Our Cream Conditioner is one of our most popular products. It was made to complement our Milk Shampoo that was originally made for a family member who had a scalp so itchy they went to bed with olive oil on their scalp and cling wrap around their head. While shampoo cleans the hair and scalp, we feel it’s important to follow it with a natural conditioner that doesn’t coat or irritate the scalp.
Most conditioners are made using silicone-based ingredients (usually big words that end with –cone) that coat the hair in something slippery, making it feel silky and smooth. They do a great job of making the hair feel hydrated and easy to detangle. The problem we find with silicone is that it can build up on the hair over time, making it feel heavy and limp. This usually results in a need for a different type of shampoo to get rid of the buildup caused by these types of conditioners.
Instead, we wanted to make a creamy conditioner from natural oils that won’t build up on the hair and actually penetrate and hydrate the hair instead of just making it feel nice for a while. Using natural ingredients is not only better for your hair and scalp, it’s also much better for the environment. Ever think about what happens to your wash products after they go down the drain? Silicones and other synthetic ingredients don’t break down into their natural component easily in the water system.
One thing we hear a lot about our conditioner is how lovely the smell is. We couldn’t agree more. For this, we sourced a phthalate-free fragrant oil so you can have beautiful smelling hair without the sensitivity. It’s also super popular with you ladies with curly hair to help keep them under control. Some even use it to wash their hair instead of shampoo. Just Google “the no poo method” to learn more.
Note: To keep reducing our plastic use and footprint, our 5 Litre size now come with a screw-top lid instead of a pump. We suggest that you reuse a pump from a past purchase, or you can pour the product to refill other containers. Alternately, you can buy a dispenser pump here.
Why do we only make one conditioner?
It may seem odd since conditioners usually seem geared to a specific hair concern like dry, oily, coloured, damaged (need we go on?) etc. But in our opinion, we don’t think it’s needed if you make a good conditioner. If you look closely you might notice that there isn’t much difference in the ingredient listings anyway. It’s kind of like pet food made specifically for indoor pets and outdoor pets (which is actually a thing) – not sure what difference this would make.
I have dry / oily hair. Do you have a conditioner for that?
A conditioner intended for oily hair has a lower concentration of conditioning ingredients than a dry hair conditioner because less hydration is required. But you can achieve much the same result by just varying the amount of conditioner you use.
Is this product made of milk?
We aren’t called MooGoo because our products are based on milk. Fresh milk in a shampoo or conditioner would go off and be smelly. Yuck! We do use Milk Protein in our hair care products, and it’s sourced ethically and sustainably from happy and healthy cows raised on a beautiful farm in New Zealand.
'Fragrance' is listed as one of the ingredients in this product. What does this mean?
When we first started making products, we used a blend of essentials oils to give them a lovely fragrance. But many people have severe reactions and allergies to them, even in small amounts. As a result, and because we make products for people with sensitive skin, we took them out of most products. Instead, we helped to develop a special kind of fragrant oil, whereby each component in it is less than the EU allergy threshold. This is how we can have a pleasant-smelling product without the reactions. The scents we use are proprietary blends from the company we get them from, and we’ve had no reactions since we made the switch. Also, of course, it is free from phthalates, which is the main concern in fragrances.
I can’t seem to get all of the product out of the bottle with the pump? Why is this happening?
When it comes to products with higher viscosity (thicker in nature), it can be harder for them to be dispensed through a pump system when the product is running low. This means that you might not be able to access every last drop with the pump provided. To get your hands on the last bit of product in the bottle after it can no longer be pumped, simply turn the bottle upside down and allow the product to make its way to the top of the bottle with the help of gravity. Now when you unscrew the cap, the product will be there ready for you to use and enjoy as needed. Another trick to getting the last bit of Conditioner out of the bottle is to add a small amount of water and shake together with the remaining product to make it a bit thinner so it can more easily be dispensed through the pump.
Aqua (H₂O’s Fancy Name), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant-Based Emulsifying Wax), Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Canola-Based Detangler), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Fragrant Oil - Coconut Reef (Phthalate-Free), Hydrolysed Milk Protein (For Hair Repair).
We choose to avoid repeated exposure to ingredients like Parabens, Phenoxyethanol and penetration enhancers. And many more we don’t have room to list here.
We show all the ingredients on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you can see why we chose them and get in touch if you have any more questions.
Please be aware that ingredients may vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product packaging for the most up-to-date and relevant list of ingredients.
- I just wanted to reach out with a review to tell you how much I appreciate your hair and scalp products, they have been a complete game changer! I suffered from severe dandruff and an itchy scalp for years and have tried every product under the sun. I thought your product was just going to be the same but after 3 weeks my hair has never looked or felt better! I have no flakes, no itch and my hair is shiny, healthy and I feel so confident within myself again. Thank you so much! – Chanelle
- I’ve been using your Shampoo and Conditioner for 7 years now, it’s the only thing that keeps my scalp happy, and for my actual hair, it’s far better than any other Shampoo I’ve tried. It only took two washes for all the itchy flakiness to disappear. Also been a big fan of your deodorant for a few years, and now use about 9 or 10 of your products regularly. Also a big fan of your honesty and transparency as a company. Love, love love! – Mesha
- I grabbed the Shampoo and Conditioner and a couple of other products, I was absolutely blown away by how gentle they were. It helped so much with my sensitive scalp. From the moment I pumped them into my hand in the shower, I knew it was a winner for me. I won’t use anything else. Thank you so much! – Nicole