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I am a massive fan of Herbal Essences products. I love how brightly coloured their packaging is, and I think they are really affordfable. A couple of places like Boots and Asda are selling most of the Herbal Essences products at 2 for £5, so I think that it is quite a good deal, especially when they are around £4 to buy individually.
The Herbal Essences range have been around for a fair few years, but I have definitely noticed that their products have really started to pick up in the last few years, and I have become quite a fan of them. It is the only brand I really tend to stick to, unless I desperately need some shampoo and conditioner and Herbal Essences are not in stock in the shop where I am at the time.
There are quite a few different types of the Herbal Essences, usually at least one to suit everyone, which I think is great. One that I tend to go for again and again is the hello hydration shampoo and conditioner as I find it really makes a difference to my hair and I would definitely recommend it over and over to anyone.
The hello hydration conditioner comes in a lovely aquatic blue colour plastic bottle which really stands out on the shelf and it really caught my eye the first time I came across it. When in the shower, the product itself is light blue in colour, which matches the colour of the packaging and it is a lovely thick, smooth consistency, which feels great, even before you apply it to your hair. Using the condiitoner is very simple. Simply squeeze a small amount into the palm of your hand and apply mainly to tips of hair, and roots, if you wish, but not everybody likes to do this. I tend to leave the conditioner in for a few minutes as I feel it will have a better effect, and hydrate my hair much better.
Afterwards, rinse out and your hair will be feeling silky soft, which I absolutely love. For best results, I tend to use the same shampoo as the conditioner, so my hair can feel the full benefit.
I just had to follow up the shampoo review with the conditioner because this really helped achieve the right results and taking time to do so is well worth it.
Purchased on a whim whilst lining up in Boots, this was the best accidental buy I've made.
After using the shampoo as normal, use the conditioner to help condition your hair and restore hydration if it happens to be dry. I left this on my hair for at least 5-10 minutes and continue to do so to achieve results.
Afterwards, my hair was so sleek and very shiny I cannot believe I have been without this brand of shampoo/ conditioner. The crazy amount of money and hair tricks I've tried to get these results and all it took was a dose of herbal essences. My hair is more manageable and it has really given my coloured hair the TLC it needed. This is benefited by the amount of Argan oil within the conditioner, another bonus.
This conditioner leaves my hair extremely healthy and smelling amazing! The coconut smell is lovely and an absolute must on holiday! It leaves me feeling as though I am on holiday all of the time due to the wonderful smell. I really love this product and it leaves my hair volumised and hydrated.
I love this product. My hair felt so soft and silky all day, I couldn't stop touching it as I couldn't believe how good it felt. It is relatively affordable in comparison to some high end brands of hair products and is perfect if your hair is lacking something and you want to uplift and be volumised. Having dry frizzy hair, it does need a lot of hydration throughout the year. I use this and my hair does feel softer and not so dry.
Absolutely love it! Smells beautiful, leaves your hair soft and sleek.
I am using herbal essence hair products and its really good. Especially when i used hello hydration conditioner .... I love the softness and shine of my hairs and they feel so healthy to touch.
I absolutely love this conditioner as it makes my hair feel smooth and silky at the same time as being volumcious and looking amazing! I would recommend this to anyone with dry hair as it definitely hydrates and nourishes for a more full feeling!
It is excellent value with good fragrance and excellent shine, the coconut fragrance leaves you feeling happy and fresh, absolutely perfect product for me! Does not leave head feeling itchy or irritable as some cheaper brands do!
My hair is long - past half way down my back - which means that the ends have a tendency to get dry. Because of this I need a moisturising/ hydrating conditioner. Unfortunately I found that this product didn''t live up to my expectations. I have been using other herbal essences products for years, and have been really impressed with most of the products, which are very reasonably priced.
When I have used it, it does not feel like the hair has been moisturised, but like a slick residue has been left on it, which leaves it feeling greasy and unpleasant, and like it needs washing again straight away. I have taken to using it only on the ends which improves the situation slightly, but still isn''t great.
The scent is absolutely gorgeous though, and I will finish the bottle that I''ve already bought. It''s just a shame that the product doesn''t work for me as I would love my hair to smell like that every day!
