I want to start off by saying that I am not trying to bash this brand in any way, I am only sharing my honest opinion on this particular product. Some of their other products could still work great for me! I always value other people's reviews when I look for products, so I hope this review can help others too.
Alright so on to the actual review:
The first two things that stood out to me when I used the Dr. Organic tea tree conditioner were the consistency and the smell. It has a really thin consistency, almost milky, which I didn't expect. And then the smell: if you like the smell of tea tree oil, then you probably won't mind it, but it was pretty overpowering for me and it also lingered on my hair once it was dry. I started out by applying a good palmful of the product to my hair. It didn't really feel like it was giving me any slip, or like it was moisturizing my hair so I kept adding more and more (see photo 2 for how much I used). I finally gave up after about 4 palmfuls and just tried to detangle my hair without additional slip from the conditioner. This resulted in more shedding than usual. I squish to condished for a couple minutes (yes we're making that a verb now 😂), but my hair just wouldn't feel moisturized and I couldn't get good clumps even while my hair was still soaking wet. This is something I've never had trouble with before. Sometimes I'll get a stringy piece here and there, but this was all over. I added a little bit after rinsing as a leave in. Unfortunately, my hair already felt dry pretty much straight out of the shower. I ended up using a tiny bit of Cantu curl activator, hoping it would save the day.
To be fair, my hair has been much more dry than usual lately so I did really put this conditioner to the test. However, I've never had a conditioner that didn't even feel moisturizing after I already used a ton of product and my hair was still soaking wet. ... continued in comments ...
Shoutout to my washday fluff 🦔 I’ve been finding my hair behaves best on second and third day, washday is just t.o.o clean which results in seriously fluffy hair and my curls loosening significantly from their clumps. I think this is teaching me I need more moisture retention but it needs to be lightweight so if you’ve got suggestions, I’m all ears 👂🏼
Honestly as much as I love cg, sometimes I just want to wash my hair and not worry about all the extra hours of styling 🐌
Today was just that:
cowash- Mukti condition
leave in- Giovanni
style- Giovanni gel
Photo one: a few hours after scrunching
Photo two: just scrunched
EMBRACE THE FRIZZ!