“ Brand: Boots / Type: Conditioner „
Just recently I found myself running out of shampoo and conditioner. I bought the shampoo that matches this ages ago and liked it so I rebought that plus this conditioner which cost me about £1.29 which I thought was a decent price.
This comes in a see through plastic bottle that has a flip top lid to the top of it and around it there is a white label and on that there is a picture of a coconut and an almond and then we are are clearly told that it is Boots 'Ingredients' Coconut & Almond Conditioner 'Normal to dry hair' and then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, directions for use are given, ingredients and warnings are stated, the size is stated which in this case is 300ml, we are told that from once opened to use it up within 24 months and contact details for the manufacturer (Boots) are given. Nice enough, simple, easy to open and use and informative bottle this is.
First off wash your hair and make sure that its thoroughly rinsed and then with this all you do is use a blob of the thickish white liquid that has a really nice fragrance to it of coconuts more than anything else which is quite a natural fragrance through wet/damp hair. I find that I don't need very much of this per application and it goes on not feeling greasy or anything else adverse and I leave it on my hair, if in a hurry for a minute or so, if I have more time around 10 minutes whilst relaxing in my bath and then when I'm done it rinses out quickly and simply and with very little effort required.
This leaves my hair beautifully fragranced for hours and hours and leaves my hair soft and silky feeling too. My hair has a nice, healthy sheen to it and my hair feels and looks stronger and all in all for an economy conditioner I really like this for everyday sort of use, more than anything I love the fragrance of it that lingers so well on my hair for hours and hours and that it makes my hair feel really smooth!
A great buy, recommended from me, only available from Boots stores.
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A few days ago I wrote a review on Boots coconut and almond shampoo, which I rather liked and suited my hair. I had forgotten about Boots coconut and almond range until a month or so ago when I red a review on Dooyoo about it. I used to use this a lot when I was a student as it was cheap and I love the smell, so when I saw it in Boots about a month ago I purchased both a shampoo and conditioner.
The conditioner comes in a clear 300ml bulbous bottle with a good flip top which is easy to open and dispense the shampoo from. The conditioner is a think which liquid, rather like thick coconut milk, so it doesn't run out between your fingers when you squeeze it out - it needs to be squeezed out the bottle due to the thickness of the liquid. The smell is delicious, just of coconut, you can't smell any almond and smells very natural, not like some coconut products which are very artificial smelling.
I find the shampoo left my hair feeling really clean and for around £1.25 a bottle I would recommend it. The conditioner however, I have had less success with a need to use quite a lot to get my hair de-tangled. I'm sure when I bought it before it worked better, perhaps they changed they ingredients, or perhaps my hair has changed over time. My hair does smell lovely after using both these products together and I find I can smell the coconut on my hair all day, which is nice and makes me feel really clean.
I think I will give this conditioner a miss in the future. As I have long curly hair I need a conditioner which instantly detangles my hair on application in the shower otherwise it is very difficult and painful to get the tangles out with a comb. Somehow my hair didn't feel soft after using, despite me using quite a lot of conditioner, two applications sometimes to try and get my hair more conditioned. There is an intensive conditioning mask which I would like to try out, and I do like the shampoo, so perhaps the intense mask may suit my hair better? That can be for another review!
For £1.25 I guess you get what you pay for - shampoo recommended, conditioner is so so but I wouldn't buy it at full price again, only if it is on offer.
Product: Boots Ingredients Coconut and Almond Conditioner
I'm saving for my wedding and a house at the moment so I want to save as many pennies as I possibly can (or in this case pounds) therefore I decided to make a start by buying a cheaper brand of Shampoo & Conditioner to what I normally purchase.
Whilst browsing in my local Boots store I came across the Boots Coconut and Almond Conditioner, what attracted me first was the price, just £1.29 for a 300ml bottle, bargain.
The Boots Ingredients Coconut and Almond Conditioner come simply packaged in a see through bottle with a frosted lid. The lid is a flip lid making it extremely easy to open. The bottle as a label on the front with a picture of a Coconut and Almond with also the Boots logo and the products name and description printed on it. All other relevant information about the product is printed on the label at the back of the bottle. The label clearly states that the Conditioner is for Normal/Dry hair.
The Conditioner dispenses from the bottle easily and is of liquid texture, not too thin and not too thick in consistency. The conditioner smells absolutely delicious, you get a strong whiff of Coconut with just a tiny hint of Almond. I have long thick hair and I use just a little more than a 50p piece size dollop of Conditioner.
