When I was in junior high (in the early 80s--yikes!) I remember I had a best friend whose older (and very cooler) sister used to use Infusium Leave-In Conditioner on her long, thick, beautiful wavy hair. I remember staring at her in her bedroom while she was doing her hair and wondering what that magical potion was that she'd apply to it right after the shower. But despite my fascination (which I cannot believe I still remember after all these years), it took me until very recently to actually try an Infusium product myself.
I'm not sure what kept me away from Infusium all these years, but my best guess is that the packaging of their products always sort of intimidated me. They're not like other drugstore haircare products in that the packaging is not super colorful, no gimmicky names or claims, and everything just looks rather scientific.
A while back I spotted a coupon for Infusium in my Sunday paper, and there just so happened to be a good sale at Walgreens (I believe Infusium products normally retail for $7.99 and they were reduced to $3.99, which I'm assuming has something to do with the fact that Infusium recently underwent a packaging makeover--the bottle in my pics is the older-style packaging). So I was able to get the bottle below for just $2.99.
(PLEASE NOTE: I believe they have recently changed the name of this product to Moisture Replenisher Conditioner)
I figured it was now or never so I snagged myself this bottle of (moistur)ologie Conditioner (now called Moisture Replenisher) and decided to give it a whirl. What I didn't expect was to be absolutely blown away by this product. I literally have not used another conditioner on my hair since I purchased this product, and that's really saying something considering I have lots of great conditioners in my shower.
What sets this conditioner apart from so many others for me is that not only does it detangle and moisturize like crazy, but it manages to leave my hair SUPER soft and bouncy without weighing it down one bit or making it look flatter than it already is (for those who aren't longtime readers of this blog, my hair is fine in texture, long, naturally wavy, oily at the roots, dry on the ends and color-treated). It is such a challenge for me to find drugstore conditioners that will deeply moisturize my ends while not adding oil to my roots. Also, I REALLY love this conditioner for when I straighten my hair, because it just leaves it so frizz-free yet I've still got great volume and bounce.
And let me talk about the fragrance for a minute. The first time I used it, I knew it smelled familiar. It's got this soft, very feminine "perfumey" scent to it that instantly appealed to me. And then it hit me: the smell of this conditioner totally reminds me of old-school Anais-Anais perfume! So I've got yet another 80s-flashback going on whenever I use this. :)
If you've got hair that's similar to mine and you're in need of a new conditioner, I think you might want to consider giving Infusium 23 (moistur)ologie Conditioner (aka Moisture Replenisher) a try. I've been using it with several of my shampoos (Suave, Aveeno, etc.) and it works great with all of them.
Are you already a fan of Infusium products? What are your favorites from this brand?