Davines Alchemic Chocolate Conditioner

18 Nov

First, I’m sorry for leaving you for a week. I missed you all terribly, and I hope that nothing keeps me away from you for this long again. I’m now happily settled in my parent’s house for the next week, so I don’t see any disturbances in the near future. Thanks for sticking with me.

Now that we’re less than a week from Thanksgiving, I can allow myself to start thinking about the holiday season. One of the things the holidays mean to me is a darker, richer hair color. This conditioner is perfect for those who also want a seasonal change, but don’t want to commit to a dye job. Most color depositing conditioners and shampoos don’t make a visible difference. This one, however, does. It enhances the tone and darkens hair slightly, just enough for winter. Plus, it washes out naturally over time, so by spring you’ll be back to your original color.

This conditioner is super thick, which makes it easier to get it to stick to your hair and nothing else. This is important because this conditioner will stain anything it comes in contact with: shower, shower curtain, scalp if you don’t wash throughly, towels, etc. Generally speaking, I’m accident prone, and I’ve only caused permanent damage to my shower curtain liner, which I picked up at Target for a few bucks. Not a major loss.

When I’m using this conditioner, I try to get it on as early in my shower as possible. I secure my hair with an old hair tie and leave the conditioner in for at least six minutes. If I’m not in a rush, I try to get closer to 10 minutes. What really sells me on this product is that it does a great job of conditioning while tinting my hair. When I get out of the shower, my hair is shiny and tangle-free. It’s worth noting, though, that the scent sticks around until your next wash. I’m not bothered by the scent. It smells like  a salon: There’s a dye scent there, but it’s not prominent or offensive.

A 8.5 oz. jar retails for $28.50, but it’ll last you all winter. I use mine once or twice per week, but if you want more drastic results, you could use it more often. I’ve never tried this, but you could also use my deep conditioning method, which I’m guessing would intensify the results as well. Let me know if you do; I’d love to know how it works!

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