“ Brand: Avon / Subcategory: Treatment / Type: Hair Treatment „
As many people will know who have read my previous reviews I'm an Avon representative so I tend to buy a lot of different Avon products to try. I recently spotted the new apricot and shea leave in treatment on offer for any 5 products on the page for £5, I decided to give it a try as I wanted a few other products on the page anyway. The usual price of this product is £2.50. I have very long thick hair which gets greasy at the roots but is dry and damaged on the ends.
The product comes in a white and peach coloured tube with a flip cap at the bottom. It states on the tube its 125ml and needs to be used within 12 months of opening. It says that its infused with apricot and shea butter & helps to strengthen hair against breakage & it leaves hair feeling nourished and moisturised.
I've noticed with quite a few Avon products that the flip top caps can be quite difficult to open and I find this product the same. As soon as you open the top you can smell a really strong scent of apricot which I really like. After washing and towel drying my hair I squeezed a small amount to my hand and applied to the mid-length and ends of my hair. The product was white and had quite a thick consistency but not too thick, it spread through my hair evenly and didn't feel too heavy. You could smell the product strongly on my hair.
I blow dried and straightened my hair as usual to find not much difference. My hair was slightly softer but not much but thankfully its hadn't made my hair greasy like many lave in treatments do. You could still smell the apricot and I could still slightly smell it the following day too. The advantages to this product were the price, the scent of the product, it left my hair slightly softer and as you only need a small amount the tube lasts ages. The disadvantages were that it didn't give my hair the results I expected and the cap was difficult to open. Overall I wouldn't recommend this product as I don't think it had enough effect to my hair.
While browsing the Avon catalogue I came across this hair treatment as part of a 5 products for £5 offer. At £1 for the tube I decided to give it a try. I have dry hair that is often frizzy and this was described as being suitable for dry and damaged hair. I'm always on the lookout for anything that can make my hair more controllable and this seemed promising. Its usual retail is £2.50 for a 125 ml tube, but as always with Avon it is often on sale for a lower price. It promises to strengthen hair against breakage and to leave dry, damaged hair nourished and moisturised. The hair treatment comes in a 125 ml squeeze tube and is very easy to use.
Simply open the lid and give the tube a small squeeze for the product to dispense. Run a small amount of the treatment through towel dried hair and then style as usual. I followed the instructions and slowly added the treatment to my hair and found it easy enough to apply. When you squeeze the tube only a small amount comes out at a time as the hole is tiny and the consistency very thick, but this just stops it from being messy to apply. It is thick in consistency, so I found it really needs to be worked in to hair for it to even itself out. The treatment is very like a cream. This takes slightly longer to apply than other hair treatments I have used, but it still only takes a few minutes.
As soon as you open the tube the scent is noticeable. There is definitely a sweet, fruity smell that is apparent but not over bearing. The scent also lingers in the hair after it has been styled and dried. While it is not as noticeable as when you are applying it is still very noticeable. It smells nice and lasts for a good few hours after you have applied it. My problem is my hair felt no different than it had after I had washed it. There was no residue or trace of the treatment on my hair, but then it seemed to have no effect anyway.
I usually let my hair dry naturally as much as possible, but I do use hair straightners regularly. I thought maybe once it was styled there may be some difference but I was wrong. Results wise my hair just looked average. There was no noticeable difference at all. It may have been a bit softer, but not enough for me to really notice. There was no difference in appearance either; it just looked the same as it always does before I have added anything to it. I decided not to give up after the first try, as it could just be it takes a few treatments to begin to work.
The second time I decided I was going to try adding more. As the consistency is so thick, I was worried about applying too much the first time, so I could have just added too little. So this time I used two large blobs and again ran my fingers through my hair until it was evenly spread. I waited for it to dry and styled my hair. On using more of the cream, I found my hair did feel a little softer and slightly more manageable, but again nothing amazing. Throughout the day my hair often gets very frizzy and that is one of the main reasons I like using treatments on my hair. I found my hair was a little better in this department, but then towards the end of the day my hair looks greasy. I usually leave my hair every other day between washes, as otherwise it becomes too dry, so it is unusual for it to need washed so quickly.
I would not recommend this treatment as I just found it made no difference to my hair at all. My hair looked the same as it does without me using any serum or treatment at all. There was no difference in the ease to style my hair, and other than leaving my hair smelling nice it had no effect. Towards the end of the day my hair also felt greasier than it normally would. The tube lasts very well, and despite me using it a number of times there is still three quarters of the tube left. At £1 it is cheap enough for you could give it a go to see if it suits your hair better, but for my dry and damaged hair it had no affect at all. If you are going to try it I would suggest waiting until it is on offer as even at £2.50 I think it is too much.