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Suave Professionals Split End Rescue Conditioner, 12.6 Ounce

View larger Salon-Proven to Strengthen as Well as a Salon Brand Enriched with PEC complex, Suave Professionals Split End Rescue Conditioner helps cleanse and condition hair, transforming split ends into healthy-looking, strong hair after just three uses.* Directions for Use Apply. Leave for 3 minutes. Rinse. Use with Split End Rescue Shampoo. What’s in the Box Suave Professionals Split End Rescue Conditioner, 12.6 Ounces. *With 3 uses of Split End Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner vs. non-conditioning shampoo alone. Split End Rescue Conditioner: Salon proven to strengthen hair as well as a salon brand Up to 70 percent split end reduction** Enriched with PEC complex

Key features

  • Salon proven to strengthen hair as well as paul Mitchell
  • Up to 70% split end reduction with 3 uses of split end rescue shampoo and conditioner vs. Non-conditioning shampoo alone
  • Enriched with PEC complex

Honest reviews


3-Star Conditioner, Not Great but Adequate

Not as moisturizing as first thought; seems more like a light, everyday conditioner.It’s not a once-a-week split-ends treatment type conditioner but it works fine as a day-to-day conditioner.It smells pleasant enough though.

Marisol Clairton, PA

Low Cost Conditioner

First of all, I want to commend Suave for coming out with this product at an excellent price. I love the coconut scent, and it does work nicely in my hair.However, I am not certain about the whole "split ends" issue – I didn’t really see a difference. So three stars …

Katharine Mackinaw City, MI

Coconut, lemony smell – thick and creamy – good bottle

This is an adequate conditioner – nothing special. It has ingredients that are attracted to damaged hair – +vely charged chemicals. So it claims to reduce split ends by up to 70%. It made my hair bouncy and consequently, already existing split ends tended to rise and show.Whereas I like strong perfumes, I don’t like food-like smells. This conditioner smells like coconut with a hint of lemon. It’s not objectionably strong, so I can tolerate it, but I prefer a floral scent.On using the conditioner after putting it on the top part of my head, I had to dilute it to get it through to my roots and scalp. I don’t mind diluting the creamy liquid, as it means that the bottle can be smaller. Despite it being quite thick, it did not make my hair feel heavy after rinsing and it looked fine.This was better than using a shampoo/conditioner mix. It uses very common ingredients – chemicals that make the hair slippery and shiny, preserve the product and smooth the skin. Its from Unilever so has some of the same ingredients as other Suave conditioners.I like the bottle which is “upside down” so the thick liquid comes out easily. Also the bottle has a slight “waist” which means it doesn’t slip out of your hands, given the conditioner is quite slippery.Here’s a list of ingredients – with an explanation, as well as I can do it from various websites including the US government’s Household Products Database, the Skin Deep (R) Cosmetics Database and Wikipedia (I am not a chemist):- Water- Cetearyl Alcohol cetostearyl alcohol or cetylstearyl alcohol – emulsifier, foaming agent – emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, and foam boosting surfactant, as well as an aqueous and nonaqueous viscosity-increasing agent – very common- Dimethicone -also called Polydimethylsiloxane – makes hair slippery – a silicone oil- Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine- Behentrimonium Chloride, also known as docosyltrimethylammonium chloride or BTAC-228, CH3(CH2)21N(Cl)(CH3)3, used as an antistatic agent and a disinfectant a quaternary ammonium salt used as a preservative – very common in conditioners- Dipropylene Glycol – polymerization initiator, solvent.- Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid; naturally produced in the process of bacterial fermentation, for example milk fermentation. Lactic acid is frequently used as an exfoliant and in anti-wrinkle products – the most significant effects caused by exposure to lactate esters are respiratory, dermal, and ocular irritation.- Polyquaternum-28- Amodimethicone – amine-functionalized silicone – yields an inorganic, cationic (+vely charged in water) polymer – attracted to -ve (e.g. highly damaged) hair – makes hair shiny and slippery- Potassium Chloride- Disodium EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is a chelating agent, used to sequester and decrease the reactivity of metal ions that may be present in a product. Softens the skin.- DMDM hydantoin is an antimicrobial formaldehyde releaser preservative with the trade name Glydant. Can cause dermatitis in formaldehyde sensitive people. Corrosive, can cause irreversible eye damage.- Cetrimonium Chloride – a quaternary ammonium compound used as a preservative – antiseptic and conditioning agent. Can irritate eyes, nose and throat.- PVM.MA Copolymer- Methylchloroisothiazolinone – MCI – is a preservative with antibacterial and antifungal effects within the group of isothiazolinones. It is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and fungi.- Methylisothiazolinone is a widely-used preservative; has been associated with allergic reactions. (Lab studies on the brain cells of mammals also suggest that methylisothiazolinone may be neurotoxic. – however Toxnet did not show anything significant)- Fragrance – smells like coconutAt the concentrations in this product, I wouldn’t expect any irritating effects, at least I did not experience any and rubbing the conditioner on to my hands made them feel smooth, after wiping off the excess.

