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I bought this Avon Naturals hair conditioning balm a while ago when it was on offer for around £1.25. It is currently on their website for £1.25 reduced from £2.50. The pot contains 250ml of product so I think this is an excellent offer.
I have used their Advance Techniques hair masks many times and I really like them so I thought it'd be good to try this conditioning balm from their Naturals range.
~ Packaging ~
It comes in a large beige coloured plastic tub with a screw off lid. The packaging is pretty plain, but I am more interested in what is inside.
~ In use ~
The conditioning balm itself is a peach colour and it is quite thick. You scoop it out of the tub with your fingers and when you do you leave finger marks in the balm, but it does slowly settle evenly in the tub.
The balm is thick and it has a lovely scent although it is rather subtle. It is a clean scent with a hint of almond.
I have never noticed the scent on my hair after I have used this conditioner though, but this doesn't bother me too much.
The conditioning balm has no 'directions' on the packaging or on the website so I just use it as a normal conditioner, spreading it evenly throughout my hair and then rinsing it out, but I tend to leave it on my hair for a few minutes before rinsing it off.
It leaves my hair feeling soft and a lot more manageable than it would have been without using a conditioner, but at the same time I don't think the conditioner is particularly better than any other on the market.
I would use this conditioning balm again as it is effective and I think of it as more of a luxurious product, coming in a pot rather than a bottle. (I know that's sad!)
A little goes a long way with this conditioning balm and I have been really impressed with how long the pot lasted. I have just finished my pot and it seems to have lasted me ages. I think it probably lasted about 4-6 weeks and I was using it every time I washed my hair, which I was impressed with.
~ Conclusion ~
I think this is a lovely hair treat although in reality it is probably no better or worse than any other conditioner. It feels thick and has a nice, but subtle scent and I was really impressed with how long the 250ml pot lasted. It leaves my hair feeling soft and a lot more manageable, but I do find this with most conditioners.
I did enjoy using this conditioner more than I do other conditioners and I would definitely buy it again.
I have been using this product for a while now as my hair is really dry. I have been colouring my hair for the last 14 years which hasn't helped and my hair is quite thick too. I am outside a lot with my horses so my hair tends to look like a birds nest most of the time.
I bought the product after seeing it on sale in the Avon catalogue for 99p. I believe it normally sells for £2. It comes in a 250ml creamy coloured pot with a label on the front and one on the back. The one on the front tells you what the roduct is. The one on the back tells you the ingredients and directions for use. It says that this conditioning balm helps hair to recover its natural shine, silkiness and resiliency. You are just told to apply it to damp or towle dried hair and do not rinse.
The balm itself is an orangy colour and it smells lovely. You do get a hint of the almond oil in the aroma. It is meant for dry or damaged hair so certainly for me. It is a bit runny and does make a mess if you try to take out too much at once. I have just past shoulder length hair and all I need to do is dip 2 finger tips in the pot and that is enough for my hair. If you use too much it leaves your hair hard and greasy looking. Now that I have worked out the right amount for me, my hair looks shiny and is soft and manageable after I use this product. I have been using it every other day for at least 2 months now and I am still not half way through the pot.
My Mother has very thick, wiry hair that can be very hard to handle. I noticed this Conditioning Balm as I was putting all my Avon orders through and decided to buy it for her to try. When purchased it was on offer for just 99p, which is a bargain for the 250ml pot. Even at full price £2 is a very good price for this product.
The product comes in a 2inch tall round Cream/ Beige coloured pot. The writing on the front explaining what it is, is in Black and Gold. Also on the front is the amount of ml concealed in the pot and a small image of Almonds and an Avocado. On the back of the pot you have a sticker with the instructions, which I found a little confusing at first as it says to peel back, which I did and only found languages I did not understand. I then realised I had to peel apart the strip I had already peeled back, when done I found what I was looking for. By the side of the GB letters I am told that this conditioning balm helps hair recover its natural shine, silkiness and resiliency. I was then a little disappointed to find the instructions consisted of 10 words only. They state that to use, I am to apply to damp or towel dried hair and do not rinse. There is nothing to tell you how much to use or how often to use it to get the best effects.
