PRODUCT REVIEW: Organic Root Stimulator Elastic-I-Tea Herbal Leave In

Price: £3.49 for 9 fl. oz

What it says: An Herbal Leave-In Conditioner & Styling Lotion

Elastic-i-Tea is an herbal tea infusion that blends protein-enriched botanics and healing herbs to give you the ultimate styling tool for roller setting, wrapping, blow-drying & natural hair.

  • Horsetail, Nettle and Gelatin restore strength and elasticity.
  • Honey seals in moisture to keep hair soft and supple.
  • Flower petal extracts invoke relaxation while under the dryer.
  • Excellent as a styling glaze for natural hair textures, waves and French rolls
Ingredients: An Herbal Infusion of Purified Water with Green Tea, Nettle Extract, Horsetail Extract, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polysorbate 60, Polyquaternium 11, Quaterium 60 and Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone Copolyol, Polyquaternium 10, Panthenol, Gelatin, Honey, Hydroxypropyl, Trimonium Hydrolyzed Collagen, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Lactic Acid, Quaternium 15

What I'd say: Unlike most creamy leave in conditioners, this has a very thin consistency, which was surprising to me. In fact, I think that the packaging should be changed to a more easily accessible bottle. Much like a pump bottle. The actual liquid is a green-brown colour (not attractive) and I usually use oil (castor or coconut) afterwards as a sealant.The leave in actually has weird kind of soapy feel that, I never really experienced before.  The smell... well, it doesn't really have a smell. However, after using the oil, I get a lot of defined curls with no single strand knots. It's very moisturising and I love it.

Bottom line: It only loses points for the not so organic ingredients and the bottle. Other than that, it's a product that I will use over and over again.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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