Product Review: HairVeda Red Tea Nourishing Conditioner

Price and Purchased From

$12 for 16 oz bottle from Hairveda.com

Promises

Red Tea Conditioner is a thick and lush hydrating and nourishing with a rich formula. We’ve included moisturizers, select oils such as argan and sweet almond and a fusion of Rooibos Red Bush Tea.  Designed to replenish much needed moisture. Get reacquainted with soft hassle free hair!

Directions

On wet hair, pump a palm sized amount of conditioner onto your palm. Rub onto hair smoothing it down to coat each strand. Use a shower comb to detangle hair while conditioner is working. Leave on for at least 2-5 minutes. Rinse. Towel dry. Style.

Ingredients

Water, Red Rooibos Tea Leaf Extract,  Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Zea Mays (Corn Oil), Stearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Dimethyl Stearamine, Polysorbate 80, Capsicum annum (Paprika) Powder, Lactic Acid, Phthalate-free fragrance, Paraben -free preservative.

“Active Ingredients” according to HairVeda:

• “Red Tea: Rooibos is a red tea known for high antioxidant content. Rooibos is also an effective skin care ingredient due to its antioxidant and anti-inflamatory abilities.

• Pomegranate Extract: Popular for its high antioxidant content, pomegranate is now being noticed for its strong anti-inflammatory properties.

• Argan Oil: Argan oil is derived from the Argan Tree. Rich in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and Vitamin E, it is valued for its ability to regenerate and nourish dry and damaged hair. Argan Oil is known to have properties that aid in finishing, smoothing and conditioning hair. This oil is instantly absorbed into the hair, creating brilliant shine without leaving an oily residue. Smooths cuticle for the silky, conditioned and healthy looking hair.

• Babassu Oil: soothing, protective and emollient properties. Penetrates quickly into the hair and does not leave a greasy after feel.”

My Assessment

I’ve been using this conditioner since August 2013 so it’s safe to say I have enough uses under my belt for a review lol.. When I first used this conditioner as a deep conditioner, it didn’t work out well (didn’t provide lasting moisture like my other deep conditioners), which I really should have expected since the directions indicate that the conditioner should be left on 2-5 minutes. As a rule of thumb, conditioners formulated to serve as deep conditioners normally indicate that it should be applied for longer periods of time (e.g. 10-30 minutes and sometimes indicate that heat should be used).

As a pre-poo (especially on dry hair)? This stuff rocks! It’s currently my fave staple “pre-poo only” conditioner. It sinks right into hair, softens up extremely well, provides lots of slip and detangles my hair like. a. dream while leaving it feeling so smooth after I rinse it out. I haven’t had a favorite pre-poo in a while but this once fits that category.

43 weeks post relaxer here.
43 weeks post relaxer here.

If you have tried HairVeda’s Red Tea Satin Moisturizer, it smells exactly the same (which isn’t a great thing for me since I don’t really like the scent, but thankfully it does not linger). As for the consistently, it’s a creamy but not overly thick (kind of like lotion) and it rinses out very well, i.e., it does not cling to my hair and scalp. This review is pretty short compared to my usual ones, but it’s really easy to get to the point with this conditioner: it’s my pre-poo boo 🙂

Have you tried this conditioner? Liked it? Loved it? Left it?

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

9 Comments





  1. I just love rooibos tea and drink about five cups a day!

  2. I've never tried the conditioner, only the daily moisturizer. Now it makes me wonder it the conditioner will work better for me.

  3. Awesome review. I have used this conditioner for quite sometime but never as a prepoo. I use it as a rinse out but will try it as a prepoo when I get some ng showing.
    Divachyk | Relaxed Thairapy

  4. I wish this product was available in my country. Hell, I wish MOST products that hair bloggers and vloggers rave about was available in my country. Alas, I must do without.

    I also wanted to say – Jen, you really have A LOT of hair!! I've been drooling since the first day I discovered your blog, and you've been an inspiration ever since. Currently busy with my longest stretch so far (17 weeks so far) and for some or other reason I'm not in the mood to touch up. Getting twists installed next week, thus extending my stretch easily for another 4-6 weeks. Your stretching posts are SUPER helpful!

  5. Love your blog 🙂 have you used this product as a rinse out? If so, how did you like it? How long are you planning to stretch your relaxer?

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