“ Brand: Charles Worthington / Type: Conditioner „
I have fairly thick curly hair, and I mean corkscrew curls, and this is the only leave-in conditioner which has ever got it completely under control. I use an amount about the size of a ten pence piece after I've dried the excess water out of my hair and then work it through before I comb it. The bottles last a fair amount of time as a result, even though I use it regularly.
It's very heavy, so it's important to use the right amount so that you don't weigh down your hair; if you use too much it will dry into a crisp and your hair will feel very crunchy all day. My mum, with thinner hair than mine, can't use this as it flattens her hair to her head. However, if you get the right amount, it makes combing through even tangled curls like mine so much easier and removes all frizz even as it dries. I can't speak for how it holds up under a dryer as I don't use one, but given time to dry naturally your hair will be almost unrecognisable. If I go out after leaving this in for a few hours I often get people commenting on my 'new hairstyle'! It also prevents the triangular look which we curly-haired people find ourselves struggling to avoid sometimes.
I've been using this every other day for around five years and for a long time it was the only thing that made my hair manageable on my own. If you have curly hair which is reasonably thick and has a tendency to frizz, I can't recommend this enough.
I have had poor experience of Charles Worthington products in the past, so the only reason I ended up using this particular product was because I won it in a magazine competition last summer. I won a shampoo, conditioner, and this leave in hair conditioner. Otherwise, I don't think it would have crossed my mind to buy it.
Hair type and texture is probably something that has a great impact on your impression of this sort of product. Mine is very thick and coarse, and prone to frizz especially around my hairline. It's been dyed, and it is also suffering from doing a lot of swimming recently. I have been treating it with hair masks and aragon oil to try and ease some of the dryness I have felt it has had recently.
This product has been updated somewhat from the picture above. It is currently in a orange squeezy tube with silver writing and a black plastic lid. The product can sit on its lid in the shower. 200ml of this product costs around £5.99. It is a mid price range product in my opinion.
The actual conditioner I think looks a bit unappealing. It is the colour and almost the same texture of PVA glue that children use, especially when some dries around the lid. The scent of this is thankfully a bit more appealing - lime, mandarin and white florals, and to me more fruity than floral.
The product is designed to be applied to damp hair. I towel dry my hair a bit when I get out the shower before applying this to my hair. I start with a blob about the size of a 50p on the palm of my hand. I rub my hands together so this product is coating my hand. I then run my fingers through the length of my hair. I usually then add a bit more to the ends of my hair.
I don't use any other conditioner before applying this. I find that it does leave my hair quite pleasantly soft, but it doesn't seem to leave much scent behind. It also doesn't really do much to prevent the dreaded frizz. My hair hasn't been weighted down either, though as I said before, my hair is pretty coarse anyway so not much would leave it lank and looking greasy.
To me, its a fairly mediocre product. I would get the same results from a cheap bottle of conditioner and then something like Frizz Ease. It is not something I will be going out and repurchasing when it runs out, though I do think it is very convenient for a quick shower at the gym.
~*~ The Purchase ~*~
One of my favourite Youtube beauty guru's recently mentioned this in her monthly favourite's video and seeing as it was on offer at the time in Boots I decided to try it as it sounded amazing! I have quite dry, slightly damaged hair as I straighten it daily and this seemed like an ideal way to keep it moisturised and looking healthy.
~*~ Price ~*~
A 200ml tube of this retails at around £5.50, which I know sounds quite overpriced for quite a small tube of conditioner, but it's definitely worth it! A tube lasts for ages as a little goes a long way so it is good value for money despite initially seeming expensive.
~*~ Packaging ~*~
The packaging is really simplistic and it looks quite expensive in my opinion. The plastic, squeezable tube is a handy size and it holds 200ml of product. It stands on its flip top lid and the tube is an off white colour with a black lid and black and red font on the front. The back of the tube has information such as a brief product description, a list of ingredients and information on now to use the conditioner.
~*~ Product Claims ~*~
The manufacturers describe this conditioner as being a lightweight, intensive moisturiser which they claim nourishes and repairs hair. They claim that hair is left feeling soft, silky and nourished throughout the day after using it and it is best suited to dry hair. It is marketed as a conditioner, but it's basically a hair treatment.
