Smells like fertilizer and did absolutely nothing for my hair!
Never thought I'd be giving such a wonderful smelling lavender product a low rating, but this conditioner was really the worst! It did not condition at all, dried out my scalp horribly, and the dimethicone in the formulation gave me breakouts along my hairline! All in all, not what I was expecting from a usually stellar line like Avalon. They've made 'meh' products before, but nothing so abysmal as this. I was really disappointed.
I bought this by accident. I couldn't find any Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner anywhere so picked up something I thought sounded good. It was only when I got it home that I remembered how much I hate the smell of lavender because it reminds me of lavender candy sucking old people (it's a kiddie memory throwback thing).
I washed my hair first with J.R. Liggetts Old Fashioned Shampoo Bar and then threw some of this on my hair and left it on for less than a minute and washed it out. It has this slippery feel to it and surprisingly I really liked the smell (I must be getting old. lol). I thought once I dried my hair it would turn into straw like the reviewers on here said but it didn't. My hair feels ok. Not ultra moisturized but not starkly dried out either. Just average. It has cones in it but because it hasn't broke my scalp out I'll let that slide. I wouldn't buy it again because it could be better and cheaper but it was ok to try once.
1 HOUR UPDATE
An hour later and my ahir is fully dried and....there is no difference at all to my hair. I may as well not ave used anything. Very poor and the smell i soverwhlming. Not horrible but I don;t want ot think what it will smell like in a few days time when my natural scalp oils mix with it.
Terrible conditioner and shampoo. I thought I was doing my hair justice my going organic and natural but I think there's something to be said for using somewhat unnatural ingredients for nice hair. Needless to say this conditioner while it smells good (i love lavender) left my hair a complete knotted mess. It did nothing to detangle yet alone soften my hair. I have long, thick naturally wavy hair that's pretty easy to style and if left my locks in a complete ratty frizz. Not happy at all. I really gave it a good try for a week too, but I couldn't take more than 7 bad hair days. Sorry AO, I love your skin products but your hair products suck.
I bought this after perusing the local health food store and THEN read these reviews. I thought I had wasted my money but tried it anyway. It has a thick texture and a divine smell , although this doesn't last long. It takes some experimenting with amount you put on and time left on before rinsing. OVerall though I really like it. I have fine,longish hair with is oily at the base and dry towards the ends. I have to wash it daily yet conditioner often weighs it down. I was disappointed to see this had silicones in it . But it leaves my hair feeling really soft and not weighed down. I only apply it to the ends though.
Trader Joe's had this for $4.50 so I picked up a bottle. My fine, shoulder length, layered hair has been feeling a bit dry lately & it's also been feeling rather trashed from all of the commercial crap that I've been putting in it. I wanted to wean myself off of the chemicals and go with something more natural. This condioner conditions my fine hair just enough, and rinses out cleanly. It provides moisture without weighing my hair down. The strong, medicinal lavender smell is actually okay with me. It does contain dimethicone, and I'm trying to wean myself off of the silicones, but other than that I like this conditioner. Probably better for hair that is on the fine side & not too damaged.
I have straight black and manageable asian hair with occasional itchy scalp.
I blow dry my hair warm and reside in a tropical country. Having said this -- I find this conditioner too heavy and oily for my hair, and feel icky throughout the day.
I have tried numerous organic hair products prior to this, therefore, there is no SLS or commercial hair product build up to be partial about this product.
Would buy the Kiss my Face or Jason's Lavender over this.
I was very dissappointed with this conditioner. It is not moisturizing at all. It doesn't even give that slippery feeling to help detangle. The scent smells nice. I have used this with the matching shampoo and I like the shampoo. I am happy using a different conditioner when using the shampoo. I will not purchase this conditoner again. Don't waste your money.
For reference, I have thick, curly hair.
On the plus side, this smelled great, and left a light lavender scent in my hair all day. BUT it left my hair and scalp feeling greasy and itchy. I didn't feel like it absorbed or spread well in the shower, and it left my hair kind of tangled (this from someone with straight Asian hair that almost never gets knots in it). It felt oily going on, so I wasn't too surprised that it left a film of oil in my hair. Quite a feat to make a conditioner that has all of the bad qualities of an oil (leaves a greasy residue) without any of the good qualities (imparting softness, shine, etc). How did they manage that?
I wouldn't buy it again.
I have thick, straight hair which doesn't really require much maintenence. Usually I'm not horribly picky about my conditioners.
This product was pretty horrible though. It left a gross film that weighed my hair down and made me feel dirty and greasy. Right after I get out of the shower, I felt like I needed to shower again. Also, it didn't leave my hair feeling moisturized at all. Instead my hair felt kind of stiff and damaged - almost as if my hair were damaged from constant straightening etc, which it is not.
I personally liked the smell, but my boyfriend commented that I smelled like household cleaning items haha.
I will NOT purchase this product again.