Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
I tried this complimentary product courtesy of Influenster for reviewing purposes. I used this in combination with the Kristin Ess Daily Cleansing Shampoo and the detangling tonic. At first, I was skeptical of using fragrance free hair products. Ive always enjoyed strong fragrant shampoos and conditioners that leave a lasting scent in the hair after the shower. This line of products seriously impressed me. I have thick, frizzy, oily hair naturally and on top of that I work 8-12 hour shifts as a chef. By the end of the day, I usually have greasy looking hair that smells like a kitchen. This product actually cleans my hair and washes out the kitchen smell without artificial added fragrances. By the end of the day with this product, my hair is still soft and tame without looking oily. Usually I have to wash my hair every day to avoid looking unclean, but since Ive been using Kristin Ess shampoo and conditioner, I only have to wash every other day. The conditioner is lightweight enough to not leave my hair oily, and it actually conditions my hair. My hair has been softer, smoother, and less frizzy since using this line of products. I definitely found my new favorite brand!!
I personally am not a huge fan of in-shower conditioners. My hair is very fine while still having a lot, and in-shower conditioners tend to leave my hair weighed down. Also when I was younger I had an issue with some in-shower conditioners turning my fair hair green.
With that being said, I wasn't necessarily a huge fan of this product because like with most in-shower conditioners this product weighed my hair down, but in random spots on my head and I was sure to rinse my hair out well in the shower. I also didn't think it necessarily made my hair any softer than it already was. I will say that not all of these negatives necessarily applied when I let my hair air dry. When I blow dried my hair these results were very apparent. When I air dried my hair it seemed much softer and lighter. I however normally blow dry my hair so the best results weren't always seen. I don't really like a product that doesn't always work the same when it comes to hair.
The packaging was nice, and when I air dried my hair this product worked well, but overall I would not buy it or necessarily recommend it unless you don't have fine hair or you air dry your hair.
Kitty from Dallas, Tx
For it being fragrance free, it has the weirdest smell. I do not like it, I hold my breath. And I feel like it does an okay job. Not impressed. Will not be repurchasing.
Fine, Curly Girl￼￼ from Florida
There is no way that this is shine enhancing. It does NOT detangle hair. I had to add the fragrance free, deep conditioner/mask to get a comb through my fine hair. Leaving knots in your hair does not enhance shine; neither does breaking knots off.
Conversely, Dessert Essence Fragrance free conditioner works well.
Jessamine from Lower Alabama, Florida
My fine, thin curly hair was still tangled after using this. I had to use another conditioner just to get the tangles out.
Good that it's fragrance free – doesn't attract insects here in the South.
Eileen from Santa Clara
For my coarse Asian hair this product is only passable at detangling and moisturizing. I'm allergic to artificial fragrances so I use it. I don't hate it, and it doesn't trigger any rashes. But if there was something better out there in my price range I'd buy that instead. Once I work it through my hair I leave it in for a while. Unfortunately, despite careful handling, it tangles right up again during rinsing. Combing is kind of miserable and after blow drying the hair feels dry. So, I end up using a whole lot to compensate. I would really wish for even more richness, thickness and detangling. I guess for my hair type it's kind of the opposite problem than for a lot of other people.
jsab612 from undisclosed
I love this conditioner. It leaves my hair very soft and you don't need a ton to do it's job. I would say it does help with shine but I have naturally wavy hair and it's hard to tell if it's shiny or not. I would definitely repurchase it
Debsdeba from Tx
I'm a prior stylist who had to step away due to developing severe skin allergies to several chemicals and sadly, fragrance. It is impossible to find decent quality shampoo and conditioner that is fragrance free let alone the other bonding agents etc that I'm allergic to- but I found one! This! Love the shine enhancing shampoo and conditioner both. My hair felt great after using them. A little goes a LONG way with the shampoo so beware the first time you use it! Please don't ever stop making this. Per my derm specialist allergies to fragrance are affecting something like 20% of the population and growing rapidly.
paxiecats6 from undisclosed
I paired this conditioner with the daily shampoo and the combination is great. This conditioner kept my hair hydrated, smooth, shiny, and healthy!
ashleyk2e28 from undisclosed
Nothing major using this product. I wish it had just a hint of fragrance but I don't mind it. Makes my hair feel smooth after dried!