~*~ My Opinion ~*~
The main thing that attracted me to this product was the fact that it is enriched with argan oil, which is an amazing ingredient to have in any hair care product. The conditioner doesn't have the usual lotion sort of consistency that a majority of conditioners do and instead it is a lightweight gel. I found this quite odd at first and I wasn't too keen on the texture because it is a little sticky, however it doesn't feel gloopy or sticky once it's actually on my hair.
The conditioner has a pretty weird/unique scent, but this doesn't really bother me because the smell doesn't linger for too long on my hair and it isn't an unpleasant smell, just a little odd. Using the conditioner couldn't be easier. I always use mine after I have washed my hair with my usual shampoo and conditioner and I apply a medium sized blob to my hair after I've towel dried it. I then rub it through my hair, mainly focussing on the ends and then simply comb it through and blow dry it and straighten it.
The results are pretty much instant and my hair looks noticeably glossier and it feels moisturised, healthier, softer and silkier. It also feels much more manageable and it doesn't need straightening as often as usual for the first few days after using it. I only use this once or twice a week and I find that this is enough to keep my hair feeling and looking great as the results are long lasting. Although this does leave my hair feeling and looking great, I wouldn't say that it actually repairs the hair, it just leaves it feeling and looking better.
~*~ Overall ~*~
I highly recommend this hair treatment - the instant results are impressive and long lasting and it is reasonably priced as well.
Five out of five stars.
I always seem to stick to the same brand of hair products as soon as I find something I like. Well one day I though I would be adventurous and try the Charles Worthington Range of Hair care products. I first bought a shampoo and conditioner and I was pleasantly surprised. So after a while a went out and bought this leave-in conditioner.
On the front of the tube it says, "Hair Healer, Salon Results Leave-In Conditioner for intensive nourishment." I have to admit that this is what first attracted me to purchasing this product. I am always on the look out for products to help my hair look and feel healthier and shiner! I also have to say that the condition of my hair has improved so much from using this product!
The product itself is slight runny, and has a almost sticky texture to it. The texture of the conditioner makes the application the hair very easy. I usually put a little dollop of this product on my hands, rub it over my palms and then apply it all over my damp (just washed hair). The smell of the conditioner is just like the other products in the Charles Worthington range. It has a very unique aroma that is lovely and I find after using any of thee products, my hairs smells wonderful for a long time!
After this I just follow the directions which are on the tube, these directions state that all you have to do now is the dry and then style you hair as normal!
The tube which I purchased holds 200 ml and as far as I know this is the only size of this product that you can buy. I have to say that even though after using this product each time after I wash my hair, there is still plenty left.
I purchased this conditioner from Superdrug for around £4.00 and I think some of the Charles Worthington hair care range may be on offer! So I will be defiantly be stocking up on them! I think that this price is very reasonable and being honest I would actually pay lot more as I really do love the product!
After the first time I used this product, I notice straight away a brilliant difference. Once my hair was dry, my hair felt so much softer. Not only did my hair feel good, but it also looked much shiner. I honestly believe in this product and I am going to continue using this product. It is now a crucial part of my hair care routine! I would defiantly recommend this product to anyone looking for a brilliant leave-in conditioner!
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I discovered Charles Worthington Hair Healer a few months back as I perused the shelf for my '3 for 2' third purchase in Boots. Had I paid full price, it would have cost me around £5.69 for 200ml. An Intensive Leave in Conditioner, it's designed to nourish your hair to leave it 'soft and silky'. The bottle claims that it has 'super conditioners such as Argan Oil' which can repair and recondition. I was more than willing to give it a go, after all, I had my shampoo and regular Charles Worthington conditioners in my basket and deserved a hair treat with a more expensive label. I won't crack the 'because I'm worth it' joke here, as we're discussing the wrong brand...
A Fine Addition to the Bathroom
Those of you who have read any of my beauty product reviews will by now be aware that I'm a fan of posh bottles of potions and lotions lined up around my house. Although Charles Worthington isn't up there with the salon big boys- it is one of the more 'premium' priced haircare labels in the chemist or supermarket. Therefore a perfectly acceptable bottle to have on display for friends to admire when they go for a wee.
The bottle is tube shaped and a lovely light peach colour with a black flip lid which the bottle sits on. The CW logo is proudle displayed in black at the top of the bottle and 'Hair Healer' stands out well in red lettering. All in all, it's a fairly handsome piece of packaging!
