Price: $16 for 8 oz jar
Purchased From: Kurleebelle.com
Promises: "Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment is just what the doctor ordered for dry, damaged hair. Bring those tresses back to life with our smooth concoction of Banana, Avocado, Honey and Coconut. Banana is rich in potassium and hailed for its moisturizing properties. Avocado contains fatty acids that nourish, smooth and soften hair. Honey provides shine while conditioning to make hair soft and supple. Coconut hydrates, conditions and softens. The No List: No parabens. No sulfates. No Animal Ingredients. No Gluten. No Paraffin. No Phthalates. No Mineral Oil. No PABA. No DEA. No Synthetic Color. No Propylene Glycol. No Petroleum."
Directions: Apply a generous amount to wet hair. Gently massage into scalp and comb through with fingers or wide tooth comb. Cover with a plastic cap. Sit under hooded dryer for 5-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Basil Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Honey Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum).
My Assessment: The first time I used this conditioner, it honestly confused me haha. When it's first scooped out it's on the thin side and has a gel-like feel, but after rubbing my palms together it quickly thickens to a creamy texture. Also, because of the consistency a little goes a long way.
On application it sinks into my hair, defines my new growth nicely (instantly triggering my hand-in-hair syndrome) and provides lots of slip, which I absolutely appreciate with all this new growth! Because of the slip it provides (and I do this with all conditioners), applying it first to my ends made it super easy to part my hair into smaller sections to get to my new growth.
I have deep conditioned with this conditioner both overnight and with heat from either my Hot Head heat cap or my Gold N' Hot conditioning cap, but it works best for me with heat (penetrates into my hair more effectively). It also has a pleasant fragrance that does not linger and rinses out well (does not cling to my hair or scalp).
After deep conditioning my hair feels so soft, smooth, and detangled. My bone straight ends clump together more than my new growth or texlaxed hair, but that's now the norm with my hair. Best thing about this conditioner is that the moisture it provides lasts. I used this conditioner to deep condition over night when I did my recent flexi rod set and was able to go 5 days without moisturizing my hair. Here's my day 4 hair from that flexi rod set.
For my wash days posts where this deep conditioner is used, check out this post, this post, aaannnnd this post.
Have you used this deep conditioner? Like it? Love it? Left it?
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