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Dia’s New & Improved Creamy Leave-In Conditioner – Out Now!


Dia’s – All Natural is proud to bring you the new & improved Creamy Leave-In Conditioner.

This leave-in has been reformulated to bring you even softer, silkier, smoother hair. Thick and rich to coat each strand and add instant softness whilst aiding detangling. pH balanced to smooth down cuticles and maintain healthy hair. Perfect for thick, dry curly & kinky hair types.

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It’s taken me a while but it’s finally ready. My leave-in conditioner has come a long way since i first blogged about it. Even though the old formula was good, i decided to tinker around with it to see if i could improve on it’s performance. I took some ingredients out and added in some new ones, played with ratios and consistencies until i was happy with what we have today. I’m so proud of it and i KNOW you will not be disappointed!

I use it as a leave-in after washing and conditioning on damp hair and as a moisturiser during the week on dry hair to add moisture and softness before sealing. It works like a dream!!!!

Here’s a breakdown of the new ingredients

Herbal Infusion – With Marshmallow root, White Willow Bark, Blue Malva, Nettle, Chamomile, Hibiscus, Coltsfoot, Horsetail, Burdock Root and Rose Petals. Full of vitamins, minerals and mucilage. This blend of hair loving herbs are good for conditioning and detangling, naturally preventing dandruff, soothing scalp irritation, adding body, sheen and lustre, promoting healthy hair growth and preventing breakage and split ends.

Aloe Vera Juice – Contains many nutrients including amino acids, minerals, enzymes, vitamins, saccharine, anthraquinone, lignin, sterols and many more. The enzymes help activate fresh growth and stimulates the growth of existing hair by stabilizing the follicular cycle. Helps to restore the hair and scalps pH balance. Is a cellular regenerator with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, helps to treat and heal red, itchy and unhealthy scalps. Also smoothes the hair’s cuticles and imparts shine to the hair.

BTMS – A highly effective yet mild cationic self-emulsifying wax with outstanding conditioning properties. Provides excellent wet hair comb-through and detangling and leaves a soft, powdery after-feel. Ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Avocado Oil – Cold-pressed. Rich in nutrients, amino acids, and essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B, D, and E. Excellent for enhancing hair health. Nourishes the hair follicles and the scalp promoting the growth of new hair cells. Has natural humectant properties, adding and locking in moisture. Gives hair a glossy shine and silky texture and is particularly useful for dry, damaged and chemically treated hair.

Coconut Oil – Virgin, Cold-pressed and Certified Organic. The molecular structure of coconut oil makes it easier to penetrate through the hair shaft and works with the natural hair proteins. Helps to condition, moisturise and strengthen your hair and reduces damage to the hair cuticle during combing. Also used to treat conditions like dry scalp or fungal conditions like seborrhoeic dermatitis that cause itchy flakes.

Cetyl Alcohol – A vegetable fatty alcohol derived from palmitic acid (palm oil fatty acid). Adds body and thickness to products. Imparts a smooth, emollient feel and glide. Works in conjunction with cationic quaternary compounds like BTMS to increase the conditioning agent’s substantivity.

Glycerine – A humectant extracted from coconuts. Moisturises by drawing water from the air (or in the product) into the skin and hair. Also adds slip to aid easier combing. Provides a smooth, silky feeling and adds gloss.

Panthenol – Penetrates deep into the skin and hair shaft and has excellent water-binding abilities. It creates a protective film aiding moisture retention. Helps strengthen the hair by imparting an elastic film inside and out, which also helps thicken the hair and leaves it feeling soft, silky and easy to handle.

Honeyquat – Naturally derived quaternized conditioning agent made from honey, exhibiting excellent moisture binding capabilities. Due to its low molecular weight, can easily penetrate the hair shaft to provide moisture to dry, dull hair. Also helps restore shine and lustre. Helps reduce static build-up and improves wet combing.

Cetrimonium Chloride – A cationic quaternary conditioning agent that softens hair and provides excellent detangling properties. Deposits itself onto the cuticle of the hair, helping create a smoother surface and also reducing static-induced flyaway hair. Not a silicone or silicone derivative.

Crambe Seed Oil – Organic, Cold-pressed. Provides enhanced slip/lubricity and protection. An excellent natural lubricant and emollient which has a unique skin-feel, combining a light texture with enhanced slip properties, without feeling too greasy. An ideal natural alternative to mineral oils and silicones and is similar to Broccoli Seed Oil with both around 50% Erucic Acid (C22:1), an Omega-9 fatty acid that helps to give a glossy shine to hair just like silicone. It also gives shine and gloss to dull and lifeless skin.

Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Chlorphenesin – Broad spectrum Parabens-free and Formaldehyde-free preservation system. Active against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria, yeasts and moulds.

Vitamin E – A powerful anti-oxidant, protecting the skin, hair and scalp from harmful free radicals. Penetrates deep into the cells, helps activate cell proliferation, helps promote wound healing and may reduce UV-induced damage. A powerful moisturiser. Due to it’s anti-oxidant properties, Vitamin E prolongs the shelf life of oils preventing them from going rancid too quickly.

Essential Oils – Makes the product smell nice and also adds their properties. Includes lavender and geranium.

Guar Conditioning Gum – Derived from guar gum. Softens and conditions whilst forming a protective barrier to help control flyaway and frizzy hair.

Hydrolysed Wheat Protein – Provides excellent film forming properties and can absorb up to twice its weight of water. Is ideal for retaining water levels and moisturising the skin and hair. Helps strengthen the skin and hair and repairs damage. Hairs porosity is reduced leaving it feeling smoother and softer and improves shine and lustre.

Citric Acid – pH adjuster to bring the products pH range down to a suitable acidic level for optimal hair & skin health.