“ Brand: Clairol / Type: Conditioner „
From the blurb:
"Serum-infused formula for moisturized softness...Polished princess! Play up your natural gleam with this shine-enhancing formula and you'll beam from ear to ear...Live the GLEAM! Beauty is in the reflection of the beholder. Smooth on Dazzling Shine Light Reflecting Mask from root to tip for a deep-down, radiant shine."
I described the attractive design of the packaging of this shampoo/conditioner combo in some detail in my review of the "Dazzling Shine" shampoo. All I would add here is that the bottle is opaque lime green in this case, matching the product within. The bottle stands on it's cap, meaning that the conditioner is at the "right" end to be dispensed, whilst the cap itself is a snug fit to the bottle, meaning that it doesn't fill up with shower water - one of my personal bugbears.
(The photo shown here is actually of the matching shampoo)
THE FRAGRANCE AND APPEARANCE
The fragrance of this conditioner is similar to that of the matching shampoo. That is, it's slightly appley and slightly zesty. However, this is sweeter overall, with added creamy, powdery notes. I wouldn't say it smelt of coconut, however, it does having something reminiscent of coconut about it. As with the matching conditioner, the fragrance is quite mild, so would perhaps be less suitable for those who like the perfume of their hair products to linger.
This conditioner dispenses easily. It is a good texture, being neither thin and useless looking like some cheap conditioners nor so thick it has to be coaxed out of the bottle. It is light lime green in colour.
This product smooths onto and combs through the hair really easily - it feels lovely to use. The blurb claims that this conditioner is "serum infused", and I can believe it. Rinses out with no problems and doesn't irritate my scalp, which can get dry and itchy with some hair products.
This conditioner works really well. It lives up to the claims on the bottle, grandiose as those might be! As I've said, I use it with the matching conditioner and the duo leave my hair really shiny, soft, manageable and with plenty of body. Although I don't necessarily think of myself as a "polished princess" (hah!), I am happy with the way my hair looks and feels at the start of the day.
I bought this 400ml bottle in the 99p shop, but it's currently available from a range of high street retailers, priced from £1.85 in Superdrug to £3.79 in Boots or Waitrose.
I always keep my eye out while shopping for reduced stuff and I will stock up on more luxurious brands of shampoo and conditioner whenever they're on offer as I simply refuse to pay over the odds!
Now, I know herbal essences isn't a particularly luxurious brand & there's nothing that special about it but I saw that it was on offer and decided to buy the dazzling shine conditioner as my hair isn't looking its best at the minute! I paid about £1.80 for the 400ml bottle & it usually retails at just under 4 pounds for 400ml.
The conditioner contains flower extracts which seems a bit random and it also contains berry and tea extracts which seems even more random - how does tea and berry have any benefit on someone's hair? Nevertheless it does do what it says so I'm not complaining.
From looking at the product description you'd expect the ingredients to be quite natural but it is in fact full of chemicals. Again I'm not complaining, just saying! The conditioner comes in a nicely designed green, plastic bottle and stands on its flip top lid.
The bottle is pretty easy to squeeze and a good size. The conditioner itself isnt as thick as I was expecting but the consistency is nice, it's not too heavy but not too runny. It spreads per my hair easily and I usually leave it in for a few minutes, the smell is nice and quite citrusy and fruity, it does smell quite perfumed rather than being a completely natural smell but this doesn't bother me, it's a nice smell and not too over powering and it does linger on my hair for at least a couple of days.
The conditioner washes out of my hair easily as it is not sticky or anything and my hair feels really soft and silky almost straight away, it feels well conditioned and I can feel a noticeable difference. Once I have dried my hair (usually I let it dry naturally), I can tell that it looks shinier and healthier, so I can confirm that it does what it claims to do!
In conclusion I definitely recommend this conditioner and will buy it again when I next see it on offer, as although its good I don't think I'd pay the full price of nearly £4 when there are cheaper options.
Last year for Christmas my mother in law tends to buy me a very large bag filled with lots of toiletries and I am only just coming to the end of items. She buys all throughout the year whilst things are on offer and me and my sister in law both get the same bags. Ideal as I very rarely have to buy anything but on the other hand I tend to get items I wouldn't normally buy.