The Conditioner applies to my hair really well, I simply smooth the conditioner on from root to tip, leave it for a minute or so and then I rinse thoroughly.
Afterwards my hair feels super soft and shiny, my hair is easier to comb and is definitely more manageable after using the Conditioner.
Overall I'm extremely happy with my new hair care finds and will definitely continue to keep on using these in the future.
Dooyoo Stars Rating: A well deserved 5/5.
I usually really like Boots own ranges as I think they offer good quality at affordable prices but this one is definitely not for me.
This conditioner comes in a cylindrical clear plastic bottle with a frosted plastic flip lid and small application hole. The bottle shape is fairly standard in design and shape but it is pretty functional. For a cheap conditioner I'm not expecting cutting edge design, I just want something simple to use. I like that the plastic of the bottle is quite thin which makes it easy to squeeze though I do find that when you get towards the end of the bottle this becomes harder. The application hole is a really good size because it allows you to take as much or as little as you want, without becoming frustrating because it is too small.
The bottle definitely made me think the contents would be that same quality at a low price that you usually get from Boots, but sadly I was mistaken. The conditioner is not especially thin or thick but just has a fairly standard texture to it. It doesn't feel especially cream or rich which is quite disappointing considering the ingredients. It does at okay job at conditioning my hair, I find it makes my hair shiny ad soft initially but within a few hours it feels a little dry and loses the shine. I love the feel I get from most conditioners and though I get that initially with this product the fact that it doesn't last any time really puts me off. As a result I don't think it gets especially greasy but because my hair no longer feels soft I always end up washing it the following day to achieve the shin and softness I want.
I'm also not a huge fan of the smell. I don't love coconutty or nutty smells anyway and almond is probably my least favourite of nuts anyway. That said, I've had other coconut conditioners which I've loved - this one just has a sweet and slightly synthetic smell to it which I don't like. Fortunately the almond doesn't actually come across all that much, which is lucky for me though if you liked almond it might be disappointing.
The conditioner costs £1.29 for 300ml which is not a bad price compared to other products on the market. If this was better quality and better for my hair then I'd definitely overlook the smell and buy it again. Sadly it just doesn't uphold the quality I expect from this range and as such I won't be buying it again.
Not the best, not the worst either I suppose.
I recently bought both the shampoo and conditioner in this particular variety which are from the 'Ingredients' range of Boots own brand products. They are 300ml bottles which each cost £1.29. The shampoo and conditioner have the same photo on the front of a slice of coconut and an almond to illustrate the simple ingredients within.
The bottle is round and straight sided with a flip top lid and to dispense the conditioner you need to squeeze it out, it does not run out too freely which makes it easy to only get the small amount you need. The conditioner itself is a whitish colour liquid, almost opaque (but not as opaque as the matching shampoo) and quite a sticky thick consistency.
The conditioner smells strongly of coconuts and like with the matching shampoo I can find no trace of the alleged almond element - though this is not necessarily a bad thing because I actually really like the scent of coconuts and I love the fact that using there two products together means that my hair retains a coconut scent after drying and styling.
In use, this conditioner feels nice as I run it through my hair and I always leave it on for at least 3 or 4 minutes to get a fuller effect. It is fairly easy to rinse out this conditioner and my hair, even when still wet, feels noticeably smoother and better conditioned once I have used it.
I would say this is a good basic conditioner, it does not make my hair overly shiny or intensely sleek but it does leave it feeling soft and conditioned and to be honest, from a product in this price range I am more than happy with that.
This is a great product for occasional use, in my opinion and I think it represents great value too.
I generally tend to buy cheap conditioners as my hair on the whole is quite healthy. I have greasy roots but the ends do tend to get a little dry and my hair gets a little frizzy if I don't use conditioner, but I find that cheap conditioners work just as well as the more expensive ones for me. That's why when I saw this conditioner in boots a few months ago, I didn't hesitate to pick it up (also because I love coconut products!).
What Boots says.
With extracts of coconut and almond, Boots Ingredients Coconut & Almond Conditioner is specially formulated to moisturise and smooth for soft, shiny and tangle free hair.
Directions For Use:
Smooth conditioner through wet hair and rinse. For best results use with Boots Ingredients Coconut & Almond Shampoo.
The conditioner comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid. The lid is easy to flip open even with wet hands. I don't find it hard to get the conditioner out of the bottle even when there isn't much left as you just have to flip it over and give it a shake to move the conditioner to the lid-end of the bottle. I sometimes store it upside down to make is even easier to get the conditioner out.
