“ Brand: Avon / Type: Conditioner / What it does: Nourishes / Product line: Avon Advance Techniques „
I bought this to go with the matching shampoo from Avon on a half price offer about a month ago.
I haven't previously tried any of Avon's shampoo range but for the bargain price of 250ml I thought I would give it a go.
The bottle is cap down. It is ergonomically designed so fits nicely in the hand. The bottle is a pale grey in colour. On the front of the bottle as with the shampoo it tells you that the product gives 360 degree nourishment of the hair. The conditioner also states it is suitable for all types.
For best results you need to use the shampoo first. On the back of the bottle the label needs to be peeled to reveal the instructions. You need to apply the conditioner to hair after shampooing and leave it in for one minute before rinsing.
As with the shampoo the conditioner contains argan oil and vitamin E. Both are known for moisturising properties and also rehydrating dry and damaged areas of the hair. The conditioner bottle also states that it will help to make hair more manageable, shiny and soft. It also helps to calm flyaways and smooth frizz.
The conditioner has a lovely smell which matches that of the shampoo. It smells fruity which isn't what I expected but the scent is lovely. The conditioner is thick and you don't need a lot to coat the hair. My hair is halfway down my back and I only need a small blob for adequate conditioning.
After using this I have noticed that my hair is so much easier to style. It now takes half the time as it dries so straight and frizz free after blow drying I hardly need to use my straighteners which is a good thing as since my hair is a lot longer I tend to get more split ends.
I would recommend this conditioner. My hair looks amazing after using this with the shampoo. It is shiny, healthy and frizz free. I also use the hot oil weekly treatment from the same range which is equally as good. I am thrilled with this conditioner for the price and I have since ordered more.
Those of you who have read my review on the shampoo of the same brand will know that I've felt my hair become drier with the recent weather. Added to that, I've been seeing adverts for Argan oil everywhere! So when I saw this in my Avon book I wanted to give it a go. I purchased both the Shampoo and Conditioner for £2.00 each (The RRP is £2.80 and in hindsight I perhaps should have waited for a better promotion but never mind!)
The slim bottle is an ever so slightly darker shade of silver than the shampoo bottle and also has a turquoise lid which clips shut. The turquoise colour matches others in the "360 Argan Oil" range. I mentioned in my shampoo review that sometimes Avon shampoo and conditioner sets are difficult to tell apart as the bottles are so similar. So as a tip for mornings without contact lenses - the lid of the shampoo is at the top whilst the conditioner at the bottom.
The lids are study enough to stand the product upside down to dispense the last of the product.
The reverse of the label lists the ingredients and country of manufacture (Poland.) This label peels up to reveal product claims (below) and directions for use: "After shampooing, distribute evenly through hair. Leave in for one minute, then rinse."
"This hydrating conditioner helps to transform dry hair, locking in moisture from root to tip. Contains Argan Oil, ProVitamin B5 and Vitamin E. Deeply conditions and leaves hair noticeably more beautiful and manageable." (Reverse of bottle)
"Helps lock in moisture from root to tip leaving hair looking smooth and sleek. Eliminates flyaway hair to help create soft, frizz free hair. With Argan Oil and vitamin E." (Avon.com)
*Appearance and Fragrance *
Although the product is fairly thick it dispenses well from the hole in the flip lid (which is around 5mm diameter). Interestingly, I wouldn't say it has the same fragrance as the shampoo. It is similar, but not as strong and perhaps (if I'm being really critical) a little bit chemically. But maybe it's just my sensitive nose! In any case it's certainly not off putting.
*What's it like to use?*
The consistency is really rich - think Aussie minute miracle - making it feel very luxurious. As directed I've left the conditioner for at least a minute before rinsing. I have to say that it rinses out really quickly, plus I can definitely feel my hair being detangled at the same time. At the weekend I left it on my hair for twenty minutes whilst in the bath and the results were amazing.
