Bought this on sale as a holiday gift set - shampoo and conditioner. Extremely pleased. Minimal to no smell, extremely moisturizing and makes bleached damaged hair look good. Will keep buying. I was more impressed with the conditioner though.
I got a sample of this from my mom because my hair has been extremely dry and damaged for the past few months. I gave it a try this morning. I can't really say if this stuff works or not. Shortly after I applied it to my hair, my scalp felt like it was on fire. I was hoping I could tough it out for the 3-5 minutes you're supposed to leave it on your hair. But I couldn't. The burning just kept getting worse. I'm guessing I had this on my hair for less than a minute. But even that was too long. I am obviously allergic to something in this conditioner. Needless to say, I won't be using this again and won't purchase a full-size bottle.
My husband bought this for himself instead of some other matrix product by accident and thought it felt gross and slimy. I have thick but fine curly and long hair that is prematurely gray. Can be frizzy and horribly, I cannot use any product with silicone (dimethicone or similar) because I break out terrible. This basically has left me shopping at the health food store for shampoo and conditioner, reading labels like crazy. It's very hard to find anti-frizz products that work without silicone. I haven't been able to straighten my hair because of this for a long time.
So read the label of the exquisite oil, and NO dimethicone. Figured it was worth a try - worst case it would make me break out and have to wear a pony tail.
My initial impression is that my hair felt very oily and weird after shampooing and conditioning, and I thought it would look flat when I twisted sections and let air dry. It's actually not flat at all. It's got great volume, and is pretty unfrizzy. It's also straighter than usual, so I might try blowing it out to see what happens. I washed yesterday morning and expected it to look greasy this afternoon but it doesn't at all, although it does feel smoother. My scalp has no breakout symptoms.
Might be a good product for ethnic or curly hair, especially for women who don't like silicone. I am not crazy about the scent. Would be inappropriate for hair that tends towards limp.
This is the first conditionerb ive actually noticed a change in my hair. I have very curly dark hair. I felt like the conditioner in conjunction with the shampoo for some reason made my hair grow..and my hair never grows. Very silky smooth feeling when applying and rinsing out this fabulous product!
I had to try the shampoo/conditioner since I loved the Exquisite Oil. I only applied this from my ears to the ends of my hair. I let it sit for about 5 minutes and rinsed it out. It does make your hair really soft and manageable. This conditioner is really good, but I wouldn't shell out the money on this again, because I can find a drug store product that works just as well on my hair.
Note: I use this in conjunction with its accompanying shampoo.
This conditioner is heavenly. My hair is silkier and shinier than with any other moisturizing conditioners I have ever used. I love love love all soft and Matrix Sleek but this blows both of them out of the water. It is very heavy in oils (its third or fourth ingredient is oil) and makes my hair move like a I'm in a pantene commercial. I have very long hair that gets greasy at the roots and dry and tangled at the ends, this smoothed my flyaways, left my roots fluffy and volumized, and kept my ends untangled on a windy day.
I have been looking into oil serums lately, trying It's a Ten, Biolage Smootherapie Camellia serum, Moroccanoil, Redken Argan-6, Biosilk, and Paul Mitchell Gloss Drops among others. I finally settled on Moroccanoil Light, which I love. But when I use the Exquisite Oil Conditioner, I find no need whatsoever for a serum! My hair has the same beautiful silky feel as it does when I use a serum and I will not be repurchasing the Moroccanoil Light as long as I can get ahold of this conditioner. Praying for liter duos!!