a year ago
Paul Mitchell the Conditioner receives a 4 out of 5 lipsticks from me. I give this score instead of 5 out of 5 because this product, although moisturizing, is a wee bit heavy for a leave-in and if even a tiny bit too much is used it can lead to greasy-looking, weighed down, lifeless locks. the Conditioner has a lot of positive qualities that I must mention though. When you are able to determine a proper amount to be used as per the clients hair type, density, and texture, this product is great for moisturizing, detangling, static control, and can aid lackluster strands in gaining a second wind. My tip to using this product in your client's or even your own hair is to start with a small amount and build up gradually working from the ends up the midshaft and slightly toward the scalp on damp hair, really focusing on the ends into the mid shaft, in order to ensure you haven't used too much product and don't distribute too much near the scalp. You will be able to tell when you have had enough product distributed, too much, or too little and really pay attention to this. It is important because this product can be a miracle when used correctly but can be challenging to do so. Distributing too much of this product near the scalp can result in hair having zero volume or body and looking greasy at the roots even though the hair is squeaky clean. Those are not the only positive qualities about this leave-in though. the Conditioner is also amazing when it doubles as a skin moisturizer and burn relief. The same Hawaiian awapuhi that balances moisture and wheat-derived conditioners that help provide moisture to your hair are the very same that make this into an excellent moisturizer for your skin. So, the Conditioner is not just good for moisturizing your hair it is amazing for dry skin too. Focusing the Conditioner toward your driest areas, such as your heels, knees, elbows, etc., can be super beneficial for relieving that insanely dry skin at those problem areas; in addition to providing moisture to all parts of the epidermis. All too often when working in the salon with thermal tools or even clients at home with their own thermal tools, we end up with a nasty burn from an over 300° iron of some sort that ends up being so painful it's not funny. Whether you have just burned your forehead or the top of your ear for the millionth time when styling your own hair or have burned between your fingers or someplace else on your hands, arms, or even chest (yes, that has for real happened to me. Just dont ask how lol because your guess is as good as mine) styling your client's hair brings up my third positive point about the Conditioner. It is an excellent burn relief cream for those minor but painful burns that happen in the salon or at home. When I was in school, I always kept a ziploc bag of the Conditioner in my kit or at my station to have burn healing power right at my finger tips whenever I may need it. Just slather that miracle cream on and keep on motoring! You are a stylist you don't have time to whine about such things as piddly burns that blistered down to the dermis. Get your life together! Even though the conditioner didn't make the cut in my salon, this time, I still consider this a magical unicorn tear product that deserves love and appreciation. I still may order a little sample bottle to keep on hand in case of burns... it probably wouldn't hurt you either even if you never use it for hair, it's a miracle burn cream.
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