Product Review: Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream

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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.

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Directions:
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)

Ingredients:
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.

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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.

Verdict:
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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