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Ted Gibson Goodnite Serum Review

Rated: 9.5 out of 10
by SplitEnds.org

In addition to marketing hair care products, Ted Gibson owns and operated hair salons in New York and Washington, DC. The company's mission is to "create a line of luxury products that are effective and simple to use."

Ted Gibson's Goodnite Serum is a treatment meant to combat hair depletion and malnourishment, as well as the issue of an unbalanced scalp. Goodnite is said to work by affecting change at "the surface cuticle, the inner cortex and the core medulla regions" using various ingredients. It's easy enough to use - simply apply a full dropper's worth of the scented product to your hair before going to bed. Begin at the roots and brush it into your scalp, working in to the tips of the hair and adding more serum as necessary.

Ted Gibson Goodnight Serum Ingredients

  • Cyclopentasiloxane, a type of silicone. This included in Goodnite for the purpose of coating the hair follicle and making it seem fuller and smoother.
  • Lavender oil, the strongest and most easily detectable scent in the Goodnite serum.
  • Orchis maculata flower extract, also for scent.
  • Tocopheryl acetate, which is believed to provide protection against the sun's ultraviolet rays. Some studies have linked tocopheryl acetate to cancer.
  • Retinyl palmitate, a component of palm oil. After its absorption into the skin, retinyl palmitate is converted to retinol, and ultimately to retinoic acid. New York Senator Chuck Schumer called attention to the fact that high doses of retinyl palmitate were shown to accelerate cancer in lab animals.
  • Hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed silk, a chemical component in many shampoos and soaps.
  • Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, an agent typically used for its aromatic properties.
  • Panthenol, which binds to the hair shaft to fill gaps and make strands appear shiny.
  • Glycerin, a common ingredient in commercially prepared foods and liquors, primarily as a thickening agent and sugar substitute.
  • Dimethicone, a silicone based organic polymer.
  • Amodimethicone, an "amine-functionalized silicone".
  • Cetrimonium Chloride, a topical antiseptic used in Goodnite as a conditioning agent.

Other ingredients found in Ted Gibson's Goodnite Serum include Trideceth-12, Steartrimonum Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben.

Does Ted Gibson Goodnite Serum Work?

Depends on what you mean by "work". Ted Gibson's Goodnite Serum smells great (at least in my opinion) and is very easy to use. The fact that so many ingredients in the serum are used purely for their aromatic properties, however, is somewhat disappointing. For a product used overnight for the stated purpose of repairing damaged hair, I feel like more attention should have been given to its hair-healing properties than to its scent. For all of its wonderful smell, I would still rather have a product that does a better job of repairing damaged hair, even if it had no smell at all.

Buy Ted Gibson Goodnite Serum

Goodnite can purchased at your local Target store or at Ted Gibson's official website. A tiny 4 oz. bottle will run you a whopping $100-$200 depending on where you buy it, so it may be best to wait for a sale before giving this product a try.

A better choice may be H2 Thermal, which is currently running a 50% off sale. Learn more.