I tried another Wash-n-Go, this time with Suave Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner. I am a conditioner washing freak so whenever I see a cheap bottle of conditioner from a familiar brand, I buy it. Suave Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner was no exception. I quickly read the first few ingredients and figured it would be ok to try. I was pleasantly surprised by what it did for my hair, but I’ve only used it once. I’ll have to finish the bottle before I decide whether or not this is something I would buy again. At under $2 for a 14.5 ounce bottle, I didn’t have anything to loose.
The Claims: Salon proven to moisturize your hair as well as Aveda® Dry Remedy® shampoo and conditioner*†. Infused with 100% natural almond and shea butter, which are known for their rich emollients. The shampoo and conditioner system replenishes lost moisture, leaving your hair well-nourished and beautiful. *Aveda® and Dry Remedy® are registered trademarks of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. †When using shampoo and conditioner vs Aveda® Dry Remedy® shampoo and conditioner system.
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice [Aloe Vera], Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil [Lemongrass], Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Dimethiconol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Dipropylene Glycol, Potassium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA, TEA-Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate, PEG-150 Distearate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
What’s good about Suave Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner
- Cheap (under $2)
- Detangling was a breeze
- Thick luxurious consistency
- Hair felt moisturized and soft immediately upon application
- Lots of natural ingredients
- Light scent, not overpowering.
- Reduces frizz (if your hair responds to oils and cones, it worked for me)
What’s not so good about Suave Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner
- Contains “cones” as third ingredient. If you are anti-cones this bad for you.
- Contains some undesirable ingredients (but they are listed last). This is bad if you follow a strict natural regimen. The ingredients with moderate hazard levels according to EWG’s Cosmetic Safety Database are the ones typed in red above.
How I used it:
I did a conditioner wash in the shower and detangled with a Jilbere shower comb and Suave Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner, rinsed and added more Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner as a leave-in.
Here is my hair right out of the shower detangled with Jilbere Shower comb and Denman brush. Right next to it, you will see a photo of my hair about 2 hours later almost dry. I only used Suave’s Almond & Shea Butter conditioner no gel or any other products. I think it worked so well at reducing my frizz because it has lots of cones and oils in it and my hair responds well to that, but not everybody’s hair will. I can’t say what the long term effects of using this would be since I’ve only tried it once, but I’ll finish the bottle and see what happens.