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Conditioner : : Trader Joe’s Refresh Citrus Conditioner with Vitamin C

Conditioner : : Trader Joe’s Refresh Citrus Conditioner with Vitamin C

I love Trader Joe’s! I am just still in shock that I wasn’t up on Trader Joe’s hair care products YEARS ago. I guess since I don’t shop there regularly I wouldn’t have known, even though there is one literally 2 mins from my apartment but whatever lol

So I recently went there to grab a couple bottles of the Nourish Spa and Tea Tree Tingle conditioners since I was running low. And by the way, these and Nature’s Gate conditioners are my all-time fav cheapie conditioners. They are all less than $5, huge bottles and all natural! Can’t beat that! ((Herbal Essences, Aussie, Tressume WHO???)) lol So on my last trip I noticed a different line called Refresh, all the products have a yummy citrus scent and contain vitamin C, chamomille, herbal extracts and aromatherapy citrus oils.There is a shampoo, conditioner and body wash I think, but I of course, got the conditioner cause that is typically what us naturals go through the most right?! lol

Now, I can’t remember if it was there the last time and some how missed it but I saw the price ((($2.49 for 16 oz!!))), read the ingredients and put it in my basket lol (yup, along with the other two conditioners lol) …and YES, this conditioner contains those two parabens I mentioned in my review of the Nourish conditioner. Oh well!

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Product Description
The pure aroma of sweet orange, succulent grapefruit, tangy tangerine, and luscious lemon refreshes the body and soothes the mind. Trader Joe’s “Refresh” citrus products are created with pure Vitamin C, soothing Chamomile, and Vitamin B-5 to help keep hair soft and silky, pure herbal extracts to nourish the scalp, and pure aromatherapy citrus oils to refresh your senses and soothe the mind. We have developed this “premium” aroma-therapeutic line of cruelty free bath and body products to pamper without turning you into a pauper. Enjoy the refreshing aroma of sweet orange blossoms, tree ripe lemons, and succulent pink grapefruit in Trader Joe’s “Refresh” conditioner. Refresh, rejuvenate, and replenish with the crisp and refreshing aroma that lingers throughout the day. Enriched with the pure herbal extracts of chamomile, comfrey, lemon peel, sage, yarrow and pure jojoba oil, along with Vitamin B-5 and Vitamin C, this conditioner was developed to soften, nourish, and replenish your hair.

Ingredients
Botanical water extracts of chamomile, comfrey, lemon peel, sage and yarrow, cetyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, citric acid, jojoba oil, essential oil of sweet orange, panthenol (vitamin B5), ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin A), essential oil of grapefruit, essential oil of tangerine, sodium hydroxide, methyparaben, propylparaben, fragrance. 
Ingredient Attributes: silicone free, sulfate free, protein free, glycerin free

So out of the three Trader Joe’s conditioners, this would be the last on the list. I still like it but it won’t be the first one I grab. Here’s why, it doesn’t contain as much slip as the other two (Nourish has the most slip, then the Tea Tree Tingle), so I found myself using gobs and gobs of it just to ensure coverage. Good thing this conditioner is less than $3 so if I use it up, it’s nothing to just go grab another bottle from Joe’s!

It does a decent job of conditioning since my hair felt soft. I use this right after I wash and before I do a deep condition or ayurvedic treatment, to quickly close my hair cuticle after shampoo since vitamin C is acidic, similarly to apple cider vinegar. Another GREAT use is for is co-washing! The citrus and vitamin c do a good job of cleansing/clarifying because of the acidity and low pH. Vitamin C is also known to help remove mineral buildup so I always make sure I apply it to my scalp and scrub a bit.

The scent is obviously citrusy but not as strong as I would think it would be. It is actually quite light and pleasant. Nothing like Pine Sol or anything you would clean your kitchen with lol On the labels it boasts that it is aroma-therapeutic and all that but I wouldn’t exactly classify it that way since the scent is pretty light but it certainly is refreshing. I guess you can say it lives up to its name :o)

I am not sure if this is something I will always keep stocked up since I would prefer the other TJ’s conditioners but it would be something I wouldn’t mind grabbing every once and while (it’s cheaper than the other 2!), especially during the summer since that is when I tend to co-wash more often and the citrus makes me think of summer and spring :o)

— Has anyone tried this conditioner?!

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Conditioner : : Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner

Conditioner : : Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner

Alright, well remember how I felt when I discovered Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle conditioner!? Well those feelings came back! lol I discovered another great cheapie conditioner by Trader Joe’s and it only cost $2.99!! It’s the Nourish Spa Conditioner and the ingredients are honestly better than a lot of more expensive conditioners out there, in the “drugstore” conditioner category that is..

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Product Description
When your hair is dry, it needs to be nourished. This balanced hair remoisturizer is ideal for replenishing dry, brittle hair. Perfect for use daily, it infuses moisture and exceptional shine, without weighing hair down. Enhanced with organic botanicals, it does not contain laurel/laureth sulfates.

