Today, I’m reviewing the Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner.
I’m presently under a self-imposed ban from buying any hair products. I’m completely out of instant conditioner and JBCO at the moment so yes, I have to buy those, but I’m not getting anything else till I’m out out out. Like cut-bottle-in-two-to-scrape-out. My stash is no product wonderland, but 5 different leave-ins are occupying space. They have to go! I’ve had this review and a few others sitting in ‘My Documents’ doing nothing, so this week, I’m letting them all out.
What’s my hair like? Kinky-coily, 4C, low porosity, fine texture, high density hair.
ELUCENCE MOISTURE BALANCING CONDITIONER
Olive oil-derived squalane and coconut triglycerides infuse essential moisture and detangling emollients.
- boosts moisture levels with lipids and proteins
- adds softness, shine and silkiness with essential triglycerides
- provides effortless combing to minimize breakage
- dual-purpose conditioner and leave-in treatment
- as a leave-in, provides continuous moisturising.
After shampooing, blot excess moisture. Apply sufficient amount for even courage. Allow to remain on hair for 1 minute, then rinse. As a leave-in treatment for excessively dry hair, apply small amount to damp hair and comb through. Continue styling as usual.
Panax Ginseng root extract, cetraria islandia (Irish Moss) extract, saccharomyces cerevisiea (Brewer’s Yeast) extract, Gingko Biloba extract, pimpinella anisum (Anise) fruit extract, prunis persica (Peach) extract in purified water, hexadecanol, stearakonium chloride, certimonium bromide, Squalane (olive oil lipid), Capric Caprillic Triglycerides (coconut fatty acids), Panthenol (pro-vitamin USP), Biotin (USP), imisazolidinyl urea, methylparaben (USP), fragrance
Worth noting: this product is sulphate free, silicone free and glycerine free.
This ingredient list is the first of its kind that I’ve seen in my short hair journey so far. Ah ah. For the very first time, I became aware of the existence of these two very fun and fancy sounding words: squalane and triglyceride, haha. The fact that it is sulphate and silicone free was good enough to inspire me to try it, and nothing bad has happened to my hair. I do wish it had glycerine though. My hair looooves humectants!
How I Used
I used this product in two ways:
1. As a leave-in (on damp hair), and
2. As an instant/rinse-out conditioner. If you’d like further information about using rinse-out conditioners, you could read this post I wrote about the time I used a conditioner both ways, here.
Smell? I like it.
Slip for detangling? Great slip.
As an instant/rinse-out conditioner- not stripping at all. My hair was easy to detangle and soft afterwards.
As a leave-in: easily absorbed, but I still needed my water x glycerine spritzes. This is recommended in the description for use on super dry hair. I used it on really thirsty hair a few times and here’s how it was- moisturising at first, got my hair feeling good again, but at the end of the day, it was like any glycerine-free conditioner for me- I need a refresher hours later or at the end of the day. Meh.
Price- months ago, my mom got the 10oz bottle for me off Amazon for $5.15. Just yesterday, I saw the 1L bottle on CurlMart for $20. At this cost, I’d say it’s pretty pocket friendly. But, here in Nigeria? It’s not cheap.
Am I likely to repurchase? I like this conditioner as a rinse-out or instant conditioner but I don’t love it-love it as a leave-in. I’m happy though, that I can use it both ways if I absolutely have to, and there’s no itching or adverse reactions from my scalp. So, yes I could buy it again if someone would bring it over for me from the obodos.
Have you tried this conditioner? What are your thoughts?
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Till next time,