The balm is a pale shade of pink and smells very refreshing. A very small amount was used and massaged into damp hair. Unlike many other hair products I have tried this product did not leave my hands feeling sticky, in fact my hands felt like I had rubbed moisturiser into them, which was an added bonus as they too now smelt gorgeous. I then went on to blow-dry and straighten my hair. Even before straightening I could see the difference it had made to my dull straw like hair. The effect it had on my Mother's hair was amazing. Her hair which is very hard to tame was very soft to touch and so much easier to manage than normal. So much so that she uses it on a regular basis and where you only need to use a small amount the 250ml lasts for ages. 2 months into using it and there's still over ½ a pot left.
I would recommend this product to anyone who has dry, brittle & damaged hair. You will notice a change, even after the first use. And for £2 a pot your definitely getting a bargain.
I originally brought this product because i have naturally straw like hair, dry and frizzy, i use 4 anti frizz products each time i wash and style my hair not including shampoo and conditioner (which of course are anti frizz too), i think this balm is one of the better ones that i have tried, it is silky and smooth and left my hair feeling almost the same, the tub is good enough to last around 10 washes for my hair which is quite long as it seems to go a long way once on your hair.
simple to use and smells really nice, alomost good enough to eat, there are other products in the range for dry hair which i am going to try, i already have the hair conditioning spray which is very good too.
I would recommend this to anyone else who has dry or frizz prone hair, have already recommended it to my mum who feels it makes a difference too.
When it comes to my hair it's a little bit wild and difficult to control....much like me actually! I do however try out alot of different hair care products to try get my hair looking healthy and this offered recently in an Avon catalogue that popped through my door to visit at a pound looked like something I really should try out and investigate.
My hair can be rather dry and brittle and hard to control at times. I dye it black and I'm in the elements often as I like the outdoors rather alot and I find that my hair can lack softness but if I use anything too heavily moisturising, well it may be a great great treat for my mid section and dry/split ends but my prone to greasy roots won't just spit fat up in defiance but will pour out 2L of oil that resembles vegetable oil! lol. This is why as it was on offer I thought it was worth a go but no more than that to me (a pound that is lol)!
250ml round, off light green plastic tub with a large screw on/off lid to the top of it. On the front of the tub I'm told it is Avon 'Naturals' Conditioning Balm, Almond Oil & Avocado, For Dry Damaged Hair, the size is stated there's a small picture of almonds on there and there is some information in foreign languages on there too. On the back of the tub other information includes being told how to use the product and contact details for Avon are listed and again there's loads of information given in foreign languages. It's an ok tub and robust enough but no ingredients are listed or anything like that if your interested in that for any reason.
Me Using It:
Well all you do is apply this to damp hair. Personally I wash my hair thoroughly first and then comb my hair through. I then take about the size of a 10p coin of this conditioning balm into my hands and away I go with it.
It is a light sort of beigy/pinkish colour, glossy and a bit gloopy really. On the fingers it feels like a gentle conditioner and fragrance wise it has a unisex sort of nutty aroma to it which is fresh and clean and not one bit in your face or anything like that. I then distribute it through my hair which it does evenly and as I apply it through my hair with my fingers I can feel the softness that this gives to my hair. Then to make sure it's evenly distributed I then once again comb/brush through my hair and then style as usual.
If I only want soft and clean hair I will on a low heat with my hairdryer simply blow dry it or of course you can let you hair dry naturally if preferred. If I want to go out however I do personally need to style my hair and if I want to of course I can use other styling products in conjunction with this I'd just say stay away from any further products that offers conditioning or wax type products though!
I find this to be really great product. Not only is it really easy to use I find that it not only gives my hair a little all over conditioning but that it's also rather clever and seems to know where my hair needs moisturising and where it doesn't.
You do have to be careful of course how much of this you use and for me I think less of this is more!
I like the softness this gives to my hair without weighing it down and actually after using this my hair appears more defined, less frizzy and more naturally bouncy and although usually I will straighten my hair with my ghds I don't have to with this as I can wear my hair naturally curly as it isn't one bit messy if I want to.
Not only does my hair feel in great condition, it smells it too and appears a little more naturally shiny.
Usually costing £2.00 a tub this offers a bit of extra conditioning to the hair and as you only need so very little of it, it works out really economical and is a nice every day sort of product to help your hair stay in tip top health!