LiveStrong website. It stated that vanilla "may not have remarkakable skin or hair care benefits." Obviously there are a ton of other ingredients in this leave-in conditioner, but the fact that the product is lead by vanilla it gives some validty to my personal thoughts about this product.
According to the website:
A Gentle, Detangler. Ideal for Dry, Damaged Hair.
We love this because it:
•Restores natural moisture
•Detangles and detoxifies damaged tresses
•Naturally replenishes lost shine with conditioning Nettles
•Restores essential moisture and manageability
•Has Lavender, Honeysuckle and Sage
•Can be used every day
PLUS, it has NO Parabens, Petroleum, Mineral Oil or artificial color.
So what is in this product?
One of the first ingredients listed is panthenol, "which is a hydrating form of vitamin B," according to EHow. The site goes on to state, "panthenol's ability to penetrate render it an excellent ingredient for improving damaged hair, reducing split ends and adding an abundance of shine and texture to hair."
Now, when I searched for information on sodium hyaluronate, most of the websites only talked about its uses in skin products. The most I could assume is that the water retention aspect of sodium hyaluronate is helpful for retaining your hair's moisture.
Another water retention ingredient in this product is butylene glycol. This one threw me for a bit of a loop. Several blogs stated that this product is hazardous to you and that the FDA has had issues with it. However, according to the FDA and several other websites, butylene glycol is fine for consumption and beauty products. Now there are regulations but nothing major.
Most of the ingredients added seemed to be for scent more than anything else.
Overall, the product was
I hate to put down a Carol's Daughter product because I love the concept behind their brand, but this leave in conditioner didn't have anything on the one I've used from Aussie. If you are looking for a product to just make your hair smell good, then this is for you. My sister uses this still, religiously, and I just can't see how. But may it has different results for different hair, if so, it would be the story of my life.