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I have ombré hair which means I use two different conditioners a normal one for curly hair hair on the top of my head and a coloured conditioner for the bottom half. I love that the Aussie range smells nice and keeps hair in great condition so there was no way I wasn't going to buy he colour matte conditioner. I will first use the colour matte shampoo and then put this conditioner all on the coloured hair of my hair and then finish off with the 3 minute treatment. I have been using this conditioner for past 4years since I first started to dye my hair and Aussie has not yet failed me not only does this condition my hair I also have no knots and my hair colour is never dull, which means I don't have to dye my hair as often when I only use semi-permanent dyes.
I always use shampoos and conditioners for coloured hair. This review is for the Aussie conditioner.
This conditioner smells GREAT. It has a gorgeous peach like scent that smells very fruity and fresh. The colour of the product is a creamy colour with a subtle hint of shimmer. You only need a small amount of the conditioner each time that you use it. This is because it's incredibly rich and the smallest amount covers the largest section of hair. You can leave the conditioner on your hair for as long as you like, it won't damage the hair in any way. I tend to leave mine on for around twenty minutes, giving it some time to thoroughly soak into my hair.
The conditioner rinses out of the hair well. After rinsing your hair is ready to be styled. Luckily the conditioner makes the hair easier to style. After using this conditioner my hair is much easier to manage compared to before and my hair feels soft and super shiny. Plus my hair is left smelling great with a delicious fruity scent.
I would recommend this conditioner. It doesn't rinse the colour out of my hair at all. In fact it helps to LOCK IN colour, leaving your coloured hair in great condition with heaps and heaps of shine. It reduces colour fade, even in the summer.
It's great value too. I paid £3.50 for my 250ml bottle and it lasts FOREVER.
I originally bought this product on special offer, as I usually do with most products I buy, but definitely was not disappointed with it.
I dye my hair very frequently and struggle to find a shampoo and conditioner I can use on a daily basis which helps protect the colour. I wouldn't say this is the best product I have used to retain the colour, but definitely a winner to stick by. It smells gorgeous and comes in such an attractive bottle - I'm sold with the advertising! It always leaves my hair in such good condition, brilliant for my frizzy locks after constant dying and straightening trauma. The bottle is really big for the price, and can last well over a month even when I use it on a daily basis (my hair is quite short in a pixie style). I like to use this alongside the Colour Mate Shampoo, and both work really well at keeping my hair in good condition :)
Aussie Limited edition colour mate conditioner
I bought this conditioner along with the shampoo, not because it was on special offer (as I usually do) but because I like to try out new conditioners hoping for that miracle product. With recently dyed hair I like the idea that it's going to clean and protect my coloured hair.
The product is apparently inspired by Australian designers with the Aussie philosophy being "there's more to life than hair but it's a good place to start". So, with this designer influence and the philosophy, I am expecting good things...
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The conditioner comes in a 300ml plastic bottle with peach and orange flowers seeming to float across the front and all information and instructions on the back. I don't know how the actual conditioner differs to the non limited edition version but this bottle is a lot fancier; I saw the other bottle on a recent internet search. The cap can be unscrewed but to dispense the conditioner and there is a flip up /down lid.
When I dispense the conditioner, I firstly notice the fruity smell- definitely some peach there unless I am very much mistaken. It smells very like the shampoo so used in conjunction I am going to have some fruity smelling hair. The conditioner itself is an off white colour and feels quite thick and creamy, so I am sure from this that it will lather easily and I also think it will be quite moisturising. Indeed, when I read the blurb on the back of the bottle, it tells me that the Wild Peach extract used in the conditioner has been used by indigenous Australian's as a form of hair conditioning oil.
After washing, dispense and massage conditioner into scalp and roots. Make sure all of the product is rinsed out.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product is quite widely available in chemists and online and I think it costs around the £3.50 mark for 300 ml of the stuff.
I had some issues with the shampoo because it was almost impossible to rinse out so was a bit wary of applying this conditioner after washing. It smells really fruity and I because I love the smell I decided it was worth a go. As expected, it does lather up nicely and as I work it through my hair my hair feels really soft and silky. The only worry here is that it is too soft and my hair will become too light and fly away. Unlike the shampoo, this rinses out quite easily and after rinsing and drying my hair remains soft and smooth, and surprisingly manageable. Given that the shampoo is not a favourite of mine, and because I don't like to waste products, I now use this after washing my hair with different shampoos and although the recommendation is that the same make of products are used, I have noticed that it is better applied after shampoos which are easier to rinse out. The conditioner leaves my hair smelling clean and fresh although I am not sure about its colour enhancing properties.
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