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Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:53 pm      Reply with quote
I've been warning a few of you that I would write up an official review for this line, so here ye be! Very Happy

I have naturally curly, very dry hair and spent years trying most of the high-end and drug store shampoos/conditioners and NONE have made my hair feel as soft and hydrated as this line. I've been using SudzzFX for nearly one year now and finally feel qualified to provide a review complete with both short and long term benefits.

In short, SudzzFX is by far the BEST hair care line I've found, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Before I review each product I've tried seperately, this is the blurb you'll find on their website. http://www.sudzzfx.com/

"SUDZZ FX Treatment Liquids utilize the latest ingredient technology formulas to cleanse, moisturize, repair, nourish and protect the very structure of hair. Key to their performance are sulfate-free cleansing
treatments and FXulites, time-released microcapsules, all formulated with liquid crystallized natural honey and a keratin-repairing complex.

Used in a regular regimen, SUDZZ FX formulas restore hair to its natural beauty, shine and health. SUDZZ FX is recommended for hair that
has been subjected to environmental stress, moisture-robbing blow styling, depleting chemical services and shampoos with stripping
sulfates.Chemical treatments, heated styling implements, environmental factors, all contribute to upsetting the hair’s delicate moisture balance. The result is dull, lifeless, brittle and generally unmanageable hair. Rich with penetrating FXulites® that slowly release their moisturizing and smoothing properties in response to the hair’s needs, Aquafix targets moisture deficiencies deep in the hair shaft. This lightweight formula also contains nature’s own honey in a breakthrough non-sticky form that goes right to the heart of problem hair to soothe, smooth and restore.

Leaves hair dazzling with renewed brilliance and manageability.THE FXULITES® POTENT REPARATIVE COMPLEX: A proprietary precision
blending of multi benefit ingredients that reduce damage to the hair fiber, Working synergistically with a nourishing, strengthening, hydrating and protective cocktail of proteins and natural botanicals
that add to the remarkable results you can achieve including:

• Moisture balance–Liquid crystallized Honey
• Keratin Repairing Complex
• Surface condition–Auto Responsive Liposome Vesicles
• Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
• Wheat Amino Acids
• Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit
• Natural botanical extracts of asparagus, parsley, cucumber and sandalwood. "


--- Begin Reviews ---

1. Cashmere Cleansing for dry/damaged hair. My HG shampoo, it's a lovely pink color with a silky consistency. A nickle size amount is generally enough to distribute through my hair. Since I have a very LOT of volume, this alone amazes me. Because it's sulfate free, don't expect a lot of foamy lather - even though I know this, sometimes I still feel as if I need to lather up a 2nd time. Definite repurchase!!

2. Whipped Cream & Honey Cleansing for Fine Weak Hair - I alternate between this and the Cashmere shampoo. Since I only use shampoo every other day, both of these bottles have lasted me a long time. This one smells really yummy, but I don't notice quite the hydrating effect as I do with the Cashmere. While this is a likely repurchase, if I had to choose between Honey or Cashmere, I would choose the Cashmere for my type of hair.

3. Nyrvana Cleansing Treatment Purify and Detox - This shampoo can be used as either a dry or wet shampoo and is supposed to be used weekly to reduce buildup and remove toxins. It has a slightly chemical smell I don't really enjoy but it does leave my hair squeaky clean. This is probably more suitable for those with oily hair, not something I'll buy again once this runs out.

4. AquaFix Moisture Treatment For Dry Deficient hair - my true HG conditioner/detangler/leave-in treatment,
I took the plunge and bought this in the 33.8 oz. salon size for $42 USD. It comes with a pump dispenser, which measures out the perfect
amount I need. It's a peaceful blue and smells wonderful. One single pump is really all I need to distribute throughout my hair. This amazed me the first time I tried it, since other conditioners have required me to use far more. After shampooing I work this through my hair, comb it through with a wide tooth comb, then clip it up while I complete my shower. It also works as a detangler and light leave in conditioner. I poured this into travel bottles so I never have to be without it, it's truly that wonderful! Smile It softened my unruly curls within one week of regular use; even my not so observant man at the time noticed a
difference! After one year, it's softer and healthier than ever. Whenever I go to the Vidal Sassoon academy to get my hair cut they usually ask me what I use!

5. Moxee Reconstruct for severely damaged hair - this is my other HG conditioner. I switch between this and Aquafix. It's purple, smells lovely just as nearly every other product I've tried and if possible, this is even MORE concentrated than the Aquafix. I also purchased this in the salon size for $54 USD and don't even need a full pump amount to
provide a full conditioning treatment. When I feel like I need an extra boost of moisture, I'll apply a full pump post shower and leave in for the day. It doesn't feel sticky when dry, just soft and manageable. Definitely has a permanent place in my shower!

6. Zenyth Frizz Eliminator to Smooth and Polish. 4 oz. bottle usually costs around $20.00. The potion is lavendar, silky and smells quite lovely. Just a dime size amount is distributed to damp hair after the shower to control frizz. It's really does leave my hair shiny and frizz-free on all but the most humid conditions but I've found other, less
spendy products that'll accomplish the same thing, so I'm unlikely to repurchase.

