I’ve been itching to do this review, but I didn’t want to jump the gun. Now, I’m happy I waited!
I received a trial size of this conditioner from Jane Carter a few weeks ago (Thank you!!!). I’ve been using it as a Deep Conditioning Treatment in combination with Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose. It smells great, provides amazing slip and made my hair VERY soft! I loved the results so much, that I decided to go out and purchase a full size bottle…despite the protein content.
Everynow and then, I get an urge to experiment with protein (for strength and such), and since it was so far down on the ingredient list, I thought my hair could handle it. Needless to say, 2 weeks, and 3 DTs later, my hair is dry as the desert. Initially it made my hair very soft and silky… but now I’m suffering from brittle, dry, rigid ends. I’m going to see if Vitamin Shoppe will let me return it.
Bottom line: If you can handle protein, the slip and moisture this conditioner provides is top notch. If you’re protein sensitive like me, this is NOT for you. Your results may be positive at first, but the consequences of your actions will show in time. I will not be repurchasing this one.
Product Description: This product does just what is says…it replenishes. It works especially well when used with heat, leaving your hair in better condition than ever before. There is nothing better than soft, shiny, healthy hair. Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner contains ingredients that permanently bond to your hair’s cortex, leaving it stronger and with better elasticity. Once in awhile, you come across a product that is truly “the best,” and this conditioner is certainly one of those rare commodities!
Ingredients : Deionized Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Extracts of: Green Tea, Sage, Rosemary, Basil, Mullein, Licorice, Thyme, and Vanilla, Certified Organic: Sunflower Oil, Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Lavender Oil, Lemon Oil, Wheat Protein, Wheat Amino Acids, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Panthenol, Caprylic Acid, Glycine, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid,
Sarina, I discovered my protein sensitivity in 2005/06 after a short stint of using Sebastian Potion 9 and Fantasia IC gel. Both have lots of protein in them and I couldn’t for the life of my figure out why I couldn’t keep my hair from splitting, breaking and feeling dry within a few hours of drying it. But you’re right, although henna is not a protein, it mimics one. So, people that henna religiously don’t need to use protein treatments as often. Great observation!!!
Do you think your protein sensitivity has anything to do with henna? It seems like people that use henna tend to be protein sensitive and I’m sure you have a lot of henna built up on your strands so you would be more sensitive. I know that henna isn’t a protein but it acts almost the same way since it binds with the keratin in your hair but without the hardness that protein sometimes causes. So since henna is permanent any additional protein would be excessive and could feel like a protein overload…just an idea but I could be way off ^_^
Thanks BeautifulNapps! I know better 😉
Nico, the protein is: wheat protein, wheat amino acids. My hair gets dry, tangly, and prone to breakage due to rigidity. Believe me, you’d be able to tell!
One sure fire way, is to eliminate all protein for a few weeks, and see how your hair responds.
Hi Curly Nikki,
Im a bit new to all of this. Can you tell me what the protein in the conditioner is called? And also how do I find out if my hair is protein sensitive? Will it not be soft and manageable?
For the next few time times that you use conditioners on your hair, make sure it a good mositure conditioner that should take care the dry hair. Anytime you use a protein conditioner make sure followup with a moisture conditioner to keep your hair balanced.