Aquage Healing Conditioner

4.2

90 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

water, behentrimonium methosulphate, cetearyl alchohol, cetyl alcohol, centrimonium chloride, hypnea musciformis (red algae) extract, gelidiela acerosa (algae), sargassum filipendula (brown algae) extract, sorbitol, ascophyllum (kelp) extract, irish moss (red algae) extract, neptune kelp extract, dulse (red algae) extract, wakame (Japanese kelp) extract, ppg-2 myristyl ether propionate, centrimonium bromide, pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate, acetamide mea, stearyl alcohol, silk amino acids, glycerin, tetrasodium edta, dmdm hydratoin, propylparaben, methylparaben, fragrance


on 3/9/2015 12:05:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

So... Ive been lusting after this conditioner after reading the ingredients and the reviews. First off, its silicone-free... Which is super important for my hair. Also, I read that its somewhat similar to the older formulation of Biolage Conditioning Balm in its effects and substance. (see my reviews. Been using the Biolage Balm for 20 years... Fantastic conditioner).

This conditioner has the coveted ingredient "behentrimonium methosulphate" which is extremely moisturizing and soaks INTO hair shaft instead of sitting on top or coating. This is a very effective moisturizing chemical. It wont cause build-up and it is a somewhat expensive ingredient, so many companies don't use it.
I finally got a sample of Aquage today and used it. I will review it now after only one use because I do know the ingredients better than most, so I know that the great results I got today will continue the more I use it... The only reason I wouldnt use this all the time is because it has some protein in it, which my hair usually won't tolerate for too long. To be clear, the protein in Aquage is very minimal.
But I promise, if Aquage betrays me down the road, i will update!
I will alternate between this, Biolage Balm or the GVP version and Tigi's Moisture Maniac (discontinued, but I just snagged a gallon off amazon! Moisture maniac also contains behentrimonium methosulphate, btw ). These three are all HG's for me, and its becoming increasingly difficult to find silicone-free conditioners that also actually work well, and truly moisturize. Its even harder to find protein-free conditioners that are also silicone-free!

I left Aquage on my hair for 5 minutes. i only used a quarter size. This conditioner really softened my ends and left my hair super shiny, very moisturized, and my hair feels really good. Better than silk.
The scent is indeed a marine-type ocean scent, but a little bit too perfumy for me...Although I dont notice the fragrance in my hair after an hour or so. Its not a bad fragrance, but personally I am not a big fan of this type of "ocean breeze candle" scent, if you know what I mean. Lots of people love the fragrance, and I think I am in the minority.
This is another one of those great, rare products, and its for sure a GREAT option for damaged hair, because the protein in it will help hair that needs some structure re-introduced to it. Its also superbly moisturizing.
Again, I have dry ends that I am too wimpy to cut off right now. This conditioner made me feel that cutting my hair right now isnt neccesary. It softens dry, damaged hair VERY well!! Kind of miraculous really.
Its not heavy after you rinse at all. It seems to be great for most if not all hair types, damaged or not (except for my ends, my hair is in pristine condition... This conditioner in no way "over-conditioned" my hair, nor was it heavy.) FANTASTIC!

Its really great to know that this could be my option to replace Biolage or GVP ... There have been so many reformulations of Biolage Conditioning Balm, and I fear it is declining in quality. And because of the reformulations, Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm is at risk for eventual reformulation as well. This has led me to get a little panicked of losing my fantastic 20 year relationship with those conditioners.

But now, I think I may have my replacement here, with Aquage, should that long dreaded day come.