In terms of price, it''s very economical if you buy the big bottles, and this brand always seems to be on buy one get one free, or two for however much, so you can stock up quite cheaply.
If you want a herbal essences product to leave your hair feeling soft and hydrated, I would recommend the one for coloured hair rather than this one. My hair is not coloured but I find it works better for me than the hydrating one, leaving my hair soft but without the residue.
I have used herbal essences many times in the past few years but this particular bottle I picked up at an airport, it was £2 in the boots store, located in the mini toiletries section. The bottle is just 50ml and this was the reason I purchased this item, it was small enough to get through the airport liquid regulations.
The bottle - The bottle is small at just 50ml and the writing on the front is not very clear. The information we are given on the front of the bottle is "Herbal essences. Hello Hydration. Moisturizing conditioner with a fusion of Hawaiian coconut and orchid". At first when I looked on the back of the bottle it seemed there was just a barcode and no further information however at the bottom of the barcode label is a peel here sign and underneath that there is a list of ingredients and a contact the company section.
Whilst the bottle is small and the writing not massively clear it still manages to stand out as the recognisable herbal essences brand because of the bright colouring. The bottle is a bright, light blue colour and the lid a lime green. The lid has a flip cap with a small opening to squeeze out the right amount - after all you don't want to use the whole 50ml in one go.
One thing I don't understand was that my bottle has a kind of loop hole at the top. I would presume this is for using a hook to attach it to the shower rail but since no hook was provided I find it a bit pointless.
Directions for use: Massage it in, soak it up, rinse it out
The smell - This is the best bit. The smell is strong and lucious. It smells tropical and fruity and it matches the describtion well "Hawaiian coconut and orchid". It makes shower times into a mini holiday where you can picture yourself on a tropical beach with cocktail in hand. The scent, although milder, stays on the hair for several hours.
The texture is quite runny in consistency and not as thick as most other conditioners I have used. I love the fact that the conditioner itself is blue in colour!
The results - My hair felt really nice in the shower whilst applying it, it instantly felt smooth and glossy. Upon drying my hair it felt light, soft and glossy. My hair did feel hydrated and moistured. The fragrance was light and refreshing. This is a conditioner I would use every week or so rather than every day because I don't have a particularly dry hair and I feel daily use of this may make my hair quite oily.
I would purchase herbal essences again but £2 was far to much for such a tiny bottle, you can get a full size bottle on offer at this price. However it was handy for putting in my plane hand luggage and I really liked the product itself, I loved the blue colour of the conditioner and most of all I loved the smell. So if I had to buy a miniture again this one would be my preference over its competitors.
- This review is also posted on ciao under the username grouchy1 -
I bought this as I saw it on offer in Wilkinson and I knew the conditioner I was using was getting low. I am not particularly brand loyal when it comes to shampoo or conditioner and usually pick whichever is on offer. In the past I have only used conditioner about once a week, but I have been using this more often as I bought a cheap shampoo that really dries my hair out so I need to use a conditioner after. I also use conditioner as shaving foam when I shave my legs.
Hello Hydration is one of several different types of shampoo and conditioner made by Herbal Essence, so far I have just tried the conditioner. Hello Hydration is made for dry / damaged hair, and promises to add "moisture and Shine" using Hawaiin Coconut and Orchid Extracts.
The packaging is an attractive blue plastic bottle, with a green plastic flippy lid at the bottom. When I first used it I was initially puzzled as to how it opened, but you just literally press it on one side and the hole flips open, making it very easy to use in the shower. It is a nice curvy shape which I find easy to hold. On the back it gives you a little bit of information about the moisturising effect of coconuts, as well as directions how to use it. These are to massage it in, soak it up, then rinse it off, there is also an ingredients list, which is actually tiny and hard to read.
I use it after washing out the cheap shampoo, I massage this into my long fine hair standing away from the still running shower (it's electric so doesn't take well to being switched off) and then after about 30 seconds rinse this off under the shower. I also use a little as a shaving gel, when I shave my legs, just spreading a little over my legs.
