In Review | Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Conditioner
I bought this conditioner in a sale from Wholefoods and I remember having tried it years ago. A sale seemed to be as a good enough reason for me to try it again.
Deal: Buy one Get one Free on Giovanni Shampoos and Conditioners at Wholefoods!
Aqua (purified water), cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, glycerin, brassicamidopropyl dimethylamine, panthenol, cetrimonium chloride, cetearyl alcohol, hydroxypropyl guar, behentrimonium methosulfate, menthol, polysorbate 60, citric acid, disodium EDTA, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, *aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, *carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil, *achillea millefolium extract, *chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, *equisetum arvense extract, *eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) oil, *lavandula angustifolia (lavender) leaf extract, *melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, *rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, *salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, *thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, *tussilago farfara (coltsfoot) flower extract, *urtica dioica (nettle) extract
*USDA certified organic
No phthalates / artificial fragrance / dyes / sulfates / parabens
From £7.98 (British Curlies) to £ 9.39 (Wholefoods)
Apply after Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo. Massage into hair for 3 to 5 minutes for optimum tingle. Rinse thoroughly.
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I used this conditioner for co-washing after a deep moisturizing hair treatment in the morning. I had already steamed my hair prior to using this conditioner. I rinsed my DC and applied this to my hair in 5 large twisted sections. It went on very smooth and puffed up as I applied it to the wet hair. After the first 2 hand-fulls, I noticed the same issue I usually have with the leave-in bottle. The shape of the bottle becomes a bit of a stumbling block when trying to get more conditioner out of it after a bit of conditioner is used from the top.
I soldiered on, covered the rest of my hair from root to tip with conditioner and twisted back up the sections. I noticed my coils and kinks clumping nicely with this conditioner: the ends curled up happily! Usually the sign of a happy cuticle layer for me!
After finishing my ablutions, I then undid the twists, one at a time and finger detangled before rinsing.
It gives a bit of slip when a lot of conditioner is in your hair but on rinsing, its effects seemed to go somewhat. Not completely but ends were troublesome again.
I repeated throughout the sections and even made smaller sections as I went. My scalp was getting a soothing feeling as promised. After rinsing and re-twisting it was time to style.
A good conditioner for co-washing, however, outside of a sale, the price is a bit steep for me to be using this regularly. I always compare potential co-washing conditioners with my staple Tresemme Naturals and I would say this falls short of the mark. Once the conditioner is partly rinsed from my hair, the hair lost a significant amount of its slip and moisture boost. It was still manageable but I would have to re-apply the conditioner for detangling or styling: too expensive a proposition as I would undoubtedly then be using half a bottle each wash!
I like the tea tree tingle but I could always just add a drop of tea tree or peppermint oil to other (more economical) conditioners I have for the same effects and properties. Personally, I will not be re-purchasing this.
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