Darla Lakeside Marblehead, OH

Better for those with thinner hair

I have thick long hair and after using this conditioner I found it difficult to brush through. It’s definitely made for those with regular to fine hair. Meant to not weigh hair down. Great for thinner hair types. But not enough conditioning for those with thick or coarse hair.As for split ends I’m not able to judge if it helps, since it doesn’t condition my hair enough and I end up doing even more damage to it trying to tame my hair after using it. I find I have to flat iron my hair even more when using this conditioner, so it mostly defeats the purpose of a conditioner that’s supposed to repair hair. Better suited for those with thinner hair.

Mia Winfield, IA

Its an O.K. Conditioner, but no miracle solution

I’ve been using this as my conditioner since I received it several weeks ago. I have very fine, curly hair which is also color treated. Even before I used color on my hair it was prone to split ends. It has been several months since my last hair cut, so my hair was starting to feel very dry and on the verge of many split ends when I started to use this conditioner.I didn’t notice any improvement that this conditioner offered over the conditioner I had been using.It works well as a conditioner, but I didn’t see any of the promised results when it came to split ends.

Beatrice Sand Point, AK

Split Ends 1, Suave, 0

This conditioner promises to strengthen hair while reducing split ends after three uses. I have been growing out the layers in my fine wavy hair and the ends are getting ratty. I was surprised that the product was as runny as it was. Perhaps the inordinately cold weather impacted it negatively. I shook the bottle and it looked somewhat better but was still quite thin. The scent is a pleasing coconut. It rinsed out easily. Fine as a light conditioner it really had no impact whatsoever on my split ends after two weeks of regular use. I was not sufficiently impressed to add this to my hair regimen. Suave has other conditioners like theirSuave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Conditioner 28 ozthat have superior conditioning and detangling powers. This one disappointed. Pass.

Angela Westmoreland, KS

Ooooohhhh Love it!

The Suave Professionals Split End Rescue Conditioner surprised me with a terrific scent. It was definitely aroma therapy for me–great way to wake up. The consistency was just right to put on my hair and it worked great. It’s compared to Paul Mitchell products on the bottle (which I also love) but this is far cheaper. Highly recommended for scent/cost/results.

Phoebe Selkirk, NY

Leaves my hair so Silky

I have naturally frizzy hair. Not necessarily curly, wavy or straight – usually just frizzy. I try to tame it by coating my hair with creamy conditioners and products before and after I Blow dry my hair. I have been known to keep several bottles of conditioner in my shower at once just so I can use various types of conditioner hoping that by combining all of them, the benefits of each will be maximized to their fullest degree.Surprisingly, when I used this conditioner, I used it solo and loved it! My hair felt clean, smooth and after I blow dried it, it still felt clean and looked silky smooth! I have blonde hair that is easily seen as it breaks on my black work shirts – today, I noticed very limiited breakage and my ends did not fray out as they normally do.

