Right as ive used the shampoo and reviewed it, i had to review the conditioner aswell to make it fair. Now im sad to say, it wasent much better than the shampoo. I dont understand how this has 5 stars either your all drunk or you have the most fabuolous condtion hair and you dont actually need conditioner. Unlike me who would have no hair left if she didint have a good conditioner!!
So whilst i was in my local pound shop i brought a bottle of this. The bottle does feel cheap but we all no not to judge a book buy its cover dont we. So i bounced to the counter to pay and picked out a merry pound from my purse ( yes it is a bargain ) and left the shop. I ran a bath, shampooed my hair and then applied the conditioner all over my hair.
Quick tip - Use a comb to make sure the conditioner covers every hair strand, often when your apply conditioner you only apply it too one side of the hair, which will eventually make the non conditioned bits of your hair more brittle. Also after you have washed your conditioner out, rinse your hair with cold water, as it closes the cuticle and enhances shine. If you cant stand cold water like me, lie back in the bath and pour a bottle of water over your head, that way the water will only go on your head and not run down your back causing you too scream obsenities because of the coldness.
Smell : Now just like the shampoo it is soooo overpowering, its like a kids party gone wrong. Usually real strawberries smell subtly sweet and lovely, but this is just horrendous its so sweet it makes me dizzy. I dont really understand why it is quite so sweet as it claims to contain strawberry extracts. They must mean from a strawberry sweet because i am definetly sure the strawberries i eat are not like this at all. It does scent your hair but after you have washed it out its not quite as overpowering, but too me its still to strong and if i had to smell it all day i would go crazy. Be warned when i smelt it in the shop it didnt smell quite so strong.
Use : Well its rather simple, apply a large dollop all over your hair, i find i need a handfull with this, which is alot but if use less it does not feel like its properly on my hair, so its not quite as cost effective as it seems. Its easy to rub in and rinse out which is good, as sometimes you get them conditioners that are a nightmare and weigh your hair down. However i find it does not condition my hair at all, which for a condtioner that is especially for dry and damaged hair is appaling. Do you not want me too have any hair left!??! If you had super condition hair like my mum then maybe it would work better for you. It also does not leave my hair shiny or looking healthy, so it really does nothing.
Avaliable : Well everywhere from your local supermarket to a pound shop, its only £1 and often on offer for 3 for £2 which is a good price and you could mix and match different ones to find one that you do like. There are many different flavours like tea tree and apple and raspberry, so im sure you would find one you like. However for me none off them cut the mustard. ( No i dont get that saying either, but you no what i mean ).
Can buy anywhere
Lots of different scents
Easy to wash out
Makes my hair feel dry
No noticable differences to my hair
Need to use alot
Overall : So would i recommend it ...... uh nah! It really is useless and does not help my dry hair at all, the soy proteins and pro vitamin b5 dont seem to do very much now do they. You may find another conditioner in the brand that smells better and works for you, but for me i hate them all. Ill stay with my herbal essences for now. Also the smell is enough too make me throw up. So for me i just threw them straight in the bin.
I have quite problematic hair as it can be frizzy and I was fed up of paying the ends for a decent conditioner, but I found this and I haven't looked back.At the tiny price of £1 for a big bottle in comparison to other conditioners, it is really good value for money although I will admit that you may perhaps have to use a bit more of this to cover your hair. I use the matching shampoo and the result is really good. My hair is soft and in the shape that I want it, the same result as more expensive brands.You can get it everywhere, so easily accessible. Would definitely recommend as a low price shampoo that actually works well!
This is a strawberries and cream conditioner from Alberto Balsam.
The 400ml bottle cost me just £1 on a recent trip to asda which is fantastic value!
The bottle is clearish plastic so you can see how much of the product inside. There is a black cap top with a flip top out of which you dispense the product.
The conditioner itself is pale pink and very thick and creamy feeling. It is unmistakeable in its strawberry flavour but sadly I find it a little too sickly artificial sweet.
