The Palmer’s Coconut Oil hair care range has been a firm favourite for me for years now. I swore by the conditioner when I bleached my hair in the past because it was the only thing that worked to help soften and revive my extremely dry hair. This month, I was very generously sent the full coconut oil formula hair care range to try out and review so here are my thoughts.
They’ve changed up the packaging from what i remember and made it a little bit more contemporary. I like it. I also like that you can distinguish between the shampoo and conditioner because of the bottle shape. Nothing worse than putting a whole load of conditioner on your head thinking it’s shampoo!
The whole range is formulated with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients which is always good to know. It’s also sulphate, paraben, mineral oil, and gluten free. It contains no dyes either. I like it when brands print these labels upfront, it shows that they have nothing to hide and proud of how great their product is.
So let’s discuss each of them:
I like to think that this conditioner does EXACTLY what it says on the tube. I know that technically hair is already dead and can’t be “repaired” but when I do use this, my hair certainly feels like it is brand new again. They’ve recommended it for dry, damaged or colour treated hair and I can see why. It is SO good at leaving your hair looking and felling nourished.
How I use it:
I usually put on a generous amount from the middle of my hair to the ends as this is where it is the driest. I put this on about half an hour to an hour before I will be washing my hair.
I know this is a little bit backward but honestly, it works for me. My hair is very fine and conditioner on as a follow up step from shampoo just leaves it feeling very heavy and prone to getting greasy. It smells gorgeous too, so I don’t mind walking around with it in my hair for as long as I’m able to. The conditioner washes out really easily too which is a big bonus for me.
I’ve used this conditioner with and without the shampoo and both ways it works wonders. It truly is a miracle product.
I was really intrigued to see how well the shampoo lathers and works because I can see raw coconut in the shampoo through the bottle. I used the recommended amount of a 10p coin and got to work and to my surprise it lathered quite well. It’s suds up lighter than what I may be used to it’s enough. The best way to describe it is rich and creamy, which inevitably means that my hair is left clean without being stripped of it’s natural oils. No doubt that it smells just as great as the conditioner too. Heavenly!
My hair has a much better shine to it and looks and feels healthier, which ultimately should be the most important thing.
My natural hair has an unruly wave to it and if I leave it without any products, it turns into a mop of frizz. Not ideal. With it being ‘Lockdown’ and spending 99% of my waking day at home, I have reduced using heat on my hair drastically so I thought it would be an ideal time to try out a leave in conditioner and see if I can rock my waves/almost curls.
How I used it:
When my hair was damp I liberally spritzed my hair (focusing on the ends) and scrunched it up. Then, using a diffuser I gave it a quick blast on my hair.
I was sceptical. I’ve spent way too many years straightening my hair to death and I wasn’t sure if I would like it or how it would feel. Long story short, I absolutely love it. The leave in conditioner is so light that it just feels like I’m spraying water into it. Once it’s dried, it doesn’t dry down hard/crusty or greasy either. I’m left with frizz free waves, which I’m having so much fun styling!
The results are in and I’ve officially found a firm favourite. Aside from the days when I feel like I need my scalp needs a deep clean, I can’t see myself using anything else. It’s perfect for leaving my hair feeling clean and nourished, especially when it’s dry after dyeing. If you’ve bleached your hair before you know what I’m talking about!
The fact that the ingredients are full of good stuff and it smells beautiful, just tops it off.
I recommend you get your Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Hair Care range from Superdrug. If you follow the link it will take you directly there!
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