One of those such items I wouldn't normally buy is the Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner (I wasn't bought the shampoo mind!) purely because I tend to buy haircare products suitable for coloured hair but I have used Herbal Essences products before and have been happy with the results so I wasn't too worried about it not working on my hair.
== The Shampoo ==
The Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner has been specifically formulated to give your hair a lovely shine whilst looking healthy. It has a formula consisting of berry, tea and orange flower extracts and it apparently promises to give a shine reflecting finish to your hair.
== Packaging ==
Like all of the Herbal Essences products the conditioner comes in a bright, colourful plastic bottle and is lime green in colour with a flip top cap. On the front is the Herbal Essences logo together with the product name and a colour image of the key extracts used in the conditioner. On the back of the bottle there is information about the conditioner, how to use it, ingredients as well as contact information. I have the 400ml bottle which is quite tall but as it is rectangular in shape it stands well in my shower.
== In Use ==
The conditioner itself has a wonderful thick and creamy texture which makes it ideal to apply on damp hair as it won't slip through the fingers and you can easily massage it through from root to tip. It is a bright lemon yellow colour which I really quite like and it is accompanied with a beautiful fragrance which has both floral and fruit notes which makes it quite a refreshing aroma which is lovely.
I always apply the conditioner after thoroughly shampooing my hair and I find that a decent sized amount covers my hair well (probably two 50p piece sizes) and I do have shoulder length hair which isn't overly thick and this amount seems to work well. As soon as I massage it through my hair I found that any tangles soon disappear and I can easily comb my hair through. I do tend to leave my conditioner on for a few minutes as well which I think makes a difference.
Rinsing off this conditioner isn't a hassle at all, despite its creamy and thick consistency it is very lightweight and doesn't take much for it to rinse out completely leaving the hair beautifully soft. I always blow dry my hair and I find that this conditioner helps keep my hair silky and incredibly manageable and easy to style. Plus the beautiful fragrance remains on your hair for quite sometime after styling.
However, as for leaving a gorgeous shine on my hair, now I have blonde hair and we all know blonde hair doesn't show a shine as well as say a brunette and I did end up with a lovely sheen which was nice but nothing more than I would with my usual conditioner so for me the conditioner is lovely and leaves my hair nice and soft but it doesn't do anything special.
== Overall ==
I really like this conditioner as it has left my hair wonderfully soft and manageable but compared to my usual conditioners I use it hasn't done anything special. I would buy it for myself if on offer and that would probably be more for the scent than anything else. A recommendation but for me I can only give it 4 stars.
== Product Information ==
Brand: Herbal Essences
Price: £3.79 (Superdrug Dec 12)
As you may see from a previous review I recently purchased Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Shampoo to try, as I had run out of conditioner as well I decided to buy at the same time Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner. As with the shampoo I had tried Herbal Essences Conditioner before in the past and from what I could remember had been impressed with it so was sure that this would be suitable for my hair.
The Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner comes in a green slightly pearly bottle, the base also doubles up as the lid where you simply push the side of it causing it to slant revealing a hole where the conditioner is squeezed out of.
The bottle has a clear label on the front of it which has a shiny green and gold circle pattern towards the top and the name Herbal Essences just below this, there is a circle with P&G Worldwide Partner written inside it and just underneath this are the words Dazzling Shine. There is further information towards the bottom of the bottle about the conditioner written over a green bubble pattern.
On the back of the bottle is the product information such as the ingredients and the directions of use, there is also a random section that tells you how to care for your pearl jewellery by putting them on after make up and perfume as these can affect the pearls, personally I'm not really sure what the point in this is as I would rather have information about the conditioner here.
The Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner is a light green colour and is of a thick consistency, in my opinion there is nothing worse than a watery conditioner as I feel that these often do not do very much and will run off of your hair. This conditioner is designed for normal hair and is described as a shine enhancing conditioner, it also contains shimmery pearl and rose extracts which will give you a light reflecting mask from root to tip for a deep down shine as well as the serum infused formula for moisturised softness.
