19 December 2010

[review] jasmine's avocado & silk conditioner

ingredients: water, cetyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethlamine, dimethicone, avocado oil, ceteryl alcohol, ceteareth-20, panthenyl ethyl ether, silk amino acids, hydrolyzed wheat protein, panthenol (vitamin B5), citric acid, DMDM hydantoin, disodium EDTA, fragrance.

i am sitting under the steamer with this on my head now, so i figured now was a good time to knock out this review. :)

i ordered a 2 oz sample size of this for $3.50, which is a great price. i was able to get two uses out of it. she also offers this in 4 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz for $12, $16, and $24, respectively. for some reason, these prices are a little bit on the higher end of what i'd prefer to pay. while twelve dollars isn't much, i would only get 4 uses out of the jar, which isn't much, especially as my hair continues to grow.

i don't agree with these prices because i don't feel as though this conditioner is particularly original. i don't think that "jasmine" sat in her own kitchen and whipped this up. and if she used a base, there is no reason my order should take ten days to ship. none.

case in point: at this website, you can buy 4 oz of the same conditioner for $7.50, which is much more agreeable. if i were to repurchase, can you guess where i'd buy from?

i will explain more about the price in my next post, as there is a lot that goes into it, so i want to keep this post strictly as a review.

consistency of this product is very thick and seems like it would offer good slip. the color is white and i can't tell you the scent i had. when i placed my order i had only two options: scented and unscented. i chose scented, so whatever i got was up to them. the best i can describe this scent is a sweet floral. you guys know i don't usually go for florals, so this was new to me. the fragrance isn't particularly light like a floral should be, but the smell isn't distracting or at all unpleasant.

when i first used this a few weeks ago, i really liked the slip it gave me. detangling with my denman was a breeze and it left my hair soft.

as for the ingredients... i don't use heavy products, nor do any of my products contain cones. the website claims that dimethicone helps protect while heat styling, so i could see using this before a blow dry or flat iron. it is very moisturizing and heavy duty enough to use before heat styling. i could see myself using it for that purpose. but since i don't heat style, i can't really see Izzy needing any cones or any other those unnatural ingredients.

overall, i won't say that i am underwhelmed, but i just wasn't amazed at this product and i can't really put my finger on why: performance earned at least a B. i think it's because the ingredients aren't anything to write home about, coupled with the fact that i could get this cheaper, and the processing time. i don't know... i'm just not moved by this product (or the other conditioner i tried, which will be reviewed soon).

i won't be repurchasing any time soon. at least not from jasmine's.

ftc 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. :)


LaToya said...

Great review! I check out her site sometimes, but you're right the prices seem a bit too steep when I know I can get them much cheaper.

Jarmelia said...

I can't wait for you to review some more products! I want to know who is using bases and jacking up the prices and who is not. People need to be honest and fair. Great review!

Melyssa said...

thanks so much, ladies! i should have another review up today :)