Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls and Waves Conditioner

Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner

Curly-haired people in India do not have much choice with shampoos and conditioners.  Most of the shampoos and conditioners available in India are targeted towards achieving either straight long hair or straight long hair!!  Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner is the first hair product that I have come across that claims to have been exclusively designed for curly/wavy hair.

Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls and Waves Conditioner

Since, this was exclusively labelled as for curly/wavy hair, I had high expectations from it, please read on to find how it fared on my expectations!!sigh!!


Rs. 179 for 340 g.


Product Description:

Twist and shout!  Lushly defined waves begin with a high-intensity moisturizing conditioner.  It helps to remove the frizz factor and replenish vital moisturizers to  keep your curls bouncy and beautiful.  Curls and boys, you will have them wrapped around your finger in no time.  Totally Twisted curl boosting mousse defies humidity to keep your shiny, springy curls bouncing.


How To Use:

Massaging in this creamy formula is like waving goodbye to frizz!



My Take on Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls and Waves Conditioner:

I was quite happy that I had found the perfect conditioner for my hair type.  I actually wanted a shampoo from Totally Twisted, but then it was not available, and I had to pick up the conditioner instead.  The conditioner comes in a huge wave-shaped 340 g bottle.  It comes with a press-down green lid that you have to press down on one side to get shampoo from a small opening on the other side.

Conditioner for curly hair

Despite claiming to have wild cherry twist and something called Jewel Orchid :stars: :stars: , the conditioner smells really weird, I mean I was kind of taken aback by the weird smell, but then this conditioner was specifically for my hair and I had to try it.  I paired the conditioner with my regular L’oreal repair shampoo and kept the conditioner on my hair for around 10 minutes.  After rinsing the conditioner off my hair, I could feel that my hair was indeed smooth.

After I had air dried my hair, I could see that there was no frizz in my hair as such, but I was a little disappointed too because my hair tends to curl up into tight curls on the first day that I wash my hair and subsequently thereafter, it gets looser and gets wavy by the third day, but with this conditioner, I had loose and limp curls.


This conditioner did not give me the effect that I was expecting I would have, but nevertheless, my hair was frizz free and smooth.

By the second day, my hair had become flat and completely flaccid and by the third day, there was no go than washing my hair again because it was looking very flat.

So, I would like to say that this conditioner that is specifically designed for curly/wavy hair does not actually add bounce to curls, but “tames” them and clears the frizz out.  I am actually undecided about this conditioner because even though I would like a no-frizz hair, at the same time, I would have preferred tighter curls with bounce.

Herbal Essences

Summing up the pros and cons of this conditioner:

Pros of Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls and Waves Conditioner:

  • A conditioner specifically designed for curly and wavy hair.
  • Detangles hair nicely.
  • Smooths out all frizziness.
  • Adds a bit of a shine to the hair.
  • Tames down the curls and waves.
  • Price is good for the quantity provided.

Cons of Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls and Waves Conditioner:

  • I don’t know what Jewel Orchid and Wild Cherry Twist is, but whatever that is, the conditioner smells very weird.
  • It does not “define” curls, this conditioner “tames” the curls and waves.
  • The curls/waves turn somewhat flaccid with this conditioner and fall flat after the first day of wash.
  • Does weigh down hair.
  • Need to wash the hair frequently.
  • Does not make the curls bouncy.

Will I Buy Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls and Waves Conditioner Again:

I am undecided yet, I have to finish this bottle to decide, but I would go with the logic that “something is better than nothing,” at least, there is a conditioner that is specifically for my hair type, so I am still undecided.

Would I Recommend:

I would recommend this conditioner to only those who have curls and wavy hair with extreme frizz, but those who like their curls to be bouncy and happy, not for you.

IMBB Rating:


Ahem, not flaunting at all, but I wanted to show you my new set of earrings :jiggy1:  :dance: :happydance:  :happydance:

Earrings 3


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98 thoughts on “Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls and Waves Conditioner

  1. hey thats a very honest review especially the ‘I don’t know what Jewel Orchid and Wild Cherry Twist is” :D. Sorry it didnt work as well as you had wanted but do hope you get a chance to use it up anyways.

  2. Thanks Aruna… :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: I just hope I find a better conditioner that works on my curls :happydance: :happydance:

  3. I louuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuued the earrringsss Jomol… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: and this Herbal essence thing also looks nice!! 😀

      1. I have taken the pics from my new camera Kimi :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: happy to hear that it has come out good :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

        1. Wowww..so you flaunting camera too now!! :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: Flaunting overdose subah subah!! :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

          1. He he….abh muje bahut accha lag raha hai…after an entire week of sickness, I am feeling better….. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

            1. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

              1. Aruna :love: :love: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5:

  4. heyy.. jomo.. where is the review .. i could only see these gold earing… :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: ..
    u buy so much of gold.. that its price keeps moving upp :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

    1. Poo……….he he….kya karoon….only gold suits me…..I can’t wear any other metal for even an hour also….isliye…. :(( :(( :(( :((

      1. he he….Preetha…no more diamonds…..I had seen this diamond ring in Malabar gold….but when everything got calculated….it was coming to around 1 lakh 23 thousand rupees…… :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

          1. yeah Preetha…but it was very beautiful……it was full of diamonds……like a band of diamonds it was……I still can’t get over it :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

