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      24.04.2012 22:57
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      Good buy for special occasions

      Having relatively dry ordinary hair, I had been searching for a shine conditioner, and with it on offer in Boots, I consented to buy the standard full size pack.

      Was it worth it?

      This Charles Worthington product was, of course, slightly more expensive than I normally expected to pay for a conditioner, however, with its professional looking packaging and rave reviews from my friends, I was sure it was not to disappoint me. So, did it actually make my hair shinier? Shinier it was, and softer too; it was also easier to brush than my hair had been whilst in use of other conditioners. However, it was not that noticeably shiny as I would have hoped it would be. All in all though, it performed remarkably better than other conditioners I had tried before, and therefore I thought it was worth paying that little bit extra for such a product.

      Were there any downsides?

      I wish I could say this was a lovely, flawless product... but I can't. If I applied more than the normal amount, I would wake up with very greasy hair, so be warned of that. Also, I found that after usage, my hair was puffier than normal? But perhaps that only applies to my over reactive hair.

      Altogether, would I recommend it?

      Despite the downsides and the price, I WOULD recommend this product, though only for occasional use, not regular use as over application can cause your hair to be quite greasy. It does add shine to your hair, which, I suppose, is the point of the product. 3.5 stars if dooyoo would permit it; but instead I will give it three.

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      01.01.2012 14:03
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      I only bought this Conditioner a couple of weeks ago. I was using another Conditioner but it was a cheaper one, and I just found that that other one wasn't making my Hair feel all that Soft. My Hair is thick and has a frizz to it so I am looking for something that will make it look sleek and shiny and soft.

      I picked up the 75ml bottle of this. I know this works out more expensive than buying the larger bottle but since I know that a Conditioner can last a good few goes since you only need a little blob of it and I wanted to make sure this worked well enough on my Hair without having a larger bottle that I felt wasn't much good. I paid £1.97 for the 75ml from Asda and the 250ml bottle sells for around £4.

      On the back of this bottle it states "with crystal extract, instantly revitalises dull hair with high shine conditioning agents that boosts hair's natural shine by up to 80% whilst smoothing and detangling". All sounds good doesn't it?

      The scent of this is alright. It is quite a fresh scent and smells a little bit of a Fruity scent and an airy fresh smell. You can smell this after your Hair has been washed and dried and it is nice.

      This Conditioner is a medium thickness and I found that leaving this on while using my Shower Gel and then rinsing this off was a good amount of time to leave on - say perhaps 3 minutes or that. This rinses off easily and my Hair felt smooth even when wet.

      I find that this Conditioner made my hair feel lovely and soft and I can see me buying the larger sized bottle of this when this one runs out. This is suitable for all hair types and will make your hair soft and shiny.

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      28.10.2011 21:20
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      A good product that gives good shine

      I first bought this conditioner in the 75ml take away bottle with it's accompanying shampoo. We were going on our first holiday abroad as a family and I wanted to pack fairly light but not compromise on certain things.

      This is the claim made for the conditioner: "with crystal extract, instantly revitalises dull hair with high shine conditioning agents that boosts hair's natural shine by up to 80% whilst smoothing and detangling". Now what exactly crystal extract is goodness only knows. I wasn't aware that you could extract any qualities from a crystal which could be useful in hair care, and I suspected that this is a bit of marketing hyperbole. I was surprised though to see on the ingredient list 'quartz', so maybe it isn't all marketing after all. High on the ingredient list (3rd in line) is Dimethicone, a silicone product and silicone is well know for use in glossing products, it works well but doesn't give a penetrating conditioning effect.

      The conditioner has a lovely fresh scent, not something I can readily put my finger on but is seems mildly fruity and floral. The texture is lovely, it almost feels whipped, and doesn't feel greasy or heavy, but has a soft fluffy quality.

      I used this on freshly shampooed hair, squeezed out until not too drippy, and combed through with a very wide spaced comb. As I combed it through I noticed that my hair felt nice and silky already as the product coated the hair. I don't normally comb or brush wet hair, but I wanted to make sure that the conditioner got to every strand (I'm not wasting anything that costs this much). The little bottle only lasted me 3 (at a stretch) full conditioning applications, as my hair is quite long and thick.

      The conditioner rinsed out of my hair easily and I could already feel the difference between this and most cheaper products.

      The first time I used this it was in France, down south, and it really did give spectacular results my hair glistened and shimmered like an advert. However I did wonder if this was in some respects because of the difference in water quality between home and the Dordogne. I say this because where I lived until I got married I took for granted shiny glossy soft hair, this was in part down to being relatively young, but when I moved away I noticed an immediate dramatic difference in the texture and shine of my hair after washing. I was not at all happy about that as I was rather fond of my hair and was used to the condition that seemed natural to it. So when my hair reverted to pre marriage condition in France I didn't automatically assume it was the result of the shampoo and conditioner.

