Product Rating: 4.5/5 (As per 36 Customer Reviews)
Paraben Free, Silicone Free, Gluten Free, and SLS Free
Our Ultra Premium Conditioner Base now has an improved formulation designed for optimal conditioning of all hair types. The conditioner is luxuriously blended with hair-loving ingredients including Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, and Rosemary Extract to support the healthy appearance of hair strands while improving manageability.
This cosmetic base is creamy white to allow more freedom to create your own look and fortified with exactly the right balance of high-end ingredients. Manufacturers will find it robust and easy to work with when adding Essential Oils, Fragrant Oils, Botanical Extracts, and Color.
Usage: We recommend that the total of all additives not exceed 2% of the total volume. Exceeding this amount may destabilize bonds between the ingredients. Over time this may cause our bases to lose some of their luxurious properties including viscosity, smooth feel, and rate of absorption.
Key Ingredients: Shea Butter – Rich in Oleic Acid and Vitamin E, it nourishes and enhances hair elasticity to make strands look full and be more resistant to breakage. Argan Oil – Full of hair-protective antioxidants, it replenishes lost hydration and helps safeguard tresses against environmental pollutants. Hydrolyzed Soy Protein – Deeply conditions and moisturizes hair to feel soft, smooth, and voluminous. It also minimizes flakiness and calms scalp irritations.
Drum Orders: • The price is FOB from our warehouse. UPS does not ship drums so shipping charges will be calculated in-house with another courier or customers can request their preferred courier. • Price includes bulk open head drum with a plastic liner. • A non-refundable 50% deposit is required. • Special orders for drums cannot be returned. We encourage our customers to try the smaller sizes before placing a special order for a drum. Our return policy is applicable to regular orders only.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: This conditioner is amazing. I added neroli hydrosol, andiroba oil, and chaparral tincture to it, along with some citrus EOs, and it is fantastic. I have very fine hair which tangles easily, and gets weighed down easily. This leaves my hair SO easy to comb, feather light and silky. I diluted it quite a bit with hydrosol, added way more oil than recommended, and the emulsion held perfectly. It's also wicked cheap.
Rating: I personally don't see any benefits from using this conditioner. Whether I use it plain or enhanced with jojoba oil and essential oils, my hair is left dry and frizzy.
By:Rebecca, Thaxton, Virginia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2013
Rating: I am bi-racial with waist length curly hair, do not use shampoo, cleanse my hair daily, and also use this conditioner as a leave-in conditioner. My detangling comb glides right through my hair. I have used it alone as well as with EO's and additives. I prefer it straight out of the bottle. I ordered this conditioner years ago when it first came out and hated it. The only thing I'm doing differently now is I have stopped using shampoo. Now I love it! I decided to give it another try because I was looking for a more natural and cheaper alternative to a popular hair cleanser I had used. The price is great. I can buy five gallons for less than what it will cost me for one gallon of my previous product. I give it a four rating because once I added EO's and additives and then whipped everything together it was not as thick as I preferred. I will order again.
By:Isabel, Warner Robins, Georgia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Apr-2013
Rating: Made sure I ordered this conditioner following my experience with your wonderful SLS, Paraben free shampoo. This conditioner arrived highly concentrated (like a gel toothpaste- so when you water it down to traditional conditioner consistency, you end up with 50% more product).
First use came after dying my hair. Clairol products come with a conditioner packet that is good, but that reeks of horrible chemicals. I substituted this conditioner instead to tone down the frizziness that comes with dying your hair using peroxide.
Wow! It works just as well (and I always thought that conditioner was the best). I'm looking forward to adding my own EOs to make the experience even better next shampoo and touchup time.
By:M., Irving, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Sep-2012
Rating: I just bought this conditioner and it's nicely thick. Made my son's curly hair very soft. The price is great and I will buy it again.
By:Simona, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: It's thicker than their cream base. Could not bottle it was so thick.
By:Binyomin, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-May-2012
Rating: A wonderful conditioner that leaves the hair shiny and soft, but still clean and alive. No build up or heaviness left behind. Accepts a conditioning oil well.
