My mom loves Frederic Fekkai. Every time we make a visit to Sephora, she goes straight to the hair care shelves and buys the shampoo and conditioner, usually the Protein RX or Technician line. She loves the scent (it's very fruity, heavy on the peach) and the affect it has on her thin, abused hair (she gets it colored regularly, sometimes she does it herself! and also spends time outdoors without hair protection).

Although I've always been curious, I never gave it a shot, usually because I have my own dedicated brand. However, on my recent trip to St Barths, I was surprised to find that the bathroom amenities at the Guanahani Resort where I stayed carried Frederick Fekkai shampoo and conditioner in all rooms. I later learned there was also a Frederick Fekkai salon in the spa, not surprising considering the property was very chic and catered to an affluent clientele (the same type who would visit a Fekkai salon).

As soon as I checked in, I tried it out in my outdoor shower and immediately understood why my mother was such a big fan. The Technician Conditioner (one of Fekkai's most popular) is super moisturizing, somewhat thickening and the scent is actually overwhelmingly pleasant. Some might say it smells like bubble gum, but in the best possible way. One of the main ingredients is behentrimonium methosulfate, which is extremely mild as detangling if you have long locks, and known for its hair thickening abilities. It's also superb for conditioning.  Avocado oil, as you would think, is great for hydrating, so it effortlessly puts luster and shine back into your hair. Combined with apricot and calendula, softening is a strong attribute to the conditioner. There's also a nice balance of proteins (hydrolyzed oat protein, soy bean, wheat protein) that adds that strength.

Most of the other ingredients are popular in hair conditioners, including cyclopentasiloxane (try saying that aloud), a silicone that adds shine and lubricates nicely. It doesn't leave your hair feeling weighed down after.

All in all, a very nice conditioner that smells great and really penetrates your locks with softening, moisturizing and strengthening abilities. After all the torture my mom puts her hair through, I can see why she loves this product.


Water (Aqua), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydroxycetyl Hydroxyethyl Dimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Isododecane, Dimethiconol, Glycerin, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Panthenol, Cinnamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract (Carrot), Prunus Armeniaca Fruit Extract (Apricot), Prunus Persica Fruit Extract (Peach), Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract (Sunflower), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Protein (Sweet Almond), Glycine Soja Protein (Soybean), Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzophenone 4, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Red 4 (CI 14700), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)