Queen Helene • Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream • Conditioner
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This stuff does great things for my fried, color treated hair. Just be sure to wash it out well or else it will just look bad.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
made my bleached hair dry and brittle and smelled bad
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Ah, the classic heavy conditioner. I always use this before hitting the lap pool, and my hair suffers zero damage. I wet my hair with warm water, apply a nice glob of Cholestol and pop on the swim cap. Since my head gets pretty warm under the silicon cap, I feel like I'm doing a treatment every time. I would never use this aside from pool days, but it's very effective for protecting hair from the elements. Oh, and after swimming in the ocean rubbing a little in hydrates my hair pretty well.
UPDATE: The other day I "rescued" an old jar my boyfriend bought and abandoned at his grandma's house for no other reason than to give it a try on a non-pool day. (Hell, I'd called in a sick day, and wasn't going to waste it!) I dunked into the pot and scooped a sizeable amount, certainly more than I use of usual conditioner, and slathered it in. Hmm, it's less spreadable than I remembered, but the scent is soothing and homey. While I rinsed, the doom bells were ringing since my hair didn't feel particularly sleek or hydrated, but the test came when I blow dried. Amazingly enough, my hair was soft and gorgeous and not tangly! I've since tried this (same method) once more with the same results. Pretty sweet for less than $4.
UPDATE 7/6/06: I gave myself some highlights/lowlights a few days ago--in all I washed my hair three times in one day. To combat the stripping, I added a nickel sized amount to my towel-dried hair as a leave-in before I blow dried. Beautiful! It was soft and non-greasy and I ran my fingers through it all night since it was so soft.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I used this product a couple of years ago to try to put health back into my hair. It seemed to work at first but then it decided to stop working. My hair did not feel silky. There are other cholesterol conditioners out there that work so much better, for example Silk Elements which can be purchased at Sally Beauty Supply. I could definitely feel a difference between using that product and this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Green
crazy, this stuff is super hardcore when it comes to conditioning. now being the ex little punk rocker i was, i dyed my hair every color of the rainbow, problem is bleach kills your hair when you change your color each week. this stuff saved my life, rich, creamy, deep conditioning. i only use this stuff when i do some major damage to my hair, haven't used it in years, my hair is normal and healthy but if you're looking for a health boost for really dry hair, use this. honestly i have used it on my now healthy hair and it leaves a really GREASY residue and makes me look dirty, so be aware.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Great! My Hair: Super Fine, Thin, Shorter, High- & Low-lights . What I Did: 1-2x/wk - Used a pea-to-dime size smidge on ends after shampooing & lightly patting dry; rinsed. 1-2x/wk - applied ~1-2 Tablespoons,avoiding scalp a bit, after patting dry w/ towel. Left w/ or w/out towel over, ~ 20 minutes, rinsed well a minute or two. A few times I could have lightly washed again after as one reader had recommended. Cheap! Lasting! Noticeable decrease in dry ends; better body over time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I hate my hair. I was looking for a way to get a mess of tangles out and this didn't do a damn thing. Smells gross and is a b*tch to take off! I hate my hair. I hate my hair. I hate my hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. Its an ok product that is also super cheap. Plus, you get a big container of it. The trick I found to get it to work properly is to leave it in your hair while showering and let the steam hit it so it can penetrate. After I rinse it out with shampoo, cuz its too much for my hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
i think im one of the users who didn't follow instructions. with my dry, brittle hair i assume everything moisturizng can stay on as long as i can tolerate it so i left this product on for a little over an hour. i hated the smell but the boyfriend didn't mind it. didn't like the consistency at all. my hair is NOT frizzy though. just a little dry. kinda strawy. but its probablt because of the length of time i left it on. will definitly try again next week!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I agree that many of the bad reviews seem to be due to incorrect use of this product. What you want to do it put it on and leave it for a bit, 30 minutes max, either just combed out or with a showercap on (hot air blasts from hair dryer optional). Don't let it dry all the way on your hair, just soak in. Then rinse as usual. I also sometimes use a bit in the shower, just rubbing it in at the beginning of my shower and rinsing it at the end after it has steamed up a bit.
As a kid my mom would take me to her hairdresser, who used this on my hair when it was all dry and out of control (that was in the day of 1980s perms). I still keep this around as a deep conditioning treatment. It's dirt cheap and does the job superbly.
I only use this when I'm not going anywhere important immediately., because my straight, naturally oily hair feels very heavy the first day I use it. But to do at night then re-shampoo in the morning, or the next day, it works great.
