I decided to test out IGK Conditioning Cleansing Oil when I discovered it in the “Just Arrived” section of the Sephora website and I was intrigued. It had quite a few great reviews. Plus the idea of only having one hair cleansing step in the shower really appealed to me. It claimed to have the ability to gently cleanse, while providing moisture with a series of powerful hydrators (like coconut oil and sweet almond oil).
However, I didn’t really like this, and I’ll tell you why.
The translucent white product leaves my roots greasy, while not providing enough moisture for the ends. So my hair ended up looking limp and flat on top, but poufy, dry, and frizzy at the bottom. Not a good combo. This just didn’t leave my hair feeling soft and silky, like a traditional conditioner generally does (although I’m very selective with conditioner too). I have very fine hair, but lots of it. Plus it tends to get oily at the roots. So perhaps this just isn’t the product for me. I don’t know if I used too much, or maybe not enough. But I tried it several ways and just couldn’t get it to provide me with silky gorgeous hair.
Another complaint I have about this product is the bottle. Why on earth does a creamy gel with a conditioner-type consistency need to be in a pressurized bottle? A regular pump would have been totally fine. All this accomplishes is forcing people to dispense more product than is necessary. Additionally, it makes the bottle harder to dispose of. You can’t recycle pressurized containers unless they have been 100% emptied and depressurized.
Ingredients: Water, Pentane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Glucoside, Cyclopentasiloxane, Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Cetrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, Polyquaternium-59, Polyquaternium-37, Silicone Quaternium-16, Silicone Quaternium-18, PEG-8 Dimethicone, PEG-14, PEG-33, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, C11-15 Pareth-7, C12-16 Pareth-9, Trideceth-12, Undeceth-11, Undeceth-5, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctanol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone.
I can see this being better for people with hair that doesn’t tend towards oily roots and dry ends. So I didn’t really like this very much, but according to the Sephora reviews, lots of people do. So if you want to try it for yourself, you can find it in a 5oz bottle for $29USD at Sephora