I came across Nature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Conditioner during the sales period at my local pharmacy. I liked the fancy labeling, smell, and ingredients.
The 50% off tag also made it quite attractive. I remembered back in the day when natural hair products were limited, Nature’s Gate was one of my faves so I grabbed it off the shelf.
I finally managed to give it a try last weekend and liked the results but there was one thing that made all the difference with this product.
About Nature’s Gate
Nature’s Gate was founded in 1972 by two brothers in Venice Beach, California. They were inspired to create a natural shampoo by the purity of natural rainwater.
Combined with the strength of natural therapeutic herbs, they created the first Rainwater Herbal Shampoo. Following the success of the shampoo, Nature’s Gate was born.
Today, Nature’s Gate has a comprehensive product line that includes hair care, sun care, facial care, body care, oral care and much more.
The consistency of Nature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Conditioner is thick and creamy (pic below). It has a very pleasant but not overwhelming smell of lavender and peony.
It’s a bit hard to get out of the bottle but that’s how I like my conditioners. A good shake before taking off the cap should get it out smoothly.
Nature’s Gate designed the conditioner to nourish, soften and soothe hair and repair damaged hair.
Ingredients I Liked in Nature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Conditioner
The ingredients that stood out to me include lavender oil, panthenol, hydrolyzed quinoa, coconut oil, and ginseng root extract.
I have tried these products individually and as part of other products and my hair loved them. They did not disappoint in this conditioner.
I used this conditioner in two ways – as part of the modified max hydration process and as a co-wash.
For the modified max hydration method, after clay washing my hair, I diluted the conditioner and applied it generously to my hair then sat under the hair steamer for 30 minutes.
Afterward, I shook out the excess and applied my homemade gel. I quite loved the outcome. My hair was defined, soft, and smelt amazing (results below).
As a co-wash, I didn’t dilute it. I just squeezed two handfuls into my hand and applied to my damp hair. I worked it through my hair thoroughly, taking the time to enjoy the relaxing effect of the lavender.
Afterward, I sat under the hair steamer for 20 minutes, massaged the conditioner in some more before rinsing out thoroughly.
Heat is required to activate the full benefits of this conditioner. When I squeezed it out of the bottle and applied it to my hair initially, it looked like it wouldn’t do much but once it came into contact with heat, the results were outstanding.
I prefer using it as a co-wash than as part of the modified max hydration method just because I liked the results of the former better.
What I Loved About Nature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Conditioner
- Nature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Conditioner is vegan-friendly, paraben free, gluten free and soy free.
- Nature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Conditioner is a fully moisturizing conditioner that alleviates dryness.
- The conditioner has a truly relaxing effect on the sense when left on for a bit, probably due to the lavender oil content.
- The conditioner softens the hair and makes it easier to manipulate hair without causing breakage.
- Gentle enough to be used daily and suitable for sensitive skin.
What I Didn’t Love About Nature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Conditioner
Nothing. This conditioner is bae and will remain a part of my hair care routine.
Water (Eau), Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender/lavande) Oil, Paeonia Albiflora (Peony/pivoine) Root Extract, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut/noix de coco) Oil, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Myosotis Sylvatica (Garden Forget-me-not/myosotis) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric/curcuma) Root Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Cabbage Rose/rosier centfeuilles) Flower Extract, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Bisabolol, Sclerotium Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum)*.
Buy Nature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Conditioner comes in 18 oz and 32 oz containers at budget-friendly prices.
Combined with its thickness, expect the 18 oz bottle to last for a while especially if you dilute it like I did. My final verdict on this product is 10/10.
Nature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Conditioner also has an accompanying shampoo with equally impressive ingredients.
Other Conditioners in the Line
- Nature’s Gate Aloe Vera + Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Conditioner
- Nature’s Gate Awapuhi Ginger + Holy Basil Volumizing Conditioner
- Nature’s Gate Biotin + Bamboo Enriching Conditioner
- Nature’s Gate Hemp + Argan Oil Nourishing Conditioner
- Nature’s Gate Herbal Daily Cleanse Conditioner
- Nature’s Gate Jojoba + Sacred Lotus Revitalizing Conditioner
- Nature’s Gate Pomegranate + Sunflower Hair Defense Conditioner
- Nature’s Gate Tea Tree + Sea Buckthorn Calming Conditioner
- Nature’s Gate Jasmine + Kombucha Shine Enhancing Conditioner. I bought this as well and will upload a review as soon as I try it.
All of the conditioners above have an accompanying shampoo as well.
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Abi is a curly hair expert, researcher, product tester, and author of the highly-rated Healthy Hair Care Series. She is also the founder of Ade Ori Hair Care, Healthy Natural Hair Products, and Natural Oils for Hair & Beauty. HNHP has strict editorial standards and ensures all the information on Healthy Natural Hair Products is the best for natural hair care. Learn more about our Editorial Policies
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