How to Use the Fine Fellow
You are instructed that, after washing your hair, you are to squeeze excess water out and simply apply a small amount of the conditioner to the whole of your hair, working it through to the ends. You must not rinse it out- just style as usual. I have to admit, that, being the rebel that I am, I actually use regular conditioner (Charles Worthington of course!) and wash that out- then pop this stuff in too. I just can not bear the thought of not conditioning my hair in the shower!
I must admit, I don't much like the texture of the Hair Healer. It's very slimy and you do need to rinse your hands afterwards as it leaves quite a residue. The smell however is gorgeous- nicely perfumed and very 'salon like', a nice fresh fruity smell.
My hair is dyed to death every few weeks. It's fine and quite thin, long and straight but a bit frizzy underneath. It's a little greasey at the scalp but I wash it every day. Generally, the condition isn't too bad but it could do with some TLC, especially when I leave it for a few months between cuts (I hate getting it cut!) and the ends get a bit dry. For my hair- I need to use just a marble sized amount, and that smooths through my hair nicely. After I have applied it, I then dry as usual.
When my hair is dry, it looks shiny and feels soft- as promised on the bottle, and I can certainly notice the difference from when I have used regular conditioner only. The ends do appear slightly healthier- although I have to say that the frizz underneath does appear again after a few hours, but then, to be fair, it doesn't claim to be a frizz controlling product. The effects last all day as promised.
I feel that now I've found this products, I can't do without it. I love the 'salon feel' finish and the overall condition of my hair is better than it was- certainly at this time of year when the heating has been on!
I'd recommend this to anyone who has hair in need of a little TLC. I can't comment on if it's effective for veery damaged or dry hair, but certainly for my mediocre condition tresses- it maintains my barnet nicely!
Have you ever found yourself in a hurry in the morning? You know, when your alarm goes off and you find yourself hitting that snooze button too many times. Well that's me most mornings, and I'm always looking for a way to save precious minutes. Enter Charles Worthington Hair Healer Intensive Leave In Conditioner.
When I use a rinse out conditioner I like to leave it on for a few minutes, just to give a deep down condtion, as I have quite thick long hair with very dry ends. So any conditioner that stays on for less than a few minutes really is a waste of time as it just doesn't do the job.
With Charles Worthington Leave In Conditioner I've not only managed to save a bit time in the morning (I wash my hair every day), I also get a super deep down, luxurious conditioning treatment at the same time.
It really is easy to use. Simply wash hair thoroughly, squeeze out any excess moisture, and apply a small amount through hair using your finger tips, them comb through. I often begin by applying a blob to my palms, then run it between my fingers, then through my hair paying particular attention to the ends. Sometimes I build up how much product I use. Depending upon how dry my hair is, I adjust how much, more if it's quite dry, and if I'm lucky and my hair is behaving then I use a little less.
I find that this product is weightless, once it's in my hair, and it's dry, then I can't feel it. There is no sticky residue, it leaves my hair feeling soft and quite silky. I have also noticed that it improves the shine on my hair, before it was quite dull, but now it looks more healthy and glossy. Once my hair is dry, the condition is greatly improved, and my hair looks rather good. It doesn't affect the drying time either, just style as usual and enjoy silky shiny hair all day long.
This also has the advantage of providing added protection against heat styling, which is a bonus. I do know that part of my problems with my hair are due to over styling, so with this leave in conditioner I know I'm at least preventing further damage to my locks.
It has a lovely fresh fruity smell, and it does feel like a quite luxurious product when using it. It has a salon feel and smell, something that makes getting ready in the morning a bit more of a pleasure.
Would I buy this again? Definitely, I've used this for quite sometime, and I'll continue to do so whatever the price. I recommend this for all hair types, just adjust the amount you use to take into account your hair type.