This conditioner is basically meant for normal to dry hair. It has a subtle coconut scent which doesn't smell artificial at all. It does fill the shower when I am using it and the delicate coconut scent lingers on my hair. I can't smell the almonds in this at all. The conditioner is white and of a good consistency-it is not so thick that it is hard to get out of the bottle, nor is it so runny that it slips through my fingers. I just need a small amount to cover the ends of my mid-length hair. I leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse. It is easily rinsed from my hair and doesn't make my hair feel heavy. It has an immediate de-tangling effect and makes my hair feel smoother even before it is dry. Once my hair is dry, it feels soft, smooth and knot-free. It doesn't look very shiny or glossy, but that is the only let-down.
Price and Availability
The 300 ml bottle costs a mere £1.29, which I believe represents excellent value, but you can sometimes find it on offer, which is even better. I will mostly definitely be stocking up on it the next time I find it on offer. As the name suggests, this is a Boots product, so it is only available at Boots, instore and online.
I honestly can't see much of a difference between the way this conditioner and other expensive ones perform. It leaves my hair just as soft and smooth, if not softer, than pricier conditioners I have used in the past. It doesn't really make my hair shiny, but at £1.29 for a 300 ml bottle, I am willing to overlook this one flaw. On the whole, this is a great conditioner and one that I will be using regularly.
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I'm currently using the Boots Ingredients Coconut and Almond range of hair care products. I'm not brand loyal when it comes to shampoos and conditioners, I'm happy to use whichever products happen to be on offer or seem to be the best value.
The Boots Coconut and Almond Conditioner costs just £1.29, and it comes in a 300ml bottle. The conditioner itself it quite a liquid conditioner, and it's opaque white in colour. It states that it's for normal to dry hair, my hair is probably normal and maybe just a little on the dry side so this seems perfect for me.
This is formulated with extracts of coconut and almond, and you can definitely smell the coconut in this. It's quite an intense coconut smell, both in the bottle and when you are using it in the shower, I also find that the coconut fragrance lingers in my hair for the rest of the day as well. The lingering coconut fragrance isn't too overpowering in my hair, but it's just subtle enough to be noticeable if I've wafted my hair. The fragrance of this conditioner reminds me of summer, sun tan lotion and summer holidays, it's quite a sweet fragrance, but it's not too sickly sweet. I can't smell the almond in this at all, the coconut is literally the only thing that I can smell.
As with most conditioners the directions for use are simple; smooth conditioner through wet hair and rinse, for best results use with Boots Ingredients Coconut & Almond Shampoo. I do use this along with the matching coconut and almond shampoo. I'm alternating this conditioner and the coconut and almond intensive hair mask, as I always get through two bottles of conditioner to every one bottle of shampoo.
I find that this conditioner is a little bit fiddly to apply to my longish hair in the shower as it is quite a liquid conditioner, I normally prefer a thicker conditioner as it seems to 'stick' to my hair a bit more and therefore is easier to apply. This conditioner doesn't advise leaving on your hair for any length of time but I do leave it on my hair whilst I have a wash, and then I rinse it off whilst I rinse my shower gel off. Admittedly most of it has kind of slid out of my hair by this point though! It rinses out well though and it leaves my hair feeling squeaky clean in the shower.
Once I get out of the shower my hair is easy enough to comb through after using this conditioner, I still have the odd tangle, but nothing too major. Once my hair is dry it definitely feels and looks very healthy and clean, and is lovely and soft and shiny after using this conditioner. I also find my hair to be just as easy to style after using this conditioner.
Overall I'm fairly happy with this for the low price, I think that like most conditioners it works best with the matching products, and I would probably buy this again. I'm hesitating slightly due to the fairly liquid consistency of the conditioner, as for me it wasn't the easiest conditioner to use, but on balance I probably would actually buy this again.
Having recently bought some Trichomania coconut shampoo from Lush, I was looking around for some coconut conditioner to use with it. Conditioner is an absolute essential for me as my hair is quite dry, but I wasn't keen on the Coolaulin coconut conditioner from Lush that I'd previously tried. I spotted this coconut and almond conditioner on the shelves at Boots, and at only 91p for a 300ml bottle I thought it was an absolute bargain.
The conditioner comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip-top lid for ease of use. For the environmentally conscious amongst you, the bottle is made with recycled materials and recycling instructions are also given. Inside, the conditioner is off-white in colour and it is easy to see how much you have left. Made with extracts of coconut and almond, it is described as being suitable for normal to dry hair and is designed to moisturise and smooth for soft, shiny and tangle-free hair.
