“ Brand: Asda / Type: Conditioner / Subcategory: Gloss „
So i've just wrote about the Shampoo in this range so time to write about the matching Conditioner. Although sometimes I mix and match the products that I use on my Hair I do like to use matching products - much to my husband's annoyance "why do you have to use matching products?" I just do.
This comes in a 400ml bottle and only costs £1 from Asda. Due to that price I thought it was worth a try and if it didn't work out for my Hair then it wasn't exactly a huge deal. I have found myself trying Supermarket brands fot quite a few products thesedays and some things have worked out good for downbranding.
The bottle for this is alright. It is a light pink colour with a stick on label on the front and the back. The bottle does look a bit cheap, but it is a cheap product afterall isn't it? The shampoo and conditioner bottles aren't that easily identifyable as they both much look the same.
This conditioner seems to be suitable for all hair types and is for you if you want to add some shine to your Dull Hair - or so it says.
This is a medium thickness Cream and a little blob of this will do a good enough Moisturising job. I just leave my conditioner on for about 3 minutes and then rinse it out again. The scent of this is alright. It is just a Moisturising Cream kind of scent but not an overly strong scent. the scent does linger a bit after you have rinsed this out but it is a nice enough scent.
So how do I find that this has worked on my Hair? Well I have used this quite a lot already and find that it works fine on my Hair. My Hair feels soft and smooth but I don't notice a huge difference in the Shine on my Hair unfortunately.
This is a good enough Conditioner and I will be buying it again when I have finished this bottle but it is good for making my hair nice and soft but the Shine is much the same as any other Conditioner. Still worth a try for £1 though.
When it comes to stuff like shampoo and conditioner, I really am not fussy. I usually use the VO5 conditioner but a week or so ago ran out of it and couldn't be bothered trailing around looking for it on offer (I only buy it on offer as I refuse to pay over 3 quid for a bottle of conditioner!) and so I picked some of this up from ASDA on my way home - I had used it previously a few months beforehand and had remembered it was a decent product, and at just £1 for 400ml it was brilliant value for money.
The bottle that the conditioner comes in is a lovely baby pink colour which makes it look nice and girly as well as brightening up my bathroom a bit, and it doesn't look like a cheapo product in the slightest. The bottle is quite tall and thick, and it has a flip lid on the top which when you flip open has a little hole in which the conditioner is dispensed through when you tip the bottle. The bottle is very squeezable meaning I don't have any issues with getting the conditioner out, like I do with some of the more sturdy and not so squeezable shampoo/conditioner bottles. The bottle is branded well and it simply has the product name and the brand name which is ASDA's own brand 'hair formulas'. On the back of the bottle the usual bits and bobs such as directions for use, ingredients, warnings etc are listed and it also gives a brief description of what the product does and the main ingredients such as vitamins and silk protein.
The conditioner itself has quite a thick, almost gooey consistency, and it's white in colour with that shiny appearence that a majority of conditioner's have. I like that it's thick as that way it can't run off my hand and into the bath like the more wattery conditioners do, so I don't waste any. I usually use a 50p sized blob of it as I like to use a decent amount of conditioner due to the length and thickness of my hair, and I then massage it into my hair and scalp. The smell soon becomes apparent and more stronger than before, and it's a pleasant smell but not the type that smells so good that I lay there in the bath smelling it while it sinks into my hair - I wash it out straight away after a few minutes and the smell then subsides but is still slightly noticeable in the bathroom and in my hair.
The smell is probably best described as a floral, fruity scent which has very a sweet tone to it. I think it would be much nicer if the fruity smell was toned down as it smells overlly sweet and therefor quite fake, but i'm sure most people will like it. Obviously this is not a unisex product incase anyone is wondering due to the feminine smell and the pink packaging. The conditioner is easy to wash out of my hair and doesn't leave behind any greasiness or anything like that. Once i've washed and dried my hair, it does actually feel much smoother, silkier and generally clean, fresh and conditioned. In fact it feels just like it does after my usual, more expensive conditioner, so I really can not fault it! ASDA do state on the bottle that this conditioner contains a vitamin complex to nourish & restore and it also contains silk protein which helps boost shine. I can not really comment on if this has made my hair appear more shiny/glossy, as my hair has always had a slight sheen to it, but using this conditioner certainly has not made my hair appear dull or lifeless!
The smell slightly lingers in my hair for a few hours after i've washed it out, which I don't mind as it's not too noticeable once my hair is dried, straightened and styled. The conditioner is a real bargain and I really think it is a brilliant product for the one pound price tag - you get a massive bottle of it and the bottle lasts for ages - the last bottle of this that I had lasted for around 2 months! It does a brilliant job in keeping my hair conditioned, feeling silky soft and of course clean, and I would highly reccomend this product.
When I recently purchased the matching shampoo to this product I really needed conditioner as well so it made sense to me to me to purchase this same one from the range and a pound a bottle I thought this for the size and for the money it really was worth a pound.
400ml bright pink plastic bottle with a flip-top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle I am told that this is Asda Essential Care Hair Formulas Conditioner Gloss & Shine 'Silk protein to help boost shine of dull, tired hair. For glamorous hair with sheer gloss' and that it contains Vitacomplex and that it nourishes and restores. On the back of the bottle I'm told a bit about the product, instructions on how to use it are given, warnings and ingredients are stated, the size is given which in this case (and the only size I have seen it available in to the best of my knowledge) and contact details for Asda are given. It's a nice quality bottle and informative as it needs to be.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Bottle:
Silk protein to moisturise and condition, boosting shine.
Vitacomplex to help strengthen hair from root to tip.
Leaves you with naturally beautiful hair.
All you do with this is use a decent sized blob of the white slightly iridescent stiffish conditioner that has a fruity but very sweet aroma to it. It's a unisex fragrance that is relay lovely and sweet.
It smooths through the hair with ease and untangles the hair as you apply it and spreads ever so easy into and over the hair. I leave it on my hair for a couple of minutes and it rinses out with total ease leaving soft and smooth hair behind.
The fragrance lasts on the hair for a good few hours and it leaves hair feeling and looking strong. It hydrates the hair without making it greasy.
However as for glossing and giving shine to the hair I wouldn't say that it dulls it but adding it? Not really to be perfectly honest with you.
This is a really nice everyday conditioner that is very easy to use and looks nice enough and above all delivers nice enough results. What's more it really does work out very economical indeed!
Only available in Asda stores costing a pound a bottle.