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Just recently I came across the Alberto Balsam Pomegranate shampoo for just a pound and I was lucky to see that in Poundland they also sold this matching conditioner and I have to admit I did buy a few different scents of this shampoo and conditioner as I was running low at the time and decided to stock right up! This comes in a slightly frosted white plastic bottle with a black cap/lid to the top of it concealing a small hole to dispense the product out of and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by (and shown a picture of a pomegranate) and we are told that this is suitable for all hair types and the size of it is clearly stated which is 400ml and then on the back of the bottle we are told a bit about the product and told how to use it, the ingredients are listed and contact details for the manufacturer are stated. The Conditioner Itself: Well this is conditioner is a really nice pinkish colour and reasonably thick though it is easy to dispense out of the bottle easy enough. I use this after of course washing my hair thoroughly and I apply it to my damp/wet but clean hair. Its a smooth conditioner and I don't need very much of it at all on my just past shoulder length hair which is great. I gently massage it though, leave it a few seconds to a minute depending on the time I have and it rinses out easily and with no fuss at all. This has a lovely fruity and natural fragrance to it which I assume is pomegranate as its light but its really nice. It rinses out really easily as I have mentioned already and leaves my hair feeling really soft and moisturised in a very natural way, the fragrance is left lingering on my hair for a good few hours as well and my hair just feels really nice really. This makes my hair feel and look less frizzy and smooth and I have to admit to really liking this as an everyday kind of conditioner! All in all I think this is great and very worth between £1.00- £2.00 a bottle and is readily available in all good supermarkets and chemists alike. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I found this pomegranate conditioner (and matching shampoo) in poundland recently and having loved these alberto balsam products for a while I decided to try them. I don't tend to buy a lot of very expensive shampoos and conditioners, though I have tried my fair few. I prefer to buy budget and so these shampoos and conditioners are perfect because their price always falls around the £1 mark so you don't need to shop around for the best deal. The bottle is pretty simple but practical. It is quite tall and circular in shape, with a black plastic lid and clear frosted body. A label sits across the body of the bottle and displays the branding and information about the product. The bottle isn't exactly cutting edge design but for £1 does it really need to be? You can see how much contents is left, it looks nice and it is totally functional: all you could really ask for. The colour of the conditioner also adds something to the design element. This conditioner is a beautiful red/purple colour and is slightly more muted than the shampoo as it is mixed with cream to make an almost pastel shade. The bottle has a flip top lid with a small hole in the top through which you could squeeze the conditioner. The plastic of the bottle is also really soft which makes it easy to squeeze out even when there is not much left. The conditioner has a wonderfully fruity, almost floral, scent to it which really compliments the conditioner. This pomegranate flavour isn't as sharp or punchy as some of the others in the range but it still has a beautiful smell which holds in your hair all day. The conditioner is also very smooth and light in consistency, not overly thick which I find for everyday use is pretty perfect. I do find when I go out for a special occasion that I will opt for a slightly more expensive and luxurious conditioner as a bit of a treat, but for everyday use this works very well. The product leaves my hair feeling clean and soft and certainly keeps it looking shiny and glossy. I tend to use curlers and straighteners on my hair quite a lot, as well as dyeing it regularly too. I still find this conditioner works perfectly and leaves my hair feeling hydrated and glossy. For £1 you can snap us a 400ml bottle of the stuff. This is more than reasonable for such a decent sized bottle and I find it usually lasts me a couple of months. As I've said you can find this in poundland, though the flavours are sometimes more limited, but it is also in most decent supermarkets and the price is always around the £1 mark. This is a fantastic everyday conditioner for anyone.
