SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner
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SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner
This unique, concentrated conditioner is incredibly rich, but not heavy, so it effectively moisturizes and detangles hair, leaving it soft and easy to manage.

SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner

Based on 108 reviews

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This unique, concentrated conditioner is incredibly rich, but not heavy, so it effectively moisturizes and detangles hair, leaving it soft and easy to manage.
  • Works beautifully for any hair type or concern
  • Rinses easily so hair never feels coated or slick
  • Leaves hair soft and shiny and tames frizzy hair
  • Fragrance-free gentle formula

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Why is it different?
SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner is one of the few truly fragrance-free conditioners, which makes it a perfect choice for those with sensitive skin or those who are sensitive to fragrance in general. This one-of-a-kind, concentrated conditioner works as a daily moisturizing and detangling conditioner. For all hair types, it leaves hair looking soft, shiny, and manageable. The silky texture makes it easy to apply and distribute through wet hair and it rinses easily so hair never feels limp or greasy.

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What does it do?
Brilliant for any hair type, but is especially helpful for those sensitive to fragrance. Works as a daily moisturizing, smoothing, and detangling conditioner that leaves even highly textured, coarse, color-treated hair looking soft, shiny, and easy to manage. The silky texture distributes evenly through wet hair, and then rinses easily so hair never feels limp or greasy.
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How to use

After shampooing, apply conditioner, focusing on the dry parts of your scalp and hair. Leave on for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well. For dry, coarse hair that needs deeper conditioning, leave on hair for as long as possible. May be used as a leave-in conditioner.

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Research

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, Sep-Oct 2013, issue 5, pages 654-67

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, April 1988, issue 2, pages 75-89

Journal of Cosmetic Science, July-August 2011, volume 62, issue 4, pages 361-70

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water, Cetyl Alcohol (emollient), Cyclopentasiloxane (hair softening), Behentrimonium Chloride (anti-static hair conditioning agent), Stearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Phenyl Trimethicone (hair smoothing agent), Butylene Glycol (texture-enhancing), Panthenol (hair conditioning), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (hair conditioning), Glycol Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Polyquaternium-10 (emollient/texture-enhancing), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Sorbic Acid (pH adjuster).

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SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner
 
4.3

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (6)
  • Gentle (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Dry/damaged hair (5)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (5)
  • Normal hair (4)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (4), Product junkie (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (5), Very curly hair (3)

Reviewed by 108 customers

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5.0

I keep coming back to this

By Roses

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner:

    For my dry, fine, curly hair this is a god-send. It does a fabulous job without weighing down my hair one bit. I keep trying other shampoos and conditioners and they are good, but Paula's are better and less expensive. My hair looks its best when I just shampoo and condition with these, then let it air dry naturally with no other products at all. My curls aren't weighed down and can bounce softly. No other shampoo and conditioner leave my hair quite that nice.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 45-59

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not a fan

    By Lizzie

    from guelph

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner - 14.5 oz:

        Meh. Didn't do more than any drugstore brand. To be honest I've tried better. Left my hair flat and lifeless. Will not buy again!

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Depends on your hair type

        By hannah

        from Canada

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Gentle

        Cons

        • Bad packaging
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner - 14.5 oz:

          I have coarse but straight hair that is generally resistant to getting oily for at least 5 days (PSA: daily shampooing is not necessarily for healthy hair!!). I have to agree with previous reviewers that this conditioner feels heavy on the hair after use. Also as previously mentioned (but now the review has been deleted?), it goes a little too overboard with the silicone. Of course when you initially wash and condition your hair, it feels super smooth and flowy, but I find the conditioner effects start to weigh my hair done and makes it much more prone to greasiness than other conditioners I use. I've tested this back and forth with other conditioners and I prefer the less-silicone heavy ones, but I can see how this PC conditioner would benefit someone with very fizzy or unruly hair, and are daily shampooers. Also, please fix the packaging! The cap is very flimsy. Given the thick consistency of the product, PC should really design a bottle that sits upside down on its *stable* lid.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair

          (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          really really good conditioner...better than high end lines

          By hidesertdi

          from Santa Fe, NM

          Pros

          • Moisturizes

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner - 14.5 oz:

              I live in the high desert and this product I use (small amount) as a leave in conditioner for my thick, curly hair. This is the best product I have used and I have used several high end - kerastase, purology and other samples. None work as good as this product and it really does only take a small amount. Always have this product Paula!

