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I am a big fan of the Herbal Essence product and I have tried nearly all of them. I have a lot of split ends due to excessively using heated styling appliances. For this reason, I recently bought the Beautiful Ends conditioner.
What does the product do?
The conditioner has been created on order to leave the hair conditioner and stronger. It promises to protect the end of your locks from snapping and breaking when styling which should leave your hair looking smoother and sleeker. It claims that it will replenish the moisture levels of the hair, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. It contains red raspberry and silk which promises to nourish and condition the hair leaving it healthy looking. It should leave the hair smelling as lovely as it looks.
Packaging and Price
The conditioner comes contained within a red opaque plastic bottle and you can't see the liquid inside. The front of the bottle has been decorated by a raspberry and more information about the conditioner has been provided on the back of the bottle. It has a red on which it stands and you need to push down on one side of the lid in order to open it.
The conditioner will costs around £4 for and for that money you will get 400ml of the product. A smaller 150ml bottle is available for £2. The conditioner is available in stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and from a range of online websites. You can find both the shampoo and conditioner on offer so keep those eyes peeled.
Application and Performance
The product is a creamy red colour and you can smell it as soon as it is dispensed from the bottle. It has a delicious fruity sweetness to it and, as is always the case with this brand, the aroma is very evident and present. I really like it and I find the fragrance very summery but it won't be for everyone. The product is easy to dispense from the bottle but this gets harder as you run out of the product because the plastic is thick and hard to squeeze. The conditioner has quite a thick consistency and you don't need to use too much of the product in order to get the desired results.
The conditioner coats the hair well and it feels really hydrating on my hair. The formula is gentle and it doesn't irritate my scalp or cause me to experience any discomfort. The aroma is very evident throughout the conditioning process and it makes the experience more enjoyable. It is easy to rinse out of my hair. When my hair is both wet and dry, it is easy to comb through and it is free from tangles so it must be very hydrating. My hair seems stronger and I do feel like I saw further breakages from my hair after both drying and straightening. It hasn't solved my split end problems however and my hair does still get frizzy on the ends due to them. My hair feels really soft after use and it looks in a good condition. My hair smells delicious long after it has dried. The product doesn't weigh down my hair or making it look greasy and I can leave it the usual 48 hours before having to wash it again.
All in all, this is another lovely creation by the Herbal Essence team. It seems deliciously sweet and it is leaves my hair soft and tangle free. I see fewer breakages when brushing and styling, and my hair looks full and healthy. I can't say that it has fixed or banished my split ends but then I didn't really believe that it would. That being said, I would happily buy this one again.
I have tried a few different Herbel Essences conditioners but none of them I have particularly loved to go out and buy again. Instead I have just bought others until I find one, if any, that I really do love for my hair. My most recent purchase was their 'Beautiful Ends' range, from which I bought both the shampoo and conditioner. It is in a red bottle and contains red raspberry and silk extracts.
The 'Beautiful Ends' range is designed to protect your hair against split ends and breakage. I thought this would be good for my hair as I blow dry it and then straighten it a lot. I have naturally curly hair and so it takes a lot of styling to get it straight, which is how I like to wear my hair a lot. I do end up with quite a lot of split ends and because I am wanting my hair to grow longer, I do not want to keep having to go get it cut at the hairdressers. However I cannot stand my split ends! I do understand this doesn't say it will improve or magically fix my already existing split ends, but I was hoping it would prevent them from happening as much when I started using this conditioner, especially as I am using it with the matching shampoo.
The first thing I notice when I use this is the creamy texture of the conditioner. I do use quite a lot of it when washing my hair as it is getting longer now, but only a small amount will be required if you have short hair. My hair feels a lot more softer when I have used a generous amount. My little tip when conditioning is always to leave it in for a few minutes rather than just washing it straight out, as it seems to make it that little bit glossier when I do. the glossiness is nice and a bit shiny, and doesn't appear greasy. I have noticed some conditioner can leave your hair looking greasy quite quickly if you use too much. The other thing I notice straight away is the lovely scent. I was hoping you would still be able to smell this in my hair the next day, and I can now gladly say that you can. There aren't many hair products that can make my hair smell so nice still the next day after washing it, especially a fruity scent like this one, which is one of my favourites.
