I had the opportunity to test the Briogeo Rosarco Milk ($20), a leave-in hair conditioning spray. Before I describe the product and its performance, l will describe my hair type and the routine into which the Rosarco Milk has been incorporated.
I am 44 years old, and have wavy, uncolored, shoulder length hair and an oily scalp. My biggest concern is controlling this oiliness, which weighs my hair down. I wash my hair every other day and my hair is quite a bit more oily and limp on the second day. I am also trying to control frizz. I am straightening my hair every day with a hot iron. My hair routine typically consists of a shampoo and conditioner, and a styling product that I apply to my hair before I straighten it.
My current shampoo and conditioner combo is Josh Rosebrook. I like these products, but again, I had been wondering if a lighter conditioner would help my hair look less limp on the days when I had not washed it. Enter Briogeo Rosarco Milk. It is a leave-in light conditioner that is supposed to hydrate and repair hair. It contains rosehip, argan and coconut oil and it is silicone and paraben free.
Despite the three oils that are its star ingredients, this product is truly lightweight. It is a spray of the consistency of milk. It is not greasy at all and the hair absorbs it well. It smells mainly of coconut. I did not spray it directly on my hair; I sprayed 5 pumps into the palms of my hands and then I smoothed it into my hair. I felt that less than 5 pumps would have not been enough to moisturize my hair.
In sum, this is a natural product that has quality ingredients and does not have any undesirable add-ons. Silicone is ubiquitous in hair styling products and I was very happy to see it omitted here. I feel that while it makes the hair temporarily look smoother, it also weighs it down. In addition to the three oils mentioned above, it also contains a host of other oils, including cedarwood, lavender, patchouli and others. It moisturizes hair well, while making it softer and more pliable. Since it is leave-on, you can apply it only on the areas of your hair that need it. I smooth it on the ends of my hair and I avoid putting it on the scalp. I have tried it as a pre-styling product, but I did not find it as effective at fighting frizz as my regular styling product, High-gloss serum by Gloss moderne.
Overall, I like it very much for my type of hair. However, for hair in need of serious conditioning, such as dry and very frizzy hair, this may not be a good option. It is a great lightweight option for people with normal and oily hair, who are looking for a natural conditioner that would nourish their hair without weighing it down.