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Olaplex no. 4 Shampoo vs. Hers triple threat shampoo

Olaplex no. 4 shampoo and Hers triple threat shampoo were formulated to help people with thin and damaged hair. Olaplex no. 4 shampoo differentiates itself as a bond repair shampoo, while Hers shampoo uses plant-based ingredients. What are the pros and cons of each of these two products?

Olaplex no. 4 shampoo

Pros:

  • PH balanced
  • Paraben-free
  • Color safe
  • Vegan
  • Sulfate-free

Key ingredients:

  • Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate is said to protect, nourish, and restructure hair
  • Coconut, Sunflower Seed Oil, Banana Fruit Extract, Noni Fruit Extract, and Glycerin
  • Acetic Acid, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Biotin, Oregano Extract, Burdock Root Extract, and Sodium Hyaluronate for scalp health
  • Apricot Kernel Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, and Fermented Argan Oil
  • Vitamins A & E, and Panthenol
  • Omegas 6 & 9

Cons:

  • Contains preservatives: Cetrimonium chloride and Behentrimonium chloride
  • Contains Acetic Acid that can irritate the scalp
  • Includes an artificial added fragrance
  • Not customized

Full ingredients:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate, Quaternium-91, Cetrimonium Chloride, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Cetyl Esters, Isododecane, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Fragrance, Panthenol, Phospholipids, Dimethicone PEG-7 Isostearate, Pseudozyma Epicola/Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Ferment Filtrate, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil Ferment Extract Filtrate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Quaternium-95, Propanediol, Punica Granatum Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, PEG-8, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Polysilicone-15, C11-15 Pareth-7, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, PEG-45M, PEG-7 Amodimethicone, Amodimethicone, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Laureth-9, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, PEG-4, Phenoxyethanol, Hexyl Cinnamal

Application:

Wash your hair in your normal washing schedule and leave on the scalp for 1 minute before rinsing

Cost:

$30/Bottle

Hers triple threat shampoo

Pros:

  • Helps hair look and feel thicker and stronger
  • Cleanses the scalp of dirt and oil
  • Contains biotin, saw palmetto, and pumpkin seed oil
  • Rose fragrance
  • Vegan, sulfate-free, silicone-free

Key ingredients:

  • Biotin, saw palmetto, and pumpkin seed oil
  • Glycerin
  • Salicylic acid

Cons:

  • A small number of active ingredients
  • Contains artificially added fragrance
  • Not customized
  • Does not provide medical support

Full ingredients:

Water (aqua), cocamidopropyl betaine, lauric acid, decyl glucoside, sodium chloride, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, fragrance (parfum), acrylates copolymer, glycerin, potassium hydroxide, polysorbate 20, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, glycol distearate, cocamidopropyl dimethylamine, salicylic acid, glyceryl oleate, coco-glucoside, polyquaternium-67, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, camellia sinensis leaf extract, geraniol, steareth-4, chlorphenesin, benzyl salicylate, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, citronellol, carya ovata bark extract, citric acid, sodium benzoate, amyl cinnamal, biotin, sodium acetate, serenoa serrulata fruit extract, isopropyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate, lecithin, ascorbyl palmitate

Application:

Wash your hair in your normal washing schedule and leave on the scalp for a few minutes before rinsing

Cost:

$24/2Xbottles

The alternative:

MDhair Restore Shampoo

Pros:

  • A keratin volumizing shampoo utilizing DHT blockers to help stimulate the hair follicles for stronger, thicker hair
  • Includes Fo-Ti root extract to improve scalp health and help reduce premature graying
  • Includes Argan and black cumin seed oil for shinier, younger-looking hair
  • Sulfate-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and color-safe

Key ingredients:

  • Keratin: A natural protein that fills the gaps in your hair shafts, boosting the strength of your hair and reducing the risk of breakage and split ends
  • Probiotic Lactobacillus Ferment: Facilitates the production of antioxidants while strengthening the scalp’s immunity and bacterial (biome) balance
  • Rosemary Leaf Oil: A plant extract that is known to stimulate hair regrowth and promote a healthy scalp
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil: A DHT blocker packed with Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, and vitamins A & B
  • Tea Tree Oil: Includes anti-fungal and antibacterial effects that help reduce inflammation, redness, and itchiness of the scalp
  • Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract (Fo-ti): Used for centuries in Chinese medicine to slow down hair graying
  • Biotin: Also known as vitamin H, it is believed to strengthen hair follicles, improve scalp circulation, and increase the hair density

Cons:

  • Not Vegan
  • Best used in combination with MDhair topical scalp serum and the optional MDhair marine collagen peptides

Application:

Wash your hair in your normal washing schedule and leave on the scalp for a few minutes before rinsing

Cost:

$22/Bottle

Full ingredients:

Aqua, Glycerin, Aloe Vera Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Cocamide MIPA, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Polyquaternium-71, Glycol Distearate, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Dimethicone, Angelica Sinensis Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment, Argan Oil, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Nettle Leaf Extract, Salicylic Acid, Biotin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Black Castor Oil, Caffeine, Saw Palmetto Berry Extract, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Ginger Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract (Fo-Ti), Pumpkin Seed Oil, Hexapeptide, Vitamin E, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Pyrithione, Lavender Oil, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin

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Olaplex No. 4 Shampoo
MDhair Restore shampoo
Hers triple threat shampoo

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