Product Review || Palmolive Naturals Brilliant Color Conditioner

Monday, June 29, 2015

'If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere'
Frank Clark

Brand new day folks, an even better week begins.
I'm going to be raving about a conditioner I stumbled upon at one of my regular go-to stores...
The Palmolive Naturals Brilliant Color Conditioner for Coloured Hair.

Lately I had been thinking of ways to preserve my highlights cos I really do not want to use any dye on my hair for another say one year when my hair must have grown out some. So I started thinking conditioners mostly cos I'm not really a 'shampoo' person more like a 'soap bar' kinda-gal and I sort of had a plan mapped out of what, where, how, and when to buy some colour-friendly conditioners...yup I'm anal that way so bear with me. This however, wasn't on that list or part of our 1-year plan.

Honestly I didn't go looking for this, I literally just ran face first into it in the store, thankfully there were no casualties. After my not-so-graceful stumbling, I picked this up where it was seated on the ground and just looked it over. Packaging was really practical, a curvy red bottle like the usual shower gel bottles which is cute in it's own way. I went ahead to look through the ingredients and decided to give it a go.

Aqua, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol,  Dimethicone, Myristyl Myristate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Parfum, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Methylparaben, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba Oil), Propylene Glycol, Quaternium-80, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Methylisothiazolinone, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool.

Palmolive Brilliant Color Conditioner contains a unique blend of Jojoba Oil, Pomegranate extract and UV-filter. Its caring formula protects and nourishes hair, increases its smoothness and leaves it with a brilliant color shine.

Well I've never been one to believe everything I read so I wasn't all about that...of course it had to pass my personal test first. Now let me just say that in a bid to convince myself of what it was about, I used this twice in the past two weeks so know that I'm not blowing smoke when I say that this was hands down. The first time I used it, I had just taken down my crotchet braids and you know how the hair can get all knotted and tangled from being under a protective style for weeks. Usually when I unravel each cornrow in the braid pattern, I apply some VO5 Conditioner to help finger-detangle before I run a comb through it and move over to the next cornrow just so when I'm completely done taking it down, washing and detangling would be a breeze. This time around I just unraveled the whole thing together cos it was a Sunday and I still had to protein-treat and deep condition before doing twists plus Bantu knots for the week. 

Well I went ahead to wash my tangled mass of hair like that - I usually wash and condition my hair in four sections cos it's easier that way. Anyway when it came down to conditioning, the tangles literally melted and I was blown away...I have never used the word 'melted' for any conditioner just yet so this is a first. The slip was ah-mayy-zinggg, felt like butter or you know that feeling when you have your favorite flavoured  ice-cream in your mouth right before the brain-freeze. I was stunned for a bit when I started on the first section of hair and saw how it made detangling way too easy but I embraced all that goodness and continued with the rest of my hair. Took all of about five minutes to be done and that's a new record for me.

I used it again yesterday and it was the same amazing slip, easy detangling, creamy consistency and quite speedy too so yes I realised I hadn't dreamt all that up. I think my major surprise is the fact that it cost 900bucks for a 300ml bottle and still managed to be that good...Iike in what realm those that usually happen? It's even cheaper in Shoprite stores, costs maybe 700bucks not very certain though. I decided to make a list of inexpensive conditioners that do great work and this tops the list clearly, I would probably run the list by you guys later and we'll see what we might have tried so far. Well my highlights looked pretty okay, I guess it was just as nice to the highlights so another big plus.

I'm pretty sure I don't have to ask the question whether I would re-purchase this cos it's a no brainer...just like someone offering you Louboutins on a platter of gold and you say you'd rather you had Aba-made shoes- that never happens. This conditioner is definitely going to be a staple for as long as it will have me.

I will be writing another post on my wash day from yesterday plus the new protein treatment I tried out, all that will be up on this space in a few days so please hang around. Also, I got new jumbo twists installed today using regular braiding hair cos you know I'm all about that Protective Styling Boot Camp right now, let's see how many couple inches I can snag while I'm at it. So deets on my next post.

Until then,

Yours always,



  1. Forgive my natural soft hair; but Revlon Conditioner had the same effects. Or maybe it's just my hair...hence my first sentence
    It comes in a sky blue plastic bottles and has varied flavour. Cheap too
    It makes the hair feel like butter and combing is no hassle. ShopRite is also the best place to get it

    1. You know you're following me on this hunt right? That way you're not gonna hide from us girls no more lol.

  2. Definitely gonna try this whenever I find it
    Nigerian and Natural

    1. Please do dear, you will approve I promise.


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