I rub this cream through the ends of my wet hair and run my fingers through it a bit as that way I feel like I getting a better deep treatment.
I leave it on for about a minute and then rinse off. It rinses away very clean and there is no sticky residue. After drying my hair feels soft and looks shiny. The sickly sweet smell isn't as noticeably after rinsing and only smells faintly of fruit, which I can live with!
I like the Aussie range of hair care products and it just doesn't seem right to compare this budget brand with that but what I will say is that whilst I will continue using my Aussie, I will keep a bottle of this in the cupboard as my plan B!!
For this it gets a 5 as for the price you cannot complain with this
The other day whilst shopping in my local B & M store I remembered that I was running low on shampoo and conditioner. They didn't have a lot of choice on the shelves but they do have a few Alberto Balsam offerings and knowing I was running low I bought a few various bottles. As a range of products I usually like them, I love the rather natural fragrance of their products and find them cheap to buy and of decent quality and I bought this conditioner and it only cost me a pound which I thought was excellent for a 400ml sized bottle!
Like the shampoo and actually all of the other shampoos and conditioners that the Alberto Balsam range have on this conditioner comes in a tall, cylinder slightly frosted but still see through plastic bottle that has a black shiny plastic flip top lid to the top of it which conceals a small hole and then on the front of the bottle along with a picture shown of a strawberry we are clearly told that what it is and who it is by and that it is suitable for dry/damaged hair and that it gives 'Intense Nourishment' and the size is stated (as I have mentioned already) and then on the back of the bottle we are told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are listed and contact details for the manufacturer are stated which is Unilver. Nice enough and informative enough packaging this is.
What you get is quite a thick conditioner that is a light pink in colour and smooth and smells highly of really natural but sweet smelling strawberries. It is a smooth in consistency conditioner and easy to apply to freshly shampooed and well rinsed hair and I either leave it on my hair for a minute or two when showering or if I'm in the bath I'll leave it whilst I relax and either way it is simple to rinse out of my hair.
This in my opinion is an excellent conditioner. Not only does it leave my hair soft and smooth and easier to style as it isn't so tangled but the scent of the strawberries really does liner on my hair for hours, so much so even my boyfriend notices. My hair feels great and smells great and feels really healthy from within and I think this is simply a superb buy for all the family. You don't need very much per application so it really is value for money this one and all in all it gets a huge thumbs up from me!
This is one conditioner I will certainly buy in the future as it does everything it promises to!
Available from all good chemists and supermarkets.
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As I wanted to test out some more conditioners, I decided to pick up this Alberto Balsam Strawberries and Cream Conditioner from Superdrug for only 99p. This is a 400ml bottle which is large enough to last for quite a while, and I think that 99p is an almost unbelievably good price for a conditioner like this. To make it even better, you can currently get 4 for £3 which I think is excellent and it would be extremely hard to find something of this type of quality for cheaper.
This conditioner is packaged in a thin and tall plastic bottle that looks quite simplistic yet effective; nothing too distinctive about it, though. There is a large picture of a strawberry on the front so the scent is instantly identifiable. It has a cap which can easily be snapped on and off so that you can squeeze the creamy conditioner into your palm to be applied onto your hair.
This strawberries and cream conditioner smells lovely as it has a very fruity and distinctive smell to it. The scent is very fresh, which I always like in a conditioner, and not at all chemical smelling (a trait that can be found in some other conditioners I have tried). I like the scent of strawberries and cream but the association with some strawberries and cream flavoured lollipops and lip balms I do identify the scent to be something quite sickening to smell for too long. However, this scent I do not find to be sickening at all. It is very lovely with just the right strawberry to cream ratio so that it manages to smell fresh and fruity whilst also smelling luxurious at the same time. You can still smell the strawberries and cream scent in your hair, though rather faintly, for several hours after washing which is nice.
