I received this conditioner complimentary from Influenster for review purposes – as always all opinions are my own.
Now that I work for a cosmetic manufacturer who primarily produces hair products I’ve started paying more attention to what I’m putting on my tresses. Mainly the ingredients of my shampoo and conditioner, as well as, which styling products I should be using for my hair type and concerns. As I’ve mentioned before frizz is my main hair concern, and the battle seems to be never-ending. So starting my hair routine with a quality shampoo and conditioner is a high priority for me. Since receiving the L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner I’ve been very impressed with how my hair looks and feels after the addition to my routine.
First off, aesthetic wise I love the look of this product. The matte packaging and tube form is one of my favorite parts. I typically purchase conditioners in bottles, so using one in a tube is very refreshing (yes, I have become a packaging snob with my new job). The bottle does list the description “Daily Use” which is my biggest con of the product. Majority of hair types cannot handle and should not be conditioned every day, making this marketing somewhat irresponsible – especially for L’Oreal Paris.
The Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner (quite a product name) is meant to be used after shampooing and left on the hair for 1 minute. 1 minute is the perfect amount of time to cleanse your face, exfoliate or scrub your feet with a pumice stone. After 1 minute the deep conditioner washes out very easily and leaves a nice slip on the hair. From my personal use, I have not experienced any product build up after rinsing.
Ingredient wise, they’re very standard for a conditioner. Standard not meaning bad but rather effective and proven to do what they’re meant to, no trendy or “alternative” ingredients found here. The highlight ingredient being the Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis/Sweet Almond Oil. Sweet Almond oil is primarily composed of triglycerides that condition the hair strands and give hair the shine and sheen seen after rinsing. There are a lot of fragrance ingredients found in the formula; however, I do not find the scent very strong or irritating. This conditioner smells pleasant with a clean, salon-like scent.
AQUA / WATER / EAU – base/solvent
CETEARYL ALCOHOL – emollient, ingredient carrier
AMODIMETHICONE – conditioning agent
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE – conditioning agent, anti-static agent
CETYL ESTERS – emollient wax, thickener
PARFUM / FRAGRANCE – fragrance
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL – solvent, viscosity adjuster
TRIDECETH-6 – surfactant, emulsifier
PHENOXYETHANOL – preservative
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL / SWEET ALMOND OIL – conditioner, emulsifier
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE – quat, anti-static agent, cleansing agent
LINALOOL – fragrance
BENZYL SALICYLATE – fragrance
BENZYL ALCOHOL – preservative
LIMONENE – fragrance, solvent
CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE – preservative
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN – hair conditioning agent, anti-static agent
AMYL CINNAMAL – fragrance
COUMARIN – fragrance
CITRONELLOL – fragrance
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE FIL D224556/1 – fragrance