Price: $10.00 for 8 oz bottle / $15.00 for 16 oz (two bottles)
Purchased At: www.silkdreamshaircare.com
Promises: “Wheat Germ Butter Conditioner was designed with natural heads in mind. The product is versatile enough to be used as a rinse out or leave-in conditioner. Wheat germ oil is a natural conditioner and ceramide and offers extra protection to the hair. Relaxed heads don’t feel left out because you’ll like this one too!”
Directions: Smooth through wet hair. Leave in 5 minutes and rinse. As a leave-in, use a nickel to quarter sized amount and smooth onto hair, especially the ends. You can also use Wheat Germ Butter Conditioner as a final rinse.
Ingredients: Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triticum vulgare (Wheat Germ) Butter, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Polyquaternium 7, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Germall Plus, Fragrance.
My Assessment: I’ve been using this conditioner for a few months (I know, I know, it’s about time I wrote this review! lol) as a leave-in conditioner. Prior to using this conditioner, the leave-in conditioner I was using most often was Darcy’s Botanicals Daily Leave-in Conditioner so my comparisons will be made between these two conditioners and not others I’ve posted about. Do not be alarmed that this leave in conditioner is protein-y by the hydrolyzed wheat protein you see in the ingredients. Wheat protein is a moisturizing and strengthening protein that increases our hair’s ability to received and maintain moisture.
I love ceramides, no secret there, so once I saw that this leave-in conditioner contains wheat germ (packed with ceramides) I knew I had to give it a shot in my hair-life. I’ve only used this leave-in conditioner before air drying my hair and it leaves my air dried hair soft, fluffy, and it helps produce smooth air dried results – just the way I like it! I’ve used leave-in conditioners that make my air dried hair coarse but that’s so not the case here. Overall, this is definitely a staple leave-in conditioner – my staple leave-in conditioner for when I air dry my hair. I will save Darcy’s Botanicals Daily Leave-in Conditioner for when I flat iron or roller set my hair because it’s lighter.
Packaging: From reading my other reviews, you already know packaging matters to me… it’s not a deal breaker but it matters. I prefer jars but when bottles come with pumps, a small happy dance may or may not happen… I’m not telling. Pumps (and jars) make it easy to dispense the product without getting smearing it all over the bottle so I like that this leave-in conditioner comes with a pump nozzle. It also makes it easier for me to use the same amount for all sections (usually 4 to 6). This next point isn’t important but I like that it’s a soft yellow color haha… it just seems like a “happy” conditioner.
Scent: I’m picky about scents as well because strong scents trigger migraines, and when you get 20+ migraines a month, anything that causes one is tossed with no regrets. Okay no more backstory… this leave-in conditioner smells very light and pleasant. I can’t pinpoint what it smells like but I like it. The scent also doesn’t linger in my hair.
Consistency: When first dispensed, I was a little worried about how thick the conditioner looked. I have fine hair and a thick leave-in is not appealing; I want to avoid anything that could potentially weighed down or clump my hair while it dries. Luckily, this conditioner spreads easily and absorbs well. It’s creamier than DB’s Daily Leave-In, which is much more watery, but it’s still light. When comparing absorbency, both products are nearly tied in my opinion – once I’ve applied either of them, there’s no residue, just soft hair.
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