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=Avon Naturals Almond Oil & Avocado conditioner= When I wash my hair I don't always use a conditioner, as I have short hair, but my daughter has long hair and I find that using a conditioner is a must, one of the shampoos we use is the Avon Naturals Almond Oil and Avocado shampoo, followed by the matching conditioner. =Price and Availability= The conditioner can be purchased from an Avon representative or from online at the Avon shop. The price does vary, generally it retails at £2 a bottle for a 200ml size, but I have purchased it at 99p as well as 3 items for £5, so it is defiantly worth shopping around. =The Bottle= The bottle is a beige colour, and has a flip up lid, although the shampoo is of the same design bottle, the difference is the conditioner has the flip at the bottom of the bottle. The bottle has sticky label on the front explains that is a Naturals collection Conditioner and it has a picture of almond nuts, whilst on the reverse is the information including the ingredients. =Using= I initially tired the shampoo and conditioner as I like natural products and the price was very reasonable, I found it suited both mine and my daughters hair, I have purchased this regularly, and we have recently returned from two weeks in the sun, where we relied on the conditioner for my daughters hair, especially after she went swimming most days. =To Use= Once we have rinsed the shampoo out, we squeeze a small amount of conditioner onto our hands then rub into the hair, on my daughters hair, I would say I squeeze a size of liquid about 50p in diameter, and this works all through her hair. As soon as the conditioner is in my hands, I can smell the avocado, I usually get her to leave the conditioner on whilst she has a shower then rinse this off last. The conditioner is smooth, it is not runny at all, and is very easy just to dispense the amount that you need. =Afterwards= My daughters hair is really soft after we dry her hair, you can still smell the avocado and the nuts, but this is only a mild smell, it does not leave her hair greasy, or the other end of the scale as being dry, this is a perfect mix of ingredients. =Would I recommend= I would highly recommend this conditioner, it is great value, long lasting, and really does go far, in the two weeks we were away, I would say we washed and conditioned our hair about 10 of the 14 days and there was still 3/4 of a bottle left. Defiantly top marks from me.
*~*Introduction and reason for purchase*~* I've been buying the odd few items from Avon over the past few months, as I've mentioned in previous similar reviews that for a long time there was no local Rep in my area and I didn't want to incur P&P charges by ordering online. As a mum at my sons school has started running Avon fairly recently I've found myself stocking up on a few old favourites as well as new everyday items. I've always found Avon to be hit or miss with me but generally find anything from the Skin So Soft, Planet Spa or Naturals ranges to be more favourable and 90% of the time the products I've used are in the 'hit' category. One such item I was extremely impressed with recently was from the Naturals range and was a shampoo for dry/ damaged hair with Almond Oil & Avocado fragrance (see separate review if interested) and luckily at the time of purchasing I also ordered the coordinating conditioner. This review will now focus on Almond Oil & Avocado Conditioner from the Naturals range by Avon.. *~*Price, packaging & availability*~* The conditioner is housed in almost the same design of bottle as the shampoo is with the only real difference being the access is via the base, as opposed to the flip top lid sported on the bottles of the shampoo. The colouring again is really quite plain and insipid being a creamy beige which is quite uninspiring to look at as is the sticker on the front portraying an image of almonds and a half cut open avocado. The whole appearance is 'neutral' and I suppose it represents the 'natural' element of the range it's from but I do think the packaging could be that little bit more attractive personally even if it was just with a splash of colour to brighten it up. The conditioner is available in one size which is a reasonable 250ml bottle and can be bought through a local Rep selling Avon products. Alternatively their is an Avon shop online where this and other products can be purchased - www.avonshop.co.uk - but there is normally a charge for P&P so it's worth checking out if it's overall worthwhile buying this way as if only ordering a few items it can work out expensive. I purchased this at the same time as the shampoo where both were on offer costing just 99p each, though the full RRP is only £2 so it's an economical purchase even at full price. *~*What Avon have to say*~* "...this moisturising conditioner helps to restore softness, silkiness and shine to dry and damaged hair.." The instructions given are to apply after shampooing, massage into the hair and leave for one minute then rinse. I'd been very impressed with the effects the shampoo had had on my hair so was hoping for a repeat performance with this coordinating conditioner, so how did it fare? *~*My experience of using this product*~* I've used this product now in conjunction with the matching shampoo as well as with other branded shampoos and have had pretty much the same results which I will now discuss. On opening the lid I was greeted with the familiar sweet nutty aroma that was present with the shampoo though the conditioner seemed slightly lighter in fragrance and reminded me of the scent of certain Aussie hair products which I am a huge fan of. The product itself is rich in fragrance once dispersed from the bottle and is runnier than I had imagined having the same consistency as the shampoo. I'm not a fan of conditioners that are too thin as I feel they don't moisturise my hair sufficiently no matter what they claim so I was slightly disappointed at this point though not undeterred and proceeded to apply to my already wet hair fresh from being shampooed and rinsed. The colour of the product is a sort of pinky beige with a peach hue and has a matte appearance with a slight iridescent sparkle and it certainly looks the part so I was keen to see whether