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I buy a lot of stuff from Home Bargains and the other week they were selling off their Alberto Balsam Green Apple conditioner. I bought one bottle as even though it was only 79 for a large 400ml bottle I had never used this before so I wanted to see what what was like before I invested in any more. I have to say, I have used it quite a few times now, and so has my hubby but neither of us have been very impressed wit this, It is fairly useless as conditioners go in that it does not de-tangle my hair at all well.
Added to this, is the fact that it feels quite runny and it leaves a sticky kind of residue on my hair even after i have stood under the shower for ages trying to rinse it of. The smell of very overpowering too and though I knew it was going to be green apples, this is like "in your face" apples gone mad!
I have also tried to use this hopeless conditioner on my daughter's hair which is long and curly and it has resulted in tears before bed time as I simply cannot get the comb through her hair after I have used this after shampooing. It really isn't something I could recommend as it simply doesn't do what it is supposed to do. I am also really rather surprised and disappointed by this as I have used a lot of hair products in this range before and whilst some of them have been better than others, none of them have been quite as useless as this one.
Alberto Balsam Green Apple Conditioner is a super fruity conditioner to leave your hair feeling fresh and healthy. It uses most of the same ingredients as in more expensive brands, but at a great price so you can afford to look glamorous every day. It's priced at £1 for a 400ml bottle, but can usually be found on offers such as 3 for £2.
The packaging is very plain and basic and pretty much what you would expect from something this cheap. It has a flip top lid which makes it easy and convenient to use in the shower.
The conditioner has a very thin consistency which is quite off-putting really for a conditioner. It's very thin and watery and just doesn't seem to have any substance to it. It's very easy to get too much out of the bottle, and also very easy to spill as it just runs straight through the fingers. It has the same fresh juicy green apple scent as the shampoo but I don't find it as strong in the conditioner.
The thin texture makes it easy to massage through my hair, though it does kind of feeling like it's just slipping through my hair rather than getting into it. It rinses out easily and leave my hair feeling smooth.
Once my hair is dried it does feel quite smooth and is easy to comb through, but other than that the conditioner doesn't seem to have really had any effect. I certainly don't find it moisturises or nourishes my hair, and it doesn't make it softer.
I find when I've used this my hair becomes quite static and flyaway through the day, which is something that most conditioners stop from happening for me, so it's disappointing that this one doesn't. For £1 though I wouldn't really expect it to do much.
No, I would not recommend this conditioner as I don't feel it actually conditions the hair at all. It leaves it a little smoother than if I use no conditioner at all but that's all it does, and it's just a temporary effect.
I recently bought a bottle of this Alberto Balsam juicy green apple conditioner.
~ Packaging ~
It comes in a frosted plastic bottle with a label on the front with a picture of a green apple covered in water droplets, which gives a very refreshing feel to the conditioner.
~ Price and availability ~
I paid £1.00 for this 400ml bottle, which I think is very good value. It is available at most supermarkets as well as Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinson’s.
~ In use ~
The conditioner is a pastel green colour. It is quite thick in consistency.
I often buy the Alberto Balsam shampoo, but I usually have enough conditioner in stock to keep me going so I have not bought this conditioner for years before this purchase.
I must admit I have gone through the bottle quite quickly. It is easy to control the amount of conditioner that comes out of the bottle and I like to use a good handful as my hair is very long.
The scent is quite strong. It is very fresh and uplifting. It really does smell of juicy green apples. The conditioner is easy to apply and distribute through my hair and it rinses as easily as any other.
I don’t think there is too much difference in quality between this and more expensive brands.
I find that the scent lingers in my hair for a while after I have used this conditioner.
The conditioner leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth and a lot more managable and easier to detangle.
The bottle claims that it strengthens hair with pro-vitamin B5, but obviously this would be pretty difficult for me to measure.
I really like this conditioner. It is inexpensive and it works just as well as any other conditioner I have used, leaving my hair a lot more manageable and smelling good.
It is the strongest scented apple conditioner I have used. I would definitely buy this conditioner again and I would recommend it.
Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner is one of many Alberto Balsam shampoos and conditioners available in most supermarkets.
Most supermarkets sell Alberto Balsam products for around 99p but I have also bought it in the past from Tesco at four bottles for £3. Bulk buying saves money in the long run so if you buy this product regularly or want to try the different scents then this offer is worth going for.
Alberto Balsam products are in a clear bottle with a black label on the front. There is nothing distinctive about the bottle itself but the products together on the shelf do stand out. The clear bottle allows you to easily recognise which type you are looking at as the apple scented is green.
It is best to get the maximum effect of this product by teaming it with the Alberto Balsam shampoos as well or two different scents may mix and not smell nice. The conditioners are a thicker looking liquid and this type is a pastel shade of green. You don't need much to go a long way with these either.
Simply squeeze out the required amount onto your hand and work it through your hair from root to tip. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse off. You should notice the silky feel to your hair immediately so make sure you rinse well to remove all of the product.
This conditioner has always made my hair looking and feeling shiny and silky. I also have psoriasis and no Alberto Balsam products have ever effected it in a negative way.
I have medium length hair that is just past my shoulders and a bottle of Alberto Balsam lasts just over six months so a couple of pounds for a years worth of conditioner is not a bad price to pay for good looking hair that stays in great condition.
The only negative about Alberto Balsam is that it isn't for everyone. My partner has particularly bad quality hair and this product does not work for him. I would say give it a try but if you haven't noticed an improvement within a couple of weeks then it won't work for you.
I have quite a few bottles of Alberto Balsam shampoos and conditioners in my bathroom cabinet as I tend to stock up on a few bottles of them at a time because they are such good value for money and work really well as a everyday shampoo and conditioner that the whole family can use. Currently we are using the Juicy Green Apples shampoo and matching conditioner though to be fair it is only me and my daughter who are using the conditioner so it lasts longer in my house than the shampoo. The conditioner is dirt cheap at only 99p a bottle bit it outperforms loads of other conditioners that costs much more than it. I like this as it is so light and doesn't weigh my hair down or make it greasy but it works to add some moisture to it and makes styling my hair afterwards really easy. I use a hair mask once a week and I have some deep conditioner for those times when my hair has been styled too much and is looking dry and weak but for every day use I usually just stick to one of the Alberto Balsam conditioners because I think it works well enough and I don't want my hair to be weighed down. I like that this conditions my hair but it doesn't make it greasy and when I have used this and dried my hair it looks shiny and healthy. I just use this after shampooing and leave it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse it off again. It washes out easily and I don't feel as though I need to rinse my hair for ages to get rid of it. Afterwards my hair is left much more manageable and easier to comb through when it is wet and it dries without going tuggy and knotty. The fragrance of this is gorgeous and I really like the smell of the apples. When you use it the smell really fills the whole bathroom and it smells really strongly of apples which is nice but not really how I want my hair to smell. Luckily when it is rinsed and I have dried my hair the smell turns more fresh and it just has a hint of fruitiness to it but mainly just smells really clean and fresh. It is great at taking away bad smells from hair and then keeping it fresh smelling for hours afterwards.
One of my main concerns when it comes to a 'daily' conditioner is that it has to be light and not weigh my hair down or make it greasy. I just want something that will help give it a little moisture and make styling it easier as I have intensive treatments for when my hair needs it and find that a thick daily conditioner just makes my hair feel heavy and look greasy.
The green juicy apples conditioner by Alberto Balsam is a really good conditioner for my needs as it is light enough to use on my hair as often as I want without making my hair greasy. It also smells gorgeous and leaves my hair with a lovely shine and makes it manageable.
I also love the fact that it is so cheap as well and just goes to show that you don't need to spend a fortune to find good products.
I buy this in the pound shop along with the shampoo when it is in stock. I find though that it seems to be a really good seller and they run out of this and the other shampoos and conditioners in the range really quickly so I always make sure and buy a few at a time.
I think the fragrance of this is really lovely and more delicate than the shampoo but no less effective in keeping my hair smelling fresh for as long as possible.
