The Good: Works well, Fairly priced
The Bad: No strong or interesting scent, Not cone-free
The Basics: Effective, but unmemorable, Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner is worth picking up!
For those who might not follow my reviews regularly, I recently used a hair product that ravaged my hair. My wife encouraged me to try the Just For Men ControlGX Grey Reducing Shampoo (reviewed here!) and it had the unfortunate effect of drying out my hair and making it more brittle and weak. Since then, I have been working to restore my hair to its prior luster and strength. The conditioner that I have been using is Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner and it, fortunately, works!
The Keratin Infusion Smoothing conditioner is a little more expensive than the average Suave conditioner and it is not cone free. 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. However, given how the Keratin Infusion Smoothing conditioner actually restored my hair to a great luster and shine after only two weeks, it does not seem like -cone ingredients are truly that bad for the hair.
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 Pantene and Matrix. With Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner, the brand is on excellent footing. In virtually every market in the United States, Suave Professionals shampoos and conditioners may be found on sale for $6.99 for a 28 fl. oz. bottle. The Keratin Infusion Smoothing conditioner has a vaguely medicinal aroma to it. The 28 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 Keratin Infusion Smoothing conditioner and it is an off-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. It does not leave a scent on the hair.
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 Keratin Infusion Smoothing 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 Keratin Infusion Smoothing conditioner, 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 28 oz. bottle may last only five to seven weeks with daily hair conditionings.
As a conditioner, the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner did exceptional work at rehydrating my hair. After less than two weeks my brittle, battered hair was smooth and manageable once again. The Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner did exactly what it promised.
Unfortunately, I am a lover of products that trigger positive scent memories and the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner hydrates hair well without doing it in a particularly distinctive way. The aroma from this conditioner is unmemorable and only vaguely medicinal with nothing distinct to the scent that it leaves in the hair.
Suave Professionals’ Keratin Infusion Smoothing conditioner does and excellent job of living up to its promises of making hair more smooth and manageable and that is an excellent thing for those of us who have brittle, damaged hair!
For other Suave conditioners, please check out my reviews of:
Suave Professionals Black Raspberry + White Tea Conditioner
Suave Professionals Almond + Shea Butter Conditioner
For more haircare reviews, please check out my Health And Beauty Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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