I truly <3 this stuff! I have to start from the beginning...
About two years ago, I was in a store called "National Wholesale Liquidators" looking for some random items. And I realized I was out of shampoo. I ACCIDENTALLY picked up two bottles of Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 2-in-1 Shampoo/Conditioner. I've managed to use up both bottles and it must have been because of the smell because I certainly was not impressed with the results. I simply do not like 2-in-1 Shampoo/Conditioner combinations. But that's for another post.
Sooooo...as a random lurker on Longhaircareforum.com and Curlynikki.com, I read a lot of people ranting and raving about Herbal Essence's "Hello Hydration". I was thinking in my head **Been there, Done that**. Since I was turned off by the 2-in-1, I figured, how much of a difference can the Conditioner be as far as results? So I went to Target in the beginning of the summer and picked a bottle of Hello Hydration and Totally Twisted Conditioners. I have been using Totally Twisted as a combing conditioner and I haven't been impressed. I kind of forgot that I bought the Hello Hydration until I noticed it was collecting dust for most of the summer. So I tried it last night and...
I feel like one of the women on the initial Herbal Essences commercials with the orgasmic sounds that they make in the shower when using these products. It had the elements of EVERYTHING I have been looking for in a conditioner:
1) Slip - I could run my fingers through my 3b/3c/4a hair....EVEN WHEN ALMOST DRY...which is almost an impossible task especially since my hair is 4a in the back.
2) Smell - I had already established that I loved the smell with the 2-in-1, but since I will be using this often, it's nice that I can tolerate and become exhilarated with the smell.
3) Less work - The detangling experience was amazing. Less broken hairs and minimal frustration! Since I do braidouts in the form of 8-10 cornrows (which can cause soooo much breakage if my hair isn't untangled), I found this to be heaven sent!
4) Light + Fluffiness + Moisture - Honestly, for 2.99 a bottle...I managed to get this too!?!? I wouldn't be mad if I got this for Christmas wrapped up in a bow.
So there you have it. My (hopefully) endless love :)