My hair is always left feeling soft and looking shiny after using this. It is also makes brushing my hair straight out of the shower much easier as the comb just glides through without any knots in it. When I am blow drying my hair it seems to be less static and fly away after using this.
I love the fact that it is light as it doesn't make me feel as though my hair is weighed down and it certainly doesn't make it feel or look greasy. This would have a downside however for people who need lots of moisture in their hair as this probably wouldn't deliver the amount of moisture needed for people who have damaged hair.
For me this and the rest of the Alberto Balsam conditioner work perfectly for my needs. I particularly love the apple fragrance when I want something that smells really fresh and clean and I like the fact that I can use this with my apple shower gel for all over fragrance.
I'm currently using the Alberto Balsam Juicy Apple 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 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 Sainsbury's where they are currently on a 4 for 3 offer.
The Alberto Balsam Juicy Apple Conditioner comes in a 400ml bottle. The conditioner itself is quite a liquid conditioner, and it's a lovely opaque pale green colour. The conditioner states that it's for normal / greasy hair, my hair is probably normal and maybe just a little on the dry side. I didn't realise that the conditioner was not really for my hair type until I'd got home, I bought the conditioner and shampoo based purely on a quick sniff inside the bottles whilst doing my weekly shop. I have to say though that after using them both for 10 days or so now they seem perfectly fine for my hair.
As with most conditioners the directions for use are simple; after you've shampooed, use a good size dollop of conditioner, just leave it on for 1-2 minutes, rinse hair thoroughly, ta-da, fabulously soft, shiny hair. I do use more than 'a good size dollop' of any conditioner, I always use an absolutely HUGE dollop of conditioner, and so I always get through two bottles of conditioner to every one bottle of shampoo.
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. It also hasn't stripped my 'slightly dry' hair of any moisture, which I was worried that it may do, with it being formulated for greasy hair.
This smells gorgeous, really fruity and fresh and intensely appley. I do find that the gorgeous fruity and fresh apple fragrance lingers in my hair for the rest of the day after I've used this conditioner. The lingering apple 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 juicy apple shampoo, so I am layering the apple fragrance so to speak.
Overall I'm more than happy with this conditioner 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.
I tend to buy more expensive shampoos and conditioners but every now and then (usually when I run out mid month and need to wait for the next payday!) I opt for a cheaper version. The Alberto Balsam range is definitely one of the cheapest ranges out there, at between £1 and £1.50 for a bottle of 400ml (also currently - June 2013 - on offer at Tesco at two bottles for £1.80). This is very cheap for a conditioner so I felt it was worth a try - even if I didn't like it, I had not lost a fortune.
The bottle is, as you would expect for the price, basic and simply designed. It is a rounded cloudy plastic bottle with a flip lid at the top to squeeze the conditioner through. There is a basic label stuck around the front with product information and a picture of green apples on. The bottle itself is easily squeezed so you can remove the last dregs of conditioner easily and effectively.
The conditioner itself is a pale green in colour. It does give off a lovely apple scent when you flip the lid, so it does have a distinctive fruity smell. For me, the conditioner is far too runny and has a slightly greasy feel to it. I find that it slips off my fingers very easily when I try to apply it to my hair leading to substantial product wastage. I only really apply this to the ends of my hair due to the greasiness as I am concerned that this would leave my roots looking oily - I usually apply a conditioner all over my hair. I also use quite a bit of product per application to ensure a decent coverage. The smell during application is pleasant but I do not find that this transfers on to my hair at all, which is a shame. The conditioner rinses out of my hair easily and doesn't leave the ends feeling greasy to the touch (despite my reservations).
I would say that the conditioner does an ok job. Not spectacular but better than not using a conditioner at all. My hair combs through easily after use but does feel a little dry, particularly after continued use. Certainly other conditioners provide me with better results but none are this cheap! As far as value for money goes, I guess for the price I can't really grumble. It is probably not something that I would purchase again but for anyone on a budget, it certainly serves a purpose.