The pluses to this line are many, the downsides are few. On the downside, SudzzFX can be difficult to find. I can find this locally at beauty supply stores/salons and have also seen it on eBay. The large initial outlay of cash is another downside, but to balance out the expense; this product really is so concentrated that it averages out to a little over $10.00 a month. Not bad for what you get out of this!!

I can't find the list of ingredients on their website, so I'm typing out the ingredients for my favorites only. I don't know what half of
these ingredients mean, can't even pronounce most of them, please excuse any typos Very Happy

Cashmere Cleansing Ingredients: Aqueous blend of asparagas, cucumber, parsley and sandalwood extracts, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium
lauroamphoacetate, cocamidoproply betaine, PEG-150 distearate, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, glycerin, glycol
stearate, PEG-2 cocamide, PPG-1 hydroxyethl caprylamide, wheat protein, FXulites registered blend of ingredients including
hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, sodium cocoyl amino acids, potassium dimethicone copolyol panthenyl phosphate, polyclyceryl-3 distearate, polysorbate 60, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium, wheat flour lipids and avocado oil,hydroxypropl methylcellulose, polyquaternium-10, tetrasodium EDTA, methylparaben, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, gragrance, caramel, red 33.

AquaFix Moisture Treatment: Aqueous blend of asparagas, cucumber, parsley and sandalwood extracts,cetrimonium chloride, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, cyclomethicone, tocopheryl acetate, hydrolyzed soy protein, FXulites registered blend of ingredients including hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, sodium cocoyl amino acids, potassium
dimethicone copolyol panthenyl phosphate, polyclyceryl-3 distearate,polysorbate 60, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium, wheat flour lipids and avocado oil, sunflower seed oil, butyrospermim parkii fruit, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, jojoba esters, glycerul stearate, hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-100 stearate, trimethylsilyamodimethicone, cinnamidoproplytriminium choride,methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazonlinone, fragrance, blue 1.

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Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:41 am      Reply with quote
this sounds awesome! i love learning about new haircare lines, as I have not yet found one I truly love, although phytospecific is coming close (I've only tried one product). thanks so much for the review!

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Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:12 pm      Reply with quote
Hi there, based on your review and another's recommendation, I have just purchased the Cashmere shampoo, the Aquafix and the moxee conditioners off ebay. I am really excited to see results! I hope you will post any new findings about these products. Thanks!
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Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:27 pm      Reply with quote
Another lemming!! I need something super moisturizing for my long, curly (which I straighten) hair. Very Happy
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hi butterfly, welcome to EDS. Let us know how you like this! I stopped using it for 6 months (reducing my spending) and switched to Lamas Beauty Soy Balancing conditioner, but just stocked up on a supply of Sudzz Moxee, Aquafix and Cashmere Shampoo. I simply love these products!

I haven't tried other products offered by this line, with the exception of the anti-frizz serum that I wasn't overly impressed with. Would be interested to hear from others who've tried additional styling potions from Sudzz.

Just purchased a few styling curl define serums from Aquage based on great reviews. Looking forward to seeing if THIS is the anti-frizz leave in treatment I've been looking for all my life! Smile

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Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:25 pm      Reply with quote
thanks for the very indepth review. i'm always looking for new and better haircare!
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Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:41 am      Reply with quote
Thanks for the indepth review. I'm a bit disappointed to see sodium lauroyl sarcosinate in it, but if you've been having good results. . .

Would you say your hair is dry, normal, oily, damaged?
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3rd.oculus wrote:
Thanks for the indepth review. I'm a bit disappointed to see sodium lauroyl sarcosinate in it, but if you've been having good results. . .

Would you say your hair is dry, normal, oily, damaged?


Your welcome.... It's my understanding that sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is much less harsh and more biodegradable than sodium laureth.

My hair is dry, an attribute of natural curls. It's relatively free of damage since I don't use heating products (at least for now) nor have I subjected my curls to chemical relaxers or perms. I do color it with Naturcolor, and haven't found this line fades out color either.

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I'd probably be more eager to try it if it had fewer synthetic ingredients. I'm trying to find a new haircare line that works for my hair, but I'm also trying to go as natural and "back to the earth" as possible.
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Where exactly can you buy this? The only "beauty" store I have around is Sally's and they don't appear to carry it. TIA!
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TAMgirl99 wrote:
Where exactly can you buy this? The only "beauty" store I have around is Sally's and they don't appear to carry it. TIA!