      I did like the products so when a few months after returning home I saw a promotion on hair products in Boots I took the opportunity to buy the Brilliant shine shampoo and conditioner again but in the full sizes. Which now looks a little different to the Dooyoo picture, it has a silver coloured top, and the text stands out more. The bottle is still the same solid elliptical shapes, which stands up nice and sturdily in my shower, or on the side of the bath.

      I'm disappointed to say that the results weren't as spectacular as when away. However they were pretty damn good in comparison to other ranges I use. My hair was shiny, soft and swishy. I would say that the results you get with this will depend on where you live as well as how processed etc your hair is, but I would not hesitate to recommend this conditioner as I feel it really did give my hair a lovely shine, that I don't always get with other products. The shine remains whether I style my hair or not and or use other styling products over the top.

      This is also one of the few conditioners that I would recommend using with it's shampoo counterpart, as I did use it after shampooing with something else now and then, and I noticed that my hair wasn't as shiny as the result achieved when used with the shampoo.

      This isn't the cheapest conditioner at £5.00 for only 250ml at Tesco at time of writing, so this would never be my regular product. However I still buy it if there is a special occasion coming up, as I really do think this is one of the best products for my hair.

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        04.09.2010 16:27
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        A fantastic conditioner that leaves hair shiny, strong and easy to manage.

        I bought this tiny 75ml bottle of Charles Worthington conditioner because I was going away on a special short trip and wanted to treat my hair whilst I was away. I have always thought of the Charles Worthington brand as a luxury and high quality salon brand and the price tag seems to confirm this. My little Takeaways size bottle was just around £1.80 whilst the bigger bottles in the range cost from around £4 upwards.

        These little bottles are aimed at travellers and really only provide enough conditioner for a few washes (that's certainly all I got out of it). The bottles are only a couple of inches tall and are quite squatty so are an excellent size and weight to fit into a travel bag. The bottles have a very secure flip lid and I felt happy to travel without needing to tape the lid down to avoid any leaks or accidental openings.

        The Brilliant Shine conditioner is part of a larger range which includes colour specific conditioners and those for different hair types but this particular product can be identified be it's pale yellow packaging. It has some product information printed on the label on the back of the bottle and this includes directions for use and full ingredients.

        The brand claim that the conditioner will boost shine on the hair by a massive 80%. This is achieved by the magic work of their special formula which includes rice protein and white tea. The rice protein has moisturising qualities whilst the tea is an antioxident agent which helps get rid of any dull deposits in the hair. The brand also say the conditioner will detangle, restore body and bounce and revitalise hair by leaving it with an "ultra-gloss" finish.

        I was hoping for a good result from this rather expenisve Charles Worthington purchase and to make certain I was getting the best out of the product I used this with a shampoo from the same range, the Sun-Shine UV-protection shampoo. With the benefit of experience I can recommend that if you should want to use a product from this range that you should absolutely go ahead and buy the complimentary product. These products used together gave me an absolutely fantastic result. I'm not certain they'd have as much power if used with a different brand.

        The conditioner has a pleasant fragrance. It is mildly floral and fruity and reminds me a little of banana splits with whipped cream and pineapple cocktails. The consistency is soft and fluffy, not too thick or too runny. It's liquid enough to be able to work through the hair with ease. You should apply it to hair that it not sopping wet but has been squeezed of excess water. You may comb it through if you wish. It seems to sink into the hair shafts rather than smother the hair with a greasy layer so when it comes to rinsing it is a simple and quick task.

        During the rinsing stage I can really feel that my hair is instantly softer and feels sleeker and straighter. When I have towel dried my hair I find that it is easy to manage and comb through. The fruity and tropical fragrance remains on the hair when totally dry. I do not have to use any extra products at this stage like serum or conditioning milk like I normally do to calm any dry spots.

        After using this for the first time I was extremely pleased by the results. My hair looked really great for the first time in ages. It had a high shine and looked glossy and almost like it had been professionally treated. Not only that but my hair was sleek and had great movement and bounce. This is a big achievement on my bleached, frazzled and curly hair! My scalp was also clean and felt cool and my head felt 'just-washed' for a few days after using. It really made me feel special and was a lovely touch to my trip away.

        After using the Charles Worthington products a couple of times more the amazement has not died down and I really love the way my hair looks and feels. I feel I have found a perfect product and would buy this all the time if I could afford the pricetag!

        I would definitely recommend this as a regular purchase to anyone able to afford it and if not then buy it as a holiday treat - it has done wonders for my hair.

        The products are widely available at supermarkets and chemist chains.

