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I have tried out many of the shampoos and conditioners from Avon's 'Advance Techniques' range over the years, with this review outlining my experiences of trying a recent purchase, namely the "Avon Advance Techniques Daily Shine Quick Touch Leave In Conditioner."
I paid around £1 for my bottle of this conditioner, although this was a discounted price, available when Avon were selling off many of their Advance Techniques products in the old-style packaging which is shown in the picture at the top of the Dooyoo page here. The product is still available from Avon, in a new-style plastic bottle that is still coloured in silver and green, and you can expect to pay around £2.80 for the 250ml bottle. You can purchase online from www.avonshop.co.uk where postage costs normally apply, or you can purchase directly from your local Avon Representative. I do think that the normal selling price reflects reasonable value for money, and this cost is on a par with most other bottles of conditioner that I buy regularly.
Whilst I will normally purchase a 'colour protect' brand of hair conditioner, I do also like those that are 'Leave In', as I have mobility issues that often affect my physical abilities, which, in turn, means there are many times when I find the chore of washing and conditioning my shoulder-length hair is quite exhausting. It is at these times that I will use a 'Leave In' product, as this dramatically reduces the amount of time - and energy - that I need to spend on washing and conditioning my long hair.
The Advance Techniques Quick Touch Leave In Conditioner promised it was suitable "For All Hair Types", so I was confident that it would cope ok with my long, coloured hair. In addition, I have used many of the products from this range over the years, and have never found any issues in terms of the products being suitable for my sensitive skin and scalp, so I felt I was able to trust the product.
The Conditioner is fairly plain in its appearance; it is plain white in its colour, and although it has a sort of 'sheen' evident, there is nothing particularly remarkable about how it looks.
I find that it is fairly thick in its consistency, so I don't find it drips from the hands too much during use. In saying that, however, I have not found that it is so thick that dispensing it from the bottle is difficult, and I can do this easily by myself, even on a 'bad fatigue' day.
There is a rather strong aroma evident from the product, and this is noticeable even as I pour it from the bottle. The fragrance is not particularly off-putting, but I do think that it smells rather 'false' and chemical-like. To be quite fair, however, I do feel that these traits are evident in most other brands of Hair Conditioner that I buy regularly.
Using the product is fairly easy. I simply need to shampoo my hair and rinse thoroughly. I then wring out my hair, and towel dry my long locks to remove excess moisture. I tend to wrap my hair in a large, warm towel at this stage, as I find that this helps to really absorb any excess water lurking in my long hair.
After my hair is towel-dried, I am ready to apply the Advance Techniques Leave In Conditioner, and I tend to find that a generous 'blob' is really enough for my own requirements; there are some conditioner products that can leave the hair looking 'limp' or feeling greasy if there is a lot of residue left behind on the hair, and this is never more obvious than when a Leave In Conditioner has been used. So, experience with these types of products has taught me that adopting a 'less is more' attitude is often wise.
I am able to run the Advance Techniques Conditioner through the lengths of my hair quite easily, which is where I tend to focus my attention during application; too much conditioner near the hair's roots will often leave them looking dull or greasy, so again, my experience of using products like this have taught me to exercise a little caution here. I tend to apply the white Conditioner through the hair lengths, and use whatever residue is left behind on my hands to give a quick 'run through' the hair at the roots. This application method seems to work quite well, as my hair's lengths feel conditioned afterwards, and I can run my fingers through my hair easily. I like the 'quick and easy' feel experienced during the application process, and the product's ability to cling to the hair lengths is useful, as there is no mess, and no dripping. I will occasionally use a wide-toothed comb to assist in the distribution of the product through my wet hair, which can be helpful if my arms are weak and I'm perhaps struggling with fatigue, but this practice isn't always necessary.
I will usually try and leave my hair to dry naturally after washing, but there are times when I will opt to dry it by using a hairdryer, and in both cases, the Avon Advance Techniques Leave In Conditioner has worked well on my hair; my long, dark hair is left feeling soft, and is free from any tangles or knots. I am able to style it as normal, with the use of 'extra' products such as serums, hairspray or styling products, and the Leave In Conditioner has never interfered with this practice. My hair looks good too, with a noticeable shine evident on the hair lengths and roots, with the hair lengths looking 'cared for' and free from dry ends. My hair colour has never faded or lost its vibrancy as a result of this conditioner being too harsh for coloured hair either, and to be quite honest, I feel that the condition of my hair is the same as when any other conditioner is used.
