Fast forward to several months back and Aubrey Organics finally changed their label listing all ingredients and giving me the green light to purchase the conditioner. Here is my review.
|Ingredients||Generally good - many oils and butters, glycerin, cetyl alcohol. Interestingly lacks surfactants (e.g the positively charged/cationic surfactants behentrimonium chloride, stearylalkonium chloride, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine etc)|
Feel of Conditioner
Due to the high butter/oil content, it is very thick, does not spread particularly easily
|Quite low because of the thickness of the conditioner, also appears to absorb into hair leaving little on the surface if used sparingly.|
Very faint, good for people who do not want heavily fragranced products.
£9 for 325ml/ $14 for11oz
|Estimated number of uses per bottle||6-8 for medium length to long hair|
Number of times used for this review
3 times as a preshampoo, 1 time as post shampoo
Luke warm - 3/5 as a preshampoo conditioner on dry hair (as recommended) or 1/5 as a post shampoo conditioner
Would I Repurchase?
No but would be happy with it as a gift, it is a good preshampoo conditioner but I would not say it is value for money.
So why the low rating?
1. AOHSR has no surfactants which means it is probably not that good at smoothing the cuticle making it less ideal as a post shampoo conditioner. To be fair, the company recommends it as a pre shampoo conditioner.
2. AOHSR is a pretty good preshampoo conditioner. In this case, you apply it to dry hair, leave it on for 20 minutes and then proceed to rinse off, shampoo and condition (with a different conditioner in my case). I would say that my hair was much softer and easier to detangle compared to using coconut oil (my usual preshampoo). However, in my view the difference is not significant enough to justify paying for AOHSR. Coconut oil in my view is good enough and cheaper.
3. Lack of slip. This was the most surprising thing for me as many people rave about AOHSR having slip for days. This was not my experience. It is a very heavy and thick product which is not that easy to spread. Once on hair it appears to 'soak in' after the prescribed 20 minutes on dry hair, so there is nothing really left to create slip. Is this 'soaking in' a good thing? Probably, it may be the reason why my hair was softer. However, if you are intent on detangling your hair with conditioner, this is not the product for you.
Disclaimer: Purchased this product by myself with my own money, not requested by anyone to review the product.