I'm currently using the Alberto Balsam Pomegranate Conditioner and Shampoo. I'm not brand loyal when it comes to conditioners and shampoos, I'm happy to use whichever products happen to be on offer or seem to be the best value. The reason I chose this particular conditioner and shampoo is that I've got a huge 300ml bottle of Marc Jacobs Pomegranate Splash perfume on the go and so whenever I spot pomegranate fragranced body products I pick them up to compliment my pomegranate perfume. The Alberto Balsam range of conditioners and shampoos are available in most supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug, Poundland etc. And they normally retail at just £1 each. I bought mine from Boots where they are £1.07 each, but at the moment they are on a '3 for 2' offer across haircare and bathing. So I got two bottles of the conditioner and a bottle of the shampoo for just £2.14 - bargain! So the full title of this conditioner is Alberto Balsam Conditioner with Pomegranate & Grapeseed Extract, and it comes in a 400ml bottle. The conditioner itself is quite a liquid conditioner, and it's a gorgeous pale baby pink colour. It states that it's 'healthy shine and strengthening for all hair types'. As with most conditioners the directions for use are simple; after you've shampooed, use a good size dollop of conditioner, we find it works best to leave it on for 1-2 minutes, rinse your hair thoroughly, ta-da, fabulously soft, shiny hair. I do use more than 'a good size dollop' of any conditioner, I always use a HUGE dollop of conditioner, hence the two bottles of conditioner to the one bottle of shampoo. I do always use the matching Pomegranate shampoo prior to using this conditioner. I find that this conditioner is a little bit fiddly to apply to my longish hair in the shower as it is quite a liquid conditioner, I normally prefer a thicker conditioner as it seems to 'stick' to my hair a bit more and therefore is easier to apply. I always leave this in for much more that the stated 1-2 minutes as I wash and condition my hair first in the shower, and then do all the other things such as; having a shower, shaving my legs, etc, and then I rinse this off whilst I rinse my shower gel off. Admittedly most of it has kind of slid out of my hair by this point though! This rinses out well, but it does still feel as though my hair has a slight coating of the conditioner left on it after I've rinsed it all out, in a good way not a bad way though. Once I get out of the shower my hair is easy enough to comb through after using this conditioner, I still have the odd tangle, but nothing too major. Once my hair is dry it definitely feels and looks very healthy and clean, and it is lovely and super soft and shiny after using this conditioner. I also find my hair to be just as easy to style after using this conditioner. This smells gorgeous, really fresh and fruity. I can definitely smell the pomegranate in this conditioner, and I find that the pomegranate fragrance lingers in my hair for the rest of the day as well. The lingering pomegranate fragrance isn't too overpowering in my hair, but it's just subtle enough to be noticeable if I've wafted my hair. I do always use this along with the matching shampoo, so I am layering the pomegranate fragrance so to speak. Overall I'm more than happy with this for the low price. I think that like most conditioners this works best with the matching shampoo, and I would probably buy this again. I'm hesitating slightly due to the fairly liquid consistency of the conditioner, as for me it wasn't the easiest conditioner to use, but on balance I probably would actually buy this again. This is the first time that I've actually tried the Alberto Balsam range of shampoos and conditioners, and based on the pomegranate ones, I'll certainly try more in the range.
