I have been using this conditioner forever now, and I am in love! I am a 3B curly girl and this conditioner moisturizes my hair like crazy. I always get compliments on how soft my hair is and all the credit goes to this conditioner. In the shower, I use about two quarter sized dollops and my hair just glides through my detangling comb. I do not use this as a leave-in however, because it is a little heavy for use as a leave-in conditioner. It is perfect for my co-washes though.
Let me start off by saying that I have both the Biolage Conditioning Balm and the GVP Conditioning Balm sitting in my shower right now, and I switch off their use every other day. These are not the same product. The first sign that alerted me to their difference was when I smelled them both side to side. The fragrance is completely different; but that's not a big deal. The second sign that solidified my finding is that these feel completely different on my hair. My hair feels like SILK when I put the Biolage conditioner on it, and my hair feels like it just has a thick conditioner on it when I put the GVP on. With that said, the end result is basically the same. I have a few less tangles when I use Biolage, but my hair is still smooth, easy to manage, and healthier than it was before I started using either conditioning balm. If I had the money, I would buy Biolage over this. But, since I'm a broke college student, I'm not going to be nitty-gritty over the small things. Thanks for making a great product, GVP!
I can't believe I walked passed this product in Sally for so many years and hesitated time and time again with purchasing it.
I sat underneath my hooded dryer and deep conditioned with it for 20 minutes today on my shampooed 3c/4a hair. My hair was so moisturized and soft. I can't believe how well this product works and I even like it better than the original version. I even love how there is no protein in this product so I can use it after I do a protein treatment.
All of my other conditioners are getting the boot...I'll use them up for pre-shampooing and co-washing my hair with. Trying out this product came at the perfect time because I am tired of being a product junkie and not being completely satisfied with a conditioner.
This is the best deep conditioner on the market. I have tried the original one made by Matrix, and I can confidently say that they work exactly the same. They even smell the same! My 3b curls love this stuff. I follow up with this after using Sally's GVP for Joico K-Pak and it works wonderfully. Always leaves my hair silky smooth. The slip it provides is amazing. I only wish it came in a jar like the original conditioning balm.
First of all, I will never ever ever be without this stuff. Ever.
Ok, so I bought this after reading a ton of reviews on products that could help my hair. I have platinum bleached white hair - I have it professionally lifted about 7 shades every 4-6 weeks. Basically, it's hella dry and damaged. On top of that, I have naturally fine and thick hair that's also curly/wavy and frizzy. Using purple shampoo and conditioner twice a week doesn't help either because they're all super drying. So, it's a hot mess.
I picked up this hair miracle for $5.89 I believe. It was actually the last one in the store..apparently everyone else already knew about it. I also picked up the One 'n Only Argan shampoo and conditioner, but I plan on reviewing that later. So I went home immediately and gave myself a deep conditioning treatment after wetting my hair. I left this stuff on for 30 minutes and washed out. Of course I used my Joico purple S & C and then followed up with the balm again. My hair was pure silk in the shower. After getting out, I followed through with my usual products and used a pea sized amount (maximum) as a leave in. I let my hair air dry, which I rarely do. It dried beautifully - super smooth, soft and with the most adorable curls. This stuff is basically miraculous. Like I said, I'll never be without it again.
Oh, while I put it on my roots as a leave in, I wouldn't recommend that for others, because it will make it pretty greasy. continued >>
This is THE BEST conditioner I think I've ever used! I have searched so long and spent so much money trying to find a silicone and protein-free conditioner that doesn't contain any drying alcohols for so long and I've finally found one. I used it for the first time last night and today my hair looks like silk! It usually looks like a frizzy mess (especially the ends) due to protein overload back in the day. I am just beyond excited. I might use it as a leave-in too because good ones are so hard to find. The Biolage Conditioning Balm now contains hydrolyzed keratin (which I would never put on my hair) but the GVP doesn't. If they add it in the future I think I'll cry. I'm tempted to go buy two more bottles at least lol. This is my HG conditioner and I HIGHLY recommend it!!
I'm pleased with this purchase. I like skipping my normal conditioning and using this as a leave-in. I've gotten great results... quality conditioner, though it can be frustrating to get out of the bottle. My hair is smooth and soft and happy.
I like this but i don't lOVE it, you know what i mean?
because this has no 'cones, it's not as "moisturizing" at least in feel, to hair as conditioners that give slip from 'cones. so that might take some getting used to.In fact it just makes my hair feel pretty waxy and gross. I don't like to use this as my shower conditioner, it doesn't moisturize my hair enough,
i like to use this as a leave-in for days when i'm not doing anything to my hair. If you use too much your hair can get crunchy? but if you tossle your hair a little bit, the feeling goes away and your hair is left soft and very manageable.
it's incredibly thick, and very hard to squeeze out of the tube, no joke, like other reviewers have stated. but i dont think that takes away from what this can do. It's kind of strange, as a conditioner its a mehh but as a leave in i like it.
for reference i'm male, fine, brown, highlighted hair.
This conditioner saved my protein overloaded hair. A++++
Love this! I've never been a big name brand junkie. If it works, I'll use it. If it doesn't, I'll concoct something in my kitchen that does.
Anyway, I read the reviews and decided to try it. Use it all the time now. It can be hard to get out of the bottle. No biggie, just unscrew the cap or add some water until its the consistency you like. I took the advice of some of the posters here and filled a small travel spray bottle about 1/3 of the way with this balm and the other 2/3 with water and shook it (after I put the cap back on, of course). Voila! Leave in conditioner I can just throw in my already overburdened purse (seriously. I think only people with two year olds can, on any given night, dig in their purse and pull out flash cards, goldfish crackers or crayons. Sometimes a combination of all three).
I have a problem with conditioner not rinsing out completely. Simple fix for that is I fill a hair color bottle 3/4 to 2/3 full of water and fill the rest of the way with ACV then pour over my hair. Squeaky clean and soft every time.
Only problems I have with this balm are A) price. I hate spending $6 for conditioner BUT it is better than almost $20 and if you knly use it as a leave in it will last a LONG time and B) why can't it come in a bigger bottle?