“ Brand: Charles Worthington / Type: Conditioner / Subcategory: Gloss / Hair type: damaged hair / What it does: Repairs, „
I was given a very attractive looking Charles Worthington gift set for Christmas. A lovely purple box containing products from the Dream Hair range.
The bottles inside with their purple and lilac packaging looked every bit as attractive as the box and I was keen to try them.
I have never tried Charles Wothington products before and to be honest few brands can tempt me away from Pantene or John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette range.
The last shampoo I bought to try out was the new 'Herbal Essences' range by Clairol and I was left very disappointed by how rubbish it was after being a fan of the old range, so it was back to my trusty brands once more.
Because of this, I don't think I would ever have bought Charles Worthington Dream Hair shampoo or conditioner, instead preferring to stick to those I know and love, but also when considering the average price is £5.49 a bottle, it is quite expensive to try and find you don't like it.
Having long hair, I always use a conditioner every time I wash my hair to keep it in good condition and tangle free.
This Dream Hair Radiant Shine Glossing Conditioner is enriched with pearl and silk extracts which are known to add natural moisture to your hair and promises to gently revitalise and protect your hair. It is said it will help to repair dry or damaged areas and leave your hair soft, supple and gleaming with reflective shine.
This sounded great and really is all I want or expect from a conditioner. I really did have high hopes for this one as the Dream Hair collection claims to give superior performance with indulgence and isn't exactly cheap!
The conditioner itself comes in an attractive clear bottle and looks quite a thick consistency. It is recommended for normal or dull hair and tinted with a lilac shade. It gives off the impression when looking at it, that it will be smooth, creamy and give great results.
The lid is a handy flip top, and after washing my hair in the shower (using the matching shampoo) I squirted some onto my fingers and ran them through my hair as directed.
It seemed to blend in fairly easily and has a gorgeous smell, though it did not seem as 'smoothing' as my usual conditioner and my fingers did not glide as easily through my hair.
After rinsing well, I wrapped a towel around my hair whilst I dried myself, then set about combing my hair.
My first thoughts were that my hair did not feel as soft as usual and combing through was certainly not as easy as usual either. My hair was not tangle free and I wasn't too pleased with the overall feel of it.
Whilst using the hairdryer to dry my hair, I could feel my hair felt dry compared to how it usually feels, especially the ends. Having long hair, the ends can often feel a little dry, where as my roots can be oily. I had deliberately used more conditioner on the ends of my hair because of this, but still it felt dry.
Overall, I was left very disappointed with this conditioner. The ends of my hair felt dry and my hair looked quite dull. There was certainly no 'reflective shine'! My hair condition looked nothing like it usually does, so I have to put it down to using this conditioner.
I don't really want to use this again as the results I achieve with my normal brands are far superior to this.
The shampoo in this range seems slightly better and I have continued to use the shampoo to use it up, but I then use my normal conditioner afterwards.
As this conditioner is recommended for normal or dull hair you would not expect it to make your hair actually look dull would you?
I have no experience of Charles Worthington products other than the shampoo and conditioner in this range so cannot compare this to their other products, but this has put me off ever trying them.
Overall, the fragrance, which did seem quite long-lasting on my hair, and the packaging, are the best things about this conditioner and at £5.49 a bottle, that really isn't enough!
I purchased this product a few days ago because it is on offer in Boots, two products for £7. I wouldn't normally purchase this product without the offer because it is usually over £5 for a 250ml bottle!
In just those few shorts days i have noticed the difference in my hairs condition and it is evident the difference better quality creates. It has made my hair softer, shinier and easier to maintain after the shower. The product also has a lovely fragrance and it doesn't need a large amount as it is quite effective, just a blob about the size of a 50p, making it quite sustainable. As i have naturally curly, thick hair i find that i need quite a strong conditioner to rid all of the knots and this seems to do the job.
The bottle is very well presented, of lilac colour with golden patterning and simple purple writing and a clear lid it does encourage you to purchase it.
However, i wouldn't necessarily purchase the product again as i consider it to be over-priced and while it makes an attractive present there are many cheaper conditioners out there that provide a similar quality service.
I received a wonderful Charles Worthington gift set from my lovely fiance for Christmas and this 'Dream Hair Radiant Shine Glossing Conditioner' was one of the items that I received in this set.
I have been using this conditioner now for a few weeks and I have been using the Dream Hair Shampoo & Dream Hair Conditioner and have found that a combination of the two is fantastic when used together for my hair which is definitely "combination hair" as I have normal hair with greasy roots and dry ends from time to time as well as suffering from split ends because I am prone to styling my hair from time to time.
This conditioner comes provided in a long plastic bottle with a press down, pop up lid which allows you to open even with wet hands comfortably and then just tip it upside down and the required amount will pour out. The conditioner pours out quite slowly so I can control the amount that I use very well. The packaging is quite stylish and does have a fairly luxurious feel to it and with a 275ml bottle costing £5.49 it needs to look luxurious to be honest. These are frequently on special offer with two bottles costing £7.00 from Boots and this is definitely the time when I will be stocking up on this and the shampoo.
