Product Review: Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner

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Sally Beauty haul. I was convinced to purchase darn near the entire #BeautifulTextures line -- based on their ingredients and the fact that it focuses on multiple-textured and transitioning hair. Product reviews coming soom! #naturalhair #naturalista #curls #productjunkie #naturalsistas #healthyhair #transitioning #themaneobjective
My Sally's Beautiful Textures mini-haul....

I don't go to Sally's often, but when I do...I'm there for a LONG time. That's why I go alone :)
 
On my most recent visit, I found myself in a whirlwind of sale item and coupon confusion. I have a hair product budget, and I am a recovering product junkie. After ingredient reading and bouncing back and forth between liter bottles of Ion and Biotera, I decided to check out their ever-expanding natural hair section. I was anxious for two things -- a leave-in and a deep conditioner. After pouring through product after product, I decided I would give Beautiful Textures a try. So after about two hours of perusing, internal debate, and analysis, I left with four products: Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner, Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner, Curl Control Defining Pudding, and Curly to Straight Flat Iron Silkener. Notice how I said I was anxious for two things...and I left with four. Yeah, that product junkie recovery is slow.
 
When it comes to breaking down ingredients, I'm sure you all know that I stick relatively closely to Jc's rule of the first five ingredients. Just to paraphrase the aforementioned reference to Jc's work, only the first 5-6 ingredients in shampoos, conditioners, leave-ins, and styling aids are going to affect your hair. All the exotic oils, and super ingredients are more of a marketing tactic (read: BS) than anything else -- if they fall outside of the top 5. With that being said, let's continue....
 
Ingredient List: Ingredients: Aqua, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Argania Spinosa Nut Oil/Argan Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit/Shea Butter, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter/Mango Butter, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosemary Extract, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract/Aloe Vera, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panax Ginseng Root Extract/Ginseng Extract, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/ Dicaprate, Steareth 2, Steareth 20, Lanolin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Polysorbate 20, DMDM Hydantoin, CI 15985/Yellow 6, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, d-Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Lyral, Methyl Ionone Gamma.     
 
Ingredient Analysis: (first 6)
  • Water: The only true moisturizer.
  • Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean Oil): Carrier oil used to lubricate and nourish the hair, providing softness and shine. Note, that soybean oil does not penetrate the hair like other oils and therefore, does not moisturize.
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil: A conditioning oil that increases the viscosity of a product (thickness), and also acts as an emollient.
  • Argania Spinosa Nut Oil (Argan Oil): Oil rich in vitamin E and contains omega 3 and omega 9 fatty acids that provide nutrition for hair. It also contains Linoleic and oleic acid that helps to hydrate and moisturize hair. Helps repair damaged follicles, imparts shine, and prevents frizz and rough ends.
  • Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil): Oil high in saturated fats (which is why when cold, it is solid). One of the few known oils to penetrate the hair shaft and truly moisturize hair. Coconut oil helps to moisturize, seal, and prevent breakage.
  • Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive Oil): Olive Oil is rich in high levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which is good for hair growth. Both mono-unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E are good for moisturizing, protecting and nourishing hair. Olive oil makes hair grow stronger and its emollient properties prevent hair loss.
 
Availability: Available at Sally's and several other beauty supply stores nationwide.
 
Affordability: Pricing hovers around $7 (or less if you are a Sally Beauty Club Member) for a 15oz jar. Definitely in the do-able range.
 
Product Claim/Description:
 
Restore Hair’s Natural Moisture Balance
Control Damage from Transitioning, Heat, and Color Treated Hair
Restore Elasticity to Prevent Breakage
 
Get Gorgeous Tresses!
Dryness and breakage prevent healthy looking hair growth. To help ensure your hair has a fighting chance against daily styling stresses use Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner to help strengthen, rebuild, protect and hydrate.
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner allows you to embrace more versatile styling options, while protecting your hair from the inside out.
 
I'm a little disappointed... I wanted to love the #BeautifulTextures Rapid Repair DC... but I don't. My hair came out shiny, kinda smooth, but just ok. Not buttery soft like I've come to expect from #SheaMoisture, #Palmers, or #NourishSpa. More in depth review coming soon... #themaneobjective #naturalhair #naturalista #blogger #healthyhairPerformance/Delivery: I really wanted to like this stuff. I promise you, I did. I could tell how it was going to work, just by feeling how the conditioner felt on my hair. Even then, I tried to remain hopeful. I followed the directions to the tee -- I finger combed it through my hair, I let it set under a plastic cap for ten minutes, followed by another 15 under the dryer. When I rinsed my hair, it just felt...okay. Nothing miraculous. My hair was shiny, my new natural stuff felt kinda soft, but my heat damaged hair just felt blah. I was disappointed by how my heat damaged hair felt because well, this product was for multiple textures, heat damage, and transitioners. Sounded like it was supposed to be a match made in heaven. Don't get me wrong, the conditioner isn't awful. It just isn't that great. Like I said on Instagram, I get better results from Trader Joe's Nourish Spa and Palmer's.
 
Drawbacks: I can't think of anything that's an absolute drawback about this product. Maybe the artificial colors and fragrance, but they are so far down on the list it's almost making a mountain out of a molehill. What I would have liked to see is a different base for the deep conditioner. Maybe that's why it didn't work for me -- because of the soybean oil. Perhaps if Coconut Oil, Shea Butter & Mango Seed Butter had been higher up on the list, I would have gotten the buttery softness I craved.
 
Bonuses: I love the smell. That tropical mango-ey light citrus-y smell is divine. It's not too overbearing, but when layered with other Beautiful Textures products, will stick around all day (in a good way).
 
Bottom Line: This product is truly one of those "try and see how you like it" deep conditioners. I didn't like it. In fact, I am having an internal debate as to if I should keep it and mix in some Nourish Spa and Coconut Oil, or return it for my tried and true Palmers. Or better yet, exchange it for more of that glorious Tangle Tamer Leave-In (a new fave...Fresh Feature coming soon!)...
 
Have you tried any Beautiful Textures products? What did you think?

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