I have received tons of email requests to ‘analyze’ the ingredients in certain products. As I’ve stated, I don’t have a degree in Chemistry, but I’m a great researcher, and I love to help where I can. Here is the most recent request:

“Nik, is this product CG? Is it good for my hair?”

FHI Hot Sauce-
Our new FHI Heat Hot Sauce is the latest achievement in FHI, Inc.’s dedication to developing the most innovative and highest quality professional hair products on the market. Most finishing hair products are silicone-based, which means they simply coat the outside of the hair to leave it feeling smoother. This is a temporary effect and will allow unwanted product residue to build up on the hair. FHI Heat Hot Sauce is moisture-based – when used in conjunction with FHI Heat irons it will actually penetrate into the core of the hair to reconstruct and deeply condition the hair from the inside out! FHI Heat Hot Sauce has heat-activated jojoba crystals that dissolve and deeply penetrate into the hair, thus dramatically improving the quality, condition and texture of the hair. This is not a temporary effect – with regular use of FHI Heat Hot Sauce, dry hair will be moisturized and damaged hair will be restored!

Ingredients: Water, cetearyl alcohol, amodimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Incroquat Behenyl, TMS, Shea Butter, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cetrimonium Chloride, Silk Amino Acids, Algae Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Rosemary Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Hydrozypropyl Guar, Jojoba Esters, DM Dm Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Contains Crystalized Jojoba.

First of all, I’ve never used this product, so I’m not in the position to provide a review…I can tell you that it is most certainly NOT CG, if you are concerned about that. It contains amodimethicone, which isn’t water solube, but also doesn’t build-up quickly. The dimethicone, however, is much harder to remove, and can lead to build-up which results in dry hair. The alcohols (cetearyl and cetyl) are fatty, and not drying, but, witch hazel can be. As long as you’re using the product sparingly (i.e. when you heat style), you should be fine. Just be sure to poo when it’s all said and done :0)