A leave-in conditioner is a necessity to keep curly strands moisturized in between shampoo and conditioning sessions. Every product line designed for curly and kinky hair textures has a leave-in conditioner. Despite the amount of options out there, a good leave-in conditioner is hard to find. Some are too heavy. Some are too lightweight. Others have way too many ingredients, most of which you cannot pronounce. When I won the No More Drama Detangler & Leave-In made by Elegance By Dezign at a natural hair event I was interested in trying it. The ingredients were familiar to me and the product is made by a small business. Here’s my review!
The ingredients list of this product is pretty impressive. The ingredients that pulled me in were the marshmallow root, coconut oil, castor oil, honey and flaxseed. Those are only a few of the ingredients, believe me they are all impressive.
My Hair Type:
I have fine type 4 kinky, curly hair.
I always make sure to end my wash process with my leave-in. Some would say that an oil is best to seal in the moisture after washing hair. The ingredients in this product have numerous oils so I think it would be adequate to finish with on a wash day. I also use a small amount of the product, along with water, when refreshing my hair in between wash days.
Product Look, Scent and Texture – To be honest the look and texture of the product, on first use, threw me off a little. The leave-in is not thick at all. The best thing to relate the texture to is a water and olive oil mixture. I am used to leave-in conditioners with a thicker consistency, so this product took some getting used to. However, I do enjoy how easily I can work this product throughout my hair. The product does not have a strong scent. If anything it smelled slightly medicinal. The ingredients list states that lavender is in the product formulation but I don’t personally smell any lavender.
Results – Due to the texture of the leave-in, I wasn’t sure if this product was going to be a keeper. I have now been using the product daily for about 3 weeks and am not disappointed. I have fine hair so it doesn’t take much product to weigh my hair down but with this leave-in a little goes a long way and I think this product works well at keeping my hair moisturized without weighing it down.
I hope this product review was helpful. Have you tried any products from the Elegance By Dezign product line? What did you think of it?