I quite like fruity shampoos and so love the Alberto Balsam range as they have lots of different flavours. One of the most recent flavours I have tried is the Anti-oxidant Pomegranate Shampoo and Conditioner. Today, I will be reviewing the conditioner. The conditioner is an orange-y pink-y colour. It comes in a plastic see-through bottle with a lift up lid. The see-through bottle is good as it means that you can see how much conditioner you have left in the bottle. The conditioner is very easy to use. First of all, wash your hair using the pomegranate shampoo and then apply a small amount of conditioner. I find that a 10p pence is good enough for me; I have shoulder length hair. Massage the conditioner into the hair, especially the ends and then leave for ten minutes. Then rinse out. The conditioner has a lovely fruity scent which is very refreshing. I love this conditioner as it makes my hair look really shiny and makes it feel so soft. It also makes my hair smell lovely and fruity and fresh. My hair also feels smooth and is very manageable after which is great as I have 'silly hair' which likes to do it's own thing. I don't use the conditioner every day, but usually around once or twice a week, and I think that this is good enough for my hair - obviously everyone's hair is different. Because I only use it a couple of weeks, I find that a bottle can last me for around 6-8 weeks which I think is excellent, especially when you can buy one bottle from stores such as Home Bargains for less than a £1 (which I think is excellent value for money). I do have a sensitive scalp and find that some shampoos make my head sore; not this one. So I would say that this is suitable for people with sensitive skin. All in all, I would definitely recommend this conditioner. Thanks for reading! August 2012 Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
I have very dry hair and am constantly trying to find the perfect conditioner, so when I saw this Alberto Balsam Anti-Oxidant Pomegranate and Grapeseed Extract conditioner I thought I would give it a try. I bought it from my local Morrisons when it was on a special 3 for £3 offer, I also bought the matching shampoo to make up the 3 products. It comes in a clear bottle with a black flip top lid and it contains 400ml of product, which is pink in colour. The bottle says that it is for all hair types and will give a healthy shine and strengthen your hair. It contains pro-vitamin B5 and a number of other chemically sounding ingredients that I will not list. The product is creamy looking and fairly thin in consistency, with a soft almost flowery smell, I have trouble identifying pomegranate to be honest, but the overall smell is not inoffensive. I have very thick, dry hair, so I apply a good amount, about the size of an egg, and make sure I rub it in, especially to the ends of my hair, I then leave it one for about 3 minutes, while I finish my shower. The product is easy to rinse off, best with hot water. I find that the smell does not really linger on my hair, but I add other products to it anyway so this is not an issue. The conditioner leaves my hair fairly soft after use and its easy to manage and style after being blow dried. My only issue with the product is that as it is not very thick and creamy I tend to use a lot of the product at any one time, so it does not last very long, but I suppose for the price, I cannot really complain. Overall I would recommend this product to people who have less dry hair than mine, as I think it is a an ok product, but like it says on the bottle it is for all hair types, and not specifcally for dry hair. Overall I give this product 3 Dooyoo stars, owing to the lack of pomegranate smell and thin consistency of the product.
Availability I recently went shopping at my local Morrisons store and found this was on offer along with the rest of the range at 4 bottles of shampoo or conditioner for £3, I personally though this was a pretty decent offer as it isn't one of the really cheap brands. The range is available in supermarkets, chemists and discount stores and usually costs from £1 per bottle. Packaging All this range is packaged in plastic bottles hard enough to enclose the product but soft enough to allow you to squeeze the bottle with ease when you are dispensing the product. The plastic of the bottle has a frosted look to it although you can still see the orangey coloured product inside, the top of the bottle has a black flip top lid on it which I always prefer rather than a screw cap lid. On the front of the bottle is a rectangular label showing the name of the product and a close up picture of a pomegranate which looks really nice and juicy and then there is the information that the conditioner is anti oxidant and is for a healthy shine and strengthening for all hair types. On the rear of the bottle is the information that this replenishes moisture, restores softness and shine and strengthens with vitamin B5, you also have the usual ingredients, contact information and directions for use. The Conditioner Inside the bottle the conditioner is an orangey colour and the conditioner is clouded rather than opaque, the colour is attractive and so is the smell which is sweet and fruity, I find the shampoo smells much sweeter and stringer than the conditioner does. The conditioner is quite thick but works through my hair easily, the directions tell you to leave the product on your hair for 1-2 minutes and then rinse which is what I do, the conditioner rinses from my hair really easily and doesn't leave any residue. My opinions I like this product and it works brilliantly alongside the shampoo, my hair is left feeling soft and looks shiny. I have long hair which is pretty thick to but this product manages to leave it manageable which is great for me as I hate knotted hair I am a wimp when it comes to pulling a brush through! I would say that this product is worth 4 stars, it's easy to use, it rinses well, it leaves my hair feeling good and the price is excellent but on the other hand I have had products leave my hair more soft and shiny which is the reason for the 4 rather than 5. This product is definitely worth the money.
