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Aussie Moist Conditioner – Who knew my hair COULD handle “-cones”!

July 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Hair Care, Hair Products, Personal Care, Reviews

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Oh, how I love this conditioner! I had been hearing rave reviews for Aussie Moist for years, yet I hesitated to pick it up since I was avoiding products with “-cones.” Ingredients in hair products that end in -cone, like dimethicone, are usually added to provide gloss and ‘slip’ to the hair — a smoother texture. However, back when I was natural, I noticed something that made me scared to use dimethicone on a consistent basis. Though products with -cones made my curls smoother and less frizzy, over time the products dried out my hair. Like REALLY dried out my hair. And if you have textured/curly hair you know that our hair and dry are two things that don’t mix.

The reason the -cones dried out my hair was because they coat the hair and require pretty harsh shampoos to wash them out. Since I wasn’t using the harshest “detergent-based” shampoos and I was also using these -cone conditioners to co-wash on occasion, I got one hell of a buildup on my hair. This buildup must have kept other conditioning/moisturizing agents out causing the abnormal dryness.

This all happened around 2000…two (I think) and started my personal “-cone ban.” Before purchasing any hair products, I read the entire ingredients list. If a product had any -cones (no matter where they fell on the list), back on the shelf it went. This went on during hair transitions back and forth (I like to switch it up) until about 2013. Last year, I was mildly relaxed again and looking for a new conditioner. I thought about this Aussie Moist I kept hearing so many kudos about and wondered if the -cones would react differently on relaxed hair.

Sometime before then, I had learned that there are actually different types of -cones. Apparently, they were not all created equal. Some were milder than others, some were more water-soluble and didn’t require harsh shampoos to remove, others did not build up at all and only adhered to damaged parts of the hair shaft. One in this last group was called, “bis-aminopropyl dimethicone.” Imagine how happy I was to find out that Aussie Moist conditioner contained this “no build-up” -cone! And it was way down on the list, too! (Out of 14 total ingredients, it is #9.)

I decided to try it.

I started using this conditioner every 4 days after my Shea Moisture Raw Shea shampoo (my HG shampoo). My hair looked shiny and felt soft. Week after week AFTER week! Now, it’s been about 9 months since I’ve been using it consistently and I have not suffered any hair setbacks. No ill effects! My hair has been thriving and growing rapidly.

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My hair loooooves moisture and this conditioner really brings it. It keeps my mildly relaxed hair in the perfect state of moist. Love it. Love it. Love it. As much as I would like to use all 100% natural products on my hair, sometimes to maintain certain styles you need to employ some of the latest advances in the cosmetic labs. And this is one of those times for me.

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TCS gives Aussie Moist Conditioner 4.5/5 stars!

Aussie Moist Conditioner:

  • Is a white, creamy conditioner
  • Is inexpensive; I pick up the 400mL/13.5 oz. bottle for $3 (on sale) at CVS (reg. price is under $5)
  • Contains a “weak” -cone that DOES NOT build up on hair
  • Really moisturizes hair well
  • Contains NO parabens
  • Ingredients (in order as they appear on bottle): Water/eau, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, fragrance/parfum, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, ecklonia radiata extract, bis-aminopropyl dimethicone, benzyl alcohol, EDTA, glutamic acid, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone

TCS Note(s): I personally don’t use the Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner because THAT one does contain regular dimethicone (and it’s higher up the list). Like the saying goes: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I’m sticking with the one I got.

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  • Louisa

    Redken! Try Redken _ “GLASS” its awesome! There is also a purdoct called “biosilk” you can even buy it at rite-aid, but plan on spending around $25.00 on it! Great for wintertime! You will love how soft and moisturized your hair is!