This leave-in conditioner should be used after shampooing and squeezing excess moisture out of the hair. It claims to re-condition hair for a smooth, healthy-looking finish, leave hair soft and silky with a lightweight formula, provide added protection during heat styling and care for hair with moisturising rice protein and antioxidant white tea. It actually has a really nice smell, though is quite runny. The bottle says to apply a small amount, which I do, and it never leaves my hair looking greasy or sticky, you can't tell it's on there. It does make my hair take a little while longer to dry naturally than without it but the good results are worth it; it leaves my hair really soft and smelling lovely. I can't say how much it protects against damage from heat styling as I also use a heat protecting spray and didn't read at first on the bottle that it helped protect from heat styling. At around £6 for 200ml it's not too expensive and is definitely worth the money. I use it every time I wash my hair (which is every other day) and a bottle lasts me ages, on average around 3 months. The bottle makes it easy to apply as well.
This product is a godsend if you have dry hair and especially if its long na dis prone to tangles etc. I bought this product after seeing it being used on This Morning. They were using it as a leave in conditioner on the beach, so spraying onto dry hair before hitting the beach and it protects your ahir from the sea and sand. I tried this method whilst on holiday and it really does help hair to stay shiny and smooth but does look greasy when applied to dry hair, so I just brushed it and scraped it back into a plait.
But the product costs around £4.99 and comes in a funky ornage packaging with black bold lettering, explaining the benefits of the product.
The way i use this product is to shampoo and condition my hair as normal and then towel dry it, then spritz the leave in conditioner into my hair and blow dry and style as usual. You will be amazed by the results and hair is so so much more shinier and smoother and looks glossier and healthy. The only thing I would say is be careful if you use it to close to your roots because it can make hair look slightly greasy only use it if you have dry hair/frizzy hair/long hair which is prone to dry ends. The overall product is worth the money as the spray lasts quite a while and the smell is also refreshing and lasts in your hair all day. People comment on how glossy my hair looks and I believe it is down to this product. Go charles!
Left my hair feeling claggy and sticky, it was more prone to frizz than before I used it. My hair fine, thick and prone to dryness which is why I tried this product. As far as I am comcerned the only thing going for it, is that it smells nice. How do i get my money back?
Charles Worthington is a god in the hair world. He snips away at the flashest celebrities and millionaires with such finesse that he has a world reknown reputation as being up there with the best. So, like many before him, he jumped on the bandwagon of fetching out his own hair products line emblazened with his name across it. Nicky Clarke, Lee Stafford, Toni & Guy have all done the same. If you go into any Boots store you are overwhelmed with all these big names leaping out at you, special offers of 3 for 2 and fancy long names claiming they can rejuvenate your hair to look as shiny as the models adorning the boxes.
Why I bought this product..
Ive had a love/hate relationship with my hair for a long time. Mostly hate. Now many people say im lucky to have naturally curly hair. So naturally I despise my curly locks and straighten them with my GHDs to within an inch of their life. 'I dont want to look like Shirley Temple mum, Im 25!!' I shout in my defence. But now the years of battering away at my locks is beginning to take its toll. My luxurious mane is now limp, dried up and resembling hay in a rabbits hutch. Well not quite. My hairdresser is always getting on at me to 'condition, condition, condition'. So I have, but with little success. Until now!! ::hurrah::
Whilst browsing in t'asda t'other day, I came across this product. Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Intensive Leave-In Conditioner. What a mouthful. Is there any need for the extra long winded name? It was on special offer with a pound off, so being the bargain hunter that I was I snapped it up. I am very pleased with the results.. as you will soon find out.
Is bright, funky, sophisticated and Orange. Much more impressive than your bog standard Head and Shoulders but I presume this funky packaging is why the price is quite hefty. The name of the product (Im not saying it again) is in black basic font and it also says what kind of hair type you should have to benefit from it. Dry, Permed or Colour Treated. As im a very un-natural red head it suits me just fine. It contains 200ml (6.75 fl. oz fact fans).
On the back is some enticing flashy text with words like 'glosses', 'nourishes', 'revives' all basically shouting out 'buy me or else'. It claims to contain a new Keraflex complex which is a breakthrough in haircare science. This protein makes your hair 3 times stronger and leaves you with the much promised smoother locks we all desire.
There are instructions. I dont know why, I presume anyone above the age of 10 knows how to wash their hair. But as it is a leave in conditioner, for the simple folk out there, it makes it obvious you dont urm wash it out.
To open there is a lid at the base of the product which is very sturdy and doesnt leak. You just push it open and squeeze a small amount out. Then close and put on the bathroom side. Im babbling sorry.
It doesnt state whether the packaging is recyclable.
The smell and appearance..
