Thursday, February 4, 2010

Product Review: Giovanni 50/50 Conditioner

I recently tried the Giovanni 50/50 Conditioner, pictured here:

Here are the ingredients: Aqueous (water) extracts of *rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) oil, *nettle (urtica dioica) oil, *thyme (thymus vulgaris) oil, birch leaf (butela alba) oil, *chamomile (anthemis nobilus flower) oil, *clary (salvia sclarea), *lavender (lavandula angustifolia), *coltsfoot leaf (tussilago farfara), *yarrow (achillea millefolium) oil, *mallow (malva sylvestris), *horsetail (equistetum arvense) oil, *soybean protein (glycine soja), tocopherol (vitamin E), acetamide MEA, cetyl alcohol (plant derived), trace minerals, citric acid (com), sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, grapefruit seed (citrus dervied).

*Certified organic ingredients.

No animal products and cruelty free.
As you can see, it is water based, which is a good thing. It has organic ingredients which are better for your hair than the "-cones" and mineral oil-based products you typically can get at local Beauty Supply Stores.

Here is how I used it: I washed my hair with Mixed Chicks Shampoo, which is really good at removing product build-up on your hair and scalp. Then I applied Giovanni 50/50 Conditioner to my hair in sections, detangling with a wide-tooth comb once I had the conditioner in my hair. Left in for about 5 extra minutes, then I rinsed it out. It has good slip so I liked that about it. However, after rinsing it out, my hair didn't feel as moisturized as when I use my Aubrey Organics or even my Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner. What I will probably do next time is use this in conjunction with my Aubrey Organics Conditioner when I deep condition. OR, I may add some olive oil to the Giovanni Conditioner and see how that works.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best), I'd give this one a 7.


Anonymous said...

Great review. When I was natural, I used it as a leave-in, used oyin's whipped pudding and sealed with coconut oil. It worked well for me.

Renii said...
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Renii said...

This product is my staple! I will never replace it with anything else.