Taking these positive results into account, I do recommend the Avon Advance Techniques Quick Touch Leave In Conditioner, particularly for those consumers who, like me, suffer with mobility issues, or are perhaps just short of time; the product definitely saves time, but more importantly for me it saves energy, and this has made it something of a little gem that I will most definitely buy again.
I purchased this to use alongside the shine shampoo from the same range. I have to admit that I've never used a leave in conditioner before, but the price was right to give it a try!
It was a bit more of a faff than a usual conditioner but I guess that's not a reflection on this specific product. I guess maybe its more suited to being left on the dressing room table instead of at the side of the bath, as the product is applied on dried hair, not wet. (Incidentally, this would also cut down the risk of getting the two mixed up as the bottles are so alike it is nigh on impossible to tell the difference!)
My hair is long at the moment and I tend to tie it back in a bun / ponytail / pleat most days because I'm not used to the length (growing it long for wedding) So it seems to always end up tuggy and dry.
The first time I opened the product I had the dispensing end facing down... big mistake! The consistency is very watery - unlike normal conditioner - and as a result ended up with rather a large amount on my hand (and the floor!) I'm glad I'd towel dried my hair so well otherwise I think the product would run off completely.
I applied from the roots upwards, then left to dry naturally. The smell is very similar to the shampoo (fresh and slightly fruity) and very pleasant. As I was applying I was very aware of the detangling effect, which I've never experienced before with a wash out conditioner.
Once dry, my hair was incredibly shiny, not greasy at all (which I was concerned about) and sat lovely. I would say, however, that I had to wash it slightly sooner than usual which is why I've not awarded 5*s. As a result on the second use I decided to use on my roots only which has been spot on. I think I am a leave in conditioner convert!
~~The Product: 'Avon Advance Techniques Daily Shine Conditioner' ~ 'Thanks In Advance'!~~
The 250ml conditioner comes in a lovely sturdy bottle that co-ordinate with its counterpart, the Advance Techniques Shampoo. The container is predominantly a matt shimmer grey with the product's name and titles in a mixture of black and olive green. On the reverse side, in no less than thirteen languages but not in English, it list the product, such as in Italian 'balsamo senza risciacquo per tutti i tipi di capelli - balsam without rinsing for all types of hair'. There is also a long list of ingredients, thirty-six in all, noted on the reverse label! The product has a twelve month shelf life and the packaging is recyclable.
The curious thing to the various details on the bottle is that nowhere to be seen is the instructions for applying the product! When I browsed through the Avon brochure and came to the hair care products, there was an Avon promise that this conditioner 'Helps condition and detangle to leave hair soft, shiny and manageable-Consumer Study, 100 people'.
~~My Usage Experience ~ 'A hair in the head is worth two in the brush'!~~
I purchased this product as I am inclined to feel much unmotivated to condition my hair after washing due to the extra effort it normally involves. But this conditioner is a 'leave in' one, so I was very happy to give it a try. 'Leave In 'conditioners are widely used as an excellent way of furnishing one's hair with extra moisture. As this product is also promised assist in detangling the hair too. Furthermore, some of the ingredients that have been added to this conditioner, such as proteins, moisturizing components and silicones along with other fortifying formulas provide hydration, shine along with the tangle free results.
Leave in conditioners are great for enhancing one's initial hair care routine. 'Leave in' conditioners were created to enhance the conditioning that your hair has already received through shampooing etc. Conditioners by their very nature restore elasticity and suppleness to the hair. By also applying this type of 'leave in' conditioner will actually assist the hair to cling onto the conditioning and moisturizing effects that it has received.
I washed my hair whilst in the shower, after rinsing well, I towel dried my hair. I then divided my hair into two sections, as if I were going to put two pony tails either side of my head. My hair is long and thin. If I haven't washed my hair by the third day, it becomes greasy and even lanker. But after washing my hair with a reputable product, it becomes full of bounce and hydration again. I hoped to give my hair that extra care and shine that good shampoo and conditioners provide.