Jeannette Chatsworth, IA

Works well as conditioner but didn’t improve split ends

My daughters and I tried this conditioner and while we all like the scent very much and our hair was soft and silky, we didn’t find any dramatic improvements in our split end even after a couple of weeks, while another brand that had the same promise worked much better.

Young Cave In Rock, IL

Doesn’t help split ends

This doesn’t help my split ends at all. At worst it contributed, at best it did nothing and other products were responsible for my worsening split ends. I don’t think it has the best ingredients for split ends. It has a strong artificial scent, the same as the shampoo but stronger and in your face. Unsurprisingly it made my hair feel dry instead of conditioning. I could have used it as a pre-shampoo conditioner/detangler but I ended up using it to make a fabric softener. I don’t recommend this conditioner for split ends.

Bettie Mansfield, GA

good conditoner

This conditioner has a pleasant, mild fragrance. I have dry, color-treated hair. This conditioner does a good job of making my hair softer and more controllable. It does not feel to heavy or to wimpy. It is a good overall conditioner but just don’t expect it will fix your split ends. The only way to get rid of split ends is by cutting them off.

Sue Miami, IN

Suave professional split end rescue and Paul Mitchell super strong daily

I get split ends from environmental damage, mainly heat and cold. Sometimes I get split ends from using a cheap shampoo.I found this product equally as effective as Paul Mitchell Super Strong Daily in repairing/fixing/making the ends so they’re not torn anymore. I’m pleased with Suave Professionals Split End Rescue Conditioner. Yet neither of these two products actually repaired or fixed split ends for me as far as I can tell and I doubt that’s even possible. They’re both good products and if they were priced the same, I don’t know for sure which I’d buy.

Simone Pangburn, AR

Makes my coarse hair feel worse

I’ve got thick coarse curly hair that requires the use of a good conditioner and agron oil to tame the frizz. Generally I like the results I get from this combination with a smooth, softer feel.Tried this product when running low on another conditioner because hey, less split ends should mean less frizz and thought perhaps I could save some money on product usage.The conditioner is incredibly thin; practically watery. I expect conditioner to make my hair feel softer and more manageable. This does neither. Even before rinsing it out my hair feels coarser and less smooth than when using my old brand. Gave it a chance and used it a few times. I don’t like the way my hair feels when using it. Went back to my old thicker conditioner and my hair is doing much better.

Luann Bowman, GA

This is a very good conditioner when used with the matching shampoo!

This conditioner comes in a 12.6 ounce flip top bottle. It’s white in color and has a sweet smell just like the matching shampoo that I love. My hair feels great after washing it with the matching shampoo and then following up with this conditioner. This conditioner is wonderful in my opinion and so is the matching shampoo. Not to mention that the price is extremely fair. I will definitely be getting this again.

Leeann Fayette, IA

Smells and Works Great

I so needed this. I recently had some work done to my hair that did damage to it. My split ends are going crazy. The Suave Professionals Split End Rescue is for normal to dry hair and strengthens dry and damaged hair. It is advertised to strengthen as well as Paul Mitchell’s.This is a deep conditioner and needs to be left on for 3 minutes before rinsing. I have been waiting longer between shampoos and even “washing” my hair at times with conditioner only. Just wet, condition and rinse. I have seen a significance improvement in the condition of my hair.The scent is very nice but not overly strong.

Octavia Stephen, MN

Not overly impressed.

