Nefertiti of Hair It Is gives us the scoop:

Product Review: Yes to Cucumbers Leave-In Conditioner

Price: $12.99 for 6.76 oz.

Details and ingredients (from YTC website):

• 99.6% Natural
• Dead Sea Minerals
• Petroleum, SLS and Paraben Free

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract*, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Capsicum Annuum (Green Pepper) Extract*, Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Magnesium Chloride, Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Extract*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Brassica Oleracea (Broccoli) Extract*, Benzyl Alcohol, Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Oil*, Maris Limus (Silt) Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Extract*, Parfum (Fragrance), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate Peel) Extract*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Dehydroacetic Acid. Certified Organic Ingredient

How I’ve been using it:
I’ve been playing with this conditioner for about two weeks, so I’ve got a pretty good idea of how my hair likes it, at this point. The consistency is somewhat thick, and it’s creamy, which I like. It looks and feels similar to a sturdy body lotion. To give you an idea, if you put a pea-sized amount on your palm, it won’t slide off immediately; but, as it warms, it will begin to make its way downward.

I’ve tried applying the YTC Leave-in to my hair both dry, and after a light misting with my water/glycerin/oil mixture, as my daily moisturizer (I’m one of those people who must moisturize daily.) On my hair both dry and spritzed, the YTC Leave-in makes my hair feel nicely soft, but I do need to use about a nickel-sized amount per quadrant to shake my hair’s thirst, for the day. By the next day, my hair is in definite need of re-moisturizing, so the YTC leave-in has not answered my prayers for a conditioner that keeps my hair quenched for more than one day. But, this leave-in does leave my hair feeling soft, even after it is starting to feel dry again, which is nice. I haven’t had issues with product buildup from it, so far.

The scent of it is, um, distinctive. The “Yes to [insert vegetable]” line is touted as being mostly natural, and this leave-in does have ingredients that look mostly good. However, the smell is oddly artificial. It’s a bit hard to describe, but you know how the flavor of “orange drink” has little or nothing to do with real oranges? Well, this leave-in is sort of like the orange drink of conditioners. But, you know, cucumbers, instead of oranges. Moving on.

No to Cucumbers. The YTC Leave-in does have good ingredients and does a decent job moisturizing in the short term. But, for the price relative to the container size, I would not repurchase. I need too much per application to get decent mileage out of this leave-in ounce for ounce, and with cheaper alternatives that keep my hair feeling moisturized for as long or longer, I’d have to pass on this the YTC Leave-in, next time. My homemade concoctions of coconut oil and other goodies are less pricey, have equally good or better ingredients and they do just as good a job keeping my hair moisturized…until tomorrow, at least.

But, if you happen to see the YTC Leave-in on super duper sale, maybe give it a try. You may have better luck with it than I did.

Your Curl,