        Take a look at the website for the full range:

        http://www.charlesworthington.com

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          13.07.2010 14:49
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          Highly recommended!

          I bought this conditioner along with the matching shampoo last week as it's on offer in Sainsbury's (£2.91 each). I am very fussy about my hair products and I have to say I am extremely pleased with this.

          It smells really nice which is always a bonus! It's not too thick, meaning it spreads easily so you don't have to use as much. It has left my hair feeling really soft and shiny. 'Brilliant Shine' is definitely the right description for it!

          Obviously it helps if your hair is in good condition in the first place and I do take good care of mine. I wash my hair every day, conditioning every other. Once a fortnight at use my conditioner as a mask. To do this: 1) Towel dry your hair 2) Apply conditioner quite liberally, working into ends and roots 3) Sit, relax and watch your favourite soap allowing the conditioner to work its magic for half an hour 4) Rinse thoroughly with warm water. 5) Finish with cold water to close pores and lock in shine!

          I think different conditioners work for different people. This one definitely works for me and my hair comes out looking like an advert for hair products!

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          20.05.2010 17:17
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          Potentially worth it for thicker hair, but not for normal hair.

          I got buy one get one free on designer hair care products at boots, so I went for this brand because I'd heard of the guy and the bottle and product description really attracted me. It promised soft and shiny hair which is what most people want.

          I have to admit, I didn't get the results I wanted from this particular product. The shampoo is fairly good (haven't written a review yet), but the conditioner half of this range is a let down when you've paid £4 for a bottle.

          I'll give you some hair details so this is in context, I have sholder length brown hair, that has been dyed in the past but not when I used this, and I'd consider it to be normal thickness.

          From the way the product is advertised and described I was expecting really shiny, soft hair. But I really couldn't see a change from when I used a herbal essences version of this product which is half the price. Moreover, my fringe got greasy very quickly when I used this product. In the end I used the conditioner once a week instead of twice.

          I'm not trying to say it's a bad product perse, there are several redeeming factors, for example the smell is really nice, and the lotion is quite thick and luxerious, it feels nice to put on your hair. However, for me and my hair type, it didn't match up to the price tag, nor the promises on the bottle. I could imagine it working on someone with thicker hair. If I had hair care vouchers again from boots I'd definately try another product rather than this one again.

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          28.04.2010 13:01
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          Not Exactly A Flop But Not The Best Conditioner Either!

          I've just reviewed the Charles Worthington Brilliant Shine Shampoo and said about how it dried my hair out so bad that I went out and brought the matching conditioner so I thought I might as well review that as well.

          It's a thick creamy conditioner and has got a lovely fresh smell, it smells and feels creamy and is dead easy to run through your hair so that it coats it all evenly. It's quite important not to get this conditioner too close to your roots though because it's so thick that I reckon it would make your roots look greasy and heavy.

          It rinses out easy as well and I was a bit surprised about that because of it being so creamy, I thought it would take a lot longer to get it all out of my hair.

          It's funny because when I used it with the Brilliant Shine shampoo it didn't have much effect, that shampoo had dried my hair out big time and left it proper tangly and this conditioner didn't have enough to sort it out. But I've used it with different shampoo and it's fine, i think it's just that the matching shampoo is soooooo bad for my hair that it needs a conditioner that's more super strength than this one! lol

          When I use it with other shampoos I leave the conditioner in my hair for a couple of minutes in the shower and that makes it easy to brush my hair and it leaves it feeling nice and moisturised. It also makes my hair soft but I can still style it because it deffo doesn't make my hair fly away or anything like that.

          I recommend this conditioner but I don't think it's worth the £4.00 I paid for it, that's not because it's bad or anything but just because it not really any better than other conditioners that cost less. It didn't make my hair all that much more shiny but that didn't bother me because after the crap shampoo I wasn't expecting miracles from the conditioner!

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          15.04.2010 19:57
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          Charles Worthington Brilliant Shine Conditioner

          Description: Manufacturer: Charles Worthington / Type: Conditioner



          I have just reviewed the shampoo from this range so apologies if this review is almost identical! I have blonde highlighted hair which I visit my salon around every 10 to 12 weeks to have redone (a costly exercise!) I also straighten my hair (I use GHDs and straightening heat protection spray too) every day so have to take extra care to ensure that it doesn't become dry or damaged. My hair tends to curl and look frizzy when left to dry naturally so unfortunately, my straighteners are an everyday essential.

          I have never been lucky enough to be one of those women with gorgeously manageable hair and so often try new products which promise to help me keep it in condition and leave it smooth and silky. After straightening, I always use serum to help keep it looking glossy and frizz free all day and try to select shampoos and conditioners which are designed for my hair type so when I saw this one which promised me brilliant shine, I was keen to try it.

