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Nefertiti’s Review of Yes to Carrots Leave-in Condish

By January 27th, 20218 Comments

Nefertiti of Hair It Is gives us the scoop:

Nefertiti's Review of Yes to Carrots Leave-in Condish

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,

Nefertiti's Review of Yes to Carrots Leave-in Condish


  • GGmadeit says:

    I have the Carrots and it's just ok. I was going to try the Cucumber

  • Anonymous says:

    I tried the YTCucumbers regular conditioner for about 2 weeks. I kept wondering why my scalp itched so badly so I switched back to HE HH. I think it was the YTC!

  • MelMelBee says:

    I purchased YTC regular conditioner prior to going on vacation last week to be my leave-in when swimming. I LOVED the smell! It worked great as a pre-swimming conditioner…

    Swimming Routine:

    Wet hair completely for about 5 minutes. Add some EVCO to my wet hair. Slap in about a golf ball size of YTC and let it absorb into my hair. Slap on a headband and cute flower…and off to the ocean! I let it be free in the salt water, and avoided chlorine like the plague. After swimming, rinsed with bottled water and applied more YTC until I could get home to wash.

    OK, back to the discussion. YTC held up well. It did what I needed it to do. It also adds great definition to curls. I used just a tad as a leave-in to style my hair, and it made my curls pop!

  • Unknown says:

    Wow, you all WOULD be talking about YTC today. I bought a trial size at Target while replenishing my Shea Moisture stash. I must say, the 2 oz was more than enough to detangle and condish while showering. I used the last quarter size as a leave in and my hair never felt softer. I really liked it. But, I'm still stuck on Shea Moisture to switch right now. BUT, the reason why I was saying this is ironic, is because is having a YTC sale. Up to 50% on some of the products – but the Hair and Scalp Mud Mask is $7.99, down from $12.99.

  • NinaG says:

    Is YTC an Israel-based company?

  • JustTrena says:

    Good review but the poster "Ms Lisa" is correct…the leave-in is pretty much the exact same product as the conditioner and from what I've heard, the conditioner may even work better as a leave in.
    I use both Yes', (Carrots and Cucumbers) and I like both of them, but I only use the conditioners, not the leave in. Before giving up on these products, maybe you should try the regular conditioner and see if that works better for ya…I know the price definitely works better for me than the leave in's price!

  • Ms. Lisa says:

    I'd like to point out that the ingredients in the regular YTC conditioner and the YTC leave-in conditioner are almost exactly the same with the exception of, I think, 3 ingredients. I did a comparison from the ingredients listed on their website a couple of weeks ago. Also, you can usually find YTC conditioner at your local Ross/TJ Maxx/Marshalls for approx. $3.99 a bottle.

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh wow, sorry you didn't like it. I just actually purchased the full sized YTCarrots after having bought a sample size a while ago. I actually adore the smell of YTCarrots, I'm with you on the YTCucumbers. I took a whiff of it in the store and wasn't impressed (I like my conditioners to smell good). I only use the YTC for conditioning though since it is a little pricey. I stick to my glycerin/water mix for moisture.

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