The beauty supply store up the street from my mother’s house is pretty much Candy Land for anyone who likes anything related to hair and skin care. It’s like Wal-Mart, but for hair products. It’s pretty much the ultimate super power as far as beauty supply stores are concerned. These days they have everything and I was gleeful when I found out they finally carry the U R Curly product line. I had been longing to try the U R Curly Quinoa Conditioner ever since I had seen it floating around the Internet via various blogs and Pinterest boards. I purchased the conditioner a few weeks ago, and finally had the chance to use it this week after removing the Marley Twists I have had for the past 6 weeks.
At $8.99 the conditioner comes in a 10 fl. oz. bottle. I am a budding conditioner junkie so I have a lot of other conditioners for the U R Curly brand to live up to. Overall it held its own and I absolutely enjoyed how it treated my hair.
Overview: As I stated above, the conditioner will run you around $9 for a 10 oz. bottle. It is free of any non-plant alcohols, parabens, dyes, and sulfates. It is not completely natural as I generally prefer, but it does contain many ingredients that are good for natural hair such as Castor Oil, Absynnnian Oil, Quinoa, and Water. I used it after cleansing with a mix of As I Am Cleansing Conditioner and an apple cider vinegar rinse I picked up from a local market. The conditioner has a lovely lavender and mint scent and provides a tingling sensation that I always appreciate in conditioners. It has a thinner consistency compared to most of the conditioners I use on a regular basis, which means I had to use more than I thought to cover all of my hair. After using the conditioner my hair felt very soft and clean. What I loved most was how it really defined my curls and minimized frizz. I never do wash and go’s, but this time around my hair was so defined and failed to shrink as much as usual so I gave it a try and it actually looked great. I don’t know if this was all the doing of the U R Curly Quinoa conditioner so take it with a grain of salt. As I stated before, it did take a lot of the conditioner to cover my hair and I believe I used a little more than a quarter of the 10 oz. bottle for one wash. At $8.99 for one bottle I was hoping to get a little more use out of the conditioner, but it is in a relatively small bottle and with such a thin consistency, it’s doesn’t look like that will be so. That fact aside, it’s a great conditioner and I would purchase it again. A bigger 25 oz. bottle is available for $19.99 and I will definitely keep that in mind the next time I purchase a bottle of this conditioner.
Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-10, DMDM Hydantoin, Menthol, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil (Abyssinian Oil), Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
Pros: Provides curl definition, minimizes frizz, softens hair, moisturizes
Cons: Pricey, thin consistency