My wife and daughter gave this product a try. As for myself, I have so little hair left I would be grateful for any hair; split ends or not! I did give this a try though just to see how it worked.First, I found the stuff to be extremely runny and had to be shaken with vigor or you get a handful of very thin ‘soap’ or conditioner. My hair did feel nice after use and I liked the scent.My wife and daughter did not note any significant difference when it came to the split end issue although they did feel the conditioner made their hair feel and look quite nice after usage.All in all none of us were overly impressed with this particular product and will stick with our tried and true products.Don BlankenshipThe Ozarks

Juliet Merritt Island, FL

Suave Professionals Split End Rescue Conditioner

I used this for the last 10 days and I do wash my hair daily and color it every 6 weeks and this worked well along with the shampoo for my dry hair which in turn helped to get rid of the split ends. This dry winter weather is very hard on hair and I also blow dry my hair with the hotter setting on my dryer and these 2 products (Suave Professionals Split End Rescue Shampoo) combined together made my hair healthy, silky and split end free again. Also got rid of the static electricity in my hair.

Wanda Sheffield, IA

Nice conditioner…

I usually use a matching product line shampoo with my conditioner, and did so in this case. My hair is fine and dry from years of coloring (at home) and from using heat styling with a blow dryer and hot rollers I do get split ends between cuts. I need a moisturizing conditioner and this product definitely fits that tall order. It takes only a small amount massaged into the hair with a little more attention to the ends and instantly my hair feels softer and smoother. ! It rinses out easily and doesn’t leave any type of coating or greasy feel behind.The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the lack of scent as I love products that smell good. I realize everyone doesn’t share my affinity for scents, however!I will keep this item on my list and will buy it again rather than the more expensive salon formulas I’ve purchased for years.

Tammi Twin Lakes, MN

Used the Required Time…

It is recommended that we use this for at least three shampoos and conditions before we see any difference. I have used it like required and have not seen any difference to my spit ends.It has a pleasant smell, but is a little thin and watery. Surprisingly even though it is watery – I found my hair to be especially greasy feeling after using this product.I will not be purchasing this product. I’m very surprised because most Suave products do exactly what they say they are going to do -although Suave is a little heavy handed when it comes time to adding fragrance to their products.

Liz Woolford, MD

Suave Professionals Split End Rescue Conditioner

Did it fix split ends? Well, not really but it has a really good smell and cleans well, so it works for me! Great pairing with the shampoo.

Meredith Mooreland, OK

Inexpensive and Effective …

I paired up this shampoo and the matching conditioner. The results were pretty good for a very inexpensive duo.Foremost, the coconut fragrance is appealing. It is subtle but pleasant. Secondly, the shampoo has an extremely rich lather. It rinse clean and with ease. Lastly, the conditioner has a thinner consistency which allows for it to quickly be dispersed throughout hair (without the “tug and pull” of some thicker ones … especially when wrestling with very long hair). It, also, rinsed clean (and left no slippery residue on my shower floor).The results were surprisingly nice. The conditioner seemed to have a de-tangling effect. Likewise, my hair looked healthy and shiny. Super manageable.If you are seeking a less expensive shampoo/conditioner set, this is a fine choice.

Kristi Ville Platte, LA

Up to 70% split end reduction vs. non-conditioning shampoo alone

Agreed, if I didn’t use conditioner my hair would be a mess! This Suave product conditioned my hair just like the Paul Mitchell product does. My 50 year old curly, thick longish Irish hair does have split ends and while the shampoo did what I expected it to, it is this conditioner (Suave Professionals Split End Rescue Conditioner) that kept my hair from looking a mess. I wish I could say I saw a split end reduction, however I didn’t. Then again I have been using conditioner since I was a teenager.

Gladys Anson, ME

Love this Conditioner

This conditioner works great. It smells nice and my hair is nice and soft and easy to style. I like how Suave makes the bottle so that the condition is upside down so you can tell which is which without having to read it. I totally recommend this it is as good as the much more expensive products.

Haley Pike, NH

For the Price – It’s A 10

I bleached my hair blonde (and put a pink streak in it to honor a friend with fighting cancer). I was dark brown! So, my hair is super dry. I’ve been experimenting with a ton of products to find the "perfect" one – and…just like men, most of them are good, but few of them are perfect (because nothing in life is, let’s face it, except Cheetos). I’ve tried the It’s A 10 conditioners – very expensive. I’ve gotten ok results. I used this and for the price, I mean, seriously…2.75 at the time of this writing…it is just as good as expensive brands. And it smells so good – like summer!I am a fan!

