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Alba Botanica: Leave-In Conditioner Color Protection, 7 oz

Enriched with herbal extracts, botanical oils and plant proteins, without any of the ingredients that can be harmful to your hair. No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate No Paraben Preservatives or Phthalates No Artificial Colors or Silicones 100% Vegetarian Ingredients and No Animal Testing EU Cosmetics Directive Compliant Alba Botanica Guide To Botanicals Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) This flowering plant has moisture-holding qualities for supple, shiny hair. Advanced Botanical Color Protection Patented Green Tea extract delivers concentrated polyphenols for potent antioxidant defense to protect hair against sun and environmental damage and reduce color fading. Plus, botanical micro-proteins, from Moringa Seeds, for extract color protection. The best frizz tamer ever! Frizz into curls!, November 15, 2008 From Oregon Alba stopped producing a leave-in conditioner over a year ago and I was left with frizzy, unmanageable hair! I tried so many other products but none were successful in controlling my hair. I was so thrilled to see that Alba brought back a leave-in conditioner. I ordered it immediately and within 5 minutes after applying, my hair was drying into curly locks!!!! Finally my curl is back! Now I don’t have to look any further and waste my money on anything else. LOVE this product for my hair! great value, great product, November 12, 2008 From Oregon this is twice the amount and a quarter of the price to a well-known brand of leave in conditioner I had been using. ..and turns out it works much better as well. alba botanica is light and doesn’t make your hair sticky, greasy, or stiff when applied. VERY NICE!, January 21, 2009 From California This product works very well. It’s wonderful not to have to rinse it out and it is truely scent free–no perfumes, no herbal scents.

Key features

  • Advanced Botanical Color Protection
  • Made for dry or damaged natural and color-treated hair
  • For improved suppleness and shine
  • Restorative botanicals and protective antioxidants
  • Simply Natural Hair Care

Honest reviews


Wonderful leave in!

I have been using this leave in for about 3 years now and I love it. I continuously look for a product to compare that I can find locally but to no avail. Amazon has great prices and free s/h so I will continue to purchase it online. I have very thick, very long (hiplength) African American, texturized (relaxed but not bone straight) hair, and this leave in is thick enough to spread through my hair to moisturize it really well, but with no buildup. The ingredients are great, and I love that there is hardly a smell, as I am sensitive to perfumes and fragrances. I usually use coconut oil on top of this product to seal in the moisture. Coconut oil is also the 4th ingredient. I only wish it came in a bigger tube. Try it!

Shana South Bend, TX


I have afro hair that has “o” shaped strands. It is very dry at times. I also have a very sensitive scalp, along with a sensitivity to shea and jojoba. I was VERY happy to see that neither of those ingredients are in this product. It is slippery and would make an excellent detangler. It is not greasy or sticky and when I touch my hair, I don’t have anything on my hands. I think my hair feels best after the second application of the leave-in. I am so glad I found this!Just wanted to add that I’m able to reapply it the next day with no heaviness of stickiness. I just ordered three bottles of this product so that I will have plenty on hand.

Tori Coolidge, AZ

Sticky and heavy

My hair’s long and naturally curly and I live in a humid environment (Florida). My hair hates this product. It kind of glops in my hair, lets in all the humidity I don’t want, my hair winds up frizzy and sticky and feels dirty. My niece uses this and loves it, but her hair’s straight and smooth. So if you have naturally curly, keep looking.

Marisa Scott, MS

Superb leave-in conditioner for Afro-textured hair!

Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner is perfect for my Afro-textured, tightly coiled hair. It’s lotion-y, slippery, moisturizing and non-greasy. I love that coconut oil–an oil scientifically proven to penetrate hair strands–is the third ingredient in the product.I apply a quarter-sized amount of Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner to clean, damp, sectioned (10 parts) hair and top it off with a layer of moisturizer. After that, I style.Using Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner results in the most beautiful braid-outs (my favorite hair style). Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner will be a hair care staple for life! I buy it from Dr Vita.Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Green Tea Extract, Moringa Seed Extract, Sisal Extract, Fenugreek Seed Extract, Marshmallow Leaf/Root Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Lavender Flower Extract, Calendula Flower Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate

Althea Barceloneta, PR

Thick and oily

There is no smell on this, which I like but it’s really thick and greasy. If you use too much, you feel it all day and it leaves your hair really oily. I would not buy again.

Kenya Fluker, LA


I don’t usually even read five-star reviews. I rarely give five star reviews. Five stars means perfect. People are way too easy in giving five stars in my opinion. So for me to get five stars it means I think very highly of this product. And I do. This company in my opinion makes the best shampoos and conditioners which are also natural for your hair. I care about my health and I don’t put cancer-causing chemicals on her in my body. This leave-in conditioner is truly amazing insofar that it does not leave your hair heavy, and, I had very dry damaged longhair, even though I am a man, and it almost immediately started to help my hair become healthier better feeling and better looking. Now after using it for a couple of weeks my hair is definitively better and I expect it to continue to get even more better. The only negative I can think of is that it is a bit pricey and it would be nice if these holistic oriented companies would stop gouging the public of which I believe they use the excuse of holistic to over-charge for their products; have you shopped at whole foods lately? You could drop $500 in that store without even trying. It’s ridiculous in my opinion.

Lucille Almelund, MN

My first leave-in conditioner

Being that this was my first leave-in conditioner, I was very satisfied. I also didn’t notice that this was fragrance free, which was fine by me, because fragrance can sometimes be a bit much. Being a “curly girl” this conditioner left my curls feeling soft and bouncy and not heavy or oily. I really liked this and will buy Alba again!

Shari Hickory, PA

Excellent leave in conditioner

Excellent leave in conditioner. It makes my hair much softer. I do however need to wash it more often as it can make my hair a bit greasy & lanky sooner than if I did not have any on. No frizzing. I have hair shafts that are thick without having much in term of volume & they are also wiry & crunchy. This does make them heavier but since I have short hair, I prefer it that way.

Priscilla Greenville, MI

Works really well

Makes my frizzy hair a lot softer and calmer, not greasy, smells nice, all-natural, and a little bit goes a long way.

Minnie Cuervo, NM