27 December 2009

[review] aubrey organics honeysuckle rose

aubrey organics honeysuckle rose moisturizing conditioner
Coconut Fatty Acid Cream Base, Aloe Vera (Organic), Shea Butter (Organic), Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil (Organic), Rosa Mosqueta (Organic), Rosehip Seed Oil, Extract of Fennel, Hops, Balm Mint, Mistletoe, Camomile, Yarrow, Chrysanthemum, Angelica, Forsythia, Honeysuckle Oil, Carrot Oil, Aubrey's Preservative (Citrus Seed Extract, Vitamin A, C, E)

i received this product months ago, over the summer, from my first meetup with charzboss. i had heard nothing but raves about this conditioner on lhcf, so i was excited to try it out. i was newly natural and was so excited to try something so many women had liked. so, i was a little disappointed when i didn't love it.

anyway, i didn't buy it, so i have no clue what it goes for, but i'm under the impression it's extremely affordable. i think it's a little less than 10 dollars for 11 ounces, which is really great, especially for those who are looking to get into natural products and don't have the money or don't want to order online. the aubrey organics line is a great place to start and you can find it in many stores.

the container is simple and straightforward, but these bottle designs always make it hard to get out every last drop. so, you just mix it with some water and shake, no big deal. but - the consistency of this conditioner is so thick. it's the thickest i've ever encountered so far. what's interesting is it's thick, but light and fluffy, which was something i really enjoyed. the conditioner was even shiny. no clue what that was about, but this conditioner had sheen to it, which made it a beautiful opalescent pastel color.

i can't remember the scent well enough to describe it in detail, but i remember it was very light and subtly floral. it wasn't oppressive at all, so this would fair well with fragrance-sensitive people.

i just finished this conditioner earlier this month, so it lasts pretty much forever. i used this as a deep conditioner, so i only used it once a week, but i always used a generous amount. as for performance... i was underwhelmed. i don't feel as though it did anything amazing, but i loved the feel of it going on - smooth and creamy and a real treat. but when i rinsed, i never felt that my hair felt softer or stronger or anything of the sort. HOWEVER. i was using this as a deep conditioner, when i think it would've been better used as a co-wash. deep conditioners need to have some kind of special ingredient (quarternium or something like that, don't quote me) for it to actually penetrate the hair shaft.

i am fully willing to admit that it was user error on my part re this conditioner not giving me amazing results. but i wouldn't repurchase to give it another try. it's one product i'm just not interested in.

FTC disclaimer: This product was given to me by a friend. I was not paid for this review and I am not affiliated in any way with the company.


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