Etude House never fails to entice me especially when something pink is involved. With the Silk Scarf Damage Care Hair Ample, it was hard to resist. I mean, who wouldn’t want to give their hair some extra TLC?
Conditioning treatment for color or damaged hair protects color, prevents fading and promotes body and shine.
Packaging: One of the things that caught my eye the most was how this particular conditioner is pre-portioned into individual packet bottles/amples. It really makes it appealing for if you want to take it while traveling or if you have a hard time divvying out how much you might need from regular conditioner bottles (or are prone to squeezing out too much and dropping the bottle entirely.)
Each ample packet comes with 10ml of product, which I found to be more than enough for all of my slightly-longer-than-shoulder-length hair. Though if you have longer hair, I would recommend you to start on the bottom portion of your hair before moving any excess up, just to make sure that the important part gets conditioned at least.
Scent: A pretty and classic-smelling floral/perfume mix. It sort of reminds me of what a princess room would have the aroma of. But being on conditioner that you’re going to rinse out, I found that it didn’t really linger post-wash.
Application: After breaking off the perforated line at the tip of the “bottle,” it ends up dispensing as a regular bottle would. Just give it a squeeze to get the conditioner out and after washing out your shampooed hair, apply it evenly all around.
The directions say to leave it on for 3-5 minutes and then rinse out, but I tend to like to leave it on for as long as I can to really allow the conditioner to absorb and work its magic. So maybe about 10 minutes later, I like to rinse it out. While rinsing, I found that my hair was nicely detangled and just a lot more moisturized feeling. Though a part of that is from the water but after air-drying, my hair mainly looks more Asian-straight though it seemed to do a pretty okay job at even taming down the bunches of baby hairs that I have. Sensation-wise, not super sleek though it definitely looks a lot shinier and healthier. I’d say that it’s at least a level or two nicer than if I had used just shampoo.
Overall: While my hair isn’t too particularly damaged, being au natural and uncolored, I found that it was able to give my strands a bit more smoothness and after drying, a touch softer than it regularly was. If anything, I would probably get this again if I was traveling, since the convenience of the amples is hard to beat. Though for super amazing conditioning, it passes above the minimum but I wasn’t wow’ed. But then again, it might be more drastic if you’re using this on actual colored or damaged hair.
If interested, I found it available on eBay, though other online retailers might have it as well (if you aren’t in the area of a physical EH location).
(Disclaimer: Etude House’s Silk Scarf Damage Care Hair Ample was provided to me for review purposes. This review is purely my opinion.)