First of all, I like the Vilvah Goatmilk shampoo.
But I am not a huge fan of their older conditioner (Light) which doesn’t have a lot of slip.
As a result, I was curious when I heard about their new Vilvah Cream conditioner, which is made for curly hair.
Because I don’t wash my hair often, I need a very creamy, slippery conditioner to remove the knots inside the shower which the light conditioner was not able to do very well.
I was excited to see if there’s any difference between the two and since many of you want to get natural, CG Friendly products from India at a pocket-friendly budget.
I’m glad to say that not only is the cream conditioner better, it’s fantastic for dry, frizzy hair.
Read my review below to see why!
Psst- If you’re new here, please read this post for beginners that is great for starting your curly hair journey!
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I was sent the new conditioner almost 2 weeks ago by the brand a few months ago.
Founded by Kruthika Kumaran, Vilvah Store is an all-natural skincare & haircare brand made from fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers.
She started this clean and sustainable skincare range after seeing how sensitive her mother’s and daughter’s skin was, creating a line of products that are without sulphates, silicones, parabens, artificial fragrance, harsh chemicals, Glycols, & GMOs.
Her products consists of natural and organic agricultural produce, goatmilk, carrier oils, essential oils and butter.
Vilvah Cream Conditioner Review
Vilvah’s Cream Conditioner is uniquely crafted for curly, wavy, frizzy and damaged hair. Effectively penetrates the hair shaft to repair, detangle and protects the hair from breakage and nourishes the hair.
Suitable for – Dry, Frizzy, Curly, Wavy hair
- Quantity: 200 ml
- Texture: Thick, creamy
- Slip- Really good
- pH – balanced between 5.5-5.8 (ideal pH for your hair)
- Fragrance:- Citrus + Lavender
- Price: Rs. 750
Ingredients of Vilvah Cream Conditioner
Aqua, Aloevera juice,Raw Honey, Cetearyl alcohol, Behentrimonium methosulphate, Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, Brassica oleracea var.italica (Broccoli seed oil), Olea europeae (Olive Fruit oil), Nigella sativa (Kalonji Oil) , Linum usitatissimum (Flaxseed Extract), Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle Extract), Vitamin E oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Musa Extract (Banana), Camellia sinensis (Green tea extract), Glutenin (Wheat Protein Extract), Jojoba oil, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium PCA, Citrus reticulata (Mandarin essential oil) , Citrus aurabtium (Sweet orange essential oil),Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit Essential oil), Lavandula (Lavender essential oil), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Gluconate
Notes on Ingredients
Remember, the first 5 ingredients exist in the highest amounts, almost 95-97% of the whole product. The remaining will be in decreasing amounts as one reaches the end.
- Aloe vera juice is very moisturising and leaves hair shiny. Because of that many curlies use it as a rinse or a hair mask too!
- Raw honey is a humectant and great for soft, frizz free hair.
- Cetearyl alcohol is NOT a drying alcohol and helps in conditioning.
- Behentrimonium methosulphate or BTMS is an emulsifier and an ingredient that makes a conditioner ‘slippery’, leading to easier detangling!
- Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine is a water-soluble ‘replacement’ for silicones. It doesn’t build up and softens the hair cuticle after shampooing.
- Broccoli seed oil, Olive Fruit oil, Kalonji Oil, Vitamin E oil, Jojoba oil all make it rich and leaves hair moisturised.
- Mandarin, Sweet orange, Grapefruit and Lavender essential oils all in their natural form are great for the scalp and also give a fresh, floral fragrance.
- Glutenin (Wheat Protein Extract) is a fairly large and therefore more of a film-forming, porosity-filling protein and studies have shown that it is great at recovering damaged hair.
How to Apply Vilvah Cream Conditioner
- Lightly oil your hair (called Pre-Poo) and use your fingers to gently detangle.
- Shampoo your scalp and rinse out. You can try the Vilvah Goat Milk Shampoo that I have also reviewed here.
- Part your hair into 2-3 sections and apply a generous amount of the conditioner from crown to tips. (Over time you will find the right amount perfect for your hair)
- Use your fingers to detangle the knots gently.
- Follow up with a wide tooth comb or any brush that you use to detangle.
- Rinse the conditioner out.
- If you want, you can leave some in with a technique called Squish to Condish, which is great for wavy hair that struggle to get fatter clumps. (DIY Leave in Conditioner)
- If you have very dry and very curly hair, you can use this as a leave-in-conditioner too.
- In that case, after rinsing out the first time, apply a smaller amount of the conditioner after mixing it with some water in a spray bottle.
- Style with gel after and dry as preferred.
- Cg Friendly (no silicones, mineral oils or drying alcohols)
- Made in India and easy to order online!
- It is very slippery & creamy and makes it incredibly easy to detangle my knots.
- You need a small amount and therefore the product’s price justifies the time it will take to finish.
- So many moisturising oils and ingredients like Aloe vera juice, raw honey make it great for very dry, sun or heat-damaged hair.
- The protein not in the first five ingredients and it won’t act as a strong protein treatment.
- The scent is pleasant and doesn’t linger too long.
- Left my curls very shiny and without flyways!
- I did not see any flaking or weird reactions with the multiple stylers that I tried.
- It is rich because of the oils but it can be too moisturising for wavy or loose curly hair. In that case you try conditioner before shampoo too!
- Don’t leave too much of the conditioner in, especially the crown area since I find results are better when I rinse it out completely or almost 70-80%.
The Vilvah cream conditioner is great for people with very rough, dry, frizzy hair who want softer locks on a budget!
Soft, frizz free curls ready to style with a custard of gel!
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Inspired by @desicurly ‘s experiments with using @vilvah_ cream conditioner as a leave in, I tried it too! Here’s what I found out! ⤵️ . ✅ The Conditioner is rich, creamy with really good slip and moisturises hair both as conditioner and leave in conditioner ✅ My curls clump really well and we’re shiny ❌ But by day 2 mid-day and day 3, my curls at the crown were flatter than normal- the richness of the conditioner reduced the bounce and weighed them down. ❌ I also realised I was too generous with the amount I used as a leave in conditioner- my curls don’t need so much. ✅ The clumps at the bottom remained defined for more than 4 days! ✅ Which means I can absolutely use this as a leave in conditioner JUST the amount needs to be less, ESPECIALLY at the crown. ✅ I also didn’t dry my hair fully- I think diffusing curls by 80-90% and using lesser amount of the conditioner or even watering it down slightly in a spray bottle will ensure I have beautiful bouncy curls for days! . 🌀Verdict – the @vilvah_ cream conditioner is a brilliant #pocketfriendly #cgfriendly conditioner and can be used as both conditioner and leave in. It makes detangling easy and leaves curls soft and defined. Will def recommend this.
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