The Honest Co. Conditioner + Conditioning Detangler

I loved the Honest Company Discovery Kit I tried last fall, but most of all, I loved the Shampoo + Body Wash.  A combination of its bright, zesty creamsicle scent and gentle formula made it a fast favorite. Naturally, I had to buy more, and once I was ordering, I decided to try the Honest Conditioning Detangler as well.  I also received a free Honest Conditioner from a promo they were running at the time.  Both of these share the same Sweet Orange Vanilla scent as the body wash, so I couldn't wait to dive in!

With great ingredients like argan oil, shea and murumuru butters, and jojoba and quinoa proteins, I really wanted to love this conditioner.  It feels lovely in the shower and leaves my hair incredibly silky after rinsing, but I find - no matter how little product I use - my hair and scalp start to feel greasy within about 12 hours of showering.  Many of the reviews on the Honest website talk about how lightweight the conditioner is, and while I'd agree it feels that way initially, it leaves my hair flat and weighed down after just a few hours.

It's gone the same route as other failed conditioners before it and ended up repurposed as shaving cream, and it actually works great in that capacity.  The silkiness that was too much for my hair is perfect here and gives a razor just the right amount of slip.  

This, on the other hand, was a big hit right from the start.  I like using detanglers and leave-in conditioners to perk up my second-day curls and this does the job nicely.  It also works well as a traditional detangler on knotty hair.  And, it has the added benefit of smelling great too! The scent is a little different than in the shampoo and conditioner - heavier on the sweet vanilla, and with less of the fresh citrus - but it's still nice.  It isn't overpowering and isn't something that lingers much beyond the initial application, which is just how I like my hair products.

The Conditioning Detangler also boasts many of the same great ingredients as the Conditioner, but in spite of the richer components, the formula is thin and watery and feels very light in the hair.  It's a spray I can use liberally without having to worry about ending up with weighed down or greasy strands.  The formula also includes calendula and chamomile extracts to soothe irritated scalps, and panthenol to smooth the cuticle of the hair and boost shine.  

The Bottom Line
The Conditioning Detangler is fantastic.  It works equally well as a detangling spray and as a curl refresher, and it's something I'd both recommend and can see myself buying again after this bottle is through.  The Conditioner didn't work for me for its intended purpose, but even so, it's hard to dislike something that smells this good!  And, it does make a decent shaving cream, so it wasn't a complete loss.  I probably wouldn't recommend it as a conditioner unless you have very dry hair and a dry scalp or if you're someone who only uses conditioner on the very ends of your hair, but if you're in the market for a delicious smelling shaving cream, you could do a lot worse.  

Both products are affordable ($9.95 and $5.95 respectively) and you can get them for even less through The Honest Co.'s bundle system.  My referral link + the code INVITED10 will get you an extra $10 off your first purchase.  Alternately, Vitacost recently started carrying The Honest Co. and both these items are available there.  I've even heard you can find them in some Whole Foods and Costco stores!

Have you tried anything from The Honest Co.?  What are your favorites?

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  1. I keep hearing more and more about Honest Company, products sound interesting, shame about the conditioner but you're clearly loving the detangler :)

    1. The conditioner was disappointing, but overall I think the products are great :)

  2. What a shame about the conditioner. I think hair products and mascara are the hardest products to find cleaner alternatives x

    1. I think you're right! I never struggled with hair products initially, but now I think I just had really awesome luck, as more recently I've encountered a few products that haven't worked for me at all!