“ Brand: Aldi / Type: Conditioner „
Aldi Extracts Ginger Conditioner I bought this conditioner at the same time as the shampoo from the same range after seeing it on the shelf in my mums bathroom during a recent visit and enjoying the intense ginger smell. The bottle looks simple yet stylish and I would have given it a higher price tag than the 59p Aldi have given this 250ml bottle. The bottle suggests that this product will 'enliven and stimulate the hair and scalp...... leave your hair feeling soft, shiny and healthy' The light peachy-creamy coloured conditioner has a very intense ginger scent, like pure stem ginger. It reminds me of when I cook using grated or finely chopped ginger. I have used this conditioner a couple of times after using the shampoo from the same range. On both occasions I have found that my hair becomes knotty during washing and it takes me ages to comb through once all of the product has been washed out. It does not leave my hair feeling soft. It does feel quite dry after using this product. I am really disappointed with both the shampoo and conditioner in this range so I will give my bottles to my mum who actually really likes these. The smell is still divine for me!
Every time I wash my hair I always condition it. Partly out of habit and partly because I do need a bit of extra hydration from a product such as this after using a shampoo. Like most people about out there I have peculiar hair (and I spend alot of time moaning about it too lol). I suffer with grease prone roots, a frizzy mid-section and dry split ends (even though I have it trimmed regularly). I wash my hair every-day (sometimes twice) because of being a gym bunny and an avid fan of swimming and spas which means of course not only am I doing that but I'm blow drying my hair and straightening it far too often thus basically draining the life out of it! So like I say I use a conditioner to try to be kind to my sad and sorry mophead! Usually I use branded shampoos and conditioners, middle of the range stuff. I don't like cheap but at the same time I don't buy stuff for pounds and usually get something on some type of offer to be honest and I find stuff all to be all much of a muchness really. Mostly all claim stuff that they don't live up to and as long as my hair is clean and not left dry as a bone I'm not too fussed. However I was concerned when in the family bathroom this product turned up and as I had ran out of mine last minute I had no choice but to use it. Mum said like it or lump it it's all her budget is running to at the moment so I decided to lump it...for one wash at least lol. The Packaging: 250ml clear plastic bottle that is stubby rather than tall with a clear flip-top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front label there is a photograph of fresh ginger and I'm told that it is 'Extracts' Ginger Conditioner 'With stimulating ginger extract' and there is a bar-code on there. On the back label other information includes being told a bit about the product, directions fore use and ingredients are listed, a warning are given, size is stated, there is a money back guarantee if your not happy with the product for ANY reason and contact details for Aldi are listed. It looks an economy bottle but it's informative enough and I do appreciate being able to see the conditioner through it so I can see when it needs replacing etc. A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle: Enliven and stimulate hair & scalp with this revitalising conditioner. With ginger extract and strengthening panthenol it will leave your hair feeling soft, shiny and healthy. Using It: Well you can use the matching ginger shampoo from Aldi though we haven't got that and use this after any shampoo that we want to and at the moment we have a few bottles on the go lol. After using any shampoo though usually my hair is left feeling rather dry and tangly so all you do is wash hair well, rinse well and then apply this and gently massage it in. The conditioner is a peach colour, and a bit gloopy rather than wet or like cream. It is very rich smelling in ginger (in my opinion a little overly so) with a soft sweetness to it too. It's a unisex smell anyway and it is fresh and clean and does smell rather natural but for me it's just a bit too harsh. Anyway on my shoulder length hair I find about the size of a 10p coin is enough and I just massage it through really well concentrating on my drier areas onto wet/damp hair (after shampooing first of course). It distributes easily and a little does go a long way and then you basically leave it on for as long as you desire. If I'm in the shower I leave it a minute or 2 but if I'm in the bath I have left it on for up to an hour, and either is fine it makes no odds at all to the end result. Rinsing it out is easy and as the conditioner rinses out so do any knots and/or tangles too and just when rinsing out as you put your fingers through your hair you can feel hair is softer. Then of course you dry your hair and continue on with your usual routine! Results: Rather good really. It's a simple and straightforward hair conditioner to use every day sort of thing and great if you use this and an intensive say a couple of times a week for a bit of extra miniaturisation on really dry hair otherwise if you have normalish hair you'd be fine just using this daily. I wouldn't say when using it that it is particularly invigorating or anything and it doesn't (for me at least) live up those claims but the smell is rather uplifting in itself if not a tad on the strong side. It does promote shiny, supple and soft hair that's easy to comb/brush and style etc and the smell (once rinsed) does stay gingery and smelling pleasant for a good couple of hours. Not a bad offering of conditioner it certainly hasn't done my hair any harm, weighed it down or irritated my scalp in any way shape or form. I will happily use this in the future if it puts in another appearance in my bathroom!