Product Review: Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner

01/11/2014 | By | More

product review trader joe's nourish spa conditioner

Product Name:

Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Balanced Moisturizing Conditioner


Trader Joe’s – Pleasanton, California


16.9 fl. oz plastic bottle

Retail Purchase Price:

$2.99 plus tax

pH Rating:

Undiluted pH = 10 / Water Diluted pH = 8

List of Ingredients:

Purified water, organic rosemary oil, organic Valencia orange citrus, organic mango, organic lemongrass, organic Ginko Biloba, organic echinacea, organic willow bark, organic sea kelp, organic chamomile flower, organic textured soy protein, organic lavender, organic grapefruit citrus, tocopherol (Vit E), Acetamide MEA, cetyl alcohol, citric acid, Methylparaben, propylparaben, botanical fragrance.

Product Description:

When your hair is dry, it needs to be nourished. This balanced hair remoisturizer is ideal for replenishing dry, brittle hair. Perfect for daily use, it infuses moisture and exceptional shine, without weighing hair down. Enhanced with organic botanicals, it does not contain laurel/laureth sulfates.

Suggested Usage:

Package directions don’t specify how long you should leave it on your hair. My technique has been to saturate my hair while its wet, then massage it in. I let it drip a little, then slap on a plastic conditioning cap, which I leave on for 30-45 minutes or so before rinsing it out. I’ve also used it as a leave-in conditioner as a component of the L.O.C.S. method and it worked great.

Manufacturer’s Warnings/Contraindications:

For external use only. Keep out of eyes. Flush well with water and stop using immediately if irritation occurs.

How I Discovered This Product:

Shopping for my avocado, banana and yogurt to make my deep conditioner, I decided I didn’t feel like all that. So I wandered over to the beauty products aisle to see what they had available in conditioners. I just happened to be in the local Trader Joe’s. The price was the first thing that caught my eye. LOL! Once I got my bottle of Nourish Spa Conditioner home I did a quick Google search and discovered that this product is ranked as a favorite amongst women of all races and hair types.

Bottom Line:

Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa conditioner is about 95%+ organic and has a fresh, gardeny smell that I love. It’s very thick, with a rich and creamy texture that coats the strands of the hair extremely well. You can feel your hair softening as soon as you put it on! Gives your hair a ton of slip. You can literally run your fingers through your hair when its wet, which is important component of the Anthony Dickie method.

A little goes a long way when hair is totally wet, which is to me the best way to apply conditioner. As stated above, I’ve also used it as a leave-in, following it up with some of my shea whip to seal the ends of my hair.

There is one thing that many naturals might consider to be a negative – the product does contain parabens, which are preservatives. Though parabens are found in hundreds of products we use every day, including baby lotion, body lotion and shower gels, parabens are a concern because of their association with cancer. However, Methyl paraben is near the end of the list of ingredients which means the quantity is very small, and since you are rinsing the product out of your hair and not ingesting it, I figured the benefits far outweigh the potential negatives of that one ingredient. But I thought I’d put that out there for those of you trying to go paraben free.

The other thing that might be a problem is that Nourish Spa is only available in their stores — a major hassle if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you. Options are to order it online and pay double to triple the price, or get a friend in an area that does sell it and ship you a few bottles Priority Mail. The flat rate boxes through the US postal service are the same whether they contain one item or 10, so stocking up would be worth it if you have the money.

Nourish Spa Conditioner is only about $3 per bottle nationwide, so even if you don’t like it, it’s not like you will break the bank if you toss it out. But if you are super frugal, Trader Joe’s has a policy if you try something they sell and you don’t like it for any reason, they will take the product back and return your money no questions asked. So you have nothing to lose!

Final Rating: Four star rating for this product

Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner is  thick, creamy, close to being 100% organic, and does the job it says it will do. In this world of outrageously priced beauty products for women’s hair, most of which don’t work half as well as this, you can’t really go wrong here.

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  1. Jenny Tmouh says:

    I used this shampoo and conditioner combo, and almost as soon as I started using it, my hair felt straw-like and turned into one big tangled mess. I’ve got a half-bottle of each left, and went no-poo straight from them, firstly out of frustration for how it left my hair, and secondly because I didn’t feel it cleaned right in the first place. No-Poo works better than this crap! And I’m a die-hard TJ fan…

  2. @Jenny, its actually a food to my hair, I used it and I really like the fill of my natural hair, I got it from Allure Beauty Store on opebi road. Thanks @ your natural hair#

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