In a bid to try and save a few pennies, I've been trying cheaper brands to see if they match the quality of my favourites. One thing I've been trying to cut back on is hair care products.
This Alberto Balsam green apple conditioner is quite widely available to purchase from places like supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug and various discount stores, the normal price for a bottle of this is £1. I picked up mine on offer at 4 products for just £3 which is incredibly cheap.
Of course, the packaging isn't anything spectacular, the conditioner comes inside a tall round bottle which features the product name and information. It is made from an almost transparent plastic so you can see how much product you have left inside. At the top of the bottle there is a black flip top lid which is rarely stiff and usually very easy to open. It's a shame the lid is at the top, I prefer it on the bottom as it's easier to get the last dregs out.
The conditioner itself is a pale green colour, it's a lighter colour than the shampoo so you tell them apart without having to inspect the labels. It has quite a runny consistency for conditioner, not so much that it runs off my hands as soon as I dispense it but I do have to be careful. The scent is almost the same as the matching shampoo, it has a nice refreshing apple scent so it does match the product name well. I apply this by running it through the ends of my hair then rub any remaining over the top of my hair. I usually get on with something else in the shower whilst this is on my hair. When I rinse it off, I find it easy to do and it leaves no residue in my hair.
I only use this conditioner alongside the matching the shampoo and find the results ok. My hair is left soft and smooth and clean looking. I prefer it to look nourished after drying but this conditioner doesn't do that. I suppose, for the price, I can't moan as it does clean my hair very well.
At only £1 (or cheaper on offer!), I think this conditioner represents great value for money. I prefer my hair to look more healthy and nourished but this still cleans my hair adequately and when the pennies are pinched I will keep this in mind.
I really like the Alberto Balaslm range of shampoos and conditioners as daily ones as I think that they offer tremendous value for the money as I can buy them for under a pound which I think is great value for a branded product.
They work really well together and come in some lovely fragrances. My favourite is the strawberry one but my kids love the green juicy apples range and as it is also really nice I have no problems with buying them it since they like it so much.
The conditioner is great as a daily one and although it isn't quite as luxurious as some other conditioners that I buy they are also a lot more expensive so it is to be expected that this one won't be quite as thick and creamy as those. For the money though it really can't be beat.
It is a little bit runnier and less thick than some other conditioners but this also means that it is very easy to spread it through my hair from roots to tips. It still coats all my hair and when I rinse it off it leaves my hair tangle free and I can comb it when wet with no tugs.
I probably wouldn't use this if my hair was feeling really damaged and dry but that's why I buy expensive conditioning treatments. This is just a daily conditioner and for that purpose it works really well. My hair is left feeling soft and is manageable. Because it is less dense than some others it means that it makes my hair feel really lightweight and it doesn't weigh it down or make it feel heavy. It also doesn't make it greasy though it does leave it with a nice shine.
The fragrance of the conditioner is absolutely gorgeous and really fresh and zingy and it doesn't smell artificial. The smell also lasts for ages. I can wash my hair in the morning and still smell it at night and it does a really good job of keeping away the outside smells such as traffic fumes and cigarette smoke.
This is a really good conditioner for everyday use and one that is a bargain at the price. I have never had to pay more than a pound for this conditioner and I think it is great value for money.
Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner
Lately in an effort to save some pennies I have been swapping my favourite Lush brand shampoos and conditioners for some of the supermarkets promotions. But when shopping around I still wanted a cheaper conditioner that delivered what I hoped would be a natural fruity fragrance. After all Alberto Balsam call their Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner - juicy!
But, sadly juicy is one adjective I would not use to describe the Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner. The conditioner is actually quite good for a cheap alternative and had it not heightened my expectations with the promise of a juicy green apple fragrance it might have become a regular in my bathroom. As it stands the conditioner has a rather mild fragrance that doesn't have that fresh apple smell, but more like a slightly sickly sweet apple scent. It's not a bad fragrance, it just wasn't what I was expecting and certainly wasn't what I would call an juicy green apple smell.
