Product Review: Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner

When I realized that I needed a leave-in conditioner for my relaxed hair I drove to the nearest Sally Beauty and started to browse the aisles. I picked up and read the front and back of the packaging for several leave-in conditioners and moisturizers before I found the Eden BodyWorks section. 

This is a brand I hadn't heard of before but it looked intriguing. I picked up a leave-in conditioner and started to read the ingredient list. It contained a lot of natural oils - coconut, jojoba, safflower, and avocado. It also listed Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. All good things for relaxed hair.

I decided to bring it home and give it a try.

Review of Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-in Conditinoer |
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The Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner is a "Daily conditioning treatment formulated with one of nature's best moisturizers, Coconut Oil, to penetrate and revitalize tresses. Blended with Shea butter to seal in moisture. Sulfate free formula is safe for color treated, chemically treated, curly, or straight hair."

Before using it I read the instructions which said "Apply to freshly shampooed hair for best results. Do not rinse. Use daily as needed." So I waited to use it on my wash day so I could see how it performed on my clean hair. After that, I would use it to moisturize throughout the week until my next shampoo.

While the Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner includes Shea Butter to seal in moisture I do like to follow up with my own sealant, either a serum or natural oil, particularly when I apply it right after a wash. The consistency is thick which is great for my thick hair, but I haven't noticed any product build-up and can use this every day for moisturizing.

Another thing I like is that my new growth and relaxed strands both respond positively. When I apply this to my new growth and relaxed hair, they both soften up and feel moisturized.

Now for the things I don't like. I'm not a fan of is the artificial coconut smell, though it doesn't linger. This product really doesn't provide much slip so I need to use a detangler before applying this. Also, it has Hydrolyzed Keratin in the ingredient list. The keratin is further down on the list so it probably won't be too much of an issue but it is something to keep in mind when I'm pairing it with other products to make sure I'm not giving my hair too much protein.

For me right now this is a keeper. It moisturizes my hair like no other leave-in ever has. Since a little goes a long way I'm still on my first bottle, but have already bought my second bottle.

If you'd like to give this leave-in conditioner a try you can get it at Sally Beauty and Amazon.

What's your favorite leave-in conditioner?