12 Worst Hair Conditioners
Total Beauty – Thu, 22 Mar, 2012 12:03 PM EDT
While some women commit their lives to rearing children, establishing their career, or finding the perfect male specimen to marry, I've dedicated the majority of my life to one mission: Finding a conditioner that'll turn my weed-like hair into spun silk. Related: 11 Hair Products Every Woman Needs
Is it really too much to ask for a conditioner to do as it claims? To give me soft and shiny hair that tumbles gently over my shoulders, instead of a tangled, out-of-control mess that sticks up every which way? I think not.
But sadly, I've spent a small fortune on conditioners that did absolutely nothing to tame my rat's nest of a head. And I don't want you to repeat my money-sucking, let-down inducing mistakes. That's why, with the help of our readers, I compiled the 12 worst hair conditioners ever. Women say these left their hair greasy, dirty, and even more tangled than when they started. Read on to see which bottles you should avoid. No. 12: Lush Jungle Conditioner, $7.95
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.8
Why: Although readers "love LUSH" and "wanted to like this," LUSH's Jungle Conditioner "was a BIG disappointment." Readers agree that the bar conditioner left their hair a "tangled mess," while some experienced other problems: "Even after I spent twice the normal time washing it out than I do with regular conditioner, it still left chunks in my hair that only made it look greasy and dirty," says one reader. Another agrees, saying, "I even tried letting it soften in a bowl of hot water before using it and it still didn't absorb into my hair at all."
No. 11: Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Conditioner, $3.99
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.6
Why: This promises a "soft, tousled look that begs to be touched," but instead, readers say, "it made my hair look messy -- and not a 'sexy' messy like the bottle says." One reader says, "The...
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