Today I am reviewing Dalan D’Olive Olive Oil Repairing Care Conditioner. This has been in the Indian market for quite sometime now. This also saw a re-launch with a new formula. Below are the lists of old and new ingredients.
Old Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, Laural Glucoside, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Lauryl alcohol, Dicapryl Ether, Quaternium-80, Citric acid, Creatine, Olive oil PEG-7 Ester, Parfum, DMDM hydantoin, Benzyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Chloromethlyisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Trideceth-9, Olive oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Geraniol
Cetearyl alcohol: It is fatty alcohol means non-drying alcohol. It works as an emollient (like oil), emulsifier (mixes oil and water together and does not let it separate), thickener.
Behentrimonium Chloride: Cationic surfactant (positively charged) derived from Colza oil (canola oil). Conditioning agent. It conditions, detangle, fights static and soften hair.
Glyceryl Stearate: Emulsifier derived from palm kernel or vegetable oils. Primarily prevents water and oil separation in the product but also works as an emollient.
Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine: Cationic surfactant (positively charged) derived from rapeseed oil. Provides slip and smoothes cuticles which helps in detangling, attaches to negative sites (damaged site) on hair and prevents static charge on hair (flyaways).
Propylene Glycol: It is a humectant which attracts and traps water inside the hair shaft and keep it moisturized.
Lauryl Glucoside: It is a nonionic surfactant which is a foaming agent. It is used as a secondary surfactant in shampoos with other anionic surfactants. It also has emulsifying properties which is why it has been used in this product.
Sodium PCA: It is again a humectant which keep hair moisturized. Sodium PCA is more effective than its counterparts Glycerin and Propylene Glycol.
Creatine: It is an amino acid derivative which provide moisture to hair, smoothes hair cuticles and strengthen the hair.
Parfum: For smell!
Quaternium-80: It is again a conditioning agent to provide slip for detangling. It is a cationic silicone polymer which does not build up and is washed off easily. Here is an article by Tonya Mackay (a cosmetic scientist) on Quaternium-80 which explains the ingredient in more detail.
Citric acid: Added to adjust the pH of the product.
Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein: Cationic wheat protein which bonds to hair and provides conditioning effect to the damaged part of hair. It is a medium weight protein which works on cuticle layers and does not penetrate the shaft. Low weight protein penetrates inside the hair to provide moisture and improves elasticity.
Isopropyl Alcohol: It must have been used as a solvent here. Some cosmetic ingredients like conditioning agents or preservatives etc come in combination of different products. Some of them come with solvents like isopropyl alcohol etc. Isopropyl alcohol is drying but here it must have been used in very less concentration unlike some styling sprays which contain it in high concentrations and give drying effect on hair. Nothing to worry about it here.
Olea Eropaea Fruit oil: olive oil, must have been used less than 1% here.
Triethylene glycol: Solvent used to decrease viscosity of the product.
Benzyl alcohol, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone methylisothiazolinone: Preservative
Pheww!!…a long list 🙂 .
I am already through 3/4 of the tube and like this conditioner a lot so far. It has an excellent wet detangling property, provides lots of slip and a good after feel even after the rinse off . The slip can be explained with the four good performing conditioning agents. If you are looking for a conditioner that can provide a great slip then this one would not disappoint you. It should work good on damaged hair as well because of the presence of Creatine and Quat modified protein (Laurdimonium one). Please note that if the hair is damaged then we can not reverse the damage as hair does not regenerate the cuticle layer unlike our skin. Once hair is damaged, we can only repair it and change its look and feel using conditioning agents and proteins which are substantive to hair.
One thing I could not help to mention is, you see the product name is “olive oil conditioner” but olive oil had been used in less than 1%. That is the reason why I always suggest not to look at the front of a bottle. It does not have a good amount of natural oils but still it is worth the buy as we always look out for conditioner which can reduce the breakage in shower while detangling.
I will look forward to read your experience of this product in the comment section below 🙂 .