Ive just smelt it and its very fresh, conditioner-y with no awful fruity smell that you often get these days. My boyfriend loves the smell of it after Ive washed it so it cant be all bad. The appearance is as you would expect white gunky coloured thick liquid. There is not bits in it to aggitate your scalp. Very easy to apply and just a nice consistency.
How I use it..
After shampooing and using your ordinary conditioner towel dry you hair and then apply this all over. Dont focus too much on the hair near your scalp as this might encourage dandruff. The ends of your hair will need attention too so dont forget and leave them out! You will only require a small amount so dont overdo it. Then just brush through your hair and dry/style as you normally would.
I have to say I am very impressed with the results of using this product. My hair is in alot better condition than it has been in a long time. Many people have commented on its shiny appearance and I can only put this down to using this. My hair feels alot smoother and softer and has been easier to style. It also lasts until your next wash.
My hair doesnt feel as dry as it did. I think the product has given it alot more moisture, fighting the effects of using heat styling products over a long period. I have been using this product for around 3 months now and have not noticed any deterioration in its effect on my hair. After every wash I use it and it continues to make my hairs appearance look healthier.
Some of the ingredients..
Ive just done a quick scan of the ingredients list and have noticed some unusual additions that could be giving it that extra kick. There is:
Evening Primrose Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Pequi Seed Oil
all contained in it, so it has alot of natural substances inside it. They must all add to the sweet pleasant aroma it has!
Where to find this product..
You can get this from heaps of places. Supermarkets, Chemists, Online retailers and im sure you will get it on Ebay if you looked. There is a great supply of these products as the demand for them is ever increasing.
How much the product is..
At Boots it is retailing at £4.99 which is very expensive by my standards but if you shop around you will find this cheaper. Dont succumb to this extortionate price! Wait for offers before you try it.
Compared with other products available to fares as follows [taken from boots.com]-
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor
250 ml | £1.80 per 100 ml
Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Intensive Treatment
150 ml | £2.86 per 100 ml
Mark Hill Intensive Colour Protection Mask
£4.28 per 100 ml
Elvive Nutri-Gloss Intense Masque
200 ml | £2.00 per 100 ml
So as you can see its the average price for similar products on the market.
Other Tips to keep your hair moisturised andin good condition are:
- Keep your split ends away with a cut at the hairdressers every 6-8 weeks. Not only does it shunt away the demons but it encourages hair growth.
- Exercise, Eat well, Dont smoke and cut down on your drink. Not only will you feel better in yourself but it will also benefit your hair. What you put into yourself has an effect on your whole being. If you are eating crap, expect your hair to suffer. Eating more protein will improve your locks ten fold.
- Take a supplement such as Vitamin E. Check with your doctor first but vitamin E is reknown for its healing properties. If you are suffering from hair loss, dull lacklustre hair then this is for you. Eat more brown rice, wheatgerm and green veg to get this into your diet naturally.
If your hair is:
~ Heat Style
Then this is the product for you. In my opinion it is the best out there. It is good value for money and lasts a long time. I have loads left in my bottle after using it weekly for 3 months. If your hair needs an extra blast of moisture to perk it up then try this out. I dont think you will be disappointed.
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This product has been a bit of a godsend for me. If you have curly hair, you need to try this out! It's simply fab.
Having recently revamped the packaging, this product now comes in a pale orange coloured tube, that stands on its cap. It costs £4.99 for a full sized 200 ml or is available as a 'takeaway' in 50 ml form which costs £1.65. All Charles Worthington products are available in Boots. Inside, the cream coloured hair healer is pleasantly scented.
After shampooing, apply sparingly to wet hair. A little goes a long way. It's described as an instant moisturizing treatment for your hair and is suitable for dry, permed or colour treated hair. Apparently with regular use this does make your hair up to three times stronger.
The best way to apply is to squeeze out a small amount. I have shoulder length hair so I probably use more than is needed, around two 10p's worth! I then rub it between my hands and apply it to the ends of my hair. I don't apply it to the roots as it can leave them feeling sticky and the hair 'clumps' together. If you apply too much of this product your hair will also take ages to dry so it's quite important to get the balance right. I don't comb the product through as my hair is curly but obviously if you have straight hair, this isn't a problem.
