On a whim, we decided to try a few deep conditioners. We are always looking for deep conditioners to assist with adding strength and moisture to lengthy tresses. After all, we believe deep conditioners to be the saving grace for long hair.
The two deep conditioners we bought and tried were: the Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioning Mask and the Camille Rose Naturals’ Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment. For this review we will focus on the Algae Renew Deep Conditioning Mask. A review on the Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment will be posted at a later date.
Algae Renew Deep Conditioning Mask
We first fell in love with the fact that the Algae Renew Deep Conditioning Mask was handmade. That is a strong indicator that the brand truly cares about their product as handmade products are usually done in smaller batches and with care.
On the jar, this conditioner states it can be used as a pre-shampoo or conditioning treatment. We used it as a conditioning treatment. The jar touts the following: “Blue green algae which are rich in vitamin B. Improves hair cell regrowth, stops shedding/breakage resulting in strong, longer hair. Deeply penetrates and remoisturize dry and brittle hair. Increases body and shine the natural way”. That sounded fantastic to us!
The jar is 8 ounces and when we opened it, a scent of shea butter and birthday cake frosting flowed up our noses. We liked the smell. The color was green and consistency was very creamy and easy to apply.
We applied it over curly/wavy tresses that is roughly MBL (middle back length) and approximately a little more than half of the jar was left. The conditioner was left on for about an hour under two plastic grocery bags. No heat was applied. The recommended time was 10 minutes for a regular deep conditioning treatment or 20 minutes under a hooded dryer, steamer, or heat cap for “extra conditioning”. We always leave the conditioner on for a longer amount of time, but that’s our choice. Remember conditioner is good for your hair so do what is best for you.
The hair strands soaked up the conditioner. While rinsing the conditioner out with warm water in the shower, the hair was lightly detangled with our Tangle Teezer from the ends up to the roots. The slip was fantastic and detangling was easy. After detangling, we followed with a cold water rinse then proceeded to style.
Before and after styling, the hair felt moisturized and soft, which is very important as curly hair tend to be dry. The shedding was normal so we would need to continue using this conditioner to determine if it helps slow it. Breakage wasn’t a issue. The strands felt strong. After straightening the hair, the hair was shiny and had body.
This product can be used for all hair types, whether your hair is natural, color treated or chemically treated.
The hair felt soft, strong and moisturized after use.
We love that it contains natural ingredients such as blue green algae, aloe vera juice, shea butter, coconut oil. And it smells great.
The conditioner is expensive for 8 ounces. On the official website it retails for $20. That is more than we expect to pay for a deep conditioner; however, it is handmade, which may be the reason for the higher price.
We also noticed the blue green algae was not high on the list of ingredients, which means not much algae is in the product.
Would we purchase again? Yes. We recommend you give it a try.
Let us know if you have tried this conditioner and if it worked for your hair in the comments.