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Tigi Love Peace & The Planet Let It Be Leave-in Conditioner
Member Name: Machair1
Tigi Love Peace & The Planet Let It Be Leave-in Conditioner
Advantages: Smells gorgeous.
I wash my hair and use conditioner every morning. Occasionally I will decide to skip this, but by midday I will often wish I hadn't as I just don't feel my best unless I do. It is usually because of lack of time that I am tempted to leave my hair unwashed, or sometimes because of the effort involved as I have ME, but as I rarely feel good leaving my hair unwashed I have several options which I follow to speed up the process. One of my favourites is to use a leave in conditioner, and a good option is the "Tigi Love Peace And The Planet Let It Be Conditioner."
Where To Purchase
You might have to look on the internet for this product. I purchase mine from Amazon where I can usually find a good deal. Expect to pay £5.75 for 250ml with free delivery, which is a saving of over £4 on the RRP. This sounds expensive for a conditioner but you only need to use a very small amount. I have also seen this in other online stores including Cheap Smells and in TK MAXX stores from time to time. I think there are many excellent high street brands that offer this sort of product, and so only rarely do I venture into the more professional area which have products commanding higher price tags. However some are really worth a look if only to use as occasional treats. The Tigi range were originally produced for Toni and Guy salons so have that professional endorsement of quality. There are some excellent products in their ranges which cater for all types of hair.
The product also has the benefit of being free from Parabens and synthetic fragrances, and is 88% organic. This is also true for others in the Love Peace And The Planet range so they offer something for those seeking environmentally and ethically friendly products. The best attribute this product has to offer is the fragrance which combines two of my favourite scents that being cherries and almonds. The conditioner smells like Bakewell tarts - it is absolutely gorgeous! Using it is pure pleasure! It is an identical scent to the Jergens original moisturiser that you can purchase online and also in the US. I love this product but unlike many of Jergens new ranges which are paraben free this is not, and so I don't purchase it as I am trying not to buy body lotions too often which have this chemical added. Parabens have been receiving negative publicity recently due to their possible links to cancer. There is no concrete proof for this as yet, but the chemicals are banned in some countries, and it does cause me some concern. At least this Tigi conditioner presents me with an alternative cherry and almond product that is free from parabens, so that I can enjoy the scent free from any thoughts of possible risks to health.
How I Use
The way I tend to use this product is in combination with a really good moisturising shampoo - one which leaves my hair in good condition. I tend to pick a favourite such as one from the L'Oreal Elvive range, or if I am being really decadent or am going somewhere where I want to really have hair looking nourished and shiny, I will bring out one of my special occasion products by Redken.Then having towel dried my hair I will apply a small amount of the conditioner and will brush it through all the hair from root to tip. The product has a milky white creamy consistency, and is easy to distribute, and it leaves the hair easy to comb through removing tangles and incorporating a smooth texture.
At this point I think it is fair to say that I don't feel this product excels over other leave in conditioners in any way at all as there are some excellent products on the market. It is an excellent choice and works beautifully though, and achieves what you would expect from this type of product. It does leave hair soft and shiny as it contains Shea butter and almond oil which impart a moist and conditioned look, but other products also contain these types of nourishing ingredients so its performance is on a par with them. For me the special quality this conditioner has is in the fragrance which makes it so pleasant to use. The fragrance lasts for a few minutes in the hair, but is not something I would say is apparent an hour later, which is a shame because if it did then it would be amazing. As you would expect the conditioner facilitates ease of blow drying. I find that if I follow my usual routine which is to use the product, dry and style my hair, and then straighten it, the result is the same as if I had used a conventional conditioner, but has the benefit that I have saved time. There is no greasy residue on the hair, and I find my scalp is not irritated by the product at all. Some leave in conditioners impart a layer of unpleasant product build up which I dislike, as I prefer to have hair that feels free from any kind of weighing down by lotions and potions, so that it has that freshly washed look and feel. This certainly performs well in this respect.
On the days that I really want to be quick and also on sunny holidays I use this product in conjunction with a sea salt spray. There are many of these on the market and what I do is I use the leave in conditioner and I then apply the sea salt spray and allow my hair to dry naturally, or I will rough or scrunch dry. This is a lovely way to impart natural curl to the hair and I really like this as it is quick and natural.
My hair is shoulder length, very thick indeed, coloured and highlighted and it veers towards a coarse texture if I don't condition well. So for me this conditioner has to perform well in order for me to re-purchase which I do on a regular basis. I adore the fragrance, and I also value the fact that the product lasts a long time as you really only need to use a small amount to achieve good results. Is it better than other leave in conditioners?- no it isn't - it compares favourably with them, but it wins every time with its wonderful fragrance and natural ingredients. Highly recommended.
This review is also posted on Ciao under my user name Violet1278.
Summary: Highly recommended leave in conditioner which smells beautiful.