Product Review: Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream


I saw this product on the a counter and I knew I was gonna buy it. But before then, I checked the reviews to make sure it was a good product. The reviews weren’t exactly encouraging. There were lots of mixed opinions. Anyways, I took the plunge notwithstanding. What’s the worse that could happen?

Full Name:
Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream. Treats and conditions dry, over-bleached and damaged hair. Gives added moisture to sun-dried, over-processed hair.

First Impressions:
After reading the name the first time, I realized that the product was for people with extreme/severe hair issues. With words like, over-bleached, damaged, sun-dried, over-processed, it was enough to put me off especially since my hair’s rather in a healthy state. Plus, the ingredient list contained parabens and mineral oil.


Use with or without heating cap. Shampoo hair and towel dry. Apply Cholesterol Cream generously to hair and scalp. Make sure dry or damaged hair is well covered. Add a few drops of warm water and work into a creamy lather. Cover hair with a plastic cap then cover with a heating cap or a hot towel. Keep on for 15-30 minutes. Remove cap and rinse thoroughly until all cream is removed. Do not shampoo.
(These are the most detailed directions I’ve ever seen on a product)

Water (Aqua), Stearyl Aicohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Lanolin, Cholesterol (Choleth-24), Ceteth-24,Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparapen, Propylparaben, Fragrance(Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Yellow 5,Yellow 6,Red 40,Red 33.


My Experience:
Contrary to the initial directions, I didn’t shampoo and towel dry. On wash days, I usually DC first before shampooing and conditioning so I did just that. But first, I took little quantities and mixed it with a few drops of warm water according to the instructions and worked it into a creamier consistency. It’s a bit thick so the warm water made it less thick but more creamier. I was careful not to allow it get watery. After which, I applied in sections, covered it with a shower cap/beanie and left it for about two hours. During application, I noticed that it was quite heavy and really weighed my hair down. Anyways, as much as I anticipated the results, I was also skeptical about it. After two hours, I was ready to rinse out. The first thing I noticed was this mad definition. Like all the curls on my hair was defined like a wash ‘n go. It was insane. I didn’t even want to rinse out immediately. But, after co-washing and oil rinsing, I noticed the definition was still intact. How glorious! I was really impressed. Other than that, my hair was soft and supple as usual.

Although I’m presently test running quite a number of locally available deep conditioners, this product has my heart already. It’s definitely going to be a staple plus Queen Helene has been around for a long time so oldie but goodie!

You can purchase it from the Sizzelle Store HERE

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