Queen Helene • Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream • Conditioner
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this treatment! it makes my hair super soft when I use it with heat for 20-30 mins and follow up with some conditioner that gives some slip. The smell isnt great, but I think its just because there's not much fragrance added, and it doesnt bother me too much. I use a lot of it to cover my towel dried hair and it seems like my hair absorbs it. It washes out easily, and I like to aplly terax crema for a minute for better detangling. Love it and its dirt cheap, will definitely repurchase again as soon as this huge tub runs out. Highly recommended for dry hair! I actually think it would benefit any hair type since its not heavy or coating at all!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I think my grandmother used this! When walgreens offered this conditioner at 2 tubs for 3 bucks, how could I say no? Glad I didn't. My use is to slather a good moisturizing conditioner on dry hair, then mask that with the cholesterol cream, cover with shower cap for as long as I like (15min to several hours). Shampoo and rinse. Result is amazing hair. I have noticed a tremendous difference in my eveyday hair. This isn't some only-after-a-fresh-wash feelgood. There is a definate change in my damaged hair. 1 time a week use. Love, love the results!
Minus 1 lip as other reviewers mentioned, the smell is not great. I think the trouble with the plain old crisco-cholesterol smell is that I equate a "good" conditoner with a pleasing smell. Glad I got over that long enough to check this one out. And inexpensive to boot! Keeper, this one.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I can see why a lot of people wouldn't like this product, but I do believe it's all in how you use it. My hair spent a few years in hell as I was determined to go from black to red a few times using bleach, and then a disaster with a color stripper (chunks fell out). It's in much better condition now! I use a lot of restorative products and deep conditioners, so it's hard to say which has helped the most.
I wash my hair with a clarifying conditioner then apply a big glob of this stuff and let it sit under a shower cap for 15-30 minutes. Then I rinse it out all the way, and condition my hair with a very very light conditioner. It's been helping, and I'll continue to use this. Dirt cheap too! In the aisle with other ethnic hair care products.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this is disgusting. the mineral oil (i.e. vaseline/petroleum jelly ) leaves a disgusting coating. it imparts very little real moisture. makes my hair feel dirty. very dirty.don't buy it.
i have a coarse, curly fro, i blow my hair out sometimes.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have really damaged hair due to the hair iron. I used this product and it left my hair nice and shiny, but not so conditioned. Afetr two days you could see the grease on my hair so it gets my hair dirty pretty fast. The reason why I put this a three was because it weighed my hair down and its an advantage for me because I have thick hair and a lot of it. I would recommend it to people who dye their hair or have frizzy hair.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this a while back hoping that it would give my hair a good deep conditioning therapy. BUT THIS STUFF WAS AWFUL!!!
First of while applying it in the shower, it tangled my hair so much I could not get my brush through it.
So I just left it on since I still had hopes for it. When I washed it off it was still so hard to get my hair untangled and I had to apply some of my regular conditioner, which helped a little.
BUT AFTER it left my hair with this DRY yet GREASY feel.
I'll never use this product ever again!
I LOVE QUEEN HELEN'S MASKS but this hair thing, just didn't work.
SO girls if you were considering in giving this a try, take my advice and just ignore it when you see it at the stores.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I hate this. I thought it would really help my hair because it is soooo rich. But it makes my hair feel drier and all yucky after using. My stylist said that the ingredient molecules are too big to get into the hair, and it just leaves a filmy coating on the hair, it doesn't really help in any way. The ingredients have sodium lauryl sulfate in it, which I always thought dries out the hair.
Don't buy this, you are better off just putting mayonnaise on your head!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
According to most reviews I have read on this product, it sounds great for relaxed, chemically damaged or fried, frizzy hair, but it did nothing for my natural curls.
