During my recent trip home to Georgia to visit the folks, I had the chance to use a lot of products that are locally available in Target, Walmart, and most chain grogery and drug stores. I didn't take my usual product stash...mainly because the entire week it was 95+ degress with over 75% humidity and my hair was in a ponytail the entire trip (in those kind of conditions, out hair is just not an option). So as soon as I landed, I headed off to target to pick up some basic supplies that I would need to last the week....a good conditioner, a leave in, and a light gel/styling creme for putting my hair back into a bun/ponytail. Here is the conditioner I used:
INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Centrimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Quaternium 18, Potassium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, TEA Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate, DMDM Hydantoin, Glycerin, Panthenol, Hair Keratin Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
COST: 32oz about $5
16oz about $3
MY REVIEW: I've used this conditioner in the past, but I don't remember exactly WHY I stopped using it but I plan to add it back into the line up. This conditoner has a LOT more slip than I recall it had in the past (it has been reformulated). Literally, I detangled my hair in a matter of minutes....which is unheard of for me...even on previously detangled hair! It gave my hair MAJOR moisture, and rinses clean and easy. I used it as a cowash conditioner and as a rinse out conditioner after washing my hair with black soap. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this conditioner. It does contain a cone (dimethicone) which can cause build up for some people, so you will need to use a sufate shampoo occassionally to remove the silicone. I used it exclusively for a week with no problems with buildup, but results my vary for different people.
For those of you that are looking for a thicker conditioner to cowash with than the usual suave naturals and V05, I highly recommend you try this one. And at $5 for a liter, this is a steal for those of us that are budget concious!
On a scale of 1-5 stars, this product is 4 stars! Would have been 5 stars if it were silicone free, but still a great conditioner for the price.