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Rated 3.69 out of 5 stars
I've been using this conditioner alongside the shampoo for the past couple of weeks, and I will say that the SYSTEM is effective as a whole - it does wash/clean the hair and provide volume. The problem is that you MUST use them together. The conditioner is a silicone-depositing conditioner, through which it surrounds each strand of hair with silicones (and then the clarifying shampoo removes them, repeat etc etc).
As such, it's hard to separate the actions of the shampoo from the conditioner - one more time, you must buy and use both.
Now, I think most people will so that's not a problem. Let's discuss the results of the system! Used together, you will see increased volume and shine (this is the silicones). Unfortunately, I do think silicones are not 1000% perfect, and I've noticed that my hair, while thicker, is tangling a bit more as well. I've been bringing in some detanglers to this, which introduces a question of, "how many products do you need to achieve volume?" I think that depends. I have very fine hair, and I love the results - I don't mind buying 3+ products to love my hair. Maybe for someone who just wants "a little" volume, this will be too much.
All in all, a good SYSTEM for very fine hair. May not be the best for hair prone to tangling or for those seeking moderate volume.
First off: I have very long, thin, straight, and colored hair. In addition to this my hair type is oily. This texturizing conditioner was absolutely wrong for everything that my hair is. When first squirting it out of the bottle it runs the same clear color and consistency as the shampoo which was odd, but whatever. It made my hair feel decently conditioned while I was still in the shower and even when rinsing it out. However, once I went to blow dry my hair, I saw allllll the problems surfacing. Near my scalp was that awful cruddy feeling of immensely built up product and residue. It just made all the hair within two inches from my scalp look totally oily (and I even took extra care to rinse out the product COMPLETELY). As for the rest of my hair, it DID add texture, but NOT good texture. I couldn't even run my fingers through my hair let alone a brush. How am I supposed to style a head full of long, straight as a whistle hair without even being able to comb it somewhat?? I would only recommend this product for people with short hair that need the extra lift from the texture. For anyone with long and straight hair, you're just going to look like you have a giant rat's nest in your hair. I received this product complimentary for review purposes.
CaraM80 from NYC
I received travel sized bottles of this and the Reset shampoo in an Ulta order and I absolutely love this conditioner. For the first time, my straight, baby fine but dense hair actually holds a style. This conditioner is a clear gel and after rinsing, my hair feels a bit rough, not smooth like using a cream formula. The added texture is noticeable, especially at the roots, when blow drying, and may take some getting used to but it gives volume and hold without needing a spray texturizer and a can of Aqua Net. I was so impressed by the results of the sample that I ordered the big bottle after just one use. This conditioner works great with any shampoo and I definitely recommend it, however, I think it's best suited for those with straight, fine, flat hair or those whose hair is thinning.
Nicole from Mansfield Texas
This product is awful, it left my hair dry and tangly-my hair stylist even noticed my hair was different and told me to throw away whatever conditioner I was using. This was it.
Dutch from CT
I suggest NOT using the Preset shampoo either on it's own or with this conditioner. The shampoo leaves my hair heavy and greasy. So using this conditioner with any other salon quality shampoo works best. So I do not agree in my case that this should be used as a system.
I have no cons with this conditioner. I have straight, long and fine hair. It is colored and i do wash, dry and sometimes flat iron my hair on a daily basis. I had tangling issues before but not with this conditioner. My hair is shinier, the cuticle lays flat and it i put my hair up and either let it dry or blow dry it for a bit , and put my hair down when dry, my hair is set with waves and i have volume at the top crown of my head. works fine whether i use conditioner before of after shampooing. It is not heavy and I don't have to use much. So i am very happy to brush through my hair with my paddle brush and not hit a snag and rip out any hair! Awesome !!
Judith from Tustin ca
I love it
Lynn from U.S.A.
This conditioner lives up to what it says it will do; however, my hair doesn't need the extra texture so it left my hair feeling sticky and hard to run my fingers through. My hair is naturally coarse and dry. I received a free sample of this so that's why I gave it a shot. The reset shampoo worked well as a clarifying shampoo so I will keep using that every once in a while, but I will not purchase this conditioner in the future. I think it would work better on fine hair if you are looking to add texture to your roots, especially if you are trying to do an updo or a style that requires texture.
Keli R from Houston, TX
I was thrilled to give this conditioner a try, as I received it to test in exchange for my opinion. I started with the Sebastian Reset Shampoo (which gave me a squeaky clean base) and moved to the conditioner. Unfortunately I felt the need to do an extra conditioner / masque afterward because I didn't feel like this gave me the smooth, conditioned feel. I would use it once a week or every other week, but be prepared to use a deeper conditioner on top of it or just on your ends.