Kristin from Kissimmee
I'm so glad I found this product. I am a hair stylist and have recently developed a fragrance allergy that leads to itchy dermatitis on my scalp and face. Most salon quality products are loaded with fragrance and I can't use it. This is the best and only fragrance free salon quality conditioner that I have come across to help me with my highlighted, color treated hair. I hope Kristin ess makes more fragrance free hair products! Please don't discontinue this!
Jennifer from St. Louis, MO
This conditioner is amazing. It is fragrance free. I am allergic to nearly everything and can use this stuff without getting any kind of reaction.
swooooooo from Tennessee
This is my holy grail conditioner for my type 2 wavy hair. I use more than the recommended amount (duh, wavy hair), but it is so perfectly conditioning without weighing my waves down. Absolutely LOVE that it's fragrance free!
DFK1 from Chico, Ca
I have gray/white hair and it is difficult to keep it white and shiny. This product leaves my hair with a great shine and not weighted down. I use the purple shampoo and conditioner as well as the regular and clarifying shampoo and conditioner, also curl defining cream.
Molly from Albuquerque, NM
Unfortunately within a couple of weeks of using this my hair felt a lot drier and it was more difficult to detangle. Also I don't really think this is fragrance free because it has a really sweet smell to it, almost like an artificial sweetener type of smell.
TERESA G. from undisclosed
Weighs down hair , can only use tiny bit and I rinse very well.
BG from Kansas City
This product is advertised as having no gluten, however it contains "wheat protein." Wheat is gluten and therefore, this product is not gluten free.
Em from Hi
Clean ingredients, reasonable price
zoeh95 from undisclosed
really enjoy!! i love that it's fragrance free and doesn't cause buildup on my scalp. i tend to have an oily scalp, so i get hesitant using conditioner near it, but this didn't cause me to get oily. just nice and shiny!
MAhair from Berkshires, MA
I needed to confirm this is silicone-free, because it makes my hair very shiny and smooth. I have fine, thinning, frizzy, dry hair and it does not weigh it down. It makes my hair look healthy and I like it much better than another fragrance free brand that was much more expensive.
haileew1 from undisclosed
Hydrating without being too heavy. Leaves my hair soft and shiny. Good for dry hair. I'm not a huge fan of the thin plastic packaging. Seems to have little to no scent. Definitely will be rebuying.
franzia from undisclosed
I love this conditioner. I tried another Kristen ess conditioner before this one and enjoyed that as well but this one goes above and beyond in helping my hair feel nourished and clean. Would recommend and will keep on using!
spicymayoavacado from undisclosed
In my opinion, after a few weeks of use, I don't think it's anything amazing. I liked that it was fragrance-free, and the conditioner was hydrating. However, I felt as if it was too heavy and thick. It weighed down my hair and did not leave my hair light and airy the way I like. I still have half the bottle left in the shower and I haven't reached for it in a while now. This product just wasn't compatible with my naturally fine straight hair.
Janice H. from undisclosed
I am disappointed in it. I will still use it, but doesn't really give my hair any shine.
erizigat from undisclosed
I bought this when I was on a trip and didn't bring my hair are from home. It has a very strong scent and just isn't moisturizing enough for my hair. I will not repurchase or recommend
Karen W. from undisclosed
It is so thick I thought it would weigh down my fine hair but it doesn't. It leaves my hair in good condition with a nice shine.
Rachelle A. from undisclosed
This conditioner leaves my hair feeling SO soft. I have very thick hair that is a mix of fine and straight and coarse and curly. It's a handful, but this conditioner helps make it more manageable. I apply it from mid-length down and use a wide tooth comb while still in the shower, and then rinse. I also really love that it isn't scented. I'm 8 months pregnant and anything that has a strong scent has been very off putting, so this has been AMAZING.