I poured out a 50p worth in amount onto the palm of my hand and began to massage the conditioner onto my hair beginning at the nape of my hair and gently working my way down towards the ends. The conditioner comes out of the bottle in a fast flow being fairly watery. In fact, it has the same colour and consistency as white icing sugar as it is being mixed with water! I found this a little disheartening as I expected a much more enriched formula bursting with fragrance. But, I shouldn't have been concerned, the feel of the conditioner on my hands and then onto my hair felt amazing. A beautiful most subtle floral scent emanates from the fluid as I massage it onto my hair.
After applying the liquid to the first section, I begin the same process on the next. As I run my fingers through the strands of my hair, I can feel an instant detangling effect without any effort on my part whatsoever. I then wash my hands of the residue of conditioner and begin other task as I wait for my hair to dry naturally. As the hair dries, the strands seem to combine together, almost giving a very disconcerting appearance like an unwashed greasy look to my hair! Thankfully, when the hair becomes fully dried, and after delicately brushing my hair through, the effects is excellent. My hair is left feeling so velvety smooth and soft. There are no tangles at all.
A little disappointing is that my hair is not left with a brilliant shine, more of a subtle sheen. Instead of the usual fluffy bounce to my hair, the conditioner has left it fairly listless and restrained. Though this sleeker appearance would appeal to those with frizzy or flyaway hair, I find it, to some extent, drab! Even the gorgeous floral aroma has dissipated. But, on the up side, my hair certainly feels tangle free and very satiny soft
~~Would I Recommend? ~ 'Just Splitting Hairs'!~~
Well, I will continue to use this product until it is finished but will not be purchasing it again. As I mentioned before, I tend to have fairly thin, lank and limp hair until I wash it, and the effects of that only last a day or so, this product would be far more suited to those that experience frizzy flyaway unmanageable hair. So the promise of this conditioner being for 'all hair types' doesn't ring true for me. I will reassure though, that the product does moisturize and leave the hair detangled, soft and supple.
The product is available through your local Avon Representative or on the Avon online site: http://avonshop.co.uk
The conditioner is presently available at half price, £1.40 instead of the still reasonable priced £2.80.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review on this hair care product :~)
I have been using this product now for years since I was an Avon representative. I have long hair so tend to have showers rather than baths as it is easier to wash, if I do have a bath I will shampoo my hair and rinse but then rather than having to run loads of clean water to rinse out a conditioner I will just use this leave in one.
The products is only available from Avon as it is part of their Advance techniques range and a bottle of 250ml of product is currently £2.80 although I always buy it when it is on offer.
The packaging has actually been changed recently as the whole range has been revamped and now instead of a white and lime green bottle the product comes in a silver bottle with green detailing and a flip top lid which the bottle stands on so that the opening is at the bottom of the bottle.
To use the product you simply shampoo your hair in the usual way and then towel dry so that your hair is damp rather than soaking wet, then apply the product to your hair and style as normal.
The bottle is easy to open although easier if you dry your hands first, the product smells lovely in my opinion and smells fresh and fruity although I can't pick out any particular fruits. The product inside ios near enough a liquid so you need to be aware otherwise you end up with too much product.
I find the product is easy to use however once I have put it on my hair and worked it through I find I have to wring my hair out again as with the product being near enough liquid it make the hair wet again. I find that this product leaves my hair feeling soft and looking shiny, as my hair is long and thick some products are not strong enough to work on my hair but this leave it manageable and tangle free.
It must be about 4-5 years now that I have been using this product and I think it's great the only bad point is that it is so thin.
---Why I Bought It---
I have been using this conditioner for many years and find it does the job and is also reasonably priced.
I usually just use it on the end part of my hair - but also it tends to act a bit like setting lotion so serves two purposes ad it will hold my hair in the correct place too.
The packaging changes over the years but what I have at home now is the same as in the image above, however in the current AVON books it has a more silvery sort of bottle with the same colour lid.
It comes in an upsidedown bottle - with the cap at the base.
The white plastic bottle contains 250 mls.
The green lid has a flip top and the conditioner is a thickish milky white.
