Herbal Essences Blue Ginger Foam Conditioner
Conditions Fine Hair to Maintain Volume
Herbal Essences Refresh Blue Ginger Foam Conditioner is specifically crafted with naturally inspired ingredients to refresh and detangle strands by conditioning without the weight.
- bio:renew Blue Ginger Foam Conditioner weightlessly conditions fine hair for refreshed and detangled strands
- Use in-shower by applying a palm-sized amount from root to tip, let it absorb, then rinse for voluminous results
- Whipped with our signature bio:renew blend of antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp
- Color-safe, pH-balanced with 0% parabens and colorants
- Delicate notes of ginger, floral bouquets and clean musk
Water/Eau, Isobutane, Propane, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Alpinia Galanga Rhizome Extract, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Histidine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ecklonia Radiata Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Pvp, Phenoxyethanol, Quaternium-80, Propylene Glycol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Disodium Edta, Niacinamide.see more...
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The packaging is so nice! I love the color scheme and the bright colors. It was a little strange seeing my conditioner in a can normally reserved for mousse and things like that, but also excited to try something new. Now, I am a person that very much wants to be able to use conditioner, but I have yet to find one that does not weigh down my hair. Well I have FOUND IT! This stuff felt like it actually conditioned my hair and made it smoother and softer but without ANY weight at all. Any time I use conditioner my hair gets oily within a matter of hours. Not this time. It just stayed soft and grease free! This might not be the same for people with seriously dry or damaged hair but I would say to at least give it a shot because it is SO light weight! As I mentioned in my review of the shampoo, the scent is heavenly and made me like one of the women in the old Herbal Essences commercials that are making all of the ooooo and ahhh sounds in the shower while everyone is wondering what’s going on in there. LOL. But in all seriousness it is a great, fresh and clean scent. I would recommend this to anyone, especially people that have issues with traditional conditioners weighing their hair down.
I would like to add that although this was given to me by @influenster for free to review, that does not change my opinion in the slightest. It just so happened that I actually really loved using this product. It is one that I will incorporate into my regular routine.
First off, I LOVE the bottle! It is a super pretty blue color and just looks fresh. The idea of a foam conditioner interested me because I've never used one again. I was scared it would deflate and I would not get any coverage. However, the foam is a really nice rich and thick consistency. The smell is amazing while washing, but I do not feel like it lingers around for too long. I usually shy away from anything that comes in a metal type container (i.e. shaving cream) because with my hard water it tends to leave rust stains, but this has not appeared to do that yet. So that makes me happy. The fact that this contains antioxidants, aloe, and sea kelp also makes me happy! Aloe is amazing for your skin and hair.
As much as I wanted to love this product, the truth is I think its just ok. It might be awesome to some people but it is not the right product for me. I love that this conditioner states for thin hair because my hair has become thinner and I need products that will help give me volume and not become weighed down. This product did a good job at not becoming greasy or weighed down, but I just didn't think it gave me enough moisture. I have really dry hair and I could barely run my fingers through my hair with this condition and had to apply some of my regular conditioner to my ends before getting out of the shower. I think this might be a good conditioner for someone who does not need a lot of added hydration to their hair. I would recommend it to my friends and family members who are looking for a new conditioner to try. I will keep using it but will probably still add a thicker conditioner to my ends with it.
Since then, I have skipped using the foaming conditioner and just use the shampoo, and I love it.
I rated 4 stars because of my experience from the second wash, as well as the fact that the foam is just difficult and awkward. I have long thick hair so coverage is difficult sometimes. This foam leaves no residue behind while you're working it through your hair, so it's difficult to tell which places are covered and which spots need more attention. I was originally slightly weirded out by the whole foam concept, but I could have put that aside if the product worked. I'll keep giving it a try to see if it gets better.
I thought the idea of an in shower foam conditioner was neat, if not for its uniqueness alone. Upon trying the Blue Ginger Foam Conditioner the first time, I liked the fact that it was easy to apply for the most part and it smelled good. I have a lot of hair and tend to “over” condition sometimes, but I didn’t feel like this conditioner conditioned my hair enough and I found myself using a little of my regular conditioner after I rinsed this out.
Where I’m most baffled though, is in its ingredients. I was rather alarmed to see the second and third ingredients to be ISOBUTANE and PROPANE, respectively. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I think of those products, I think of flammable liquids and fuel for lighters. I understand that ISOBUTANE is a necessary gas used in aerosol products, but I’m not sure why PROPANE needs to be in this product?
The Herbal Essence website has a very in depth ingredient list, but ISOBUTANE and PROPANE are not listed whatsoever on the explanation page, which I don’t understand if they’re backing these ingredients up as safe. At the very least, they need to list their reasoning in using these ingredients so people don’t freak out.
Because of these two ingredients just don’t sound like something I want to rub all over my hair, I just don’t know if I can use this conditioner again and I didn’t love it anyway. These ingredients are not in the shampoo, which I plan to leave a much more positive review for.
It feels like *nothing* when you're putting it in your hair in the shower. I used about twice as much as recommended simply because I felt like it wasn't doing anything. It doesn't have that instantly slick and detangling feature that normal conditioner does which could be a con if you rely on that. I sort of do, but I wanted to have an open mind. I let it "soak in" for about 2 minutes while I was shaving. When it was time to rinse, my hair texture didn't feel any different and I couldn't tell the product was in at all. Upon rinsing under water I found my hair did feel slightly softer and the tangles were gone despite the fact they didn't *melt* away like normal conditioner makes them do under water. It was strange. And cool. Like smelly good magic.
I have yet to look at ingredients but based on first impressions, I really like this product and will continue to try it out until its empty before I decide to repurchase because I know this formula will take some getting used to.
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