I've been using this alongside the shampoo for just over two weeks and I can definitely say my hair looks healthier, softer and silkier. I was worried that due to the Argan oil present, my hair might become greasy (especially as it is quite long at the moment) but this hasn't been the case. In fairness, my hair is quite flat and so I never put conditioner at my roots so perhaps it would in this instance (though I'm not prepared to try it :D)
On a regular day I use a large 50p's worth of this product, but on my special bath night I probably used double that! However, due to the thick consistency it's lasted me really well so far. From looking at the bottle I'd say at least a month of every day use. (I will update the review once finished.)
Although I find it slightly strange that the fragrance doesn't match the shampoo, there is no doubting the effect on my hair as it is much softer with less tangles. When I see this on offer again I'm going to stock up. Add to that, I'm supporting a young local girl (my Avon rep) and I see no reason not to continue to buy this. This is my new favourite conditioner in this price range and I can confidently say it's just as good as other products which are more expensive.
I've been buying Avon products recently after a two year 'dry' patch due to there being no local Reps in my area. A friend at my boys school said she was going to start running Avon if anyone was interested and I immediately said yes, so for around the past 5 months or so I've been ordering the odd one or two things from each brochure, mainly sticking to basics such as shampoos and shower gels though with the odd fragrance thrown in if on offer. On my first order I included 3 items from the Advanced Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil range having heard many positive things about particularly the shampoo. I purchased the shampoo, matching conditioner and hair treatment serum, with this review discussing my experience of the conditioner.
This is an Avon product so can either be purchased by ordering via a brochure or online @www.avonshop.co.uk. I tend to order through a Rep when one is available as ordering from their online shop can incur P&P charges unless you spend over a certain amount. The bottle I own is the 250ml size which is currently half price at the moment costing just £1.40 with it's usual RRP of a reasonable £2.80. There is also a 400ml version of the matching shampoo available though as far as I'm aware the conditioner is only available in the 250ml size.
What it promises:
Avon say that this range will
1)Give you stronger feeling hair
2)Give instant shine
3)A smooth finish
Does it live up to it's own hype..? My experience of using the conditioner:
I'd heard so many impressive things about the shampoo and conditioner featuring argan oil that it was one of the first things that I ordered, I already had it in my mind to buy it anyway so when I saw it on offer a few months back at 'any 3 for £5' I eagerly placed my order. I've got fine light hair but over the years my hair has become dull and when it neared the mousey stage around age 20 I started colouring it by having highlights. Since hitting my 30's I now have the odd few grey hairs to contend with as well so colouring my hair has become a regular thing though I try to limit it to every 8 to 10 weeks to minimise the damage. Because of this though I need a good quality product that will hydrate and moisturise my hair without causing it to become greasy, and whilst I am a fan of the Aussie brand it is too expensive to use on a daily basis.
The conditioner comes housed in almost identical looking packaging to the shampoo, being a matte silver plastic bottle with a blue flip open lid. The bottle is upright standing though where the shampoo lid is perched on top the lid on the conditioner is at the base. The lid is easy to open and closes equally with ease, but because the lid is slightly curved I find the bottle loses it's balance and falls over more so than the shampoo especially when the bottle becomes lesser in contents.
On opening the conditioner it emits the same fresh and fruity fragrance as the shampoo and is a bright white in colour, whilst the consistency is thick with a silky texture. I find the thicker a conditioner is the more likely it will condition my hair so I had high hopes for this as the other products in the range had so far left me impressed.
I have hair that is cut to just above my shoulders and which is in the process of growing as I had a short inverted bob a little while ago and now it's growing I'm finding it tangles easier so a good conditioner is now a must for me. On applying a small size amount (about the size of a 20p coin) to my hair after shampooing I proceeded to comb through with an long toothed comb I keep in for such occasions. I find by combing a rich conditioner such as this one from root to tip helps it to work more effectively at moisturising my hair and where some conditioners still feel to drag the hair when combing through this one certainly didn't and the comb went through smoothly separating my hair.
Despite this Avon conditioner being quite thick it doesn't take too long to rinse away and within a few minutes of my hair being under the lukewarm shower head the product was gone with no residue remaining - which again impressed me as I hate having to continually rinse my hair for what seems a very long period of time after using products such as this. My hair felt instantly softer and much smoother whilst wet, and even after gently towel drying there were no apparent tangles so it was scoring more and more points by the second.