My hair feels very clean and not in the slightest bit greasy after using this product. As for the split ends part, I do think it helps prevent split ends slightly, but not completely. I do still use my usual heat protection spray before straightening my hair for that extra added protection though. I have noticed a slight improvement since I started using this conditioner after using the matching shampoo though and so therefore it must be working a little!
I would consider buying this again but I am still wanting to try more from the Herbal Essences range. This is the best one I have used up to now though. I would recommend this if you want to protect your hair from split ends that bit more as in my opinion it does work a little, just not completely. However I have yet to find a product that does protect my hair from horrible ends completely, or else I wouldn't have needed to purchase this in the first place. I would definitely recommend using both the shampoo and conditioner together from this range too. I am not sure how good they will be if used separately with a different shampoo or conditioner.
This is available in two different sizes, 200ml or 400ml. 200ml is usually priced at around £2 and the 400ml at £3.89. They are available in major supermarkets such as Asda, and also Boots, Superdrug and other beauty shops.
I don't usually indulge in a separate conditioner - I'm a 2in1 girl, or if I'm out of that, just whatever shampoo is to hand (usually odd hotel samples!) But on a recent holiday I shared toiletries with my roommate, and I ended up bringing this home after the break, more because I wanted the travel sized bottle to refill for future travels than anything else! Anyway, there was more than half of it left, and in the meantime I have used it up and can give it a pretty positive review...
Lets get the negatives out of the way first - Number 1: raspberry smelling hair products. Not something I would usually go for I have to say - I'm strawberry blonde in colour, so with a smell to match I could be in serious danger of being mistaken for a bowl of summer fruits...! The smell when you're using the conditioner, though, is lovely - you get a slight blast of raspberry, and although it's "there" I wouldn't say there's a strong raspberry aroma at all once you start to condition. After you've rinsed and dried off there's no troublesome linger of raspberry smell at all.
Problem Number 2: The bottle talking to me. I've never used herbal esscence products before - do they all do this? "My velvety conditioning will give you protection against breakage and split ends...Soak your hair with me, yep all the way down to the tips" I was a tiny bit freaked out by this approach!
Anyway, onto the main event...Out of the bottle, which is easily squeezable, the conditioner is silky and a normal consistency for shampoo/conditioner, it's a slightly unnerving raspberry-cream in colour and I squoze about an inch of it onto my palm for my short hair.
Being only an occasional conditioner-user, I maybe go a bit overboard with the gentle massage bit of the usage instructions! I gave a thorough massage to all my hair for about a minute and immediately I could feel the benefit, my hair felt absolutely gorgeous as soon as I started massaging it in, and when finished, rinsing out is easy and quick (again be aware that I'm reviewing as a short-hair person). I repeated the process on one occasion, just for the indulgence, but the performance of the conditioner was so positive and noticeable with a single application, I can't honestly say that the second application made a noticeable difference.
I towel-dry my hair first and then brush through before using the hairdryer, and it felt lovely and soft and silky brushed though and when dried.
My usual 2 in 1 does a great job for me, my hairdressers even regularly comment, but to me this was a noticeable difference to my usual feeling - noticeably much softer and silkier. This seems to retail around the £2 mark for 200ml bottle, and I probably would not consider buying a bottle for those times when I'm out of my 2 in 1 but the ONLY reason for that is the smell - the performance of the conditioner is great.
I happened across this conditioner by accident as I was staying with a friend and I had run out of conditioner. She has silky long hair and I have tough, shortish grey hair which takes a lot of conditioning to make it any where near soft. I actually have hair envy of my dog, a Golden Retriever who has softer hair than me and she's a natural blond! My friend lent me the matching shampoo and conditioner, Beautiful Ends, Herbal Essences by Clairol and between the two of them they made quite a difference to my hair so that next time I was shopping I bought the pair.
I am reviewing the conditioner which comes in the Herbal Essences slightly wiggly bottle, this time in red with a green top to access the conditioner. I would not thought to have bought this product as it says on the front that it is for mid to long hair, but then why not? It claims to provide split end protection and contains red raspberries and silk extracts. Sounds good. On the reverse is a little bit of information that it is a serum infused formula for moisturized softness and that it is a velvety soft conditioner that restores the hairs outer layer,making it stronger and so less split ends. There is also a little bit about growing raspberries and if you wish you can find out more raspberry facts on www.herbal-essences.co.uk. The bright green top is the type where you press down with your thumb and the lid tilts to reveal the opening. It is quite secure and has never leaked even when stored upside down.
