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Umberto Giannini Banana Butter Leave-in Conditioner Honest Review

Hey Lovelies, I wanted to jump on the blog and share my thoughts on the Umberto Giannini Banana Butter Leave-in conditioner.  

I got this from my Treasure tress box last year and only started using this recently because let’s be real honest… my organisation system was all over the place especially since recently moving house!  It wasn’t until I decided enough was enough and I had a huge organise and declutter to settle into the new place I discovered this product untouched.

Admittedly, I always stay away from thick and creamy products in fear of it weighing my fine-textured hair down but the bright yellow package sparked my curiosity.

If you’ve been following me on my Youtube Channel for some time then you know I’m a huge leave-in conditioner fan! I mostly do leave-in conditioner only wash n go’s

So it’s no surprise that I have high expectations.

Watch the Full video review here or keep scrolling

Ok so let’s break it down!


So this Umberto Giannini leave-in conditioner retails for  £9 in boots but you can get 3 for 2 offers on hair care. You can also purchase this online however, I’m not sure if they ship internationally. 

What are the Main Ingredients?

Banana, Sheabutter, Coconut oil, Cupuacu butter and Brazil nut oil.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Salicylic Acid, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Extract, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, D-Limonene, Sorbic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Limonene, CI 19140 (Yellow No.5), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

The Umberto Giannini leave-n review on curly hair

Packaging & Info

It’s 200 ml and nicely packaged in a bright yellow Tub with pink writing which definitely stands out on the shelves!

The Umberto Gianni leave-in conditioner is very thick and creamy, it also has a very strong and heavy fragrance of banana. It literally smells like ripe bananas in the summertime which I love 🙂 However,  It’s worth mentioning that this can put a lot of people off as it’s heavily scented to the point it can or may cause headaches!


It Claims to…

Restore the bounce, shine and manageability to thirsty curls. This silicone-free repairing and moisturising leave-in conditioner is your new wonder product to repair, strengthen and de-frizz naturally curly and super curly hair without weighing it down.

But does it actually do what It says?

As I mentioned earlier, I stay away from thick and heavy products so I was relieved when this leave-in conditioner did not weigh my hair down. It has a nice creamy consistency and goes on my hair nicely.

You can watch my video below to see how it applied on my hair

So far, I’ve not experienced any product build-up or clashing with other products which is a good sign because nobody likes those annoying unwanted White residue.

On another note, I was quite disappointed that this did not define my curls but I guess it’s expected from a butter Leave-in conditioner.  It also does not do much for my frizz. So it doesn’t De-frizz as it claims!

Overall, the Umberto Giannini leave-in conditioner does an ok job at moisturising and it’s affordable. However, I do think there are better products on the market which can do more for my curls! 

This justifies my decision to not go out and purchase this product with my own money. Of course, I’m not about to be wasteful so I’m gonna finish off the rest of the product first.

Have you use the Umberto Giannini leave-in conditioner? I would love to know your thoughts!




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