Review: Klorane Conditioner with Mango Butter

Sunday, June 02, 2013

In my overview of this product for my Project Pan entry, I said that the Klorane Conditioner with Mango Butter wasn't particularly conditioning or moisturizing for my thick, dry hair. Now that I've finished it, I'm back with a full review of how it fared.

The conditioner a very bright orange color, similar to Cheez Whiz, but even more orange -- neon orange, and it has a very runny texture. It smells wonderful, like mango blended with its rind still on. Like many of the Project Pan products I've used up, I grew to like the Klorane conditioner more and more as I used it.

The product description reads:
KLORANE Conditioner with mango butter, nourishing and detangling, dry hair 
Designed for dry hair, this conditioner nourishes the hair shaft and restructures the protective film of the hair. A nourishing agent coats and restructures hair from root to end. Hair is easier to detangle while full of shine and softness.

Because it was so runny, it felt as if I needed more to coat my hair. Furthermore, the conditioner seemed to melt into my hair upon application, which I'm not a huge fan of, and made my strands kind of slippery before rinsing. Initially when I bought the conditioner, it definitely felt as if my hair was on the dry side after conditioning. But since I've been using coconut oil as a deep conditioner once a month, my hair's texture has overall been less frizzy and more moisturized. I've also invested in a pair of thinning shears to take away some of my hair's thickness/volume. These two factors, I think, played a major role in my feeling that the Klorane conditioner was doing a better job of conditioning and detangling my hair. In terms of scent, the scent is amazing in the shower, but it didn't seem to last too long in my hair.

Overall, I didn't feel at all that my hair was more nourished than a standard conditioner designed for normal (but not dry) hair, and I definitely didn't feel like my hair was "restructured" or noticeably shinier. Softer, maybe. I do, however, think this is a fantastic detangling conditioner. I think someone with extremely dry hair or thick hair would not benefit much from this conditioner, but it might better help someone with thin but dry hair, or normal-to-dry hair. But for the price (in the $10-$14 range for just over 5 ounces), it's not really worth it, unless you want a conditioner strictly for detangling.

Would I consider repurchasing? No. Aside from it not being a match for my hair type, I won't be repurchasing this because a) I bought it out of desperation while traveling to begin with, and b) it contains methylparaben.

Extra information about the Klorane Conditioner with Mango Butter, 5.06 oz/150 ml ...

Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Ceteareth-33, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Isopropyl Alcohol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Methylparaben, Trideceth-12, Yellow 5, Yellow 6.

According to Klorane, the conditioner is best used within 12 months of opening (I could tell that the conditioner was beginning to dry up and "crust" in the corners of the tube, as seen in the above photo).

Made in France and not tested on animals.

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