Rene Furterer • Karite Nourishing Conditioning Cream • Conditioner
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I've been using this for years. Only use 2-3 times per month on my fine, colored hair. It is by far the best hair conditioner I have ever used.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Let me start off by saying I'm a hair stylist (colorist, to be exact), so I'm a total "product snob" about hair products. I have curly hair that I shampoo (yes, I know we're not supposed to, but I can't stand having dirty hair) every day, and blow dry smooth (but don't flat iron) every day.
Being that I do this for a living, and have constant access and inspiration to constantly change my hair color, my hair is a *bit* overstressed (i.e., fried, dried, and petrified).
Karite is my go-to for all my conditioning needs. It is NOT to be used daily, but as a treatment. Usually once a week or every two weeks. The manufacturer recommends about 15 minutes, but I prefer to sleep in it. I wake up, rinse, blow dry, and literally have the softest, shiniest, smoothest hair on the planet. I have been stopped on the street and complimented on how shiny and amazing my hair is. I was definitely graced with great hair, I'm not going to lie, but with everything it's been through (dark brown, red, blonde, red, brown, and going back blonde again, in less than 2 years), Karite has managed to help me maintain my long locks.
As far as the smell, I love it. It makes me think of nutmeg. My boyfriend, on the other hand, says it smells like Bengay to him, but he'll put up with it if he can run his hands through my hair and not get it caught in snarls.
It is expensive, but it should be used sparingly, and as a treatment. One tub usually lasts me about 6 months, depending on how mean I've been to my hair.
Oh, and it's technically organic. As are all Rene Furterer products. They don't label them organic because they have preservatives in them; without which you would have to refrigerate your hair products.
Not for people with fine hair, it will weigh it down, this is an INTENSE repairing, moisturizing conditioner.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This did not moisturize my hair at all. I gave so much money for it and nothing. Nice smell. It has a little things in it like a scrub, but they are really easy to rinse off. I have use this a long time, but that did not help my hair a bit!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I love love this product!!!! I have tried many masks and treatments and this one is the best. You only have to use a little bit, My hair is to the middle of my back, thick, wavy, dry and damaged and I use alittle more than a quarter size. It makes my hair silky,shiny, so soft, healthy looking.
Update 3-19-09- this seemed to work remarkably in the beginning then did nothing for me after awhile, even if I used a detox shampoo and used this, also it seemed like when I was combing my hair with it in, I lost more hair then normal when I combed? Not sure if that has anything to do with it but I stopped using it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This product didn't HURT my hair, but was only mildly conditioning. I've used drugstore conditioners that were better than this. I also felt like it did something to my highlights a little bit... like made them slightly lighter (yikes). In the end this is definitely not worth the money (it's expensive!) because in addition to this the smell was horrible. Kind of a patchouili/medicinal smell which remained on my hair all through the following day. Once I use this up I won't re-purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The last time I was at Sephora, I was debating between this and the Oscar Blandi mud masque... However, because of the price difference ($20 for Oscar vs $42 for this one), I decided to buy the Oscar and just get a sample of the Karite. It has left my hair very soft, shiny, and manageable... Granted, my hair is shiny and manageable anyway, because I got the Japanese straight perm. Mainly, I was looking for something that would help nourish and condition my hair against breakage. So far, I am pleased with this product and feel that it is slightly richer than the Oscar Blandi. My only complaint is the smell... It is somewhat medicinal and gross, and as other reviewers noted, it stays in your hair till the next wash. Well, if it's effective, I can forgive that.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have a love-hate relationship with it, it works great on my hair but I really cannot stand the scent. it is way too overwhelming in a bad "natural" way.
I bought it in a pump-form and a dime-size amount at a time will do.
It is a gift from my boyfriend and my mom is using it. She likes it.
It is pricey, like most French hair products which do not really work on me.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
worked great. i left it in overnight. i just tend to do that w/ everything.
why is it sooo pricey?