By:Carrie, Oakville, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Being a hairstylist for the last 15 years I have to say this is the best conditioner I have ever used. Mix it with some Camillia seed oil and leave in for 10 minutes and you have a treatment for dry hair that will by far surpass any expensive professional products out there. Trust a hairstylist , when I say you have to try this product. Wow!
By:Tara, Etobicoke, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Very nice product and leaves hair soft, silky and shining. Blends very well with EO and carrier oils suited to repair and strengthen hair. The consistency is very thick and getting it into a bottle is a challenge. I use a zip lock bag and cut the corner out of it to dispense it into bottles or use a cake decorating bag.... and then to get it out of the bottle I put a lotion pump on the bottle.
By:Noel, Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Love this product! Our entire family had been suffering with itchy scalps when using commercial shampoo and conditioner, even one that advertised as SLS free. Mixed this base with tea tree EO, geranium EO, rosemary EO, and phytokeratin and the end product was refreshing. It took a while to get used to the conditioner, as there was not as much "slip" as with commercial products but hair became much softer and conditioned after a week or so. My hairdresser even commented on the condition of my hair. I had to start making double batches because my 14 year old son kept taking my bottle from my bathroom to his shower - it is the only conditioner he will use.
By:Heather, Uxbridge, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I ordered the regular condtioner base but i was sent this one instead. I'm not really sure why but i have no complaints as this conditioner was wonderful. My hair is so soft and it really does detangle well. i loved how creamy it was like smooth butter. Will be ordering this from now on.
By:Lorriane, Gardena, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jan-2010
Rating: My hairdresser switched, what else is there to say? Amazing product, you won't be disappointed!
By:Anna, Leavenworth, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Mar-2007
Rating: This is a great product. The 6% total additive provides alot of leeway for personalizing the product - especially with the rosemary, panthenol and soy proteins already there.
By:Neal, Redondo Beach, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Sep-2011
Rating: Another wonderful product which I have used now for 3 weeks, no more itchy scalp, no more burning, no more scabs, it lathers really well, and I added essential oils to it. Thank you will buy this again
By:Rachel, Fredericton, New Brunswick Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I agree with Kylee that this conditioner does not work well with very thick hair (especially the extremely curly types). I even added coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, and green tea to the mix, and after a days, my hair began to dry out. I always add these extra oils and teas to all my other mixes with phenomenal results, so I'm assuming this Premium Base just wasn't for me. I will experiment again to see if I get different results.
By:Christine, Brooklyn, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2011
Rating: I agree with the previous. Same aging fine hair and this product works like a charm to detangle and soften without fly away! Holds scent beautifully and also just needs a small amount. My hair length is almost to my shoulders and I only need about a quarter size dollop or less. Great job NDA!!!
By:Evelyn, North Olmsted, Ohio Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Aug-2008
Rating: A little goes a long way with this great product. Holds scent well, and it doesn't need much of it. I use it on fine, aging hair and it works wonders. Thanks NDA.
By:Juanita, East Burke, Vermont Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Sep-2008
Rating: Love how well it scents and works great!
By:Lori, Alton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I just love this product!
It holds on the scent very well, you really don't need a lot of it (less than my usual store-bought conditioner), and it leaves the hair really light and silky. A must try!
By:Amelie, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: OK - I love this conditioner - I have added quite a few things to it to fulfill what was needed for my thin, fine - 60-something hair - those would be Phytokeratin Actives, Camellia Seed Oil, Sandelwood EO, Palma Rosa EO and Rosewood EO and I\'m very happy with \"customizing\" this conditioner to satisfy my needs. My hair is medium - long (so that it can be \"tied out of the way\" and is also quite fine - so it tends to get tangled if I haven\'t used a conditioner that makes it smooth and \"not-squeaky\" - I have to use a pretty good dollop - I think about a tablespoon - but it sure does make my hair care easier. Easier to comb thro\' and enhances silky shine!
I Scuba Dive almost every day in the summer - in that old Salt Water Ocean - and my hair used to take a beating - but I\'ve found that not paying attention to how \"pretty\" I look before jumping into the ocean - when I stroke this conditioner thro\' my hair before challenging it\'s ability to withstand it being \"knocked around\" - when I get out of the ocean and shampoo and condition after diving - I have not damaged my hair. It seems to be somewhat protective if it is used in this manner. Great for \"Water Nymphs\".
