I think that having a good conditioner is probably the most important part of maintaining a head full of healthy hair. I go through bottles of conditioner like nobody’s business thanks to my super thick fro. This is my second go round with the Trader Joe’s Conditioner so I’m a bit more comfortable sharing my impression. Check it out!
Packaging: Overwrought package design can really irritate me, but thankfully Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle doesn’t hit that mark. The packaging is simple and clean which I really appreciate. However, the bottle is a bit of an odd shape for a conditioner (maybe a trapezoid?) but I also find it pretty easy to handle. My main gripe about the packaging is that the font is a bit small to really encourage anyone to take time to read the ingredients and benefits of the product. My eyesight has always been pretty solid and even I find myself squinting a bit when I want to check out the product’s benefits. But, like I mentioned earlier, the unconventional shape allows for smaller hands to grasp it easily unlike something like Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner.
Consistency: I am consistently surprised by the consistency of this product. It has a lot of body which is both my favorite and least favorite part of this product. It’s thick and creamy and the texture reminds me of the Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle which is definitely a good thing. The only real downside to this is that it takes me a bit of coaxing to cover the length of my strands. To help it along, after I smooth it on, I put some water in the palms of my hands and re-smooth. That seems to get the job done!
Smell: So this smell is definitely not for the faint of heart. The second ingredient is peppermint oil and this conditioner reeks of that menthol smell. It’s almost medicinal actually. For me, it’s not my favorite part of the product but I don’t really mind it that much. That being said, I think the scent is a big departure from many other natural products that have strong floral notes.
Price: This is where this conditioner really stands out. If you’re lucky enough to be near a Trader Joe’s then this is worth a shot while you’re stocking up on other items. For $3.99 you get 16 ounces of conditioner. And did I mention the conditioner is all natural, organic AND cruelty free? And again…4 bucks. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Overall Impression: If you need a solid conditioner in a pinch then this is one to look for. Because of its great ingredients and exceptional value I have definitely incorporated this product into my winter regimen. If you have a Trader Joe’s near you then it’s definitely worth a try!
Have you tried it? What do you think?