26 November 2012

Product Review: bhave Leave-in Crème

I have long hair, down to the middle of my back, and although it is in a fairly good condition, there is no denying that over the years it has been through tremendous abuse through numerous colouring sessions at the hair salon, and not to mention the daily tear and wear from blow drying and heat styling it. The ends are as a consequence therefore often a little dry, frizzy and stressed. To protect the ends of my long hair, I therefore always use a leave-in conditioner, so when I was asked to trial the *bhave Leave-in Crème, I of course happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:

"The bhave Leave-in Crème has been designed to soften, nourish, and control unmanageable hair. Infused with nutritive-rich ingredients such as slow-releasing ceratonia peptides that work deep within the hair structure to continuously repair damage, certified organic argan oil, macadamia oil, vitamin E, sunflower seed oil, and jojoba oil, to guard against breakage, whilst it will repair, strengthen and nourish the hair. The Leave-in crème also helps promote new hair cell growth while restoring elasticity and shine. The antioxidant rich formulation nourishes hair without product build up".

RRP: $44.95 (170g) - Available from select hair salons.

What I Say:

I recently reviewed the bhave Hydrator Shampoo and Conditioner (if you haven’t seen it, you can see it here), and as I really loved those products, I automatically had very high hopes and expectations for the Leave-in Crème.

The leave-in crème contains slow releasing ceretonia peptide, a slow releasing peptide/amino acid, which attach to the hair cuticle and bond with chemically treated hair to repair some of the damage. They bond more wherever damage is greater for optimal conditioning.

The leave-in crème also contains certified organic argan oil, high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants, to moisturise and nourish the hair. 

It contains jojoba oil which moisturises the scalp, helps develop new hair cell growth and conditions the hair preventing it from becoming brittle and dull, and helps restore elasticity and smoothness.

It also contains sunflower seed oil, to help nourish the hair and prevent breakage, macadamia oil to help prevent against hair breakage while improving hair strength and elasticity, and vitamin E to strengthen and nourish while adding shine to the hair. 

Like the rest of the bhave product range, the Leave-in Crème is free from parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride, as well as it is Australian owned and made, and not being tested on animals, which earns it a large handful of bonus points from me. 
The behave Leave-in Crème comes in a stylish silver tube, which is designed to stand on its lid which I really like as it means that the product drops down and I can use every last drop in the tube. The tube comes in a simplistic and stylish matte look white box with bhave engraved in the box.

The instructions on the box as well as on the tube recommends using the leave-in crème in damp hair, and that it can be used as a styling aid prior to blow-drying the hair to soften, moisturise and nourish the hair.

Leave-in Crème is a thick cream, which can leave you thinking that it will leave the hair feeling and looking very greasy or weighing it down, but that is far from the case. It instantly absorbs into the hair, and once dry, my hair is left looking and feeling soft, shiny and healthy, and full of volume.
After having used the Leave-in Crème for a few weeks after washing my hair, I am happy to say that I feel that the condition of my hair seems to have improved. Although I have not noticed any ‘new hair cell growth’, the ends of my hair feel and look healthier and more moisturised. My hair is shiny and any frizz is dramatically reduced, and I do not feel that it is in any way building up in my hair or weighing it down.

A word of caution however, it is so concentrated that you only need a tiny bit of Leave-in Crème, as using too much will leave the hair feeling a little sticky. On the positive it means that the 170ml tube will last you a very long time.

The Leave-in Crème has a subtle scent, which reminds me of coconuts (the product does actually not contain coconut oil!), and that is actually my one and only negative about this products. And that is only because I generally am not a fan of coconut scented products, and when I have the choice I prefer other scents. Once in the hair and the hair has dried, the scent does fade, although it does remain in the hair for quite some time.
The ‘coconut scented’ ingredient, has clearly been included for its benefits to the hair, and as this really is such an amazing leave-in crème that has clearly done wonders for my dry and frizzy hair, I can happily live with the scent, as well as I not hesitate to purchase it again.

All in all I highly recommend that you try the bhave Leave-in Crème if you have normal to dry hair needing a moisture boost, and you are looking for a chemical-free product, but do not want to compromise on quality and effectiveness. 

*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you tried any of the products from bhave? What is your preferred leave-in conditioner?



  1. I haven't seen or heard about this product before but it does look nice. I love using leave-in conditioners as they are so easy to use and make my hair super soft! This sounds great as it doesn't have too many chemicals and is Australian owned as well :)

    1. The bhave products are only available through salons, and yes they are amazing. I love that they do not contain parabens, sulphates!

  2. I love the look of this product:) I haven't heard about bhave before but it looks sensational. Thank you for a great review:)

    1. Thanks heaps. And its easy to write a good review when the products are amazing. I love them!


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