After shampooing and rinsing my hair I depress the top and am greeted by a sweet smell a bit like fruit yogurt! The colour is fairly similar too, raspberry pink and glossy of a fairly thick consistency. The amount is easily controlled by gently squeezing the bottle and soon you have a good blob ready to smooth all through your wet hair. I always use a lot of conditioner as my hair is so rough so I use two amounts and make sure that all my hair is covered. Although I was at first a bit taken aback by the pink appearance I soon came to love the fruity fragrance of this rich conditioner. I then leave it to work for a couple of minute before rinsing it out. It does not leave any residue just a lovely fruity scent. Looking on the ingredients listed on the back of the bottle I can see that it contains Hydrolyzed Silk, Rubus Ideaus fruit extract and Zea Mays silk extract.
The Results and my opinion.
I have been really impressed with how soft this has left my hair, the first day that I used it was a windy day and my hair was so silky that my hat blew off! It remains so for about two days although sadly the nice raspberry fruity smell fades away.I do think that this is more of a girly conditioner than for the men in the family. Although I felt a bit of a fraud using a conditioner for split ends when I don't have any I find that this conditioner really works for me and I am happy to continue buying it or nick it from my friend. I shall be trying more hair care products for split ends if they all give this kind of result.
5 stars from me.
Made by Proctor and Gamble my bottle contains 400ml and is recyclable. It has 12months life after it has been opened. The 400ml bottle costs around 3.89pounds so look out for special offers and there is also a 200ml bottle and a hair mask in this range.
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I always use the matching conditioner to whatever shampoo I am using at any time, I am currently using the Herbal Essences Beautiful ends shampoo so I am using the conditioner too.
I love the Herbal Essences range however I do find them a bit pricey for what they are so only ever buy them when I find them on offer. You can buy the product in chemists and supermarkets and very rarely the smaller bottle can be found in discount style stores. The product comes in a 200ml bottle and a 400ml bottle, the smaller bottle costs £2.25 and the larger bottle costs £3.79 which is simply too much for me to pay.
The product comes in a soft red plastic bottle, it has the opening at the bottom so it sits on its lid, the lid is one where you push down on one side and the other side will pop up to reveal a hole for dispensing from. I like products that stand on their lid as it helps you to get the last dregs out of the bottle.
The bottle is solid in colour unlike the shampoo so you are unable to see how much is left in the bottle which I find a bit of a pain, the bottle states the product is for mid to long hair which I have and it contains red raspberries and silk extracts.
The conditioner is really thick and creamy and a lovely lilac in colour, the conditioner smells really fruity which I really like and I find the smell stays on my hair for ages and can even smell it the following day after washing. The conditioner is easy to work through my hair and it rinses out really easily, as soon as it is rinsed out I can feel that my hair is really well conditioned.
The conditioner is supposed to reduce split ends however it is impossible to say whether that is the case or not as I have no way of knowing if I would have had more split ends if I wasn't using the product. What I can say is that the shampoo and conditioner used together leaves my hair really soft and easy to manage and having long hair manageability is a must, I give this product 4 stars as I feel the price is too expensive.
My hair is fairly dry and can become frizzy at times which I really hate and I've been trying to find a shampoo and conditioner for years to tackle the frizz and I've never found anything as good as this. I've even tried frizz free Charles Worthington shampoo and conditioner and that didn't even work!
First of all I really like the packaging as it is a bright dark red and I love how the two bottles of conditioner and shampoo fit together like a puzzle. They are also able to stand on the shelf unlike some other shampoos and conditioners I have owned previously.
The price of the product is an absolute bargain at only £2.99 which is amazing considering how well the product actually works.
On the bottle it says that it is for split end protection for smooth looking shiny ends and once you work the conditioner into the ends of your hair and wash it out thoroughly you can definitely tell the difference compared to other high-street brands. It leaves your hair looking healthy and shiny whilst also leaving it smooth and silky to the touch which is a huge bonus.