The fragrance of the Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner is much more pleasant compared to the shampoo, the smell of this is not so harsh and it is much sweeter, personally I prefer this fragrance, it has a fruity smell to it but not such a strong smell of melon compared to the shampoo. This fragrance does last well and I can still smell the conditioner on my hair after it is dry leaving it feeling clean, soft and smelling fresh, the conditioner does not lather up at all and it is very easy to rinse, I do not have to spend ages trying to get rid of the conditioner out of my hair even when I have applied a lot of it to my hair which I have to do due to having thick and quite long hair.
Directions for Use
Using the conditioner is simply and the directions of use are pretty much the same as for most conditioners, you simply massage the required amount into your hair and rinse. Personally I sometimes leave the conditioner on my hair for a few minutes to give it a bit of a deep down conditioner before combing it through and rinsing it off.
Price and Availability
Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner can be purchased from a variety of places such as most supermarkets and chemists such as Lloyds, Boots and Superdrug. I purchased my 400ml bottle from Tesco, it is sold for £3.79, however when I purchased it it was half price. I would say that at full price it is reasonably priced however I personally prefer to purchase whatever conditioner is on offer, but I would be prepared to pay full price for this product as it does suit my hair.
I have been using Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner for a little while now and have been pleased with it, my hair is a little shinier than before but I am more pleased with how this conditioner makes my hair feel, after using the conditioner my hair feels lovely and soft and smells clean and fresh. I straighten my hair on a daily basis and when I am using this conditioner my hair feels strong and looks healthy. The conditioner is reasonably priced and I would definitely purchase it again in the future and recommend this product as an excellent hair conditioner.
I have used the Herbal essences shampoo and conditioner for at least a couple of years as it is one of my favourites that doesn't irritate my scalp. I do like to use matching shampoos and conditioners as you don't then get a mixture of fragrances on your hair.
The Clairol Herbal essences range of shampoos and conditioners come in brightly coloured bottles so they really stand out on the shelf when you are shopping. The normal hair bottle is bright green plastic but isn't clear like the shampoo so you can't see the conditioner inside. I prefer clear bottles as you know when you are going to run out, I hate being in the shower washing my hair only to discover that there isn't enough conditioner left in the bottle
It has the Herbal essences logo and tells you it is for normal hair on the front and the label on the back gives you instructions for use and the ingredients in case you are interested in them. It also gives you contact details for them of a phone number and website www.herbal-essences.co.uk
I like the lid on this conditioner, it is flat when closed but you just press down one side to reveal the opening. It is easy to squeeze out the amount of conditioner that you require. Unlike the shampoo which stands on the base of the bottle the conditioner stands on the lid, if you want the label the right way up! I find that this makes the 400ml unstable and it is always getting knocked over due to this. On the positive side it does ensure that the conditioner which is much thicker than the shampoo is always in the lid ready to use.
Using the conditioner
I have quite long hair so I use quite a generous amount of conditioner and as instructed on the bottle I massage it into my hair. As I put it on I can feel the tangles falling out and I can easily run my fingers through it. I then rinse my hair until the water runs clear, this only takes a short while and my hair instantly feels softer.
After it's dry - does it dazzle?
This conditioner claims to give dazzling shine and it has shimmery pearl and rose extracts. I use it with the matching shampoo and although it doesn't leave my hair dull it doesn't give it dazzling shine. It does however leave my hair soft and static free which I suffer badly with if I don't use a good conditioner. Although I colour my hair using this conditioner helps to keep it in good condition and I rarely suffer from split ends, despite not getting it cut as often as I would like.
Price and Availability
For a 400ml bottle it currently (August 2012) costs £3.79 at Tesco or is on offer at Boots for £1.74. I think it is quite expensive at full price and I tend to stock up when it is on offer. It is also available in smaller 200ml bottles which are currently only £1 at Asda.
Would I recommend?
Yes, this is a great conditioner for normal hair. Although it doesn't produce the promised dazzling shine I am more than happy with the results.
I bought this conditioner around two weeks ago as I had run out of my usual one. I am not brand loyal and I chose this one because it was half price in my local co op. I also thought that it sounded pretty nice as it is apparently infused with 'shimmery pearl & rose extracts' and I was impressed by the unique, stylish design of the bottle. This conditioner retails at around £3.50 for a 400ml bottle, but I managed to get mine (which is 250ml) on offer and I paid around £1.20, which I think is a real bargain considering how effective this is and it leaves my hair feeling amazing.
