Nope. I really wasn’t trying to straighten my hair. I actually bought this conditioner because of a few of its ingredients; honey extract, pear juice, hydrolyzed silk, and dimethicone way at the bottom of the ingredient list. I’m truly a minimalist when it comes to putting things on my hair, but conditioner is the one thing this kinky-curly girl can’t do without.
PURCHASED AT: CVS, purchased with CVS ExtraCare card at $2.99.
APPLICATION: After rinsing out overnight shea butter treatment, I thoroughly saturated hair with HE Dangerously Straight conditioner. I can tell how well I’m going to like a conditioner based on how my hair feels once applied. This conditioner immediately made my hair feel very silky, like seaweed. I was then able to detangle with my fingers only. This doesn’t happen for me too often, especially with over-the-counter hair products. After 10 minutes, I rinsed my hair and applied a little conditioner to my hair as a leave in. I applied no other products and allowed my hair to airdry. Note: For those sensitive to smells, this conditioner does have a strong flowery scent.
RESULTS: I’ll be honest and state the results that I obtained with this conditioner is no different than other conditioners I’ve used (Suave, V05), except that I was able to easily detangle my hair with my fingers. My hair was soft, light, and tangle free. I still had the same shrinkage and same curl definition.
***Please note that there was definitely no straightening effects with this conditioner, at least not on this head of hair. Absolutely none. Again, it does have a strong flowery scent which did dissipate a little after hair had dried. My hair dried super fast too.
VERDICT: I will be repurchasing this due to its excellent detangling properties and its availability over-the-counter. I do purchase online hair products, but I prefer having product staples that can be purchased over-the-counter. Detangling is my biggest issue since my hair is getting longer, but Herbal Essences Dangerously Straight conditioner has made this issue a lot easier to handle. I’m not crazy about the scent, but with the results obtained, I can live with it.
I’d like to try the Herbal Essences Long-term Relationship, Red Raspberry Satin conditioner because the ingredients are similar to Dangerously Straight. These products don’t have the cyclopentasiloxane in them like the other conditioners. Cyclopentasiloxane in conditoners cause buildup for me, especially when at the top of the ingredient list.