Obviously it doesn't need rinsing out so after that I apply mousse and then blow dry my hair as usual.
I've been using this product for ages - I've also recommended it to loads of friends! It leaves hair bouncy, curly, and best of all, frizz free. At last a product that actually works, plus it promises to leave your hair 'shiny, refreshed and protected'. Since using this I've never used a different conditioner, they just make my hair silky and I lose the curl as it's too smooth to do anything with!
It's hard to say how many applications you'll get from a tube - it will depend on how much you use each time, the length of your hair and how many times a week you wash your hair. However I have to say this tube lasts months rather than weeks. This *always* comes on holiday with me and I must say I'm more impressed with the new packaging as the old bottle did tend to get a bit clogged now and again.
To sum up - give it a try. For the price, it's well worth it. Even my hairdresser's daughter uses it now!
Just to note, this conditioner is quite often on a 3 for the price of 2 deal, so try and pick them up and grab yourself a bargain as they are fairly expensive at £5 each!
5 stars, highly recommended.
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When I was wandering around Boots recently, looking for some new shampoo and conditioner, I stumbled upon the Charles Worthington Results range with 3 for 2 offers on them. I decided to buy them as I hadn't really tried them and my friend cannot live without the serum and raves about the whole range, so I bought the Moisture Seal Glossing shampoo and the Superconditioner for dry, permed or damaged hair, which I will be reviewing shortly. I also bought this intensive leave-in conditioner which I will review now. I am usually adverse to leave-in conditioners as they tend to make my hair greasy, but as this one was effectively free and my hair has been suffering as late from too much colouring, I thought I should try it. The packaging is pretty uninspiring with it just being the same colour as the liquid / cream within, in this case a pale yellow. It comes in a 200ml bottle with a flip top lid (that can open and send its contents everywhere if you are not careful) but it also comes in smaller, cheaper take-aways form. The blurb on the back claims to volumise hair, add shine, prevent static, improve hair and scalp strength, protect hair from heat and styling damage, protect hair from environmental damage, boost hair's moisture retention, prevent chlorine damage and restore pH balance. A lot of claims which I wasn't sure it could live up to. I first washed and conditioned my hair with the other Charles Worthington products and then got out the intensive conditioner. The directions said to use it sparingly as it is highly concentrated. 'Apply a small amount of the product to towel dry hair using fingertips and then comb through.' You must not rinse it out. I squeezed out a small, pea-sized blob and applyed it to my hair. It smelt quite citrusy and a little artifical, like many other hair products, although it wasn't unpleasent. I applied it as directed and then blowdryed my hair. I never use addi
tional products appart from sometimes a styling spray to protect my hair when I dry it, as I hate the feeling of my hair feeling weighed down. This is the reason I usually don't use intensive conditioners, but this one left me extremly inpressed. After drying, my hair felt really silky and glossy, without feeling greasy and weighed down. It moved freely and looked in much better condition than before, especially towards the tips of my hair. I would recommend this to those who colour their hair or have very dry hair as it restores some of the moisture lost and in my opinion, performs a small miricle! I would however, suggest that you use only a TINY amount and distribute it mostly around the ends of the hair, rather than at the roots as this can weigh the hair down and make it look land and sometimes greasy.
I first got this product as a tester as my hair is coloured and very dry, so i went to boots and got a 50ml bottle for about £1.50 which you apply to towel dried hair and then blow dry. It had a squirty thing that you get it out of so it was very easy to apply straight to my hair without having to get my hands covered in it. The product wasnt sticky and didnt have a unbearable smell and helped to detangle my hair very well although i wasnt sure if it had covered all of my hair thouroghly. The product conditioned my hair really well and the bottle claimed to last 15 to 20 washes and i have very long hair so i use quite a lot and still have half the bottle left. You can also get a 200ml bottle which boots sell for £4.99 (which is a little pricey but it lasts ages) which has a different dispenser for the lid, i think its the one pictured, so i assume this may be more difficult to apply straight onto the hair, and this one lasts for 50 to 100 washes. Another advantage it the product isnt tested on animals.
