Livon Pin Straight Hair Conditioner

by Crystals on September 19, 2011 · 26 comments

Livon Pin Straight Hair Conditioner

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 pin straight hair conditioner

About Livon:
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.

Ingredients:

The product contains:
1. Aqua.
2. Stearyl Alcohol.
3. Cetyl Alcohol.
4. Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine.
5. Aminopropyl Phenyl Trimethicone.
6. Palmitoyl.
7. Myristyl Serinate.
8. Ginseng Extract.
9. D-Panthenol.
10. Light Liquid paraffin.
11. Lactic Acid.
12. Isopropyl Myristate.
13. Glycerin.
14. PEG-8.
15. PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer.
16. Sodium Acrylate.
17. Perfume.
18. DMDM Hydantoin.

This conditioner is meant for frizzy hair and comes from the ‘I Love My Hair’ range of products from Livon.

Product Claims:
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.

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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.

Cost:
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.

Rating:
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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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Janhavi September 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

oooh this conditioner does not sound good :yuck: :yuck: oh well the search of the perfect conditioner goes on !

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dollar September 19, 2011 at 11:02 am

Ooo .thanx fir the review…i was also thinking of buyin it…. i just use the sunsilk golden shampoo and it works wonders and occasionaly pantene leave in serum….

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Fire Crystals September 20, 2011 at 10:26 am

Oh! Which shampoo is that from Sunsilk? I would definitely like to try it.

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Bhawana September 19, 2011 at 11:06 am

i am always on the lookout for good detanglers..this sounds like this would work for me..thanks for the review :waytogo:

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Kaps September 19, 2011 at 11:13 am

It didn’t work for me too :nababana:

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Aruna September 19, 2011 at 11:33 am

sorry it didnt work for you. You might want to consider the Dove conditioners. They are really nice. Also, the Livon liquid or Mrs Marino which helps with the detangling of hair might work better than this conditioner.

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nids September 19, 2011 at 2:43 pm

i second aruna on the dove conditioners part.. they r really gud :thumbsup:

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Visakhi September 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Livon has a good packaging, it always attract me.. :toothygrin: .. But i wont giveup with my Dove conditoners.. I try many conditioners and returns to Dove only… :snicker:
.. Hey nice review Crystal.. I liked ur name, very unique… :wink:

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Fire Crystals September 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

Thanks Visakhi :))

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Richa September 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Nice Review Cyrstals..Livon conditioners dint work for me as well….i feel Dove has been the best conditioner so far :)

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Fire Crystals September 20, 2011 at 10:28 am

Personally I have liked the Fiama de Wills Polishing Drops best of all – and I have tried Dove, but didn’t work too well for me.

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neha September 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

i got my perfect conditoner matrix one :methinks: :haanji:

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Taps September 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

i used the dark pink colored one of this same range, it made my hair very oily kind and limp

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Vid September 19, 2011 at 2:42 pm

am using the dove conditioner now, compared to others this one suited my hair

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monika September 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I see everyone raving abt the Dove conditioner…..am currently using the daily shine one but it’s an OK product for my frizzy hair….not bad but then , not something to rave about. Anyone can suggest any other Dove conditioner that is suiting them for frizzy hair?

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nids September 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm

i’m using the same daily shine 1 frm dove monika & it works very well for my normal hair :yes: :yes: .. no idea about a conditioner for ur hair type… :|

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neha September 19, 2011 at 5:26 pm

mon try matrix for frizzy hair
i got that one

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bhumika September 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I am confused now..:/

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Sara September 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm

There’s a sunsilk range here in Australia called “frizz and weather defense”.. Sounds like it would be perfect for u

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Maneesha September 20, 2011 at 1:22 am

der was a conditioner called Mrs Marino…. can no longer find it here…is it discontinued??
I found it sooooooooo gud!! luved the framgrance n used to leave my hair silky soft n shiny!! Awesomeness personified!! but cant find it anywhere nw :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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if January 14, 2012 at 12:08 am

pls pls nobody buy it… i used it twice and threw it out of the window… sachiii… its a horrible product… worse than applying nothing to ur hair… complete waste of money… it did absolutely nothing nothing :pissedoff:

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