The conditioner comes in a medium sized bottle which is a little smaller than the shampoo bottle. The bottle is tall and rectangular but it has a slight curve on the left side which creates quite a unique shape - this shaped bottle makes it obvious that the conditioner in part of the Herbal Essences range. The bottle stands on its lid, which to get open you simply needd to press down on one end of it and the other will flip open. This exposes a small rectangular hole which I find handy as it prevents too much from coming out so none goes to waste. Although the hole is small, a decent amount of product is dispensed with one squeeze.
The packaging is light green and it is made of sturdy plastic. There is quite a lot of information written on the front in white writing, such as that it is suitable for normal hair, includes extracts, is shine enchancing etc and there is also the product name - dazzling shine - and the brand name. There is also the herbal essences logo, which has a shiny effect on it which looks nice and the packaging does look quite expensive and it definitely stands out when it is next to my other bottles of hair treatments etc. On the back of the bottle it has a brief product description which says 'play up your natural gleam with this shine enchancing formula and you'll beam from ear to ear'.
There is also directions on how to use it, a list of ingredients and it states that the conditioner is serum-infused for moisturized softness. The list of ingredients has a mix of chemical sounding ingredients as well as a few natural ingredients such as rose extract. As soon as the bottle is open, the smell is instantly noticeable. It has a fruity, refreshing and suprisingly sweet smell. In my opinion this smells almost excactly like the jelly baby lime candle - it smells good enough to eat and the smell lingers in my hair for quite a while. The conditioner itself is white in colour and it has that shiney, pearly kind of look to it like most conditioners do.
The conditioner is pretty thick in consistency and a medium sized blob of it is enough for my hair, which is very long and thick. I apply this to my wet hair after I've rinsed out the shampoo and I find that it spreads over my hair easily and I can get good coverage with the medium sized blob. The conditioner lathers up a lot which I like - it doesn't just go milky and sit on the hair, it goes quite foamy. I then leave it in for 2-3 minuts to get the most out of the conditioner and let my hair soak it up and I then rinse my hair thoroughly. I then apply another blob of it to the ends of my hair as I am prone to split ends so I always make sure that the ends of my hair are properly conditioned.
The conditioner is easy to wash off and no residue is left behind. I can feel a noticeable difference after application and it makes my hair feel softer, smoother and silkier. I find that my hair is easier to brush through after I've used this and it kind of feels tamer. Once dried and straightened the shine is noticeable and my hair looks glossy and healthy. The smell lingers in the hair for a few hours after application - I used this yesterday and the smell is undetectable. I overall highly reccommend this conditioner as it has such great effects on my hair and it does make a noticeable difference. It also smells amazing and is very good value for money - I give this conditioner five out of five stars.
Clairol Herbal Essences Conditioner Dazzling Shine
£1 - £4 dependant on size of the bottle
Clairol Herbal Essences Conditioner - Dazzling Shine has been made with the scents of berry, tea and orange flower extracts which will leave normal hair feeling beautiful and shiny.
When it comes to shampoos and conditioners for me one of the most important factors is usually the smell of them. I kind of believe that most shampoos and conditioners are the same, and just have different scents. Well with this conditioner I had to start believing a bit differently. It really does work wonders on my hair. If works out all of the knots, and leaves it beautifully soft. After it's dry it's almost as smooth as it is when leaving the hairdresser (you know when they've spent an hour straightening it, and it feels good enough to stroke?)
The product does smell wonderful, and the bottle is designed so that it will stand 'top' side down making it that much easier to get out of the bottle. It feels wonderfully fresh on you scalp, and head after use, and it doesn't leave any residue on your hair like some other conditioners seem to. As far as I have noticed there has been no long term build up of residue either.
I always used to use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner a few years ago when it came in the chunky purple bottle, before the redesign of the packaging. These days I am not especially brand loyal when it comes to shampoos and conditioners. I do have a few favourites which I tend to pick up more often than others (mainly Tresemme) but if I see an offer on for a reputable brand I will usually get it. I do think it is good to change between hair products every now and again to give my hair or break or make sure I don't just get used to the same thing. When I saw this Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner in my local pound shop I decided to try it as I tend to like shine or smoothing products and obviously it only cost £1. I also got the matching shampoo for £1. I later saw this conditioner for £1.55 in Bodycare, a bargain shop similar to Savers, so £1 is a great price.
