Herbal Essences has a whole new line of fragrant shampoos and conditioners. Among them is their "Break's Over" Strengthening Conditioner with Coco Mano & Pearls. The labeling claims that the conditioner contains an "anti-breakage potion" but does not specify which ingredients are part of the potion. In addition to the anti-breakage potion, the conditioner has a "fusion of coco mango & pearls." Presumably, the coco and mango are included to enhance the product's fragrance. The rationale for including pearl powder to the conditioner is not explained on the packaging. A review of the ingredients listed on the bottle establishes that the conditioner does not contain panthenol, one of the few additives in commercial shampoos and conditioners that has been scientifically proven to strengthen hair follicles and prevent breakage.
The coco mango fragrance is not entirely unpleasant, but it is quite strong and too much like perfume for this reviewer's taste. The conditioner itself is somewhat heavy and takes a little effort to rinse out of the hair competely. However, the conditioner does not leave a residue in the hair. After conditioning and drying, the hair feels soft and smooth and not oily at all.