I always use a conditioner on my hair, it just does not feel good if I have not used one. At the moment I am trying to grow my hair. I often grow it and then have it cut short. It has been shorter for some time and so a change is on the horizon, if I can stick it out with the messy stage of growing hair longer lol. I like most Alberto balsam hair products, the hair shampoo and conditioners are so affordable and this one is the conditioner I have recently finished using for my hair. It comes in a very tall, slim line, transparent bottle with a flip lid. The lid closes very well after use. It is a baby pink colour and it looks really nice inside the bottle. It is a thick consistency and this one does not run from the bottle while pouring it into the palm of my hands. It is a nice soft very smooth textured liquid. This one in my opinion does tend to have a very strong fragrance. It just has a nice fruity smell, I cannot smell the pomegranate, just a nice fruit fragrance. Which is however a really nice fragrance. Only a small amount is needed for this one to soften the hair. Just a quick squeeze of the bottle into the palm of the hands and then to just gently massage it into the hair. I find that ones I have started to massage it and work it into my hair, I can feel it softening it. I do leave it on my hair for a couple of minutes before rinsing it. This one de tangles the hair very well, my hair does not get tangled very much because it is shorter but when I have coloured my hair I find the next few days my hair is a little drier than normal and this one has worked really well to make it less dry. It contains pro-vitamin B5 and so it helps to strengthen the hair. I find that this one does leave my hair with quite a nice shine to it. I have blonde hair and the shine has been quite good since using this one. It is very easy to rinse from the hair with no problems and I have found my hair to be easy to brush once it has been rinsed. This range is very affordable and for a 400ml bottle it is usually priced at around a £1 or even less in some shops. It is well worth the price and it is extremely good value for money and excellent quality. Because only a small amount is needed for this one to work on the hair, it means a little does go a very long way and also the bottle can last for quite a long time. It is a nice family conditioner and one that I think is very suitable for all the family and not just women. Some people think because it is pink in colour that it is just for women but I would say that men would quite like this one too because of the fruity fragrance and it is not such a feminine one with this one. This revitalises the hair and helps moisturise it and leave it soft to the touch. My hair once dried has felt really nice and soft. I have had no problems styling it or blow drying it. In fact when I am blow drying it, I can feel the hair is in a good condition. The smell of the conditioner is apparent for some time on the hair, which shows it works well and a good one. The smell is not too overpowering and just the right amount of fragrance for a cheaper conditioner. This one may be cheap in price but Alberto Balsam have been around for a long time and produce nice hair products and this one is another nice one for their collection. I would not hesitate to buy this one again in the future because it gives me all the results that I expect from a cheaper priced conditioner. I highly recommend this one for anyone looking to buy a good one with a cheaper price tag. This one is ideal for the whole family. It is available in most supermarkets and beauty shops and even chemists. I give this one 5 stars. Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I always tend to go for the cheaper brands these days (every penny counts!), with me finding some real gems in the process too! I have become a compete convert to the "alberto balsam" range, with my daughter and me having now used almost every "flavour" available within the range! So when a new scent comes onto the market we just have to try it! My daughter always favours the shampoo's (which I do let her choose, as long as it isn't the blueberry one! Bleuhh!), with he conditioners being my thing, so when a "pomegranate & grape seed" one became available it of course went into the basket....well that and the fact it is such a lovely blush pink colour too! Like the blueberry one this is described as an "anti oxidant" conditioner adding strengthening qualities to the healthy shine and conditioning properties I have come to expect from this range. This conditioner is suitable for all hair types, but is probably more effective on damaged hair as it boasts pro-vitamin B5 as well as anti oxidants, ideal for me as I straighten my hair almost daily, and find it can get a bit dry looking if not looked after well. To use I smear a good 50p size blob of conditioner through freshly washed hair, starting with the ends first, then smearing any left over's onto the roots, I don't use that much there though as it can leave my hair feeling greasy once dried. The conditioner is lovely and thick, and easy enough to smooth then comb through my (by now) extremely tangled hair. I always leave the conditioner in my hair for a good 10 minutes before rinsing out, at which point I can feel the difference even before drying it, with all the tangles being gone and it feeling smooth. Once dried my hair felt lovely and soft, though a bit more static than I am used to, a good spray of product soon sorted this out though. The very delicate fruity scent of this conditioner lingered a little after drying, leaving my hair with a nice fresh scent to it, not like some of the other scents in the range that you can still smell for hours afterwards, this just left a clean scent on my hair, which was just as pleasant. To me this is just as effective as some of the much dearer brands out there, but with the obvious price difference I have found I can afford all of the different scents I the range, so I can tailor the scent to my mood, like perfume for the hair! Price wise these are currently on sale as part of a "4 for £3.00" offer at Asda, which is even better value, recommended! Thanks for reading x
