Alberto balsam is an affordable hair care brand that is easy to get hold of. Their shampoos and conditioners always smell yummy.
This is a richer conditioner than the original, normal conditioners that alberto balsam sell. It is a much thicker texture than the others and I find that it sits in the hair a lot better. It is sold as a deep conditioner which I am not sure that I would agree with but it certainly does a good a job as other high street brand conditioners would. You run it through the ends of wet hair and leave it to soak in, I tend to leave it for at least 5 minutes if not longer and then rinse it out. Once it has been rinsed out it leave my hair feeling silky smooth and knot free which is definitely an improvement on their other conditioners that do not do this.
Unlike their other conditioners this one has less in and is packaged in a tube with a flip lid that you squeeze the product out of. Even though essentially the tube is stored upside down I still find that a lot of the product is left in the tube at the end that is really hard to get it out, which is a downer for me as I hate to waste product.
For the price I think this is a good conditioner. Like previously mentioned I wouldn't call it a deep conditioner, to me its just like any other decent high street branded conditioner so it does what it should but it doesn't feel like I would expect a deep treatment too. The smell is lovely and sweet, honey and milk type scent which I find comforting.
Price and availability-
This product isn't as widely available as other alberto balsam products but I can always find it in asda and it costs £1 bargain!
4 out of 5.
I like to give my hair an intensive conditioning treatment every week, and I usually use the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle one. I also use a standard conditioner every time I wash my hair which is most days. I have stuck to the Aussie brand for so long not just because I think it works, but because I want a product that will look after my dry and fragile ends whilst not making my hair greasy and a lot of products seem to struggle to do both. My scalp gets greasy really quickly, so I tend to keep any conditioners well away from there as a precaution anyway. I came across the Allberto Balsam Intensive Conditioning Treatment in Poundworld, and I quickly decided that it would be worth a try considering the low price. I was also attracted to the the fact the conditioner contains honey and almond extracts which I thought would lead to a pleasant scent.
WHAT THE PRODUCT CLAIMS TO DO
Alberto say the conditioner uses the same ingredients as higher priced brands, but does not highlight which ones these are. Panthenol and castor oil extracts are two that I recognise from other shampoos, and I am sure there are others if I took the time to compare the ingredients lists. They say that the conditioner will offer deep conditioning that will repair hair damage, smoothen rough cuticles and "restore softness, manageability and shine". This is what I am looking for in a conditioner. It is intended for dry or damaged hair - and I think my ends qualify for both. I don't dye or straighten my hair and rarely use heat even from a hairdryer, but I have a few split ends anyway.
NICE TO USE?
The conditioner comes in a practical squeezy 200ml tube. It looks quite smart for a cheap product perhaps because it is a branded item despite being inexpensive. I was mainly pleased to get so much product for my money though!
The instructions do not offer advice as to how often you should use the conditioner. I normally associate intensive treatments with something I would use once or twice a week rather than every day, but it obviously depends on the product and your hair. I decided in the absence of other advice, to use it twice a week at first and then see how effective it was. If necessary I could then up the frequency but I didn't think there was much point wasting the conditioner by daily use otherwise.
When I opened the bottle and took a good sniff I hoped to find a lovely aroma meeting my nose. I was disappointed. I don't thankfully mean that it smelt horrible, far from it. It smells sweet with an overall light, fresh scent but I couldn't single out either the honey or almond extracts. It is quite nice to use somehing a bit more subtle smelling than the bubble-gum like Aussie conditioner for a change. Texture wise, it is thicker than an average conditioner which is what I expected. It feels cool and creamy in the hands and spreads easily through the ends of the hair. You are instructed to focus your application of the product on those lengths/ends because they are the bits that "need the most care." This suits me for the reasons that I mention above. Once you have applied a "good dollop" and spread it ou,t you are instructed to leave it in place for 1-3 minutes. I found this easy to do as the conditioner isn't drippy and it doesn't feel cold and heavy on the hair. I would have liked the scent to be stronger at this point because while I am sitting back and waiting for 3 mins to pass, I could have at least breathed in a nice perfume but never mind! Rinsing is no more difficult than any other conditioner and I was happy to see at this point that my hair was already lookng sleeker and more seperated. A sign of a good product I think!
