Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy conditioners

on Feb 10, 2013 @ 02:33 pm

I discovered some, shall we say... "similarities" between six conditioners that the new hair care company Clear offers.
They all the have identical ingredient lists. That's right.  Same items, same order.
I was curious - and, I might add, a little miffed - as to how this company could market these products (listed below) to different demographics when the products are so similar. I mean, how different can they really be?  So I wrote them an inquisitive email via their website.  I will let you chicks know what they have to say for themselves.  But in the meantime, I thought you should know that these conditioners are the same, as far as I can tell (I didn't look into the shampoos).  It will save you some time in the hair care aisle if you still want to support this company and try their products.

The six products in question are:
Total Care Nourishing Daily Conditioner
Damage & Colour Repair Nourishing Daily Conditioner
Volumizing Root Boost Nourishing Daily Conditioner
Strong Lengths Nourishing Daily Conditioner
Moisturizing Dry Scalp Nourishing Daily Conditioner
Frizz Control Nourishing Daily Conditioner

Does this make anyone else kinda mad?  Have you encountered this before?  Please share!

3 Replies

Wow! on Feb 11, 2013 @ 07:12 am

I have never noticed this before, and honestly.. I have never even thought of looking! It would make me a little upset, since they are trying to sell these products to different demographics - yet still making an almost identical product. Have you brought it up to the Clear company?

Clear's Response on Feb 11, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

I did write them an email. They responded to me this morning with this answer:
"Thank you for contacting us.
We do apologize for the experience you reported concerning our Clear Product.
Many times ingredient lists will look the same on various products, however ingredient levels are typically different, resulting in a different product composition.
Sincerely, You friends at Clear"

That's it. Is it me, or is that a vague and dismissive response? It is my understanding that ingredients are listed from greatest quantity to least, so I just can't see how the ingredient levels could be that different if the order is still the same. I was hoping for a more comprehensive explanation.

Their answer leaves something to be desired and for that reason, I probably won't bother with Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy.


Shampoo vs. Conditioner on Mar 14, 2013 @ 01:43 pm

I do think that they are right in that the amount of each ingredient will change the composition. I.e. one might be more hydrating because it contains moisturizers and this makes it especially good for damaged or coloured hair.

Also, I think it's important to note that essentially, conditioners all serve the same purpose: to condition. Usually its the shampoo that does whatever the promised results are.

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