Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream


186 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $

Not tested on animals


Water Aqua , Stearyl Alcohol , Glyceryl Stearate , Mineral Oil , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Cholesterol , Lanolin , Propylene Glycol , Diazolidinyl Urea , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Fragrance Parfum , Disodiium EDTA , FD&C Yellow No. 5 CI No. 19140 , FD&C Yellow No. 6 CI No. 15985 , FD&C Red No. 40 CI No. 16035 , D&C Red No. 33 CI No. 17200

on 9/15/2012 5:41:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i've got puerto rican curly hair and my sister loves it. myself unimpressed, i always revisited this conditioner every few years, but never was impressed.

until reading many of the posts for other protein deep conditioners, which said the secret was finishing up with another conditioner. the posts continued to say that alone, protein conditioners don't really work.

i also heard a few of those posts talking about doing a hot oil treatment at the same time, and adding heat.

so i tried this conditioner again, after putting some rosemary and more almond oil on my scalp, with deep heat under a blow dryer cap over a plastic shower cap, and yup. it's pretty amazing stuff.

i've tried oil alone as well as my Ion deep treatmnt conditioner, and this queen helene stuff really pulled it all together.

warning: as i also read in a few of those same amazing posts, remember that protein tends to strip color. it melts my reds out. but i'm doing it before another coloring in a few days. also heard protein treatments are good for before coloring.

i love this makeup alley thang.

thanks, y'all.

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 8/6/2012 10:13:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This stuff neither made my hair greasy nor did it make it soft. It rinses out easy enough but seriously it sucks. I have bleached hair and honestly my regular conditioner works better than this. Today (the day after using the cholesterol), my hair is reallly dry and pieces are breaking off. It also made my hair super tangly. No different to me than any cheap conditioner.

on 5/14/2012 12:10:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Use this around your hairline when you're doing an at-home color. I work at a salon and we use this on clients to prevent staining around the face.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 4/10/2012 5:39:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I go through this stuff like butter. Its heavy duty and meant to repair your hair. If your hair is gross from straightening it, it is not going to heal that. You cannot really heal that. I have had this in my house for YEARS and just started using it recently because a horrible shampoo damaged my hair. My heavy oiled hair suddenly became really parched. Slather my hair in this stuff daily and its pretty normal.

As for the ugly packaging- I just bought one of those pretty travel tubes from Target and poured some product in there and hid the tub in the back of my closet. Easy as pie!

on 2/12/2012 1:55:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love this stuff. I have been using Queen Helene for about 15 years on and off. This keeps my color treated natural hair very healthy. For the people who have stated that it didn't help there damaged hair from heat use, let me tell you NOTHING will. The only way to fix heat damage is to cut your hair and STOP using heat. As long as you are frying your hair, it will always be damaged.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've bee using this for about 3 years on my hair. I am hungarian, scottish and dutch with very dark brunette hair that is wavy, fine in texture, and very very thick. My hair comes down to my waist and dries out easily. I literally have enough hair on my head for 3 people according to hairdressers. And thanks to this gem, combined with the cholesterol hot oil treatment, my naturally dry hair is always smooth, lush, and frizz free. How I use this is I first cater to each section of my hair: I wash it only every three days alternating between a moisturizing shampoo and Lush Big shampoo to clarify it. After shampooing, i take a glass of hot water and place the hot oil treatment in it and let it warm up. While that warms up, I put a lightweight volumizing conditioner on my roots, a moisturizing conditioner in the middle section of my hair, and the lower half of my hair gets about a tablespoon of the oil treatment, and then a good finger scoop of this conditioning cream put on over the lower half to my hair. This super rich cream seals in the oil to really let it soak in to the hair shaft and i put it up for about 10-15 minutes to really do its magic. I then rinse my hair in cold water and towel dry. I put argan oil in the lower half of my hair, apply a salt spray all over to keep my waves nice and then I sleep on my hair. I wake up with supermodel waves that are super shiny and soft after this. My hairdressers have said they have never seen anyone with healthier hair and i usually go a minimum of 3 months in between cuts. This hair routine is never going to change as my hair just absolutely loves it. If you haven't liked this cream before, try it with the oil first.

6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

on 11/14/2011 4:07:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

I've used this product for about 5 years as a monthly treatment. My hair is very fine, color treated, with 3a curls which I sometimes straighten or leave depending on my mood.

The product has an odd scent which I don't care for but thankfully doesn't stick around after I've shampooed my hair. It comes in an eyesore of a screw top jar/tub and looks like thick yellow glop. Whatever. It's super cheap and it works well as a strengthening and defrizzing treatment for me.

The method I use is to put a protein treatment (usually neutral hair filler as it's cheap) on my damp hair and then slather this on top of it. My scalp seems to adore this treatment, especially in winter, so I do rub it into my skin. I cover with a plastic bag and sit under my oh so glamourous bonnet dryer from the 60's and wait 45 min to an hour. I rinse and then (if my hair feels especially stiff or scratchy) put my daily conditioner through and rinse that out as well. This gives my fine hair a lot of body and cuts down of the frizziness I experience. This *does not* make my hair especially soft, I have other conditioners for that, but it does feel *much* stronger and is easier to tame/style. My curls do relax for the first week after I do this treatment, but they come back full force after a couple of washes.

on 11/11/2011 8:16:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This stuff did nothing it promised to do. It stripped my hair and made it feel like straw! I also find it hard to rinse out completely. When my hair was rinsed it felt hard and stiff. It was incredibly hard to comb out afterward. This stuff has no detangling benefits at all. Never again!

on 10/1/2011 12:17:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I loved everything about this except for the scent. I bought the green olive oil cholesterol jar. My hair is colored, porous, wavy and frizzy. I actually bought this at Dollar General for $2.75. I
applied this lightly to dry hair, and my hair feels so much softer. I haven't dried on wet hair yet.

on 9/20/2011 2:32:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

While I'm not entirely in love with this product, it does help rejuvenate your hair. I washed my hair with a hydrating shampoo then applied this generously. I wrapped my hair up in a plastic cap and applied a warm/hot towel over it. I left it in for about an hour and washed it out. It does take awhile to wash out, but definitely not 30 minutes or some other ridiculous amount of time as stated by other users. It left my hair feeling very healthy, but a little oily. I have wavy, frizzy hair that takes a lot of styling and dying abuse and I'm always looking for conditioning treatments to cycle through. So far this and Dumb Blonde from Bed Head have been the best. Plus, the price is great for something that makes your hair healthy again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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