I'm currently in a passion twist protective style and was in dire need of a leave-in conditioner. My local CVS only had this option so I decided to give it a try!
Why a Leave-In?
Protective styles only benefit my hair when I keep my strands hydrated and sealed. My high porosity texture loses moisture easily especially in the colder months with less humidity.
This spray leave-in conditioner is a hydrating and strengthening formula that protects against breakage and moisture loss. Here's a breakdown of the major ingredients...
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil:
Argan oil contains fatty acids that help moisturize and reduce frizz, it also has anti-inflammatory properties and overall minimizes styling damage.
Cyclopentasiloxane is a lightweight silicone derivative that helps with the spreadability of a product. It doesn't contribute to build-up because it easily dries down and protects against water loss.
Dimethicone is a silicone that helps with detangling. Frequent use can lead to product buildup and requires a clarifying or sulfate-based shampoo to remove. This product creates a water barrier to prevent moisture loss.
Hydrolyzed keratin fills the minor gaps throughout the hair shaft to strengthen/smooth hair strands. It can also aid as a humectant that draws moisture into the hair.
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein:
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein reduces breakage by improving broken hair bonds and locking in moisture, thus leading to increased elasticity and shine.
-Lightweight without product build-up
-Silicones seal moisture for short term hydration
-Contains argan oil & smells nice
-Fairly inexpensive compared to other spray leave-ins on the market
-Softened and hydrated my new-growth
-Hydrolyzed protein & keratin is impressive
-Silicones require a clarifying or sulfate shampoo to rinse out
-Contains fragrance that may irritate the skin (I had no sensitivity)