The haircare industry can be vast and intimidating. Products that were recommended one year turn poisonous the next, with lawsuits alleging that they cause hair loss. Alternatively, individuals may find themselves purchasing a shampoo from one brand, a conditioner from another, and a mask from an unknown website. The starting point in finding products that will make up one’s hair care routine is such a difficult task, let alone finding one brand that will supply all those products. What’s worse is when a well-suited brand is discovered, but affordability as a whole doesn’t match.
Our research team became acutely aware of this sense of discontent, incompatibility, and missingness. And so, they set out to locate a company that offers a selection of clean hair products that people can rely on. The result of this research is what we’re here to talk about in depth. Let us go deeper into IGK and how their revolutionary products will change the haircare industry.
What is IGK?
IGK is marketed as a next-generation hair care company that creates rather than follows trends. Aaron, Franck, Leo, and Chase, the founders, all had one goal in mind: to provide consumers with a modern, salon-worthy hair care color that is also good for hair health. Their product line has all been designed by professionals who ensured rigorous testing before putting them on the shelf. In fact, this team promises to remain loyal to customers. How? By ensuring that all of their products emphasize the significance of cleanliness, innovation, and hair nourishment while advocating simple style techniques.
What makes this brand unique is the collaboration of specialists. For example, Aaron is a sought-after stylist in New York City who has a distinct eye for hairdressing and has been crowned king for capturing each person’s style. Then there’s Franck, who opened salons in hotels throughout Miami, New York City, and even Los Angeles before co-founding IGK salons with his brother Leo. Speaking of Leo, he began styling hair in Paris at the age of 14. Within five years, he built a celebrity salon, and six years later, he relocated to the United States to launch IGK. Finally, we have Chase, who is well-known in Hollywood as a celebrity hairstylist.
Given the combined decades of experience of these four stylists, it is safe to assume that IGK products have always been in good hands. Due to the fact that this brand has offered a variety of products since its inception, we will mostly concentrate on the bestsellers.
What are IGK’s bestsellers?
IGK offers a variety of hair care products, the most popular of which are:
Antisocial Dry Hair Mask
Antisocial dry hair mask is an overnight, leave-in hair care mask that repairs and softens hair without leaving any messes or residues behind. According to the IGK team, the bond-building technology works from the inside out to restore and protect hair. This therapy, which is safe for all hair types including colored and chemically treated, is believed to attach to the natural protein found within each hair fiber. As a result, individuals can foresee internal strengthening.
Furthermore, its abundance of amino acids is thought to work together to smoothen the hair cuticle, add shine, and prevent future damage, particularly when exposed to blow-drying and brushing. The Antisocial Dry Hair Mask also contains vegan silk proteins for optimal smoothness and softness. Upon application, individuals need not worry about washing or restyling. In fact, it’s as easy as spraying on dry hair and combing through before bed. Other advantages include enhanced hydration and lightweight feel, maximum frizz control, and UV protection.
Good Behavior 4-in-1 Prep Spray
Good Behavior 4-in-1 Prep Spray is a multi-tasking hair spray meant to be used as the first step in a hair routine. It is believed to gently detangle the hair, control frizz for up to a full day, protect against heat and provide shine. This weightless formula also supports additional styling. With respect to the main ingredients, we have the likes of spirulina protein and coconut oil. The former is reckoned to strengthen and nourish the hair, whereas the latter adds shine and helps detangle hair (without any breakage).
To use this product, individuals are advised to simply apply it to damp, clean hair before any other styling. Once applied, the product must be carefully combed to achieve even distribution. The rest entails styling as one desires. This spray is thought to be safe for all types of hair, including colored and chemically treated hair. In addition to frizz control and shine, individuals can expect to have more hydrated hair and UV protection.
Good Behavior Smoothing Spray
The Good Behavior Smoothing Spray is a heat protective blowout spray aimed to provide the smoothness, and frizz-control capacities linked to keratin treatment. The spirulina protein in this spray is believed to strengthen and nourish the hair. Moreover, it offers a rich source of amino acids said to heal hair and scalp health. Interestingly, this solution comprises innovative bonding polymers as well, which are believed to mimic the coating and smoothening properties of a keratin treatment.
When these ingredients are combined, users may expect zero frizz, optimum smoothness, and a quicker time to blow dry hair. This product should be misted over damp hair in sections and thoroughly combed. The final steps include blow drying in sections with heat, and either styling as usual or reapplying the product with a flat iron. Concerning suitability, this spray is safe on all hair types, including colored and chemically treated hair. How can anyone overlook the protection it offers, namely for heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit?
