ApHogee Balancing Moisturizer
Sep 16, 2014 - I'm on the fence about this particular product. I tried it by itself as well as with the Two Step Protein Treatment. It is a must with the treatment, otherwise your hair will feel sticky and weird if you don't apply it. It also does a good job at restoring moisture after the treatment, as well as balancing the hair's natural pH. I then used this by itself to see if I could substitute my regular conditioner. I was both very disappointed with the results and then not so much. I know I'm not making sense right now, but let me explain: although it does have a nice thick consistency, it didn't give my any slip whatsoever to help me detangle my hair. I had to add a second conditioner in order to detangle. That was a big let down. But, after styling and air drying I did notice my curls were popping rather nicely. My hair felt very soft and it looked very shiny, something my regular conditioner has failed at doing lately. When it was time to wash again, I did something different, I used it after I detangled and left it on my hair for a couple of minutes and then rinsed, styled and air dried as usual. I had the same results as before, shiny, clumped coils and curls. So, to sum it up, it didn't work as a detangling conditioner for me, but I do recommend it as a moisturizer to restore shine and softness.