After drying my hair in the usual manner firstly with a hair dryer then with my heated roller brush, my hair felt ultra smooth and was both easy to dry, comb then style. It felt lightweight, soft, smooth and easy to comb my fingers through without feeling dry or knotted and even when dry it still retained that beautiful fresh and fruity aroma.
Having used this conditioner both with the coordinating shampoo and other branded shampoos I can honestly say this is a winner for me and I've been nothing but impressed by the results. It does everything it promises to do and for the money - even at the full RRP - this is a real bargain that gives premium results without the premium price tag.
This is designed for all hair types and leaves my coloured and sometimes dry hair feeling nourished without weighing it down and on the few occasions my husband has used it on his short greasier hair it's left it soft and light so does work for different hair types.
I will be ordering this again in the very near future as my current bottle is almost empty but because such a small amount is needed for my own particular hair it has lasted me months making it a very economical purchase indeed.
A winner from Avon
I have been using this conditioner alongside the shampoo from the same range for the last few months since I received it as a gift at Christmas from my Mother in Law who is an Avon rep. She said this range is highly recommended by her customers and is a best selling line for Avon too. With this feedback, I was more than optimistic that this would suit my hair.
The bottle is silver and plastic with a turquoise lid and it sits on its head so this is handy when it gets to the last part of the bottle as the product is ready to come out. Inside, the conditioner is white and quite thick.
The conditioner is a great consistency and I find a walnut sized amount is enough to do the length and ends of my hair. I use this after the shampoo and then rinse it away and my hair is untangled and smooth. I generally leave my hair to dry naturally but I find I get a nice smooth finish whether I blow dry it or leave it. Like the shampoo it has a lovely fruity smell to it which stays on your hair even when it's dry.
A 250ml bottle is usually £2.80 but it is currently on offer for £1.95.
This conditioner is just amazing and one of the best I have used. It leaves my hair smooth and shiny and tangle free. I think the argan oil definitely makes a difference. It doesn't get greasy though which is an important factor for me.
I will definitely buy more of this conditioner (along with the shampoo) as it works really well without being greasy. For the price it is practically a budget buy and a bottle goes a long way and lasts a long time. I am happy to recommend this product to all.
AVON ARGAN OIL CONDITIONER
If you have read my previous review on the argan oil shampoo you will see that i was recommended it by a friend of mine who is a hairdresser, she also advised I used the conditioner, (So i bought all the products in this range, which i will also be reviewing)
You can purchase the conditioner from your avon rep or from avon online and it retails at £2.80 although it is often on offer for less, This again comes in a grey plastic bottle with blue and gold on the front, with a blue flip top lid and the bottle is 250ml in size.
The conditioner has a good consistency to it and is easy to use and run through your hair, and again like the shampoo has a fruity scent to it, although I find the scent on this to be slightly stronger than the shampoo.
It advises you to leave the conditioner on for a few minutes before rinsing, I normally leave mine in for around 5 minutes, This contains argan oil and vitamin e
Again I really like this product and have had a few compliments from friends on how nice my hair smells after using this, My hair is softer and more manageable and has a nice shine to it that lasts until I next wash and condition my hair.
I have been using this for a month now and the bottle is empty and will be buying it again and it is a product I have already recommended to a few friends and is something I would recommend to everyone who would like to have soft, shiny and manageable hair.
I had been intrigued with some new products that were added to the Avon "Advance Techniques" range of hair care products and accessories a while back, mainly because the new additions all contained an ingredient called "Moroccan Argan Oil." I knew of the beneficial qualities of this ingredient prior to the Avon brand introducing it in the formulation of some of their products. I decided to purchase the "Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner" and this review outlines my experiences of using the product.
I paid in the region of £1.50 for the 250ml bottle of conditioner a while back, a price that I think reflects good value for money. The normal price for the product is around £3 which still seems reasonable enough to me. You can purchase online at www.avonshop.co.uk where postage costs apply, or you can order directly from your local Avon Representative.
