Beloved readers, I was quite excited to try this conditioner after finding the shampoo to be quite decent. You can read my review of it here.
I must tell you, this line tells a bit of a marketing “untruth.” Pure, distilled SPRING water will leech color from your hair, so using this thinking it will keep your color salon perfect for months is expecting a bit much.
Clearly, using a harsher shampoo will strip it more quickly than a gentle one, but a shampoo or conditioner cannot “actively” hold onto color molecules and keep them in your hair. Not so long as you must use water with them at some point.
I was not overwhelmed, but still pleased with my purchase.
It does smell strongly of mint. The rosemary scent is not quite so apparent. I’m unsurprised by this. I knew there wasn’t enough rosemary or mint essential oil to make this worth purchasing for that alone.
Why did I buy it then, beloved readers? One, I had tried the shampoo and enjoyed it. Two, it has behentrimonium chloride: My hair’s FAVORITE chemical.
T H E G O O D
- Great dose of daily moisture
- Melts into hair
- Leaves hair smooth and supple
- Available at your local drugstore, Target, and Walmart
T H E B A D
- Can cause build up (Daily Use)
- Outperformed by cheaper competition (e.g. Organix)
Softer, smoother hair can be yours with this–or its competitors for less. As for color? Follow traditional advice: wash less, don’t use sulfates.
Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU; CETEARYL ALCOHOL; GLYCERIN; BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE; CETYL ESTERS; ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE; QUATERNIUM-80; POLYSORBATE 20; PARFUM/ FRAGRANCE; METHYLPARABEN; CAMPHOR BENZALKONIUM METHOSULFATE; POLYQUATERNIUM-37; PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/ MINERAL OIL; BENZOPHENONE-3; MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT; TOCOPHEROL; LIMONENE; CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE; PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6; LINALOOL; ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS OIL/ROSEMARY LEAF OIL; BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL; CITRONELLOL