My hair was actually dry after using it the first time. I tried again and deep conditioned with a cap and it did nothing. My scalp was oily and my hair was dryer than the first time.This one is going to the trash.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
This SAVED my hair! A couple of weeks ago my husband and I went to his parents house on the other side of the country for xmas, and they have well water....Nuff said. Murdered my hair. Ever since we came back nothing I did brought my hair back to normal. Then I membered I had this stuff! So I put it on at night before bed and washed it out the following morning. I couldn't believe my eyes O_O Just that 1 treatment and my hair is shiny and flowing like it should again. I'm very pleased.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a very good deep conditioner that is quite inexpensive. When I'm about to give up on my waist-lenth hair and cut it all off, I slather this stuff on as a mask and I always change my mind about cutting it all off.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My old hair: dry, fried, thick, naturally curly and slightly relaxed African 50% Asian 50% hair. Since I moved away from roller sets to blow drying/flat ironing, the noticeable damage to my hair grew more and more obvious, despite trims. Made a move to my nearest beauty supply store and got a hold of a tub of QH cholesterol. Put on a plastic cap and sat under warm dryer for 10 minutes, rinsed. Results: slightly better texture, softer for sure, but dull and sheenless hair. I tried again, mixing 2 parts QH plus one part olive oil, put on a plastic cap, under dryer for 15 minutes, lightly shampooed, then rinsed and WOW! My new hair looks glossy and healthy but not greasy or heavy. I get less frizz with natural styles and when straightened, my hair has sheen without adding oil sprays or pomades. I do this QH + olive oil treatment twice per month. I love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this product many many many years ago. Back then i hated it! It left my hair sticky and dull and lifeless and DRY. But Now i finally learned how to use this and my hair has never been in better condition. I have thick naturally pitch black curly hair which I decided to relax. My hair was so damaged, the natural black color got brassy and kind of brown. I bought this again to give it another try. This is how it worked for me...
Wash your hair then add a generous amount to hair, brush through and sit under a dryer or heating car for about 15 mins, then leave on for an extra 15 mins.
After you rinse it, add any other moisturizing leave in conditioner or hair repair. I usually use Hask Placenta and Motions Oil Moisturizer Protein Conditioner.
Donít blow dry or anything, go on a day or two like that. Then when ur ready to style your hair, Wash it with clarifying shampoo (i use Suave Daily clarifier) and a regular conditioner (i usually use Hi Pro Pac or Dove Sheer Moisture) Put on light leave in conditioner (like Fantasia Line or Dove or Infisuium 23, Neutrogena, or Organics) Blow Dry and style as usual!
Trust me when u say ur hair will have the shine and softness of a lifetime, without being weighed down.
I learned with time then the hair needs a lot of moisture but too much makes it dull believe it or not. Then too much clarifying makes it dry. A balance really helps A LOT.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
well I found out about Queen Helene products years ago, due to a magazine I got in junior high.
I recently got this to help my dry hair, I got a perm last month or a little before that, that made my hair a little dry.
I've had perms before, and I know they can do this. But I love the low maintenance of curls. So I know, that I have to condition more, and clarify less. Using this, helps so much with making my hair soft.
I'll be going blonde soon, and I know because of this product no harm will be caused. My Sarah Jessica Parker hair is finally coming into place. Oh, and CAT hair products are amazing for curls.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
At my walmart, Queen helene is shelved along side the black/african women's hair products so, as I dont have that kinkiness to my hair, I was worried that this product would be too heavy or too moisturizing, which would make my hair look oily and flat....
nope. none of that.... just smooth, hydrated, touchably soft hair. I very generously applied this to my ends and sparingly near the roots and waited under cap for 20 minutes in my shower - washed it out - and was disappointed. My hair felt dry and stringy, so i was all confused..
but, when my hair fully dried, the hair was soft, shiny, manageable - i dont know why, but somehow the emolients or slip agents in the product clung to my hair, making the strands seem softer and more uniform, and my hair was LESS FRIZZY and CURLIER!
