Friday, March 16, 2012

In Review: Salon Grafix Conditioning Cleanser

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted to see if I'd  be interested in trying Salon Grafix's new conditioning cleansers. After doing a little research on the product, I decided to give it a go. I was sent a full size bottle of the product and I ended up trying it last night on my new cut curlies!  Before I get into my opinion about the product, this is how it's described: 

"This revolutionary product is a new concept in hair care. The product is a lather-free, conditioning cleanser that gently cleans hair without stripping hair of the natural oils it needs to stay healthy, shiny and full of body. It is a single step hair care regimen process that takes the place of five products; shampoo, daily conditioner, deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner and detangler. The color-defending formula conditions and revitalizes damaged hair, from roots to ends. It is designed for use on all hair types and has a light citrus crème scent. This lather-free formula will gently clean your hair of dirt and grease, but not of its natural oils, keeping your locks healthy, clean and full of their natural nutrition. Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Conditioning Cleanser retails for $8.39 and will be available for purchase at CVS, Walgreens and Wal-Mart as well as other select retailers throughout the nation. "

My experience: If I had to rate this product, I would give it a 3.0/5. I've tried cleansing conditioners before, like WEN and have loved them. If you recall, I went the "no poo" route for a while when I was washing my hair more often and it worked well for me. The reason why this product isn't getting a 5/5 is because  for one, the scent is too strong for my liking, it smells like roses. I am not a fan of floral scents and it was actually so strong that I couldn't wait to rinse it out of my hair.  The second reason is because I didn't feel like the conditioner gave me enough slip and after rinsing my strands felt a little striped. I had to go back and co-wash with another product to replace the lost moisture.  However, there were a few things that I did like about the Salon Grafix Conditioning Cleanser. One thing being, it's very easy to use. I like that it came with a product pump versus a cap. The amount of product that is distributed is perfect so you don't over use and waste product.  I was also a fan of the product's texture. It could have been a little thicker but for a drug store brand, it wasn't bad. 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycereth-26, Peg-100 Stearate, Lauryl Glucoside, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinsensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Triticum Vulgare Cetrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-7, Olealkonium Chloride, Olive Oil Peg-7 Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fragrance, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ppg-2 Methyl Ether.
**silicone free, sulfate free, paraben free, glycerin free**

Overall: I would not buy this product, simply because I don't think it's really for my hair type. As you all know, my hair is thick and very coily. I need something that is going to not only going to give me slip but that will penetrate through all of my hair and reach my scalp while washing. I don't feel this product did that. My hair didn't really feel clean afterward either. Based off the smell alone, I probably won't use it again.




Nichque said...

I posted this same item on my blog a while ago stating that I may just try the cleanser. Got a couple of comments saying it's suppose to be used in conjunction with the masque because that's the real conditioner .. and the cleanser is the shampoo LOL .. Backwards to me because of the way they are labeled!... both girls swore by this stuff though .. but different texture's of hair definitely allow different results.

Guess I won't be trying this afterall lol

rachel Peterson said...

Ive recently tried both by grafix. I naturally have coarse blond curly hair. I still find shine and softness depending on what product i use. I like organic and sulfate free because im allergic to sulfates. This product dried my hair out so baf. I have never seen it like this before! Its brital i cant do anything to make it manageable! But beofre i Used this product i tried a brand called simply. I am.going to switch back to simply only because it gave my hair that clean feeling without to many suds and that slip without leaving it too oily. Ive always been a shampoo and conditioner snobb i have spent $100's of dollars and so far simply is my favorite! If your looking for a shampoo and conditionrt thats not harsh try it. Very inexpensive clean smell and makes my hair feel great!