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Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Conditioner

By January 27th, 202126 Comments

Hola Chicas,

So, at the request of many of you, I decided to give Totally Twisted a go. Boy am I happy I did!

Herbal Essence Totally Twisted ConditionerAs always, I did a direct comparison with my beloved Hello Hydration. After hopping in the shower and wetting my hair down, I applied Totally Twisted to the left side, and Hello Hydration to the right. I let it marinate for about 10 minutes and then got to work. I’m completely aware that the ingredients are mostly the same, but for some reason, I noticed that the Totally Twisted side felt slipperier (is that a word?!), and definitely smelled better. The tangles (7 days worth)literally melted before my eyes…I was very impressed. Of course, the Hello Hydration side was easy to detangle as well, but I seemed to run into a few more knots. It appears that these conditioners are interchangeable and I will most certainly be partaking in both! By the bye, I only used my fingers to detangle.

Product Description: You’ll find the definition of lush, shiny curls right here. just quench your curls and waves with my curls and waves conditioner with high intensity hydration. my replenishing formula fused with french lavender & jade extracts replaces vital moisture, lays frizz down for sleek spirals and keeps them bouncing freely. now that’s a definition of a good curl.

Ingredients: Pretty much the same as Herbal Essence Hello Hydration, it just has a different, and more pleasing fragrance.

Bottom Line: 2 thumbs up! If you love HH, you must give TT a try πŸ™‚


  • Rizzi says:

    I have been using this for the last month and I love it πŸ˜€

  • Vera says:

    I just bought a 27oz bottle of TT at as they are having a buy one get one at 50% off (and other sale offers)on a good many hair products for the next month, so got one TT and one Hydrolicious. I have been using HH, but by itself it does not have enough slip for me; works much better mixed with Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol Plus. Can't wait to test out this TT in the next few days!!
    Not so sure I like the fact that the ingredients are the same for a bigger price though…hmmm

  • fate1499 says:

    As badly as I want to try this, I can't endorse HH because of the cruel animal testing I keep reading about!! Of course I can understand animal testing in certain instances for cancer research, or something world changing, I just can't justify beauty for it. Hopefully you find something else that I can try that's just as great, but cruelty free πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    I heard that products with Lauryl Sulfate are not good for natural hair (?)


    HH has this ingredient. What about this?

  • Anonymous says:

    Do you think that this product is more for those who naturally wavy hair hair such as someone who may be biracial than for someone who has a more dense afro- curl?

  • Anonymous says:

    this product works well, but i have to use it everyday

  • Anonymous says:

    I don’t know if it’s my hair texture or what but the product made my hair hard and stiff. I did not like it all.

  • Anonymous says:

    I bought it based on Nikki review. I’m new to cowashing. I fell in loooove with it. Might not ever try another conditioner. I’m a product junkie too (even when my hair was relaxed or in braids) but now I’m more concerned about my delicate strands. Don’t want to end up trying something that could be damaging. Thanks for all of your info ladies. You’ve been SUCH a help.

    Eboney, the Newbie

  • GoingNatural/CurlyBear says:

    I almost bought this a couple of weeks ago and then put it down because I didn’t want to buy something I was unsure of so I got the big HE HH instead. I will give HE TT a try!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Nikki and all of Nikki’s followers!

    I’ve been a reader/lurker for almost a year now, but have never posted.

    Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I have been using TT for about a year now and it is the best thing I have found. And this is coming from a product junky who has tried a million products in her 3 years of being natural. Nothing, and I mean nothing more expensive or cheaper has even come close to what this does as a cowash/detangling conditioner for me.

    I recently tried HH based on the review you did a few weeks back. It didnt work that great for me, for detangling, by itself, however, I had the great idea to mix the conditioners(both TT and HH) when I am cowashing. I have a patch of hair at the crown of my head that is very very dry and have been trying to find an intensive moisturing conditioner for it. Boy has that been working out FABULOUSLY. I suggest trying to mix the two for anyone who loves TT.

    Sorry such a long post. I am just so excited for my first post.


    Happy Curls Everyone!


  • Mocha T says:

    I have been using HH but my hair seems to like Totally Twisted even more. Thanks for the info.

  • Stephanie Taylor says:

    Thank you for your review of both HH and Totally Twisted. I am very happy that mainstream companies are trying more often to accommodate us curly and coily-headed people. I need to change up my shampoo/conditioner, but need to do so relatively cheaply, so I am really excited you brought these products to my attention. Can’t wait to try them!

    Stephanie Taylor
    Promotions and Account Representative

  • Maria says:

    I love the color of the bottle. It just looks like it smells damn good LOL I’m a sucker. Oh and slipperier is too a word! LOL j/k

  • Anonymous says:

    I like Hydralicious way better than Hello Hydration. I wonder how Totally Twisted compares?

  • so1913 says:

    I actually like this one better than Hello Hydration!!!

  • Esther Griffith says:

    i started using this one about a month ago and i will never go back to my old condish πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you,
    These Three Kings. You are right it is growafrohairlong. I am a neophyte to this whole posting thing. I don’t even know how to sign in yet. πŸ™‚

  • These Three Kings says:

    the website above was not correct..
    just in case someone needed it πŸ™‚

  • These Three Kings says:

    I am sooo glad you likely!!!
    thats great!!

  • Anonymous says:


    I just love this blog. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it. Might I make a suggestion regarding avoiding tangling when showering? Check out for the directions on how to shampoo hair without tangling.

  • Karen says:

    Yeah I love it too! Works well on loc’s /dreads, as a shampoo. My hair feels softer after using it.

  • MummysGirl says:

    Oh, it’s called ‘It’s A Curl Thing’ here in the UK… I love it! Both this and HH are cowash conditioners for me πŸ™‚

  • Elegance says:

    Thanks for that review. I think I will give that a try next time πŸ™‚

  • Twisted Kurlzz says:

    I also use both Hello Hydration and Totally Twisted and I like the results of both. I also can not really tell too much of a difference between the two except for the scent. So far, I have been using these products in my normal routine, alternating between the two and I will continue to use them unless something changes in my routine.

  • mo naturale says:

    I too love, love, totally twisted!!! I like HH too though!

  • Purpleola says:

    I love Hello Hydration too! Both my daughter and I us it. I’ll definitely be trying Totally Twisted and let you know what’s up.

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