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Reviewed and recommended: Dr Hauschka Jojoba and Marsh Mallow Conditioner

Is a Solution for:
Dry or Brittle Hair
Reviewed by Marta May 29, 2008 4 Comments

I have never found a conditioner that I love and I don't believe I'm asking for too much. All I want is something that isn't too heavy, doesn't create too much volume and has a low carbon footprint, but you'd be surprised at how hard that is to find. I've just tried out Dr Hauschka's Conditioner with Jojoba and Marsh Mallow and I think that my luck may have turned. I now have thick, glossy and well-behaved hair.Having said that, I end up with the same doubts I have about most of Dr H's products: they are packed full of botanicals, but do they add up to more than a sweet smelling posy? In fact, the two main ingredients in this conditioner are not that exciting. Jojoba is a conditioning oil that turns up in cosmetics all the time, and what about marsh mallow (the plant, not the sticky things that girl scouts toast while sitting around campfires)? It does contain flavenoids and may be an anti-inflammatory. However, its main role in cosmetics is as a thickening agent.Nettle may be one of the better ingredients used since, as a time-honored shampoo ingredient, there is real evidence that this weed is rich in calcium and vitamins A and C, and may stimulate the growth of healthy hair. Plus there is burdock, a popular scalp treatment in Europe. I also like the inclusion of galactoarabinan (larch tree extract). This is an interesting ingredient that can act as an exfolliant without causing irritation and in in vitro tests has been shown to boost the effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients.All in all, there are some good things in Dr H's conditioner. They just aren't the ones that get top billing.


  • October 6, 2008

    by Silvana Pagliuca

    <p>Thanks for the products!<br />
    I got your gift set you left at the Radio Station for me to try, and they are really good! I do recommend them. Greetings, Silvana Pagliuca./</p>

  • July 11, 2008

    by silvana pagliuca

    <p>thank you soooo very much,</p>

    <p>Silvana</p>

  • July 10, 2008

    by marta

    <p>I've been using a copper peptide treatment called Folligen (by Skin Biology) with great results. But it is really for specific areas (a receding widow's peak for eg). Emu oil as a mask once a week is supposed to be good and I do that too (smells pretty foul) and I am being more careful about using shampoo (eg Dr Alkaitis) and conditioner (Alaffia) that have hair growth things in (like vit B). Overall, much less hair is clogging up the shower drain.</p>

  • July 10, 2008

    by silvana pagliuca

    <p>Hi,</p>

    <p>do have any suggestions on products that really work on hair growth.</p>

    <p>Thanks <br />
    Silvana</p>

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