Sarah F from Salem, OR
I thought this conditioner was awesome. It felt luxurious and great to use. Like the shampoo, it doesn't smell particularly good, but not bad either, so I didn't mind it! I would definitely use it again.
Easter Babe from Memphis, TN
This conditioner is clear which is a little unique. It has a faint clean scent that smells nice. I've been using this conditioner on my hair which is thin, dry, color treated, naturally wavy, with a bob cut. I have to use a very large amount of this conditioner in order to cover my hair. So I don't think this 8.45 fl oz bottle would last me long. I do like the directions of squeezing out excess water before applying the conditioner. This felt like the conditioner actually attaches to your hair stands versus sitting on top of the water on your hair. However, I don't feel like this really hydrates your hair. It leaves it a bit dry which does well for giving your hair a little body. I had to add additional products to my hair before blowing dry for hydration. In combination with the matching shampoo, Sabastian Reset, I would only use these products once or twice a week for a good deep cleansing.
Highestpriestess from Miami FL
The shampoo and conditioner made wonders to my flat hair I love it I would definently buy these products!
Suzy from San jose, ca
I would've liked this product to have a better smell, and leave my hair more soft and smooth. It left ir feeling coarse and hard.
Lenn from Orem, UT
This is a great lightweight conditioner that is good for daily styling. It isn't too heavy so won't weigh hair down when you add additional products. However, if you have dry hair, this may not be a good shampoo for you. I used It with an additional deep conditioner and had no problems but I think If you are a daily shampoo-Er this would be a good conditioner for you. It just didn't meet my needs.
I received This product free for testing and all opinions are my own.
Melissa from Lansing, MI
This product was sent to me complementary and got the opportunity to try it for about a month. I have very long, wavy and dry hair. That's why I prefer my conditioners to hydrate and nourish my fine dry hair. This conditions smell great but is too light for my type of hair. However, it leave my hair smelling fresh and with volume so Im not mad at it.
The cow from CA
I loved how my hair felt after using the conditioner! It was so soft and smelled so good. Definitely recommend to everyone! I did receive this complimentary from Influen ster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Jade from Brooklyn, NY
This product leaves a sticky residue on hair that causes it to tangle and look dirty. I will not be using this in the future.
MiszCassie from South Ozone Park, NY
I recieved this complimentary to try. The conditioner is nice and feels like something you would find in the salon. I still prefer OGX.
Marjorie from Orange County, CA
I also got this product free to review. Like the shampoo, it also left my hair feeling dried out. I thought as a conditioner it would leave my hair feeling smooth. But it left it a dry and sticky texture. I was expecting more from this.
Nicole from Union City, ca
My hair is color treated, dry, and damaged. It's really important to me to have a great conditioner. I feel that this is one. It definitely strengthened my hair after a few washes. I also had less shedding after using this. It's great for detangling. I use this for a deep conditioner as well.
Kate from Columbus, OH
This conditioner is unlike any other I've used before. The smell is not pleasant, but not offensive either. There is a texture left behind when your hair dries that makes it hard to run your fingers through without tangles, but this is also what adds the texture and volume. To that note, there is a lot of noticeable volume added to my thin hair when I use this conditioner, so I view the texture as a pro. I would use this line on days when I want to add volume to my style.
YeezyJ from Las Vegas
My favorite item in the line! This conditioner left my hair incredibly smooth. The smell was great, not to strong! I felt it lives up to its claims. Conditions and keeps my hair in shape! Recieved prod complimentary for testing purposes
Jimy from Nashville, TN
I would definitely suggest using this to maintain and up-do style or to hold curls. It works awesome when styling your hair, but it can feel too heavy if you're wearing your hair simply or are taking your night time shower. It gets the job done by giving a nice shine. It felt heavy though when trying to wash it out of my hair. I couldn't tell if I used too much conditioner or if it the ingredients just didn't mesh well with my hair. However, after blow drying it and styling it, it looked great! I just wouldn't recommend using it for every wash.
Danber from Orlando FL
This product smells amazing, but left my hair feeling sticky and difficult to brush or run my fingers through my hair even after styling, would be best used to for someone with short hair that wants to add texture if you have longer hair it just makes styling your hair more difficult
Kristen s from Orlando fl
Worked well to weigh down my curly hair, but was offset by the drying of the shampoo. will tey again with a lighter shampoo and see if it helps
Stephatron from Clinton Twp, MI
I have very fine strands but lots of hair. I wash my hair every 5 days so I hate things with a residue or buildup. I'm very impressed with this brand! I've never used Sebastian before and I know a lot of salons use it. It's great for color treated hair too! I received this item complimentary for testing purposes.
Charm B from Columbus, OH
My hair is straight and long but I cannot use shampoo without conditioner. I love using conditioner and this brand is my favorite it give my straight hair volume and smells good