“ Brand: Boots / Type: Conditioner „
Having recently bought quite a few toiletries from Boots (after cashing in some vouchers on a survey site) I have been steadily working my way through them. Though I bought some pampering products for myself I also bought some practical items like the Boots Ingredients Shampoo and matching Conditioner which at under £1 seemed ideal for the whole family to use.
As I have recently reviewed the shampoo here are my thoughts on the conditioner - 'Boots Ingredients Honey & Jojoba Conditioner' ..
Price, packaging and availability~~
As with the other 'Ingredients' range this comes housed in an identical designed bottle and matches the shampoo perfectly. The packaging is in the form of an upright standing, transparent bottle with a flip top lid. It is a reasonable sized 300ml bottle, and as it's made of plastic it is fully recyclable according to the label around the centre. Cost wise this is fantastic value at just £0.91 and as it is a Boots own brand it is available from their stores or online.
The appearance of the product~~
The conditioner itself is clearly visible to see through the bottle and is a warm honey colour. It has an iridescent matte effect and has a slightly deeper yellow tinge than the shampoo. The consistency whilst still in the bottle appears to be very thick and creamy which is impressive so far given the ridiculously low price tag that comes attached to this.
On pouring from the bottle it is clear to see that the conditioner is just as thick as it doesn't so much pour from the bottle rather 'blobs' out in dollops!
The fragrance itself is very strong and the honey is very evident so I just hoped it would work effectively when used on my hair as up to press my first impressions were that of positive ones..
My experience of using this~~
I have used this not only in conjunction with the matching shampoo but also with different branded shampoos and my experience is as follows:
Having shaken the bottle quite vigorously (as I thought perhaps this would help the conditioner to ease out of the bottle - but it didn't) I proceeded to squeeze a small amount into the palm of my hands. I applied this small amount which was around the size of a 10p firstly to my freshly washed hair and smoothed all over. I found this amount seemed to 'absorb' into the hair shafts far too quickly so I applied a second helping of equally the same sized 'blob' and once again smoothed over my hair paying more attention to the ends. Once I had done this I gently combed through to help make sure the conditioner was evenly distributed and to hopefully intensify the product.
I found that when applying this conditioner it looked far more thicker in the bottle and indeed in the palm of my hand but once smoothed onto the hair it suddenly felt a much lighter consistency. It does feel incredibly creamy though and I didn't mind using two helpings as for 91p I didn't expect much if I'm being honest! I found that combing the conditioner through my hair was a good move as it seemed to coat each strand from the top to the bottom and this was apparent when I was rinsing it off. As it doesn't state how long to leave it on for I aimed for about 4 to 5 minutes and found this seemed to suffice time wise.
The conditioner rinsed away with ease and my hair felt incredibly soft whilst still wet so I was hoping for some good results once the drying process began.
My hair felt tangle free whilst drying and it was incredibly easy to style though very soft so was slightly flyaway but you can't have everything!
Once my hair was fully dry it felt very soft and sleek and looked healthy finished off with a nice shine so as you can imagine I was very impressed with this product.
Would I recommend?~~
I found the shampoo to feel a little bit too harsh and not very apt for dry/damaged hair but this was the complete opposite. It smoothes the hair and nourishes it wonderfully and leaves a warm hint of honey fragrance which seems to linger for a good few hours. Okay it's perhaps not the best conditioner in the world but for the price of 91p what do you expect? The pricing and the sizing of the bottle means this is very economical and gives very impressive results so is a must buy for families, well ours anyway.
It leaves hair soft and manageable so for me it gets a full 5 out of 5 and is something I will be buying again in the future without a doubt.
I love Boot's ingredients ranges of hair care, they come in a variety of wonderful fragrances for all different hair types. As I suffer from rather dry hair the Honey and Jojoba is perfect for me as it is especially for dry damaged hair. The gorgeous smell and very low price also make it a fantastic purchase.
The conditioner comes in a clear plastic 300ml bottle with plastic flip cap. The front white white label has the Boot's logo, product name and a picture of a honey come and section of jojoba plant.
On the back you can find a full ingredients list as well as directions for use and product warnings.
This in my opinion is one of the best features of the product. The conditioner is available only in Boots stores and is currently priced at £0.89 for a 300ml bottle. I brought some yesterday and it was on 3 for 2 so even more of a bargain. The matching shampoo can also be purchased for the same price and a deep conditioning treatment is available for £1.99.
~~~~~~What it claims to do~~~~~~
The conditioner claims to be specially formulated for dry and damaged hair to moisturise and smooth for soft, shiny and tangle free hair. From what I have found this is exactly what the product does, I have very dry hair and this conditioner used alongside the matching shampoo leaves my hair feeling fantastic it also helps calm the frizz that I suffer from meaning less heat damage from reduced straightening time.
The Boot's ingredients range can also be purchased in the following fragrances:
Rosemary and Mint - normal/oily hair
Coconut and Almond - normal/dry hair
Camomile and Lemon Balm - fair/blonde hair
Henna and Horse chestnut - brunette/red hair
In my opinion anyone on a budget or just wanting a great smelling conditioner that helps very dry hair then this product is perfect. You only need to use a small amount for it to be effective so a bottle will usually last me between 2-3 weeks with me washing my hair every day and I have shoulder length hair. You are also left with a lovely smell from the Jojoba and a creamy sweetness from the honey combine perfectly to give the conditioner a great scent. This is definitely a 5 star product for me and one that I will continue to buy while it stays so budget friendly.
