Sunday, September 23, 2012

Spiking Products and Product Review on Suave Naturals Conditioner, Tropical Coconut

So, once again I am trying a new a conditioner.  Why am I looking for a conditioner when Tresemee Naturals has treated me so good?  I don't know.  Maybe I'm an undercover product junkie?  Maybe I keep seeing other conditioners for $1.50 and my cheap side comes out?  Maybe I don't know a good thing when I have it?  Who knows.  Anyway, I tried Suave Naturals Conditioner Tropical Coconut.

Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Distearyldimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, 2 Bromo 2 Nitropropane 3, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylene Glycol, Silk Amino Acid, Honey/Mel, Nettle (Urtica Dioica) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract

So as you can see it is Silicone free which makes it CG Friendly.  It contains Glycerin, Silk Amino Acid, Honey, Nettle extract, Rosemary Extract and Coconut Extract.  These are not in the top 5 ingredients mind you, so who knows how much of these are actually present in the mix, but it gives me peace of mind.


This will not replace my Tresemee Naturals.  However, i have to say that it gets an honorable mention.  When I first used it, my hair was slightly dry and didn't hang as much as the Tresemee made it hang.  But it was $1.50 and I didn't want to waste the bottle.  I was determined to make it work but I didn't know how.  Fast forward to that night when I am washing my daughters hair.  I am trying to not use sulfate shampoo or conditioners with silicone on her hair anymore (Even though Hello Hydration and Suave Professionals were working wonders on her hair).  So, I did one last sulfate shampoo to get out the residue from all of her silicone heavy conditioners.  I had the shampoo in my hand and I thought to myself, ADD OLIVE OIL SO IT DOESN'T STRIP HER HAIR.  And that's what I did.  I took a quarter sized amount of shampoo, added an equal amount of olive oil, and washed her hair.  Her hair felt clean, but not stripped.  Awesome!  I followed that up with the Suave Naturals.  I again thought to myself, IT WORKED FOR THE SHAMPOO, WHY NOT THE CONDITIONER.  So, I added an equal amount of olive oil, and it ended up working really well to soften and moisturize her hair.  Then I thought to myself, I CAN'T BRING OLIVE OIL INTO THE SHOWER.  I'D SLIP AND KILL MYSELF.  THEN HOW WOULD I UPDATE MY BLOG?  MAYBE I SHOULD JUST ADD OLIVE OIL TO THE BOTTLE.  And I did.  I added I don't know how much olive oil to the bottle of conditioner and shook until the contents of the bottle turned a light green.  The next day I decided to co-wash with Suave Naturals again and Lo and Behold, NO MORE DRYNESS.  Sure, my hang time wasn't the best, but at least my hair was moisturized.  So, I am faithfully rotating my Suave Naturals with my Tresemee Naturals.  Need less to say, both of the bottles are now slightly green.

In short, I really like this conditioner, when I spike it with olive oil that is. 

What are your thoughts on Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner?  Have you ever Spiked your product with oil?

**Note - Spiking was not my idea.  I remember reading it somewhere, tho I don't remember where.  Anyway, it works**




  1. Actually I don't "spike" it with any thing.
    I use it to rinse out henna and indigo and as a mid-week co-wash.
    Cheap and effective!

  2. What is in your Henna mixture? I plan on doing one next month.

  3. I keep the mixture very plain.
    Strong green tea (mildly acidic) for a stff paste when I first mix it and enough honey to get it to frosting consistency just before I use it.
    I use Rajasthani Twilight from Mehandi and it's great stuff that rinses out with no problem.
    The indigo, mix the powder a teaspoon or two of vanilla instant pudding and a teaspoon of salt before you add warm water to it, is because I have enough grey hair to need the extra color.
    I don't have a future as a redhead!