Probably buy online. Here're a few online stores I found on Google.

http://www.sleekhair.com/sudzz-fx-treatments.html

http://www.shampooline.com/sudzz-fx.html

http://www.palmbeauty.com/brand/Sudzz-FX.asp

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VSFQFU/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000XJXY1U&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1A4B8K1TC8Q64J3DDXB4
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Athena, is this the Aquafix Moisture Treatment you were referring to in your post?

http://www.amazon.com/Sudzz-FX-Moisture-Treatment-Hydration/dp/B002CC172O/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1268777414&sr=1-11
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Natalyn wrote:
Athena, is this the Aquafix Moisture Treatment you were referring to in your post?

http://www.amazon.com/Sudzz-FX-Moisture-Treatment-Hydration/dp/B002CC172O/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1268777414&sr=1-11


Tamgirl, Natalyn I purchase it from sleekhair.com. Yep Natalyn that's a link to the Aquafix.... I purchase this in the 33.8 bottles... The way I see it, I spend a little over twice as much to obtain three times so it's worth it. Smile

Sudzz FX can be found in salons, but it's usually not available in retail beauty supply stores like Sephora, Planet Beauty, etc. The stylist who introduced this line to me owned a salon within walking distance of where I used to live. Some styling products can only be sold by salons where at least 50% of their revenue comes from the salon --- certainly limits where it can be purchased. I've purchased from ebay and Amazon as well but opted for Sleekhair.com because I wanted to pick up a few styling products from Aquage.

Hope this helps,

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Coconut wrote:
I'd probably be more eager to try it if it had fewer synthetic ingredients. I'm trying to find a new haircare line that works for my hair, but I'm also trying to go as natural and "back to the earth" as possible.


I completely understand that Coconut! When I took a break from Sudzz, I switched to Peter Lamas Soy Balance. I posted a review on that too, see the link at the bottom. It's composed of certified organic ingredients. I was surprised how smooth it makes my hair WITHOUT any silicones! You can pick it up at Vitacost for a very reasonable price, or at WholeFoods for a NOT reasonable price. Smile It's a nice line but I want more serious moisture and since I'm planning to start ironing my hair...(once I settle on WHICH flat iron to get, but that's another thread)

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=33848&highlight=lamas

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I just placed an order. I am keeping my fingers crossed hoping this IS THE PRODUCT to end my issues with dry damaged hair.

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Well I was impressed with my order from sleekhair.com. I placed my order Saturday and it arrived yesterday.

The packaging wasn't the best.... They taped the ends of the bottles to avoid leaks and included a lot of styrofoam popcorn, but I'm fortunate none of the product leaked. Other than the rather lackluster packaging, I have no complaints about ordering from sleekhair.com

I treated myself to a deep condition with my beloved Moxee last night. This am, rinsed it out and applied my standard jojoba/argan oil, then topped off with the Aquage curl defining cream. Curls are soft, hydrated and now that I'm back on my favorite line again, I realize my hair was drier and "crunchier" with the Lamas line.

So... while Lamas was an adequate backup, my hair is thanking me for treating it to Sudzz again.

Frodo, I look forward to hearing how this works for you? What is your hair type, what concerns are you hoping to address? Is your dry/damaged hair a result of too much chemical processing, environmental damage, hair type, too much heat?

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I'm a bit confusedn now, Athena. Are you saying that the Lamas line is not good then? The Sudzz FX is better at moisturizing hair?

I don't dye, perm, or use any chemical in my hair. Every once in a long while I might iron it. I don't blowdry it. However, my ends are dry and I see breakages. I don't understand why. On top of that, I am losing a lot of hair.
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Natalyn wrote:
I'm a bit confusedn now, Athena. Are you saying that the Lamas line is not good then? The Sudzz FX is better at moisturizing hair?

I don't dye, perm, or use any chemical in my hair. Every once in a long while I might iron it. I don't blowdry it. However, my ends are dry and I see breakages. I don't understand why. On top of that, I am losing a lot of hair.


Hi Natalyn, sorry for the confusion. Nope, I'm not saying that Lamas isn't a good product. I wouldn't have raved about it if I thought it wasn't. I switched to it when I reduced my spending on everything. Lamas is a great product, and for those who prefer organic beauty supplies it's superb. But I do like Sudzz BETTER! Laughing

Now that I'm very very close to being debt free (still not completely out of the woods) and I saved up some $$ to spoil myself thoroughly, I'm once again splurging on Sudzz. Not only because this has worked so well for me, but because I'm about to do a most unprecedented thing for me... FLAT IRON! Nervous I'll fry my hair or hurt myself I'm such a klutz about some things, but I wanted the additional "insurance" of Sudzz. I'm not convinced Lamas would be up to protecting my tresses from heat styling.

I also think our hair benefits from changing product as well. I didn't notice this kind of crunch when I first started using Lamas, and only noticed the lack of slight crunch after I used Sudzz. We get used to things to the point of not noticing them, I think.


It sounds like you expose your hair to as little damage as I do... Neither Sudzz nor any other product will repair breakage. Only a trim will do that. It's not unusual for ends of hair to be a little dried out either, but hair loss... I don't know what to tell you about that, how long has that been going on? I don't think any of the products I've been touting will address anything beyond normal hairloss.

We really DO need a hair forum here on EDS, don't we?

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