Is a Solution for:
Dry or Brittle Hair
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.