The packaging for the product is quite attractive, comprising of a silver bottle with a 'pearl-like' sheen to it. There is a turquoise cap made of robust plastic on the bottom of the bottle, that features the usual 'flip up' design. The bottle stands neatly on this lid and I have never experienced any problems with it toppling over easily. There are colours of gold and turquoise used on the fonts and designs detailed over the bottle which offers an eye-catching appearance. I have found the packaging easy to use, even with limited mobility and weakness in my hands, although I do think it is worth mentioning that the plastic used in the bottle is quite 'hard' and I did experience a little difficulty with squeezing it to dispense the liquid contents once the bottle was only about a third full. This is probably something that wouldn't bother the average consumer too much, but for those with limited mobility like myself, it may be worth noting that a little help might be required once the bottle becomes less full.
The Argan Oil Conditioner flows easily enough from the bottle, even though its consistency is quite thick. There is a strong aroma present even at this stage, and I find this to be quite pleasant, and certainly more pleasant than the product's matching shampoo, which I thought felt quite chemical in its scent. The conditioner's scent, in comparison, has a slightly 'nutty' tone to it which goes some way to helping to mask the chemical tones in the product's scent. I have to confess that I am not overly bothered about the scents of some products - such as conditioners for my hair - so there is certainly nothing about the scent of this conditioner that would put me off from using it.
The appearance of the conditioner is pretty 'mainstream' in that it doesn't have anything particularly innovative or 'different' that I noticed, when comparing the conditioner to my usual brand. I did like how the consistency was not so runny to cause the product to drip or spill easily from my hand, and I found applying the creamy conditioner to my hair was rather easy to do, as a result of this agreeable consistency. The conditioner is thick enough to coat the ends of my hair quickly and without any fuss, which is absolutely ideal for me as I suffer from a lack of stamina and strength and prefer to use products and cosmetics that are easy and quick to use. The Avon Argan Oil Conditioner certainly felt as though it ticked this box for me, too.
I always leave my chosen conditioner on my hair for a few minutes following application, as I find this helps the product to really sink into the hair shafts, often offering a more noticeable end result. During this time when using the Argan Oil product, I have never noticed that my hair feels particularly heavy or at all unpleasant, and I am always able to leave it on my hair without incident.
The conditioner product rinses easily from my shoulder length hair, taking a mere moment before it feels thoroughly removed from my locks, and without leaving any annoying residue behind, as far as I can tell at this stage, at least. My hair feels squeaky clean, although to be fair this is usually the end result after shampooing and conditioning my hair, irrespective of which products have been used.
I always apply a 'Frizz Taming' product after towel drying my hair, and this practice is still required even when the Argan Oil Conditioner has been used in place of an alternative. It is fair to say that there is an attractive sheen noticeable to the lengths of my hair even before it has been dried, which is presumably down to the conditioning properties of the Argan Oil contained in the conditioner.
During the drying process, I noticed that my hair felt slightly less 'flyaway' than it often does during the blow-drying routine, and I noticed too that my hair had a healthy-looking shine to its dark lengths. I always ensure my hair is cut regularly and do my best to protect the ends of my hair with a suitable barrier product when using heated styling appliances, so the ends of my hair are not in particularly bad condition and I suffer very little in the way of split ends too, so I cannot confess to noticing a huge difference to this part of my hair, although it is fair to say that I am probably not the best judge in this respect, due to the good condition of the ends of my own hair.
I thought that my hair looked wonderfully healthy once it was dried with the hairdryer, and with an attractive sheen that is often lacking from my dark hair as a result of my poor health. I often feel my hair looks a little dull and feel the need to apply a hot oil treatment or a deep conditioner to 'revive' it a little. I wouldn't say the result from using the Argan Oil Conditioner was in the same league as these examples, but it is certainly true to say that my hair looked extremely healthy and gorgeously shiny after using, which is always welcome, as far as I am concerned. I liked too how this result was evident without any unpleasant side-effects such as an oily or greasy residue being left on the lengths of my hair - this was something that had concerned me given that the conditioner product contains an oil, but these fears were happily put to rest after the first use of the product.
I do think that my hair looks shiny and quite healthy after using the Argan Oil Conditioner, and it does feel lovely and soft and free from any knots and tangles. I find that my comb or brush can glide easily through the lengths of my shoulder-length hair with ease, and it feels - and looks - to be in much better shape than it did previously.