There is nothing I else I can say about this product apart from the fact I would recommend this to a friend and repurchase it forever (I'm not joking)!
Oh I nearly forgot, also the smell is absolutely beautiful as it smells like cherries and sherbet!
When it comes to shampoo and conditioner, I am not very loyal to any brand and tend to try what ever is on offer when I go shopping, having curly hair, which I like to straighten means I always tend to either by products designed for sleek hair or for damage repair as using my GHD's every day does take its toll.
The most recent brand I tried was Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends, as I said, using my straighteners most days means that the end of my hair becomes really dry with quite a lot of split ends so I thought this would be good. As per the manufacturer's recommendations, I always use the shampoo and conditioner from the same brand/range as they boast this gives the best results.
The conditioner comes in a bright red bottle but unlike the shampoo, this isn't see-through so I had to guess how much product was left in the bottle by the weight. To the front of the bottle, there is the Herbal Essences logo. The lid is green and to open the bottle, you depress at one side. Unlike the shampoo, the bottle sits upside down as such, by this, I mean that the lid is to the bottom, what I like about this is that the conditioner falls to the bottom so when the bottle is coming to the end, I haven't got to stand shaking the bottle to get the conditioner to come out.
The conditioner is a nice deep pink colour, having hair which comes just below my shoulders, I find that I need quite a lot to apply all over my hair (around 2 x 50p piece sizes), concentrating particularly mid-length to the ends of my hair. The consistency is quite thick which give the feel of a luxurious product and the smell is gorgeous, it is advertised as being raspberry and red lily, it is definitely fruity and fresh but I am not sure I would definitely say I can smell raspberries. The fragrance is quite strong too, a good couple of hours after using, I can walk back into the bathroom and the fruity fragrance is still present, but even more so, by the end of the day, my hair still smells nice and fruity.
A 400ml bottle retails for around £3.50 there is also a 200ml bottle priced at around £2, I brought the shampoo when it was half price so I was quite pleased with this. I have spotted this available in supermarkets and chemists such as Boots & Superdrug.
Overall, the product was quite good as a conditioner, my hair felt quite soft after using and after styling, the fresh fruity fragrance was present all day, I was able to brush my hair with little effort after washing but to be honest, there was no difference in the split ends I had or the ones that started to develop so I wont be re-buying at the full price, I may be tempted if it was half price again. Because of this, I would give the conditioner 3 out of 5 stars.
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Herbal essences is not normally a brand I go for, but my flat mate owns this one so I borrowed a bit to see what it would be like - and I have to say, I am not a fan.
The conditioner comes in a deep red bottle, with the usual fruit/floral design on the front representing the flavours/scents/ingredients within the product. This particular one contains raspberry and silk extracts, saying this though the smell of it doesnt remind me of raspberries at all. It is quite a pleasant fruity smell - but definitely doesnt smell like raspberries to me.
The bottle claims to give 'split end protection', and it does seem to make the ends of my hair nice and soft. However, although it makes the ends of my hair look and feel soft, the roots and lengths of my hair tend to get weighed down by the conditioner, and even feel a little bit greasy to me. This isnt because I havent rinsed it out well enough as after the first use I ensured that I rinsed as thoroughly as possible, but I still had the same result when I'd dried my hair.
The conditioner itself is a pale pink colour and quite thick, it is easy to massage into the hair, and it does seem like its easy to rinse out - until after you have dried your hair and you find that it doesnt feel asthough it has been rinsed out properly, no matter how hard you try.
The herbal essence shampoos retail for around £2 for the small bottle depending on where you shop, but you can usually find them on offer in either boots or superdrug, and failing that the smaller bottles can normally be found in most good pound shops.
I wouldnt recommend you try this conditioner or the shampoo however as from my experience all it seems to do is weigh your hair down, maybe its a little too rich.
This is a review of the Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Conditioner which I purchased at the same time as the matching shampoo, which I also reviewed recently. As mentioned in that review, Herbal Essences isn't usually a brand I go for, however I decided that I would give it a try since it was reduced and I can't pass up a bargain!
The Beautiful Ends Conditioner promises much the same as the shampoo. It is designed to give 'split end protection' and is for mid-long hair. Like the matching shampoo it contains red raspberry and silk extracts.