Its obvious that this is a quality, well formulated product, and it does what its intended to do. The price is a little high for it, but ... Its really rare to find something like this... AND you do not need to use much. A tub of this would easily last me a year. Would I pay 30$ for ONE FULL YEAR of healthy, shiny, manageable hair? Um, you betcha. Thats a bargain when you put it in perspective.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is a great conditioner, but my favorite way to use it is to leave it in under gel. It moisturizes without weighing down, and gives shine and reduces frizz dramatically. It smells lovely and fresh, and a little goes a long way. I find it very similar to Sally's GVP conditioning balm for reference, but I enjoy using both. Aquage has some kelp extracts in it that I believe have protein-like qualities that help strengthen hair a bit, while the GVP conditioning balm is more of 100% moisture. This conditioner definitely has helped to "heal" my hair.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 3/5/2011 1:27:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I would buy this again only as a daily conditioner. I don't think it does all it purports to do. Definitely did not seem like a deep conditioner to me. I used it in conjunction with the color protecting Aquage poo. Given the price I might consider using other brands even for a daily conditioner. I could comb through my hair easily after using this dish; but it really didn't do much for the dryness.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/16/2010 5:06:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I used this after clarifying with Kenra Clarifying Shampoo and it was not enough moisture. My hair still felt dry. I feel like this is better as a daily or every-other-wash conditioner rather than a 'healer' or any sort of 'deep conditioning' treatment. **Edit: Adding another lippie because while I would not use this after clarifying, it is a really good twice a week conditioner!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/7/2010 7:38:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I love love LOVE this product!! I got it about half a year ago, when I had my hair highlighted about three times rather close together, since I had to get rid of the red in my hair. my hair was really dry & porous, & i remember that after a few times as using this as a deep conditioner, it worked really well. I left it on for an hour under a shower cap though, & got really good results that way, since my hair needed more than just a few minutes. I suggest that to the people who said that it wasn't working as well as they wanted. dry hair needs more time to soak up all of the conditioner!

I used it again earlier today since my hair has been parched from not only the cold winter air but also from my recent dye job to get my hair back to my original root color. it made my hair really soft & supple, but i'm not using heat for a few weeks until it's repaired a bit further. I would suggest that if you have dry or damaged hair, since that just makes it worse, no matter what you're using. that's a critical thing to keep in mind girls!
I like this since it has no silicones, & i need that every so often. plus, it adds a lot of natural moisture back into my dry hair. I love it & when i run out of the big tub, i'll get more. :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 5/20/2009 8:03:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I just had my hair bleached and color treated (twice within the last 4 months) so it's dry and damaged. My salon artist recommended this product to me and I had a $10 off coupon so I decided to try it. I washed my hair with very little shampoo and followed the instructions on the conditioner bottle-- I only put a "small amount", just enough to coat my hair, and I left it on for about 3 minutes then rinsed. For the first time in a long time, I had no tangles in my hair as I combed it! (But then again, I combed it right before showering and was careful when putting the shampoo and conditioner.) However, when my hair dried it didn't feel particularly more hydrated than it was previously. I'm just hoping for better results if I keep using it, maybe leave it on longer than last time. But as of right now, this conditioner is NOT worth the price!


on 5/9/2009 9:45:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Ok, I just tried this product for the first time so, for now, take my review as a one wash experience.
I applied this to my hair and put on a plastic cap and left it for 30 min.
My hair was really soft while rinsing it out. Did a great detangling job IN THE SHOWER but not out of it. Had to use a leave in to comb my hair.
I let my hair air dry and it didnt feel silky like the others reviews say, it was definately soft, shiny and STRONG.
I was expecting silky hair but instead it made my hair strong and less frizzy. I like the results so far but I dont feel this will be a HG for me. Takes a lot to knock out my beloved Terax Crema.

For reference, I have fine, past-waist long, highlighted hair.

I will continue to use and will update soon.

PS: This smells just like Revlon Aquamarine shampoo that I used when I was a kid.

Update: This always makes my hair feel tangly. I have to use a heavy duty leave in conditioner to take the knots out. Im taking a lippie off.


on 4/14/2009 11:08:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is my 2nd favorite deep conditioner (the first being L'oreal Nature's therapy). I have super fine hair, so it's difficult to find a deep conditioner that doesn't weigh down my hair, and this fits the bills. It's rich and moisturizing without being too heavy, and my hair always feels much silkier after using it. I'm really becoming fond of Aquage products, and this is one I'll continue to use, and continue to recommend over and over!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Well, i am a cosmetology student, so i go to a place where they sell everything cheap so i got the big bottle for $12, which is fantastic pricing, so i thought it was going to be a crappy product. Well i have really damaged hair and i started to use it and i was AMAZED at the results. I use Paul Mitchell products usually so i just used my paul mitchell super skiny shampoo, this conditioner and Paul Mitchells heat seal out of his soft style collection and it works wonders,, but his product alone is amazing!! but you should try it this way too :)
it keeps my hair PERFECT looking!!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I LOVE this conditioner! I used to work at a store that sold only to licensed cosmetologist, so I got it for cheap. I had really long hair and it made it so soft and shiny. Now my hair is about shoulder length, and I use it once a week (SInce I have to pay double the price I used to pay lol) and it makes my hair feel so good. I don't really have damamged hair, but I would recommend it for someone with even extremely damamged hair. I love the way it smells too, fresh, almost beachy clean smell.




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