Thursday, March 31, 2011

Product Review..AVALON ORGANICS OLIVE & GRAPESEED CONDITIONER


Hola Chicas/Chicos..I pray all is well with everyone.

Ok, so I know many of you have asked about the products that I use, so I will begin doing product reviews along with everything else that I talk about.
Today, I really want to speak on the Avalon Organics Olive & Grapeseed Extra Moisturizing Conditioner. I decided to give it a try because I listed it as one of the products to buy for under $10.

So, here's what the product claims:

Product description: Rich plant emollients plus moisturizing Flax Seed, Sunflower, Olive and Grape Seed Oils provide an intensive moisturization treatment for stronger, shinier, healthier-looking hair.

Features and benefits: Organic Olive & Grape Seed Essential Oils, Borage, Organic Aloe] and Vitamins deeply hydrate, balance and restore dry, brittle, damaged hair for strong, healthy-looking shine.

Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polysorbate 60, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil(1), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil(1), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil(1), Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil(1), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Alcohol(1), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.


My View On This Product

I loved the fact that it is free of parabens, sulfates, silicones, fragrance and it uses 100% vegetarian ingredients, which means the ingredients are all plant based. The bottle is also made from 100% recycled material..yippee. And no animal testing. The price was amazing @ $5.09 for 11oz


Now I used this as a co-wash (conditioner wash) and as a leave in. I absolutely LOVE it!! I could feel the softness in my hair..IMMEDIATELY! It is an excellent detangler and provides a lot of slip. This was actually the product that I used when I did a natural hair demonstration for a cosmetology class. And the moisture was on point. I love the fact that 'water' is the first ingredient..a natural gal needs moisture. I don't know why I held out this long in trying this product. Well, I know why, I am not a product junky, so I try to stick to products that work for me. Since I've moved to Tennessee, none of the Targets carry my ever so faithful SheaMoisture products and I was tired of ordering online with the shipping costs..sistas on a budget, you know!! So, I cruising the product isle in GreenLife Grocery (or Whole Foods) and I saw it, read the ingredients, and I loved the price $$$. Not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised by how it made my hair feel and how much slip it provided in regards to detangling. I also used it on my 5 year and 2 year old..same results and one has coarse hair, the other fine hair.

So, bottom line, I would recommend, and yes, it lives up to exactly what it says it will do.

Happy Healthy Hair

where to buy: any health food grocery store

8 comments:

  1. I realy enjoyed reading this review, but I have a question: Did you have a concern that this conditioner contains Cetearyl Alcohol? Alcohol of course is one of the worst enenmies of natural hair, as it causes drying, in my opinion. I've used products containing this ingredient, and it seemed fine while my hair was wet, but there was a whole different issue once it dried. Your thoughts, please. Thanks

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  2. Greetings..Anon 12:42, great question!!! If you wouldn't mind checking out my post titled 'fighting frizz', I list the natural alcohols that are vegetable oil or plant based versus synthetic. The alcohols that are plant based or derived from vegetable oils work as emollients and softners verses working as agents that strip moisture from the hair. Cetearyl Alcohol (a fatty alcohol derived from Jojoba..if it is listed as a natural product)is a combination of Cetyl Alcohol (which is derived from palm and coconut oil) and Stearyl Alcohol (which is plant based and acts as an emollient and softner). The bad alcohols are the ones that are not derived from a natural source and cause dryness and frizz. For me, the product really softened my hair and really moisturized..and I am one who synthetic alcohols do not work for.. I really hope this helps, please let me know if you have other questions..Thanks for your comment

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  3. Where did u get urs for $5.09?! I bought this product a week ago and use it every day and I'm n love with the results. a little goes a long way with this product... but I paid $10...

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  4. Hey ladies --
    I actually stumbled across this product tonight at one of my natural grocery stores in my area, but the cost was about $11 per bottle. So I came home & found a great site: Vitacost.com in which they are having a sale on all Avalon Organic products. Each of the shampoos & conditioners are $5.77. I just purchased five of the different products + shipping & handling -- everything came to under $40! Hopefully this helps next time you're looking to find it cheaper than $10!

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  5. Organic-conditioner is good for hair. I like and use always organic product for my hair:
    http://www.shielo.com/products/organic-conditioner.html

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