The bottle the shampoo comes in is a deep red with a bright green lid. The lid is at the base, however since I was around halfway through the bottle I have found it very hard to get the conditioner out of the bottle - it requires a lot of shaking and a lot of pressure to get it out. When I got to near the end of the bottle I pretty much gave up on it, as it just would not come out at all.
The scent of the conditioner is a little different from the shampoo in my opinion, which is unusual for a 'matching' product. Whereas I thought the shampoo had a raspberry scent, every time I use the conditioner I am reminded of cherries. It's a nice enough fragrance though (but not as nice as the shampoo!), although I do think it is quite subtle and can only really be smelled if I put my nose right up to it.
The conditioner, which is a light pink colour, is quite a nice consistency, being thick but not heavy. It runs through my hair easily and although it doesn't say so on the bottle, I tend to leave it on a minute or so to work.
When rinsed away, the conditioner leaves my hair feeling very smooth and detangled. Having long hair, it can become quite tangled and knotty, but a brush or comb runs straight through it after I have used this.
Other than detangling my hair I have found that my hair is left feeling soft and smooth, whilst looking healthier with a bit of a sheen. It is also more hydrated which does make the ends of my hair (which are dry and ratty) look healthier. As I said when I reviewed the matching shampoo, I find it impossible to tell if it is actually preventing split ends, but it certainly makes my hair feel healthier.
The shampoo comes in a 200ml or 400ml size. I got my 200ml one reduced to around £1.50 in ASDA. I have since seen the 200ml size in Poundland. The usual price is around £2 for the smaller bottle and £3.50 for the larger one, so it seems I got a bargain.
I didn't like the conditioner as much as I liked the matching shampoo, mainly because I think the shampoo smelled so much nicer, but I do still think this is a good product. If you're looking for a decent conditioner which will leave hair soft, smooth and detangled, then you could do worse than trying this one.
I purchased the herbal essences beautiful end shampoo and conditioner as it was on offer at boots for £1.75 for a 400ml bottle. The shampoo indicates that it is intended for long hair which I don't have however my daughter does have long hair and she seems to be ok using the herbal essences range. Another reason for me buying this conditioner was the beautiful ends make as I like to keep the ends of my hair in good condition and if it works for long hair then surly it does the same job for shorter styles.
The conditioner comes in a 400ml bright red bottle which is slightly curved, this is intended as the shampoo is also curved enabling the bottles to look good standing together. The bottle displays the usual herbal essences logo and due to its vibrant colour it would definitely stand out on the shelf. The bottle has a green press cap on the top which is easily opened by pressing the end and the conditioner is ready to be dispensed.
I have used this conditioner in conjunction with the shampoo each time as I have always managed to pick them up when they have been on offer together so my review regarding the item is with use of the shampoo as well whether this makes a difference or not I'm not too sure.
The bottle advises that this conditioner contains red berry and raspberry extract to aid split end protection. It advises that the conditioner works on every piece of the hair to restore softness and strength.
The conditioner itself is pink in colour and of thick consistency. The smell is absolutely gorgeous and really fruity and uplifting, it is an absolute pleasure to use. I normally use a good amount and rub it all through my hair concentrating on the mid-lengths and ends. Once my hair is fully coated I can feel immediately that my hair is smooth and detangled and that's even before rinsing it off. The conditioner is easy to rinse out which is a surprise considering its thickness. After using this product the hair can be combed with ease and styled as usual. I love how the hair looks very healthy and shiny after using this conditioner and it has that beautiful scent that stays on the hair even the next day.
This conditioner is a big hit for me. I have purchased it a few times now so I would certainly recommend whatever the hair length.
This is the conditioner I bought as part of the "2 bottles for £3" offer which is currently available on all Herbal Essences products in Asda. Since buying these, I've noticed they seem to be on offer in other places, so they are clearly pushing the brand at the moment.
The conditioner comes in a similar bottle to the shampoo, but has a flip lid which opens at the bottom instead of the top, and the bottle is red in colour rather than tinted red, which means you can't see how much you've got left. A minor annoyance, but still worth mentioning. Although I guess another way of looking at it is that it's easier to distinguish from the shampoo because one is transparent and the other isn't.