I have been really impressed with this conditioner from the first moment that I used it. It makes my hair look so much healthier and bouncier. Although the packaging doesn't mention anything about giving your hair more volume, strangely this conditioner does exactly that for me. My hair is long but not thick so this was a welcome surprise. It does everything else it is supposed to do. My hair is definitely shinier - again this was obvious with just one treatment. It feels softer and looks smoother. It is a dream to brush my hair after washing as there are virtually no tangles to deal with. This should also help to prevent more damage to my hair. As for the claims that the product repairs my hair, it is hard to judge what, if anything, it is doing on the inside. Alberto doesn't say that the treatment will specifically deal with split ends, and it is no surprise to me that mine were still there, prior to my trimming them away. I can't detect any obvious strengthening of my hair to be honest, but I am happy with the results that I can see. I can't believe that I paid a £1 for this great product.
I have found that using the treatment 3 times a week is the best frequency for me. This maintains the added shine and bounce, without wasting the product. For this reason, after 6 weeks use, I have around half the tube left. It is really great value for money.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THE PRODUCT?
That is a definite yes. I actually think it is as effective for me as the more expensive Aussie 3 Minute Miracle deep conditioner, although I have to use the Alberto product slightly more often. Considering the low price this isn't a problem for me though. The Alberto Conditioner leaves my hair soft, shiny, easy to brush and healthy looking, not to mention it seems to have more volume. It doesn't irritate my scalp or cause any build up so it is getting 5 stars from me despite the fact I would like a stronger scent.
You can buy the conditioner in Savers and Poundworld, and most probably from other discount shops. It doesn't seem as widely distributed as the shampoos from the same brand in general. A quick look online does show Asda as being a stockist, where it also costs a pound. If you see it give it a try, even if you are not a fan of Alberto Balsam shampoos. I like the scent of those but don't find them that great at cleaning my hair. This conditioner is great quality though.
I have naturally curly hair, and I like to keep it as long as possible - I find the length helps to weigh down my hair and help keep it looking civilised!
But one of the downsides of having longer hair is that the ends tend to get really dry, and I have to use lots of conditioner to keep the ends feeling soft and smooth.
Every now and then I like to use an intensive conditioner to help my hair stay smooth and keep it in healthy condition, so I was keen to try out this product when I spotted it online during a shop on the Asda website. I have tried Alberto Balsam products in the past - with mixed results - but for just £1 I was more than willing to give this one a try!
The first thing I did when this arrived alongside my grocery delivery as to unscrew the lid and have a sniff! I sometimes find that honey-scented products can be a bit too unpleasant or sickly, but the fragrance of this is just right for me I find - the almond fragrance helps to calm down the honey scent and gives it just he right balance. It is a nice, sweet smell and both the honey and almond are definitely present in equal measure I would say.
This conditioner comes in a squeezy tube with a screwtop lid - it is a minor complaint but I would personally prefer a fliptop lid as it can be tricky to put the cap back onto the tube with a handful of conditioner! The conditioner itself is a creamy colour and has quite a thick texture, and I found I needed a fair amount to apply to my hair. The smell of almonds is the scent I found to be most prominent as I applied this, but again it was a really pleasant scent that is sweet and not cloying at all.
Smoothing away the dryness
The instructions on the back of the bottle say to leave this on the hair for 1-3 minutes, which is what I would do with any normal conditioner anyway. I would say I left this for at least three minutes before I washed this off my hair, and it rinsed away really quickly and easily. And straight away my hair definitely felt really sleek and smooth, and any feeling of dryness had gone.