  5. Thanks Jomol for this review. This is the right product for me :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: My conditioner is getting over :woot: eager to buy this and its Friday :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Shajeela….get it….except for the weird smell, I think you will like it :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  6. the bottle looks quite nice..actually i like the purple color 😉 and nice pics jomol :waytogo: sad to hear that it actually tames curly hair rather than giving it nice bounce and maintaining the curls with frizz free hair :waaa: this would be good for gals who would want their wavy/curly hair to become flat :yes:
    another gold jewellery 😯 😯 with the gold prices rising sky high your gold collection is also going sky high :woot: :woot: :woot: i love danglings a lot..they suit me more than the studs :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Parita……..thankoooooooooo :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: . You are right, it will work for those girls who want to tame their curls……bounce tho it won’t add…….. O:) O:)

      and Parita…me too…I don;t like studs that much….but my sister wears only studs :worship:

        1. same pinch Parita :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: she feels uncomfortable wearing danglings…….actually, studs don’t suit me…..danglings do…yey..high five :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5:

  7. jomol….goodmorning :woot: :woot: :woot: ye last pic mei dono erarings alag kyun hain??? ?:) ?:) ?:) n mere paas bhi same to same hanging hain bas jo apke three caps chain mei lage hain, mere mei ek hi laga hai n uske upar plain chain hai. :))

    1. Shivani…..earrings alag nahin hai :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: I have reversed the earring to show the 916 hallmark….woh earrings ka peeche ka screw part hai :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

          1. u take this now for taking ur flaunting to a higher level, agae peeche sab flaunt karna hai,,,,,,,ye lo :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  8. ye green panel kyaaaaa hai, mujhe koi kabhi bhi nahi btata :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: jomoli btao na aaj :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

    1. Nahin batati……you couuld not make out the earrings ka aage ka aur peeche ka part…ishliye :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

      1. haww….me getting hunters for innocent koshens 😐 😐 u bad jomol….. :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: let me ask Rati or Sanjeev ji wat that green panel is….. :announce: :announce: :smug: :smug: :smug:

    2. Jomi.. u ignoring Shivani.. :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: tel her the secret behind this Green panel na.. 😆 😆 😆 😆 and me also want to know.. :dumb: :dumb:

  9. Hi….Jomo….Nice review…very honest and sweet :waytogo: …. and GORGEOUS earrings… :woot: :woot: You seem to be hooked to Malabar gold for all your purchases…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  10. Thanks Vineetha :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: actually, I am buying from Malabar gold for years now…..and excellent customer service too :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Yup…the one in cochin too is really good…i shop there whenever i come to kerala :dance: :dance: …but all the time such rush yaar :stars: ……and i have a slight favouritism for Bhima as well… :whistle: :whistle:

  11. jomol how come you havent bought anything form mia- tanishq abhi tak :yikes:

    I love those arrings .. mekkoo chahiyee :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

    1. Rati wo green panel kya hai???? ?:) ?:) jomol is not telling me on the contrary barsaing hunters on me :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame:

  12. Hawwwwwwwwwwww….sim sim….. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: earrings acche lage sim sim :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  13. jommmooooooolllllllll ye kiska review :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: conditiner or gold ear ring :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  14. main bahu ko nahin doongi sanjeevji….meri niece ko doongi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: bahu se main loongi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  15. rati and good news….51% foreign direct investment in markets in India :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  16. hou….aisich….abh…..duniya is looking more colourful now…lekin ek doubt…mere village mein kaun walmart kolega 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

  17. Nice detailed review jomol…..but sad part is d product nt works properly…bt anyways i lyk ur earings very much….looks beautiful on salwar kamiz or even wid saree…..hw much it weigh??

  18. flaccid hair? :nonono: :nababana: :nababana: Mere baal toh waisich flat flat hai…ye use karne se toh full champu lagoongi. 😐 😐
    And why so much flaunting? Ye lo! :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: upar ye hallmark ka bhi flaunting! :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :huh: :huh:

    1. Pragny…….you have straight hair kya :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: I don’t like people with straight hair…..waise…ritika reviewed the straight ends shampoo from herbal essences and its really good, if you want to try that….go ahead :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  19. I got so excited seeing a Herbal Essences shampoo for curls. 😛 Too bad it doesn’t give any bounce to the curls. Damn. :-/
    And GREAT earrings! :woot: :woot: :woot: I have a thing for danglers too but I still do not appreciate inciting jealousy like that. That is cruel. :bash: :spank: I now feel like rushing to the shop and getting a few big pairs myself. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  20. JW….. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: am I gleeful or what…… :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

    1. JW…..if you are in Delhi…Malabar Gold is in Karol Bagh :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

      1. Thankee for the info, Jomol! :woot: :woot: :happydance: :happydance: I’m in Chandigarh but (like all greedy, shopping-friendly townsfolk) I do rush off to Delhi frequently anyway. Planning to visit during Christmas vacation again. Will check out this shop then. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :yahoo:

  21. You live in Chandigarh. :woot: :woot: :woot: ….Happy Taandi season to you…..Nupur will kill me, but I will still say that…… :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: JW….I tho live in a village……..I have to travel a long way to buy even a loreal 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

  22. i hated the shampoo!! yak.. i have half straight and half tight curls and this made my hair rough like crazyy!!
    gave it for car wash 😛 O:)

  23. I have a doubt, this is very thick conditioner with serum the bottle doesn’t mention whether we have to rinse after application. any suggestions?

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