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Product Name: Olive Oil Cholesterol Conditioner

Company Name: Lustrasilk

Consistency: Thick, Gloppy, Creamy

Scent: Muted, faint

Ingredients: Water, Stearamidoproply Dimethylamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Olive Oil, Cholesterol, Soybean Oil, Safflower Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Fragrance, Vitamine E, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Phosphoric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Sisodium EDTA, Yellow # 5, Blue # 1.

Price: 2-3 bucks

Purchase from: Sally’s, Drugstore


Add this one to the list of great and affordable “cone free” deep conditioners. I was in Sally’s trolling for undiscovered (by me) hair products and also to pick up more of my Lustrasilk Shea Butter +Mango Cholesterol (LSBC+) conditioner. The Lustrasilk Olive Oil version was on the shelf right next to the LSBC+ and, after reviewing the ingredients and the price, I scooped it up as well.

It’s very similar to LSBC…pretty much the same consistency, price, and ingredient list with a few changes. The smell is not that great. Or rather, the smell is unremarkable. So if you found the scent of the LSBC+ unpleasant but enjoyed the results, you may want to give this one a whirl.

My hair was very soft and moisturized after using this. I left it in for an hour with a plastic bag on while I worked out. The slip was decent and I had a moderately easy time detangling. I left in a little after I rinsed and  it seems to make an excellent leave in as well.

I think, however, I will be sticking with LBSC+ because I enjoy the smell more. There are many times that I go to purchase LBSC+ and it’s sold out, so I hope the Olive Oil version will be there as backup.

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Company Name: Lustrasilk

Product Name: Shea Butter Cholesterol Plus

Ingredients: Water, Stearamidopropyl, Dimethylamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl alcohol, Shea butter MangoSeed Butter, Cholesterol, Soybean Oil, Safflower Oil,Wheat GermOil, aloe VeraExtract, Fragrance, Vitamin E, Methyl Paraben Propyl Paraben, Phosphoric Acid Sodium Chloride DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Yellow #5, Yellow #6

Price:$ 2.49 20 oz

Consistency: Creamy, Gloppy

Scent: Liked it, Mango-ish

Purchase from: Sally’s, Drugstore


I grew up getting DC’s with cholesterol conditioners so this really took me back.  I’m pretty sure the ones I’ve used contained mineral oil because I used another one after first going natural (Queen Helene’s brand) and it left an unpleasant film over my entire head. It also stank.

I’ve seen the great reviews on this DC recently and, after looking at the ingredients, decided to get it. I  mean, it’s 2 or 3 bucks, why not try it?

I’m glad that I did. The ingredients are not all natural, but it’s not as bad as a lot of conditioners out there. You not only get decent ingredients for your money, but you also get a lot of product.

It made detangling much easier as I applied it. I left it on for about 20 minutes the first time I used it and 15 with heat the second time I used it. Very nice results both times! Soft and moisturized hair!

It’s actually a lot better than some of the more expensive conditioners that I’ve ordered online.