The L’Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Conditioner was the most popular, inexpensive conditioner that many curly girls in India used if they want to avoid silicones. It was controversial because it wasn’t CG Friendly because of an ingredient called Isopropyl Alcohol. However, this product is no longer manufactured. Please see this list for alternatives here– Pocket-Friendly Conditioners for Curly Hair in India
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L’Oreal Smooth Intense Smoothing Conditioner nourishes and smoothes your hair from root to tip making it look more smooth & manageable. The texture and the shine of your hair is renewed.
Water, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Palm Oil, Glycerine, CI 19140, CI 14700, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydrolysed silk, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Camelina Sativa Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol, Citric Acid, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Fragrance
Is It CG Friendly:
This is where it gets slighlty iffy. It has no silicones & parabens so no buildup but it does have Isopropyl Alcohol which in a pure CG routine, you’d avoid. The only thing is that this ingredient is at the end of the list so it’s quantity will be extremely less (The ingredients at the top of the list have the highest quantities in the product & decreases as you go down the list).
If you’re trying to follow CG & are unable to either afford or get more expensive CG Friendly conditioner, this is as close as you’ll get under just Rs.200.
I personally think it’s safe to use in a CG routine. However if you find this does not suit your hair, switch to another conditioner. It’s important to hear what your own hair says about a product.
- Incredibly easy to find this in offline stores in India, and not just the metropolitan cities.
- No silicones so no buildup on your curls!
- Really creamy consistency which is great for detangling
- Hydrates my curls well
- If you have hair that is sensitive to protein, it might not suit you as it has hydrolyzed silk.
- It doesn’t last me more than 3-4 weeks. But for its price, I don’t really mind!
How To Use:
After rinsing off your shampoo, take a generous amount and smooth it onto the length of your hair. Finger detangle gently & then use a wide-toothed comb to spread the conditioner evenly. You can see the video below to watch how I do this step.
Many girls use this to co-wash but I personally think it’s too thick to co-wash your scalp. Will not recommend this step with the L’Oreal Smooth Intense conditioner for low porosity curly hair.
Will I Buy This Again:
Yes. It suits my curls really well.
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