the thin consistency would be it's downfall or not. I have shoulder length hair currently having had it cut into an inverted bob a few months ago and due to the fact I colour it these days it can become dry if not cared for properly. I like to save money where I can but buying a cheap shampoo and conditioner that causes more damage in the long run is simply not an option so I try to use products such as Aussie at least twice a week to maintain healthy hair though as these are costly I need a cheaper priced product that can be used for most of the week that wont cost the earth but still leaves my hair in good condition. On applying a large 50p sized blob of this product I found it to literally slip off my hair before getting the chance to thoroughly comb through which wasn't a good start though I persevered and eventually managed to get enough conditioner on my hair to compensate for the small amount that dripped off and left on for around the one minute mark. Whilst rinsing I could smell the very aromatic nutty fragrance and thought if nothing else my hair would at least smell nice! The conditioner took quite along time to fully rinse away despite it's thinness though once the water started to run clear and I was sure the product was all removed from my hair I started to dry it and take stock of the effects. *~*Results and recommendations*~* Once towel dried, I attempted to comb through with a wide tooth comb I keep especially for when my hair is wet to avoid tearing. I found my hair felt soft though was quite knotted and was difficult to untangle though once this was done and I had blow dried it it felt much easier to brush. The conditioner's beautiful aroma was still very evident once my hair was fully dry and I found that my hair fell neatly in layers with just the odd flyaway strays that needed taming via serum, but apart from this I was overall pleased. My hair felt light and not weighed down like some conditioners can leave it, and also it was incredibly soft and easy to comb and style once dry. The only negative I've found is my hair lacks shine and doesn't possess any 'silky' qualities when I've used this product which therefor gives it a bit of a dry dull appearance unfortunately. It leaves it feeling soft and obviously moisturises to some extent as it's easy to style once dry but I feel it's not intense enough for my own hair though it may suit other peoples. For an everyday product it's fine enough though I personally only use it in between using my more hydrating conditioners as if it were to be used consecutively I feel it would possibly damage my hair in the long run as it's just not intense enough for me. I don't like how tangled it leaves my hair when rinsing off and the fact the product is very runny in consistency doesn't help matters though for a cheap and cheerful conditioner this is ok though I feel the shampoo is far more superior though that's simply my opinion. I've recently used up the entire product which unfortunately didn't last me very long due to the runny consistency I found I had to reapply as it kept falling on the floor before I had chance to apply a lot of the time. The lid closes tightly too though there has been a few occasions it has leaked as well as getting bunged up frequently so all in all I feel a middle of the road score of 3/5 for this product. Nice enough and does the job just don't expect too much and you wont be disappointed.
Having recently reviewed the matching shampoo, I thought I would now share my thoughts on the Avon Naturals Almond oil and Avocado conditioner which I have been using alongside the shampoo. I mentioned in my review of the shampoo that I was not thrilled with the packaging. Naturals is one of my favourite Avon ranges and I've noticed that a lot of their products are now packaged in this beige/yellow coloured plastic which looks really dirty and sort of old fashioned to me. The label in shades of avocado greens and bland browns does nothing to cheer it up either. This conditioner is designed for dry, damaged hair. The label advises that it will restore softness, silkiness and shine. My hair is long, thick and fairly dry at the ends and fairly damaged from overuse of straighteners and using home colourant on it. Given this, I was hoping that this would sort out some of the damage my hair was seeing. The conditioner is a nice consistency, which is good as if a conditioner is too thin I often feel it is not having much effect on my hair. I think the smell of the conditioner is quite different to that of the shampoo. I found the shampoo to smell quite fruity, but in contrast the conditioner smells really creamy with the smell of almonds coming through. The bottle instructs to massage this into the hair after shampooing and leave for one minute. I must admit I find it a little annoying having to leave a conditioner on my hair -even if it is just for a minute - and would rather wash and go, but it's only a minor inconvenience really. On rinsing the conditioner I can instantly feel that my hair is smoother and detangled (it can get quite knotty). As I said in my review of the shampoo, once dry this makes my hair look lovely. It appears less frizzy, is easier to control and does indeed feel softer and have more shine. On a more negative note however, I have found that when using this alongside the matching shampoo my hair gets greasy quickly. Although it looks great in the hours following its use, give it twenty four hours and I find it will be looking very greasy and lank. As my hair is long and thick, drying it and styling is a long process and one I don't have time to do on a daily basis, so the fact that this makes my hair so greasy so quickly is a major negative point. My mother is an Avon rep and I actually got this discounted through her Hello Tomorrow book at just 65p for a 250ml bottle. The usual retail price is £2. You can buy this from your local Avon rep or online at www.avonshop.com Overall I am quite disappointed by this product, but glad I got to try it at the lower price. Although it does give good results at first, I can only assume it leaves some sort of oil in the hair which very quickly makes it look greasy and lanky. I wouldn't buy it again, but it hasn't put me off trying other hair care products from the Naturals range.