I Scuba Dive almost every day in the summer - in that old Salt Water Ocean - and my hair used to take a beating - but I\'ve found that not paying attention to how \"pretty\" I look before jumping into the ocean - when I stroke this conditioner thro\' my hair before challenging it\'s ability to withstand it being \"knocked around\" - when I get out of the ocean and shampoo and condition after diving - I have not damaged my hair. It seems to be somewhat protective if it is used in this manner. Great for \"Water Nymphs\"." />
By:Sylvia, Henderson, Nevada Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jun-2008
Rating: This conditioner is great and a little bit goes a long way. Very rich and creamy with a slight scent of shea butter. Doesn't weigh down hair and I have very fine hair that can easily be weighed down. Highly recommended.
By:Shira, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I just used this conditioner over the weekend and added a little banana extract and clary sage essential oil and it held up well with the addition of raw materials. Detangling my hair still took a little bit of work and it did make it easier. I will continue to experiment and see what else I can come up with as I love the base ingredients and feel that my customers will really appreciate the naturalness of the product.
Rating: Very nice conditioner, I have bi-racial thick curley hair and it was able to detangle my hair. I also noticed that it did not make my eyes tingle, which even my store bought natural conditioner does. My only complaint is the form of preservative, but I know its required. I will buy this again.
By:Monique, Pembroke Pines, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-May-2008
Rating: Bought the larger size and made lots of Christmas gifts with a friend. All of the recipients loved this product also. They want me to make more but I'm referring them to ND instead!
By:Gretchen, Phoenix, Arizona Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jul-2008
Rating: WOW! I am sooo happy with this conditioner! Super easy to customize for what your hair needs! It holds EO's extremely well and is awesome at detangling, even on my extremely curly hair! Doesn't leave hair feeling slimyand coated like store bought brands. I love it and will definitely be reordering it!
By:Stephanie, Burlington, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This conditioner worked much better for me than the regular one. My hair really needs detangling and this does it just fine. It works for me like a "moisturizing" conditioner does. Takes the scents well and is so fun to make my own set! Great value!
By:Gretchen, Phoenix, Arizona Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jul-2008
Rating: Again, not impressed with this "premium" base... Does not condition thick hair well at all. Nearly impossible to comb wet. Love the healthy ingredients, but this product really is not worth it.
By:Kylee, Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Jun-2008
Rating: This is an amazing conditioner base! Please, please, please don't ever disc. it. I hope it comes back in stock soon, it's been forever!
By:Nancy, Pincourt, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
I have not yet used this conditioner, but after all of these rave revues am going to purchase it without trying it! I have faith in New Directions quality products! One can not go wrong when using them!
By:Laura, Canon City, Colorado
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Jun-2006
Rating: I love this hair conditioner as well. I scented it with eucalyptus and tea tree oils, and a bit of silk powder. My hair became very smooth and shining after the application. It worked very well. Thank you for offering such quality products at wholesale prices!
By:Tily, Palo Alto, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2006
Rating: I love this conditioner. It holds scent really well, and even though I've experimented with exceeding the recommended .5% additive rate on small batches, I've fount it to still hold it's consistency at 1.5% dilutions with essential oils, and leaves a lovely scent on my hair. Provides excellent conditioning as well - not too much, not too little.
By:Karen, Nepean, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: It's my first time purchase from ND. This conditioner feels so nice and fresh as I mixed it with palmarosa EO. I also added a very small amount of ricebran and camellia seed oil ( total additives not more than 0.5 % as suggested ) to it as a trial but the outcome is so fabulous!
By:Esperanza, Markham, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I used this base, and mixed with some oils, all I can say is LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. I have tried others bases, and this is great. I will definitely continue to use this product.
By:Aminah, Greensboro, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Dec-2006
Rating: A great conditioner for long hair. Great at detangling.
I would prefer it to be available in larger sizes.
By:Tracy, Fauquier, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Wonderful!!! Very little is needed to create smooth silky hair. I used it in it's natural color form and it worked well with the fragrance oilss I used!!!
Rating: This conditioner base is great. A limited amount will go a long way to give hair a silky texture and shine. A very easy to incorporate additives to focus on specific hair care requirements.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).