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Superdrug Coco Gumbo Hair Gum

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Brand: Superdrug / Type: Styling Products / What it does: texturises

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      03.12.2008 01:45
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      well worth a try

      I have short spiky hair that I find very hard to tame. I have had this style for many years and have always been on the lookout for hair products that I can use quickly and that will make my hair perfect without much effort. I work early hours so I wanted something that I could use and wouldn't take too long to create my desired style.

      I first noticed Coco- Gumbo by Gum hair in Superdrug. I have noticed that the title of this review says that you can only but this from Superdrug but I have seen it in other stores too.

      The pot isn't that attractive, just a white pot with a black lid. I have noticed that on all the pot I have bought it says "50% extra free" on the top (75ml for the price of 50ml) I don't think I have ever seen the 50ml pots before. I think the pot looks rather cheap looking. The pot has to be used within 18 months once opened.

      The only reason why I bought this product is because I loved the smell. It has the sent of coconut and a whiff of apples. It smells so nice, I feel I could actually eat it. The smell is very strong and can be smelt as soon as the pots opened. The price was not too bad. At £3.99 I though it was rather cheap so I decided to buy it.

      THE RESULT

      The gum is rather thick and blue in colour. The pot is filled quite generously. The gum is rather sticky but when applied to your hair it does do the job and will stay in place. The end result was quite pleasing as I found my style lasted all day. My hair did not feel greasy as often did when I used other hair products.

      I was quite disappointed when I found that my local Superdrug did not stock Coco- Gumbo anymore. I did not use it for several months but was extremely happy when I found it in a Sainsbury's store. I now have a regular steady supply :)

      I think the only bad thing about this product as It contains far too many chemicals. The ingredients in this product are endless. Id be here forever if I listed them.

      There are other products in the Gum hair range and well worth checking out.

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      13.05.2002 00:29
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      What's big, spikey, smells of apples and scares children and small animals? My new hairdo. It cost me a fortune to look this way! This is how it all began. I had my hair cut into spikes at the top and sides. The front and back are still fairly long as I didn't want to look like a boy. My hairdresser suggested that I purchase some hair gum to help me keep my new style looking 'spikey'. Superdrug was my first port of call. I hunted through the different hair preparations until I came across 'Coco Gumbo'. I liked the name, it looked simple to use and there was a special offer on this product. (Normally 3.99 but with a pound off.) The container is a white plastic one about three centimetres deep and six centimetres wide. It has a black lid and the label is purple and orange. It is actually quite an appealing container, eventhough it is so simple. The pot hold 50mls of hair gum. The contents are a lovely blue colour and semi liquid. The aroma is one of 'over ripe'apples (I can think of no other way yto describe it.) It isn't unpleasant, just rather clingy. It tells you on the container that you can 'ruffle it, scruff it, chunk it, tease it,' and I assume it refers to hair. There aren't any instructions telling you exactly how to do these things, so I began experimenting. A small blob placed on the palm of the hair, spread over the fingers, etc and worked into my hair fromthe roots upward seemed to do the trick. A little bit more gum was needed to do the 'spikey bits'. My hair stayed where I had put it for a couple of hours, then decided to give up the struggle and lay down again. I tried using more of the product but this made my hair look dull and greasey. I did notice that this gum is made in UK and contains a host of chemicals, including the following: propylene, glycol, phosphates, pertrolatum, copolymer,
      distearate, phenoxytheanol, propanol, etc (these are just the ones I have heard of). That seems to me to be a awful lot of chemicals to be putting on the scalp and I did get some eye irritation where I had rubbed my eye after touching my hair. This product works for a short time but I am still looking for one that smels better and lasts longer.

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      Hair gum for texturising and styling hair /