Product Type: Natural Classic hair care products
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A TREAT FOR YOUR HAIR
Natural Classic Henna Treatment Wax Hair Conditioner
Member Name: lak11
Natural Classic Henna Treatment Wax Hair Conditioner
Date: 04/04/11, updated on 10/07/12 (369 review reads)
Advantages: Reasonably priced. Deeply conditions hair.
Disadvantages: None for me.
I first used Henna treatment Wax some years ago when my hair had become very out of condition. This was back in the day when perms wee popular and I had probably had too many perms, including home perms, and perhaps; then being a very busy mum, not had my hair cut quite often enough. As a result it needed something more to bring back the shine than normal everyday conditioning. I used hot oils for a while which worked well and also began to try Henna Wax.
Usually my hair is in pretty good condition. It doesn't look anything special but it feels soft and usually is fairly silky. Over the years it has been washed so many times but usually remains smooth enough and frizz free. Maybe this is because although I wash it every day I mostly leave it to dry naturally. But I don't give it that much attention either-just a shampoo every day followed by a matching (usually) conditioner which may stay on for a minute or two.
For some reason though, over the last week or so my hair has felt a little less smooth at the back. Well I can't see it without looking in the mirror but I do have this habit of smoothing down the back of my hair. It didn't feel terrible or anything but, as I'm now older and, although fortunate to not have many grey hairs, I do feel that as grey hairs are on the coarse side, then I really should treat my hair better than I perhaps have in the last few months so that my hair overall might stay looking younger than it is! Because of this I bought a new tub of Henna Treatment Wax Hair Conditioner.
I have used this many times before but haven't reviewed it, and so when I used it today I thought about how it felt more than I normally would.
On opening the tub this treatment wax looks like a normal conditioner but it is a little thicker in consistency and does have a very slightly waxy feel to it.
The product smells pleasant but I have used other brands which have a stronger more lavender (in my opinion) aroma. This one to me just smells slightly soapy. A pleasant but very subtle smell, I think.
The consistency is thick and it's therefore easy to scoop out the desired amount to use on the hair. I use slightly more than I would with a normal bottled conditioner, if using as a quick application but if going through the recommended process of the warm towel then I use a more generous amount to give my hair a really good condition. If this is being used on longer or thicker hair than my own then more would be needed.
The tub lifts on and off easily once the seal is broken.
*This treatment wax will NOT colour hair at all; it is merely to use for a deep conditioning treatment.
~~HOW TO USE~~
The idea of using this henna treatment is that you should first wash and rinse your hair, then massaging the conditioning formula into your hair and scalp. Then you are advised to cover the hair with a dampened and hot towel for a period of between fifteen to thirty minutes OR apply it to the hair and then bathe, as steam from the hot bath will help the treatment process.
I have to admit that I don't often have the patience to leave this on for longer than fifteen minutes but it still seems to work extremely well. Before I use it in this way I usually treat my hair to two shampoos whilst showering, rinsing well, I then apply the henna wax quite generously, and then thoroughly work in my hair all over, from scalp through to the ends. My hair is short now so it doesn't take very long but when I first used the treatment my hair was of a longer length. I have the shower positioned low on its rail so I can continue my ablutions and not accidentally rinse off the henna wax. I'm soon done, so use one of those turban type wraps purchased from a pound store. Before showering I have splashed the turban with water and then placed it on the heated towel rail to warm up while I shower. But this is a better method to use in the winter. In the summer when the heating isn't on, if wanting to give my hair a good treatment I prefer to wash my hair over the basin and then use the turban, which I've rinsed in hot water and then squeezed out, OR have placed over a hot kettle.
Once the time is up my hair is given a good rinse and towel dried. I then always find that it combs through very easily and can be left to dry naturally or styled.
Sometimes though I haven't the time to do all this so I do, as I did this morning and simply use the henna treatment wax as a normal conditioner but leave it on for a little longer than I usually do with standard conditioners before rinsing. I don't bother with the covering with a towel or turban but, even used in this easy to do method, I find that the wax also makes a difference to my hair. Indeed, if used in this way for a few days then my hair will feel silkier than before.
I have included these ingredients in case of allergies. They are:
Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Methyl Paraben, Lawsonia Inermis, Parfum, Propyl Paraben, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Magnsium Nitrate.
This tub that I recently purchased is made by Richards and Appleby, in Gwent, and I have used it often. My tub is 480gm but this is giving 20% extra so normally, without this offer, the tub would be of a 400gm size.
~~AVAILABILITY AND PRICE~~
This product is widely available but I usually buy from Savers. It cost either one pound or 99 pence. I have also purchased Henna Wax treatment tubs from pound stores. This particular brand is also available from many on line outlets. I think that one pound or less is a great price for this product and hard to beat so I always purchase this from a high street store.
I think this is a very good product that leaves my hair feeling in a better condition than when I have used standard conditioners. I feel if this is used for a few treatments then it does even better and helps to repair damaged hair as well as keeping hair in a good condition. I also feel that for the cheap price I pay it really is a good product.
I also think that this can be used as an every day conditioner and when used in this way it provides better value than normal bottled conditioner as it lasts longer.
Summary: Worth having in your bathroom.