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This product was very dissappointing. It is designed to give shine and bounce to coloured hair. It costs £5.00 for a 50ml bottle and if used sparingly lasts around a month. The packaging is simple and doesnt look particularly expensive.
It tells you to leave on for a couple of mins, then comb through, which is what I usually do with conditioner anyway. When I rinsed my ahir it didnt feel any different to how it normally does when I use pantene or herbal essences. The only thing I did like about this product was the gorgeous coconut smell, reminds of suntan lotion.
Wen drying my hair it didnt feel any different to cheaper brands I have used, and the ends of my hair were a bit tangly. I wouldnt reocmmend this conditioner, especially because it costs £5.00! The only decent thing about it is the tropical cocount smell which lingers on your ahir throughout the day.
I recently went to the hairdressers and got my hair highlighted. To help alleviate the dryness that colouring can sometimes inflict on the hair, and add some moisture to my hair, the hairdresser suggested I buy Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco conditioner.
Now, I am very skeptical about hairdressers selling hair products because they are hardly objective; they obviously want to make a sale. Furthermore, it was going to cost me £5 for a 50ml bottle (though you can get four times this amount for £16 at HQHair). A 50ml bottle is basically the same size as the mini bottles of shower gel that you can get from the Body Shop.
However, I decided to buy it because my hairdresser was a nice lady and I am always seeking for the perfect hair products to give me shine and moisture. Also, Bumble and Bumble are well-known for providing quality hair care.
The packaging of the bottle is very simple, but quite stylish looking. Still, I wouldn't say that it screams "expensive haircare", but as I have mentioned in other product reviews - the aesthetics of packaging is something which I don't really care about. The lid is one where you press one end down, and the other end pops up with the small hole out of which the product comes. This is practical as it stops you from using too much conditioner, which is the last thing you want to do when it is costing so much.
The conditioner smells gorgeous : sweet creamy coconut. However, I don't feel that it performs any better than most of the brands you can pick up at Boots or Superdrug. You are instructed to comb the conditioner through your hair after washing, leave it in for 1-2 minutes, then rinse it out thoroughly. I have been doing this and it hasn't been leaving my hair that soft. Normally, after washing and conditioning, it is easy to comb my hair since it is quite fine, but I have been finding my hair to be really tuggy. I also haven't noticed any extra shine, and in fact my hair has felt really dry. Perhaps this conditioner should be used as a leave-in conditioner instead, but this is something I haven't had the time to try yet.
Now, this should all be taken with a pinch of salt because as I said, my hair has recently been coloured, so perhaps the hair dye has affected the texture of my hair and has made it coarser than usual. But, at the same time, I would expect a conditioner as expensive as this one to be really potent and thus able to deal with coloured hair. I have to say though, that because it is so light, it doesn't weigh the hair down, so I've had great volume.
I also don't expect this tiny bottle to last very long - if used sparingly, then perhaps I'll get about 4 weeks out of it. My hair is just longer than shoulder length though, so obviously this would vary according to your hair length and the amount of product you need.
Overall, I have been disappointed by this conditioner as it hasn't given my hair the moisture it needs. If you are looking to splash out on haircare, then don't start here; I have yet to find a conditioner that competes with the Kerastase range, which is only marginally more expensive than Bumble and Bumble, and yet works a lot better.
A moisture-rich conditioner that softens, adds shine, improves flexibility, and tames frizz. Who: Coconut lovers and island hoppers, especially if dry or dull (colour compatible). When: Daily; following Creme de Coco Shampoo. How: Comb or work through clean, wet hair and rinse thoroughly.