Dr. Bronner's • Magic All-One! Organic Fair Trade Hair Creme • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
As a leave in conditioner this is great, probably the best I've used. One pump will provide lots of shine as if you were using an anti frizz serum or cream. Since it's pretty much a blend of oils, water, and alcohol that shouldn't be surprising so it should be a great option if you're looking for a silicone free product. The real sell for me is that it includes organic and fair trade ingredients and is vegan.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this product and have been using it for about 3 years. I have slightly dry, course, wavy shoulder length hair. I apply a quarter sized amount to my hair after washing and let air dry. It keeps my hair moisturized and soft. In general I love Dr. Bronner's products as well as the company in genera. Will continue to purchase (even though it is kinda tough to find where I am.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I got this for around 9$ online and this is my first foray into leave-in conditioners. I have this in peppermint and the scent is definitely lovely. I have to be extremely careful not to use too much, which can be all to easy because of the pump system, otherwise you end up looking greasy. ^^; I apply a bit of this after my hair has air dried a bit. The next morning it feels uber soft. This doesn't do much for taming frizz or anything like that however. I'll probably play around a bit more with other types out there before deciding on buying this again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
First the good news: Love the scent, and the organic ingredients. Seems very moisturizing. tames my frizz and adds some softness.
Use this sparingly!! i used two pumps this morning on my towel dried hair and i am a grease-ball today. a little goes a long way, just keep that in mind!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This leave-in conditioner is absolutely fabulous for my thick, wavy, color-treated hair. It adds moisture without greasiness or limpness. I've used many leave-ins and this is my HG. I've bought gone through several bottles and even got my son on this as we have the same hair type (he doesn't color his though. lol!) I can see why it doesn't work for thin, fine, oily hair. But for me, I'll never be without it!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Overall, I really like this stuff. Personally, I find all of Dr. Bronner's other products really drying, and I doubt that using this stuff afterward will repair the damage as promised on the bottle. However, it's hard for me to find leave in hair products that don't break my face out. I like this stuff because it makes my hair a little smoother and smells great. I use maybe 1/3rd of a pump on the ends of my damp hair. Overall, really nice.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I use this in lavender and can't wait to try the peppermint. A little goes a long way and any hair type can use it. I advise starting with a small amount and figuring out how much you need. Too much and it will get greasy. If you like to air dry don't be alarmed by the odd feeling that will go away once your hair is dry.
You really can't get much better than this creme. Coconut oil is so great of the hair and this leave-in also has hemp. This is the healthiest creme you'll find for your hair.
It may take a few days to adjust but give it time and you will love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I've found this product works really well for one specific purpose. After I blow dry, I use a large curling iron to flip out the ends. If I put a tiny bit of this styling lotion on the ends before applying the iron, it helps keep the ends looking textured and not flyaway, holds the curl pretty well, and doesn't get stringy, greasy, or weighed down throughout the day, like every other styling product I've tried. My hair even still has body and shape the next day.
I'm on my second bottle, and I'll repurchase. However, I haven't been able to make it work using any other method. It's horrible as a texturizer without heat styling, and if I put it on without blowdrying, my hair becomes a greasy, stringy mess. But for use with the iron, it's perfect. I like the smell too---I use the peppermint.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I wanted to love this stuff because it's so affordable..but the only thing I like about it is the smell (lavender coconut). I have thick, wavy hair and I was expecting this to help manage frizz and tangles (which most leave-in conditioners are for). Does nothing for tangles and very little for frizz, and if you put on more than a dime size amount, your hair will look greasy. Definitely won't buy again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'm really enjoying this hair cream. I've got the Lavender Coconut, and it smells quite fresh, with a little of that coconut sultriness. I have long, wavy, albeit quite dry, and increasingly coarse hair, so I can pretty much throw in a regular squirt when my hair is wet with nary an oil problem later. The Bronner's gives my hair a nice silky feel, adds some shine to it when dry, and the nice smell lasts a bit. At times I've alternated with a squirt after my hair has dried, with the same outcome; silkier feel and a bit more shine and a scent refresher.
I've used straight jojoba oil similarly, and the Bronner's is less greasy in the long run than straight jojoba. I also like the Fekkai Olive Glossing Creme, but I'll confess to this right here; it scares me sometimes because if I use just one tiny bit more than absolutely necessary, my hair will deflate into a lank, stringy blob. And, yeah, this isn't FF's fault, but mine. When I nail the amount right, my hair is brilliantly glossy. When I'm off the mark in my dosage- blech. And of course I put it on right before I'm walking out the door so if I screw the pooch, I must just leave anyway with a stringy mop on my head. Hence, I often eye the FF tube in my cabinet longingly, think of the times it has thrown my hair into angelic, glossy heaven, and think to my self, 'do I feel lucky today, punk?' This is probably why I like the Bronner's slightly better because it has a nice, convenient pump so the dosage is measured for me! Maybe it doesn't have the glorious highs of FF, but it doesn't have the greasy lows either. Oh, yes, and Bronner's is much cheaper too! Added bonus-the ingredients are pretty straightforward also.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to love this cream but I guess it was not in the stars :( I had mine special ordered and paid 7.99 the bottle ( I expected it to be bigger but from what I read a lil goes i long way). After i shampood with Dr. Bronner magic soap I put half a pump into my hands and ran it threw my hair. That was not enough so i put another half pump I blowed dried my hair and it was the worst my hair has EVER looked. You could tell i only put it on the end of my hair because it was like if i put honey on my hair. It clung together looked like if I hadnt washed my hair in weeks it was a disaster!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really like this product! It is great to prevent frizz and I love the way it smells. But I have to say that it has to be used very carefully (just a little bit is enough), otherwise the hair looks greasy.
