It just didn't leave my hair looking all that wonderful...and it didn't have great slip, so for me it's more about it being a mediocre product, than the ingredients.

I wouldn't worry too much about whether something is a true conditioner. A leave-in, is something you choose to leave-in your hair that helps it maintain a better state. Some naturals use whipped shea butter and that's it and their hair looks great. Obviously shea isn't a conditioner.