          As anyone with blonde hair will tell you, it is much harder to achieve a shiny and glossy finish than other hair colours. I have tried many different products and while some have been pretty good, others have been quite disappointing (my personal favourite if the John Frieda range)

          You can buy 250ml bottles of this shampoo for around £4.50 and they also do a "Takeaways" range which is basically small travel sized bottles. These are not only useful for holidays etc but a great way to try the range for the first time before spending more on a full sized bottle. The bottles are a yellow coloured plastic with flip top lids. If you buy these shampoos and conditioners from Boots, you can also collect Advantage points.

          This conditioner is a pale yellow colour and a little thinner than some other brands. Because of this, it is easy to apply and quickly smooths through hair. I like to leave it for a minute before rinsing out which leaves no residue. The fragrance is really nice, it is light and fruity but doesn't really last when you have dried your hair which is a shame because I like that in a shampoo and conditioner.

          The conditioner helps to prevent my hair feeling flyaway and definitely makes it easier to dry and straighten, the overall effect is pretty good, my hair feels soft and manageable and while it isn't the best shine promoting product I have ever used, it is a decent effort and if I couldn't have my preferred brand, I would be happy to use this one instead.

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          05.03.2010 18:47
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          a good conditioner

          What is it?
          It is a conditioner designed to make your hair shiny.

          What Charles Worthington says ?
          Brilliant Shine Conditioner
          This revitalising conditioner instantly enhances your natural shine.
          Rediscover your natural shine. This nurturing conditioner brings your hair back to life in an instant, giving it a head-turning healthy lustre. Cuticles are smoothed and hair strands realigned for brilliantly glossy results.

          How do you use it ?
          Apply to wet shampooed hair and rub in, apply to mainly the ends if you have greasy hair. This will reduce the chance of making your hair greasier. You can leave the conditioner on for a few minutes if required.


          How does it make your hair feel?
          When I first applied this to my hair I thought that it wasn't going to do anything to reduce the tangles or condition my hair adequately. But as soon as I rinsed off the conditioner my hair feel amazingly smooth and soft. It washed out very quickly as well which is a good thing.

          What does it smell like ?
          It just has a normal conditioner smell, not horrible but not fantastic.

          Packaging
          The packaging is the same style as the rest of the Charles Worthington range, it is in a yellow container with a flip top lid . The container has a flat top and bottom so you can stack either way. The overall shape is like a squashed cylinder , like an eye shape.
          It also has a matching shampoo in a yellow container. (see other review)

          Price/Amount
          The average price is £4.80 for a 250ml bottle, most places sell these products on a 3 for the price of 2 promotion , roughly working out at £3.20 per item.

          When I bought mine it was because a large company had messed up both online and in-store, I actually got 3 items for £2 so working out at 66p per item.

          I am glad I tried this because I really like it and would use it again. Even at full price.

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            27.01.2010 21:48
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            Would recommend wholeheartedly

            I wouldn't normally buy such posh hair products as this, but after receiving a Boots voucher for Christmas I thought I'd treat myself to a Charles Worthington gift set at half price in the January sales! I have medium-length, fine blond hair which gets greasy very quickly so in a conditioner I'm looking for something which leaves it soft and managable but without weighing it down. The fact that this promised me 'Brilliant Shine' was a bonus! This is usually £4.50 or so from Boots, a bit less in Superdrug and a lot less in supermarkets. However the range is often on special offer.

            The conditioner comes in the recognisable CW brand bottle, which is an unusual flattish shape as if it has been squashed front to back! However it's very attractive and a nice shade of yellow. It also has a flat top which makes getting the dregs out much easier.

            The conditioner is an average consistency - not too runny and not too gloopy. It's also a pale yellow colour. It's very easy to distribute through the hair, but I'd advise sticking to the ends and away from the roots if you have fine or oily hair like mine. It smells lovely - slightly floral and very light and fresh, not cloying at all. It also feels very light and not sticky or greasy. I'm pleased to say it also rinses out VERY quickly - I was very impressed with this as I'm always trying to save time in a morning but at the same time want to rinse thoroughly to avoid greasiness and build-up.

            I dried my hair in the usual way and combed it through no problem at all - this is a very effective detangler. Once it was dry it felt gorgeously soft and I couldn't stop stroking it! It was certainly shiny - not the dazzling shine promised by the marketing claims on this product, but it did feel in really good condition so I'm happy nonetheless. Maybe they should just call this something else as it's a really good conditioner but not the shiniest thing it claims to be.

            Overall, I was really impressed by this product. I'm now in a dilemma though because I can't really afford to keep buying it! Oh well, there's always birthdays... and sales... and Advantage Card points...

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