Good Behavior Ultra Smooth Shampoo
The Good Behavior Ultra Smooth Shampoo is a shampoo proclaimed to provide an instant smoothening effect while blocking and fighting off frizz. It contains a seven-smoothing oil blend known to support nourishment and overall shine. Another key aspect worth noting is the use of frizz-blocking technology, which is deemed effectively even in the shower. Finally, its formula is rich in spirulina protein, a recurring ingredient known for its ability to advance hair nutrition. To experience optimal smoothness, individuals are advised to apply the shampoo onto wet hair, massage it in and rinse it off. Did you know the Good Behavior Ultra Smooth Shampoo contains a smoothing agent and is silicone-free, and PEG-free?
Good Behavior Ultra Smooth Conditioner
The Good Behavior Ultra Smooth Conditioner is another product that uses frizz-fighting technology, a seven-smoothing oil blend, and spirulina. The difference between this product and the one mentioned above is that it must be used for at least three minutes after shampooing, specifically, from mid-lengths to hair ends.
Expensive Glaze is purportedly a UV-protecting glaze that transparently sticks to hair and acts as a weightless shield, helps intensify color depth and overall dimension. Amla oil in this product is used for its hair conditioning properties that provide shine and strength. The next ingredient found in this formula is sea kelp extract, which is reckoned to prevent damage from external aggressors. Lastly, sunflower seed oil is used to provide hydration and long-lasting softness.
Overall, this UV-protecting glaze is designed to be applied in the shower, after shampooing, squeezing out any extra water, and then properly applying it. To get the most out of this solution, people should gently massage it from root to tip, leave it on for two to three minutes, and then rinse it off. These steps must be repeated at least twice a week in place of a conditioner.
First Class Dry Shampoo
First Class Dry Shampoo is a heavy-duty charcoal dry shampoo aimed at allowing people to go longer between hair washes, even after the most strenuous activities. This product contains charcoal powder, which is used to detoxify the hair by lifting grime and buildup. White tea powder is also used as a means of relieving the scalp. As maintained by the IGK team, this dry shampoo can clean even the oiliest hair and scalp while removing odors.
Individuals must part off their hair and use the product in a sweeping motion to any oily or filthy regions. The solution must then settle for 30 seconds before any surplus formula is removed. For the best oil absorption, this dry shampoo is recommended at night before sleeping. Lastly, this product offers UV protection and may add volume.
Beach Club Texture Spray
Beach Club Texture Spray is a product intended to deliver a beachy, salty, windswept look without the stickiness, dryness, or heaviness that traditional texture sprays have. What’s interesting about this spray is the use of gluten-free hydrolyzed wheat protein and glycerin. This duo is anticipated to naturally increase hair volume and body and lock in moisture and texture respectively. That’s not all, proper uses are believed to provide protection against external heat sources.
To use the Beach Club Texture Spray, shake it 10 to 12 inches away from the head and spray in parts on wet or dry hair. For beach waves, apply the product in small portions, then twist and release the sections, allowing them to fall freely. Finally, spray the product all over and blow dry it for a textured blow-dried effect.
Mistress is a leave-in conditioning balm meant to melt into the lengths of hair to boost hydration. It is equipped with an ultra-light formula that allows for easy detangling and smoothing. Its key ingredient is none other than coconut oil. Aside from the mentioned benefits, coconut oil provides frizz-control, shine and UV protection.
It is advisable to begin with a small amount of Mistress and gradually increase it as needed. While the hair is wet or dry, this product must be applied from the mid-lengths to the ends. Those with curly or coiled hair should apply Mistress all over the hair for more defined curls with hydration. To manage the outcomes of smooth, frizz-free blowouts, a small quantity of Mistress is recommended with any styling product.
Cash In Repair Serum
Cash In Repair Serum is a restorative serum trusted to protect hair from heat, reduce breakage and repair damage at the root. The IGK team went on to argue how this solution may possibly have hair feeling 11 times softer and sealing up to 88% of split ends. The main ingredients found inside the Cash In Repair Serum are vegan silk extract and biomimetic bond building technology. This duo is primarily used for supporting hair strength (namely by creating a breathable physical layer of protection) and repairing damaged hair respectively.
To further strengthen this formula, the creators included baobab and amla oils for maximum moisture, strength, shine and healthy hair cuticles. Regarding uses, individuals should consider applying a generous amount to clean, damp hair or as a softening gel on the tips of dry hair.
