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Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Avon Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner
Date: 28/12/12, updated on 29/12/12 (65 review reads)
Advantages: Works well - Good value - Easy to use..
Disadvantages: None for me.
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.
Summary: I have no complaints and will continue to buy it..