white camellia ultra-smoothing conditioner

avaanstaravaanstar Posts: 171Registered Users Curl Neophyte
What are everyone's thought on this conditioner? I heard it has great slip? Your thoughts? Btw, I realized that I am allergic to preservatives unless they are natural (but I am allergic to phenoxyethanol-- a natural preservative).

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  • breathebreathe Posts: 399Registered Users
    I don't think AO uses synthetic fragances (correct me if I am wrong). However, WC has a REALLY strong herbal scent to it. Be prepared for it, lol!
    big chop: 03/09/2010.
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    medium/coarse | dense | normal porosity | 4b/3c with random sprinkles of 4a.

  • tonsofcurlztonsofcurlz Posts: 323Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would stay away. It's a very strong scent - not like camellia at all IMO. All Aubrey conditioners have strong fragrances and I agree that they are probably synthetic.
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  • korkscrewqtkorkscrewqt Posts: 96Registered Users
    I love it, but the smell is strong. It is a staple for me. However, I have to add something else on top because of the smell. Do you know someone who already has it? Can you get a sample before you buy it?
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  • aubinaubin Posts: 286Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    AO White Camellia would be a holy grail product for me if it weren't for the pungent scent. If you're sensitive to odors, you might want to stay away from this one. I haven't had any success in masking the odor.
    3c/4a OS curls
    Poo: Mehandi Zizyphus Spina Christi and Juniper Shampoo Bar
    Co-wash/Detangler/Leave-in: V05, Giovanni SAS, Tresemme Naturals, Suave Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Aussie Moist
    DC: henna, AOHR, AOWC, Yes to Carrots, DevaOne
    Sealing: cocoa butter
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  • avaanstaravaanstar Posts: 171Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    aubin wrote: »
    AO White Camellia would be a holy grail product for me if it weren't for the pungent scent. If you're sensitive to odors, you might want to stay away from this one. I haven't had any success in masking the odor.

    So the product has great slip?
  • avaanstaravaanstar Posts: 171Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love it, but the smell is strong. It is a staple for me. However, I have to add something else on top because of the smell. Do you know someone who already has it? Can you get a sample before you buy it?

    So the product has great slip?
  • aubinaubin Posts: 286Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    avaanstar wrote: »
    aubin wrote: »
    AO White Camellia would be a holy grail product for me if it weren't for the pungent scent. If you're sensitive to odors, you might want to stay away from this one. I haven't had any success in masking the odor.

    So the product has great slip?

    It seems like it would have good slip but I've never used it for detangling. I just smooth it on my ends w/o combing through. I would count it as a holy grail for smoothing. I use it over AO Honeysuckle Rose.
    3c/4a OS curls
    Poo: Mehandi Zizyphus Spina Christi and Juniper Shampoo Bar
    Co-wash/Detangler/Leave-in: V05, Giovanni SAS, Tresemme Naturals, Suave Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Aussie Moist
    DC: henna, AOHR, AOWC, Yes to Carrots, DevaOne
    Sealing: cocoa butter
    :clock:Natural since 1990, BC #3 September 2008:clock:
  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    I would not say it has great slip. It is too thick for that. I use it to deep condition prior to shampooing so I don't worry about the slip. I usually mix it with some oil infused whith ayurvedic herbs and apply it in sections to ensure good distribution abd I cover it up and let it marinate so I don't have to worry about the smell. The smell is not bad to me considering the much-worse-smelling things out there.
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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've used it as a DT, but prefer it as a cowash. As a DT, it had some slip where I could finger comb it, but I've tried other conditioners with better slip. If I can finger comb my hair after DT or during a cowash, then it has good slip. If I can still fingercomb my hair after it dries, then it has great slip. My hair tangles very easily, so those are my standards.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
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    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!

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