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Hydre Moisturising-Conditioner by Sebastian Professional

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Olena No Comments

Hydre Conditioner by Sebastian

I bought Hydre Conditioner by Sebastian Professional over 6 months ago and by now I’ve almost finished the product. This time was long enough to experience all the pros and cons of the conditioner and today I am ready to share my impressions. For reference, I have colour treated hair with slightly oily roots and dry ends.

General description:

1) Hydre conditioner has a very rich creamy consistency. To me, it looks more like a mask rather than a conditioner.

2) It has a pleasant fragrance, which is suitable for both women and men.

3) As for the packaging, the plastic is very hard, which makes it difficult to squeeze thick conditioner from the bottle. Especially when the product is finishing, I have to shake a bottle and then to remove a cap to get the conditioner out, which is a bit bothering.

Pros:

1) I like that there is no need to leave the conditioner on and I can rinse it just after I distribute it and massage it into my hair. It is very convenient and quick to use. When I am in a hurry, I always prefer this conditioner to others.

2) Like all the conditioners, Hydre Conditioner is supposed to rehydrate hair after shampooing. And it does the work; it replenishes moisture.

3) Hydre conditioner softens the hair, gives a silky feel and leaves my hair with a good slip without the weight.

4) Hydre conditioner helps to tame frizzy hair. After 1-2 weeks of using it my hair started to be more manageable and in a way even straighter, which is definitely a benefit to me, as naturally I have curly hair, but like many women with curly hair I like them to be straight. But the result is even better if the conditioner is used in conjunction with a smoothing leave-in cream.

5) Hydre Conditioner makes hair to look healthier and stronger, improves elasticity. In spite, the first time I used it I didn’t see much of an improvement, the effect was accumulating with every use. I think I saw the best results after using the conditioner for 4-5 times.

Cons:

1) After few months of the repeated use of Hydre conditioner the texture of my hair slowly started to change for worse. It was like the good results reached the peak, but then started to go down. The ends of my hair became drier and easier to break. At first, I couldn’t understand the reason of it, until I looked at the ingredients list (shame on me, I had to do it earlier) and I got to know that the conditioner contains two types of silicone – cyclomethicone and bis-aminopropyl dimethicone. They say that the first type does not leave build up on the hair and easily evaporates, but it is not the same case with the latter one. I believe it did build up in my hair. It was necessary to use a clarifying shampoo from time to time to wash out silicones, which I did not. So, if you use Hydre conditioner, I would recommend investing in a good clarifying shampoo.

2) The conditioner contains methyl paraben and propyl paraben. I’m ok with parabens in a hair conditioner, as I do not massage it into the scalp, but apply it only at the ends of my hair and rinse it off. But if you are pregnant or have some concerns about parabens, the conditioner does contain them and they are not even in the end of the list but in the very middle.

Recently I got to know that in 2013 Hydre conditioner by Sebastian won the award for Best Conditioner for dry hair at the Hair Awards. Frankly speaking, I am surprised. Don’t get me wrong, it is a good hair conditioner (if you do not forget to use a clarifying shampoo once in a while), but I do not see anything so special about it to be the best. I would give it 3 out of 5.

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