The conditioner version of the shampoo I previously wrote a review for. You can also buy this for £1 in poundland and may other stores for the same price, 400ml bottle and is suitable for all hair types. The bottle It is a white coloured bottle but also kind of see through and made of plastic, it has a black flip top lid. It tells you it has pomegranate and grapeseed extract. It also says it will replenish moisture, restore softness and shine and will strengthen with pro-vitamin B5. Using it The conditioner is quite thick consistency, pink coloured and smells amazing and fruity. If you have long hair like me and dry you do need quite a lot so wont last very long for me. After washing my hair I apply the conditioner through the middle and ends of my hair so it doesn't make it greasy I avoid the roots, I apply it evenly through my hair to avoid it becoming too dry and tangled. Leave it in for a few minutes if i'm not in a rush, if so then even if I rinse it out right away it still works well, rinses out quite easily after a few rinses, occasional time I have difficulty getting it out. Depending on how dry my hair is in the first place my hair usually feels soft after drying it, the smell lasts quite a while on your hair too. Overall It may not last long but for the price is easy to have the upkeep of it, leaves my hair feeling soft and very conditioned and smells great. Although if I don't condition my hair after a few washes and becomes really dry this conditioner has difficulty fixing that and takes a few conditions. Since using the conditioner it has helped the condition of my hair and I will continue to use it, would definitely recommend that you buy this.
Today I'll review a conditioner by one of my favourite haircare brands. It's the Anti Oxidant Pomegranate Conditioner by Alberto Balsam. Shopper's appeal I've already tried out quite a few Alberto Balsam shampoos and conditioners and was always happy with them. My first one was the strawberries & cream shampoo, which in my opinion is the best of them all. I first tried it out and when we had American exchange students staying with us. The girls used it and the bathroom just smelled so fabulous after they had taken a shower. Because I was so in love with the scent, they left me a bottle. The shampoo was by a brand which seemed to be a fusion of Alberto Balsam and Vo5. After that, I had a hard time laying my fingers on that product - it was almost impossible to get. When I found it in England one day, I was beyond happiness. I bought it and was totally satisfied once again - so now I buy it all the time and also try out other types. The bottle The conditioner is in a milky but somewhat clear bottle made out of plastic. It contains 400ml. On the front of the bottle there are luscious photographs of a pomegranate where you can see all the little grains. In a red square you get the promise that your hair will get a healthy shine and it's the right kind of conditioner for all hair types. There's even for information on the back of the bottle. The pomegranate is described as the ultimate "superfruit" because it contains many anti-oxidants and is supposed to do wonders for you hair. It is also claimed that the conditioner contains lots of the ingredients that you find in more expensive products. So with this product you can be "glamorous" every day without spending lots of money. In white text fields it is again mentioned how the conditioner provides your hair with moisture, how it will make it soft and shiny because of the contained pro-vitamin B5. Of course the ingredients are listed as well. My experiences The texture The conditioner is quite creamy, but not too thick. It's easy to massage into your hair. It's of a gentle pink colour which looks really pretty. The scent The scent of the product is really lovely! All Alberto Balsam products I tried over the time smelt really nice and the best things is that the scent stays in your hair after washing. People sitting next to me often ask me what product I use because it smells so good! The effect on my hair I also like the effect the conditioner has on my hair. You have to use it after you shampoo, leave it in for a bit and then rinse it out. It makes your hair, softer and really give it a healthy shine. It's also easier to comb and brush afterwards. I really noticed a difference to other coniditoners! My hair felt so moisturized and nice and the scent is fabulous and unlike any other product. How long will it last me? If I had to rate how long youc an go on one bottle, I'd rate the product "medium". You do have to use a fair amount if you have long hair, but since the conditioner is rather cheap that really isn't a problem. Skin's reaction My skin and scalp were absolutely fine with the product. Very sensitive people should check the ingredients before buying! The ingredients Aqua (Water), Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Punica Granatum Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Panthenol, Steeramidopropyl Dimethylamine, Steeralkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Benzophenone-4, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Parfum (Fragrance), CI 16035 (Red 40), CI 18050. The price You can buy this shampoo at Boots and Superdrug I think, but it also often pops up in One-Pound-Shops! Sometimes, Special Editions that are out of season make their way there. But wherever you buy it, it's only a pound which is a real bargain I think! Conclusion It's cheap, it works for my hair and it makes me smell lovely - what more could I possibly want? I defenitely recommend this one. Alberto Balsam is defenitely one of my favourite hair care brands as they product can work miracles, smell so nice and are cheap. I defenitely recommend this conditioner.
