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There are many things that I would love not to do, and one of them is to have to deal with my hair! As Ive got older, I am grateful I have some ( although I have quite a lot ), what I don't like is to have to deal with the up keep e.g washing, conditioning etc. No wonder on a daily basis I tie it up or back as I simply don't have the energy or time to do anything else. So since I am very low maintenance in this area, love or loathe, its important for me to make sure my hair is at least clean and conditioned. Ive tried many different shampoos and conditioners, but my current conditioner is this product, costing £3.49 for a 370ml bottle bought from a local afro Caribbean store.
Why did I buy it?
My hair naturally can become dry and brittle very quickly, so having a conditioner is a must. I am currently using a shampoo from this range and wanted to use a ' system ', hoping that the products would work more effectively with each other.
How is it packaged?
This item comes in a 370ml plastic bottle. To squeeze product out you have to press down on one side of the top of the bottle on the lid, and then a hole is exposed.
The labeling is mostly a creamy orange colour with green writing. On the front the brand name is at the top, ' Organic Root Stimulator '. Underneath what the product is which is ' Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner '.
On the back it tells you what the product is supposed to do, directions for use, ingredients list and tells you the shelf life when open for product which is 12 months.
What is this supposed to do?
This product is supposed to provide and restore moisture to the hair and also rebuild hair if damaged.
Aqua, Glycine Soja ( Soya Bean ) oil, Glycerin, Olea Europaea ( Olive ) fruit oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Quaternium-80, Citrus Aurantum Dulcis ( Orange ) oil, Citral, d limonene, Linalool, Polyquaternium-37, Propylenr glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Panthenol, Silk Amino Acids, PEG-9 Dimethicone, Anthemis Nobilis ( Chamomile ) extract, Salvia Officinalis ( Sage ) Extract, Urtica Dioica ( Nettle ) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis ( Rosemary ) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Achillea Millefolium ( Yarrow ) Extract, Actinidia Chinensis ( Kiwi ) fruit juice, Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, EDTA, Triethanolamine, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, C1 15985 ( Yellow 6 ), C1 19140 ( Yellow 5 ).
How to use
After shampooing , apply a generous amount to hair and comb through. Place a plastic cap over hair and sit under a warm dryer for 10-15 minutes or leave on hair without heat for 45 minutes to an hour.
What do I think?
The product is a pale orange colour with a texture and thickness similar to a body lotion but just a touch richer and thicker. Very shiny, but the thing that strikes you most is the fragrance. It has a delicate smell of orange but its not sharp or tart. It smells more like a creamy milky orange fragrance as its soft, and lacks that huge citrus kick to it but still has the sweetness. Not strong but very pleasant and summery.
The product is very easy to work in the hands, but mot really needed, as I just take a good handful of it and place in my hair. I find it goes into my hair very easily and I don't need to comb it through, as I work it through from my scalp to the ends of my hair with just my fingers.
I tend to leave this product on from 1 hour plus. When I know Im going to wash my hair, once the conditioner is on I just go around the house and do general chores or sort the kids out, so I don't time how long I leave it on for. Sometimes if I want alittle added heat to the conditioner on my head, I wrap my head around with cling film ( I never have shower caps! ), but tend to do this either when the kids are asleep or put it on very tightly and put a scarf on top as I don't want them to think they can stick a bag on their head or something unsafe like that!
Once Im ready to wash the product out, my hair does feel as if its coated in something, but not greasy but feels moisturised and saturated with product. Easy to rinse out and doesn't take too long. I find that once the product is washed out of my hair it is less tangled, more manageable, smells great ( but only slightly as the fragrance isn't very strong once washed away ). It appears more shiny and hydrated, and in much better condition before than after application.
Would I buy this again? Yes I would. For me I use a lot of this product and despite the fact I don't wash my hair regularly because of my hair type, I do tend to find this bottle lasts quite well, but needs to definitely be bigger to make it more economical. The price for what it is and does isn't too bad, and the product itself does a decent thorough job of putting moisture back into my hair and making it ' calmer ' rather than stripping stuff away.