Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Persea Grattissima Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Dipropylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool
Maybe you already notice a few things, but perhaps all those hard-to-pronounce names don’t tell you anything at all. Let me tell you what I see when I look at this list of ingredients.
+ Positive (What my thumb goes for)
- There is in what they say there is and is not in it:
- No silicone
- No parabens
- Avocado oil present (in bold)
- Almond oil present (in bold)
- It contains an anti-static ingredient ( Stearamidopropul Dimethylamine )
- It contains lactic acid, which retains moisture and is mild to hair and skin
- No dyes
- No mineral oil ( Paraffinum liquidum )
+/- Neutral (I do not necessarily have strong feelings about this)
- Consists mainly of water (aqua) and Cetearyl Alcohol
- Cetearyl Alcohol as an emulsifier * (I dare not say if it is of natural origin with this conditioner, hence in the neutral angle.)
(* Emulsifier binds water with oil)
– Negative (This doesn’t make me happy)
- Almost no natural ingredients
- Lots of synthetic ingredients
- 11 (!) Of the 18 parts are known for causing skin problems, irritations to the skin and mucous membranes, and contact allergy. (underlined)
- Many perfume substances
- Missing a lot of beautiful and useful hair product ingredients (where are the proteins, the vitamins, the humectants, the pH adjusters?)
My verdict: 3/10
I do not know how you are doing, but I feel a bit down after I have gone through the INCI list. So just put the ingredients aside. Because if it works, then it works, so let’s take a look. Does this conditioner live up to the claims made by the producer?
Especially for dull and tired hair / Satin
My hair is not dry (and tired hair that is just a mess), so it’s hard for me to judge this piece. I can tell you that my hair won’t shine any more than after using this conditioner. I could even swear it would make my hair a bit duller, and I will continue to suffer from tangles with this condish. And silky gloss haha-ha … if there were any silk protein in it, I say à la! But plus points for creativity, Satin and Zen, 2x the Z, I have to admit that it sounds nice.
Does not weigh your hair
This is indeed a light conditioner. I wash my hair with it, and after use, I have immaculate hair that doesn’t look limp, lifeless, and greasy. My hair is soft and sweet and airy.
(This also says something about how much oil is actually in the conditioner, because avocado oil is heavy oil.)
As a washing conditioner, it is perfect, but if you want a little more care for your hair, then this conditioner is not enough.
Relaxing scent / Zen
The smell is hard to describe. You have to smell it yourself. But unfortunately that doesn’t work on a computer screen, so I can only tell you how I experience the smell.
For my nose it is a reasonably sweet scent and quite strong, but fortunately not oppressive and dominant. It also has a somewhat fresh note somewhere. It stays in your hair after rinsing, so it’s helpful if you like it and smell it.
Although I like the smell, I no longer feel Zen and relaxed because of it, I have other fragrance associations. Japan or India and nature that is zen for me. – What do you think of at Zen?
When I look at the perfume ingredients, I suspect that the makers of this product went for jasmine odor. I do not smell it at all. But who knows, maybe you do. I don’t mind it anyway, because I don’t like jasmine.
My verdict: 7.5 / 10
The price, quantity, and availability (€ 3.69 / 300ml)
- Not expensive (Could have been cheaper based on the ingredients, but compared to my other conditioners this is a bargain)
- Reasonable amount (300ml is a nice amount for a conditioner bottle, although I don’t use my hair for very long haha)
- Available at drug stores, and even in the supermarket
- Beautiful, simple and graceful (but here too I don’t get any ‘Zen’ or nature associations)
- Is comfortable in the hand
- Hard to empty
- Not too thin, not too fat.
- Easy to spread and easy to distribute
- Easy to rinse
My verdict: 7/10
I bought this conditioner because I wanted a silicone-free conditioner that I could easily touch, that was not too expensive and that I could use to wash my hair with CO. And he meets all those requirements. So I’m thrilled about that! But I am shocked by the ingredients. I think I will continue to use it for the time being, but my search for the perfect conditioner for me continues.
My final grade: a 6. Good washing conditioner, harmful ingredients.