Review of Alberto Balsam Anti-Oxidant Pomegranate Conditioner. **The Product** Alberto Balsam have been around for a long time now and as I am sure most people will know, they make a large range of haircare products. I am reviewing the Pomegranate Anti-oxidant conditioner which is widely available from supermarkets, High Street chains and chemist shops. The conditioner is presented in a tall, opaque plastic bottle with a black plastic flip cap which conceals the hole through which the conditioner is dispensed. Being an opaque container, the conditioner is visible through the bottle and the colour is a warm candy pink shade. The bottle contains 400ml. The label advises that the conditioner is suitable for all hair types and contains pomegranate and grape-seed extracts. The label also tells us that the conditioner is made with pomegranate and grape-seed extract and gives a little information about pomegranate, a 'super-fruit', which is packed with anti-oxidants. The Alberto Balsam conditioner is formulated with pro-vitamin B5 to to strengthen and give a healthy shine to all hair types. The usual warnings and direction for use are found on the back of the bottle along with company information and ingredients. The conditioner should be used within 12 months of opening. **In Use** My hair is long and fairly thick, but the actual hair itself is fine. It also has a very strong natural wave. This means that my hair can frizz easily and is very unruly if I am not careful. Any heat such as a blow dryer, near my hair, causes a wonderful reaction of static electricity and a hilarious hair standing on end effect! Consequently my hair care routine involves simply shampooing, a dollop of conditioner on the ends of my hair and being left to dry naturally. I find Alberto Balsam products usually perform well and suit my strange mixture of very dry ends, fine, yet thick frizz and the occasional dreaded greasy roots! The scent of this conditioner is lovely, fresh and fruity with a hint of a vanilla. I cannot honestly say I could detect pomegranates in the scent, I would describe the fragrance as akin to strawberry ice-cream. I found the conditioner left my hair feeling soft, more managable and fresh. The conditioner fragrance is fairly dense and I find my hair is still slightly scented with the pomegranate conditioner the day after washing. In fairness this was after also using the matching shampoo, whether the conditioner alone would scent your hair for over 24 hours, I cannot say. The pink conditioner is fairly thick in consistency and you need to give the bottle a bit of a squeeze to access the contents. I do love the pink colour of this product and I am secure in the knowledge that my other half won't pinch it as he will assume, being pink, that it is far too 'girly' for him! As mentioned, Alberto Balsam also have a matching shampoo in the Pomegranate Anti-Oxidant range. **Price and Availability** Alberto Balsam seems to be one of those products that is always on offer somewhere! At the time of writing this review, Lloyds Pharmacy are stocking the range for £1 and Sainsbury's have a deal running until March 2011 of £1 each or 4 for £3. The Alberto Balsam range is widely available throughout the UK and it is definitely worth shopping around for special offers. The conditioner is made in the UK for the Alberto-Culver company. I am not listing ingredients as I feel that to pad out the review with a long list of unpronounceable ingredients is pretty pointless. Anyone who really needs or wants to know this kind of information will probably read the labels before purchasing anyway. **My Thoughts and Conclusion** Alberto Balsam Pomegranate Anti-Oxidant conditioner is a reasonably priced product which is certainly worth a try. I particularly like the strong scent the product has, although I do feel it is a little artificial. I also like the pink colour of the conditioner and the fact that the container is plain and unremarkable. I feel that you are not paying for fancy packaging with this product, unlike some upper end of the market products. The bottle is recyclable where facilities exist, which is an important issue for many people. My only issue with the packaging of Alberto Balsam products is that the smooth sided bottles need careful handling with wet hands, a ridged or 'grip' area would be an advantage to avoid the bottle slipping out of your wet hands when under the shower. It is also quite unusual for me to find an 'all hair type' conditioner that suits my hair completely, smoothing the dry ends of my hair whilst avoiding the greasy roots look! If you want a well priced conditioner with a lovely fruity scent, then I recommend you give this a try. Thank you for reading. ©brittle1906 January 2011 N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name.