The conditioner is straightforward to use - just apply to previously shampooed hair and rinse. It's fairly easy to get it out of the bottle, though you do have to shake it a little bit as it is fairly thick. I apply a large 50p-sized piece to the middle and ends of my hair, leaving the roots. I leave it for a minute or two before rinsing.
The conditioner has a pleasant, fresh coconut scent with a hint of almonds. However the scent doesn't really last on my hair. I'm not really sure about the conditioning properties of this product. My hair seems prone to tangling even after use - this could be the fault of the shampoo rather than the conditioner, but even so I would have hoped the conditioner would sort out the problem. My hair feels soft but it still looks dry and doesn't feel intensively moisturised. This continued for as long as I was using this conditioner - it lasted about a month. Not bad for 91p I guess!
I have to say that I probably wouldn't buy it again. The bottle states that it is suitable for normal to dry hair, but it didn't do my dry hair too much good. However, it might be worth trying if you have normal hair, as it is incredibly cheap.
I've used lots of different shampoos and conditioners over the years ranging from the very cheap to the slightly expensive. I saw this conditioner and matching in my local Boots when it was on offer and as I was trying to save money, I thought I'd try it. I generally ty to use matching shampoos and conditioners and so I always use this conditioner with the matching shampoo (see my review of this).
The Boots Ingredients Coconut and Almond Conditioner is specifically designed for normal to dry hair. As I tend to count my hair as normal, I thought this would be the one to get. It comes in a 300ml clear plastic bottle with a label with the name of the product and a picture of an open coconut resting on an almond. The back of the label contains information about how to use it and all the ingredients as well. It also tells us that the bottle is made from recycled material and can be recycled again. The lid can be flipped open or completely unscrewed if necessary.
---Using the product:
The flip lid makes the product easy to use as it is easy to open whilst in the shower. The conditioner is a white slightly thick liquid which easily comes of the bottle when it is full, but is a bit harder to get out as you use the bottle more. It is not easy to squeeze the bottle and I find it is better to store it upside down so you don't have to try to shake it whilst in the shower. After using the shampoo, I put this on my hair and can instantly feel the hair smoothing out. Any extra tangles can be removed by running your fingers through the hair. I generally leave it for a minute or so before rinsing it out. It rinses out easily and I find that it leaves my hair a lot softer and the overall effect is of extra moisture. My hair also smells faintly of coconut which my husband is not overly keen on but I don't notice it now after using it for about 6 months! The package does state that it is supposed to leave hair shiny and smooth and whilst my hair does feel smooth and untangled, I haven't noticed it to be any shinier.
Since using this conditioner in conjunction with the shampoo I find that my hair is in very good condition. My hair is easy to mange and the effect lasts for several days before I need to wash it again. I can't speak for how this acts on it's own or with a different shampoo, but for that which it is designed with, I'd say it was worth a try. I would definitely recommend this shampoo and at 91p per bottle, you can't go very wrong.
I bought this product as I used a matching product- Boots Leave in conditioner in Coconut and Almond. I liked the subtle scent of it. It was a bargain at £1.29 for 300ml (plus Boots points) so I thought I couldn't go wrong with giving it a try.
The conditioner comes in a clear plastic bottle with a screw top lid. If you turn the bottle upside down and give the conditioner a bang it is easy to get out! The conditioner itself is white in appearance, a silky creamy colour.
The conditioner smells softly of coconut. Like the leave in conditioner I like it as the smell is very subtle and discreet, its not like everyone you walk past wonders where the over powering coconut smell is coming from. It's just when people get nearer they will notice how nice you smell.
When I washed my hair I massaged a dollop of the conditioner into my ends and left it to soak for two minutes before washing it off. Even in the shower it smelt lovely. It was fairly easy to remove, without accidentally leaving some in, leading to greasy hair.
The conditioner made my hair so much softer. It made it more moisturised and easier to blow dry as the weight of the conditioner weighed down stray hairs and kept them in place. I also used it before leaving my hair to dry naturally, and it gave my hair a really silky texture.
The only downside with this conditioner is that I normally use conditioners especially for blonde hair to make the colour glisten, and I did miss that in this conditioner, but it did make up for it in softness and moisture!
Now having very recently found a way of cleaning my hair that doesn't involve shampoo or conditioner or chemicals (neem soap from onevillage.com), it seems a bit strange to be reviewing a regular conditioner, but when my neem ran out (well the last bit disintegrated and was useless for hair washing coz I'd have never got all the bits out) and my new order hadn't arrived, I had to revert to using whatever was to hand in the bathroom.