The conditioner comes in a 200 ml bottle which is a fairly small quantity compared to a lot of conditioners and makes it quite suitable for taking away on holiday. The Herbal Essences bottles have been revamped in recent years and are now slightly curved in shape. This one is bright green and you cannot see through the bottle so it is not too easy to see how much is left. The lid is green and you press it down to get it to pop up so you can squeeze some conditioner out. It is designed to be stood on the lid meaning it is always easy to get the product out.
The conditioner is a creamy texture but fairly runny and not too firm. It is a pale green colour. It smells very similar to the shampoo but I would say the conditioner smells slightly less strong. The scent is pleasant but a bit synthetic. I think it smells of apples but in the way that sugary apple sweets would smell rather than an actual apple. It also has a slight citrus sourness to the scent.
Following the Dazzling Shine shampoo, a blob about the size of a 10p or a bit smaller of this conditioner is enough for my hair which is just past my shoulders. As it is quite runny it is very easy to spread this conditioner through my hair and rub it all over, from the roots to ends, with more attention paid to the ends as too much on the roots could make my hair feel greasy. It is easy to give all my hair a thorough coating with this and I leave it for 1 or 2 minutes. While rubbing it through my hair the conditioner feels very smooth and silky, making my hair feel extremely moisturised. This may be because the conditioner is infused with serum to give extra moisture as well as the shine it promises. I have had no difficulty rinsing all of this out of my hair. It does not leave behind any stubborn residue and comes out with no trouble.
It was easy to comb through my wet hair after using this and the conditioner had left it relatively tangle free.
Like the shampoo, I found the conditioner nice to use as I enjoyed the smell, the fact it is so easy to rub through my hair and rinse out, and the silkiness while using. However, I was not really blown away by the results once I had dried my hair. As it claims to be a shine conditioner I did hope to see more dramatic results and an improvement to my hair's shine and glossiness. My hair was clean after using the shampoo and felt quite soft to the touch but not as silky as I hoped and I felt my hair has been less shiny after using this than it is with other products such as Tresemme Salon Silk. My hair did not look really bad - it was not dull or frizzy but it wasn't as good as I expect and I felt the results were very average. I remembered how great the old Herbal Essences used to be and I can't help thinking they have ruined it!
Overall it is okay and useable. For a £1 I think it was a decent buy but the shine is not dazzling and I won't go out of my way to look for this one again.
I only bought this Conditioner last night when I was in Poundworld. If you have read my review about the matching Shampoo you will know that I picked the Shampoo up by conplete accident thinking that it was the Fresh Balance one that I usually use as they are much the same shade of green. I do like to use my Haircare products matching and when I was up in Poundworld buying a few essentials I spotted the 200ml bottle for - you guessed it £1. I found that this Pound shop seems to be quite good in the selling of more brand named products and I love a bargain.
The bottle for this is alright. A flip top bottle and this stands easily on it's end so you should get all the drips out of this.
This Conditioner is a medium thickness Cream and a small blob of this will go a long way. The scent of this is nice. It is just a nice fresh scent and I think that this is a kind of Apple kind of scent, but not exactly Apple like. It's just a fresh clean scent.
Just use this in the usual way. Wash your Hair and then apply some of this, leave on for a minute or 2 then rinse off. When I was rinsing this off my Hair felt nice and smooth and glossy but then again I feel that my Hair usually feels like that when wet after washing.
This conditioner is meant to add extra shine to your Hair and as usual is best used with matching shampoo.
You can pick this product in a 200ml and 400ml bottle. Normally the prices for these sizes in a Supermarket or non Poundland is around £2 for the 200ml and around £3.60 for the 400ml but this range is quite often on offer - Just now in Asda that 400ml is £2 and the 200ml is on a 2 for £3 deal.
How do I find that this works on my Hair? Well it is suitable for all Hair types whereas I don't tend to use a general product like this I normally use one for Greasy Hair but I found this to have done alright. I know I have only used this once but to feel my Hair it feels nice and soft and yes there does seem to be a shine on my Hair.
A good enough conditioner which I would use now and again.
As I said in the review for the Dazzling Shine shampoo my sister bought the matching shampoo and conditioner for me as part of my birthday present and I have to admit I wasn't very sure about it.