So do I like it
Yes I find it easy and convenient to use, I like the smell, which is a mix of flowery coconuts, not overly sweet but pleasant and clean smelling. I also like the way it feels on my hair moisturising but not too thick or sticky. I usually leave my hair to dry naturally and this always leaves my hair feeling soft with a nice smell. I also have found it quite moisturising when I use it as a shaving gel.
I will give this 5 stars as it improves a cheap shampoo, and does what it says on the bottle.
I don't usually like the smell of coconut very much so I was really surprised that I like the new Hello Hydration Conditioner I bought alongside the shampoo from the Herbal Essence range. I'll be honest, had I realised that coconut was the overriding smell of this hair treatment I probably wouldn't have bought it in the first place. It wasn't until I got back home and looked at the bottle properly (and then sniffed it) that I realised it smelled of coconut.
I bought this conditioner simply because I needed a product which was going to be able to add some moisture to my poor parched locks. The ends in particular are very dry and brittle but the problem is that my roots stay on the greasy side. The result for me is that finding a suitable shampoo and conditioning treatment is a problem due to my 'dual trouble' hair.
I bought my conditioner at the same time that I also bought the shampoo and they were on special offer at the time of two for £6 whereas they normally retail for £3.89 (or more) each. This is a simply gorgeous conditioner to use and much like the shampoo, it adds moisture to my hair but doesn't make my roots greasy at all.
The consistency is thick and quite luxurious and the smell is lovely (even for me, who doesn't like the smell of coconuts). This conditioner is similar to the shampoo in fragrance and it's what I'd call a 'tropical' fragrance. It smoothes through my hair and when it's rinsed off my hair is left feeling beautifully conditioned, strong and glossy and in overall much better condition than it was before.
I really cannot find any fault at all with this Hello Hydration conditioner and I think it works best when it's used in conjunction with the hello Hydration shampoo. It improves the quality and condition of my hair no end and it lasts for ages too, as I only ever need to use the smallest amount every time I have washed my hair.
Try it and see for yourself - highly recommended.
If you want beautifully Hawaiian coconut smelling tresses which add a nice bit of moisture and shine to your hair then look no further than Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner.
I like to chop and change my shampoo and conditioners but I always use the matching pair when I change and so that's why I have been using this condition in conjunction with the Hello Hydration shampoo. They always say that for best results use with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and vice versa so I always like to use them together although the shampoo gets used up much more quickly than the conditioner so I always have to buy more bottles of shampoo when I buy conditioner.
Herbal Essences say that their, "Hello Hydration Conditioner has a shine and moisture formula which contains orchid and coconut extracts to quench the thirst of dry and damaged hair." I have quite interesting hair. Even though I get quite greasy roots I have quite dry ends because I colour my hair and pretty much hairdry and straighten it everyday so it does get quite damaged after a while. That's why when I read the back of this conditioner and the matching shampoo bottle in Boots it seemed perfect for what I wanted and needed.
The conditioner is really easy to use and nice and smoothing on my hair. It has a thick and creamy consistency to it and when I apply it to my hair I can really feel it coating my hair and as soon as its on practically it seems to make it smooth and sleek already before I have even smoothed it through all my hair. Obviously you use this conditioner after you have shampooed and I like to leave it on my hair for quite a few minutes to really let it work its magic.
When I get out of the shower I find my hair is really easy to comb through and the tangles are all gone thanks to this conditioner. In conjunction with the shampoo I think this conditioner has really given my hair some moisture and the ends are definitely not as dry as they have been before. The nice thing is that it doesn't add moisture to my already greasy roots so they do not look any worse which is nice.
The conditioner comes in the same type of packaging as the shampoo, a quite vibrant blue colour. As I've mentioned above the smell is amazing as well and stays on my hair for quite a while during the day so its nice to have a nice smell. You can really smell the nice summery coconut and its really like being on holiday when I use this conditioner. I buy my conditioner in the 400ml size which costs just £3.89 This will last a couple of months so its definitely good value and a conditioner I recommend.