Jody Unionville, TN

Tendency to oiliness

For what it’s worth, I do think this significantly improves split ends. Hooray for a product that is willing to target such a specific thing beyond the scope of one’s regular conditioner.But I’d only recommend this is you’re desperate to treat split ends and regular conditioner isn’t doing the trick. While this did assist with split ends and strengthening the ends of hair, I wasn’t pleased with what it did to the rest of my hair. My hair is very thick and can tolerate a bit of oiliness when it comes to conditioners, but this was too much. My hair was limp no matter the amount with a rather dingy look.So, fine treatment for split ends, but that’s about it.

Lorraine Beaver Meadows, PA


This conditioner had a nice scent to it, and the texture was okay. It was definitely slightly thinner than other conditioners I have tried. When I first used it, my hair seemed soft, but the next day, I felt like I needed to wash my hair again. Generally, I only wash my hair every other day to help avoid split ends.

Tania Whiteland, IN

I guess I need scalp rescue, not split end rescue

I used this conditioner along with the matching shampoo for about a week but my hair and scalp became so dry I had to go back to my regular Tresemme shampoo and conditioner. I do color my hair occasionally and it is winter so dry hair and scalp is understandable, but I expected more from a conditioner claiming to be super moisturizing.

Dale Henryton, MD

Not sure about split end reduction, but really does moisturize well!

I generally doubt that hair products will actually do what they claim to do, so in this case I want to preface by saying that I am really pleasantly surprised. I have noticed my hair is more manageable (easier to comb, smoother) and my scalp is far better moisturized. I noticed a difference fairly fast – maybe 1 1/2 weeks in (I wash my hair 2-3x / week, I have hair and scalp that tend to be dry).Pros:Smell – coconut and something – it is really pleasant, not too strongConsistency is thinner than most conditioners I’ve used – I feel this helps spread it and I noticed I am not using as much.Scalp – I rub my scalp when I am concentrating and (eek!) sometimes have some dandruff along my hairline – it is now gone, my skin on my scalp does not feel tight either, definitely moisturized better (I was using Dove deep moisturizing shampoo/conditioner & Carol’s daughter split end repair & wash every other week with a clarifying shampoo)My hair feels lighter and more moisturizedCons:I do not notice any split end reduction – but I was already using a moisturizing shampoo and other products to mask their appearance, so it may be I am at my max "reduction" – I really just need to get it cutI personally prefer a pumpBottom line: it’s reasonably priced and actually works well. I would recommend this conditioner, and I will buy more when I run out.

Enid Pelican, LA

Real Runny, Have to Shake it Up Each Time Before Use

Found this to be super runny, I have to shake it up really, really well each time before I use it or it really runs out super watery. Aside from that, once it’s mixed up really well, and you can get the consistency to run right, like a regular conditioner, you can work it well into your hair and leave it on a good three minutes and it does help a lot with your split ends. I do like it once I can actually use it. However, I find it very hard to recommend as the consistency and texture simply does not hold in the bottle, ever. I remember now, but it’s something you don’t remember the first few times using it. The first time you don’t expect it of course. The second time you expect it to have remained shaken up after having shook it, and third time I forgot, but after that I remember. It’s just a nuisance. It does work well though.

Eula Sharon, ND

Average conditioner

This conditioner is fairly thin and has a light coconut scent. It’s fine, but nothing special in my opinion. It doesn’t improve the texture of my hair, which looks a bit frizzy after I dry it, and I don’t notice an effect on split ends. For me, it feels like an average conditioner that’s not good enough for my dry/damaged hair. Of course, everyone is different– I do well with V05, which is even cheaper than Suave, so it’s not just about the cost of the ingredients.The scent doesn’t linger after drying, and it’s an okay detangler.

Michaela Twin Lakes, CO