Last night, Soft Sheen Carson launched a new Optimum Salon Hair Care product, the 6 in 1 Miracle Oil. My daughter and I attended the event among a couple hundred naturals from around the NYC area, including my bloggy hair friend Shelli from Hairscapades (You’ll find some of her photos here).
Curly Nikki hosted the event and Tracee Ellis Ross was there with her absolutely gorgeous self. Tracee is the newest spokesperson for Optimum Salon Hair Care.
Here is a slide show of the photos I snapped throughout the night.
The party was fun. The DJ did her thing. Even, the activities were fun. 3 women who snapped the most photos during the night and upload them to the Optimum Salon Hair Care Facebook page won a door prize that consisted of a year’s worth of hair care products. I didn’t win but I’m soooo at peace with that. You’ll discover why in just a moment.
The “Miracle Oil”
I was so excited when the representatives from Soft Sheen Carson shared the combination of 6 natural hair oils. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a sample or hopefully full size product.
No such luck for a full size product but here’s the sample we received:
And, they were so generous they gave us 2.
Now, on to what’s actually in this new “miracle oil”
They say it contains: Argan, Coconut, Sunflower, Apricot, Jojoba and Avocado oils. Great right? Not.
Sure, it contains those oils but let’s look at the complete ingredient list:
42893SS1 Isopropryl myristate, dicaprylyl ether, helianthus annus seed oil, sunflower seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, prunus armeniaca kernel oil/apricot kernel oil, isopropryl isostearate, simmondsia chinesis oil/jojoba seed oil, persea gratissima oil/avocado oil, argania spinosa oil/argania spinosa kernel oil, cocos nucifera oil/coconut oil, parfum/fragrance, benzyl salicylate, hexyl cinnamal, linalool, benzyl alcohol, limonene, coumarin, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, geraniol, citrollol, isoeugenol F.I.L. #D48099/1
Why is this stuff chock full of things I can’t even pronounce??? Why not just the oils? OK. I get that a small amount of preservative may be required to extend the shelf life but that should be waaaaaaaay at the end of the ingredient list. What’s up with the alcohols and even worst – what the heck is 42893SS1 ???
And here’s the kicker. The package highlights that there’s no silicones, mineral oil or parabens.
I’ll take silicones any day over 42893SS1 – whatever that is.
Oh and there’s a caution on the package. It’s flammable. Could it be the added chemicals?
This is very disappointing. Honestly, I don’t care if it makes my hair glow like Jesus at the resurrection. I can’t co-sign with this suspect list of ingredients.
Sound off: What do you think about this new “Miracle Oil?” Have you tried it?