It seems to be the case that the Avon Argan Oil Conditioner and its matching Shampoo work in perfect harmony with each other, as I hadn't been particularly blown away by the results of using the matching shampoo by itself; I thought it was ok, but I can't say I found the results to be particularly spectacular. I have found that using both products together really makes a difference in this case, however, as the end result is much more noticeable and impressive when the matching conditioner is used following the use of the shampoo on my hair. I would therefore definitely recommend using both products together, rather than using an alternative conditioner after the shampoo product.
Another valid point worth mentioning, I think, is that my expensive professional hair colouring suffered nothing from the product, in terms of fading or discolouration occurring, which I had been slightly concerned about prior to use, as I always use 'Colour Care' shampoos and conditioners on my hair to protect my expensive colouring from fading. I can happily report that coloured hair should cope perfectly fine with this product, as far as I can tell from my own experiences, at least.
I think if you have very dry or frizzy hair, the benefits from using this Avon conditioner would be extremely noticeable and agreeable. For myself, my hair has been given a little 'oomph' that is very welcome, and I have already repurchased the conditioner for myself as a result of my positive experiences. For the reasons outlined in this review, the Avon Advance Techniques Argan Oil Conditioner comes with my full recommendation, together with full marks in the product rating score.
~Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner~
This conditioner is from the Advanced Techniques hair care range that Avon offer. Other products in this range include a shampoo, hair mask and treatment oil.
This conditioner is suitable for all hair types. It has been formulated to eliminate fly away hair and leave it soft and free from frizz. Avon market this conditioner as being the perfect way to lock moisture into hair leaving it smooth and sleek. Important ingredients include Argan Oil and Vitamin E.
This conditioner is presented in a simple plastic bottle which has the same silver and blue theme as the matching shampoo. The conditioner bottle has a flip cap at the base but if you turn it upside down it just looks the same as the shampoo bottle but with upside down wording! The bottle can be recycled and has a shelf life of 12months.
~Price and Availability~
A 250ml bottle can be purchased from www.avonshop.co.uk or through the Avon brochure. This conditioner retails at £2.80 but is currently on a half price offer at just £1.40 per bottle.
At the end of October I made a purchase of both the shampoo and conditioner in the Argan Oil range from Avon. I like to change my hair care products on a regular basis and this range was recommended to me by fellow reviewer alyson29. At the time of purchase I paid £1.40 for each product which I feel is an excellent price though I am more than happy to pay full price for this conditioner as it is very much worth it.
I have now been using both the shampoo and conditoner together for around 6 weeks and have just about finished the bottles I have so will need to order more. I wash my hair 2-3 times a week but only use this particular conditioner twice a week. I use an intensive mask on the other occasion. Since reviewing the shampoo I have had my hair cut from half way down my back to above my shoulders and layers added. It is in much better condition that it was previously but is still fairly thick and prone to dryness. I used this conditioner before and after getting my hair done with equally as impressive results.
This conditioner has a fairly thick consistency and is a glossy white colour. Even with my longer hair I only needed a small blob of this conditioner to full coat my hair. I need even less now. It is trial and error when it comes to deciding on a suitable amount of conditioner for your hairs needs. I find this conditioner to be incredibly easy to spread through my hair and can noticing it conditioning almost as soon as I apply it. I concentrate on the lengths and ends of my hair and apply just a small amount to my roots. This works for me but others may wish to take a different approach depending on their hair type.
The scent of this conditioner matches the shampoo perfectly. It is fresh and clean smelling but also reminds me of an expensive salon treatment though I cannot put my finger on the name of it. It smells gorgeous anyway and lasts for a short while on my hair after drying which I like. I leave this conditioner on for a minute or so and find that this is more than sufficient. It rinses well and doesn't leave any annoying residue or leave my hair feeling weighed down at all.
Once I have squeezed excess water from my hair, I can immediately notice the benefits of this conditioner. My hair feels so soft and smooth. I can run my comb through it without being interupted by annoying tugs. I sometimes blast my hair with the hair dryer but usually give it a quick towel dry and allow it to dry naturally. I have noticed a noticeable reduction in how frizzy my hair becomes whilst drying naturally. Once dry, my hair is soft, smooth and very manageable. My hair also looks healthy and shiny and the results are evident for a few days.