              • Age:
              • 45-59

              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Conditioner

              By Aly

              from NM

              Pros

              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly hair
                • Dry/Damaged Hair
                • Frizziness/Flyaways

                Comments about SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner - 14.5 oz:

                This is such a good product for my hair type. It made my hair really shiny and gave my curls beautiful shape. I only wish my hair wasn't so long so it would have lasted longer. Towards the end of the bottle, I was just using it as a leave-in conditioner to make it last longer.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                First conditioner I've actually wanted to use regularly

                By Michael S.

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Product Junkie

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Gentle
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry/Damaged Hair
                  • Flaking/Dandruff
                  • Limpness/Lifelessness
                  • Normal Hair

                  Comments about SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner - 14.5 oz:

                  This conditioner makes a very noticeable difference for my fine, straight, now-partially-gray hair. It's an easy 5 stars for being an effective, straightforward kind of product without any downsides, at least for my hair and skin type.

                  At 34 I have natural Mr. Fantastic white sideburns and a lot of the same coarser, graying hair mixed in with and hiding under the dark blond, and I've been trying to be good about using a conditioner to help the gray hair blend better with the rest, but I tend to skip the step because A) almost every drugstore conditioner is heavily fragranced and B) I honestly couldn't tell the difference 5 minutes after showering.

                  This product somehow makes my hair much softer and fluffier. I actually look forward to this step and my nose and scalp are grateful for the lack of fragrance.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Special thanks to the customer service team for offering to help with a recent delivery issue that was not at all their responsibility.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

                  (15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I was skeptical to try it but I love this conditioner!

                  By atxwendy

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • 1 Bottle Goes A Long Way
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Gentle
                  • Good Value
                  • Great for fine hair

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry/Damaged Hair
                    • Frizziness/Flyaways
                    • Hair Loss
                    • Limpness/Lifelessness
                    • Normal Hair

                    Comments about SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner - 14.5 oz:

                    I'm always skeptical about any conditioner, because I've tried so many over the course of my life that are marketed for fine/thin/limp hair and yet fail miserably. They made my hair feel greasy/slimy, coarse/waxy, or did nothing to detangle. (If you have fine/thin hair, you know the tangles....)

                    This conditioner is better than any I've ever tried from a drugstore or salon, and I'm so relieved to have found it! It detangles but doesn't weigh my hair down. A little goes a long way, too: I dispense maybe a nickel-sized amount and that's all I need!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight Hair

                    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The only one I want.

                    By Paula is my guru

                    from Saskatoon, SK

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Gentle

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color-treated Hair
                      • Dry/Damaged Hair
                      • Flaking/Dandruff
                      • Frizziness/Flyaways
                      • Limpness/Lifelessness
                      • Normal Hair

                      Comments about SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner - 14.5 oz:

                      I appreciate this conditioner is unscented and I have been using it for 15-ish years. It does what it is supposed to do: detangles my hair, leaves my wavy frizzy hair soft and shiny with no build up. If my hair feels extra dry, I just use more than usual. I try different products from time to time. Never stick with them. Don't want to be without this conditioner.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      (11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Conditioner

                      By Meg

                      from NJ

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Pros

                      • Effective
                      • Gentle

                      Cons

                      • Inconvenient Packaging

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-prone Skin
                      • Frizziness/Flyaways
                      • Normal Hair

                      Comments about SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner - 14.5 oz:

                      This is really good conditioner. It's a little pricey, but it makes my hair really shiny and soft. I have acne-prone skin and the conditioner doesn't irritate or clog my pores. I also use it as a shaving cream double, I prefer using a truly scent-free product for those sensitive areas. My only complaint is the bottle! I find myself banging and banging to get the conditioner left in the bottom. The problem is that the lid is slightly curved so you can't prop it upside down. With such an expensive conditioner, I would really like to get my money's worth and reach the bottom half of the product without spending valuable time banging it against my hand, especially since it's such a thick product. Please make the lid flat!! Other than that, this is an expensive but not overpriced conditioner that normal/fine/slightly dry hair, and sensitive/acne-prone skin will love!

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Straight Hair

                      (18 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      I really wanted to like this

                      By Denise

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Ineffective

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SMOOTH FINISH Conditioner - 14.5 oz:

                        I really, really wanted to like this. I have been reading Paula's books for years, and I greatly respect her knowledge and her opinions. However, this conditioner just has way to much silicone in it for my hair type. I know from reading Paula's books that silicones aren't "bad"; but they just don't work that well for some hair types. My hair may be curly, and I have a lot of it, but it's not coarse. I'm sure many others with this hair type kind of feel as left out as I do when it comes to hair products. It doesn't need to be lacquered with silicone. I really wish Paula's Choice would consider a silicone free version (or at least a version with water soluble silicones).

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Very Curly Hair

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