My hair is wavy, long and on the dry side. So of course i have to take care of them, conditioner is a must for me. My hair is naturally more brittle, so it will never be perfectly soft. But i do what i can! 🙂 I regularly use my red henna, oil treatments and, of course, conditioners and hair masks. Lately i have been using conditioner and balm by italian green brand Biofficina Toscana. No silicone in these! 🙂
1. Soft curl lotion – my hair is naturaly wavy, but thanks to henna (and maybe due its lenght) they are more straight. This lotion is supposed to protect, nourish and add shine. This is very lightweight and almost gelly. You don´t have to worry about putting too much, because it does not stick your hair. It has nice floral scent.
You don´t have to wash it off, this is a leave-in lotion. It contains rosemary and sage water, olive and grape extracts, sheabutter, soy protein, oat, horsetail and mallow extract and extracts of orange, tangerine and lemon peel. The scent is more floral (there is “frangrance” in the ingredient list, but is from natural ingredients). This lotion has some small brownish bits, but they disappear once you spred it in your hands. Some day it works better than other, but still, i like it. If you are looking for lightweight leave-in conditioner, this one is for you.
Ingredients: Aqua [Water], Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf water*, Salvia officinalis (Sage) leaf water*, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed olive fruit*, Hydrolyzed grape fruit*, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter) butter*, Hydrolyzed soy protein, Panthenol, Equisetum arvense extract*, Avena sativa (Oat) bran extract*, Malva sylvestris extract*, Hidroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan gum, Sodium dehydroacetate, Lactic acid, Ascorbic acid, Citrus aurantium amara (Bitter orange) fruit extract, Citrus reticulata (Tangerine) fruit extract, Citrus sinensis peel extract,, Parfum [Fragrance], Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Phenethyl alcohol, Citric acid, Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) peel oil*, Limonene.
Price: 9.90 € / 100ml
2. Luscious lip repair cream – lets have small break from hair and lets talk about lips. I love me some lipbalm! But i have never used lip cream before, so i was pretty curious. I tought i will still feel like and lipbalm, but this is really a cream! It feels like putting your regular face cream on your lips.
It smells/tastes also like a face cream, no yummy want-to-eat-it scent. Kinda weird for me. So i don´t really like it that much. It is good under matte lipstick, when you want to add some hydration to your lips, but keep the matte effect. I use it for this purpose, and it works fine, but i still prefer my regular lipbalms. I am also not over the moon about ingredient in this.
Ingredients: Aqua [Water], Glyceryl stearate, Caprylic/capric triglyceride,Ethylhexyl palmitate, Glycerin, Propanediol, Sorbitol, Hydrogenated olive oil decyl esters, Sorbitan olivate, Cetearyl alcohol,Cetearyl glucoside, Mel/Honey*, Squalane, Avena sativa (Oat) bran extract*, Calendula officinalis flower extract*, Centaurea cyanus flower extract*, Hypericum perforatum (Saint John’s Wort) flower/leaf/stem extract*, Malva sylvestris (Mallow) extract*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*,Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil*, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetyl palmitate, Benzyl alcohol, Aroma [Flavor], Xanthan gum, Phenethyl alcohol, Sorbitan palmitate, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Lactic acid, Lecithin, Sodium hydroxide, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl palmitate, Citric acid.
Price: 7.30 € / 15ml
3. Conditioning repairing mask – you can use it as a regular conditioner or as a hair mask. I used it more as a conditioner but also a few time as a hiar mask. I put it on my scalp too, and it felt really lovely thanks to mint and sage essential oils. The scent is nice and fresh. It is lovely for wavy and curly hair, thanks of addition of olive oil and herbal extracts of thyme, sage, nettle, horse chestnut and ivy. This mask is supposed to be just as good as silicone-based hair masks. Not sure if it has the same feel, but it works well. It was not very smoothing, but for my hair – almost nothing is 😀
Ingredients: Aqua [Water], Behenamidopropyl dimethylamine, Cetyl alcohol, Myristyl alcohol, Olea europaea fruit oil*, Salvia officinalis leaf extract*, Aesculus hippocastanum extract, Hedera helix leaf/stem extract*, Thymus vulgaris extract*, Urtica dioica extract*, Glycerin, Xanthan gum, Sorbitol, Mentha piperita oil*, Salvia officinalis oil, Lactic acid, Benzyl alcohol, Sodium benzoate, Sodium dehydroacetate, Linalool, Limonene, Linalyl acetate.
This brand is sourcing their ingredients mainly locally in sunny Tuscana 🙂 Their products are ICEA certified and some them are also vegan. Not tested on animals.
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Do you have any recommendation on nicely smoothing conditioner? Let me know what you use! 🙂