The reason for this was because I had tried a few of the new Herbal Essences when they first came out and I never managed to find one that I liked so I gave up. I used to love the old versions but the new ones were nowhere near as good.
Anyway the set of shampoo and conditioner was a present and, not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I began to use them. I have to say that having used them three or four times now I have been very impressed!
The conditioner in question is called Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine conditioner and it costs £3.49 at Boots although there is currently a buy one get one free offer on at the moment.
The conditioner comes is in a pale green, wavy, plastic bottle, which is very similar in design to the bottle for the shampoo. The one basic difference is that the shampoo stands with the lid at the top and the conditioner stands the other way up so it is standing on its lid. The bottle shown at the top of this review is actually the shampoo not the conditioner.
I think the inverted bottle is a good idea because the conditioner, being thicker in texture, has time to run to the end of the bottle where the opening is whilst it is standing in the cupboard.
Someone else suggested that, if one stands one way and one the other, they would be easier to distinguish from one another in the shower when you haven't got your glasses on.
The writing on the front tells you that it is 'Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine - shine enhancing conditioner'. Like the shampoo it contains berry, tea and orange flower extracts and promises to switch on your shine.
The back of the bottle has very tiny writing - I needed my spectacles AND a magnifying glass to read it. It's nothing too exciting just the instructions for use and the usual warnings telling you not to get any in your eyes and to wash it out with clear water if you do.
The very top of the bottle is a flat bright green piece of plastic with a small dip in one side. To use the conditioner you have to press that dip so that the lid rocks revealing a small hole in the opposite side. When you squeeze the bottle the conditioner comes out through the hole.
The conditioner is pale green and a nice thick, creamy consistency. Once I have rinsed out the matching shampoo I massage the conditioner into my hair and it coats it with a thick, luxurious cream. I leave it on my hair whilst I take my shower and then rinse it off when I have finished everything else.
The fragrance of the conditioner is really nice and obviously very similar to the fragrance of the shampoo - it is fresh and flowery without being too sweet. It rinses off really easily in the shower and leaves my hair feeling very clean and soft ready for drying and styling.
I have to admit that I am really surprised at how good this conditioner is - I certainly wasn't expecting it to be any good at all! It leaves my hair feeling lovely and soft, it smells nice and it is easy for me to style my hair too.
The remaining advantage to this conditioner is that the bottle, being plastic, is recycleable.
So in conclusion I would have to recommend this conditioner and the matching shampoo and I never thought that I would be saying that about one of the new Herbal Essences range.
As you may have read in my previous review I always buy the matching conditioner to any shampoo I buy, I am not quite sure it really makes a difference but my thinking is that they have been formulated to work together so that is how I use them.
There are many different options in the Herbal Essences range which is created by Clairol, they cater for all different hair types and also for coloured hair. The shampoos and conditioners cost £3.32 for 400mls and £1.75 for 200mls although I bought them when they were on 3 for 2 which provided quite a saving since I bought 3 sets.
The bottle of the conditioner is the same shape as the shampoo, straight on one side with a flick out at the bottom and curved out and then back in on the other side of the bottle. The bottle has a green push top cap so you apply pressure on one side of the lid and the other side will pop open to reveal a rectangular small hole for dispensing the product. The conditioner bottle stands the opposite way to the shampoo bottle in that it stands on its top which is indicted by the way the writing is on the bottle and with the conditioner the bottle is a solid green pearlised colour rather than being see through. I like that there are differences in the bottles although they still sit well together as I wear glasses and this makes it easy for me to tell them apart when in the shower without my glasses.
On the front of the bottle there is the make and name of the product written in silver with a green circle on the Clairol logo, this bottle has a bit of pattern on it on the front and then tells you it is a shine enhancing conditioner and contains berry, tea and orange flower extracts. On the back of the bottle you have the directions for use and the ingredients along with the contact information for the company.
Although the bottle is supposed to stand on its top it will stand the same way up as the shampoo which makes it easier so you can open the bottles before you shower. When you open the bottle I think it smells of very sweet apples and I can't smell any of the actual ingredients in it. The liquid is thick like the shampoo and is a very pale green in colour but also has a creamy look to it, the conditioner is easy to use simply rubbing it between your hands and then applying it to wet washed hair and working it through your hair. The directions don't tell you to leave it in your hair but I find I get better results if I leave it a minute or so before rinsing.