Permanent Color Kit
The Permanent Color Kit is an at-home hair kit developed by colorists. It was created expressly to deliver salon-quality effects like salon-worthy color, shine, less breakage, and softer hair. This kit celebrates the likes of squalane, orchid extract, and bamboo extract, which have been linked to moisture balance, improved shine, soft and smooth hair, and ideal strength.
Unlike the above mentioned products, the Permanent Color Kit requires quite a bit of time to execute. The first step to vibrant color, is to have detangled and properly sectioned off hair. Second, the protection gel must be applied along the hairline (avoiding stains on the ears). Next, the entire Color 2 Rich Cream Pigment must be added to the Activate 3 Nourishing Color Developer bottle. Once added and given a good shake, individuals are recommended to apply the mixture to sectioned hair.
After covering the entire scalp, it must rest for anywhere between 35 and 45 minutes, and later rinsed out. The final step entails applying the Treat 4 Post-Color Treatment Mask from the root to the ends, allowing it to sit for five minutes before rinsing it all out.
Thirsty Girl Leave-In
Thirsty Girl Leave-In is a leave-in conditioner that aims to nourish, protect hair, and control frizz for up to a full day. It features a patented hyaluronic acid technology designed to hydrate the hair without added weight and provide protection against humidity and pollutants. This leave-in conditioner also contains pure coconut milk, which has smoothing and strengthening characteristics as well as the ability to prevent breakage and split ends.
To indulge in its benefits, simply shake the product well and hold it 10 inches away from the head. Spray it on clean, damp hair that has already been sectioned off, paying special attention to the regions with the most damage. Comb the product thoroughly, and when the hair is almost dry, apply any other preferred style products. This product to the ends for optimal hydration.
Crybaby Anti-Frizz Serum
Crybaby Anti-Frizz Serum is an oil-based serum that aims to eliminate frizz, smoothen, and soften hair all while providing shine. Coconut oil, which is known for its healing powers, is the key ingredient. It may heal the hair from the inside out by addressing protein loss and keeping the hair moisturized. To get started, individuals are asked to warm the contents between the hands before applying them to damp or dry hair. Normally, the Crybaby Anti-Frizz Serum is used all over the head, but it can also be used just around the hairline; this is entirely up to each user.
Rich Kid Cream
Rich Kid Cream is a lightweight gel styler for maximum hydration and for achieving a careless tousled look. This gel contains coconut oil, which has the potential to restore and repair hair and address the source of any damage. Moreover, the solution at hand has been equipped with vitamin A for its nourishing and strengthening qualities. It’s important to start with a small amount of this product, especially for those who have fine hair, before adding any further. When the hair is almost dry, the gel must be warmed between the hands, and the contents must be applied from mid-length to the ends.
There are several different styles that Rich Kid Cream can help achieve. For example, frizz-free waves can be obtained by twisting the hair in small sections as it dries. To learn more styling hacks, individuals are strongly encouraged to visit the official IGK website.
Offline Hydration Mask
Offline Hydration Mask is a deep conditioning mask that aims to rejuvenate hair from within. Its formula contains turmeric butter, which is said to deeply moisturize and rejuvenate hair while protecting it from future damage. Green tea seed oil is also used for smoothing hair fibers, sealing in hair color, and adding shine. This mask should be applied after shampooing the hair for the greatest effects. People are instructed to wring out excess water and apply a generous amount of the mask from root to tip. As with most solutions thoroughly combing the hair and leaving it in for three minutes are required. Once the time is up, the mask must be rinsed out. In addition to hair regeneration and hydration, this mask is believed to be a heat protector.
Mixed Feelings is a toner that may be used with any style product, shampoo, or conditioner. The purpose is to neutralize any brassiness in the hair color. From the looks of it, this toner contains purple pigment, which allows hair to be toned, specifically blonde, silver, and violet. In our opinion, this is a quick and simple technique to tone hair at home without requiring any changes to existing hair care procedures.
To begin, individuals must press the button on the tub’s bottom to discharge the droplets. The number of droplets required is determined by the hair color and the product being blended. There is a dosage chart available under the images on the bottle with recommended number of droplets by product type and hair color. Once the latter has been decided, it must be added a shampoo, conditioner, or styling product of choice.