I have quite long and very dry hair, which I dye blonde about every 4 weeks or so, so I was after a really good shampoo and conditioner which wouldn't cost a bomb (I am a student). I use JoJoba oil for my skin and I really rate it as it moisturises brilliantly so I popped Jojoba oil into the search engine on Boots website and up popped the shampoo, conditioner and hair mask of this. I didn't realise you could add the oil to conditioners aswell so this was a brill suprise. I found it in my local Boots store the next day (and found out it was only a quid. Bargain!) and so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
*Smell* This is the first thing you mainly notice when you use the product, JoJoba oil has a pretty neutral smell and honey (in my opinion) tastes and smells disgusting so I wasn't expecting it to smell that good. I was wrong! It smells delicious and the best bit is that the smell stays on your hair throughout the day so you occasionally get a nice whaft of it, which I always love as it makes you feel dead clean.
*Price* Obviously this is a big winner. I got it, like I said, for £1 and that was on offer. But on full price its only like £1.26 or something like that which I thought (for Boots) was really really good.
*Natural* I'm a big fan of using natural products instead of nasty chemicals on your hair, skin etc. so I thought this ticked my boxes aswell. I know that it has some chemicals in it, but it mainly, or so it implies, is mostly made up of honey and JoJoba, which are known for being natural and really moisturising.
*Makes your hair conditioned and shine* The first time I used this, my hair was really quite shiny which I never expected for £1. The next couple of uses it was still quite shiny but not as much. I suppose you would expect this, as with every shampoo and conditioner you get immune to its effects and so it doesn't work as great next time round. Don't get me wrong though, my hair still shines, maybe not as much as it did, but it shines.
*Packaging* It doesn't exactly scream out as being a top stylish conditioner. But its whats inside the box that counts so I won't dwell on this.
*Shine* Like I said before the effects do die down the next couple of washes you have, but it does this with even the most expensive of conditioners so I won't dwell on this either
*Condition* I suppose this is the main bad point of it. Normally when I use a conditioner you can feel it conditioning your hair as soon as you put it on but with this I didn't. I think that conditioners should be silky and smooth so that as soon as you put it on, you can run your fingers through your hair without breaking your hair, with this you can't really do this. I find the Shampoo to be more conditioning then this to be honest. Maybe thats just me though.
I have long dry/damaged hair especially towards the tips so am always on the look out for reasonablly priced shampoo and conditioner to make my hair look glossy and sleek (I have to have a dream!).
This was on offer 2 for £2 in boots so I decided to give it a whirll, along with the corresponding shampoo.
I always condition my hair after washing it (and sometimes end up washing my hair twice in one day dependant on what I have been doing) so a good conditioner is vital.
On opening you are immediatley hit by a waft of honey, good enough to spread on toast yet not too overpowering, I could not really pick out the jojoba. The conditioner is a smooth silky golden colour and texture and even on my long hair a little goes a long way. It rinses out nicely, even in a poor water flow, and leaves my hair tangle and knot free and once dry lovely and shiney. This shine lasts all day as does the tanglefree which makes this one of the best conditioners I have used in a long time and at a really good price.
I would recommend this to anyone who has dry or damaged hair, or if they have hair that tangles easily as this really has made a differnce to my hair in both aspects.
The bottles themselves are clear and have simple labelling, which enhances their natural products and fragrances image and have an easy to use flip top.
My only slight niggle is that I would prefer slightly larger bottles.
I absolutely love trying out new shampoos and conditioners and I love spending ages in Boots deciding which new things to buy, so when I went into town by myself for a haircut I decided to take advantage of being my myself and get some new hair products to go with my new hair cut.
I'm not fussy on what make of hair products I buy, and this shampoo and conditioner caught my eye. The boots ingredients range is a new one to me, but there was quite a range of shampoos and conditioners for all types of hair, including products for specific hair colours (brunette, blonde, red) and different types of hair (dry, dry/damaged, normal etc.)
The Honey & Jojoba range is for dry / damaged hair which describes my hair perfectly. The conditioner costs £1.26 a bottle and it was on offer - 2 for £2.
The conditioner is pale yellow in colour and comes in a clear bottle with a flip top lid. The bottle contains 300ml and this seemed to be the only size available.
The conditioner is very thick, and smells deliciously of honey, because it is so thick you don't need to use a lot and it is very easy to apply. I leave this conditioner on for a couple of minutes, it doesn't say you need to on the bottle but I always do, no matter what conditioner I use.
The conditioner rinses out very easily and leaves your hair nicely of honey and jojoba which is very nice. I think the jojoba must balance out the scent of the honey as it is not an overly sweet smell.
I blow dry and straighten my hair most of the time and I find that my hair is easily managed after using this conditioner, it is smooth and glossy but it doesn't go greasy very quickly at all and I often find that I can leave my hair for two days in between washes and it looks fine, whereas I would usually wash my hair every other day.
I was definitely very impressed with this shampoo, I guess it proves that natural products work well with your hair and that paying more is not always worth it. I will certainly buy this again and would recommend the Boots Ingredients haircare range to anybody, there is such a range of products that there is bound to be one which is right for your hair.