I rarely ever review haircare products. Aside from skincare, is there anything else that really varies this much from person to person? We all have different needs and expectations. There’s also additional confounding factors like your plumbing/water, season/climate and how you style your hair (heat tools, air dry, etc.). All of this makes reviewing hair products too intimidating for me!
As with many products, results will vary. I can only give you guys my opinion/experience. I’ve decided in 2018 that I’m going to try to take better care of my hair. I’ve been lazy. I got a haircut a few weeks ago (and I’m really pleased)! I’ve been deep-conditioning again and I tried Olaplex 3.
I was sent a few Klorane Mango Butter products to try. Back in the day I used to use Klorane products. I remember loving them. Why did I ever stop using them? I don’t know. The same reason I stop using a lot of things…I’m easily distracted by shiny and new. Being sent these has reminded me of how solid the Klorane haircare line is.
Quick reminder of my hair type: Very dry and dehydrated, coarse, straight, frizzy, color-treated (with stubborn grays) and pretty darn long.
What do I want from hair products? Something that will smooth and soften my hair, make it shiny and healthy looking…basically I want it to look like Pantene commercials from the 90’s even though I know that is impossible.
Before I get into the individual products, I want to talk about their fragrance. This line smells just like mango nectar. And I’m really into this. I have never really liked fruity scents in my hair but there is something about this one I love. Maybe because it’s winter and I want an olfactory escape to anywhere that isn’t freezing cold?
The Mango Butter Collection is designed for dry hair. The brand recommends it for “dry, damaged, brittle” hair. So….hair like mine.
Klorane Mango Butter Shampoo & Conditioner
I’m reviewing these together because I use them together and they promise similar things. The claim is that they nourish and hydrate dry hair and to make it easier to style. I agree. I feel like my hair is more nourished and less tangled. The shampoo lathers nicely without drying out my scalp. The conditioner claims to be “weightless” as to nourish but not weigh hair down. Volumizing products and I rarely get along. They tend to leave my hair so dry. Granted, the Mango Butter Collection isn’t a volumizing line, but I did find that the conditioner does what it says. It hydrates without weighing my hair down. My hair looks bouncy once it dries. That’s never the case for my hair unless a lot of heat tools are involved.
Klorane Mango Butter Mask
The mask is a more “intense” hydrating treatment. Like any mask, you shampoo and then leave on and rinse out. They recommend 5 to 20 minutes. I do about 30 minutes under a cap. I have used it in the shower but I find I prefer it left on longer (my hair is dry ya’ll). Like the conditioner, it rinses out easily. It somehow manages to deep condition without weighing my hair down either.
Overall, I really enjoy the line. I like it so much I’d like to buy the leave-in products. My hair is left feeling soft, looking less frizzy (not 100% frizz-free because that’s impossible for me) and smelling like mangoes. Oh, back to the fragrance. It does linger. I do not find it cloying. But, I’m also the sort of person that wants my hair products to have a strong scent.
And here’s a pic of my hair after using Klorane Mango Butter:
For me this is more frizz-free than usually but most importantly, it’s bouncy!
Have you used Klorane? What are your favorites from the line?
*Every day I try to post my perfume/lip color combos of the day on my Instagram Stories. The selfie above is from my “photo diary”.
*Disclaimer – Sample provided by Influester and Klorane for review purposes. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Pictures are mine. Post contains affiliate links. Thanks!