After washing, I found my hair really soft and manageable, and it was simple for me to apply products to. And once my hair was dry it definitely felt nice and soft and the ends felt less dry than normal.
In summary ...
Overall I really like this conditioner, and my only major complaint would be that I don't think this is really an intensive conditioner as such - I find it does the same job as other "standard" conditioners that I like using in that it smooths my hair and makes it feel more moisturised. However, at just £1 this is a lot cheaper than other good conditioners, so I am still going to give this five stars. I would definitely buy it again - but I wouldn't buy it instead of other intensive hair conditioners, but rather in place of other normal conditioners.
Alberto Balsam Intensive Conditioner Honey & Almond Extracts - Available at ASDA and Poundland for £1
Having decided that I wanted to grow out the layers in my hair I have to admit that I have been 'intensively treating' my hair more often than normal. I found this 200ml bottle of conditioning treatment in poundland, and thought I would give it a whirl...
The bottle stands on it's black top - which unfortunately unscrews rather than flips, and is filled with a pale lemon coloured product. The unscrew lid is a mild irritation as with wet hands there is a small risk that you could drop the smooth plastic bottle (however if you do there is little chance of leakage unless you step on it)... The product itself is a lovely consistency. It smooths onto my hair well, and does not require extra water to be added as with some products. I find a generous dollop will work through my hair well, and I tend to leave it on for a few minutes. (My hair is mid back length, and a cross between Don King's and Hagrid's if not straightened)... When I use this product it replaces my usual conditioner, and as such I probably get about 6 'good' applications from the bottle...
The rather small looking aperture in the top (or bottom???) of the bottle works well to regulate the flow of product through it, and it lets out the lovely smelling product. The smell is in my mind true to the 'honey and almond' tag that it receives - however my sister hated the smell so much I gained the rest of her bottle... Personally I love the smell, so this really is a matter of personal preference (have a sniff in the shop of you think you may think it's too sickly)...
The bottle recommend that you leave it on for 1 - 3 minutes, I probably leave it for about 5, and it claims to 'nourish and help repair dry or damaged hair'... I can't specifically comment about the repair - I'm not sure how any conditioner would actually 'fix' anything. However on the nourishing front I have to admit that it leaves my hair lovely and soft. The wonderful smell lingers (but not too strongly), it's definitely apparent if you 'sniff' your hair rather than following you like a cloud...
I have to say that having spent only £1 on this product it's well worth it, it's not THE most nourishing product I've used, but it works well, and leaves my hair nice and manageable... I'd definitely recommend this, it's a true steal at this price. 5*'s from me...
I was going to a special event recently and wanted to buy an intensive hair conditioner that might make my locks look a little more healthy and cared for. I opted to buy this Alberto Balsam Intensive Conditioning Treatment with Honey and Almond Extracts. I bought it because it was only £1 and I liked the appearance of the product as it was thick and honey coloured with a honey pot picture on the front of the bottle. It looked like it would be natural and nourishing.
The product comes in a 200ml sized tube which sits on it's top.The tube is transparent plastic material so you can see the conditioner and it is a mango colour. The black and orange text on the bottle are eye catching and I really like the honey pot logo on the front as it tells you instantly what's in the ingredients. It also implies the honey is a natural ingredient, which is appealling to me. The bottle is printed on the back with product information, directions for use and contact information for the Alberto-Culver brand.
Alberto Balsam say this product "uses the same ingredients you'll find in higher priced brands" but is available at a lower price meaning you can use it more frequently. They also say this conditioner will smooth out cuticles on the hair shaft, "restore softness, manageability and shine". They recommend using after washing hair first with an Alberto Balsam shampoo.
The tube has a screw off lid which is easy to remove and then you have to squeeze out the conditioner. The dispensing hole is smallish so the conditioner is forced out quite quickly in a jet stream. The conditioner is heavy and buttery. It reminds me of fruit pulp that is left over in a juicer machine! It's ultra thick and gooey.