The conditioner itself has a nice creamy texture which can easily be applied to your hair, from root to tip. As usual, I like to leave on my conditioner for a few minutes before washing it off. When I do wash it off, it does not stick too much to my hair which is good and rinses out quite easily.
As a conditioner, I would say that this is quite effective as I find that my hair is much more manageable and soft. It is also slightly more shiny though the difference is not completely noticeable. I suppose it isn't the absolute best conditioner I have ever used but I think that I can compromise a little because of the price and the lovely smell.
In conclusion this is a good conditioner with a fabulous smell which can be purchased at a good price in comparison to other shampoos available. To be honest, I think that it would be worth it simply because of the lovely smell, however the fact that it is a good conditioner makes me happier also. It is a good value and good quality conditioner so I would recommend this product with 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I do like Alberto Balsam conditioners, I find they are really cheap to buy and work well for my hair. I do take great pride in the way my hair looks. If my hair doesn't look or feel nice, I tend to feel uncomfortable during the day and particularly when I go out for the day. I bought the same fragrance in the shampoo from this range and so thought I'd give the conditioner a go too.
This conditioner comes in a transparent plastic bottle. It has a flip lid which just snaps back into place after pouring it onto the hands. The bottle is slim line and very easy to get a good comfortable grip in the hands to pour it etc. It sits well on surfaces because the base is really sturdy, so it doesn't tip over. The conditioner is a nice pale baby pink colour, it has a really nice smell of raspberries and smells really fruity. It is quite a strong fragrance and one I like quite a lot.
It has a really nice rich consistency and isn't runny so it doesn't drip from the bottle and make a mess in the shower. It is herbal with Juniper and Chamomile extracts. It is designed to strengthen the hair because it also contains pro-vitamin B5. I have quite thick hair and it is in a good condition but this conditioner has kept in in a condition that hasn't damaged it at all and just left it in the same condition.
Only a small amount is needed to condition the hair, I just pour a blob onto the palm of my hands, then just massage it gently into my hair, starting at the ends of my hair, then working all over it. I can feel my hair becoming softer as I am massaging it. I then just leave it for a couple of minutes or so, then just simply rinse it off my hair. It is very easy to rinse from the hair with no problems at all.
I find my hair is then very easy to brush and is tangle free, just the way I like it to feel. Once I have dried my hair, it feels really soft. I find it has a really nice shine to it and I can manage it, it isn't fly away, just a really nice shine to my hair. It does give good moisture to my hair. It is also designed for normal/ dry hair. I have normal hair which isn't too dry but the ends of my hair do sometimes become quite dry and this conditioner has certainly helped to keep them softer.
I find my hair doesn't feel lank after it has dried, I am trying to grow my hair at the moment and so a good conditioner is important so that my hair doesn't feel lanky during the messing stage, which it is at the moment. I hate it if my hair feels lank because I find I just cannot style it very well. This one has just left it smooth and soft with a good shine. It revitalises and moisturises it extremely well in my opinion.
For a 400ml bottle I paid just £1 for this one, I think for this price it is extremely good value for money and the quality is really good. I think it is a nice one for all the family to use, not just women or young teenage girls. I do however think it would be a really nice one for a teenage girl to try because of the pretty pink colour, it is very girlie for a young woman to try if she is just beginning to want to use a nice hair conditioner. I think a bottle of this conditioner in a beauty parcel basket for a gift at Christmas time or a birthday gift.
This one is so affordable and suitable for all budgets in my opinion. Because of the size of the bottle it does last a very long time. There is no wastage because you can get a good grip of the bottle to give it a good shake when nearing the end of the conditioner.
I really do highly recommend this one for anyone to buy and give it a go. It is so affordable and worth the money. I will buy it again in the future because it gives my hair all the results that I expect from a branded hair conditioner.
The bottle is also recyclable too.
