Piolang CP-1 Raspberry Treatment Vinegar Review:
I first heard of this product through my little loved group of skincare aficionados somewhere in between conversations about skin care, hair care, and random day-to-day ramblings. After reading mostly good reviews from a few of them, I decided to look up the product and soon after, decided to purchase it as it sounded promising enough to treat my “damaged” and brittle hair.
However, as even hair care runs on a YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) basis, did this huge bottle of pink liquid do anything good to my hair as it did for my friends’?
“A performance raspberry treatment vinegar that helps optimize the scalp environment and invigorate hair for increased strength, elasticity, and styling options. This vinegar helps hair to become refreshed, super soft, and lustrous.”
♥ Has a pH of 5.5, which helps to balance hair’s pH and restore it to its natural healthy state of pH 4.5-5.5. Also helps to fix the alkaline state of damaged hair due to frequent dyeing and perming.
♥ Has a sweet raspberry scent which does not vanish for a long time. As such, it helps to remove any bad scent from the crown of the head.
♥ Acetic acid in the Raspberry Hair Vinegar removes wastes on scalp and makes sensitive scalp and hair fresh and healthy
Purified Water, Vinegar (5%), Butylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil PEG-7esther, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Citrate, Hexylene Glycol, Dotarol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Desillene Clycol, Disodium EDTA, Freesia Extract, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Bergamot Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavender Extract, Red No. 2, Food Blue No.1.
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Vinegar: A fermented food which may be used to deep cleanse the scalp by removing active oxygen and wastes as it contains lots of vitamin C, amino acids, acetate, etc.
Herb extracts (Freesia Extract, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Chamomile Extract, Bergamot Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Lavender Extract): Helps soothe damaged scalp and moistens dry scalp. Also provides nourishment to hair.
How to use:
1. After shampoo, sprinkle or pour a small quantity of the raspberry hair vinegar on the scalp and hair while massaging lightly to evenly spread the product.
2. Rinse thoroughly with water.
3. May be used as a substitute to conditioner in usual hair care routine.
My Hair Type: Oily-normal scalp/roots. Frizzy, dry ends. Virgin hair (never dyed or treated).
Piolang CP-1 Raspberry Treatment Vinegar Review:
Packaged in a huge(!!!) transparent bottle, the Piolang CP-I Raspberry Treatment Vinegar definitely piqued my interest. As I am quite a bit of a cheap skate, the relatively low price per volume is a definite steal, even more so when it was on a discount when I bought it.
Twisting open the cap of the bottle, a strong sweet raspberry scent is definitely apparent. So for those of you who dislike sweet scents, this is probably not for you. However, as it is a hair product, I personally find the scent very pleasing and enjoyable most of the time – except, maybe, when I’m facing a cold and any strong scent just annoys me to no end.
The product itself flows out of the small punctured hole easily due to its thin and lightweight watery consistency. Basically, it’s just pink/magenta-coloured water. Hence, application can be quite messy and it can be a bit of a waste if you’re not careful in the shower due to over-application. As I understood it to be an issue earlier on, I decided to transfer the liquid to a spray bottle and it’s worked pretty well for me.
In my case, despite it being mentioned to be a possible replacement for conditioner, I use it in between my shampoo and conditioner. To make it easier to understand, here is a short guide on how I maximise the use of the product to treat my long hair:
- Massage shampoo onto scalp only. Rinse off thoroughly.
- Spray Piolang CP-1 Raspberry Treatment Vinegar using spray bottle on the crown of head to ends of hair, concentrating more of the product on the mid to ends of hair.
- Apply conditioner thickly to mid to ends of hair, concentrating more on the hair tips.
Results-wise, I must say that after including this product in my hair care routine, my hair has definitely become softer. Moreover, it may actually be helping my scalp to produce less oil as it does in fact have a pH value of around 5-6, which causes a healthy acidic environment for the skin.
I also find that it does not remove tangles that well on its own and neither does it help with frizzy hair problems, but coupled with a decent conditioner and suitable post-shower hair treatments, it definitely helps! However, I must say that it is not a miracle product in any way as I found that if my hair is really, really dry, it really does not do much to help.
I would give it 4/5. Overall, I must say that for the relatively cheap price tag and huge volume, I’m pleasantly surprised with the results – so pleasantly surprised that I’m actually considering on repurchasing it, actually.
However, as I still like experimenting with cosmetics in general, I’m still on the look-out for better products, if any. But to anyone who hasn’t tried it and are looking for hair softening products, please do give this one a try! It’s definitely worth the money, in my opinion.
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