Today, I am going to review the Livon Pin Straight Hair Conditioner. I generally had a very good relationship with all the conditioning products that I bought. So much so that I began to think of myself as a good judge of conditioners just by reading the pack. Recently, when my current conditioner (Vivel Polishing Drops) was almost over, I decided that it was time to go on the quest for a new one and that was how I stumbled upon Livon Pin Straight Hair Conditioner. Considering how wavy my hair is and how the least bit of humidity makes it all frizzy, I wanted a conditioner that could make it less frizzy.
Livon is a brand manufactured by Paras Pharmaceuticals, who are also the makers of Borosoft creams, the SetWet range of deos, Zatak deos and several more products.
The product contains:
2. Stearyl Alcohol.
3. Cetyl Alcohol.
4. Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine.
5. Aminopropyl Phenyl Trimethicone.
7. Myristyl Serinate.
8. Ginseng Extract.
10. Light Liquid paraffin.
11. Lactic Acid.
12. Isopropyl Myristate.
15. PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer.
16. Sodium Acrylate.
18. DMDM Hydantoin.
This conditioner is meant for frizzy hair and comes from the ‘I Love My Hair’ range of products from Livon.
The product claims to – “penetrate into the shafts and repair them from within. The Ginseng extract is supposed to simulate hair and control frizz making the most unruly hair smooth and manageable, without weighing it down, so that you can fall in love with your hair again. Say goodbye to flyaways and frizz.”
Now let us see what the product actually does.
What I Thought about the Product:
The conditioner comes in a blue 90 ml flip tube. It has a thin-but-not-watery consistency and is white in colour.
The directions for use were the standard instructions: “Apply generously on damp hair along the tips after shampooing. Leave on for 2-3 minutes. Rinse thouroughly.”
I generally oil my hair before a wash, so that the conditioning effect is better. So, as usual, I oiled my hair and then shampooed it. Then, after rinsing off the shampoo, I applied the Livon Pin Straight Conditioner, and as instructed, left it on for around 5 minutes. Then, I washed it off using cold water.
Well, after towel drying and allowing it to dry naturally (without using a blow-dryer), my hair was definitely more manageable. I could easily comb through it and once I had tied it up in a ponytail, there was definitely no frizz.
Now, it remained to be seen how it worked when I went outdoors.
The next day, I went to work. As soon as I stepped out of the car, a breeze caught up my ponytail and started sloshing it around. If the product claims were true, then my hair should have still looked fairly presentable even when I got into my office. So, I quickly went into the rest-room to look at myself in the mirror.
And what do I see? My hair is all askew and awry. All the frizz has come back, and I had to spend another ten minutes taming it and re-working it.
So, in my opinion, this Livon product may work if you want it the same day, like before a party, but try sleeping in the Livon conditioned hair, and expecting it to look conditioned the next day, is a definite no-no.
Pros of Livon Pin Straight Hair Conditioner:
1. It has a great frangrance.
2. Glides on easily over the hair owing to its thin consistency.
3. Hair less tangled and easily combatable after using it.
4. Hair look great and conditioned if product used on the same day.
Cons of Livon Pin Straight Hair Conditioner:
Not particularly useful for office-goers – they would have to condition every day.
I bought a 90 ml bottle for Rs. 99. It has a shelf life of 2 years from the date of manufacture.
Would I Buy It Again?
Nope, unless there was no other option. I liked my Vivel Polishing drops much better.
I would rate this shampoo a 3 out of 5 and 2 points for the good job it does on the day of conditioning, 0.5 for the lovely fragrance, and 0.5 for the de-tangling effect it has.
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