For a pittance of $5.00 CAN for 15 ounces, i will definitely buy this product again... and, while purchasing queen helene, i also picked up pink lotion by lusters which works GREAT on my dry hair as a frizz eliminator/hair shiner (but don't add too much - specifically to fine, thin, limp, caucasian hair - i accidentally put in too much and it looked really oily - play with the amount until you figure out what's right..). And this product was only $6.00 CAN for I believe 300 ml. Amazing! Why have I been throwing my money away on aveda, redken, biolage, kerastase, and farouk? NO MORE! Today i take the pledge -
"i swear that I will no longer allow hair stylists to sell me over prized, over hyped "miracle" products that cannot repair hair because it is dead and will NOT magically become alive again, nor will i be swayed by the glitz of marketting - a $5.00 product is as good as a $30.00 product!"
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Others may think that this is weird, but I actually like the tactile connection to the product by scooping out of a jar with my hand. I also like being able to get every last little bit of product out of the container. Having said that I will comment on the results I got. After sitting in the tub for 20 minutes with a generous coat of this and a cap over it, I was surprised to find after removing the cap that there was hardly anything to rinse away. It was as if my hair had 'drank' most of it in. Later after it had dried a bit I noticed that my ponytail base circumference was thicker. Completely dry, my hair was soft but not surface smooth and definitely not detangled so I see now why people follow up with silicones. The next morning, during my daily brush-out I noticed a definite decrease in breakage/strand loss. The smell is not the greatest but I can live with it once or twice a week. It gave my hair the lasting moisture, thickness and protection that I was not getting with my other products. I will continue using this for as long as I continue to chemically abuse my hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Okay this stuff is great. Amazing, even. I don't think people use this correctly and that's why they write the negative reviews : ( that being said, this stuff when used properly makes my hair gorgeous. I used to bleach my hair, about 3 years ago or so, when it was about chin length. I have since grown it well past my shoulders and so the bottom half is old and damaged. I have not colored my hair in 3 years. So the top is very healthy and to keep it that way I have to do some sort of deep conditioning once a week on the ends. This stuff is perfect for that. I have fine hair so this is how I use cholesterol: I get in the shower, wet my hair completely, apply the cholesterol VERY generously to the ends, and lightly at the top. I shave my legs or whatever for about 10 minutes, then rinse it out. RINSE WELL. Then I shampoo roots and apply a very very light coating of a silicone based conditioner to the ends, rinse and viola! my hair feels like a child's. Fingers slip right through it. This SAVES me from having to get the dreaded trim! Try this please and use it correctly. You will be amazed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have fine, relaxed hair and Queen Helene does an excellant job of replenishing dryness often caused by relaxers, coloring, and hair sprays. It leaves my hair soft and moisturized. After blow drying, my hair feels silky and looks shiney. I've also used Silky Elements, which works well too. But you can't be the price of Queen Helene.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
i have baby fine hair and use this when ever i bleach my hair to restore moisture and strength. Once I over bleached my roots, and this stuff protected my hair from all the damage! (my bleached hairs never fall out!). I also use this in between colorings (I bleach, then dye my hair magenta) to revive my locks. Sometimes I do find it irritates my scalp and makes it itchy. It smells terrible, but it does a good job at keeping my hair in good condition. I would probably buy this again since its huge and cheap, but I'd like something that smells a bit better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have very curly hair that has a propensity to frizz. While this may shock some people, I use a small amount every morning as a leave in under a small amount of hair gel. I get compliments on the shine and complete curl of my hair all the time. My curls never separate, my hair is never greasy and I achieve maximum curl without the "wet look". I do wish the container was not a tub as I once purchased it in a squeeze bottle (which I was never able to find again) because reaching in for a glob every day is not my favorite feature of this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a great deep conditioner to use if you have some form of dryness. I used it on my relaxed and natural curly hair and it works great. I think using heat makes it penetrate better and makes it easier to rinse out. The only thing I don't like is the supe bid tub and the scent.