Jan 23, 2012

Griffin Remedy Restorative Conditioner with Shea Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil

While most of the products I buy and review are quite well known, every once in a while I come across some unassuming brands that don't seem to be so well known in the blogosphere but nevertheless make some fabulous products.  One such brand is Griffin Remedy, a discovery of mine while browsing through the aisles at Whole Foods.  The first product I tried from their range - Griffin Remedy Restorative Conditioner with Shea Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil.

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griffin remedy restorative shampoo shea butter macadamia nut oil dry damaged haircare blog reviews ingredients natural

My hair is quite dry and frizz-prone, and I also colour my hair, which I guess does its part to keep the damage going.  Always on the lookout for the next best conditioner, I like to pick up products with natural ingredients that I feel would actually provide some benefit to my hair rather than just gloss over the damage and give a smooth appearance.  When I saw shea butter, coconut oil, macadamia nut oils listed as ingredients, I just had to pick up a bottle of the Griffin Remedy conditioner.

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The packaging is a simple, sturdy bottle with a flip-open cap.  The conditioner is a thick white creamy product that is a little difficult to get out of this bottle, so I usually stand it upside down.  That apart, I love everything else about this conditioner.

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griffin remedy restorative shampoo shea butter macadamia nut oil dry damaged haircare blog reviews ingredients natural

Griffin Remedy Restorative Conditioner with Shea Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil - Review

This thick creamy conditioner smells quite herbal - am assuming it's the lavender essential oil that gives it this smell, and it's nothing like the artifical sweet lavender smells.  The conditioner itself is thick and creamy, and I use a generous dollop or two for my medium length hair.  Leave it on for about 5 minutes and rinse off.  Washing off is easy with no slippery residue left behind, and my hair feels instantly softer.  I leave my hair to dry on it's own, and I find it much more healthy looking and less frizz-prone ever since I started using this conditioner.  I have tried pricier conditioners that did nothing for my hair, so if this relatively inexpensive conditioner does a great job in terms of ingredients and effectiveness, it's definitely a winner!  If your hair is normal or oily, though, you might not need this intensive a conditioner and are perhaps better off with one of the lighter conditioners from this brand (and I haven't tried those so I don't know anything about them).

Griffin Remedy Restorative Conditioner with Shea Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil - Ingredients

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Griffin Remedy Restorative Conditioner with Shea Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil (available here) - Cost $7.99

Encouraged by my experience with the conditioner, I am currently trying out the Griffin Remedy Daily Shampoo with Seabuck Thorn and Orange - will review that in a bit, but I am loving it so far :D  Have you tried any products from this brand?  Do let me know if you have a favorite.