I received this treatment inside a Burt's Bees gift set that my mum put together for me at Christmas.
I have recently stripped my hair from black to medium brown and I was saving this for use after the stripping. I first used the treatment last week. The product has a thick creamy consistency and you need to use a LOT of it to cover your hair. I have long hair so I had to use around a third of the tube. I massaged the product into my wet hair and left it on for an hour to give it some time to soak into my hair thoroughly.
The product was easy to rinse out of my hair. I would say that it took around five minutes to rinse out and I was then left to style my hair as usual. Once my hair was dry I could see (and feel) the results. My hair was left feeling soft but it wasn't as shiny or as healthy looking as I would have liked. My hair also felt a little sticky and it wasn't very easy for me to straighten my hair after using the treatment. I wasn't keen on the smell either and you don't get much for your money as the tube itself is rather small in size. I tried again and left the treatment on for just five minutes. Again, I was left feeling disappointed! The treatment did NOTHING for my hair. In fact it felt even worse than before.
I honestly say this was a waste of time. I had to wash my hair again the morning after as my hair still felt sticky. Parts of my hair were soft and parts were sticky. Ew!
I wouldn't buy this at it's full price. It really isn't worth the money.
Over the years the chemicals i have put on my hair have taken its toll and have left my hair resembling something that would not look out of place in a field mid harvest, my hair has become so dry and straw like it is not manageable at all.
So when my friend told me to try this i was a bit unsure ... after all nearly £12 for conditioner, but non the less as a little treat to myself i thought i would give it a try as it has become numberable, to live with and as she pointed out using this would be cheaper than going to the hairdresser!
So after much debating about how my hair was i logged in to amazon and bought a bottle while i was still convinced it was a great idea to spend £11.45 on the product.
3 days later Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Hair Treatment arrived , to me it looked rather cheap not a lot had gone in to the design of the bottle and i was rather disappointed with the size, I guess when you pay a lot for a product you expect there to be more inside it than a normal hair conditioning bottle but thats not the case!!
Anyway i wanted to try this as soon as i could so off i went to the bathroom and while the shower warmed up i read the instructions , you simply put this on to wet hair and comb it through , you do need a lot even though it says a generous amount what they failed to say was put half the contents on you hair anyway i did just that , and then you leave it for 5 to 20 minutes the longer you leave it the deeper treatment you get. I left mine for around 30 minutes, you then shampoo and rinse well.
Now don't get me wrong i do not mind paying good money out for a product if i am recommended it would work but this really did not hit all the right buttons with my yes it was soft and manageable for all of 24 hours but then it went back to the way it was before. and with only roughly 3 treatments in the one bottle you really are in my opinion best of sticking with a regular conditioner, i felt the Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Hair Treatment was a real big let down for me and for it to say "use weekly" seems a bit of a falsehood on my part as this would be good used everyday and if you have £24 a week to splash out on the product then this is the one for you.
It will leave your hair smelling nice-ish , but then you go and replace the smell with that of your regular shampoo anyway so i don't think the aroma should be an issue really but some like to know!
Avocado Oil is the main ingredient and is a natural oil is derived from the flesh of the avocado fruit, which is a tropical plant from Central America and California. It is rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as protein and amino acids all of which are supposedly a good thing for anyones hair although i do not think there is really enough within the product what with all the other ingredients such as kernel oil or Kernel flour!!!
For me this left my hair feeling nice on 3 occasions, and although a treatment for the hair i found it really did not do anything more or better than a regular conditioner , the only difference i found was the fact that i had just spent more on the hair treatment than i normally would of done.
I shall not be trying this again as i just find it a waste of money for 3 lots of conditioning and will stick to my regular conditioner in the future, however as i stated if you like to indulge in expensive products then do give this a try you never know it might work good on peoples hair whom have not subjected it to years of abuse from colouring, straightening,curling or perming and if it does then I'm glad but sadly this is one product i shall be avoiding until they at least drop the price!
Every once in a while I like to use a hair treatment on my hair. Everyday I use my GHD hair straighteners with a straightening balm or lotion to ensure it is poker straight and all of the styling and creams I use takes it toll on my hair, often leaving it dry with a straw like feel and I hate the thought of split ends, so anything I can do to repair damage I am willing to do.
My stylist recommended that I use a treatment at least once a week especially with my heavy GHD use and although he didn't recommend anything in particular I decided to try one my sister had been quite taken with and that is Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Hair Treatment which I found in my local pharmacy retailing at £11.49 for a 123g tube. The tube itself has an easy screw on and off lid and is a bright yellow colour with the Burt's Bee logo and a picture of an avocado. The reason why I decided to try it was for its main selling point which is "A deep and penetrating treatment that will remoisturise, condition and protect the hair" which is definitely what my hair is in need of at this moment in time and I am more than happy to pay the price for trying it, my usual pre-wash treatment is usually double the price, so I have made a saving.
As this is a pre-wash conditioner it has to be used before you wash and condition your hair or whatever you do as part of your hair care routine. You will need to have wet hair to use this and when I use it, I always ensure my hair is wet but I towel dry off any excess water so that it isn't dripping everything and then squeezing the tube into the palm of my hand, ensuring there is a generous amount of this cream, I then massage it into my scalp, working from the root, right down to the tip and then using a comb, I comb my hair through. This ensures that there has been an equal covering of the treatment on my hair. Once this has been done the cream should be left on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes, so I tend not to be sat in the bath or running the shower, it is ample time to do whatever else you need to do within your beauty regime for example I usually have a face mask on at the same time. Once the allotted time is up, you simply wash it out using warm water and as you wash it out re-massage your scalp to give it that extra boost. This product does wash out of your hair very easily leaving behind no residue. Then you carry on with your hair care routine as you usually would do.
The one thing I love about this product is how it leaves my hair feeling after using. The second I wash it out of my hair I can immediately feel a difference to the touch and feel of my hair. It is much softer and shinier than it was prior to using this treatment and once my hair is totally dry the fly-away bits of hair are no longer in sight and what I have instead is a lovely, soft mane of hair which is easier to style and maintain. The cream within this tube is quite thick in texture, so you don't need to use a lot at any given time. My hair is comes past my shoulders in length and I only use an amount similar to that of a plum to give a comparable size and I find that is an ample amount to use.
How does it work? Well the main ingredient is avocado oil which derives from the avocado fruit and is rich in vitamins A, C and E and the avocado and stimulate the scalp and this in turn helps stop hair loss and encourage hair growth. So all of these ingredients together turn my hair from a dry matted mess into a shining mane of blonde hair.
Having used this treatment for the last three months I have to admit I am slightly biased when it comes to recommending it to people. I simply love it. It is designed to be used weekly and because of that my tube is still over half full and I am tempted to use it every time I wash my hair because I love how it makes my hair look and feel. Once I have used this on my hair it looks good for a few days afterwards and it smells wonderful of avocados with a slight almond twist and it is simply lovely because the smell of my shampoo is masked by the treatment. Also whilst I have been using it, I haven't felt the need to use a separate conditioner or any type of conditioner at all because my hair simply doesn't need it like it did, it gets everything it needs from this product and to buy it for only £11 for me is an absolute bargain and it will remain on my favourite products list for a long time to come.
A leave-in treatment from 5 to 20 minutes / Helps replenish natural moisture to your hair and scalp /