I have been impressed by the quality of this conditioner. It has greatly improved the condition of my hair and is gentle yet effective. My hair is left looking and feeling great and smelling beautiful too. My bottle has lasted well as my fiance as used it on the odd occasion too and I can highly recommend this conditioner. If you have dry or damaged hair then this is treat to use and a bargain price too!
Thanks for reading :)
I bought this product the same time as I bought the Shampoo as I like to use matching products when using Haircare. I have been known to mix my Shampoo and Conditioner but just prefer to use the same brand and kind of product - much to my husband's annoyance!
This Haircare hasn't been out in Avon for all that long, perhaps a few months. I had never heard of Argan Oil and the benefits of it until when looking through an Avon book a friend said how good Argan Oil was and how expensive it can cost to buy the products from a Salon. Since this was just new out in Avon it had a special offer price so I thought it was worth a try.
This comes in a 250m bottle and the right price of this is £3 but I got it for £1.40. I think it has much been on special offer since it has came out. The Shampoo comes in a 400ml bottle as well. Not sure if this comes in the larger bottle as although I have bought a new bottle of the Shampoo I am still on my 1st bottle of the Conditioner due to a little going a long way with Conditioner anyway.
The bottle looks like the picture on here. An ok looking bottle which stands on it's end so you should get all the drips out of the bottle.
This Conditioner is for all hair types which is not a product I would usually use. I like to stick with a product that is for Greasy Hair as I think that it suits my Greasy Hair better than a product that is for everyone and anyone.
Opening the bottle I think the scent is nice. It is quite a strong scent, but not too strong and once you have washed and dried your Hair you can smell this scent just lightly. What does the scent smell like? Just a fresh, clean scent.
The Conditioner is quite thick and a small blob of this works through my long-ish, thick hair fine. This rinses out easily too and afterwards my Hair feels nice and soft and has a nice sheen to it. What is the benefits of Argan Oil? Well it is good for adding moisture if you have dry Hair. I wouldn't say that my hair is particularly dry but my Hairdresser says that my ends can be a little dry. Considering I am reaching for the Hairdryer more often thesedays and I use straighteners a few times a week then I am keen to make sure there is moisture in my Hair.
A really good product at a great price. I know when this bottle is finished then I will buy this again.
A while ago when I was flicking through the Avon book I came across the Argan Oil range of products, I am always looking for items to improve the look of my hair as a busy Mum of 2 young girls I don't have much time for myself. The range was on an introductory offer so I decided I would give it a try and bought the oil treatment, the shampoo and the conditioner.
As these products are from Avon you can only buy it from the Avon company either through a representative or directly from the website although if you don't buy over £20 worth of products you have to pay delivery from the website.
The conditioner comes in the same style bottle as the shampoo, it is silver in colour and made of plastic, there are turquoise accents and detailing on the bottle and a turquoise flip top lid which actually flips open from the bottom so the bottle is upside down. Most of Avons conditioners are upside down which I think is so it's easy to tell them apart when you are in the shower especially for someone like me with bad eyesight.
To use the product simply apply to wet hair which has already been shampooed, I personally always use the matching shampoo to the conditioner for all I am not sure if it really does make a difference. Once I worked the conditioner through my hair I left it for a minute before rinsing it out, I found that the conditioner rinses out very easily and I don't feel like there is any residue left in my hair. Some products I have used leave my hair feeling straw like until dried but even when my hair was still wet using this I could tell it would be left nice and soft.
After my hair dried I found that my hair was really soft a silky, on moving my head I felt that the products had left my hair feeling really lightweight which is great considering my hair is long and thick. My hair was really easy to manage and didn't tangle easily and I felt that my hair had less frizz and the ends appeared much better after use.
I really like this range of products and will be watching for Avon bringing out some more, I just need to find myself a new Avon rep now to reorder these products without having to spend £20.
I have already reviewed the Avon Moroccan Argan oil shampoo, so I thought I would review the matching conditioner as well. I always find it slightly difficult to review the matching products as a lot has already been said in the first review, so apologies if I get a little repetitive in places!
