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Frederic Fekkai Technician Conditioner For Dry, Damaged, Color-Treated Hair

Is a Solution for:
Dry or Brittle Hair
January 30, 2009 Reviewed by admin 8 Comments
About 10 years ago, there was a popular albeit goofy little tune and an equally goofy little dance, called The Macarena. For about six months, you couldn't turn on a television, attend a wedding reception, or go to a sporting event without experiencing an outbreak of this totally silly, nerdy song/dance combo.  In case you were 1) in a coma or 2) a contestant on "Survivor" and therefore completely cut off from world events during that time, the dance consisted of jumping in a circle while sequentially patting ones own biceps, thighs and derriere, and blinking like the main character from "I dream of Jeannie". The song was even less complex.....we all just mumbled in unintelligible monotone until we could shout out the chorus line...which was simply "ahhhh, Macarena".  Everyone who sang along or "danced" to the catchy beat of The Macarena looked and sounded like a total goof, but it was just too hard to resist. I loved it.

The same "it is just too hard to resist" principal applies to Frederic Fekkai Technician Conditioner For Dry, Damaged, Color-Treated Hair.  Why I love it and am recommending it for occasional use defies any explanation other than my pure vanity. It is fairly expensive. It contains ingredients like parabens and dyes that I am making a concerted effort to avoid, (see the Truth In Aging no-no list). But knowing all that, it is still too hard for me to resist reaching for this great conditioner, on special occasions.

Aging does funny things to ones hair. Funny weird things, not funny ha ha things.  Hair doesn't grow as fast, nor as long. Gray hair starts to infiltrate and while I frankly like a salt and pepper look, the hair itself is much courser, and less manageable. But with just one use, my hair looks as soft and manageable at age 50 as it did when I was 25. This big mass of waist length (highlighted) hair becomes silken, shiny, and full of life. It has just the right amount of body, and it resists tangles and snags for days.In truth, the reason I love it is because I can count on that perky, self confident feeling that comes only with a "good hair" day,(and you know what I mean) every time I use it. I keep a small supply on hand for those special/important occasions when I really wish to feel pretty.

And while I must admit that I use it out of pure vanity, thankfully, it does contain some great moisturizing ingredients...apricot, avocado and carrot extracts. So, if you are looking for a great conditioner and accept that it may not be the healthiest product choice for every day use, you might want to try this great product.

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarconate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Polyglyceryl-3, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Disodium Lauraamphodiacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Panthenol, PEG-150, PEG-150 Distearate, Persea Gratissima (avocado oil), Cinnamidopropyltrimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Calendula Officianlis, Callendula Flower Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (apricotl) Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Extract, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Hydralyzed Wheat Protein PVP/ Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein, Glycine, Soja (Soybean) Protein, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Glycerin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Fragrance (parfum), Benzophenone-4, Citric Acid, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Red 4 (CI 14700), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).
  • February 5, 2009

    by Kate


    I really like this FF line, and I am also researching a "davine" conditioner which is specifically designed for taming frizzy curly hair. I will be submitting the article to Marta shortly..... If you try both products, be sure to let us know what you think.

  • February 5, 2009

    by Kate

    Ha Ly,

    I am doing some research on Emu Oil and will be posting the article for use on the scalp shortly.... this might be something that works for both the dry scalp and the dandruff. Tea Tree oil is supposed to be good for that as well...have you tried it?

  • February 4, 2009

    by Matina

    Now I have to try it. My hair has it's own thoughts about how it should look and no matter what I do.... I've learned to like the just got out of bed in the morning look. So I will definitely try this and see if it makes my hair less frizzy and more manageable.

  • February 4, 2009

    by Ha Ly

    My friend praises this product line. I have more problems than just dry hair, I have a dry scalp too. I keep getting dandruff/flakes, and I've try many of the dandruff shampoo only to be disappointed.

    TIA should do an article on dry scalp, too! :)

  • February 3, 2009

    by Kate

    Thanks for the input Ava, Julie and Niall! I really like the FF product, and have rationalized the expenditure because I am able to cut back on my expensive trips to the salon for highlights and low lights....the product makes my hair shiny and beautiful even if I push my salon visits to semi annually instead of quarterly. It more than pays for itself.

    I will try to find the Fudge product and see how it compares... thanks for the suggestion(s).

  • January 30, 2009

    by Niall

    Have any of you tried Phyto's "Phytobrush" shampoo? That's my daily shampoo, and I love it. Never really been able to find a Fekkai shampoo that worked for me. Granted, my hair is short but full of cowlicks. What I like about Phytobrush is that it smoothes everything down while leaving my hair feeling clean.

    Oh, yeah, and it's more expensive than Fekkai. I justify the indulgence by the fact that I've never bought a BMW.

  • January 30, 2009

    by Julie Kay

    As with the majority of women, my hair is my vanity. I've been using Fudge products (Australian) for a while now and they're great. But I was in Ulta and somehow drawn to the Fekkai products like a siren's song. I very nearly bought the 2oz travel size of shampoo and conditioner- the same you've reviewed- as I am traveling soon. I then considered my quart-size bottles of Fudge going unused and reconsidered the purchase. Practicing such *practical* exercises isn't my natural mode. I've since looked at Fekkai on Amazon (nearly purchased them) and put them in my Wish List. What's strange to me is I hadn't heard or read a thing about this product until this review. Now I *know* I must try it! Thanks, Kate. ~jk

  • January 30, 2009

    by avakatz

    I was at Walgreens one night with my husband trying to choose shampoo & conditioner amongst the way too many choices and spotted the Frederic Fekkai. It was about $23 each and I was reached for it my husband said "what the ****, is there GOLD in that bottle!!!" Lol. It is silly to spend that much on hair products but I went back another day and bought it anyway. I like how soft and healthy it makes my hair.

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