Product Type: Boots hair care products
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I'm (coco)nuts about it!
Boots Coconut & Almond Leave-in Conditioner
Member Name: MrsD76
Boots Coconut & Almond Leave-in Conditioner
Advantages: Works well, good price and a lovely scent
Disadvantages: Can feel a tiny bit sticky
Tame those frizzies!
I tend to use hair spray inbetween washes, or before going out in the evenings, to tame my frizzies and give my hair a bit of a boost (and make it smell nice!). I have tried all sorts of different products - some good, some bad - but have no brand loyalty at all so I'm always trying out different products - often using whatever catches my eye or is on offer!
One thing I do like is a pump action spray rather than the more traditional aerosol spray. I like to have a little bit of moisture added to my hair to help smooth my locks, and I often find aerosol sprays leave my hair feeling dry and sticky.
So what attracted me to this spray, which is part of the Boots Ingredients range? Well I do like coconut scented products so that was the first tick! This is also a leave-in conditioner rather than a simple spray, and it promises to "moisturise and smooth, leaving hair soft and tangle-free" which I thought sounded an added bonus. And of course there was the price! Coming in at a mere £1.32 for 150ml, it would have been rude not to give this one a try.
And reflecting this cheap price is the packaging, which is very basic but completely inoffensive. It is actually different to the image added by dooyoo above, as this shows the old packaging. Slightly revamped, this is now in a more cylindrical bottle with a plainer label. It's just a simple, upright bottle with a pump spray at the top. The bottle is see-through so you can see the slightly milky coloured liquid inside, and then there is a simple label with a picture of a coconut and an almond.
The bottle advises that you spray this onto towel dried hair but, as I like to be contrary, I usually use this on my hair when it's dry. Pressing down the spray, it delivers a simple squirt of fine mist to your hair, and you have to press it again for another squirt. I find two or three goes is enough to add the very fine layer of moisture to my hair that I am after for me to smooth down the surface a little. I can then also add another squirt or two to the rest of my hair to tame it a little and add some fragrance. And, for coconut lovers, this is a really nice scent and I think this is a good spray for summer locks! I think the coconut scent is stronger than the almond, but it isn't too overpowering or sickly - to me it is just right. Of course if you aren't a coconut fan then avoid this but I think it's a lovely scent. And if you really like it, there is a matching shampoo and conditioner in the range, coming in at less than £1 each!
In terms of the spray itself, is definitely tames the little layer of frizz I can sometimes get crowning my head like an ugly halo! It delivers the right level of moisture to do this, although I do think it is a little sticky, and I am not sure it would be very good for quite fine hair as it may be a little too heavy. For my hair it is just about right - I guess I would prefer it to be slightly less sticky, but for the price it is something I can live with. I also feel the affects of this spray last a long time, although I would certainly want to reapply this at least once during the day.
I have also used this on wet hair, which is what the spray is designed for after all. When I do this I use a lot more of the spray, and I find that it does make hair feel lovely and soft when it's dry, and that lovely coconut scent lingers too. And once my hair is dry there is none of the stickiness I experience when using the product directly on dry hair.
Overall, for the price, I do think this is a great product and it is one I will be buying again. And, if you are not a fan of coconut, Boots does a honey and jojoba version of this spray which I have also used (but isn't on their website so I can't review it!) and I would recommend that version too - it is definitely honey scented so good if you are a fan!
Summary: I'll be buying this again - it's lovely