Me: Heavily highlighted damaged fine hair.
Length of use: About 3 months / 3 bottles
Price: About $25 a bottle
Packaging: The product is too thick and dries up in the cap fairly quickly so you'll need to remove the cap after a few uses.
The conditioner: It gave me a cool pepperminty tingle on my scalp that I actually really liked. I would equate it to how your mouth feels after you suck on a Listerine breath strip. Strangely enough, it was like one day the tingling just stopped and I never felt it again?
Initial reaction after first few uses:
I was really happy with both the Anti-Fade Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner and didn't mind shelling out the $50+ for both each month. For a good 2-3 months, I felt like my hair was on the road to recovery (since going from dark to light in a short amount of time). My hair is prone to look brassy after a few weeks and normally I would use Clairol Colorlights or Artec but there was no need, it really held my color.
Where it went wrong: About three months in, I swear this product went schizophrenic or the formula was changed overnight.
I noticed that even as I washed my hair, it felt really mushy. I mean, it felt like a handful of wet spaghetti in the shower. There was an exuberent amount of buildup that was such a challenge to remove. I had read on here that it contained sillicones and followed other MUAers suggestions to use clarifying shampoo weekly and switched to other shampoos/conditioners as well.
In addition to the "mushiness" it was "crunchy" after I dried it - like a bail of hay - it's still, a few months later, breaking off at the ends. I actually exchanged the bottle for another b/c I couldn't believe it was the same product! I was truly confused since I had really been loving it.
Long story short, it was great after first but after a while it just really did some serious damage. It's a lot of money for such a poor product. I would give a zero if I could.
My hairdresser used this on me along with the hydrating shampoo. I did end up buying a large bottle of the shampoo and I really like it. I like the way my hair feels after she uses this conditioner on me too, but I am not convinced that it is that different from other conditioners far more reasonably priced.
I love this conditioner! It leaves my hair feeling tingily and fantastically clean! However, if you have an easily irritated scalp, I would not recommend this because the mint is a bit strong and my hair stylist told me she has several clients complain it burns! I have never experienced that. The only con is that if I accidently apply a little too much it leaves my hair greasy.
I looove the tingly feeling of my scalp when I use this. The peppermint scent smells so good.
Best conditioner EVER! I have thick natural curls, but not super coarse hair. So it's a battle to hydrate the curls but not weigh them down, give enough control but not make them crunchy. Yes, it is absurdly expensive. But it only takes half a teaspoon to work into all my hair where as I've used handfuls of other conditioners, so I've justified it. So nice not having to buy conditioner every other week! My hair is truly moisturized yet rinses clean. Happy, happy curls.
The conditioner leaves your scalp feeling minty and tingly and fresh. I like how it smooths out the cuticle of my hair, but I don't think it smooths very well. I also think it's not as heavy or creamy as I like my conditioners to be. Melts into my hair just fine, but the conditioning benefits aren't as great as I would want them to be for what you pay for this product.
I tried this product after smelling it at the salon I work at. I took home a sample and cursed myself for doing so, because after trying it I knew I had to buy a full size bottle. This is my HG conditioner! My hair has never felt so soft or looked so shiny, and I LOVE the minty smell and tingle. It rinses out clean and I barely have to touch my hair to style it now, it lays so straight and shiny! It's really expensive for me at $25 a bottle, but with my discount I was able to get both the shampoo and conditioner for $30, and believe me, I will be stocking up on it whenever I work some overtime or have a little extra saved up. I couldn't stop touching my hair the the first time I used it, this stuff is outrageous!
I loved this product when I tried a sample, but the large bottle dissapoitned me. Not very hydrating. Love the minty smell in the morning and at the gym, but I think I will get it from a body wash instead. Don't waste the extra cash on this conditioner.
The mint essential oil irritated my scalp and left me with *****GROSSNESS ALERT****** itchy scabs. Because I have extra-dry, color-treated (red), naturally curly hair, I prefer the DevaRed No-Poo and DevaRed-One Condition.
I got this in a combo pack with three other products in this line. I reviewed the shampoo in another review. This conditioner is working for me. It has a essential oil scent of peppermint and it freshens the scalp. Along with the shampoo my hair colour has never lasted longer and looked better - staying fresh and true and pretty shiny (when well treated!)