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I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I have still half a bottle of Alberto Balsam strawberries and cream conditioner in my bathroom cupboard. I only ever use this if my normal conditioner is on its last legs and I need to 'top up' with a bit from this bottle. The reason being, this is possibly the most awful conditioner I have ever used - (apart from a REALLY nasty one I once bought from Asda). I usually really like Alberto Balsam as a range, and whilst the idea of strawberries and cream might sound really nice it really doesn't work for me at all. I bought this as it was dirt-cheap at the time (89p) for a large 400ml sized bottle, and my daughter pointed it out to me on the shelf in Home Bargains. She was the one who pulled back the flip top lid whilst we were in the shop, had a sniff and described it as 'yummy'. I must admit, when it's in the bottle and you do take your first sniff, it does smell rather nice. However, that's where my positive rating begins and ends.
I have used this conditioner on quite a few occasions now and each and every time I have used it I have been disappointed in its ability to actually condition my hair, make it feel softer, smoother, less tangled or in fact, do anything at all positive to my hair other than make it look a bit of a mess. Whenever I have used this conditioner I have literally been unable to style my hair as I normally would. I don't know if it's just my hair type it disagrees with, but wherever I've used it, I have found that my hair most definitely feels a lot less manageable and is prone to fly-away ends. Horrible.
The conditioner itself comes in a fairly hefty looking large plastic bottle with a flip top lid and a picture of a juicy strawberry emblazoned across the front. It's specifically states it's for dry or damaged hair. My hair is possibly slightly damaged at the ends as I colour it now and also use hair straighteners from time to time, but I also suffer from greasy roots. If this conditioner is designed for dry hair then it really is impossible to imagine how it must react on someone with really damaged hair. My hair is what I'd describe as 'in between' and yet it seemed to strip my hair of any natural oils which I actually had at the time I used it. My hair felt brittle and dry afterwards and just in really very poor condition. It was really disappointing.
It's quite a runny conditioner and I noticed its thin consistency immediately I started to use it. For this reason, it was a little difficult to apply it to my hair. Normally when I use a conditioner I can tell if it's good quality or not just by feeling how it interacts with my hair as soon its applied. This felt like I was applying grout! My hair didn't feel smooth or soft, even whilst it was on my wet hair in the shower. There was no evidence to me that this conditioner has the ability to be able to detangle my hair and I had to take a comb to it afterwards to try to get the tangles out.
As for the fragrance, whilst it was nice in the bottle, it's just far too overpowering and sickly for my liking, to be honest. It's quiet strong and intense and it made me feel a little nauseous. Added to that, is the fact that this smell seems to last for ages after my hair has been dried, and I felt that every time I moved my head I was getting a whiff of sickly strawberries and cream. Yuk! No thanks.
It wasn't too expensive thankfully, so I don't feel like I have forked out too much money for this very disappointing product. I think it's probably either a love it or hate it type of product. I hate it!
I don't very often run out of the things I use regularly but whilst doing the weekly shop with husband last week, he assured me there was conditioner on the bathroom shelf. I took his word for it and ....yes you guessed....no there wasn't. It was all shampoo.
Consequently, by yesterday I had none of my usual conditioner left. He was popping to the shop for some milk and I asked him to get me some conditioner and this is what he came back with.
This comes in a 400ml bottle which is opaque so you can see how much is left. It's quite a nice pink colour wiith a flip top black lid.
On the front is a picture of a strawberry and it states that it is for dry/damaged hair.
The product says it will 'Restore softness and shine'.........'Moisturise and nourish'........'Strengthen with pro vitamin B5'
After washing my hair I flipped the lid open and poured some into my hand. Whilst it smelt lovely (Of strawberries surprisingly) I found the product to be quite runny.
I have just past shoulder length hair so needed quite a bit. It didn't feel as nice on my hair as my usual conditioner does but when I rinsed it, it felt ok.
I can usually tell if a conditioner is any good if my comb slips through it easily. Unfortunately this wasn't the case and I resorted to spraying some of my Aussie leave in conditioner into my hair. I didn't particularly like the feel of my hair after drying though it did still smell nice.
