Like Jimmy, who had a good experience with a Ted Gibson's Daily Cleanse, I also had some good luck with a celebrity stylist line. In this case, it's Paul Labrecque's Daily Conditioner ($32).

I bought it at some beauty sale at work, and without finding its shampoo counterpart, I decided to give it a go anyway. I leave it on for a couple minutes and then rinse out, and I can already feel my hair smoother and soft, without feeling overly so (as I mentioned was a gripe of mine when I tried a oil/hair mask combo). Afterwards, my hair always feels a lot shinier and healthier looking.

The conditioner itself contains some interesting scalp-loving ingredients. They begin with Dead Sea spring water and Dead Sea natural mud. Mud from this region is supposed to be rich in minerals and has shown to alleviate skin ailments and help promote circulation. Centrimonium chloride prevents build up in hair and the growth of microorganisms by allowing water to mix with dirt and be rinsed away. Lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid, helps gives hair a smooth feel.

Additionally it contains the anti-septic/anti-irritant and shine-inducing ingredient, macrocystis pyrifera, or sea kelp. Similar to Phyto Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm, this conditioner also contains the trio of althea officinalis (marshmallow extract) which hydrates and restores moisture; chamomilla recutita flower extract to smoothe; and fortifying sage extract. Finally, yarrow extract is said to promote hair growth, stop hair loss and detangle.

It does contain sulfates and propylparaben (boo!), and its price might be another downfall for me at $32. That's why I'll break it out for desperate times to extend the life of the product since it's proved to be such a great pick me up for my locks.

Available at www.paullabrecque.com.

Ingredients

Aqua (Dead Sea Spring Water), Dead Sea Natural Mud, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerine, Dimethicone, Lanolin, Lactic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Sea Kelp Extract), Salvia Officinalis (Sage Extract), Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort Extract), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile Extract), Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot Extract), Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow Extract), Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow Extract), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone. MINERALS: Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium as Bromides, Chlorides, Sulphates, Traces Lithium.