I have long hair so I need a good handful of this. It's easy to work through although after using it I would suggest less is needed near the root area and more needed near the ends of the hair. I sometimes comb conditioner through but it would be impossible with this as it's so thick and bulky.
The conditioner is corn or mango coloured as I mentioned. It contains extract of honey and sweet almond. It also contains castor oil and bitter almond seed extract. The fragrance of the conditioner is pleasant - it has a mild nutty undertone with bright and fresh honey and nectar top notes. The fragrance is slightly feminine but I suppose this conditioner could also be used by men.
After applying this conditioner you have to leave it on for 1-3 minutes. The time is actually optional and based on the needs of your hair. I have quite damaged hair so wait for the whole three minutes. When I rinse this I can feel that my hair has turned soft immediately. It's a stunning transformation which is very obvious at this rinsing stage. The conditioner actually unknots any tangles as I rinse out the conditioner, which is a fabulous help!
When my hair is towel dry I can still smell the honey tones in it. My hair at this stage is a lot softer than usual and easier to comb through and style. I can then style my hair in the usual way.
My personal hair type is long, bleached and wavy. When I use this intensive conditioner my hair becomes thicker and more bouncy. Condition wise it definitely looks sleeker and shinier although I do find that the thickness of my curls means my hair in general is a little harder to style between washes than normal. I feel that this conditioner would probably be best appreciated by those with very fine hair.
Overall I do feel that this conditioner performs quite well and it certainly gives an intensive make-over of the hair in a short amount of time. It's best qualities are that it makes hair smoother, shinier and softer. It's worst quality for me is that is seems to make hair feel thicker and more curly although people with thinner, straight hair would probably appreciate the volume boost! I also like the fragrance and how it performs during the washing process so I would buy it again.
I have naturally curly hair which requires a lot of conditioning and moisturising, this probably isn't helped by the fact that I dye it. In my defence its the only real torture I put my hair through! If it doesn't get adequate conditioning, it tends to be overly frizzy and dull which is not what you want. Usually a conditioner for dry hair is all that I need, but it just wasn't enough anymore, which prompted me to use an intensive conditioner. While shopping for one I noticed the Alberto Balsalm Intensive Conditioning Treatment was only £1 for 200ml. And it promised to nourish and help repair dry or damanged hair.
-- On use --
The first thing I noticed about this product was the scent. Both the honey and almond extracts can be detected quite easily, with the honey most prominent in my opinion but its sweetness calmed by the almonds. However, keep smelling it for too long and it can get quite sickly. It does have the scent that would lead you to believe that it will make your hair feel soft though.
After shampooing my hair, I squeezed a liberal sized blob in my hand as I have quite thick hair. I would advise starting with how much conditioner you would usually use. I noticed the conditioner was quite thin in consistency in comparison to other intensive conditioners which appear to be very thick. I would consider this to be a plus point as it does seem to spread through the hair a lot more easily. But you may find that you need to use a little more than you would normally.
As I left it for a few minutes to let the conditioner get to work on repairing and nourishing my hair, the almond and honey scent was very prominent (though less sickly!) instead, it smelled clean and soft. It is recommended to leave the product on the hair for 1-3 minutes depending on how much of a treat you want to give your hair. I tend to leave it on for a minute and then perhaps once or twice a week leaving it on for a little bit longer.
On rinsing (after a few minutes) my hair did feel really nice and soft. My fingers glide through and can really feel the softness. I love the feeling of newly conditioned hair and this product did not disappoint! There was a definite intial improvement. Though, you can never tell until the hair is completely dry.
-- After use: the effect --
Once my hair was dry from using this product it was noticeably softer and less dull than it was previously. Very soft to the touch and my curls were a lot less frizzy and seemed to sit a lot better. It looks more healthy and shiney. I was nothing but pleased at the results the product produced in my hair. It is a product I have come to use every time that I wash my hair as an alternative to normal conditioner.