As I mentioned the Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner does actually make for a pretty good conditioner. It states on the bottle that the conditioner is best suited for normal to greasy hair types, but I would have to slightly disagree. I have what probably falls into the 'normal' range of hair types but the conditioner does have a small tendency to leave my hair ever so slightly greasy, which if you already had greasy hair to begin with might make it worse. But with my hair the Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner works pretty well and manages to leave it soft, brushable and looking healthy, which all in all I would have to say is not bad for a cheap conditioner.
If I was being picky I might complain about the slightly thin and watery consistency of the conditioner, it does have a tendency to easily run off my hand before I can spread it throughout my hair. But, even with being a less than ideal texture it does still work well and it does still apply easily. I have also found that I do need to use more of the Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner than I would expect to use from an expensive brand, but again for the price I still feel like you are getting a decent conditioner for the low price.
The Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner is available for around about £1 at anywhere from your local Asda to stores like Superdrug. The packaging is nothing special, functional and overall the conditioner looks just ok.
Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner is a decent conditioner to use when you are on a budget, as it works well and smells good if just not juicy. I wouldn't say that it was the best conditioner available on the market but the quality you get for the price you pay is pretty good and I think that for those reasons alone the conditioner deserves a rather average but positive three out of five star rating. I still wouldn't buy it all the time but it is a great cheaper alternative for once in a while when you want to save a few pennies on your weekly shop.
I generally have long, quite greasy hair (i say generally because quite often the hair dresser doesn't know the difference between an inch and cutting half my hair off) that conditioners in particular like to stick to, which tends to be quite a pain when washing it because quite often the hot water runs out before i manage to get all the conditioner out. This is probably why my hair tends to get greasy a day after washing it.
Alberto Balsalm apple conditioner is intended fir those with greasy hair but is also useful for all hair types. It can usually be found in most super markets on offer (quite often BOGOF or 3 for a fiver etc) and Aldi does it's own version of it (it's made by the sane company just bit watered down and with a different name) for £1.19 a 400ml bottle (at last check).
Normally in the Hoggle household we pick up products while they are on offer or when they're on the cheap, so it's a bit of a lucky dip on what products we get in the shower, but i have to say for my particular hair type this particular product has to be one of the best i've used.
The conditioner itself is a pale green rather thin liquid that easily goes through the hair and almost immediately untangles any small knots in the hair. I often apply a generous dollop, spread it between my palm then comb it through my hair with my fingers starting from the back of my head. The apple scent is subtle yet distinctive and stays on the hair for quite a few hours after washing- dependant on whether you go outside or not. I leave it in while i continue with my daily wash and rinse it out after the rest of me is clean. Due to it's thinness it washes out rather quickly, which is brilliant for me because i'm no longer using all the hot water whenever i wash my hair.
I have also found that this conditioner is also particularly coloured hair friendly. Usually, no matter what dye i use the various other conditioners that aren't particularly for coloured hair have made my hair fade almost twice as quickly as a colour protecting conditioner would. I have had my hair newly dyed for the past three weeks along with using this conditioner and my hair is only just beginning to show signs of fading in patches where the dye may have been least applied.
The conditioner allows for easy brushing experience both when the hair damp or dry after use, which is another good thing for my hair which only meeds to be looked at before it gets tangled and leaves my hair feeling clean and not greasy for at least two days after washing, which is another bonus because it means i don't have to wash my hair every day and go through as much shampoo and conditioner as i have been.
All in all this is a brilliant conditioner that is value for your money and definitely suited for those with long greasy hair.
I bought this Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner for the first time recently as it was on offer in the supermarket at £3 for 4 which is very reasonable. It comes in a 400ml bottle with plastic flip lid, and the product is light green in colour. This variety is aimed at normal/greasy hair, and as I often have greasy hair it seemed great for me. It contains apple and grape seed extracts.
