The next feature in the best conditioners for curly hair series is Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner.
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This isn’t the first time I’m reviewing Giovanni hair products on the website. Giovanni is one of my favourite hair product companies.
There’s always 2 to 3 of their products in rotation in my stash at any given time.
You can read previous Giovanni hair product reviews at the following links:-
- Product Review – Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel. Rock It or Bin It?
- Giovanni Vitapro Fusion Protective Moisture Leave-in Hair Treatment Review
Giovanni hair products are eco-friendly and contain a boatload of healthy ingredients. They are also a great fit for most wallets.
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Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner
Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner was created for infusing dry and damaged hair with much-needed moisture.
It makes it easy to detangle hair and guards against split ends. It also helps calm flyaways and eliminates frizz.
Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner is safe to use on all hair types, colour treated hair and is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.
As the name indicates, this conditioner feels like silk and makes hair silky smooth after a good deep conditioning session.
Definitely sounds super yummy but does it deliver on all these things?
How I Use Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner
I used it on full regimen day after I’d been wearing twists under a wig for a few weeks.
I pre-pooed my hair then shampooed in sections with diluted Castile soap.
Afterwards, I poured a few tablespoons of Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner into a small mixing bowl.
I then added a little bit of castor oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin E oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
I whisked thoroughly with a fork then placed the bowl in a hot water bath to warm up the conditioner mix.
This took a few minutes. I then applied the warm conditioner to my hair in sections.
My hair was already detangled before I started the process but when that conditioner touched my hair, it turned to slip heaven.
My hair became very soft and pliable. I had no problem using my fingers to work the conditioner mix through my hair and didn’t feel the need to use my giant bone comb as a follow-up.
I put my hair up in twists with the ends exposed and sat under my 2 in 1 hair steamer for 30 minutes.
After heat activation, the conditioner made my hair softer and even more pliable.
I played around with this awesomeness for a few minutes before rinsing out.
What I Loved About Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner
- Did I mention it provides maximum slip? It’s great for detangling. If you’re not impressed after application, activate with heat before drawing any conclusions.
- Even though I used it for deep conditioning and as a rinse out only, I am sure it will work as a co-wash too without causing buildup.
- The scent is pleasing without overpowering. The addition of lavender essential oil also helped elevate the steaming experience.
- Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner is very moisturising and one of the recommendations in the upcoming 365 of Moisture for Dry and Parched Hair.
- Budget-friendly and comes in various sizes. If your hair soaks up conditioner, you can add some oils to make it last longer.
- Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner does exactly what it says it will on the bottle.
What I Didn’t Love About Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner
The conditioner is thick and initially, it’s easy to get out of the bottle. However, when you start getting to the bottom, it’s a tug of war to get it out of the bottle.
I usually have to turn it upside down so it streams down to the top of the bottle before next use.
The bigger bottles come with a pump though so it might not be that much of a hassle.
Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Natural Fragrance, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Leaf Extract, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Valencia Orange) Extract, *Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, *Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, *Echinacea Purpurea Extract, *Ginkgo Biloba Extract, *Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, *Macrocystis Pyrifera (Sea Kelp) Extract, *Mangifera Indica (Mango) Extract, *Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract.
It contains some protein as well as glycerine if your hair isn’t feeling either of these ingredients but before you overlook it because of that, check out:-
Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner: Rock It or Bin It?
Rock it of course despite the cons I’ve listed. The cons don’t take away from the effectiveness of the product and are just inconveniences.
Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner gets a 5/5 from me as long as the ingredient list stays the same.
Where to Buy Giovanni Hair Products?
Giovanni hair products are readily available in popular stores like Walmart and Target. You can also find it on Amazon HERE.
iHerb also stocks Giovanni hair products and regularly offers discounts on multiple purchases.
Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner is available in 4 sizes – 8.5 oz, 24 oz, 33.8 oz and 128 oz.
Have you tried Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner? Did your hair love it? Share your experience in the comments section.