The conditioner itself is supposed to complement the shampoo, both of which are designed for hair which suffers from split ends and is in need of rehydration. It is especially recommended for mid to long hair. As mentioned in my shampoo review, I am suffering from split ends at the moment as I'm trying to grow my hair, and it's looking dry at the ends and generally a bit tatty!
I used this conditioner after shampooing my hair with the shampoo from the same range. The conditioner has the same gorgeous fruity uplifting smell as the shampoo, and is purple in colour which is rather unusual for a conditioner. It feels nice and thick and covers the hair well. I tend to focus on the lower parts of my hair because this is where I need the most attention, and also if you apply too much conditioner to the roots they can look greasy.
The conditioner feels like it's leaving a layer of goodness on your hair, and after applying this my hair felt like it was also being detangled. It rinsed out easily, and I was pleased that my hair felt smooth as I was rinsing it out. I know your hair always feels smoother when wet, but sometimes after washing it, it can get a bit tangled and all over the place, this just seemed to smooth it down.
On drying my hair, I noticed it wasn't too tangled and the comb slipped through it very easily. I have long thick hair, so quite often it's a battle to get a comb through it when wet, and also it can get very tangled after washing. This wasn't the case with this conditioner. I dried my hair, and noticed immediately that the dry ends of my hair weren't as prominent as they were previously, and it generally looked a lot healthier, smoother and sleeker.
Now, the only thing I would say about this review, is that I have only ever used this conditioner in conjunction with the matching shampoo, so I couldn't confidently say which is making my hair look in better condition. I'm not sure, for example, whether using this conditioner with a different brand of shampoo would have the same effect. I would recommend using both the shampoo and conditioner together for the best results, as I don't really care which one makes my hair look better, I just know that when used together, they work!
As previously mentioned in my reviews I'm an offer queen...Most things that are on offer I give a go. One of my recent offers was Herbal Essence Beautiful ends conditioner 400ml £2.00 normally £3.32 at full price.
The bottle is bright red with a bold white font. The bottle colour and curvy shape makes it stand out on the shelves. But the bottle design leaves you with no doubt that its part of the herbal essence range. It comes in 200ml and 400ml bottles. The 400ml bottle lasts me about 3 months and I use it twice a week.
The conditioner itself is a pale pink colour and although it does say has raspberry extracts in it their not present in it fragrance. It has a fruity sweet smell to it which is quite refreshing.
I have shoulder length hair which is very thick and slightly curly so I tend to straighten it every day and I really have noticed a significant change is my ends since using this. Less split ends and my whole hairy is shinier.
I use a tiny amount of the conditioner (about a grape size) and it coats the whole of my hair. On application you can notice the silkiness straight away. I comb my hair with the conditioner and wash it out.
I do feel this conditioner does what it says on the bottle - apart from smell of raspberry. I will definitely be buying it again when on offer.
The Herbal Essences range includes specific purposes per products indicated not only by the name on the front but the colour of the range. In this case it's the red range which has the purpose of protecting the ends of hairs against splitting by conditioning them.
I've used multiple of the kinds in this range and have to say I haven't seen a massive difference in their effect, especially when considering the conditioners except for the smell and the colour. But I can't complain and how well they condition your hair.
I used and finished this bottle of beautiful ends conditioner a little over a month ago and was impressed with the results. The bottle is well designed so that it stands upright without much effort to balance it in the shower. When purchased with the matching shampoo (as I did since there was a buy one get one free offer in Boots at the time which could still be on) they fit into the others shape and save space when precariously balanced on a full shower shelf (as mine were).
They cap opens easily by pushing down on one side with a reasonable amount of force to reveal a rectangular opening on the opposite side. The bottle does take quite a bit of pressure to squeeze the conditioner out which is only made difficult by the fact your hands are wet. However the amount you squeeze out is then well controlled.
After beginning to use the herbal essences conditioners daily I can't imagine it any other way. they leave your hair smooth and easy to comb through after showering whilst still wet thus avoiding snapping or splitting of hairs when brushing.
I received multiple compliments for how healthy and shiny my hair looked and have noticed a reduced amount of hair splitting whilst combing my hair throughout the day since it keeps it silky and untangled.
It also smells very fruity and sweet which has been received well by many of my friends, asking which hair care product I used just to have such nice smelling hair!
