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Hello Hydration- Review and Pics!

By January 27th, 202117 Comments

Happy almost Friday…almost, lol 🙂

As promised, here’s my review of Herbal Essence’s Hello Hydration. It’s been my favorite co-wash conditioner for quite some time, but now it’s quickly rising to the ranks of one of my fav “styling conditioners”! Why did I wait so long to try it as a leave-in?! Probably the nuclear blue color…

It has twice the slip of Devacare One Condition, and packs a decent moisture punch. More slip means easier manipulation, which reduces the amount of broken and shed hairs during the styling process. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most hold, I’d give it a 3…Deva gets a 5. Bottom line, I’m LOVING IT…and like Lustrasilk, I’m loving the price too! The only draw back is that it seems to take a bit longer to dry. Both times I used it to Twist-n-Curl, my hair was still damp in the morning. Below, you’ll find pics of my hair today (2nd day hair…styled on Sunday night). Last night, I slept with it out on my satin pillow case.
Hello Hydration- Review and Pics!Hello Hydration- Review and Pics!Hello Hydration- Review and Pics!I used Hello Hydration and Deva Set it Free (on the ends) to style. On Monday night, I applied Shea Butter to the ends.

Links to my other Hello Hydration reviews below:

Have you used HE as a leave-in? What are your thoughts??

Later Gators,



  • Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful says:

    Just started using this conditioner and it is amazing!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I get the BIG bottle of HH from Wal-Mart and as you can see in my Fotki, it is a key ingredient in my deep conditioner as well as in both my heavy and light leave-in conditioners. And this is in addition to using it as my primary co-wash conditioner.

    Sign of the times: There are VO5 conditioners that probably work just as well and are cheaper but HH is my splurge, lol.

  • Anonymous says:

    Did you use HE solo and not with the JC treatment you usually use with the OneC?

  • Anonymous says:

    i just loooove your hair. i wish that’s all you did with this website — post photos of your fabulous hair. that’s my favorite part!!!

  • CurlyTrini says:

    Your hair looks FAB!!! Loving it…

  • Anonymous says:


    Yep i use it as a leave in although my fav. is Pantene Relaxed and Natural. Still the HH is a close second!

    BTW my hair in NEVER dry in the morning. i may have to invest in a bonnet type dryer just so i can stop wearing my twists for 2 days prior to taking them out…lol

  • Carmell says:

    it made my hair hard… so i added some sunflower oil which has helped! i use it on everybodys hair… my 3 daughters and youngest son. it is so much easier to comb… i got to many curly tops in this family!! but i am loving it now!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks ladies 🙂 It was quite a bit shrinkier, and more shirley temple…I likey! It’s a bit frizzier on Day 3 than I’d like, but it’s okay. It’s a keeper 🙂

  • Claudia says:

    I have used it as a leave in, love the softness it gives my hair, but it takes rather long to dry and my hair is thick enough for that to be annoying sometimes.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love HH, but I think Herbal Essences Seductively Straight does an even better job, you should try it… and it smells amazing!

  • Anonymous says:

    I use HH and it surprised me. It was the first conditioner I tried as a leave-in. I assumed it didn’t really work (I think from lack of experience lol) but when I switched to Giovanni’s leave in I noticed a huge difference. I definitely like the HH better. When I used the Giovanni’s my hair was more crispy and not as soft. Giovanni’s leave-in works great for my daughter’s hair, but HH works better for me.

  • Tia says:

    I’ve been sleeping on Hello Hydration…I need to step my hair game up (smh) and get it this week. I really love the simplicity of the style you have here CurlyNikki; this here is what makes you…you 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    What a ca-winky-dink! I just used HH as a leave in with my WnG. The HH has amazing slip but I agree with you on the “hold” rating.
    Your TnC does look different…but still AMAZING!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello Hydration is my regular leave it, I love it.

  • Khadija Dawn Carryl says:

    I’m going to have to try that product. I really like leave-ins for both myself and my daughter especially. Her hair is really curly, and get fuzzy outside usually. It does her ends good.

  • Nika says:

    Very beautiful. This TNC looks different though. Not sure what it is. It’s cute too!

  • Anonymous says:

    The HH seems to hold your curls differently than the DevaCare One C. The corkscrew curls are so cute!

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