“ Brand: Asda / Type: Conditioner „
I usually spend quite a lot when it comes to shampoos as my hair tends to lean towards the greasy side so i need something that will get it extra clean, but when it comes to conditioners i'm not too concerned about spending as much money on them. That's why i thought i'd give this Asda conditoner a try because i do most of my shopping in Asda so i thought it would be handy if their conditioner turned out to be the one for me.
The Asda Essential Care range do a few different types of flavour conditioners but i opted for the Jojoba flavour beause it was a flavour i'd never tried and i also liked the fact that it was pink! Unfortunately though i really dislike the smell of this conditioner, i think it smells really flowery and reminds be of an elderly person! It also isn't very suitable for my hair type because my hair gets greasy within hours of using this conditioner, so now i need to make sure i only use a very small amount on my hair.
When my bottle of this conditioner runs out i won't be buying it again, it's just not right for me. It was only £1 for the big bottle so it is cheap but i definetly wouldn't reccomend it if you have a greasy hair type.
Like so many people I am at the moment trying to cut back on my spending - always looking for ways to make my money go a little bit further. It was during my recent economy drive I came across Asda Essential Care Jojoba Conditioner for dry/damaged hair.
The conditioner comes in a semi-opaque white plastic bottle 750ml bottle with a flip top cap. The style of the packaging is very simple a plain white bottle with red and pink writing. It is not eye-catching in any way, it is certainly not one of those products that jump out at you on the shelf saying 'buy me, buy me'. For me what did stand out with this conditioner was the extremely low price of £0.70 a bottle. Working out at less than £0.10 per 100mls it was certainly much cheaper than the conditioners I usually buy, but was it going to be money well spent??
The conditioner itself is a baby pink colour and it has a quite a subtle delicate floral smell to it. The bottle say suitable for all the family but I think it may be a bit too much of a feminine girly smell for most men, it is in my opinion one for the girls. The consistency on the conditioner is quite runny, certainly runnier than I expected, the first time I used the product I was caught off guard and ended up squirting 3 or 4 times as much of the product than I needed. The consistency itself is not really a problem for me though, now I know how runny it is I simply take more care when pouring it out of the bottle.
The conditioner is not tested on animals and comes with Asda's 'Try me, love me' guarantee (i.e. They will refund or replace if you are not 100% happy with your purchase).
The directions given for use are simply to massage into wet hair after shampooing and then rinse thoroughly. Rather than rinsing straight off I have found that the conditioner is more effective if you leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing so this is how I tend to use it.
So back to the question of was it money well spent, well yes, it turned out to be money very well spent. I have been using this conditioner for over a month now and am more than happy with it. My hair was very dry and damaged before using this conditioner and I have noticed a definite improvement in its condition, it is no where near as dry as it was and has a nice healthy shine to it. This conditioner has been both good for my hair as well as my finances...
The other day I was in my mates bathroom having a shower and washing my hair with my usual shampoo and then when done I went to grab my conditioner off the shelf which had seemed to have vanished into thin air so I grabbed my mates bottle which happened to be this one!
Personally I hadn't seen this before but I noticed that it was for dry/damaged hair and that is certainly my hair type! I have dyed black just below shoulder length hair that is very prone to frizz and at the moment it has very dry split ends and suffers with greasy roots after a couple of days of washing it so it's a real pain!
750ml frosted white bottle that has a clear flip-top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle I'm told it is Asda 'Essential Care' Jojoba Conditioner, Dry/damaged hair 'With added moisturisers, suitable for all the family'. On the back of the bottle there is a little information given about the product, I'm told how to use it, warnings and ingredients are listed, the size is stated and I'm told it is suitable for Vegetarians and contact details for Asda are given. Nice enough, plain and simple bottle that is informative enough and easy to use etc.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle:
With added moisturisers
Leaves hair feeling soft & manageable
Suitable for all the family
Directions For Use:
After shampooing, massage onto wet hair and rinse thoroughly.
Well all you do of course is to follow the instructions given on the back of the bottle of course! I shampoo my hair and rinse it through and then gently spread a blob of this through damp/wet hair and if I can find a brush/comb I detangle my hair first I then leave this on for anything between a minute and half an hour (since the first time of using this I've used this on several occasions lol).
The conditioner is thick and light pink in colour and smells lovely and floral. It's a none distinctive slightly creamy smell rally and it's so easy to apply and sinks in with total ease. When done it rinses out easily and that's it job done!
I really do like this conditioner and for it's price I think it's really excellent. It leaves hair soft, fresh and tangle free. It helps to tame hair and keep it frizz free and no residue is left in the hair at all leaving hair feeling silky and light. The smell lingers on the hair for a good few hours too and it delivers great shine too! All round this is a nice every day conditioner suitable for any hair type though I'd refrain from using this if I was a fella due to it's strong fragrance!
£1.00 a bottle only in Asda stores.
I recently began using Asda Jojoba family conditioner and can't praise it highly enough! I've usually tended to stick to the big brands when it comes to cosmetics, skincare products and hair products so had never considered using Asda's own conditioner at all. However, my youngest daughter (2 on Friday!) has the curliest hair you could ever imagine! It also grows so quickly you wouldn't believe it - it was half way down her back by the time she was 15 months! I, on the other hand, have poker straight hair so find it somewhat difficult to deal with little miss 'Curly Sue'! lol
We started off using the normal baby shampoos and then went for the toddler ones - you know, the ones the promise detangling and the like. Yeah, right!! Well, they haven't encountered my daughter's curls and really didn't help at all!! So, I hunted round to find something specific to tackle the tugs but the specialist curly haired shampoos for babies/toddlers seem to be a little pretentious and have the price tag to match! So then I was on the lookout for something strong enough to soften her hair and untangle the curls but that wouldn't irritate her scalp or sting her eyes and didn't come with a hug price tag...
By complete chance I happened to spot the Asda Jojoba conditioner when I was doing my regular online grocery shop. I was attracted to it mostly because it was suitable for the whole family (which I assumed to mean it wouldn't be too harsh if suitable for children) and the fact it was dry/damaged hair as I hoped this would help to soften my daughter's curls! So I ordered a bottle to try!
Good stuff? YES! The bottle is large (750ml) with an easy opening cap - quite plain labeling but attractive too. The conditioner is a silky kind of cream consistency in a very pale pinky sort of colour and smells floral but not in an overpowering granny perfume way at all - just delicately fragranced. It has definitely helped to soften my daughter's hair and hasn't irritated her young skin at all. I do try to keep it out of her eyes but it has been accidently washed onto her face (she fidgets!) and it hasn't even stung her eyes at all. I have since started using this conditioner on my own hair too and it's fantastic! I wouldn't really call my own hair dry or damaged but it does soften my hair nicely and leaves shiny and manageable. The best bit about this conditioner though has to be the excellent value for money - only 82p for 750ml!!!
Bad news? NONE! I love this product and wouldn't turn away from it now. Conditions nicely on different hair types, smells nice, looks nice, and is the best value for money I've seen in a long time!
Verdict - try it! I've also since tried the Asda jojoba shampoo and apple shampoo and love them both too. Excellent value for money! :o)