For me conditioner is far more important than shampoo, as long as my shampoo doesn't make my hair fall out or dry it to a crisp pretty much anything will keep me happy. Conditioner is a different matter, with hair that touches my bum I have to keep pumping moisture back into it or I could start to resemble tumble-weed.
Clarirol Herbal Essence is one of my favourite mid priced brands, however I only ever buy it when it's on some kind of offer and don't stick to one type as long as it's not for normal or greasy hair I'll try it. One that has found its way into my bathroom on several occasions is the Beautiful Ends version for long hair. Until 3.1.12 this conditioner is available on a two for one offer at Tesco, £3.32 for 400mls x2. This conditioner is designed to protect the older hair at the ends of a head of long tresses, protecting against breakage and split end.
The bottle is a curvy shape which is wide enough to stand on the lid ensuring that the product is always available to squirt out without any jiggling and banging. The bottle as per the accurate Dooyoo picture is opaque so you can't see how much product is left, but you can get a good idea by the weight of it in your hand. The plastic is easily squeezed and there's no problem getting the conditioner out.
The smell is lovely, little fruity and slightly floral, the scents are one of the main things I like about the Herbal Essence range. The conditioner itself feels quite thick and creamy and is a soft almost lilacy pink. It doesn't seem to spread through the hair quite as easily as some conditioners, and seems to sink in quite quickly, so I need to use a little more than I normally would. I get through a lot of conditioner in general not only this brand, as I need quite a dollop to get through my hair the equivalent of one to two dessert spoons is the usual amount, and this takes nearly the two dessert spoon quantity. Therefore this bottle won't last me as long as the shampoo will, as I only need about half the amount of shampoo to get a good lather all over my head.
While this is in my hair it starts to feel smoother immediately, it doesn't recommend a length of time to leave it on the hair for on the bottle, but I leave it a minimum of a minute and sometimes a few minutes depending on how much of a rush I'm in.
The conditioner washes out perfectly, I have heard that some can find this a little difficult to rinse out. As long as I use warm water and stick to something I read written by a professional hairdresser who advised rinsing twice as long as you think you need to then it's fine. This leaves my hair feeling rather sensually slinky when wet. Once it dries it has a good shine, and any frizz is a little diminished, my hair remains fragrant for a day or two after washing. Although this is a thickish conditioner I don't feel it weighs my hair down or leaves it feeling less voluminous. I don't use this conditioner on my scalp only from about ear level down. I do this with all conditioners and it seems to avoid any lankness no matter what conditioner I use.
Does this protect against damage and split ends any better than other conditioners? Well yes and no. It does a better job than the cheapest end of the spectrum and it even outshines some of the mid price range conditioners, but I wouldn't say it is head and shoulders above similar products from brands such as Pantenne.
I do love Clairol Herbal Essence products and as long as I can find them at a reasonable price will use them in preference to other brands, this is one of several 'hair types' of this brand that I will use. However despite having long hair I will still use other products when this isn't on offer.
I have very long naturally thick and wavy hair, and over the year's it is fair to say I have tortuted it! Chemically straightened, bleached, dyed, bleached again and then straightened and blow dryed every day. Not a good cocktail for healthy shiny hair especially when it comes to the older hair at the ends that have seen years and years of abuse!
I have tried lots of products, some ok and some excellent but all of them have one thing in common - they are all expensive! So due to having to give up some of life's little luxuries (like £15 a bottle shampoo and £20 a tub deep conditioner) due to bills going up and my wages not, I had to search out some cheaper alternatives for my barnet.
A friend recommended Herbal Essences, and she's just as abusive to her hair as mine but I just thought she was one of the lucky few with ridiculously good genes or something becuase her hair is truly gorgeous healthy and shiny. I didn't realise it was all down to her products.
So I bought myself the shampoo and conditioner and I have to say I am extatic with the results - it seems to 'glue' together my split ends so they don't look well - split and makes my hair really soft and manageable! It even get's rid of my frizz and makes by straightners 'glide' over the hair.
I don't use heat protection spray (but probably should) but my hair looks in really really good condition. It even adds 'weight' to my hair to stop it flying away in all directions and has a great smell and lathers up lovely. If you have long damaged hair, try this before splashing cash on expensive salon brands - I love it.