In preparation for my last relaxer touch up, I decided to pick up a couple of the packets of deep conditioner. I remembered seeing Traycee from KISS do a raving review on the Optimum Care Deep Conditioning Masque and had been curious ever since. I bought it (as you may remember) because I wanted to see what, if any, difference it would make using all of the products from the same line for my relaxer. I previously gave you a brief overview of my experience, but wanted to provide an in depth review of this product specifically as I’ve now used it for over a month.
Suggested Retail Price: $1.69
Soft Sheen Carson Says: This is a weekly intense treatment with a refreshing scalp sensation that infuses hair with Ceramide and Coconut Oil for instant breakage protection, lasting moisture, strength, and shine.
Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol , Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Dipalmitoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate , Glycerin (humectant)*, Cetyl Esters , Cetrimonium Chloride , Methylparaben , Sorbic Acid , Fragrance , Sodium Salicylate , Menthol , Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil , Panthenol (humectant) , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Limonene , Hexyl Cinnamal , 2 Oleamido 1 , Octadecanediol (ceramide), Linalool
*I added the italicized words for clarification
My Thoughts: I’m always hesitant about purchasing products in a packet because I am heavy handed, especially with deep conditioners and moisturizers. So, I actually bought two packets. You know the current length of my hair and you’ve all seen how thick it is, even after a fresh touch up (and I relax bone straight), so I thought for sure I’d have to use both packets and I didn’t! The product is very thick and creamy – which I love – and melted into my strands, a characteristic I’ve come to recognize I need in my deep conditioners! I loveeeeeee the light tingly feeling it gives my scalp which is amplified when using a steamer to deep condition, it feels quite spa-like, lol! The slip it provides is great, I have not had any tangling issues and even when I choose to forgo using a leave in conditioner, my hair feels soft and moisturized. On the Sally Beauty Supply website, 4 out of 4 customers would recommend this product with a rating of 5/5 in each category. Another positive is packets are awesome to travel with, no bulky bottle to pack and worry about opening in transit, no worries about meeting TSA guidelines for carry on luggage, its small and convenient. However, this product is only available in packet form at the moment, which can be a bit inconvenient for those who want to use this item weekly or even multiple times per week at home. Based on the ingredients and feeling of my hair, I would classify the Optimum Care Deep Conditioning Masque as a moisturizing conditioner and will continue to keep it in the rotation, especially on relax days when I use the Optimum Care no-lye relaxer. You can see it in action after my last touch up below, enjoy!
I am a partner of Soft Sheen Carson, however I both purchased this product with my own money for review and was sent additional packets for a more thorough testing.