DSCN83063Hey everyone, how was your weekend? For those of us in the Northeast/Mid Atlantic, we definitely had a crazy weekend with Winter Storm Jonas. According to snowfall totals, my area got around 30 inches of snow! It’s crazy how much they underestimated this storm here in New York City; initially they predicted we’d get up to a foot of snow, but we got more than double that! One of the upsides of being snowed in is that I had the opportunity to try out a new conditioner, which I will be reviewing today. This is my first product review of the year and there will be many more to follow. According to the survey I created last month, that’s what you all wanted so I will deliver 🙂 Today though, I will be reviewing the Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Hair Masque Treatment which can be found at Walmart, Walgreens, Amazon and Eden Bodywork’s website.

A few weeks ago, I realized that I was lacking a legitimate deep conditioner. I’m pretty short on time more often than not, so I find it easier to throw in a cheapie conditioner and just leave it in for the duration of my shower as “deep conditioning”. However I noticed my hair is starting to dry out a bit, so I decided that I needed to start really deep conditioning ASAP. While this one is still my favorite, I wanted to add another deep conditioner to my rotation. Finding one that was silicone free and didn’t cost an arm and a leg was challenging, but I came across Eden Bodyworks and was impressed by their products. Unfortunately when I went to order, it was out of stock on Amazon and I didn’t feel like going on a wild goose chase to my local Walgreens and Walmart, which generally never have anything I’m looking for, so I ordered directly from Eden Bodywork’s site. It arrived in about three business days and was packed carefully.

The ingredients are: Water, Coconut Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax, Cetrimonium Chloride, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Steareth-20, Soybean Oil, Shea Butter, Hydrolyzed Silk, Sodium PCA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol

In my opinion, based off of the ingredients, it is a very basic conditioner with a few standouts. This is great for both the minimalist who uses conditioners as is and the kitchen beautician/mixtress who adds every oil from her arsenal. I personally fall into the latter category and can definitely see myself doctoring this up with honey or oils for even more nourishment for my hair.

The conditioner is thick but has a whipped texture. It has a faint shea butter scent that shouldn’t be offensive to those with sensitivity to smells.

I applied it to slightly damp hair and noticed it began to immediately weigh down and elongate my curls. When this happens, I know that my hair is being deeply conditioned. I left it on for an hour under a plastic cap and after rinsing, my hair felt amazing. It was moisturized without feeling coated and my curls were popping like crazy. On top of that, the conditioner made detangling my normally tangle prone hair a breeze. I used some aloe vera gel on my hair with my leave in afterwards and my hair was (and still is!) a happy camper 🙂 I would definitely recommend this conditioner. It is affordable, makes my hair feel and look great and doesn’t have any icky ingredients like parabens, mineral oils or silicones.

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