Product Review: Aubrey Organics GPB Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner

Price: $10-11 for 11oz (I got it on sale for $2) 

Availability: Amazon & Whole Foods.

Product Claims: "For All Hair Types. Feed your hair a healthy, balanced diet with our #1-selling conditioner. Nutrient-rich, protein-based GPB rehydrates and reenergizes your hair, strengthens hair fiber and repairs damage from salon treatments to restore softness, manageability and shine. Our most popular product ever.
Milk Protein - Rich in cysteine and methionine; strengthens and mends damaged areas
Organic Aloe - Replenishes moisture
Glycoprotein & Horsetail Extract - Balance & fortify hair & scalp
Directions: Shake well before using. After shampooing, apply to damp hair and work through, concentrating on the ends. Leave on for 1 to 2 minutes, then rinse. For deep conditioning: Apply to dry hair and distribute from scalp to ends. Leave on for 15 minutes, then shampoo and condition hair as usual.

Ingredients: Aqua, cetyl alcohol, alcohol denat. (38b, lavender*), triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, milk protein, fragrance‡‡, glycerin, brassica campestris/aleurites fordi oil copolymer, citrus grandis (grapefruit) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil*, salvia officinalis (sage) oil*, ascorbic acid, glycine soja (soybean) oil, glycoprotein, alcohol denat. (38b, lavender), tocopheryl acetate, alcohol, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, beta-carotene, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, equisetum hyemale extract, tocopherol, tussilago farfara (coltsfoot) leaf extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract.

My Experience: I really like this conditioner! This is something I go for when I want a little strengthening, not an intense protein treatment. It's something I use in my alternating protein and moisturizing conditioners rotation. I really like the fact that it strengthens my hair, but moisturizes it enough to leave it soft, too. I could use it back to back to back and it still not stiffen my hair or overload it with protein. I think this is because even though it has several different protein ingredients, it also contains aloe and glycerin which help balance those proteins out. Makes sense with it being titled a "protein balancing" conditioner huh?

The product itself is smooth and creamy. It has a scent that I think smells good, kinda reminiscent of cream soda. The scent doesn't really linger after it's rinsed out. This product sinks right into my hair. I love when conditioners do that! I've used it both ways described in the directions and I've deep conditioned with it after shampooing. It works well all three ways. Like this is another one that when it says you can leave it on for just a few minutes and rinse, you actually can. I can still feel a difference in my hair afterward. I think my favorite way to use it is on dry hair for a pre-poo, usually paired with an oil. I just love how my hair feels when I rinse it out - stronger than before and softer, too. I also find that if I start my wash day with this, I have less issues with tangles throughout it. So, as far as the promises of this go, it comes through as far as my head is concerned!

Moral of the Story: I think this is a great protein conditioner! It's a great one to try out if you're looking a light/medium protein or a balanced conditioner, especially because of its moisturizing properties.

Has anyone else tried this conditioner? Like it, Love it, Never want to use it again??


  1. Awesome review Melanie! I haven't used this one but I really want to give it a know once I clean out all of this mess in my stash!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. Thank you!

      And I know exactly what you mean! Lol I've been slowly trying to use mine up... just so I can buy new things :) This one is def worth a try when you get to that point!

  2. I'm going to have to try this one. I'm always looking for good conditioners that will help strengthen my hair.

    1. Yay I'm glad you found one to try out! Hope it works as well for you, too.

  3. I have this conditioner but haven't given it a try yet. Great review. I'm looking forward to seeing how it works with my hair.

    1. Thank you, Kim! Let me know how it works for your hair. I hope it doesn't make your decisions for trimming down that product stash harder :)


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