Despite this product's long name, it is actually a very simple product that can make an impact on your hair. In the summer (and even in the winter at times) my hair gets a little dryer than normal and this leave-in conditioner cures it!
For those of you who do not exactly know what a leave-in conditioner is, it is a hair product that tends to be heavy like a conditioner you use in the shower when you look at it in the bottle (many leave-in conditioners come in jars, but with this product it can be sprayed) and it moisturizes your hair just like a conditioner, but you do not wash it out, instead just apply it to damp hair and style as usual. Leaving in the conditioner allows it to more deeply moisturize your hair than when you condition your hair in the shower when you likely work it through your hair and then rinse right away.
I will admit this is the first leave-in conditioner I have tried because I do not usually have too many problems with my hair drying out and at the roots my hair is oily so I never thought I needed one. I finally realized that even I need one last summer when I went on a trip to New York City and after just 2 days, the city was wreaking havoc on my hair making my normally tame, soft, silky textured hair turn into a dry, coarse, frizz-ball! That was definitely a wake-up call because after always getting slightly dryer hair in the summer months every year and never doing anything about it, this experience made me change my ways.
Now, at the first sign of dryness I reach for this product after my hair has been towel dried after a shower or bath. The instructions printed on the bottle say to just spray it on your hair, comb it through and blow dry or style as usual. I have oily roots so I try to keep the product away from my roots by instead putting about 4 or 5 sprays into my hand (I have very thick hair that absorbs this product quickly so I can easily use this much product) and finger combing it throughout my hair while holding my hair in a low ponytail (to make sure that the product is not taken too close to my roots) and then I put my hair up into a medium-high ballerina bun to air dry.
|5 sprays dolloped on the back of the hand|
The result is healthy looking hair that has a soft texture and shiny finish without added weight that allows for easy styling whether you have curls, waves, relaxed, or straight hair. However, if you have extreme or chronic dryness this product may not be enough when used alone, although it does provide great moisturization, I just do not feel it would be enough for a dry hair type. This product also claims to prevent fading on color-treated hair, but I can not personally speak about whether it does or does not because I do not have color treated hair. In any case, I do fully recommend this product for anyone who has a slightly dry to oily hair type.
- Average Moisturization
- Simple and easy-to-use product
- Helps to detangle
- Adds softness and shine
- Infused with aloe-vera, sea shell protein, sunflower seed oil, cocoa seed butter, mango seed butter and numerous other fruit and seed extracts.
- Only sold at professional salons
- Pretty good price at about $10.50 depending on location/store
What is your go-to leave-in conditioner?