I’ve been using the Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner for about five years. In general, I’m a fan of Davines products as you can see from this review, and this review, and this review. But this is the conditioner that I always go back to after trying something else.
Mia’s review: I love the smell and the color of the Davines Love Conditioner! The smell is kinda flower-y and perfume-y but not overpowering at all. I would be okay with it having an even stronger smell.
I also like that it is thick enough that it comes in a container instead of a bottle. I’ve used masks (masks, not conditioners) from other brands that are in containers. But they were so thin and runny that it was hard to scoop out with my hands. This conditioner is nice and thick so you can scoop out just the right amount. A little goes a long way. One container lasts about 2 months for me and I have shoulder length hair. I also shampoo/condition my hair 5 times per week.
I have straight, thick hair and this conditioner leaves it feeling softer. This is one of the primary things I look for in a hair conditioner. I can’t say if it actually smoothes (my hair is already smooth) but it definitely doesn’t make my hair frizzy.
Lastly, I put this into the COSDNA database to look at the safety of individual ingredients and it scores pretty well. I spent a lot of time looking at other salon brand conditioners and I didn’t find any that scored as well (besides a few from Kerastase).
Update May 2018: I’ve had some weird hair texture changes (see this post for more details about how my straight hair is now wavy) so I decided to try the Love Curly Conditioner. I like this even more than the smoothing version. It has the same lovely scent, is more moisturizing, and leaves my hair feeling even softer.
pH Level: 5.0
Ingredients*: WATER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DIMETHICAONE, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CETYL ALCOHOL, BENETRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, PENTHENOL, BENXYLALCOHOL, FRAGRANCE, DICAPRYLYLETHER, LAURYL ALCOHOL, CITRIC ACIDE, AMODIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE COPOLYMER, ORYZA SATIVA CERA (RICE) BRAN WAX, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, SODIUM BENZOATE, DISODIUMEDTA, TRIDECETH-5, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, TOCOPHEROL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, LIMONENE, CI 160730 / VIOLET 2, CI 18140 / YELLOW 5.
*THE INGREDIENTS LIST MAY OR MAY NOT BE ACCURATE DEPENDING ON THE SOURCE OF THE LIST AND MANUFACTURER UPDATES/CHANGES.