Second chance Review | Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Price: £7.98 - £10
Ingredients: Aqua (purified water), Aloe Leaf Juice *rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) leaf extract, *nettle (uritica dioica) extract, *thyme (thymus vulagris) extract, *chamomile (anthemis nobilus flower) extract, *clary (salvia sclarea) leaf extract, *lavender (lavandula angustifolia) extract, *coltsfoot leaf (tussilago farfara) extract, *yarrow (achillea millefolium) extract, *, *horsetail (equistetum arvense) extract, *soybean protein (glycine soja) Seed Extract, cetyl alcohol (plant derived), tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), Panthenol B5, Citric Acid(corn), Phenoxyethanol, grapefruit seed (citrus derived), natural fragrance. Certified organic in accordance with california organic foods act of 1990.
For all hair types:
I have owned this for over a year. In fact, the last time a used it before this weekend was last Summer (June-July 2011). Then, I was a lot earlier in my transition to natural: lots of relaxed/texlaxed hair. I was using it on damp hair and doing twisted styles or bantu knot-outs.
Last year: I found it too heavy - weighed down my hair - with not much slip. I used it in my Kimmaytube leave-in mix and it worked well...diluted with oils and aloe vera juice. It was okay - plays well with other products (cantu shea butter and CHI keratin mist) and had good ingredients.
This year, I have watched HairCrush's videos on Youtube (holler at Chime!) and I wondered why seemed so soft in her hair. I don't know why I HAD to use it this weekend when re-doing my twist but nothing else would do for me last night. I grabbed the leave-in, spritzed my hair with my moisturizing spray (water, aloe vera, rosewater and honey) and went added a finger-tip full!
My hair went soft, the leave-in foamed up in my wet hair (hair was dripping) and as I twisted, I realized I'd applied too much. A finger-tip full was too much! I had so much extra on my hands after twisting the section. So I used half as much....still had some extra left over! This also works well with coconut oil and once foamed up in my hair, finger detangling was a breeze!
How do I recommend using this: on wet hair! Either freshly washed or misted to dripping. Then only a finger-tip full or less per section! Youtube video coming with this review! I have already ordered another of this leave-in!
Love this product now! It works well on my hair and I'm not even going to dock a point for the awkward package (once it's less than half full, you have to store it upside down to get product out!).
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