Friday, September 28, 2012

Another Suave Professionals Conditioner That Actually Works: Humectant Moisture Delivers!

The Good: Generally excellent ingredients, It works to condition hair beautifully, Good scent
The Bad: Not cone-free, Fairly heavy
The Basics: A good-smelling conditioner, Humectant Moisture from Suave Professionals helps restore dry hair and smells like coconut!

Before my wife and I moved into our new place, we had no idea that it would be an exceptionally dry living space. Even so, when forced to pick out a conditioner to go with our Suave Professionals For Men Deep Clean Peppermint Shampoo (reviewed here!), we (ironically) picked out the same conditioner to accompany it without communicating with one another. As a result, I have spent the past month using Suave Professionals Humectant Moisture Conditioner! Humectant Moisture is an “adjective” flavor, a hair care product that tells one nothing about the scent. To cut to the chase, this conditioner smells strongly of coconuts.

The Humectant Moisture conditioner is a little more expensive than the average Suave conditioner and it is not cone free (is that “fad” over yet?). The third ingredient in this conditioner ends in "-cone," so this product cannot be considered cone free. However, I tend not to listen to the naysayers and current trends in diet or fashion (seeing me would certainly prove the latter, at the very least!). The "Cone Threat" is a rather new fear in the haircare product market and I've yet to see any real effect from it. In fact, when a conditioner works as well as this one has for me, it is hard to take the rumors about coned products being terrible for hair seriously. My hair has not been more brittle, breakable or anything negative since I started using the Humectant Moisture conditioner. In fact, it has been more manageable, I've had fewer split ends.

The Suave Professionals Humectant Moisture conditioner is intended to be paired with the same brand's Humectant Moisture shampoo, but it works fine with other Suave shampoos. The coconut aroma to this conditioner does not overwhelm the mint scent of the shampoo I use.

Suave has been expanding its line of inexpensive shampoos and conditioners into the professional haircare market where they are trying to compete with shampoos and conditioners from the likes of Aveda. With Humectant Moisture Conditioner, the brand is on shaky footing. In virtually every market in the United States, Suave Professionals shampoos and conditioners may be found on sale for $1.50 - $1.99 for a 12.6 fl. oz. bottle. The Humectant Moisture conditioner has a decent coconut scent which actually makes it worth picking up. The 12.6 fl. oz. bottle is a flat tube bottle with a flip-top lid that is easy enough to open with one hand. While it gets slippery when wet, it is easy enough to hold onto because of the flattened sides.

Inside the bottles is Humectant Moisture conditioner and it is a buttery white colored cream, which resembles hand cream or body butter in its consistency. This conditioner is one of the thicker ones I have encountered and I have managed to make it stretch a little further than usual as a result. The scent is strongly of coconuts and lasts in the hair for about a day.

When it comes to use, this is a simple conditioner and one need only flip the lid and dispense a small amount into the palm of the hand before applying it to the hair. The Humectant Moisture conditioner requires a decent-sized dollop to condition a full head of hair. After one has cleaned their hair with a shampoo and rinsed it out, this may be applied to the hair. I have better than shoulder-length hair and it takes approximately a heaping half-dollar-sized blob of conditioner to make it stretch through my mane. Like most conditioners, this does not lather and instead it is applied to the hair and scalp almost like a butter.

In the case of the Humectant Moisture, as I've noticed often with conditioners lately, there is about a three-to-one ratio to the shampoo because conditioners do not dilute out from lathering. As a result, the 12.6 oz. bottle may last only two weeks with daily hair conditionings. That said, this does seem to be a thicker conditioner that takes a lot to spread through the hair and with that type coating, I've been able to get away with using it only every-other hairwashing and still had manageable hair as a result.

As a conditioner, it works well for all one could want from a conditioner. Hair is protected, even in harsh environments. Hair that is conditioned with Humectant Moisture conditioner daily is less brittle and less susceptible to split ends. As well, this conditioner revitalized my beach-bleached hair and brought it more bounce and a bit more body. This is an excellent protecting conditioner, as well as being a revitalizing and nourishing conditioner. In fact, it does everything one would hope from a conditioner, except deliver a decent scent or wash out easily. It does effectively rehydrate dry hair, which is very nice.

Suave Professionals’ Humectant Moisture conditioner does not bother me for not being cone-free. It might be a little pricier, but it conditions well and has a good scent, making it worth picking up!

For other Suave conditioners, please check out my reviews of:
Suave Professionals Almond + Shea Butter Conditioner
Refreshing Waterfall Mist
Tropical Coconut
Fresh Mountain Strawberry
Ocean Breeze
Juicy Apple
Orchid Petal
Suave Professionals Rosemary Mint Conditioner


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