However, once my hair was dry I could no longer smell the almond and honey in my hair. It did smell clean though and there is no nasty after-smell. Just a clean smell. Considering my reaction to smelling the product for too long this is perhaps a good thing!
-- Overall --
I would definitely recommend this product to others. Whether its for the occasional treat or, if you are like me and need something more than what normal conditioner offers, as a more nourishing altnerative to your usual conditioner. The results you receive from this product for only £1 are great. My hair is noticebly softer and more nourished; it looks a lot better since using this product. Whether its the best thing out there for my hair or not, I do not know, but it works for me so I can't see me changing products any time soon.
This is why I gave the product five stars as it works and there are no negative points to make about this product
I picked this up in Asda for a £1. My hair is very dry and I often use deep conditioners to give it a treat. In this tube you get 300ml of conditioner.
The conditioner contains honey and almond extracts which are said to nourish and condition hair. To use the conditioner you apply a generous amount to wet clean hair, massage from root to tip and then leave on your hair for 5-10 minutes. The conditioner when dispensed has a yellowy colour I found it had a really thin consistency compared to other conditioning products I have tried, this meant I had to use more than I normally would. The conditioner also had a horrible smell, it smelt like honey but it was really sickly and artificial smelling. It wouldn't be to everyones taste.
A problem I noticed with the design of the bottle was the screw top lid which you need to remove completely to dispense the conditioner, I think this is a poor design as I had no where to stand the tube when I was applying the condtioner to my hair and I didn't want to put the lid on with slimy fingers.
I left this conditioner on for 10 minutes and then rinsed with clean, warm water. It seemed like it took forever to rinse off, and even after standing under the shower for several minutes my hair still felt like it had a horrible slimy layer. It felt like there was still conditioner in my hair even though I had rinsed it thorougly.
I towel dried my hair until damp and then blow dried. I use a large paddle brush to blow dry my hair, and as it was drying my hair was very knotty. Normally when I use a good conditioner my wavy hair will dry straight and only need quick once over with my GHD's, however after finishing blowdrying this time, I had a horrible puffy mess, even after straightening I felt my hair was messy and looked really greasy. The smell also lingered all day which made me feel sick!
I would never buy this again, I threw out the rest of the bottle, you get what you pay for in some instances and this is definately it!
Surprisngly my hair is in pretty good condition, despite the fact I dye it, blow dry and straighten it very often it doesn't look like it's been through the wars. This is probably due to the fact that most evenings when the twins go to bed before my shower and relaxing night I treat my hair with some sort of conditioner.
To do this you could use a normal conditioner and it would give your hair some life and strength but I prefer to use intensive conditioner treatments as this it what we used to do when I studied hairdressing in college.
Most of the intensive treatments I use are Henna Wax which can be bought very cheaply indeed and it is magical stuff. The other week though I spotted a tube of Alberto Balsam Intensive Conditioning Treatment in Asda for just £1.
This particular product comes in an upside down 200ml tube, with the ususl black alberto balsam label around the top, underneath this it says it's new which is obviously the reason why I havn't seen it or used it before. We are told it is Intensive Conditioning Treatment with Honey and Almond extracts and that it Nourishes and helps repair dry or damaged hair. The bottom three quarters of the tube is transparent so you can see the pale orange product within the tube.
Directions of use are provided on the back of the tube, but as I have been using deep conditioning treatments for so long I just stick to my own routine knowing that it works for me. It is very easy to use, after washing your hair with either alberto balsam shampoo or your preferred one, you then apply a good dollop of this to your hair massaging it into all your locks, concentrating on your ends and lengths really as your roots is where your hair is at it's healthiest. From reading the how to use it instructions on the back of the tube it implies that you use this in place of your normal conditioner and leave it on for 1-3 minutes depending on how much treatment you want to give your hair really. However when using these types of products I always leave them on for a good half an hour just out of preference and routine really, but I have tried it after only leaving it on my hair for just 1-3 minutes and it works just as well.