Well, Boots are really about the insanely good offers, aren`t they? This conditioner from Alberto has a really amazing scent to it, I could honestly be sniffing at it all day, but hey, I`ve got to work so... This is the pomegranate version of this line, and the fragrance is truly delicious, you kind of end up wanting to take a spoonful of your conditioner and have it for dessert... I`m not kidding! You can buy three bottles of this conditioner for the low cost of two pounds, and that to me is an amazing low price, especially in light of the product itself being very good in all ways! First of all, the smell of this conditioner is extremely lovely, I just can`t find the word to describe it! It smells so fresh and fruity, and not at all too sweet, which I found to be the case with the strawberry version of this conditioner and shampoo... Also, when added to your hair, it feels very thick and foamy, which adds to the feeling of high quality. But perhaps most importantly, when having used this conditioner, my hair felt very soft and refreshed, and it lasted for a long time as well, all though I`ve now become so addicted to this product that I create all types of excuses for applying it to my hair constantly... :) This is a conditioner that I will keep on using and loving, and I see no reason not to recommend it to all of you looking for a great quality, inexpensive conditioner! However, if you`re hair is very dry, I cannot guarantee that this conditioner will be sufficient and pair well up with your hair type... Research might be a good idea before purchasing it... But five out of five stars from me!
I bought this in conjunction with the Anti-Oxidant Pomegranate Shampoo, which I reviewed a couple of months ago. I originally bought these because of their cheap price (£1!), however as you'll see after some use I've not been all that impressed. -Packaging- Like the shampoo, this product comes in a 400ml clear (albeit 'frosted effect') plastic bottle, with a sturdy black plastic flip-top lid - exactly as the picture above illustrates. Lifting up the lid, the scent is strong although weaker than that of the shampoo. It's the same artificial watermelon type of smell - very fruity. You can see the bubblegum pink conditioner through the plastic, as the two stickers on the front and back of the bottle are mostly clear. Again, like the shampoo, the front has a picture of a pomegranate and the back states the directions and ingredients, as well as giving a bit of information about pomegranates and the product itself. -The Promise- The conditioner promises to replenish moisture, restore softness & shine and strengthen the hair leaving you with "fabulously soft, shiny hair". -Application & Effect- I apply this like I do any conditioner: apply a good dollop through the ends of my hair, then working any excess through my roots (to avoid it looking greasy) and rinsing it out after a couple of minutes. Pouring a blob of the pink conditioner into the palm of my hand, I noticed that while the product was quite thick, it was also quite runny and looked almost curdled - not very pleasant I have to say. The watery texture meant that quite a lot of the product fell through my fingers, and I felt like I needed quite a lot to cover my hair. However, this did mean that the product rinsed out easily. After drying, my hair was left looking and feeling noticeably softer with most of my frizz being tamed, and no itchiness or visible greasiness. However, my hair was incredibly tangled! I mentioned this in my Shampoo review but was willing to keep going with it and give it chance... however since then it had only become more and more of a problem, to the extent that I had to stop using these products with more than half the bottle left! At least I can console myself with the knowledge that it was a cheap mistake to make. -Price- Like the shampoo, I had bought this for £1 at both Asda and Tesco and I've seen it priced similarly in other shops since - for 400ml this is a bargain compared to other similar products out there. I've also seen this range of products on offer, such as 4 for £3 or 2 for £1.50. However... -Overall Opinion- Since my shampoo review, I've fallen out of love with these products. They seemed okay when I began using them, however in the long run they were doing nothing for my hair - especially not strengthening it as promised! After I had been using these products for a while my hair began to break much more easily, and was constantly tangled - two problems I hadn't faced in quite some time. While the scent is pleasing and it did tame my frizz to a certain extent, I felt that overall these products were doing more harm than good and so have since moved on.