I received this conditioner alongside a few matching products for my birthday. Up until then I had no idea that Avon had released this range and I was really excited to try it out. For around a year or so I have been using a product called Macadamia Oil, which is a hair oil made from a blend of Macadamia oil and Argan oil and it has done wonders for the condition of my hair. It is on the pricey side though, so I was pleased to see that cheaper brands such as Avon had caught on to the Argan oil trend and was looking forward to seeing how this compared.
The conditioner comes in a silver bottle with a turquoise blue flip top cap at the bottom and turquoise accents on the label. I like the bottle because by chance the colours fit in with my bathroom and it's certainly an improvement on other Avon hair care packaging, such as the products from the Naturals range.
I have long, thick hair which can be prone to frizz and it tends to get greasy at the roots and be dry at the ends. This product states that it is suitable for all hair types, however as mentioned in the shampoo review I wrote, I found that if I used this continuously my hair would become quite greasy and lank. I have taken to using this conditioner (along with the matching shampoo) only once a week as a sort of boost for my hair and another shampoo the rest of the time and I've found that this works well for me.
To use, you simply smooth this through the hair after shampooing and then leave on for one minute. The conditioner is white and has a fairly thick consistency, but smoothes through my hair easily.
The scent is lovely although again, like the shampoo, I find it difficult to put my finger on exactly what the scent is. I'd say it's slightly floral, but also a clean scent and predominantly I think it just has a sort of fresh, salon fragrance to it.
Once rinsed, I can immediately feel that my hair is smoother and detangled. Being long it is prone to knots but this seems to sort that issue out with no problem. As mentioned in the shampoo review, I feel that since using this shampoo the condition of my hair has improved significantly, despite me only using it once a week now. My hair is softer, smoother and shinier and I have noticed it to be less frizzy than usual too. I also feel that my hair has had a moisture boost and isn't quite so dry at the ends.
Unlike the shampoo, I believe the conditioner is only available in one size - at least only one is showing on the Avon website - which is the 250ml bottle. This retails at £2.80 but Avon almost constantly have special offers on, so you should be able to pick it up for less. They currently have it on a reduced price of just £1.49. You can buy from your local Avon rep or online at www.avonshop.com
Overall I'm very pleased with this conditioner and have already asked for another bottle of it for Christmas. Since using this and the shampoo, I feel the condition of my hair has improved significantly and I would thoroughly recommend it.
~ Avon Advanced Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner ~
I bought these when they were first introduced and they have now been used, the they I am referring to is the Moroccan Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner, I have previously reviewed the shampoo so this is the review for the conditioner.
It felt like these were put in the Avon brochure just for me as the timing couldn't have been more spot on. I had decided to change my hair colour back to blonde. Over the last five years or so my hair has gone from blonde to brown to purple to red to brown to red to brown and then various shades of red until I eventually decided I would quite like to be blonde again in some crazy moment of madness! Why I chose to go back blonde I have no real idea, the constant upkeep of having red hair was getting a little tedious but to decide on such a massive change I am not sure what was going through my head, but anyway I did go ahead with it and I am now still blonde.
In the process of getting my hair back to blonde (it is my original colour) I decided to try a colour remover, the one I chose was a product by JoBaz, this way of removing colour is a lot more gentle on hair to bleach bathing so I was hoping to keep my hair in a decent condition. The colour removing got my hair to a blondish shade but it wasn't light enough so I put a lot of bleach highlights through my hair to get it more blonde, this worked great but it came at a cost. It frazzled the ends of my hair. The ends of my hair were terrible, really frizzy and dry so I knew I needed some nourishing and when I saw this in the Avon brochure I immediately wrote the three products in the range down on my order form.
In due time the items were dropped off to me by my local Avon rep. That night I put the products to the test.
This conditioner comes in a bottle not unlike the shampoo bottle, in fact it is the same with the stickers placed the other way around so you sit this bottle on the lid for it to be the right way up, the plastic bottle has a pearly white finish with a turquoise blue flip top lid. The conditioner inside is white in colour and nice and thick.
