“ Brand: Boots / Type: Conditioner / Hair type: damaged hair / What it does: Protects, „
As you will probably tell from my previous reviews I use alot of haircare products as Im always trying to keep my hair in good condition, it's highlighted and thick and frizzy so Im always looking for good conditioners and I like to mix things up, call me crazy if you like!
I have to say, generally, and you will see this from my reviews, the more expensive conditioners tend to be better for my hair, personally (with the exception of L'Oreal) but, Im not made of money so I look for cheaper alternatives to use in with the more expensive products.
I style my hair alot and I thought a conditioner like this one would help keep it from breaking and getting split ends and, as I said, not break the bank at the same time. At only £2.49 from Boots, its a reasonable price and the last time I went in it was 2 for 1 so I bought a shampoo and conditioner for £2.49, not bad I thought. Unfortunately I was wrong, this is a rubbish conditioner!
You apply it to your hair in the shower and leave it on for 2-3 minutes then wash it out as you would do a normal conditioner. It is supposed to rehydrate hair and protect it from heat styling. It smells ok, a sort of creamy smell, which isn't horrible but could be nicer.
The first time I used this product I was very disappointed, but I thought I would try it a few more times as sometimes products need a few tries before you notice a difference. Well, I've used it a fair few times now and Im still not seeing any difference.
My hair feels fine after Ive used it, how it would feel if I'd just used a shampoo and not bothered with a conditioner, so it doesn't make my hair worse, it just doesn't do what it claims! It may well protect my hair from heat damage, I don't know but it definitely does not feel hydrated and other conditioners make it soft and shiny and this, rightly or wrongly, makes me more inclined to believe they're protecting my hair (the ghd conditioner for example). My hair smells ok after I've used it but the smell is faint and tends to disappear after it's been styled.
Its not expensive at £2.49 but it's not massively cheap either and pantene and L'oreal do much better conditioners as similar prices, I recommend trying these instead!
I like to give my hair an intensive treatment once a week to keep it healthy and looking good. The latest one I have tried is Boots Expert heat protection intensive conditioner.
~About the product~
This product is for hair which endures a lot of styling with heated appliances. I use straighteners on my hair around four times a week, and occasionally curl it with tongs too, so my hair definitely falls into this category.
This product claims to give dry, damaged hair an intensive moisture boost as well as detangling and conditioning. It contains Pro-vitamin B5 and a UV filter to protect your hair from sun damage as well as 'unique antioxidents' to protect against further damage.
This comes in a white tube with the product name written in orange at the top and a picture of a woman with incredibly smooth shiny hair. The tube has a flip top cap for easy opening, and tells you about the product and instructions for use on the back.
The conditioner is white in colour and fairly thick in consistency. It has a nice smell, quite a fresh and feminine scent. You simply smooth this treatment through wet hair and then leave for 3-5 minutes before rinsing.
As I washed it out of my hair I could tell that it had detangled it, and it felt smooth. I usually use my hair to dry naturally, rather than using a hair dryer and causing even more damage to it! I have used this about four times now, and always found the same result. My hair feels soft to the touch, but is always quite frizzy. This can be sorted out with some serum and straighteners, but having to use a heated appliance to sort out a problem caused by something that is supposed to be reversing the problems caused by heated appliances doesn't really make a lot of sense!
There are a lot of products on the market at the moment which claim to protect the hair against heated appliances but I find it very difficult to make a judgement on whether or not they actually work, as my hair looks neither better or worse than it did before I started using this!
This costs £2.49 for a 150ml bottle from Boots.
I will continue to use the rest of this as I don't like wastage, but I don't think I will buy it again. It did leave my hair feeling soft and conditioned, but it also left a lot of frizz which I wasn't too happy about.
Give dry and damaged hair an intensive moisture boost as you detangle and condition