Rated 4.07 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My favorite
I've been using The Detangler for 25+ years. I've switched, and tried other products out of curiosity, but I always come back to this. I have long, thick, fine hair, and this doesn't make my hair waxy or weighted down. Conditions nicely, and Detangles well. Nice, pleasant smell. I use this with the Original Awapuhi Shampoo. I have oily hair, and the two have worked well together for many years. They leave my hair silky and shiny. I never have a problem with my oily scalp when using these two together, and yet they don't dry out the rest of my hair. I would recommend to anyone with oily, fine hair.
Most Helpful Critical Review Very Dissappointed
I have been struggling with my hair being so tangled every time I go to wash it. I end up losing a decent amount of hair every time I shower, just from trying to getting the tangles out. I was so excited to try this product, in hopes it would save my comb and my hair and make managing my hair a less stressful and painful experience. Sadly, this was not the case. The conditioner feels so thin and liquidy that it couldn't have made much of a difference anyhow. It also left almost a gritty feeling in my hair. I had to use my conditioning hair mask to help this conditioner detangle my hair. I think plain old water would be as effective as thing conditioner.
Reviewed by 139 customers Love this product, buy over and over
desire67 from ohio
my son loves this , gift for every occasion
Great for thick curly coils
Rae from NJ
I'm black with 3c/4a hair. The detangler is my favorite rinse out conditioner. The tangles melt from my hair and my hair is shiny moisturized and ready for my deep conditioner.
Helps a ton!!
kendra from Texas
I am half African half Mexican & my hair is thick. Since I do not wash it every day it becomes a tangled mess sometimes & this helps so much to get the knots out. I leave it in my hair for a couple of minutes then take out the knots. I'm my opinion it works great & leaves my hair feeling smooth.
Mrs Poca from Florida
Loved the product; made made my 3b/3c hair so easy to manage and soft..I will be purchasing again
Rebecca from Cleveland, OH
This did not work for me at all!! My hair is medium thickness and wavy. It made my hair dry like straw and did not detangle at all! In fact I think it made it worse! Terrible product.
Kate from New Hampshire
I have long thick hair (not complaining) and in the past it has been a painful chore to comb out after washing. This product works great with minimal tangles when the comb goes thru. I find Paul Mitchell products work well for me including Shampoo Three for build up.
Grace from St. Cloud, MN
It did NOT deliver as promised. Those two days I tried it were some of my worse tangle days in a long time. I am going back to John Frieda for this one.
Heather from Kansas City
I have really thick hair that tangles very easily. This has made my hair stiff and dry and it tangles even more. It's so dry and puffed out not a good look. I was really hopeful of this product.
Rae from NJ
I have natural very tightly coiled hair. This makes detailing very easy and leaves my hair frizz free and smooth. I will definitely purchase again.
Not a Fan
JT from AR
I bought this for my daughter. She is biracial and has extremely coily hair that is hard to detangle. She is also very tender headed. I tried this and think it made her hair more tangled. I tried it on myself as well. I have naturally wavy, fine hair and it made my feel worse.
The Holy Grail
Taylor from Maryland
This conditioner is the only one I use. My hair is super thick and knots up easily. This conditioner has saved my hair more times than I can count.
Nic from Ohio
detangle! out all my tangles and made my hair soft!
This is a joke!
Lachsmom from Searcy, Arkansas
I've had this for a month now and it does absolutely nothing! I would gladly compare this product with tap water when it comes down to detangling capabilities. Don't waste your money on this!!!
Perfect for unruly hair!!
Sierra the Swimmer from Illinois
I go swimming at the gym and the chlorine does a real number on my hair. I tried using this after first using the Paul Mitchell Shampoo 3 to remove chlorine and this helped immediately restore the moisture to my hair. I was able to easily run my fingers through my hair in the shower without even using a comb! This stuff is a miracle worker!
KarieP from Raeford. NC
This conditioner did absolutely nothing for my hair. My hair is very normal, undyed, unprocessed hair and this product did not offer any conditioning properties. Absolute fail. Hard pass.
This works for me.
A. Scrub Connoisseur from Southern California
I acknowledge mixed reviews for this product. I came back to it recently after I used it at a hotel. (I had used this product decades ago). I was surprised at how well it worked to detangle and condition my temperamental hair. I have waist length, fine (but a lot of it) wavy/kinky hair that needs to be detangled more than it needs a heavy conditioning. I like the way it smells, and I am pretty sensitive to odors, but everybody's different. I apply the product after I shampoo, wait a couple of minutes before I comb it through in the shower and rinse it out. The comb glides through with no pulling and my hair gets lightly conditioned. That's exactly what I need!
No. Just no.
Alyssa from florida
I have never left a review on any product, but I had to for this one. I have a lot of hair, but fine strands which tangle easily. I thought this conditioner was going to solve this problem, but it leaves my hair so greasy and dry at the ends. It does not detangle and also has a really awful fragrance. Do not recommend at all.
My Airy Girl from Aurora, CO
This has the most horrible smell! It smells like bug spray or some sort of insecticide. I'm sorry but I returned it because I can't get past the stench.
Christine from Buffalo, NY
I bought this conditioner during the jumbo sale in July, I really tried to give it a chance, but after months of feeling frustrated, I had to buy something else. For a product with the name "the detangler" this conditioner is anything but. It made my hair more tangled. It's basically water, it's as if they forgot an ingredient. If you put it in your hand and let it sit there for a few seconds, it basically dissolved. My hair did not feel soft and made it greasier quicker. I do NOT recommend this product.
Detangles with ease!
Afghangster from New York
I don't understand how this product has bad reviews! It's the only conditioner that's been able to untangle the knots in my thick hair. It also helps with the frizz!!
Trin from Phoenix, A.
This conditioner is my favorite conditioner of all time. I love the way it smells, it detangles my thick hair, and is moisturizing. I swear this conditioner is like a miracle hair growth product. My hair grows so fast and strong when I use it. Highly recommend it.
Will most definitely purchase again!
Grlyface from Fall Branch, Tn
It's so light and gentle on my hair.
moisturizes more than detangles
NikkiG585 from West Texas
I wash, blowdry and straighten my hair 6 Xs a week. I have bought even more expensive products that just leave my hair filmy at the roots even when I rinse out thoroughly. I think it just depends on how you are with your hair, using alot of products not brushing it everyday, how much oil our hair produces etc. So maybe it's not as good for some people like it is for others. My hair is not thick but I do have a lot of hair if that makes sense. When I air dry it its curly, straight and wavy and when I blow dry it then it's kind of wavy BUT when I use this conditioner it is straighter and very smooth when I blow dry it so I dont have go over all of my hair with the straightener which makes me feel like it's more worth it doing a little less damage. FYI make sure you wring out excess water then apply conditioner and massage it for a few minutes, let set while you do your business in the shower then massage again before rinsing.
Heavy and greasy
Lauren from Oregon
This conditioner did detangle, however, if left my hair greasy and limp and oddly made my hair hold onto water and take longer to dry
Kris from New Jersey
I had my hair washed at the salon the other day and they used this conditioner in my hair...wow! My hair has felt so dry, brittle, heavy, damaged and just gross! But after using this one time my hair felt so healthy, Light, soft and smooth! I have color treated medium, thick hair with a slightly wavy (meh) texture. I was amazed how great my hair felt AND looked after it was washed and also after it was dried and blown out. I went back to the salon and purchased this conditioner. Used it again with the same great results!