Have you tried Giovanni 50/50 Conditioner?

Giovanni hair care is Organic, Vegan and free from SLS, SLES, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances and not tested on animals. This particular conditioner is recommended for normal to dry/coloured hair. 

I like the fragrance, it is a gentle fresh slightly citrus scent. The product is rich with a medium thick consistency and I only need a small amount on my short hair. It took a couple of washes to figure out the right amount for me, about the size of a 10p seems to be ample. I do find if I use too much it will weigh down my fine hair and I quickly get greasy roots. This is a traditional rinse out conditioner. When I first tried the product I was amazed how my damp hair instantly felt silky smooth and de-tangled. Once blow dried and straightened (I do use a heat protecting lotion) my hair feels soft and hydrated with improvement to dry ends. Over the Christmas holidays I was away from home and switched to a travel size bottle of Living Nature’s Balancing Conditioner (link). I did not like it at all and I was really pleased to get back to my Giovanni. This easily gives my salon brands a run for their money. It also works well as an intensive treatment, simply leave on hair for 5 – 10 minutes and then rinse out.

I really love this conditioner and the only negative I have is with the packaging. The product is thick and the bottle is not a traditional shape. As I use up the conditioner what remains gets stuck at the bottom of the bottle. I need to shake in order to loosen the contents so I can squeeze out the product. It is a little pet peeve but it wouldn't stop me from re-purchasing.

I have mentioned before my hair tends to rebel against natural hair care but this has impressed me. In comparison to Organic Surge I think Giovanni (by a small margin) works well at taming my dry ends. I purchased this from Love Lula for £7.99 (250ml bottle). Some may see this as expensive but in comparison to the brands I regularly purchase I think it is a good price. I use such a small amount that the bottle has lasted months and I am nowhere near the end.

Have you tried Giovanni hair care? What did you think? Let me know in a comment below.

Ingredients - Aqua (Purified Water), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, *Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, *Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, *Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Leaf Extract, *Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, *Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, *Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, *Equisetum Arvense Extract, *Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Panthenol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polysorbate 60, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance With Essential Oils.


  1. Sounds perfect aside from the packaging. I've been eyeing Giovanni products for some time now :)

  2. @Vintage I was same as you been eyeing them up for ages, I really love this conditioner. I forgot to mention I do like the packaging for being clear plastic, makes it easier to tell when you are running out rather than guessing from the weight of bottle.

  3. I haven't heard of this brand before. I use conditioners by Naked at the moment. Their shampoos are softening enough for my crazy frizzy hair x

    1. I am really loving this conditioner & it seems to be a never ending bottle. I like Naked shower gels so perhaps I should give the hair care a try :)