I recently had highlights done, and while I’ve been delighted with the way they look, I had forgotten how harsh these kinds of chemicals could be on your hair. Before, my beloved Lush Trichomania solid shampoo left my hair in perfect condition. Since the colour though, my hair has become very dry and needed a helping hand in the conditioning department. I popped off to my local Boots and perused the shelves trying to find a solution to my “hay” hair, and there I saw the small but perfectly formed Charles Worthington “Results Take Aways” range. This range is exactly the same as the Results salon formulas, but in smaller, more affordable quantities. There are 23 products in the range, including conditioners, hairsprays, waxes, serums and shampoos. My very tiny local Boots store stocked nine or ten of them, all priced at £1.50 each. They are marketed as beauty products “to go”, handy sizes to take to the gym or on holiday. For me, highly inexperienced in these matters, they were a great way to try an otherwise expensive product without having to shell out for the full sized item. I chose the Hair Healer Intensive Leave-In Conditioner, which comes in a 50ml pump bottle. The little bottle is clear with the name of the product and all the details printed on in the trademark Charles Worthington navy blue font and the silver “W” logo. The conditioner inside is cream coloured and the lid of the bottle is toned to match the contents. For a product that only cost £1.50, it looks rather nice. The pump dispenses a very small amount of conditioner at a time and it is very thick and creamy indeed, which you would expect from an “intensive” treatment. It has a pleasant, slightly sharp and clean floral smell. It isn’t heavy or sweet or cloying like many conditioners. It has a light smell that does stay in your hair, as the product isn̵
7;t washed out. The bottle says the conditioner is a “mega-treatment” for hair and scalp packed with essential oils and hair nourishers and strengtheners. But since I changed my hair, it tends towards greasiness at the root, whilst being dry as a bone on the ends. I decided to apply the conditioner to the drier ends of my hair, avoiding the root. I finger combed a small amount of the conditioner through my hair, as per the instructions on the bottle. Then I combed it through with a comb, and then styled my hair as normal (oooh, get me, “styled”…I only recently had it cut into a style and started blow drying it, that’s how much I neglected my poor old head!) To be honest, the results blew me away! The dry and knotty tangle had disappeared and my new hot air styling brush glided through my hair with the greatest of ease. I applied a tiny amount of Charles Worthington silkening hair serum too, and a spritz of good old Chuck’s blow dry lotion to protect my locks from the heat. And all of a sudden, I had this chic, straight, shiny, soft hairstyle. For someone who hasn’t had an actual hairstyle for a long time this was an incredible experience. Suddenly I had confidence. My hair shone, and bounced and swung when I moved my head. It felt like silk, all soft and touchable and it smelt lovely and clean. I felt smart and pretty and well groomed (a far cry from my “should have washed it last night, haven’t had it cut for a year, busy Mummy, ignored wife, put it up out of the way ponytail!) It just shows you what a haircut, colour and the right products can do to change a woman’s attitude and bolster her flagging confidence! I have found that this is a really intensive treatment and it doesn’t need to be used for every wash to keep my hair healthy. I use it once or twice a week when I feel it is needed, and alternate it with a normal conditioner. I don’t think I shall be buying the large size of this product, I don’t think I need to. It is so concentrated and you use so little of it that the small 50ml bottle will last me for ages. I think, at £1.50, it is a huge bargain. Looking at the ingredients, it is no wonder it smells so lovely, as it contains Shea Butter and Sunflower, Evening Primrose, Jojoba, Avocado and Almond Oils. The bottle states that the products are “expertly tested throughout development, but not on animals”, which is a nice thing to know. For more information about CW products, you can visit his rather flashy web site at www.cwlondon.com. It is quite nicely designed, and you can bypass the annoyingly long flash movie at the beginning, but I think the site has been recently redesigned and some of the links still aren’t working. Give them time and I’m sure it will all be sorted out. Other than those small gripes, it is an attractive and informative site. So, that’s how Charles Worthington transformed me from “Stig of the Dump” to “silken-haired siren”. I can’t wait to tell you about his Silkening Serum! Cheers for reading Allie xx
This product is a definate must have for anyone who has problems with the roots of their hair being intolerant to conditioner, and the tips in dire need of it! If i put conditioner on my roots it goes greasy at the roots but i bought this charles worthington stuff and just spread it on the tips of my hair and then blow dried it and my hair was really smooth at the tips. Forget using frizz serum. this stuff really conditions your hair and improves its condition not only immediately but in the long run also. the only problem i had was that i could only buy it in a really small bottle.