Color Depositing Hair Mask
The last of the bestsellers to be watchful of is the Color Depositing Hair Mask. The Color Depositing Hair Mask helps upgrade one’s existing hair color in a single step. Available in 18 semi-permanent IGK shades, this formula is reckoned to restore moisture levels, add shine, strengthen hair strands, improve elasticity, and protect hair from the risk of breakage. These outcomes are said to be possible because of the synergy created between squalane, prickly pear cactus, meadowfoam oil and quinoa.
It should be noted that this mask is not intended to conceal or brighten grays. The provided shade chart will provide a better idea of the effects people can expect based on their existing hair color. Individuals are strongly urged to conduct a patch test on one strand of dry hair before using this mask. If the color is too sheer, another strand test with a bigger amount may be required.
What does science suggest about the ingredients in IGK?
Without a doubt, each IGK product contains an extensive list of ingredients that should be evaluated, but to keep things straightforward, we’ve concentrated on what science says about the most commonly used ones throughout the bestsellers. The following is a summary of what there is to know:
Vegan Silk Protein
Vegan silk protein is a biomimetic silk protein produced through white biotechnology. According to one source, this ingredient benefits the environment and serves as a natural silk substitute for skin and hair health. This fermented substance is thought to restore and protect hair from pollutants while providing long-lasting color. The latter benefits are said to be due to its film-forming characteristics.
Secondary effects include hair nourishment, evenness, and protection against thermal or chemically induced structural damage; not to mention a desirable silky touch. To our surprise, vegan silk proteins have made their way into not only hair care solutions, but also facial, body, eye contour, sunscreen, and makeup products, making them extremely versatile.
Squalane is a lipid that can be obtained from a variety of sources, but for the purposes of IGK, it is derived from sugarcane. The lipid must be hydrogenated before it can be used in skincare and hair care products, which increases its stability. Otherwise, it will spoil quickly. In terms of hair health, this ingredient is known to improve shine and reduce breakage. No matter what variables may influence hair health, be it weather, age, diet, or heat damage, using squalane has been demonstrated to renew hair fibers and shield them from further harm. All it takes are a few drops before rinsing in the shower.
Amla oil is extracted from the Indian gooseberry (or Amla) fruit. This is a staple in ancient Indian medicine, or Ayurveda, because it is high in vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants. Several modest studies have been completed at the time of writing, and experts have concluded that amla oil could potentially eradicate hair parasites, improve hair appearance, and promote growth. While these findings are encouraging, it is crucial to highlight that they are based on animal research. But, despite the lack of human research, this oil is still a candidate because of promising findings and minimal to no risk.
Coconut oil is a highly versatile product that is used not only for cooking but also for health and beauty. To date, it has been reported to be more beneficial than mineral and sunflower oils for preventing protein loss in hair. This could be due to the fact that coconut oil is mainly composed of a medium-chain fatty acid known as lauric acid. Because of this chemical, it has a long, straight structure that allows it to be absorbed efficiently in the hair shaft. Aside from its preventive benefits, coconut oil is supposed to encourage hair growth by increasing hydration and reducing the impacts of environmental damage (such as wind, sun, and smoking). Other advantages include lice control, UV protection, dandruff therapy, and prevention of hair loss.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are IGK products tested on animals?
IGK products are not tested on animals. Matter-of-factly, they are all Leaping Bunny certified.
Do IGK products contain phthalates, sulfates, silicone, or mineral oils?
IGK products do not contain any mineral oils, phthalates, or surfactant-based sulfates. However, some products contain silicone.
Why are IGK products formulated without sodium chloride?
IGK products, excluding IGK color, do not have sodium chloride because it is known to strip hair of color and reduce the duration of keratin treatments.
Are IGK products paraben-free?
All IGK products are proclaimed as being paraben-free.
Are IGK products safe to use with keratin treatments?
IGK products are thought to be safe to use with keratin treatments as they do not contain any SLS or SLES.
Are IGK products color safe?
IGK products are believed to be color safe and should not lead to any color fading.
Do IGK products offer heat and thermal protection?
Heat and thermal protection are product-specific benefits. Please review the best-selling products listed above or visit the website to see whether each product does provide heat and thermal protection.
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What fragrances are used in IGK products?
IGK products contain a variety of fragrances. The team claims to have taken their time selecting them so that each product elicits a distinct feeling.
How should I layer IGK products?
As a regular hair care routine, IGK products should be layered the following way: Shampoo, conditioner, mask, detangler, heat protectant and leave-in conditioner. At this point if any creams, mousses, or gels are preferred, they should come next. Following that are oils and serums. Dry products such as hair sprays and dry volume sprays are recommended at the very end. That said, every individual is unique and has different hair care needs. So, people will need to consider their respective hair health before deciding on a layering strategy.
