I finally bought this condish after hearing all the raves about it on the hair boards. This product is the holy grail for a lot of ladies--so it must be good right? Well, after using this product two different ways I have to say that I am underwhelmed. I really expected to be wowed by this product and unfortunately, that was not the case.
Price: ~ $5.00+tax for 25 fl oz
Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Fragrance (Parfum), Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Aspartic Acid, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil**, Citric Acid, Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice**
Their Claims: "TRESemme is dedicated to creating hair care and styling products that are salon quality without the salon price. This TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner with Aloe Vera & Avocado is designed to provide silicone-free conditioning to keep your hair from being weighed down. With USDA-certified organic extracts, this Conditioner is designed to nourish your hair. It contains ingredients such as aloe vera, sweet orange and avocado. Use this Conditioner each time you wash your hair to keep your hair soft and moisturized."
I tried to like this product yall, I really did. I really wanted to like it. I first tried this condish as a co-wash since many ladies use this product for that purpose. I got in the shower and put the condish on my hair section by section. I then placed a plastic cap on my head for the duration of my shower session. When I rinsed the conditioner out, my hair felt soft enough I guess...but not the 'OMG!! THAS' SOFT!' I was expecting. And it definitely didn't have the slip that folks rave about. It got the job done as a co-wash but I was left wanting more.
Not wanting to give up on this condish just yet, I then tried this conditioner as a pre-poo in combination with Kemi Oyl..again a similar result. I applied my pre-po to my hair section by section. Once I was finished, I placed a plastic cap on my head and sat under a heat cap for 30min. Once I rinsed the pre-poo out, my hair felt 'aight' but nothing earth shattering. My hair felt minimally prepared for what I was about to do to it...and that was a problem. Overall, this product was a big disappointment for me.
Appearance wise, the conditioner is pretty thick (which is what I liked about the product) and it isn't strongly scented. Another thing I like about this product is that it is silicone free. I like for my co-wasy and pre-poo products to be silicone free so that I know that my hair is benefitting from the treatments and that my hair isn't showing me some silicone-y deception. That's not cool. It's also not cool that isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) is in this product. That's probably why my hair didn't respond so great to it--my hair knows a drying product when it feels it.
Bottom Line: For my hair, this product was just 'eh.' It simply didn't provide the earth shattering moisture that I expected it to provide--especially since it is cone-free. I will use up what I have now but I highly doubt that I will purchase this product again.