The claim: Luxurious lather soothes dry, chemically processed hair. Cleanses gently for manageable smoothness. Calms unruly hair to alleviate frizz.
Ingredients: Aqua ((purified water)), Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemay) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Valencia Orange) Extract (*), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Extract (*), Cymbopogon Schoeanthus (Lemongrass) Extract (*), Ginkgo Biloba Extract (*), Echinacea Angustifolia Extract (*), Salix Alba (Willow Bark) (*), Marcocystis Pyrifera (Sea Kelp) Extract (*), Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria) Leaf Extact (*), Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract (*), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract (*), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract (*), Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycol Distearate, Amodimethicone, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Decyl Glucoside, Ethylhexyglycerin, Disteareth 75 IPDI, C11 15 Pareth 7, Citric Acid, C12 16 Pareth 9, Glycerin, Trideceth 12, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance with Essential Oils
Price: $7.99 8.5oz (I purchased these from RiteAid for Buy One, Get One free)
Review: This shampoo worked up a nice lather and cleansed A's scalp very well. It has a nice, light smell. It didn't "wow" me but no shampoo really does. I think I will repurchase if I can find it on sale again.
Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner
The claim: Infuses deep moisture for manageable smoothness. Detangles while protecting against split ends. Calms unruly hair to alleviate frizz. Increases shine while smoothing dry or damaged hair.
Ingredients: Aqua (Purifed) Water, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Oil, Nettle (Urtica Dioica) Oil, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Oil, Birch Leaf (Butela Alba) Oil, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis Flower) Oil, Clary (Salvia Sclarea), Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Coltsfoot Leaf (Tussilago Fargara), Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Oil, Mallow (Malya Sylvestris), Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense) Oil, Soybean Protein (Glycine Soja), Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Stearalkonium Chloride, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Trace Minerals, Citric Acid (Corn), Sodium Hydromethylglycinate, Grapefruit Seed (Citrus Derived)
Price: $7.99 8.5oz (Once again, I bought this BOGO)
Review: After easily rinsing out Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo I loaded A's hair up with Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner. When I say loaded, I mean loaded! I think I used half of the bottle. This conditioner is very thick. In my opinion, it didn't have the best slip but overall it was a nice conditioner. I left this in A's hair for about 20-30 minutes with a plastic cap, added a little more water on her hair and began the detangling process. Detangling could have been easier, I think I should have added some virgin coconut oil. I was really impressed with how A's hair looked the next day though. In their claim, they say: "Calms unruly hair to alleviate frizz. Increases shine while smoothing dry or damaged hair." and I have to agree. A's hair was soft, shiney, and had very little frizz. Her curls really popped. I think this is best used as a deep conditioner. Since I used so much of it, I will only buy this if I can catch it on sale again.
I put about a quarter size amount of Giovanni Direct Leave-in in her hair, and the picture posted above shows what her hair looked like on Day 2 after I put it in pigtails.
Overall, I think the Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo & Conditioner are good products. You can purchase these at any drugstore such as Riteaid, Walgreens, etc. You can also find them at stores like Ulta, Target, & Walmart. Browse around and look at weekly ads first, you may be able to find a great deal.