As you know from recent wash day posts, I have been using the Dabur Vatika Naturals Virgin Olive Deep Conditioning Hair Mask to deep condition. Anybody else think the name of this product is ridiculously long?! Anywhoo, in the earlier stages of L4L one of the most frequently asked questions was if I could recommend any moisturizing conditioners that did not contain ANY protein. I must say, although there are a few I like, this one trumps every moisturizing deep conditioner I’ve ever used and has officially taken the crown as my favorite.
Sometimes my video posts are just a repeat of what I’ve said here, but this review actually shows how well the product seems to MELT into my strands and immediately work to soften and detangle my hair. You get to see the consistency of the product and the video shows what I wouldn’t be able to write…check it out:
Ingredients: Aqua, cetrimonium chloride, cetearyl alcohol, myristyl alcohol (fatty alcohols), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, prununs amigdalus dulcis (almond) oil, lawsonia inermis (henna) extract, parfum, magnesium nitrate, magnesium chloride, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, citric acid, CI16255, CI19140, CI28440, CI73015, CI14720
Performance: As I have said time and time again, this conditioner moisturizes, provides slip, helps to detangle and overall leaves my hair feeling amazing. The only con, if you can even call it that, is that those of you who follow my personal hair journey closely know I prefer “balanced” conditioners – ones that moisturize while containing some protein to maintain my hair’s moisture/protein balance (like my beloved Kerapro). I honestly think that if I were to use this conditioner every single week, I’d end up with moisture overload and I don’t like having to alternate products and constantly access my strands to see what it needs. But really is that even a con? Saying that a moisturizing deep conditioner moisturizes too well?! It also may be a little difficult to find if you do not have any Indian markets nearby.
Final Thoughts: On a scale of 1-5, I give this product a resounding 5! In addition to being supremely moisturizing, it also contains some henna which has a number of benefits. Seeing how awesome this product is makes me interested in other products from the same line – Dabur Vatika Naturals offer an Egg Protein Conditioner, Hot Oil Treatment, and Garlic Hair Mask Treatment that I plan to try – one at a time of course. I already love their Enriched Coconut Oil, which I will be reviewing next.