It only has a faint aroma - not a smell as such.
The back label states it is 'Made in Poland' and should be used within twelve months of opening.
Also suitable for all hair types.
This can usually be found on offer regularly in the AVON catalogue or website.
In the current AVON book the full price would be £2.80 but it is selling for £1.60.
Also for mums - something you might not want to think about - but school age children tend to pick up NITS!!
I didn't like the idea of using strong chemicals to get rid of the nits for my two boys - but here is a safe quick and easy way:
* cover hair in this conditoner
* then comb through carefully with the nit comb
* do this every day (or twice a day) for a few days and the problem is sorted - no upset kids either. Seems they slide off easily as the conditoner makes the hair so slippery!
Not a nice thought but we have all had to deal with it at one time or another.
This is suitable for both males and females and I know of one 20 something gent who swore by this to tame his unruly curly hair!
I have used this for many years, as a normal conditioner, as a sort of setting lotion and also as the nit remedy (above).
I find it easy to use, does not have a strong smell adn is suitable for everyone in the household.
Also when I had longer hair with dry ends this worked on them very well.
Inexpensive and works - also good for getting rid of nits.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes definitely - worth a try - and no waiting around and rinsing!
I use a lot of Avon products and finds that their shampoo and conditioner to be particularly good. Advance Techniques in particular make my dry hair less dry and it saves time as well as it does not have to be washed out. The first few times I was worried as I thought it was going to leave my hair a bit greasy as I put quite a bit on but once it was fully dried it was just soft and easy to get the comb through.
As with a lot of the Advance Technique products there is not much of a smell but what there is, is quite sweet. The green and white bottle looks quite modern and would not be out of place when put alongside some of the more up market products. It is much less expensive than most leave in conditioners and Avon often has offers where a 250ml bottle costs little over £1 rather than the £2.80 it should cost.
It works well to stop my hair getting damaged when it is being dried and I do have to dry it with a hair dryer every time I wash it. I would normally prefer a product that is particularly meant to be used on hair that is dry in texture but I found with this it is good for dry hair even though it is meant for all hair types.
It is a really economical product to use as although it comes out of the bottle in quite a liquid form rather than the cream I was expecting, it coats the hair well and I don't have to use a lot. I have been using this bottle for a year now and still have a bit left. It is being used about once a week and I am amazed that the bottle is not empty.
I've been a fan of the Advance Techniques range for several years now and have used this product on and off for a long time. A lot of the time I do not use conditioner at all because to be honest I just can't be bothered at times, especially when I'm in a hurry! When I do want to use conditioner but haven't bothered I just use a dollop of this massaged in with my hands to the middle to ends of my hair (which is quite long). What I like about this is that it makes it easier to brush your hair, it just glides through. As long as you don't put too much in then it will leave your hair soft and smooth. Be warned though that if you do go overboard it will take ages to dry and might go a bit gunky as I once found out. All in all it is a good product, particularly for when you are in a rush in the morning.
As I have explained in other reviews I am an Avon Addict, and with a whole box of Avon goods upstairs sitting, I think I will start to write some reviews about their products.
Avon Advance Techniques Daily Results Quick Touch Leave-In Conditioner was something I just bought as it was cheap, it was on offer at the time for around a pound and I thought why not? I normally buy more expensive conditioners like Tony and Guy, though with the current ecconomic state I cant afford to be so flush these days. At the moment this conditioner is in the Avon book and on the website for 2.65, which still isnt bad value for a 250ml bottle.
If you have ever used the Avon Advance Techniques products you will automatically recognise the smell of this product, its smells fresh, clean and just like the hairdressers.
Avon Advance Techniques Daily Results Quick Touch Leave-In Conditioner is so easy to apply, you just put a small amount in your hands and rub it through your hair, theres no need to rinse it you so then you just dry and style your hair as you normally would.
This conditioner maybe doesnt leave your hair as nice as the more expensive brands, but it does leave it more softer and conditioned and it does leave your hair more manageable than usual. I would have quite dry hair because I straighten it alot, but this conditioner seems to keep it looking healthy.
Overall I think that this is a great product from the Avon, and it comes at a good price too, if you think your hair needs a lil TLC and your on a budget, this is a great product that gives noticable good results.