On the back it says 'Hair smells as good at it feels!' which it certainly does. It smells lovely and appley, good enough to eat! Unlike some other conditioners, you can still smell the apple scent the next day on your hair. It leaves my hair feeling soft and looking nice and shiny, for a couple of days after washing and shampooing. It slides throuh my hair easily and is easy to comb through. It claims to 'Detangle and protect' and after combing it through my hair, it does seem to make it easier to manage and less tangled. My hair feels moisturised so I think it is also protecting it from the harsh weather we have at the moment!
I do not need to use very much of the conditioner at a time, so one bottle is lasting quite a while which makes it excellent value for money. The conditioner is quite thick and creamy, but not too thick, which makes it easy to use and get the right amount. I have long brunette hair and this product really suits my hair, I have even had a few comments from friends asking if I have done anything different to my hair as it looks great.
I will definately buy this conditioner again, and have seen it in Poundland so it can be purchased for £1 or less which is great, I dont think a better conditioner can be found anywhere for less!
I am quite fussy about what I use on my hair because it is generally frizzy and out of control and I don't want to make the situation any worse! I do have quite dry hair but sometimes the roots do have a tendency to get busy and as the product was so cheap I decided to buy Alberto Balsamo Juicy Green Applie shampoo and conditioner. This a review of the conditioner.
What does the product do?
The product promises to be just as good and contain the same ingredients as the more expensive brands. It claims that it will condition the hair, detangling your locks and coating it with a layer of protection. It also claims that it will make the hair more manageable and will strengthen the hair by nourishing it with vitamin B5. All in all, it promises to leave your hair smelling as good as it feels. The product has been specifically designed for the use on those with normal to greasy hair.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a translucent plastic bottle and you can see the green conditioner inside. On the front of the bottle there is a picture of a juicy green apple and it has some more information about the product on the back. The lid is a flip top lid which is easy to open and close, and it is black in colour. You can buy the product for the very cheap price of £1.50 and it can be bought from stores such as Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is a creamy green colour and it doesn't have a very thick consistency. Nevertheless, you don't need much to coat the hair well and to feel like it's doing a good job. The conditioner smells just as delicious and fruity as the shampoo does, smelling strongly of apples. The aroma is evident the whole time that the product is on the hair. It feels completely comfortable and didn't cause my scalp any discomfort or irritations. The product is easily rinsed out of my hair.
My hair is definitely easy to brush through so it does keep it's promises to detangle my locks. I always think it's difficult to say whether a product actually protects or strengthens the hair, but the conditioner does seem leave my hair feeling a little stronger with less snapping and breaking when I blow dry and straighten it. My hair does seem to have a little more volume and be a little dryer than when I use other shampoo but it is still manageable and easy to control. My hair doesn't have much shine after using this but it still looks nice. It doesn't make my hair greasy or weigh it down, and I can go the full two days without washing it after use.
All in all, this is a good conditioner which does leave my hair feeling soft and manageable. It is easy to brush through after use and smells like delicious apples long after my hair has dried. It isn't very hydrating and it doesn't leave my hair shining but I was still happy enough with the results, especially when you consider the price.
When you live in a house where you share a bathroom with others, others who have no consideration for the correct use of expensive shampoos and conditioners and treat them like bubble bath, you eventually give up and want to find something inexpensive and effective. And priced at a humble £1, this product is just that. Avalible in a fantastic array of scents, the Juicy Green Apple one is by far one of my favourites.
The bottle the Juicy Green Apple conditioner comes in is basic enough, you get about 400ml in a standard shaped bottle, the black lid glossy and the label declaring it's suitability for normal/greasy hair.
The product itself is actually quite thin, making it easy to manipulate from root to tip, or rather tip to root! It's malleable, unlike other thicker conditioners, making it easy to distribute evenly. It detangles beautifully, and with my thicker, curly hair it really is a blessing. As you go to dry it, you don't get an overly glossy finish... This product doesn't claim to do that. But it more than compensates you with the beautiful scent that clings to your hair for days. You get a soft, touchable blow-dry.
Because of it's consistency and effect on just average hair... I can't imagine it'd be all that good for rather greasy or dry hair. Which is a shame, but for standard follicles, it's perfect.