The first time I used Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, I wasn’t very impressed. It didn’t seem to do much more than give my hair some slip while detangling and I thought it’s smell was overbearing and overpowering. However, because it had a lot of raving reviews from american and european bloggers alike, I decided to give it another chance.
Trial 1: The first time I used the conditioner, I used it in conjunction with Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo and Intense Conditioner. After washing, I allowed my hair to air dry and put on my spritz of Castor oil, coconut oil, Rosemary oil and leave-in conditioner. The result was that my hair was a lot drier than it would usually be and I had less defined curls.
Trial 2: In this case I co-washed my hair with a mixture of Elasta QP Intense Conditioner and the Hello Hydration. The two conditioners together made a huge difference. My hair felt so moisturised that I didn,t even feel the need to spray my spritz on it. The amazing thing was, I found that I didn’t need the spritz until two days after I co-washed my hair.
Hello Hydration conditioner is now a staple in my hair wardrobe and I try and make sure I use it in at least 3/4 co-washes. So all in all i’d give it a 4/5. My only problem is that the smell starts to irritate me if I don’t use it with another conditioner. Although, thinking about it, I haven’t really used it wit another conditioner apart from the Elasta QP. Right now though, i’m trying to use as little products as possible so i’ll keep it that way for now.