For the price, a bargain £1.00, its ok but it's not for me. Think I will leave it for my daughter to use and as she has never permed or coloured her hair, she may have better results.
Morale of the story? Don't ask your husband to buy you conditioner without stipulating which one!
I originally only bought this conditioner as I really liked the shampoo that goes with it so I wanted to try them both together. I am really glad I did as it has quickly become one of my favourite combinations for my hair on a daily basis.
This is such a bargain and only costs £1 for a great big 400ml bottle. Normally I would think conditioner that only cost that wouldn't be very good but this is great as a daily conditioner. I still have to use intensive treatments because of the amount of damage I put on my hair but for everyday softening and detangling this is great.
I absolutely adore the smell of this and think that it is good enough to eat. It is very fruity and sweet and sort of smells like strawberry milkshake. Using this with the shampoo the smell lasts for ages on my hair and even when I am around smokers it is still fragrant and smelling good for the whole day. I can imagine some people won't like it but if you like strawberry flavoured products then you are bound to like this.
The consistency of the conditioner is a little runnier than I would like but it isn't so runny that it is difficult to apply to my hair. I usually leave this on for a couple of minutes and then rinse it out. After using it my hair feels soft and there are no tangles at all when I am blow drying it. It also doesn't feel heavy on my hair or weigh it down. Some conditioners can actually make my hair look a little greasy but this one doesn't because it is so light. I would like it if it was maybe a touch more moisturising but at £1 I can't complain as most daily conditioners aren't really moisturising enough for my dry damaged hair.
This may be cheap but that doesn't mean it isn't also good and I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good daily conditioner and especially to anyone who likes the smell of strawberries in their hair care products as this leaves hair subtly fragranced and smelling fresh for the whole day.
I have just reviewed the matching shampoo for this conditioner so go take a read if you are interested in this product.
I've used many of these alberto balsam conditioners over the years and have by now tried just about ever flavour. I had always avoided the strawberries and cream version because I'm not really into sweet smelling products but I decided last time I ran out to give it a try.
The conditioner comes in a tall clear frosted bottle with a black flip lid. The contents is the real show stopper as the colour of the conditioner, a pale pink, goes really beautifully with his little shampoo companion to make a lovely pinky coloured pair. Otherwise the design is pretty simple but from a cheap shampoo you can't expect much more.
The conditioner itself has a beautifully creamy consistency which feels really lovely. It isn't overly thick or rich feeling, but very silky and smooth and have a lovely feel once applied to wet hair. I tend to find for an everyday conditioner one that isn't too thick or rich is good because otherwise my hair gets greasy too quickly. This is a great everyday conditioner as it leaves my hair feeling silky, glossy and soft without leaving it overly worked. It also has a really lovely clean and fresh feeling once washes which is definitely a plus.
The conditioner is also great at hydrated my hair and leaving it feeling super silky. I find that because I dye my hair a lot and style it regularly it can get a little dry but with this conditioners my hair feels soft and I don't have to worry about styling it.
This conditioner costs around £1 a bottle from most supermarkets or poundland. This is a brilliant price for what is a very good everyday conditioner.
Overall, a fab buy.
I can't actually remember why I bought this conditioner! I usually have a more expensive taste when it comes to conditioners, but maybe I was broke or the smell did it for me. Anyway, I bought this conditioner some time ago and have been using it on and off (when I don't fancy using anything to heavy or costly) since. Here are my thoughts:
The bottle is pretty neat and simple. There are no other sizes available other than the 400ml bottles which may be a little much for some people to use but I found it really didn't matter as the price is so good. The shampoos and conditioners in the Alberto Balsam range are fixed steadily at the one pound mark. The bottle features a cap which flips up to reveal a small hole where it is super easy to squeeze out of the flexible bottle. The bottle itself is sort of a translucent white colour and you can clearly see how much product is left. Super handy!
