Queen Helene • Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream • Conditioner

rated 3.5(183 reviews)

Average Rating.3.5
Would buy this product again.71%

rated 1 of 5 Msyu0 on 9/4/2010 2:52:00 AM more reviews by Msyu0

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

This product is complete GARBAGE. I've used a lot of Queen Helene face products and I'm very content with it. All the face products ranged from $3-$4! Though they are cheap, the results were AMAZING! Now, my hair is very damage from the summer heat and the usage of flat iron, I have purchased many products to restore my hair, from high end to dirt cheap products, and nothing really works. When I came across the Queen Helene Hair Cholesterol jar, I was ecstatic. The packaging was cheap and ugly, yes, but hey, all their other products are amazing, I figured this would be too. Boy was I wrong. Dead wrong (shake head) This garbage product (Yes, let's call it that) was difficult so difficult to rinse off and it actually made my hair from bad to worse! A week later, I went back to my local pharmacy and purchased Pert Plus shampoo. It was a few dollars more than the garbage product, but get this; it retored my hair beautifully. It transformed my horse-like hair to (almost) it's original state; silky and smooth. Seriously though, Queene Helene should just stick to face products.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* krumrill on 8/15/2010 7:32:00 PM more reviews by krumrill

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Green    

This is probably the worst product I've ever put on my hair. Let me start off by saying my hair is very fine, but I have a lot of it. I've been struggling to find products to help pump the moisture back into my hair, because no matter what I do, my ends always split and break. My hair is in a very brittle state, and unfortunately this hair cholesterol just made it worse. I've tried applying it different ways, including using it while still in the shower, wrapping my head up in a towel, leaving it on for a long time or short amount of time, and using different amounts of product. Every time, my hair ends up feeling so fragile, just touching it causes it to break. It becomes a tangled mess, impossible to comb through and won't hold a style. It completely sucked the moisture out of my hair, which is the worst thing that could possibly happen to my hair. I would never recommend this to anyone.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* SaraNikkita on 7/18/2010 12:16:00 AM more reviews by SaraNikkita

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

I used this in my hair a few times and I didn't like it much. Maybe it is too much or not enough IDK. I prefer to use a good protein conditioner with a hot oil treatment to add moisture and protein. This cholesterol conditioning cream doesn't do what I thought it would, I noticed no difference at all.
I do like it as a shave cream, it is cheap and moisturizing for my skin during shaving so for that I say I would buy again.

EDIT: 10/16/2014 still using and love for shave cream. A tub lasts months and is under $3. Other shave creams are more money and less product.

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rated 4 of 5 RebeccaMcKay on 7/8/2010 2:01:00 AM more reviews by RebeccaMcKay

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

My hair is naturally curly and i get a lot of chemical procedures done do it, and straighten it every day! So my hair is always unfortunatllyDry, brittle, and frizzy! I got this at Sally's today cause my hair stylist recommended it! It was very cheap 3.00! I'll say this DOES work. It makes my hair soft repairs it and shiny! The only thing i don't like about it is, it makes my hair look really greasy, flat, and stuck to my face! But it repairs my hair! I might have left it in to long! But i would bye this again (:

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* anastacy on 4/12/2010 12:57:00 AM more reviews by anastacy

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

Wow, I guess different products work well on different people. I've seen so many negative reviews here but this actually worked for me. My hair is extremely dry and hard to manage when washed. When this product is worked in and sits in my hair for 5 mins and then rinsed out, my hair is soft and manageable. I never noticed this product before as many of these "cheap" conditioner are very hit and miss. I've heard so many good things about queen helen in general and decided to give it a try and I must say I surpassed my expectations. The packaging did not list out a variet of fancy ingredients so I was skeptical but bought it anyway because it was cheap, why not. Overall its a good deep conditioner but if you have very light/ thin hair or an oily scalp this may not work as I believe this is more suited for drier, thicker and hard to manage hair.

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rated 3 of 5 calanthe on 3/8/2010 1:55:00 PM more reviews by calanthe

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Blue    

I bought a trial-size at the grocery store for a deep conditioning treatment on my hair but only scanned the ingredients beforehand; this has sulfates in it and is not appropriate for those with fine, damaged hair. I am trying to grow my hair out and am not using sulfates. Plus, there is the repulsion factor; it really does look like a bunch of cholesterol and the smell, although incidental, is not appealing.

So I used it as a shaving lotion on my legs and it worked pretty well. Left that waxy sheen on my legs that I like in the summer. Overall, though, they make better conditioners for fine hair, and better shaving creams.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* ascopes on 2/28/2010 5:59:00 PM more reviews by ascopes

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

I do like this product because my hair is bleached and it does soften it. A lot of people don't like it but i think it's because they don't use it properly. I use this once a week...leave it in for 10 minutes with a thin towel over your head and apply heat from your blowdryer for about 2 to 3 minutes...make sure you wash it out completely (and believe me it takes a while to wash out because it's so thick). The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because I can't stand the smell...it's not a horrible smell but it's not exactly the greatest either. That's why when I'm done I always make sure I apply some leave in spray conditioner to mask the scent (any kind will work).

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rated 1 of 5 incoehoots on 2/23/2010 1:11:00 PM more reviews by incoehoots

Age: 36-43   Skin: Acne-prone   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

The girl at Sally's recommended this to me. UGH! This stuff is horrible! No benefit to it what so ever. My stylist said this is more for conditioning the scalp. Dunno. Would never buy again.

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rated 3 of 5 juicybgreen on 2/23/2010 12:27:00 PM more reviews by juicybgreen

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

As a fan of Queen Helene products, I really wanted to like this product. However, I really didn't see my hair benefit from it. The product left my hair heavy and scent really stuck (and stunk). I wont be buying this again.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* MsLove on 2/20/2010 8:40:00 AM more reviews by MsLove

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm   Hair: Other, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

So many people swear by this. I just wanted to swear at it. I purchased this with the intent of using it as a Deep Conditioning treatment when I used to relax my hair (with Affirm). My hair at that time was very fine, very dense, bone straight, and fragile. I used it with heat and it left such a heavy film on my hair, without offering any moisturizing or strengthening properties. My hair looked duller and had less body and movement than before. It would probably be better to use plain mayo than this IMHO. There is the same if not more cholestorol in it, and it is probably easier to rinse out.

After that, I tried to use the rest of the jar to protect my oldest hair ends when I would touch up a relaxer. I would slather this waxy residue conditioner on my relaxed ends of hair, touch up, so that the relaxer that rinsed off my roots didn't re-relax my hair as it slide down the shaft. It worked fine for that purpose. But I would use it for not other. Way too heavy.

Bottom line - While many people love it for providing moisture and a smooth finish, it left my hair feeling coated, waxy, dry and with a very dull finish after styling. I will not repurchase - except to protect hair during a chemical service.

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