Samourai Shampoo

Still on the lookout for a good conditioner after the debacle that was Garnier Shea-Avocado conditioner, this right here was my following purchase... and here is what happened.



Brand: Le Petit Marseillais (website)

Origin: France

Size: 200 ml (6.7 oz)

Price: 4.50 CHF

Availability: In stores

Product description (roughly translated): To nourish and detangle your dry, damaged and brittle hair, "Le Petit Marseillais" developed a beauty recipe by selecting ingredients from the south of France, known for their natural effectiveness.

Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Mel, Sodium Levulinate, Cinnamic Acid, Levulinic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lecithin, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Xanthan gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, CI 17200, CI 19140

Scent: Quite pleasant, kind of like a honey cream.

Consistency: creamy.

Review: I gotta admit, I was really hesitant when I picked up this conditioner at the mall due to its ingredients’ list. I couldn’t figure out half of the stuff in there at the time. And why say « shea milk » on the label when they basically just put shea butter??? But anyway, I bought it because I’m a sucker for affordable and easy-to-find conditioners.

So, when I first put it on my hair, it felt great. Nice smell, good slip, it made detangling a breeze… everything was fine until I rinsed it out. Then, my hair felt weird. Not dry, but not moisturized either. A squeaky-clean feeling to the touch, almost like my strands were smoothed out and coated with something. Let me tell you, I was not happy about it. However, since I didn't want to quit so easily (call me cheap, but I really wanted this conditioner to work), I gave it another shot a month later. Unfortunately, with the same results. Still, I always managed to counteract this "weirdness" by deep conditioning my hair afterwards. So nothing terrible, but this product only works as a rinsed out detangler for me.

Will I buy it again? I don’t think so.

Rating: 2.5/5.


What about you? Have you ever tried this conditioner? Did you like it?



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