The conditioner smells gorgeous and I love the smell left in my bathroom, I also love that my hair smells of the products for a while after use and when I move suddenly and swish my hair I suddenly will smell it again. The products leave my hair soft and manageable which is great for my very thick hair although I don't believe it leaves my hair any shinier than other shampoos and conditioners. I will buy this product again as I am happy with how it leaves my hair and I love the smell but I will stock up again when I find it on offer.
Herbal Essence is a colourful collection of shampoos, conditioners, serums, masks and treatment that have been designed by Clairol to meet the needs of all hair types and all hair conditions. They come in vibrant packaging and are bursting with delicious fragrances. I bought the Dazzling Shine conditioner because there is nothing nicer that having shiny locks and as I used heated styling appliances so frequently, my hair can often appear dull.
What does it do?
The product promises to turn the spotlight on your hair and to coat it with a superstar shine. By using the goodness of natural ingredients, it promises to add a certain sparkle to your locks and to leave your hair glimmering with health. The conditioner has been specifically designed for hair that is normal but my hair is dry and damaged and is still does a fantastic job on mine.
How does it work?
The conditioner contains Green Tea which is an antioxidant. This means that it can find all the free radicals that are lurking in the hair after exposure to the sun and pollutants and remove them. By doing so, it means that the pollutants are no longer dulling the appearance of the hair and this allows it to shine naturally.
It also contains vitamins which nourish and strengthen the hair and leave it in a better condition. The Vitamin B5 within the substance, softens the hair and allows it to maintain its elasticity meaning fewer hairs will snap, tangle and split.
It also soothes and nourishes the scalp which means you will get healthy new hair growth. The conditioner also contains Berry and Orange Extract which I assume are there for the aromatherapy aspect.
How do you use the product?
This conditioner is to be used in the same way as any other conditioner. After shampooing the hair, the product is to be massaged for into damp hair for a few minutes and then rinsed away thoroughly. I make sure I work it into my scalp and the ends of my hair in particular.
Packaging and Price
This conditioner is packaged within a vibrant green opaque bottle which has curved sides. The top is a slightly darker green and you push down on one side of the lid to flip it open.
This conditioner will cost you around £1.99 for 200ml of the product or you may prefer to buy the larger bottle that is available but this obviously costs more. The product is available from many department stores, most supermarkets and a variety of online websites. The price of the conditioner may vary slightly and if you search around, you'll find that the product is frequently on offer.
All with all of Herbal Essence's products, this conditioner comes with a delicious smell. This one has a distinctly fruity smell and the aroma of berries is particularly evident. It is a lovely fresh scent although it can get a little sickly at time. The smell is very powerful when you are actually using it to wash you hair and it lingers on your hair for ages after use so with time, you may tire of it. I love the sweet scent however so I don't think I ever will!
The conditioner has a nice consistency being not too runny and not too thick. It is thick enough that you can leave it on your hair for a longer amount of time and feel safe in the knowledge that it won't drip off. The matching shampoo to this conditioner is bright green but this product has a creamy colour although there is an ever so subtle hint of green. It coats the hair nicely and it really feels like it's doing a good job.
I started using Hello Hydration, which is the conditioner for dry and damaged hair in the Herbal Essence Collection and found that my hair was no better after use. When using this conditioner however, I find that my hair is deeply moisturised from the point of use and my hair feel silky in the shower as opposed to the roughness I felt with hello Hydration.
After use, my hair is extremely hydrated with all signs of frizziness long gone. My split ends are less noticeable, my hair tangles less and I find that I have fewer breakages. My hair is softer and smoother and feels lovely to touch.
As for the shine, well this conditioner really does make my hair dazzle. It has such a healthy shine that it almost looks like I've used a treatment on it. It never makes my hair feel greasy or weighs it down and it leaves my hair feeling good as new.
All in all, I think this conditioner works just as well on dry and damaged hair as it would on normal. The smell is delicious and it manages to hydrate my hair well, while coating it with a gorgeous shine. I find that this conditioner enhances the condition of my hair from the very first use and for the price, it's one of the best products in its range.
