27 December 2010

[review] christine gant babassu cream deep conditioner

ingredients:  water, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl babassuate, babassu oil, wheat amino acids, soy amino acids, arginine, serine, threonine, acetamide MEA, hydrolyzed hair keratin, panthenol, sorbitol, sodium cocoyl collagen, amino acid cocyl sarcosine, wheat germ acid, wheat germ oil, linolenic acid, linoleic acid, sulfur, polysorbate 80, oleth-80, jojoba oil, tocopheryl acetate, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, natural color, fragrance. 

i think i bought this in november too, so i've had enough time to think  up a review for it. let's jump right in!

- p r i c i n g -
i got a 4 ounce "sample" of this for $7.50. sample is in quotes because neither the price nor the size is really sample-like to me, but the price is great for the size. i've only used it three times now, but i have about three more uses left. the 4 ounce gives you a number of uses, which is great.

you can cop the full size 8 ounces for fifteen dollars, and a fanatic's 16 ounce for $26, which i think is great. the 16 ounce is sure to last you several months (depending on the length of your hair). and if you can catch one of their sales, you can pay even less! :)

- p a c k a g i n g - 
i love the container on this (although i think a bottle would suit it better). it comes in a simple clear jar, but the sleek silver top really sets it off for me. it gives the product a simple, fresh feel and image, that fits with their simple, lightly-colored labels. the edges are soft and the jar itself is very sturdy.

the label itself makes very clean use of its space. the company's logo is settled at the top, with the name of the product written in very clean font. i really like the rich carrot-y orange with the pale green of the image in the background. the font is slightly rounded, and ties in well with the simple imagery of the label.

- f r a g r a n c e -
there description says this conditioner has a light sugar and floral fragrance and that nails it right on the head. there's just enough natural sweetness for it to be pleasant, tempered with unoffensive, earthy florals. florals aren't really my thing, but the sugar sweetens this just enough for me. the scent is light and pleasant and shouldn't bother anyone.

- c o n s i s t e n c y -
this is a fairly thin conditioner. it slips around easily within its jar and is a little slippery to handle. for some unknown reason, since i've come home, i've just been dropping everything lately. i haven't dropped this (thank goodness), but scooping it out can lead to some drippage. it's thin enough that i would say it might be better at home in a bottle (despite how much i adore the jar).

it's a soft yellow color that makes it look teasingly like cake batter. it's very workable and spreads very easily through dampened hair. it foams up a little, which was surprising to me, but this helps it to coat each strand.

- p e r f o r m a n c e -
this really is a deep conditioner! after steaming, the slip is crazy. my curls are drunk with moisture and so soft and pliable. the shine is freaking amazing. i've noticed that this conditioner will dry in my hair if i go too long without a cap, which isn't a big deal, but as it dries, the amazing feeling in your hair dries up too, LOL.

i really like this conditioner! there's just one thing that keeps me from loving it… and that this conditioner drips unlike any other conditioner i've ever tried! under my steamer, i get minimal drippage (if any). with this, i've got water running down my face, dripping down my neck and it drives me crazy. i honestly don't know why it drips so much, i just can't figure it out. my guess is because it's so thin, and the foamy consistency of it just doesn't absorb the steam, so the water just drips down. i really don't know and that was probably a terrible guess. i would hate for the drippies to keep me from repurchasing this, but with so many other conditioners that DON'T drip, it would have to be on sale for me to pick it up again.

also, some of the ingredients i've never heard of, so i want to do a bit of research before i consider buying again.

so repurchase status on this is a maybe. i would highly recommend this however, and until i can find a spa headband big enough for my head, i probably will wait for a sale to buy again, but i definitely would repurchase!

- c u s t o m e r s e r v i c e -
i'd been eyeing christine gant products on etsy for some time, but the full sizes weren't cheap enough for me to consider committing to them. so i sent a message asking if could purchase samples. a reply took a few days, but the person was very sweet and eager to help. after that initial response, however, emails were replied to within a day. she was very helpful and so sweet.

A for customer service! :)

overall, i have only had positive experiences with christine gant products and would most definitely purchase from them again.

tc disclaimer: i am in no way affiliated with this company. i was not paid for this review and the product was purchased with my own monies. :)


Skeeta said...

aww ur awesome! Thx for keeping up with me. Can't wait to see ur progress this year. Go 2011!