$12 for 16 oz bottle from Hairveda.com
“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!
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.
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.”
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.
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?
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