I Say Yes to Cucumbers in My Hair: Yes to Cucumbers Color Conditioner

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Hair, Product Reviews

Tabs has really been riding me lately to find a good cruelty-free drugstore conditioner. He even threatened to swipe my ankles if I didn’t produce something this week worthy of sharing on the blog. I focussed the search on volumizing products designed to cut down on frizz, since those are both hair issues of mine, and I think I may have found something to save my ankles from Tabs. They call it Yes to Cucumbers Color Care Conditioner ($9).


With a mild cucumber scent, this lightweight, moisturizing conditioner is marketed to gals with color-treated hair, which I have, but I’m so impressed by it that I’d wager it would also do wonders for other types of hair (particularly fine, limp hair because it is quite volumizing).

Not only is it cruelty free, but it’s also made from 99.6% natural ingredients, including minerals harvested from the Dead Sea, organic cucumbers, centaurea extract (an extract from a flower that’s supposed to help prevent brassiness) and green tea. Most of the ingredients are also plant extracts, way up on list, and there’s no mention of silicones among the ingredients at all.

I love the volume I get from using this because it works without leaving behind a thick layer of goop — just lots of lift and body.


It’s a little on the expensive side for a drugstore conditioner, but the 16.9-oz. bottle’s pretty big.

PRICE: $9 for a 16.9-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: At most drugstores, grocery stores and yestocarrots.com

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I love the big bottles that Yes to does they are always quite generous. Mmm something else for me to buy when my Pantene runs out.

  2. Tavi says:

    I’ve been trying to look for a good sulfate free shampoo for my fine non volumized hair, I wonder if the shampoo will be just as good.

  3. Ruchita says:

    I saw the Cucumbers line when I was at Target this weekend. I like that it is volumizing and made of natural ingredients. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely check this out.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      You’re welcome! I wish I could say “Give ’em a sniff!” next time you’re at Target, but the bottles are sealed shut! I think you might like the scent, though. It’s light and very fresh. πŸ™‚

  4. Kim says:

    I was thinking the same thing about that huge 500 mL bottle. Pretty good sized for a conditioner. I’m almost down to the last spray of my Pravana leave-in, but I like it so much that I don’t think I can be persuaded to change brands any time soon.

    On a completely random side-note, one of our reps sent the office a huge care package of Trader Joe treats. She does this every year and we love her for it, particularly since we don’t have a TJs near us. The downside is that I’m looking at about 20 bags of goodies on the filing cabinet outside my door. Someone should put a treadmill there instead. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      LOL! I’d walk on that thing while eating a box of Dark Chocolate Stars. πŸ™‚

      What did she send?

      • Kim says:

        Now you’re talking! πŸ™‚

        She sent bags of Pop Chips and popcorn, Jalapeno “cheetos”, blue chips, queso and salsa, sweet potato chips and snappea crisps (my fave), pita chips, veggie chips, pretzels, cookies, banana chips, some packages of chocolate, mango slices, dried cranberries and jujy/jelly fruit rings, m&ms, some crackers, and more.

        I think I gained 10 pounds just typing all that! πŸ™‚

  5. Nina says:

    yay thank you for a review on this. almost bought it last saturday but held off. now i know i will! πŸ™‚

  6. Arianne says:

    I’ve been looking for a good volumizing conditioner, and this pretty much fits the bill. Love that it’s cruelty-free too. πŸ™‚
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  7. Tracy says:

    I saw this here in Canada at Shopper’s Drug Mart! It’s definitely on my list to try now!
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  8. Amanda says:

    cool! I have both color treated and fine hair, so it sounds like a great fit for me. Thanks for the review.

  9. gio says:

    The bottle is huge! I’m always looking for something that gives some body and lift to my flat hair so I’ll definitely check it now soon, thanks for the review.
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  10. Stephanie says:

    Haven’t tried any Yes to product yet. But this sounds(and looks!) better than the carrots.
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  11. Trude says:

    Hmm I’ll have to give that a try! I love all their other products but hadn’t tried any of the hair care line yet. πŸ™‚ I’m always on the lookout for a conditioner that’s lightweight enough for my fine hair but also moisturizes enough!
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  12. JaNelle says:

    Hey there, I’ve not tried this one. But I’m obsessed with yes to carrots shampoo and conditioner. My hair truly hearts me now.

  13. applepark says:

    I just wonder… do you ever wash/bathe Tabs?

    I’m interested in trying this line. I want to be more conscious of parabens and that bad-for-you jazz!
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  14. Hannah says:

    YAY for cruelty-free :))
    my absolute favorite new hair care line is the giovanni line…they have it at target right by the yes to cucumbers brand.
    i hope you get to check out their conditioner, its really amazing.

  15. Maggie says:

    Have you ever tried the Fekkai volumizing line? I’ve heard great things about it, and it smells so good. I love their glossing line, so I’m thinking of trying the volumizing line next. It’s expensive, but it’s available at Bath and Body Works, and they have lots of coupons and discounts time.

  16. mimiface says:

    i really love the shampoos from JF Lazartique. Their pure botanical line is paraben free . I’m in love with the orange oil shampoo– has oat, apple, brazilian walnut ingredients . the orange oil also comes in a mask and leave in conditioner. for volumizing –their Body giving shampoo is really nice. In between these I also sometimes use the “detoxifying ” anti-pollution shampoo which is also paraben free

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