HOW TO APPLY:
The directions state to leave the conditioner in the hair for 1-2 minutes before rinsing out thoroughly. I personally absolutely coated my hair with this conditioner considering it was so cheap and it actually seemed to be absorbed by my hair quite quickly, maybe because it's consistency is a little thinner than other conditioners. It applied quickly and easily, without needing much effort in the way of wrist exercise to squeeze out the product.
One of the main selling points of the Alberto Balsam range is the scent of their products (I think most of us would agree!) and I absolutely loved the smell of this conditioner for the first 5 or so uses. It is definitely an accurate, strong strawberries and cream smell, sort of like strawberry icecream. After a certain number of uses however, I did find the smell to get a little sickening, especially in the hot steamy shower. I have to admit that the smell does subside to a nice sweet subtle smell as soon as it's washed out though. The consistency itself is pretty average, maybe a little thinner than the average conditioner, however it spreads and applies perfectly.
Alberto Balsam tend to keep most of their products simple and to the point. The conditioner is recommended for dry/damaged hair, should provide "intense nourishment" and "restore softness and shine". It contains soy milk proteins and strawberry extract. I'd assume the proteins play a part in the restoration or strengthening of the hair but in regards to the strawberry extract I'm not sure what this does and I have certainly never heard of any other products using strawberry extract to nourish hair.
Looking at the ingredients, panthenol is the third highest ingredient. Panthenol is provitamin B5 which is known to nourish, smooth and moisturise hair by sealing the cuticle and adding to the appearance of shine. I always prefer panthenol in conditioners instead of silicones because they moisturise and seal off hair without weighing it down. Panthenol is also water soluble and easy to wash out unlike some silicones.
Overall, I think this conditioner is fabulous for it's price and still above average when compared to all conditioners available. It is good for frequent use as I found it nourishing but still very lightweight and suitable for use everyday. It is not very intensive or especially softening but it does soften the hair slightly and does help with the appearance of dry hair. It is readily available in many shops including Tesco, Superdrug and Boots. It is worth giving a go, even if used just for it's smell, because it's price is so great. Very pleased!
Price and Availability
This is found in pretty much every high street shop and every supermarket and ranging from either just below or just about the £1 mark. Which isn't too bad, they sell individual shampoos and conditioners but not combined 2 in1's which doesn't bother me too much but it would save space in the bathroom.
Pretty bathroom colours
I've been drawn to this one more than the others in the past due to it's colour and it's scent, even if I don't get around to using it for a while it still looks nice in the bathroom. This is a pale pink colour, a little paler than the shampoo due to it being more creamy.
Viscosity, lather and washing
Because this is a conditioner is it more of a creamy mixture rather than a gel like the shampoo is, just means I do use a little more, more like a handful by accident so I do waste a lot of this ( :( ) even though this is quite thick is spreads really well, this doesn't lather up but it does go really thick on my hair which helps to keep it up on my head when I'm chilling in the bath. Rinsing this off I need a bit of a scrub due to using too much, but it normally comes out really easily.
Scent and results
This smells like a replica of strawberries and cream, it smells so good I could eat it. Once my hair is dry the scent is still fairly strong on my hair all day which is one of the reasons I keep buy this. This makes my hair really sleek and soft and for just £1 thats great.
When it comes to shampoo and conditioner, I usually opt for quite expensive brands - bed head by TIGI, or S factor - but sometimes I opt for a bargain too (particularly if I happen to be watching the pennies as the other brands are quite a drain on the spare cash!). The Alberto Balsam range definitely fits into the bargain range at £1 for a 400ml bottle. The range is available in most supermarkets.
I chose the Strawberries and Cream Conditioner from the range largely because the sound of it appealed to me. I love strawberries and cream and it is a real scent of the summer for me, so I thought anything with this fragrance would suit me. I had a quick sniff prior to purchasing by flicking the top of the black plastic lid. The scent instantly hit me - very sweet and fruity. I wasn't sure if I was going to find it too sickly sweet as a beauty product but, at £1, I felt it was worth a try.
