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Old 01-26-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
 
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Default Naturelle Hemp Hydrating Conditioner- how do you like it?

I just bought some of this stuff yesterday from Sally's and I'm wondering how people like it? Do you find it moisturizing? Is it heavy? Is it similar to Aveda damage remedy restructuring conditioner in any way?

Just wondering, because I hope it's worth the $$... if not I might just take it back.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:10 AM   #2
 
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It's supposed to be a knock-off of Hempz products. I've heard they're good.

http://www.hempzhaircare.com/

The gal at Sally's I talked with said she uses it & LOVES it, says it's very moisturizing.

I'm eventually going to give this a try. I'm drooling over the idea.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:36 PM   #3
 
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Thanks for answering lazyloops, since the person at Sally's told you it worked for her, I decided to give it a try.

Now I can answer my own question!

So, I just used it today and found it to be smoothing, detangling, and it did everything I wanted it to w/o any build up BUT I've got to say this stuff stinks! It smells worse than any Aveda product. Wow...one can expect products with plant oils in them to emit a strong odor...but wow! However, I did manage to get most of the smell out by going over my hair with other lightweight products (mostly Aussie) and then rinsing. My hair is almost dry and I can still smell those plant oils though. So yea....here's to healthy but stinky hair
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Wow. I thought it smelled a bit "green" or something in the tube, but it's that bad, huh?!
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:15 AM   #5
 
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Well, it is pretty bad as your hair is still damp, but now that mine is completely dry, I don't notice the smell anymore (I put my hair up to my nose to get a good sniff, lol). Speaking of "sniff", I read that hemp is from the same family as marijuana.

I think that following up with a better-smelling conditioner really helped to make sure the hemp oil smell will not linger. My hair is in good condition right now, but I don't know if I'm allergic to the hemp stuff or not since my face is still pretty flushed. Hmmm......
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:35 PM   #6
 
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Oh wow, your face got red from where the hemp-"tainted" hair laid?!
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Old 01-31-2008, 02:55 PM   #7
 
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This is what Laurabeth said about the Hempz version on The Conditioner Chronicles thread. Maybe you could compare the ingredients & how it reacted to your hair to what she experienced with the real thing.

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Hempz Hydrating Conditioner (&)
Primary Fault: frizz even when wet, all coating and no moisture, fluffy
This fragrance was nice and hempy and lingered even in dry hair. It’s worth smelling before purchasing because my DH didn’t like it. When rinsing the conditioner out in the shower, my hair felt dry and tangly, and I actually had to work a tangle out under the water. As I scrunched in gel, I had some crimped halo frizz straight off. In the am, I had 5 minutes of piecey definition followed by lots of fluffiness. There was some minor curl encouragement, but, by mid-morning, all I had was dry fluff with a layer of crimped frizz on top of the fluff and a coated sensation to the touch.
deionized water, cetrimonium chloride, dicetyldimonium chloride, glycerin, panthenol, stearyl alcohol, polyquaternium-91, cetrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone copolyol, wheat amino acids, distearyldimonium chloride, lecithin, glyceryl stearate, zea mays (corn) oil, hydrolyzed soy protein, peg-100 stearate, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, tetrasodium edta, benzophenone-4, methylparaben, propylparaben, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, fragrance.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:58 PM   #8
 
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Well, it was reddish for a while, but went away overnight. But, I must admit I am allergic to lots of things and it's nothing new for my face to flush as a reaction to a certain food or product.

Wow...my hair turned out nice with the generic stuff compared to what Laurabeth reported with her experience with the real stuff. Of course, my hair is TR'd making it impossible to get frizzy, but still- I do have some new growth at the top and it didn't get frizzy with the product I used. With the exception that my hair can't frizz while TR'd, I find that pretty much the same products I would use to moisturize or smooth it when it's curly work as well while it's straight, and vice-versa. So I do believe that the Naturelle product I used works well, with the exception that it smells weird and can make my face flush a bit....

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