Ingredients
Purified water, organic rosemary oil, organic valencia orange citrus, organic mango, organic lemongrass, organic ginko biloba, organic echinacea, organic willow bark, organic sea kelp, organic chamomile flower, organic textured soy protein, organic lavender, organic grapefruit citrus, Tocopherol (Vit E), Acetamide MEA, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, propylparaben, botanical fragrance

To be honest I did see this back when I first saw the Tea Tree Tingle conditioner but I remember seeing a YouTuber saying she used to use it all the time but stopped using it because it contains preservatives called parabens. That notion sort of lingered in my mind for a long time because I don’t really use anything else in my hair that contains parabens plus I always see products labeled as paraben-free, but I told myself to just go ahead and give it a try because of the other ingredients and the fact that the two parabens appear as the last ingredients (which means they have a low content). I will probably make a post about silicones and parabens so you understand why most some people stray away from them (they have been connected to breast cancer). I personally believe that using things in moderation is what’s key PLUS a lot of things we all use every day contain parabens and we continue to use them.

Hopefully by me using this conditioner doesn’t make me a hypocrite but whatever though let me finish telling you why I like this conditioner anyway…. lol

So besides this conditioner being $3, the ingredients are amazing and their high content was shocking. They’re almost all organic and all beneficial to hair growth and healthy scalp. It has an incredible amount of slip, more than the Tea Tree Tingle, so I love using this after ayurvedic treatments because it instantly seals the cuticle of your hair. I have nothing bad to say about this conditioner (except for the paraben thing) and it makes my hair super soft and shiny. Because I only wash my hair once a week, and don’t always use this, I am not really worried about the parabens, plus this isn’t a conditioner I let sit and penetrate on my head, it’s definitely just a rinse-out. Trader Joe’s is also a very reputable and trustworthy company (in my mind) so I feel if this product was really a high risk, they would have pulled it by now.

I like this conditioner and plan on keeping this and the Tea Tree Tingle on hand. :o)

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Condition :: Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

Condition :: Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

Ugh…so my 49ers didn’t win the Super Bowl this year BUT I am very happy for Ray Lewis! He’s certainly a man of God and testimony on for the power God can have in one’s life so I can’t be mad at that….but Don’t forget, the 49ers are still #2 for the most Superbowl trophies!!!!! Gotta catch up!!! lol it’s col we got next year for sure ;o)

Moving along….

Ok, I am going on my 8th year of being natural and WHYYYYY am I JUST now discovering this hidden gem?!!? Why didn’t anyone tell me about this conditioner?!?!?!?! I feel like my whole life is a lie!!! A LIIIIEEE!!!!!

lol just kidding, but my feelings are kinda hurt, like ya’ll been holding back on me :o( but it’s ok, I guess this is karma coming back to me for THIS and THIS :o( oh well, it’s all out in the open now! No more secrets :o)

This is amazingly the best “cheapie” conditioner I’ve ever used! AND it’s damn near all natural! It’s the Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner with Peppermint and Eucalyptus (sorry i don’t have a hyperlink for it!) from Trader Joe’s! Man, I got this thing for $4 for a big ole16 oz bottle! I know there’s not a Trader Joe’s in every city and you can’t buy from them online but it is sold on Amazon and other online marketplaces. But if it were me, I would hit up your homegirl who lives near one and tell her to get you bout three, fo bottles of this and have her ship them to you! lol

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Product Description

We’ve worked with an upscale boutique to bring you this salon-quality conditioner that will rejuvenate your hair with its refreshing tingle. A blend of certified organic botanicals including peppermint and tea tree work together to moisturize and clarify your hair while alleviating dry scalp. Our product contains no laurel/laureth sulfates found in most shampoos and is suitable for all hair types.

Ingredients
Ingredients: water, tea tree, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, nettle oil, thyme oil, birch leaf oil, chamomile oil, clary, coltsfoot leaf, yarrow oil, mallow, horsetail oil, soybean protein, cetyl alcohol, vitamin e, trace minerals, citric acid, sodium hydroxymethylgycinate, grape seed oil

This is a conditioner is super cheap, super slippery, super natural and super good for your scalp! I was shocked to see the ingredients, I’m like how is it possible to make such an inexpensive product with these ingredients! ***made me do a quick side eye*** lol I bought and have been using it since! (my bottle is already half empty in the pic lol)

I don’t use this for deep conditioning but more for a quick boost of the nutrients…ESPECIALLY on my scalp. I work this really well into my scalp and all those essential oils work wonders (specifically the tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus, nettle and thyme) and I LOVE that cool tingly feeling! I also use this when I am rinsing out ayurvedic treatments, the same way I use the Nature’s Gate conditioners (it lathers a bit too!). I use gobs of it and not feel bad about it lol but it really helps dislodge any of the leftover grains from those treatments.

I imagine this would be a really good co-wash because some of the essential oils have cleansing properties. I’ve read that some curlies use it as a leave-in as well. I bet this could be mixed well in a spritzer mix! My hair definitely feels soft and refreshed after using it. Oh and don’t worry, the scent doesn’t linger for too long if you can’t stand the peppermint-iness (I love it though hehe)

This is definitely a great buy and something to keep on hand! Give it a try if you have champagne taste on a beer budget :o)

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