The bottle is, as you would expect for the price, very basic and simple in design. It is a rounded white plastic bottle, through which you can see the conditioner which is a light pink colour that looks creamy in consistency.
When applying I usually apply quite a generous amount to my hair. This is more by luck than judgement as the conditioner is quite runny so I usually get quite a bit more than intended on the palm of my hand by squeezing the bottle gently. It is fairly watery so it slides over my hair and is quite hard to apply evenly. I usually leave it to work for 5 minutes or so and then rinse. It rinses easily as it seems to slip off the hair. The scent is strong whilst applying but does not hold on the hair - as soon as it rinses off, I can no longer detect any fragrance.
I do not feel that this adequately conditions my hair. After a couple of uses, my hair felt really dry and in much poorer condition - as if no conditioner had been applied. I couldn't bear the condition this left my hair in and the fact that it left no scent at all. So, I decided to abandon this as a conditioner and use the remainder on my legs when I shaved them. The slippery nature of the conditioner meant the razor would glide very easily and the smell whilst shaving was also pleasant.
In summary, a very cheap conditioner and you get what you pay for here. The smell is lovely but that's as far as it goes. Not for me.
After having reviewed the shampoo of the same name and brand, I thought it only fair to also review the conditioner. If you read it, you'll know that I raved about the shampoo, only ever having good things to say about it. Surprise Surprise, I'm going to say exactly the same about the conditioner! I absolutely loved it from first use!
The strawberries and cream version of Alberto Balsam's conditioners is created for dry and damaged hair, which is exactly what mine is. As I said in my review of the shampoo, I am a sucker for buying hair products based only on their scent, which is exactly what I did with this. But for the delicious smell and the low price of £1, I couldn't resist. I don't regret buying this at all and having been using the same shampoo and conditioner since I first bought it almost 3 years ago!
The scent lasts on my hair for hours after I've washed it, which I think is brilliant, and my friends are always taking a whiff of my hair and complimenting me!
As for being a conditioner for dry and damaged hair, well, I absolutely love using it as it makes my dry and frizzy hair much more soft, smooth and manageable! I wasn't expecting miracles for such a low price, and I am not claiming that it will magically repair hair, because it doesn't at all, but it DOES make hair feel so much lighter, healthier and softer until the damaged hair grows out and gets cut off.
I would recommend this product to anyone, especially those with dry or damaged hair, it's excellent!
Alberto Balsam must be one of the cheapest hair care brands that I've come across so far. Each bottle of shampoo and conditioner usually retails at £1 each - a real steal I think. The products are widely available from places such as Boots, Poundland, and Tesco, but I managed to get mine from a shop called Super Savers. I actually managed to get an even better bargain from there, because they were selling a special duo pack of the conditioner with the shampoo thrown in for just £1.49 which I thought was fantastic.
This conditioner comes in a fairly standard semi-transparent bottle, so you can see the colour of the product, which is a lovely pale pink. It has a cute picture of a strawberry on the front but is fairly basic.
I really love the scent of this conditioner. It almost smells like a strawberry milkshake, so very sweet and fruity! It is a fairly strong scent but I don't find it to be too overpowering.
The claims on the back of the product say that the conditioner uses most of the same ingredients as the more expensive brands, and this honestly doesn't surprise me, as I genuinely can't tell the difference between this and some of the more well known brands.
It also claims to:
- Restore softness and shine.
- Moisturise and nourish.
- Strengthen with pro-vitamin B5.
I think it lives up to these claims pretty well. It feels gorgeous as you apply it on your hair, the formula feels extremely creamy and fairly 'luxe' for such a cheap conditioner. My hair is usually in pretty good condition, so I don't really noticing the strengthening effect, but I can say that my hair definitely feels more moisturised after using it. It also helps to get rid of any knots any tangles which is good.
Another positive thing about this product is the fact that the scent lasts on my hair for quite some time, and my boyfriend always comments on how nice my hair is smelling.
All in all, I would definitely recommend trying this out!
With soy milk proteins and luscious strawberry extract /