To get the conditioner out you do need to screw off the lid at the bottom, which is this product's only downfall. It is a nightmare after washing your hair, having wet hands etc being able to unscrew a lid on a product, so I tend to open mine before washing my hair so then I can just squeeze it out with no trouble fighting to get at it.
The conditioner itself is a pale orange/peach colour, quite thick yet smooth and creamy too not gloopy at all. It doesn't have an overpowering scent which is good, you can smell faintly the sweet honey but it is mellowed by the nutty almond fragrance that smells good enough to eat. It has a refreshingly clean scent to it, sweetened up by the almond and honey, it really is a tasty treat for your hair put it that way!
It smooths and glides over my hair wonderfully, and really covers my ends making them smell and feel incredibly soft and sweet instantly. It refreshes and revitalises your scalp and hair immediately which is a brilliant feeling, especially after a long hard day.
The after effects are brilliant too. Not only does my hair have a gentle honey scent to it but it feels amazingly soft and healthy. It looks nourished and feels moisturised, just what my dry ends need after all my blow drying and straightening. They feel and look stronger and healthy which is exactly why I use these products to really bring back life to my hair after I've spent my time damaging it. I can run my fingers through my hair after using this in seconds my hair feels like so smooth and sumptuously soft. It feels lighter and refreshed on my scalp and waves about freely and bouncy. I love all these types of products for pampering my hair and for me this is another winner, it smells lovely and works wonderfully really ensuring my hair looks and feels alive and healthy, exactly what it's meant to do!
A couple of times a week I like to use an intensive conditioning treatment on my hair. I have no particular preference to what brand I use or anything as long as it's to help dry/damaged hair. I use a lot of heated appliances on my wayward locks and sometimes it feels a little on the brittle side and I like to try to be kind to my hair!
This I spotted in a Pound shop and I had ran out my other tube and so decided I should get it and try if for a quid!
200ml see through plastic tube with a black plastic twist on/off cap/lid to the bottom of it that conceals a small hole. On the front of the tube I'm told it is Alberto Balsam Intensive Conditioning Treatment 'With honey & almond extracts' and that it nourishes and helps repair dry or damaged hair and the size is stated and there is a picture of a honey pot depicted. On the back of the tube other information includes being told a bit about the product, directions for use and ingredients are given as are contact details for Alberto-Culver (the manufacturer of the product). Nice simple and easy to squeeze tube this is.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Tube:
Give your hair a treat with this deep conditioning Honey & Almond Intensive Conditioning Treatment, with natural honey & almond extracts. It uses most of the same ingredients you'll find in higher priced brands, but at a great price which means you can afford to look glamourous every day!
Deep conditioning to help repair damage
Smoothes rough cuticles
Restores softness, manageability & shine
Directions For Use:
Use after your favourite Alberto Balsam shampoo. Squeeze out a good size dollop of this rich treatment, apply to the hair, focusing on the lengths and ends (where your hair needs the most care!). Leave on for 1-3 minutes (dependent on how much of a treat you want to give your hair). Rinse hair thoroughly. Ta-da, fabulously soft, shiny, manageable beautiful hair!
Me Using It:
Well all I do is wash my hair with any shampoo actually of my choice first. I make sure my hair is well rinsed and then I apply this with my fingers to combed through, wet hair.
All I find I need of this creamy coloured condioner to coat all my hair evenly is about the size of a 10p (I do have just below shoulder length hair). The smell of this is wonderful and rich and smells heavily of warm vanilla and honey. It applies onto my hair with ease and then I simply leave it on for as long as I want to and then when I feel the time is up I rinse it out with total ease!