Any regular readers of my reviews will no doubt be aware by now that I work part time as an Avon representative when my poor health allows. This means that I have great access to Avon's many ranges of cosmetics and toiletries, and I am often able to snap up assorted bargains from many of the brand's ranges. One such recent bargain was from the well known "Avon Naturals" range which covers hair care products among a selection of toiletries and skin care products. I had been meaning to try out the "Avon Naturals Almond Oil & Avocado Conditioner" for quite some time, but just never really seemed to get around to it, favouring other items from elsewhere in the Avon brochure instead. I eventually ordered the product a couple of months back when it was on offer at a great value price of only 99 pence for the bottle. The normal price for the 250ml bottle is £2, which is not particularly excessive in my opinion, although I will admit to being pleased at getting to try out the product at the reduced price, particularly as I have found some Avon hair care products can be rather 'hit and miss'. It is worth noting I think, that the Avon Naturals range regularly carries several promotional offers and so it may be worth holding off to try and catch one such offer if you have your eye on a particular product from the Naturals range. The packaging for the product is fairly uninspiring in my opinion, comprising of a beige-coloured plastic bottle with a 'flip up' cap on the bottom. The bottle stands up on the cap and it has a rather sturdy design, preventing it from falling over in the bath or shower. There is a slight 'shaping' to the sides of the bottle, and a large label on the front of the bottle gives the product information alongside an image of almonds and an 'open' avocado. I can't say that I find the packaging at all inspiring or even remotely attractive, and I don't think the bottle would have stood out to me from a supermarket shelf. The conditioner itself is fairly thick in its consistency, and I didn't notice it 'dripping' or running from my hand during use. That is not to say the product has a luxurious or 'whipped' feeling to it at all, but it is about as thick as other conditioner products that I use regularly. The conditioner is a gentle 'peach' sort of colour and it smells quite attractive, although it is not overly strong. This is probably a plus point for me as I am not particularly fond of strongly-smelling products being used on my hair, with scents and fragrances that last for days after carrying out my usual hair care routine. I don't mind more subtle scents, and this conditioner would fit under this description, in my opinion. The scent is quite 'earthy' which is presumably down to the Almond content within the conditioner's ingredients. I wasn't sure what to expect from the Avocado contained in the product but I found that I couldn't really detect this element in the overall scent. The conditioner's fragrance was nice enough, but to be honest I wouldn't repurchase the product purely on this basis. Using the conditioner was very easy to do; certainly it was as easy with this product as with most other conditioner products that I use on a regularly basis. All I had to do was shampoo my hair and wring the excess water out, then apply the conditioner to the 'lengths' of the hair, paying particular attention to the ends which are usually the driest part of the hair. I found that I didn't need too much of the product to cover the lengths of my hair effectively; two generous 'dollops' of the conditioner, around the size of a 50p coin were more than ample to 'coat' my shoulder length hair. I felt that this made the product fairly economical to use. I straighten my hair quite often and it is also dyed regularly - either by a colouring treatment being carried out in my local salon, or by using a home-dye kit - so it is fair to say the ends of my hair are quite dry. For this reason, I will regularly use deep conditioning treatments or 'hair mask' types of products to allow for a much deeper, more intense conditioning effect to the hair ends. Avon actually markets this product as being ideal for dry and damaged hair, with the following statement "Almond Oil & Avocado are known for their moisturising and nourishing properties, ideal for dry or damaged hair" so I was keen to see if it would help nourish the ends of my hair slightly, perhaps more than other, more 'mainstream' conditioning products. After application, I chose to leave the conditioner on my hair for a few moments, rather than rinse it off straight away as I feel this practice allows the conditioner to really 'sink' into the shafts of the hair. This is something that I