Like I always do I followed the shampoo with a generous blob of this conditioner, I worked it well into my hair and left it sit for a few minutes, I then rinsed it out and was quite pleased that whilst wet my hair did feel really soft. Of course the true test for this would be when my hair was dry.
After drying my hair with my hair dryer on a low heat I was pleased that my frazzled ends looked a lot less frazzled, my hair felt softer and looked a whole lot healthier which is exactly what I was hoping for, so as a nourishing conditioner it really did it's job well.
The only bad point for me is that I found this conditioner made my scalp really itchy when it was on, as soon as it was rinsed off my scalp felt fine and I could see no dry patches in my scalp at all so I am not sure why it made my head itchy.
Overall I do think this helped tame my frizzy hair and I think it helped add nourishment to my hair, I have now coloured my hair with a light ash blonde dye and the condition is still good and I do think that this is down to this conditioner as it was this that added the moisture back to my hair.
This is an Avon product so can be ordered through your local rep or online at www.avonshop.co.uk.
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I'm forever tempted by new beauty products and despite having a considerable number of negative experiences with Avon in the past, my faith in the brand is slowly being restored. My hair stylist and female work colleagues are continually raving about the highly positive effects of Moroccan argan oil and after being handed yet another Avon brochure, my eager eyes caught sight of the Advanced Techniques range of hair products. As a result, I was intrigued to try out the shampoo and conditioner and this review discusses my experience with using the conditioner.
The conditioner is presented in a sturdy plastic bottle with 250 ml of contents with a flip top lid situated on the underside. However, this is somewhat of a negative point, particularly as the lid is smaller than the actual bottle and when attempting to place it on the side whilst I continue with my shower, I find that it topples over. On a positive note the lid easily flips open and securely closes and the white creamy conditioner is dispensed with a slight squeeze of the bottle. Despite the consistency being slightly thicker than my normal brands such as L'Oreal and Dove, I find it easy to apply to the length of my hair where I pay particular attention to the ends. Prior to using I looked at the reverse of the bottle for the directions for use where I eventually located them underneath the large pull back sticky label running the entire length of the bottle, which I found a little frustrating.
Whilst the conditioner is suitable for all hair types, my thick and curly just below shoulder length hair can be described as dry and the use of ineffective products is an absolute nightmare as my hair becomes badly tangled and knotted where it subsequently breaks. The conditioner has been formulated with a number of highly effective moisturising ingredients including argan oil, provitamin B5 and vitamin E and I am able to witness a delightful aroma when using. I am generally able to easily describe scents, but I find this one extremely difficult and the only words than I can find are clean and fresh. As directed, I leave the product to soak into my hair and I thoroughly rinse with warm water one minute later.
During my last visit to the hair salon, my stylist, who is trigger happy with products, had amongst other things, used argan oil on the ends of my hair. However, I couldn't bear the texture, as it was horribly sticky and oily and on arriving home I had no option but to rewash my hair. Consequently, I was initially a little sceptical after rinsing the product away, as I was expecting similar results, but fortunately, this was not the case. I was immediately able to witness the benefits of the conditioner, as in addition to offering a healthy shine, my hair felt silky soft and smooth and was totally weightless.
I always allow my hair to dry naturally for approximately half an hour before blow drying and it is during this process that the ends will often appear a little fluffy and frizzy. However, after using for a couple of weeks I noticed that the product had combated this issue, so it is clearly highly nourishing for my locks. I am fortunate to have naturally curly hair, which will fall into ringlets if I gently tease it around my fingers and I find that the conditioner enables me to achieve a more defined curl. Another issue I have experienced with some brands of hair products, particularly after using my hair dryer, is that they cause static and sections of my hair stand upright! However, I experienced no such problems with this product. The only disappointment I really have with this product is that the gorgeous aroma vanishes as soon as I rinsed it away. In order to obtain maximum results I will always use the matching shampoo prior to use and other than the few minor niggles as described above, I cannot fault this fantastic product.
The conditioner should be used within 12 months of opening with the bottle being recyclable once empty. Avon Advanced Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner normally retails at £2.80 for a 250 ml bottle, but at the time of writing you can make a purchase either from an Avon representative or online for just £1.30.