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Monday, November 15, 2010

Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment: A Review

Ingredients: Aqua (Water) (Eau), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride , Polyquaternium-32, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil) (Huile Minerale), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Honey (Mel) (Miel), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Lanolin Oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Polyquaternium-10, Amodimethicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch , Isostearyl Ethylimidazolinium Ethosulfate, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Phenoxyethanol

It's raining outside and I figure what better time than now to try out this new conditioner from Creme of Nature.

I have to admit, I have been eyeballing this line for a while now. However, ever since Creme of Nature added sulfates to my former holy grail shampoo, they have gotten nothing but the side eye from me. Anyway, I noticed these packets in Walmart. They run about $1.50/pack. Under $2! If you're on a budget like myself, that is definitely not a bad price! I picked up 3 packets.

First impression: omg the scent!! It smells pretty good to me. However, for those of you who are sensitive to scents, you may want to steer clear of this conditioner b/c the scent is STRONG! I can still smell it on my hands, that's how strong it is.

Consistency wise, this conditioner is very thick and creamy, which is a plus for my strands. I can definitely see how 1 pack of this stuff can be enough for most people.

Post deep condition: Although the instructions say to DC for 10-15min, I almost always DC for 45min-1hr under a heat cap....that's just the way I have always DCed. Anyway, the condish rinsed out pretty easily. I didn't need to go back and wash out any residual conditioner. That's where the good stuff about this conditioner ended for me. My hair felt dry! I have never in my life used a DC where my hair felt dry afterwards. Fortunately, my hair was easy to comb through and didn't tangle.

Bottom Line: I am not impressed. With all the benefits I keep hearing about argan oil, I thought this condish would have done something beneficial to my hair. Maybe the ingredient listing should have been my warning but this conditioner hasn't done anything for my hair. Thankfully, I only got a packet worth instead of an entire bottle. Well...back to my Mizani and ORS I go b/c I am definitely not purchasing this again!


  1. I too have been eyeing this conditioner for a while. Like you, I have been so turned off to CON products after 'the changes'. I used to LOVE their shampoos and conditioners. I tried a couple of their new conditioners and have been thoroughly disappointed, so I think I will skip this one. Thanks for the review!

  2. @Age in ATL No problem! I don't know why Creme of Nature had to mess with their original formula but I swear the line hasn't been right since. I can't even begin to describe how disappointed I was in this conditioner. To make matters worse, my hair STILL smells like the conditioner! 3 days later! SMH. I don't recommend this conditioner to anybody.

  3. I just came acros your blog during a search about this product. I am three months natural and I am trying new products as my hair grows. It seems that alot of people are saying that this product isn't the greatest! I will give it a try an proceed with caution. Thanks for the review.

  4. Wow...I had the COMPLETE opposite effect. My hair is thick and very long (mid-back length) and I always struggle with finding a great DC.
    This was AMAZING. I love the scent (yes it is strong - but it's a pleasing scent I smell everytime I swish my hair around) and my hair was ultra-conditioned.
    I'm not with the company and I didn't receive a free product. But I WILL be buying more of these packets.