often do with conditioning products and I opted to carry out this usual practice with the Avon product too. Rinsing the conditioner from my hair was straight-forward and without difficulty. Whilst rinsing, I felt my hair was quite soft and there were no noticeable knots or tangles, allowing me to run my fingers through the lengths of hair quite easily. Following my usual blow-drying and straightening routine, my hair was left with a noticeable shine and a rather overall 'sleek' end result. True, there were the usual 'flyaway' hairs that needed some gentle taming from additional styling products, but this is usually the case after washing - and conditioning - my hair, irrespective of what products have been used to carry out these tasks. My hair was free from any tangles too, and I liked how there was no residue or unpleasant 'build up' remaining on my hair after using the product. This is something that can often be the case if cheaply-priced conditioners have been used on my hair and so it led me to the conclusion that the Avon Naturals Conditioner was not of a particularly poor quality. There was very little evidence of the conditioner's smell on my hair by the time it had been dried and other styling products had been applied, and by the following day the aroma had diminished altogether. As for dealing with the issue of dryness, well, I felt the ends of my hair were conditioned thoroughly after using the product, without it adding to the problem in any way. I have found that some conditioners are not effective at coping with this problem, so I was pleased that the Avon Naturals product didn't make it any worse. I have to be honest however, and say that I noticed no real improvement where the issue of dryness is concerned, which led me to feel slightly disappointed given the claims made by Avon. For this reason, I will be deducting one star from the overall product rating. In summary, I felt the conditioner worked quite well as a 'general' conditioner product and given the low purchase price I paid for the generously-sized bottle, I am happy with how the product performed. I did not feel that the conditioner lived up to its claims about coping with dry hair however, and so I would not purchase it again on this basis. You can purchase the 250ml bottle of Avon Naturals Almond Oil & Avocado Conditioner directly from your local Avon representative, where the normal price is only £2. Alternatively, you can purchase online at www.avonshop.co.uk where postage charges apply. It may be of interest to note that there are some matching products available in the Avon Naturals range, such as a "Nourishing Shampoo" and a "Conditioning Balm."
I don't use a hair conditioner every time I wash my hair but now and again I like to, especially on my beard which ca get dry and flaky and I find a good conditioner will help it to be more manageable. I tend to use whatever my dear other half has left lying about in the corer cubicle in our walk in shower. She gets a load of stuff from Avon and one of the conditioners I have been suing a lot lately has been her Avon Naturals Almond Oil and Avocado conditioner. It's great. We have the 200ml-sized bottle and I think my dear wife pays about £2 for this. It lasts for ages even though we have both been using it a lot as you only need a small amount to get brilliant results. I think almond oil suits my hair because every time I have used anything on with this ingredient, it always seems to respond well. I just wash my hair as normal in the shower before I apply this hair conditioner and then I apply it all over my head and face and leave it to soak in for about 5 minutes while I pay attention to cleaning my little bits. The conditioner is quite thick in consistency but it is easy to get out of the bottle and the little flip top lid lifts up easily. I just ti it into the palm of my hand and rub it in. It smells great - I think it smells like a bowl of nuts. It has a rich smell which is not too feminine or flowery or girly, so I am happy to use this as I think it is suitable for men to use as well as women. After I have dried my hair and my beard I feel like I have better control of my hair and it looks softer and feels more manageable. It is certainly less frizzy. This conditioner suits me down to the ground. It doesn't make my roots go greasy either and I love the way it seems to make my split ends not look as bad as they were before. It suits my dear other half too and she tells me that as we have used nearly all of this bottle up that she is going to get some more next week. It is a great smelling conditioner which lasts on my hair even after I have dried it with the dryer. Great stuff and highly recommended.