Boots Coconut & Almond Oil conditioner for dry hair was on the shelf, within reach, and having nabbed some of hubby's horribly chemical smelling shampoo first, I used it for two reasons. Firstly, having long hair that tangles easily I figured if I was going back to regular shampoo I'd need it or I'd just have a giant knot to deal with, and secondly I wanted to be left with a nicer smell.
A simple bottle with a simple flip lid and a hole to pour the conditioner out of - who needs more! Conditioner is whitish in colour - bit like coconut really! This does smell nice - both in the bottle and surprisingly on the hair when wet and later after it was dry too. I doubt I'd have known it had almond oil in it though if I'd not read the bottle as it does smell predominantly of coconut. It's not overpowering, but not a bad scent to smell of for a while.
I didn't use much and I only use it on the length of my hair not on the scalp (well that bit doesn't need it so why waste conditioner!). It is quite thick as it comes out, so you can smooth it on fairly easily, and its nice and slippy so a little goes a long way too.
I did find I needed to rinse my hair fairly thoroughly to get the residue off after, even though I'd only used a very little. It also left my hair feeling very smooth and sleek while wet which I'm certainly not used to (neem soap isn't like regular shampoo or conditioner to use, and feels quite different). When I'd towel dried my hair and then left it to dry naturally, it did look and feel quite soft and smooth and I have to say it's not bad as conditioner goes as my hair was less fly away than normal, and the brush went through without finding more than a couple of small knots and those vanished with ease.
I don't think it's something that I'll start using on a regular basis, not because I didn't like it, but because of all the chemicals that are in it. I mean, what is Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, or Cetrimonium cloride, or Phenoxyethanol come to that - and that's only 3 of those listed! My neem soap is totally natural, while this and the shampoo I used are just so chock full of chemicals that I feel almost unclean knowing I've used them these days. One thing I can say for its green credentials, it does say on the back of the bottle that they use recycled materials in the packaging, and it is in a plastic bottle that's recyclable.
I don't know what this cost - I didn't buy it hubby did - but by the looks of the website where I can now only find the shampoo (why IS the boots website so confusing?), it's quite a cheap product - the shampoo retails for just £1.29 for the same size bottle (300ml).
Overall it's good - for a regular chemical style conditioner. It's just that I don't want to be using all those chemicals on my skin and hair any more.
I not really brand loyal when it comes to shampoos and conditioners, I have brands that I like of differing prices and for the more expensive ones I try and buy them when they are on offer. If there is no offer on I'll have a look and see what I think will be suitable for the best price.
When I was in Boots a couple of months ago looking for Christmas presents, I remembered I needed conditioner so took a look at what was available. I was pleased when I noticed that the Boots Ingredients range was on special offer for £1.
There were a few options to choose from, but I picked the Coconut and Almond conditioner. It stated that it was suitable for normal to dry hair, which is pretty much my hair type to a T. Okay so I may have been swayed by the fact that it was coconut and I absolutely love anything coconut, but this was only a little factor in the decision... honestly.
The conditioner comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip type lid. The label is quite plain but does have a photo of a split coconut showing the flesh and an almond on it. Although it is quite a "value" product I don't think this is reflected on the packaging in my opinion.
When it came to using the conditioner I found the flip top lid easy to open even with wet hands from being in the shower. The conditioner is a nice consistency where it isn't too runny that it pours out of the bottle but isn't too thick that you struggle to get any out at all. The scent of coconut is present but I found it quite subtle and not overpowering, I can't really detect any of the almond in the fragrance though.
A generous sized splodge is enough to cover the ends of my mid length hair. I tend to leave comb it through the ends and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing out. It does take quite a bit of rinsing to get it all out, that possibly reflects on how much I'm using rather than the product it's self. My hair is easy to brush afterwards with no tangles or knots.
Once I have dried my hair it feels soft and smooth. It has a nice shine to it and isn't as fly away as it can be when I have used other conditioners.
One criticism I have is that near the end of the bottle it's difficult to use it all up as it gets stuck in the top of the bottle and you can't squeeze it out. I unscrewed the cap and scraped as much as I could out with my finger but there was still some left which I couldn't get at.
It's currently still on offer and I have bought another bottle because I was impressed with the results for the price. When it goes back to full price I will probably continue to buy it as I feel that it would still be good value at £1.29 for 300ml.
Just wanted to add that the bottle is made of recycled materials & is fully recyclable too.
Thanks for reading.