I originally bought this product as they were on a 3 for £2 offer in boots they were an ideal price and didn't look to girly for my boyfriend to use. I had quickly flicked the lid off in the shop and it smelt nice too. At first I didn't have any intention to use them myself, but on a recent cut back from our spending money I decided to give them a try. The packaging is nothing too exciting but promotes its 'deep cleansing' and 'strengthens with pro-vitamin B5'. It is recyclable too which is good. The shampoo it's self is a deep pink colour of average thickness, slightly less gel like than others. It is easy to get out of the bottle even when it is nearly empty, so leaves no wastage. My first thoughts when I was using is that it smells really delicious, definitely fruity. It lathered up really richly when massaged into my hair and was easy to rinse out. I have normal type hair with minimal breakage at the ends and this worked just as well as any other shampoo I have used. I don't know how it would manage with dry or frizzy hair though, although at it's price is surely worth trying. It left my hair shiny and soft every thing my (triple the price) old shampoo did! Switching my shampoo has saved me at least a fiver every month if not more. I am going to try some more from the alberto balsam range to see if I can find a smell I prefer, not to say this isn't nice, I just prefer citrus scents more. Also did you know they are the same people who make VO5? It might be worth checking the ingredients against each other to see if there is much difference!
I bought this product together with the Alberto Balsam Pomegranate shampoo, as where possible I like to buy matching hair care products. I'll be honest, the main motivation behind the purchase was the price, as the Alberto Balsam range is very cheap and although I don't find them to be the best products ever, the majority of the time they do the job to a decent enough standard. The conditioner comes in a clear bottle with a black flip top lid. There's a picture of a pomegranate on the front, and although I doubt the packaging would win any style awards, it's perfectly functional. The product is described as being 'anti-oxidant' and promises healthy shine and strengthening. It is suitable for all hair types. Although the product has a reasonably pleasant fruity scent to it, as with the shampoo I found the aroma to be quite watered down, which was a little disappointing as the majority of Alberto Balsam products I've used in the past have smelled great. The conditioner is a pale pink colour and as I have found with every other Alberto Balsam conditioner I have used, very runny, and nowhere near as thick as I would expect a conditioner to be. I have very thick, long hair, and so a decent conditioner is essential as my hair easily tangles and becomes unmanageable. To use, they recommend applying a generous amount to your hair after shampooing and leaving for 1-2 minutes. On a couple occasions I haven't bothered to wait and rinsed pretty much straight away, but I have found that the 1-2 minutes seems to help a great deal. After rinsing, I can't really smell the product on my hair at all, but it is detangled and easy to get a comb through. It leaves my hair soft and manageable, but I can't say that I have noticed the 'healthy shine' they mention on the bottle. In fact, other than feeling nice, it doesn't particularly seem to have any great benefits for my hair, and in fact I've found my hair looks a little lacklustre after using this. For just 99p for a 400ml bottle from ASDA I suppose I shouldn't complain too much, as this range is one of the cheapest around. If you want something that is cheap and does the job, then this may be for you, but personally I think there are other conditioners out there that do a better job and have a nicer scent so I would not recommend this one and would not buy it again.