Fantastic on every level this really is an indulgent treat for my hair. After using this not only is my hair left amazingly fragranced for hours (and it gets commented on!), my hair really is left really smooth, silky soft and incredibly shiny looking. Not only that but my hair does 'feel' repaired and renewed and even though I haven't dyed my hair my dyed colour looks refreshed and glossy after using this.
This really is an easy to use and rinse out product and leaves hair gorgeous and silky soft and I use this now a couple of times a week to keep my hair looking smart! Recommended from me...I love it!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc priced usually at about £1.99 a tube.
I like to treat my hair to an intensive conditioning treatment once a week, and recently as the Alberto Balsam range was on 3 for 2 at ASDA I Picked up a tube of this honey and almond treatment along with a bottle of shampoo and conditioner. I have used Alberto Balsam's shampoos and conditioners before, but I hadn't seen this particular product, and since it says 'new' on the tube, I guess it has just been launched.
The conditioner comes in a tube as I'm sure you can see from the picture, and is clear, so you can see how much of the pale yellow treatment you have left. Appearance wise this is OK - I think it's obvious from looking at it that this is not a premium product, however there's nothing terrible about the look of the tube. Saying that, I have found it to have one slight design flaw, which is the lid. The tube actually has a screw off lid, which can be a little inconvenient - especially when you have just squeezed out some conditioner into one hand - you then find yourself struggling to put the lid pack on one-handed. I think it would be better if it had a flip-top lid, but I think perhaps this screw top lid has been provided to save on costs?
The treatment contains honey and almond extracts and states that it will help repair dry or damaged hair, smoothing rough cuticles and restoring softness, manageability and shine. Up until very recently, I had very long hair which had become dry and ratty, so this product was perfect for my hair type. Even now that I have had the majority of it chopped off (I got bored!) the ends of my hair are still a little dry and there is some noticeable damage, probably from where I have over-used the straighteners on it, so I am still using the product.
Using this is very simple, you just use it in place of your normal conditioner. After shampooing simply work the translucent, yellow coloured cream through the hair and leave on for between one and three minutes depending on how much of a treatment your hair needs. Personally I always leave it on the full three, as I suppose I feel that way I'll get the best results.
The scent of the product is a very sweet yet gentle honey fragrance. It can sometimes seem a little sickly but on the whole it smells quite nice, and you only have to put up with it for three minutes!
In terms of results, I wasn't really sure what to expect from this. Whenever I've used Alberto Balsam products in the past, I've generally found that I liked the shampoos but the conditioners were a little watery and a bit too weak for my thick, frizz prone hair. This treatment however, is absolutely fantastic, and is better than some of the more expensive treatments I've used, including the last one I tried by Soap and Glory which cost nearly £6 and made my hair feel heavy and weighed down.
Whenever I have used this, I've found that not only does it condition my hair, adding some much needed moisture to the ends, but it also leaves it feeling incredibly soft. In fact after the first time I used this, I spent the whole day running my hands through my hair! Another thing this does is to add some shine. Unfortunately the shampoo and conditioner I bought at the same time as this left my hair looking quite dull, and I have noticed that this gives my hair some much needed shine without making it look greasy.
Unlike the last intensive conditioner I used, this doesn't weigh down my hair, just leaves it soft and bouncy and it even seems to be easier to style. The sweet honey and almond scent doesn't seem to linger on my hair, but to be honest that's not too much of a problem for me, because I tend to add loads of styling products to my hair which would disguise the smell anyway.
I bought this from ASDA and as the Alberto Balsam range was on a 3 for 2 offer, technically I got it for free, however it retails at just £1 for a decent sized 200ml tube. Personally, given the results I got, I think this is excellent value and at that price, there's no reason why you shouldn't give it a try! I haven't seen the product on sale anywhere else yet, but that could just be because it's new out. I'll certainly be adding another tube of this to my trolley on my next shop and I'd recommend everyone else does too!
Nourishes and helps repair dry or damaged hair /