I have a curly fro with terrible dryness from heat damage.
great no protein treatment.
works better than phyto's stuff.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Very nourishing conditioner which leaves hair soft with lots of shine. This conditioner repairs damage and it great for use in summer as it doe not have a very strong odor. Will definately keep buying this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I honestly don't understand how this product got such good reviews. I decided to splurge on this a couple of months ago and have been very disappointed since. The only reason I gave it two lipsticks is because it did *kind* of condition my hair, but let's just say that is a generous rating for a 30 dollar "intense conditioner". I have gotten much better results from conditioners from the drug store and to top it off, the smell is horrible as well. I am totally willing to forgive a bad fragrance on a product if it does a great job, but this left my hair with much to be desired, and the unpleasant scent stayed around all day. Save your money.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i think this product is marketed so wrong. it's not moisturizing at all. what it actually is a fantastic volumizing mask, which explains why other reviewers wrote about it making their "poof" worse. i have pretty fine, flat hair and after i used this, it became really bouncy and gorgeous (couldn't really brush it through, tho), but the ends were just as dry, if not dryer than before i used it!!!
basically, you can get the exact same effect from one of those conditioners that come in the color kits. i'm very serious. garnier sells the conditioner they provide separably in a big tube for like 10 dollars!! what a rip-off!!! oh and it smells soooo bad. like rancid olive oil mixed with perfume or something and it's really hard to get it out of your hair. gross.
i wouldn't recommend this to anyone!! i think the only reason why it's so expensive is because it's from france. like, i remember when i lived there for a month as an exchange student and i saw bourjois makeup sooo cheap. it's like a drug store brand there. but here it's expensive.try the bumble & bumble hair mask. it comes in a skinny yellow tube. forgot what it's called. but i used to use it all the time and have yet to find a more moisturizing conditioner.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have shoulder length blonde curly hair (read: super dry and lots of frizz) so I'm open to trying anything. I bought this on a recommendation by a store owner and I'm not in love w it. Its almost impossible for me to detangle my hair when its in so I have to follow up w Pantene conditioner to get the knots out. I did notice my curls were a little bouncier and a bit less frizzy, but not enough for me to buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have abused my hair with highlights and color and finally I had to stop and this conditioner is the only thing (used once a week) that has brought my hair back.
The smell is a bit medicinal but I did not buy it for its smell.
I use this on Sundays for about 2 hours. My hair-dresser said if you have the time leave it in--so I put it in and clean the house.
I use Neutrogena Triple Mask Deep Recovery Treatment Mask during the week and my hair is finally coming back to life with these two products.
Yes. it is expensive but it is better than having totally messed up hair
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love Karite--it's my weekly deep-condition standard. My hairdresser says to leave it on for as long as I can, and that's what I do, but you can also use it for as little as 5 minutes. These days I mix in a tad of Lazartigue's Vita-Cream with Milk Proteins, which helps smooth my hair at the same time. I was told a long time ago to put the money into conditioner, not shampoos, and that's the rule I follow today. I have fine, dry, curly, color-processed hair, and lots of it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have super dry, frizzy hair and I find that this conditioner (along with the Karite shampoo) makes my hair feel soft and look shiny. The smell leaves a lot to be desired though!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I saw a write-up about this in Glamour about how high-end salons swear by it. I think it was a huge waste of money. It does nothing for my hair, except it makes it poufy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This stuff is just ehhhh...luckily I got it at a pharmacy here in Europe so it was cheaper than in the US, or else I would be more annoyed. I have color treated, past-shoulder-length wavy hair, medium thickness. It tends to frizz, especially in humidity, and this product does not help at all for that. I was hoping for a "pharm" hair product it would moisturize better - it's not terrible, but I need something that actually smoothes too. Not bad for an "every day" type of conditioner for those with fewer frizzies, or maybe for straighter hair. Smell is like shea butter (karite) which smells natural but not fresh or fruity or anything, and it doesn't bother me, but it is definitely a smell I can understand others' not digging.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This stuff was horrible! It made my hair very dry and straw like. The scent was horrible as well. Burning plastic comes to mind. I am disappointed this didn't work for after I have heard so much about it. Not worth the $$$.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Not only does this smell absolutely horrible (chemically?), but it was definately not moisturizing enough for my hair and didn't calm frizzies at all. Total waste of money, and it's outrageously priced.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My first salon purchase -- I was 19 back from college for the summer, and my curly, thick AA hair looked like crap. My sister took me to this chi-chi salon where they deep conditioned it with this product, and I have been hooked ever since. I only use it as a treat every once in awhile, because of the price, but I love it! It makes my hair feel wonderful and soft. I also like that it comes in a jar, so you can scoop every last bit out.