This is the matching conditioner to the Shampoo that I have recently wrote about. If you have read my other review you will know that I had seen this for sale in Avon for ages before I ended up buying this. It is often on offer but even that wasn't enough to tempt me. This Conditioner is for dry and damaged Hair which I wouldn't say that I have either Hair type to be fair but my Hair does get dried every now and again for quickness and I straighten it a few times a week so I do feel that my Hair is a bit more Dry due to this and I thought that this would give it a little bit more moisture. You get this in a 200ml bottle. The bottle is nothing all that special and quite basic looking I think. It is just a simple looking bottle which is a cream colour and has a simple label on the front. The label looks alright with the Almond and Avocado on the front. This stands on it's end and that way you should get all of this out of the bottle. This is a flip top lid and even though it is a little stiff when you open this the first few times it does loosen off after a few uses. This Conditioner is quite thick and a little blob of this will cover a good enough area. Just apply this after you have washed your Hair (as normal), leave on for a couple of minutes and then rinse off. You can smell the scent of this as soon as you open the bottle and it is a nice Rich kind of scent. I would say that it is the Almond scent which is the main scent and that is a rich Nutty kind of scent. There is a bit of a lighter scent through this and I would assume that is the Avocado through this. It is nice enough smelling and a bit different smelling that the other more Fruity scented product that I tend to use. After this has been rinsed out you can still smell the scent slightly and the scent lingers on your Hair as well. After washing with the Matching Shampoo as well as this it seems to make my Hair nice and soft and I notice a softness to my Hair . I've only been using this a few times but I feel it is working well on my Hair. I tend to always stick to products that help with greasy Hair as that is the kind of hair that I have unfortunately but this seems to keep the Grease away a bit too as well as add a little shine. I also find that my Hair doesn't seem that Frizzy or static either. You can buy this in a 200ml bottle. The right price of this is £2 but being Avon it is often on offer and the most popular offer is £1. I'm sure i've seen this in the 750ml bottle but it could just be the Shampoo I am thinking of. A good product to help with Dry hair and I will buy this again.
I like the AVON Naturals range and regularly use their tea-tree and mint shampoo, however this doesn't have a matching conditioner so I use this one alongside it. All of the bottles look the same in the Naturals range, being 300ml and made of cream/ivory plastic (that can now be recycled by almost all local councils), the only difference is the labels and this conditioner has a khaki coloured label (see picture). The top of the bottle is actually the bottom (in other words it stand on it's lid). The flip cap is easy to open and the product is readily dispensed with a light squeeze of the bottle. The product itself is a dark peachy-pink colour and of normal consistency for a conditioner. It smells mainly of almonds, I can't smell any avocado in it. When applied it quickly detangles hair and leaves it feeling silky smooth after being washed out. My hair is very thick, so I probably use more than people with normal thickness of hair would, but even so the 300ml bottle lasts for a couple of months. It's also very cheap, usually being on offer in the AVON catalogue for around 99p (RRP is £2) and now you can even buy it in big 750ml bottles (RRP £5 but usually being sold for £1.99), but I've tried one of these and find them quite difficult to use in the shower because of their size. Anyway all in all a good budget conditioner from AVON (see their website to find a local representative or to order online).
**Product Price and Availability** Avon Naturals Almond Oil & Avocado Moisturising Shampoo is only available directly from Avon, either through your Representative or from www.avonshop.com. I paid 99p for my 250ml bottle as the product was in the sale, but the regular price is £2.00. **The Packaging** The shampoo is packaged in a cream coloured plastic bottle with an easy to use flip top lid. The lid is actually on the bottom of this bottle, so when stood next to the shampoo of the same range it looks upside down! The label on the front is of an olive green colour, with product description and a picture of almonds and avocados. The back of the packaging has the usual Avon peel away label with directions of use and product description in many languages and the list of ingredients. The Green Dot Symbol is shown, indicating that Avon are compliant with the Germany Packaging Ordinance. The bottle is also recyclable showing HDPE 2 symbol. Finally, a shelf life of 12 months after opening is indicated. **Using the Product** After applying, working in and thoroughly rinsing the shampoo I apply the conditioner. The conditioner is of a rich dark creamy peach colour and dispenses from the bottle with ease with a gentle squeeze. The product smells very strongly of almonds and almond oil, but little of avocado. A very pleasant fragrance. I work the conditioner into my hair, not directly to the roots, but about 2 inches from the scalp and right to the ends of my hair. I use a good dollop of this to get through my hair, about the size of three 50 pence pieces. Straight away I can feel this working as it detangles my hair. Once dried and styled my hair feels clean and tangle-free. **My Verdict** I would definitely use this product again and for just 99p I would say this is great value and I would recommend this to anyone with dry or damaged hair. My hair is coloured, and although is in good condition I always like to add moisture to it. The light fragrance lingers for a little while and this makes the whole experience very pleasant.