I loved this product before it was reformulated, and my daughter who has very curly hair loved it as well. So how is it that a company takes what was once a great styling gel with 4 clean ingredients (purified water, aloe vera, panthenol, and wheat germ protein) and reformulate it with Polysorbate 20 (an ethoxylated compound with contamination concerns), alcohol (drying for the hair), Potassium Sorbate (genotoxic to the human peripheral blood lymphocytes), and Sodium Hydroxide (concerns with organ system toxicity)?
Real Purity's website states, regarding it's emphasis on quality, " Since Virginia’s time, the Easterling family continues to meticulously craft the formulas for Real Purity’s product line. Following the standard of tradition, each Real Purity item contains only the highest quality ingredients and is free from parabens, sulfates and other toxic chemicals...."
I used to trust Real Purity products, but lately I am finding myself having to search for products elsewhere. What a disappointment.
Hi Elle, we're sorry that this formula doesn't work for you as well as it has for many of our customers. The old formula was not performing as well as it could in many capacities, so we chose to modify it - however, please note that we still take a great deal of care with the ingredients we use. If you look at ewg.org, you'll see that all of the ingredients you've named are rated low toxicity (between 1 - 3) and the rest of the ingredients in this formula are either organic essential oils or are absolutely safe to use. Either way, thank you for your feedback, and we hope you'll continue to try other items. -The Real Purity Team
Don't like new formula
I really liked the old formula and don't care for the new. Unfortunately I bought a few and didn't know the formula had changed.
Thank you Real Purity for making an awesome hair gel! I love it! Works well, holds well, and is clean and fresh!! please don't stop making this product!!
Bring back the old formula
I don't care for the new formula.
I am a senior and I love this product. It provides body for my thinning hair which is short (not spiky) and doesn't leave my hair feeling sticky, stiff or weighted down. My hair feels healthier and the lack of chemicals is keeping me healthier.
Awesome Hair Gel!!
I did not like this at first but I gave it another shot and I like this version of the hair gel better than the old version. It doesn't leave any residue behind and I love how pure it is because I am extremely hyper sensitive in my old age. I still have a full bottle of the old version and I am not going to use it.
I was very upset at first being a customer for more than 25 years, but once I called and spoke with Dr. Easterling, he explained that it's the same base formula it always with some very nice enhancements like the herbal blend, Horse Chestnut encourages healthy circulation, Witch Hazel acts as a natural astringent for optimal scalp health, Willowherb soothes and calms, Green Tea provides antioxidant protection, and Horsetail Extract strengthens hair strands.
I was even more impressed to hear about Xylityl Sesquicaprylate this is a sugar-derived preservative that protects the integrity of this product without the use of parabens or formaldehyde releasers. I personally like having a healthy option for a natural preservative in the product. This particular preservative is the only one approved globally for Whole Foods.
Thanks Real Purity and Dr. Rich for continually innovating and finding/creating healthier options for those of us that are very sensitive!!
I've tried many natural organic brands and this is the first styling gel that has NO ODOR, leaves no residue and really adds bounce and fullness after blow drying.
This is what I've been searching for for *years.* No scent, no residue or build-up on my hair, no toxic chemicals. I have naturally curly hair that frizzes, and this keeps it smooth without making it heavy, sticky, or flaky.
I wish you'd make it in a bigger size, Real Purity, because I will be using a lot of it.
As an MCS sufferer it is not easy to find
friendly products that you can trust will not make you ill and that work. My naturally curly hair and I thank you for this product. My hair looks great. This product never leaves your hair sticky or stiff. My only request is that it came in a larger size. I have a lot of hair and 4oz does not go very far. Thanks Real Purity for making such quality products!
I have curly hair and love that this gel does not give me the crunchy look that most gels do. If I have a really dry hair day I will add some of my conditioner to the gel too.