I just don't like the packaging very much because, as the valve can't be pushed back down easily, it is difficult to carry the product around without leaking.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have coarse, straight hair that is layered. I wanted a product that would smooth my hair out on humid days and I picked this up since I use only natural and organic personal care products. I decided on the peppermint because I thought it would make my hair smell fresher than the other scent, which I think was lavender.
I love the smell - it's a light mint scent that doesn't overpower. It just leaves my hair smelling fresh and clean. The texture of this creme is VERY light, which is perfect for my hair. I used to use the Kiehl's Silk Groom and I hated it because I thought it was too heavy. This is perfect. I use about half a pump and apply it to towel-dried hair, starting at my temples. My scalp tends to be oily so I don't use it on my roots. I like the pump because I don't have ot pick up a bottle and squeeze out product that in turn gets all over my hands and the bottle. I feel I have more control over how much product comes out with the pump. I find that when I use this my hair is definitely softer, smoother and frizzes less in the humidity. I don't use it every time I blow dry, but I do notice a difference on days when I use it and days I don't.
Overall, I think it is an excellent product for the money. It lasts forever- since you don't need a huge amount of product; My hair is medium length.
I love this hair creme!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This cream, which comes in a 6 ounce pump bottle, is advertised as being both a styling cream and leave-in conditioner. At first I was having trouble with my hair looking very dirty and greasy, so I stopped using it the way the directions instructed (on wet hair after shampooing & conditioning). Now I shampoo my hair, skip conditioner, blow dry completely and then use a tiny drop of this. I use only about 1/4 of a pea sized amount, if that, rubbed through my palms and then lightly distribute this through my fine, shoulder length, layered hair, being sure to skip the roots. The oils provide a nice sheen & gloss, and if I flat iron the oils seem to protect it. The key with this product, I have found, is using it on **dry** hair and to only use a little bit (also works as a pre-shampoo conditioner, used on dry hair. Leave on for a while, then add shampoo to hair before adding water, like you would if you were using jojoba oil on your hair- to prevent the nightmare of trying to get the oils out once the oils & water bind to your hair). However, this still may be a little *too* effective and moisturizing for my hair type, unless my hair is dried out from a bad shampoo. I can see this working better for someone with coarse or thicker, chemically damaged hair (the hemp/coconut/jojoba oil combo really does help repair your hair). I will use this periodically & in the meantime, see if I can find something a little more suitable for my hair type.
I bought this in peppermint, though the Coconut & hemp oils give it a coconuty smell. It cost $10 at Whole Foods, but you can get it at vitacost for about $6.
edit 5/26/11- bumping this up from 4 stars to 5. I find myself reaching for this whenever my hair feels a little dry or crispy & it really makes a difference, as long as I use it as stated above, on dry hair only. And I still have a 1/4 of a bottle left from my original review & I use it frequently! I have really come to love this hair cream.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm at the tail end of my perm and trying to delay getting another one as long as possible to cut down on the damage. I have hilighted, touching-the-shoulder length hair. For curl re-activation, I have always used Samy's Get Curls Serum (which apparently is either discontinued or stores have elected to stop carrying) or John Frieda Dream Curls. However, now that I'm at the tail end of my perm, yet still crave defined, non-frizzy, non-crunchy curls, JF is no longer strong enuf. I am also trying to use products w/ less harsh chemicals and I came across this gem at a natural/organic grocery store.
This stuff is pegged as conditioning styling creme w/ light hold. It really worx!! I still use JF Luxerious Volume mousse on my towel dried hair, blow 75% dry w/ a diffuser and spray my crown (where the perm is totally gone) w/ hairspray to hold the layers and then I use 2 pumps of the Dr. B stuff and scrunch my curls all over = NO frizz, shiny, defined curls that lasts all day! If I use only the mousse, I have slightly frizzy, less defined, slightly crunchy curls. I have not tried using Dr. B alone yet, but that's next.
My only complaint is that the lavender/coconut scent(of which I only smell lavender) is a tad strong and does linger, but for the end result - I can certainly live w/ that!!!!!
Ingredients: water, organic coconut oil, organic ethanol (denatured w/ organic lavender oil) organic jojoba oil, organic hemp oil, organic quillaja extract, tocopherols.