Are IGK products safe on extensions?
Extensions exist in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they may/may not contain bonding chemicals. So, before using IGK products, individuals should consider consulting with the stylist who put the extensions on.
What makes IGK color different?
IGK color is the first at-home color system made with professional-grade and clean ingredients. It should provide salon-quality color for all hair types and textures, while conditioning, protecting, and eliciting an appropriate shine. Moreover, IGK’s solutions are deemed free of allergens, ammonia, fragrance, phthalates, parabens, and gluten.
Who do I contact to get tips on IGK products?
The IGK website has a chat feature that can be accessed here. The next best possible option is to send an email to customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does IGK ship internationally?
Currently, IGK only ships to the contiguous United States. However, their line exists on Sephora whose online store does ship internationally. Furthermore, international residents can call 1-855-IGK-3322 to see if they can find a courier to ship to the desired country.
What is the IGK shipping policy?
IGK orders over $40 qualify for free shipping! As for the estimated arrival time, orders will typically arrive between three and eight business days.
What is the IGK return policy?
IGK allows refunds or exchanges on orders placed on their website within 14 days of purchase. Any products purchased at salons or retail partners should be returned at that location. Items that are returned must be either unopened or gently used. Once the merchandise is returned to IGK, a temporary credit for the order value will be granted. If this credit is not used within a week, it will expire, and a refund is provided to the original payment method. For any other questions or concerns, customer support should be reached either by email or phone.
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How much do IGK products cost?
Pricing depends largely on the product under question, the quantity one wishes to purchase and whether individual products or bundles are of interest. Below is a breakdown of both the bestsellers and other hair care products worth exploring:
- Antisocial Dry Hair Mask (5 oz): $30.60 each
- Good Behavior 4 In Prep Spray (7 oz): $32 each
- Good Behaviour Smoothing Spray (5.6 oz): $28.90 each
- Good Behaviour Ultra Smooth Shampoo (8 oz): $32 each
- Good Behaviour Ultra Smooth Conditioner (8 oz): $32 each
- Expensive Glaze (4.2 oz): $32 each
- First Class Dry Shampoo (6.3 oz): $32 each
- Beach Club Texture Spray (5 oz): $34 each
- Mistress (5 oz): $29 each
- Cash In Repair Serum (1.7 oz): $34 each
- Permanent Color Kit: $28 each
- Thirsty Girl Leave In (5 oz): $32 each
- Crybaby Anti-Frizz Serum (1.5 oz): $32 each
- Rich Kid Cream (5 oz): $29 each
- Offline Hydration Mask (6.7 oz): $38 each
- Mixed Feelings (1 oz): $29 each
- Color Depositing Hair Mask (6 oz): $29 each
- Other Haircare Products:
- Good Behavior Blowout Balm (5 oz): $34 each
- Beach Club Travel (1.7 oz): $16 each
- First Class Travel (2 oz): $16 each
- Direct Flight Dry Shampoo (6.3 oz): $32 each
- No Limit Volumizing Spray (5.4 oz): $32 each
- Mistress Travel (1.7 oz): $16 each
- Jetlag (6.3 oz): $32 each
- Legendary Shampoo (8 oz): $32 each
- Legendary Conditioner (8 oz): $32 each
- Rich Kid Travel (1.7 oz): $16 each
IGK also offers sets, each one containing products that work well together. For more information on these sets and their pricings click here. Another point worth noting is that IGK presents discounts when purchasing in bulk.
Overall, IGK is a well-established salon brand that currently offers a wide range of hair care products, including shampoos, heat protection, and everything in between. In line with our editorial team’s examination of the IGK bestsellers, it should be evident that the creators focused on ingredients that have traditionally been used for hair care or have long been approved by society for their efficacy. Matter-of-factly, ingredients were chosen with environmental support and hair development, recuperation, moisture, protection, and reduced breakage risk in mind.
Aside from careful formulation, our editorial team appreciated that the IGK team took the effort to educate the public on each product, offering a detailed ingredient’s list and instructions on uses, and putting together bundles that support certain hair care needs. Did we mention the creators emphasized the most hair types, textures, and conditions? The coming together of the founders, each of whom brings decades of experience and a solid reputation to the table, is a major selling point in support of IGK as a brand and its offerings.
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