Suave Professionals Almond Shea Shea Butter Conditioner
The Claim: This moisturizing conditioner is infused with 100% natural almond & shea butter, which are known for their rich smollients. It replenishes lost moisture leaving your hair well-nourished & beautiful.
Price: $2.97 32oz (Walmart)
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil (Lemongrass), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Rosemary), Chamomilla Recutita Flower/Leaf Extract (Matricaria), Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract (Lavender), Dimethiconol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Dipropylene Glycol, Potassium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA, TEA Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate, PEG 150 Distearate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
Review: I love the smell of this conditioner. It's kind of fruity, which I like. I used this conditioner on A's hair after taking out her 4th of July Banded Ponytail Style. After rinsing shampoo from A's hair I smoothed a handful of conditioner over her wet hair. This conditioner is nice and creamy. It's not too thick but it had great slip. Detangling was a snap. I think I detangled all of her hair with my fingers and a wide tooth comb in 10 minutes. To be fair, her hair was previously in the banded ponytail style so it wasn't very tangled to begin with. I used less than 2 handfuls of this conditioner on her entire head. I rinsed the conditioner out of her hair in 6 braids as I usually do. When it came time to take each braid down to apply moisturizer her hair felt so soft. I am very pleased with this conditioner so far. I think this will be great for a new cowash. I will use it a few more times before I give my final say but for right now, it's a keeper and I do plan on repurchasing.
Update: I have used this conditioner two more times since my original review. I am loving it! It actually really provides a lot of slip for us. It makes finger detangling very easy, and the wide tooth comb just glides through her hair. What's interesting is that even though it's a light conditioner, it seems to kind of weighs her curls down. As soon as I apply the conditioner to her wet hair it keeps her curls weighed down/stretches them out so while I'm detangling her curls are not springing back up which makes detangling very easy. Each time I have cowashed her hair with this conditioner and detangled it took less than 10 minutes. Again, her hair has not been very tangled though since she has been wearing styles prior to cowashing. This conditioner leaves her hair feeling nice, soft and moisturized. I will definitely be repurchasing.
The photo below shows her hair wet, with the conditioner in. Maybe you can get an idea of what I was talking about.