Taking the lead from my fellow Virgo, Age in Atl, I decided to use this product after a shampoo wash and a co-wash. I would have never thought to do that. lol
This past wash day I used the Shi-Naturals Olive and Almond Oil Softening Shampoo. Which did exactly what it said it would. It left my new growth soft and easy to manage. I skipped the rinse out conditioner step and went straight to deep conditioning. I T-shirt dried my hair for about 10 minutes then proceeded to apply the conditioner. I was not feeling how this conditioner was going onto my hair. When it comes to the Vanilla Silk, Chocolate Bliss, and the Mocha Silk Infusion they melt right into my hair. So much that sometimes I tend to go overboard. That was not the case with the Avocado Pudding. This conditioner sat on top of my hair. Not cool.
|This is my hair after I sat under the dryer for 20 minutes|
|This is my hair with the conditioner into before I sat under the dryer.|
All that conditioner just sitting on my hair. I thought that maybe sitting under the dryer would help. After sitting under the dryer for 20 minutes I rinsed the conditioner out with cold water or at least cool as I could take it. It took a little while to rinse out. I sat with a t-shirt on for about 30 minutes. After removing the shirt, my hair felt ridiculously soft and easier to detangle. I did run into some knots but that happens. With the softness that I experienced I can see why the owner says this conditioner can aide in making stretching a little easier.
I didn't care for this after co-washing. My hair felt just ok. The conditioner went on better and didn't sit on top of my hair nearly as much as it did after the shampoo wash. I sat under the dryer for 20 minutes with the wash as well. The softness that I experienced DCing after shampooing was not there after co-washing.
What's the verdict you ask? It's still up in the air
Despite the softness of my hair after the shampoo wash, I don't know if I would repurchase this simply because I don't like how it just sits on my hair. I like conditioners that melt into my hair. I will finish the jar that I have and make my final decision then. I will say that this conditioner worked better for me after a shampoo wash and that is the only way that I can see continuing to use it. I can't stress enough how soft my hair was after using it.