This is also my secret for irritation-free leg and bikini shaving. It's so thick, emollient and non-irritating, it does a better job than anything else i've tried.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This product rocks. I have noticed that a lot of the bad reviews of this product seem to be because people are using it incorrectly. I have thick, wavy, medium to long length hair and this is how i use it.
Let me start by saying that I do not use this product as a conditioner in the shower, because it does not have the emollient properties of regular conditioner. It should be used for special treatments only.
First I shampoo my hair with a clarifying shampoo. Suave Clarifying would be sufficient for most people. Then, i wring it out and apply lots of this product all over my hair, scalp, ends, everywhere.
Please note, that if you hair is damper and not sopping wet, then this product might not lather into the right texture and thats why you were left with margarine type consistency in your hair. It is important to have a little bit of water in your hair, so that the product can lather a little. It is not going to look pretty, because you hair is wet and probably colder so the texture of the product hasn't really melted.
So after applying a thick even coat everywhere, i put on a plastic hair cap and sit under a table top blow dryer for 25 -30 min.
Get out your books girls, cause its going to be extremely boring.
Once done, you can remove the cap and notice that you can't see the product in your hair anymore, it kinda soaked in a bit.
So, just get in the shower, and start to rinse it out. Please note that this is not a typical conditioner, so it doesn't really detangle hair. It just deep conditions internally. You might want to rinse it out and add a little detangling type conditioner to your hair after and rinse that out as well, it will make your hair easier to brush after.
Its up to you whether or not to shampoo after, sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've been using this forever, and it's always conditioned my hair very well. Now I usually use it after washing my hair with neutrogena anti-residue shampoo, to get all the silicone and build-up out of my hair. Since this has no silicones, it's good to use after that. You really don't need to leave it in your hair that long, I would say 30 minutes MAX. I usually just take a nice handfull, rub it in, add a little water to get it nice and creamy, put on a plastic hair cap and then wrap my head in a hot water-soaked towel. After 20 minutes or so, it rinses out quite easily and my hair is nice and soft.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
it contains no silicones and is super cheap! works great, definetly buy some, i got a huge tub @ target for .99!!! it's worth a try :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I did not like the product's smell and what it did to my hair after I used it.
I have thin overbleached long hair. I applyed the treatment for 3 hours, with hot towel over my head. After I washed the product off (which was not easy), it took me 1 hour to untangle my hair (this product is absolutely not gentle on your hair). Next day my hair felt dry, crunchy and impossible to brush, and the smell of medicine only washed out after third time. No more cholesterol hair treatments for me!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product is definitely a staple of mine. It completely fixed my hair! It leaves it very shiny and not frizzy at all. Be sure to rinse it out well though. I use it once a week and leave it in for 30 minutes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This isn't good as a daily conditioner on straight, oily hair like mine - waaaaaaaaaay too heavy, but rocks as an occasional treatment. I put it on at the start of my shower and rinse out at the end. If I have somewhere to go, I wash at the end. If not, I just let my hair be greasy for a day. It's worth it for weeks of shine.
If I tried to use this as a regular conditioner, I'd be grossed out. My hairdressers have always said to use it as a deep treatment, either in the shower or with a cap on for 20 minutes or so.
Smell is neither good nor bad. It feels like complete goop, and it is. But it sure does the job as a heavy treatment for damaged hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Gross. It smells like some kind of car grease or something. it felt disgusting on my hair. i just rinsed it out right away and washed again. ew. this is the worst thing i have ever put in my hair.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Yuk, gross... you are better off with margarine .... maybe it is margarine. It is a big waste of very little money, but proves that you get what you paid for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
This stuff was a big waste of money. It's like trying to spread margarine all over your head. I've tried it with heat, without heat, short periods, long periods. Forget it. All I get is flat/greasy roots with dry frizzy hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
First, I don't think it smells like much of anything really. Maybe I don't have a sensitive nose, but come on, the smell isn't THAT bad at all.
Second, it works really well. Follow instructions, rinse very, very well, and it should do a nice job of really perking up dried out, overprocessed thin, weak hair. I only use it at night, by the way. It does weigh my hair down a bit...but after one shampoo, the softness remains, and the residue is gone. I also use this when my hair is 80% dry, then add the heat towel. It penetrates much deeper, and leaves a better result.
Third, it's CHEAP. As in dirt cheap. I got a giant tub for 1.99.
Cons: it contains lanolin, which irritates my scalp a bit--and it's a big no-no for acrylic nails. People sensitive to lanolin should think twice before buying this. People with acrylics should wear gloves, which is what I do.