curly with a crazy hair story. I want to laugh BIG, people, not just an "isn't that cute" kind of story. If we chuckle hard enough, maybe we can forget about how bloody hot it is out there! I will choose the winner by September 7.


Sarah S said...

When I was on the soccer team when I was little, they used to call me Sarah-fuzzy-hair-a. :)

missy said...

I was in the eighth grade at a summer camp when all the boys decided to shave their heads. Being the rebellious type, when someone said none of the girls would do it, I decided to prove them wrong.
out came the clippers. They started at the nape of my neck and got about halfway up (to about my ears) when a boy freaked and convinced them all they were going to be in trouble for shaving my head. so here I am with a shaved stripe up the middle of the back of my APL hair! I made them finish the rest of the bottom half (like quite a few of the 90's skater boys cuts) and it actually ended up being so much cooler on my neck in the summer that I KEPT IT THAT WAY for about a year! If I was more tech savvy I could post a pic of the type of style I mean!

Sage Vivant said...

Missy, if you are reading this, I'd like to award you the prize -- but your Blogger profile doesn't give me any contact information!