Desert Essence Organics Green Apple & Ginger Conditioner- $8/8 oz at Whole Foods
Product Description: A fast penetrating, natural conditioner that leaves hair smooth and silky. Organic extracts and oils deeply moisturize hair, while vitamins and antioxidants penetrate into the shaft to correct everyday damage and make individual hair strands look fuller and thicker.
Organic Extracts of Apple, Ginger, Milk Thistle, and Olive: Revitalize and moisturize the hair and scalp.
Organic Sunflower Oil: Moisturizes the hair and scalp without leaving a greasy residue.
Ingredients: Aqueous Infusion of Certified Organic Extracts: Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit (1), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root (1), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit (1) and Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) (1), Certified Organic Sunflower Oil (2), Certified Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Oil (2), Emulsifying Wax*, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Prunus Amygdalus (Almond) Protein, Polyquaternium-7**, Proprietary Blend of Natural Essential Oils, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Gluconate.1 Certified by QCS 2 Certified by QAI * Vegetable Derived ** Coconut Derived
My experience: Confession– I was at Whole Foods buying sushi, minding my business, when the Whole Body section began calling my name. I slowly scanned through all the shiny new hair products. Having tried most of the conditioners on the shelf, my eye was again drawn to Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz. I picked it up, thought long and hard, and put it back down. My hair just doesn’t like stylers. I heard it’s like a watered down Curly Custard, and I’m fearful that it will leave my fine hair limp and crunchy. Just before I threw in the towel, I spotted an unfamiliar green bottle out of the corner of my eye. I’m familiar with Desert Essence Organics. I’ve read many a rave review on NC.com about several of their conditioners, but had never heard of this Green Apple and Ginger ‘volumizing’ one. It wasn’t very expensive, so I grabbed a bottle and was on my way.
Last night, I shampooed my hair with a product from Afroveda (review coming soon!), and divided my hair into two. I used Desert Essence on one side, and Afroveda on the other. OMG… the slip was out of control! My hair felt instantly moisturized, soft, and detangled with ease. I noticed that it has polyquat-7 in it for some reason (this ingredient provides hold and is commonly found in stylers), so, I left a little in, and I’m more than pleased with the results! I’ll provide a report on the rest of my experiment later 😉
Bottom Line: This is a MUST TRY! It has more slip than Trader Joe’s Tea Tree, and in my opinion provides more moisture. It’s detangling properties are on par if not greater than Hello Hydration. It’s 100% vegan, contains no silicones, artificial fragrances/colors, EDTA, or glycol. Oh, and it smells of green apple Jolly Ranchers!!!! I’m having a hard time typing this because I can’t keep my nose out of my hair! So my gorgeous PJs, grab your keys, jump in the car, and seek out a bottle of Dessert Essence G&G. You won’t be sorry.