Sunday, July 8, 2012

battle of the conditioners: triple moisture

I try to switch up my shampoo and conditioner every month (I'm paranoid that my curly hair develops an immunity to most products after that time). The other day, I realized my last two conditioners both promise the same thing: triple moisture/nutrition. I guess my hair is trying to tell me something. Is there a clear difference between these drugstore products? YES! Here's what I found:

Price: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition is less expensive at $3.99/bottle. Neutrogena Triple Moisture rings up at $6.99/bottle.

The "triple" ingredients: Both conditioners advertise three key ingredients that provide the moisture and nutrition. Garnier uses olive oil, avocado oil and shea oil. Neutrogena uses olive extract, meadowfoam seed and sweet almond.

Consistency: The Garnier conditioner is really watered down. For thick hair like mine, I ended up going through the bottle too quickly because I had to use more product. The Neutrogena conditioner is thick and creamy — you only need a quarter-sized dollop to do the job.

Results: Both conditioners work just fine to relieve my hair of tangles — but the Neutrogena conditioner left my locks feeling soft and nourished. Even after my hair dried, my curls didn't feel brittle in the summer heat. You can't beat that!

The winner: This one goes to Neutrogena, hands down! Though the price tag is steeper, it's well worth the extra $3. Plus, you'll go through the bottle slower.

What's your favorite conditioner? Let me know in the comments below!

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