I love leave in conditioners , and i am always a sucker for a bargain too, so when my Avon rep handed me a book that had the offer of 5 for £5 on this range of product i jumped at the chance, and i liked it so much that i ended up buying another 2 packs!
So what is this then? This product is a leave in conditioner, that you put in after you wash your hair. I find that you really dont need very much of this either.
Smell - I cannot get enough of this smell, when you first open the container, and you are applying it to your hair the smell really reminds me of the childrens medicine Calpol, but once you start lathering it on your hair, the smell changes slightly, and it smells more like coconut.
One of the really good things about this smell is that it lasts, so that if like me you cannot wash your hair everyday, because it goes all static and mental, then you get the benefit of smelling this the next day too, and it is just as strong as the moment it came out of the bottle.
Product - The product it's self is a sort of run-ny liquid that does come out really quickly so be careful, and you only need a small amount of this, i normally use about a 5P piece size. The liquid is a white pearlesant colour, and applies as a clear liquid when you rub it in between your fingers to apply it.
Bottle - The bottle is not really that exciting, but is better than some packaging that i have seen. The bottle is a white pearlesant colour, that has a green lid on it, and the logo on it. The bottle is 250ml in size, and this really lasts so long as you only need a very small amount.
How is use it - This is the way that i use this product and i find that this is the best way to get results.
1. wash your hair with advance techniques shampoo.
2. leave shampoo on for about 5 minutes.
3. wash shampoo off thoroughly.
4. apply some daily results intensive conditioner.
5. leave on for another 5 minutes.
6. wash off intensive conditioner.
7. towel dry your hair.
8. apply a small amount of Daily results leave in conditioner,
9. rub this into the palm of your hands.
10. apply to your hair in small sweeps, making sure not to concentrate on one are for too long.
11. thats you done.
The results - I always find that i get the same result even if i use the intensive conditioner or not, obviously it is alot more softer with the extra conditioner. I always recieve comment about how shiny m hair actually is when i use this so it must mean that it is noticable, and people always point out the lovley smell to it too.
I have recently bought more of this as there was an offer on at the moment that was allowing you to get this for only 99p!!!! So i ended up with 4 more!
Go on give it a try, you will love it.
Leave in conditioner isn't usually on my haircare shopping list and doesn't generally feature in my beauty regime. On it's own, I highly doubt I ever would have bought this product. However, I'm a sucker for a bargain and when Avon recently offered a 'Shine Essentials Pack' containing 5 haircare products for just £5, I couldn't resist. I was planning on purchasing one of the products in the pack anyway so for a mere pound or two more, I got a whole variety of products to sample.
Avon Advance Techniques Daily Results Quick Touch Leave-In Conditioner is, I have just realised, quite a mouthful, so I will refer to it as conditioner from this point forward! The conditioner comes in a white container with a green lid (on the bottom since it stands upside down), some futuristic looking green swishes and the product name in black.
So here comes the science bit. Concentrate! 'Formulated with Creatine plus Pro-Vitamin B5 to maximize the healthy look of your hair while it strengthens, repairs and prevents further damage.' The bottle states it's suitable for all hair types and with a description like that, I needed to get in on the action!
Applying the product is a little tricky at first. It's rather watery in consistency and tends to flow from the bottle at a rate of knots. Only a minimal amount is needed though and I tend to rub the liquid between my hands. This makes it easier to distribute through my hair. Once my hands are covered, I simply run my fingers through my clean, damp hair, rubbing the ends in my palms. A quick comb through and the job is done. You'll probably need to experiment to work out how much is right for you. Too much and your hair will end up feeling greasy. Too little, and you won't see any results.
Once dry, there is a difference to my hair. It isn't particularly dramatic but it's certainly noticeable. My hair feels softer to the touch and there is an improvement in the glossiness and shine. Whilst it's not a considerable improvement, it is significant enough to warrant buying the product again, though perhaps only if part of an offer. That said, the full price for this conditioner is only £2.50 and it's currently on offer at £1.50 a bottle. Since you only need to use a small amount, it should last for a while.
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Gently conditions and adds shine to hair / Leaves hair static-free, silky and healthy looking /