As I said in my review for the shampoo I normally use Bed Head products, but I have been looking for cheaper alternatives to save money. I picked this up in Boots along with the Shampoo on a buy 1 get 1 free offer, it normally costs £3.67 for 400ml.
The conditioner like the shampoo contains berry extract, tea and orange flower. For best results it is recommended that you use the shampoo first, you then apply the conditioner to wet hair and massage in before rinsing. The conditioner is a pale green colour and has a creamy consistency. I only needed to use a small amount, I have shoulder length hair and I used an amount the size of about a 50p piece. This conditioner has the same fruity smell as the shampoo.
After rinsing the conditioner out my hair felt clean. Sometimes I find when conditioners are too rich they leave a 'residue' on my hair which makes my hair either unmanagable or greasy really soon after washing. My hair is highlighted and is normally really dry, even though this conditioner is recommended for normal hair it left my hair soft and smooth. My hair also looked really shiny and smelt really nice all day.
I would recommend this conditioner for all hair types. It is a great value conditioner that can be used daily. It has a really nice smell and a bottle used daily lasts me at least a month. I would give this 5 out of 5 it is my favourite Herbal Essence conditioner and a great alternative to the normal salon products I use.
I love buying shampoos and conditioners. I'm also quite fussy in that they must match (sorry, autism and ocd make you a bit sensitive to these things!). I love this conditioner and its matching shampoo and always buy when Herbal Essences are on offer anywhere. Here is my review for Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner:
This for me is the most important thing when buying shampoos and conditioners. It can be the difference between me buying it or not. This smell is a lot lighter than the matching shampoo. It smells quite zesty and a little herbal (maybe the tea in it?) but it's quite creamy so that makes the smell lighter, but it is still a little acidic so that may put people off. Overall the smell gets 4 stars from me.
This is another really important thing for me when it comes to conditioners. A conditioner that doesn't feel like it's covering every strand of hair isn't good! This definitely covers every strand of hair and is actually quite creamy. I usually leave my conditioner on for a minute or two to let it soak in. This rinses out quite easily and when I stroke my hair, it feels really smooth with no tangles. Texture gets 5 stars from me.
This is the last really important thing of course. I have very thick, naturally curly hair just past my shoulders and always leave my hair to dry naturally. After a couple of hours when my hair is dry, my hair is really soft and really does shine. It also smells really fresh. I always use the matching shampoo so I can't say whether this is just the conditioner alone, but I'm pretty sure it softens it and adds shine really well. Result gets 5 stars from me.
Overall, I recommend this conditioner for adding shine and softness. Price wise, a 400ml bottle of this can be found from the £3.50 - £4 mark but they are on offer quite a lot.
I've been on holiday recently and took a horrible conditioner with me (a review to follow on that later) but luckily I was on holiday with my sister and law and was able to borrow her conditioner and was glad I was because I am now a fan of this conditioner. The product in question is herbal essences dazzling shine conditioner.
Firstly what I loved about this conditioner was the smell. It is berry, tea and orange flavour extracts and has a gorgeous fragrance to it and you can smell it on your hair afterwards which is lovely, especially if you use the shampoo beforehand which I started to do to. On the back of the bottle the description of the conditioner is very interesting. It say, "I'll switch on your shine. I'll give your hair full beam brightness. My fabulous formula will add twinkle to your hair. Want to stand out with shine? Make sure the spotlight is on you by starting with my shine reflecting shampoo.
The conditioner is easy to use. After shampooing you apply it to your hair, leave it in for a bit and then rinse. I found it very easy to smooth over my hair and really only needed a little bit of it to make my hair go smooth which cannot be said for all conditioners. On the bottle they say that after rinsing you might even feel giddy with delight. Well, I don't know about that but I did enjoy using it.
Now, I never thought I would be one of those people who would say, "Oh, I noticed a change straight away, " but actually, I really did, I have to admit it . Once I had dried and straightened my hair I thought my hair loooked smooth and had a sheen to it and definitely had something to it that made it look better than it had for a while.
The product comes from Procter and Gamble. I used it in the 200ml size which I thought was a perfect size for taking on holiday with you. It's in a green bottle and costs £2.09
Clairol / Contains berry, tea, and orange extracts for supreme shine /