I recently, about a month ago, changed hair conditioners. I hate to admit my reasoning for choosing the new one. It boiled down to I liked the bottle. It is green and square and with a name like Maui you couldn’t go wrong. But I did. I am a cosmetologist and after reading the ingredients it sounded good. The product is a seductively named and unique bottle packaged dud, for my hair. I believe the operative word that doomed the locks is “my”. I still think all the ingredients are good. What happened is after a few weeks using this conditioner my hair was like straw. Totally dried out and the only thing that I did differently was use this product. I blame an adverse reaction to some kind of medication I take.
After a while my hair was so dry that I had to revert to an old standby which saved me for the short term. Alberto VO5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
I remembered having some of this stashed away. It is something I always saw laying around the house when I was little. My dad even used a little but that is so long ago it is just a memory. I dampened my hair using a comb under the faucet. Just a little here and there. I then squeezed a small bit onto the tip of my fingers and picked pieces (small sections) of my hair that were the most damaged. Using the little bit on my fingers I rubbed it along the upper half of the shaft. I repeated this to a few spots on the crown. I remember that a little goes a long way so I just ran a brush through my hair to disperse it and used the blow dryer on low to dry the spots that were still damp. It was an instant pickup.
The next time I washed my hair I used my old standby and it seems that my hair is back to its old bouncy self. The product is inexpensive but it works great. This is true of most hair products. They are not cheap, but inexpensive. I only use the word cheap for a true rip off with quality and make. Like I said above the Maui has good ingredients and it is inexpensive so I don’t feel like I was duped. It only hurts when you pay for something high end only to have it not work. Usually a reputable product will reimburse you.
My regular condition for the last few years is
I love the pump. Just stand it on the shelf in the shower and there is no messy bottle handling. No screwing on caps or dropping the thing.