I use around a £2.00 coin sized amount of conditioner as this is just enough to divide between my two hands and run through my hair from root to tip. I find that this is just an ample amount to give all of my hair a nice, light coating and then I leave the conditioner on for around 3-4 minutes to ensure that is gives my hair a chance to drink it all in.
Once I wash this conditioner off I am always very pleased with the results. As I have long hair it is usually quite matted and if I don't brush it many times a day I end up with knots underneath and then it can take me many minutes of sitting with a comb painstakingly pulling the knots apart little by little. This conditioner literally seems to wash away all of my knots and my hair is left in wonderful condition. After using the shampoo and then the conditioner I find that my hair is wonderfully soft, smooth and manageable.
This conditioner is wonderfully creamy and has a nice scent to it which does linger on my hair for quite a few hours. The most pleasing thing about using this shampoo & conditioner is that my hair seems to stay clean and fresh for many hours longer than it used to and where I once needed to wash my hair every 1 1/2 days it is now 2, 3 or even 4 days dependant on the weather outside and what I have been doing.
The quality of this conditioner is very good and it's definitely a product that agrees with my hair. The bottle that I have states that this is for use on normal or dull hair but my hair is definitely combination hair which is a mixture of everything and different from day to day and yet this conditioner works very well at leaving me with gorgeous hair that is very easy to manage and smells gorgeous for many hours after being washed.
I have been so pleased the shampoo & the conditioner that I have definitely been converted back to more expensive products as this has just been working so well for my hair in recent weeks and a little goes a long way with not even 5% of the bottle being gone yet. I love the clear bottle as this enables me to see how much product is left and I have been really surprised by how little is needed to do a fantastic job at keeping my hair looking in tip top conditioner. While these bottles are quite pricey I have seen them on special offer in a few places already so I will definitely be stocking up the next time I see a reasonable offer.
I got this conditioner along with the shampoo last year for a holiday I was going on. I fancied something new and though this sounded suitable for a hot holiday, as my hair usually goes quite dull when it's exposed to the sun a lot. I had used Charles Worthington Results products before, so thought I would give this range a try. It was £5.35 for 250ml which seemed an ok price for a brand like Charles Worthington.
The packaging is nice and looked good on the shelf with all of the other products in the range. It is a tall straight bottle which is clear so you can see the colour of the conditioner inside. The conditioner is a lovely lilac colour which goes well with the metallic purple lettering saying "Dream Hair" on the front. It also has a nice gold swirly pattern on the front and 'Charles Worthington' written in gold at the top. It has a clear plastic pull of lid and a gold cap where the conditioner comes out. It is quite an unusual lid for a conditioner and has a push cap which you push one way to reveal the hole where it comes out, and push it the other way to close. Really the packaging is quite basic and not very innovative but it looks nice overall.
***What it promises...
"Drench hair with this weightless Radiant Shine Glossing Conditioner to repair dry and damaged hair, bringing a new life to your hair, leaving it soft, supple and gleaming."
This sounded ideal for me because I need a conditioner that repairs damaged hair but don't like it to weigh down my hair so the weightless bit appealed to me.
The first thing I found with the conditioner was that I wasn't keen on the lid, well not the lid but the cap thing. Clicking it from one side to the other proved annoying especially when you're in the shower and your hands are wet. At the same time you have to tip the bottle upside down and squeeze it through the small hole, and it was just really awkward. This only got worse the more empty the bottle became.
I really like the lilac colour of the conditioner and the smell was just as nice. It's not any particular smell like a fruit or anything, just a really pleasant perfumed smell. It isn't overly strong though, just nice and fresh.
Even though it says on the bottle that it is 'weightless' on the hair the texture still surprised me, it is quite watery and feels more like a shampoo. When I applied it, it almost slid off my hair and was quite awkward to massage in, therefore I ended up using more than I would usually use. When I rinsed it off to be honest my hair didn't feel a lot different, it felt slightly smoother than before but not much. It is easy to rinse out though with it being quite watery.
I generally find my hair quite easy to brush when it is damp, but I found it was more knotty after using this and reminded me of how my hair has used to be when I didn't used to use conditioner at all. When my hair was dry it looked a lot duller than normal and the ends didn't look smoothed like usual. It also didn't feel as smooth as usual. I admit though that it did feel lightweight but this seemed irrelevant when the conditioner hadn't really done anything, because I might as well have not used any at all! One good thing was that the lovely smell stayed in my hair and lasted really well which was nice.
I carried on using the conditioner while I was away but ended up throwing the remaining quarter of a bottle away before traveling home as it didn't seem worth bringing back with me. I was surprised at how much I used though while I was there, even though it is quite a big bottle I found I did have to use a lot each time so I don't think the bottle lasts that long, therefore it isn't the best value for money.
This just wasn't for me, I found it did keep hair weightless but didn't actually do any of the things that I would normally expect. I would possibly recommend it for people with very fine hair who are looking for an ultra-light conditioner, but would warn that it doesn't really do a lot.
Repair dry and damaged hair, bringing a new life to your hair, leaving it soft, supple and gleaming /