For those of you with fine, low density, high porosity hair like me, you know that keeping your curls hydrated without weighing them down is a daily goal, particularly when the humidity is low for an extended period of time. Many high porosity curlies need to change their product regimen with the seasons. For me, living in an arid, desert-like climate means that the air has two states: dry, and drier. My hair also has the same two states, and so I am always on the lookout for a product that can control the frizzies without leaving my curls limp from product overload. Tgin Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner does the trick for me. I first starting using it two months ago when I needed something a bit heavier than my regular leave-in. I tried all the usual methods to combat the halo of frizz I was experiencing: haircut, conditioning masque, products with more hold. Nothing was working and so I opted to swap out my leave-in since I knew the moisture in my hair was evaporating too quickly to do it any good. I was very happy with Tgin Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner from the first time I used it, and now it is a regular staple in my routine.
There are many reasons I love this product. First, is the price. While there are less-expensive counterparts, this leave-in is thick and rich. You can use less than you do with brands with a thinner consistency. Sometimes, though, it can make it difficult to get the product out of the bottle, so I highly recommend frequently rinsing the bottle top so it doesn’t clog.
I really enjoy the scent of this leave-in. Some reviewers have said it smells like pear, others have said it has a tropical fruity fragrance. To me, it is reminiscent of apple. The smell is pleasant, but not over powering, and it does not dominate the scents of the other products in my routine.
It has all the qualities that I look for in a good leave-in. It has great slip for detangling, which is particularly appreciated when I am trying to comb through the perpetually tangled curls at the nape of my neck. It is also easy to distribute with your fingers, a wide-toothed comb, or a Denman brush. It instantly moisturizes and smooths my hair. The hydration lasts me all day and late into the evening. Even when I manipulate my hair, like pulling it up, it does not frizz.
This leave-in works well with my other products. I am able to go over it with moisturizing mousse and use a moisturizing curl cream on my bangs without having my hair becomes greasy. It helps with curl definition, but you will, as expected, need a styler to keep your curls intact.
Lastly, it makes an excellent refresher. I mix it with water at a ratio of 25% product to 75% percent water in a fine mist spray bottle. I use this mixture to perk up second-day and beyond hair. If needed, I will also dab a small amount on errant curls that have lost their spring and shingle them back into shape.
Overall, this is a great leave-in, especially for the price. Check out what other reviewers have had to say about it in our shop, and let us know if you love it, too, in the comments.