I have a really bad habit of sitting and picking at the ends of my hair when I'm sitting about (or working). I used to have fairly short hair but have been growing it long for the past couple of years and so haven't been getting it cut as often as I used to. This means that I have quite a few split ends and I seem to find it fascinating to sit and get rid of them with my fingers. It's not good for my hair, I know, and so I've been trying to reduce this habit at the source by trying to ensure I have fewer split ends to play with. I therefore decided to get a conditioner that is particularly moisturising in the hope that this would stop the ends of my hair getting too dry and splitting. I was with my friend in Boots and saw that Herbal Essences shampoos and conditioners who two for one and so we each decided to get a conditioner from this range. I chose 'Hello Hydration' as it sounded like the one most likely to help me with my dry ends issue.
== Herbal Essences Hello Hydration ==
Herbal Essences say that this conditioner 'has a shine and moisture formula which contains orchid and coconut extracts to quench the thirst of dry and damaged hair.' Perfect, therefore, for dealing with my damage ends problem and hopefully allowing me to get some work done instead of picking at it all day. Herbal Essences is a brand that I have used before and, bar one shampoo that I tried a few years ago and hated, I have been happy with their products. This conditioner costs £3.89 and is currently on a buy one get one free deal at Boots.
== What I Thought ==
I've been using this conditioner for a couple of weeks now and have to say that I'm happy with it. I apply a reasonable amount to the ends of my hair and a normal amount to the rest of the length (avoiding the roots so as not to risk them looking greasy). After a couple of weeks of use, the ends of my hair look slightly better and certainly feel a lot less dry after I've used it. It's only a mid-priced conditioner and I wasn't expecting dramatic results or it to be like using a hair mask, so I'm happy with the slight but noticeable improvement achieved. The rest of my hair also feels better for using it: it feels lovely to brush or comb through and I have noticed my hair looking nicer with more shine since I've started using this conditioner. The conditioner smells lovely to use and I can detect the coconut when applying it to my hair, but sadly this scent doesn't stay on my hair for long after getting out of the shower. This isn't a massively problem but it would obviously be a bonus if it kept my hair smelling gorgeous for a while after washing.
== Conclusion ==
This is a good conditioner and I'm happy that I got it, especially for the price (less than £2 due to the offer). My hair did look and feel better after using it and, although I do still have split ends, I couldn't expect it to work miracles and am impressed enough with the results. I would recommend this conditioner to anyone who gets dry ends and wants to improve the condition of their hair on the cheap.
WHAT IS IT?
A hair conditioner from Herbal Essences.
WHAT WILL IT DO FOR MY HAIR?
This is a very creamy conditioner that moisturises and gives nourishment to my hair. It is very rich so you should not use too much and not get it near to the roots of your hair because it will make them greasy. It coats the length of my hair easily and I always leave it for a few minutes to work and that makes sure I am not left with any knots and also makes my hair very shiny.
WHAT I THINK
I like this hair conditioner very much and have used many bottles of it since I first found it in Boots. It makes my hair feel attractive because of how shiny it makes it look and feel. The smell goes nice with the shampoo and helps it to last for longer on my hair. I like how creamy it feels when I apply it and how soft it makes my hair feel before I have even rinsed it out.
I use bleach on my hair and so need a good conditioner and this one works very well even though my hair is dry. It sometimes makes my hair a bit limp but this is not all the time. It stops my hair breaking off when I brush it after washing and I am happy about that because I don't like to see a lot of my hair tangled in my hairbrush.
I do not use this conditioner every day because of how rich it is, I do not want to overload my hair and if I used it every single time I washed my hair I think my hair would suffer. I can tell a difference when I do not use the conditioner because my hair is not as soft and silky.
Hello Hydration conditioner costs about £3 a bottle and is made by Clairol. My hair is long so I have to use a big blob to get it through the length so a bottle does not last me as long as someone who had short hair.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
The Herbal Essences range of hair care products was launched many years ago now, and has since been repackaged many times. The Hello Hydration range is one of the newer products, and fits in well with the rest of the range with its bright packaging and fruity fragrance!
You can buy both a shampoo and conditioner and a 400ml bottle of each will set you back £3.79 - although these are currently half price in Boots costing just £1.89 a bottle. It contains orchid and coconut extracts to moisturise the hair and leave it shiny.
Bright blue bottle
This comes in a bright blue bottle, which is a rectangular shape with a slight curve. It is actually really well designed packaging as the curve makes it easy to hold in the shower, and the pop-up lid makes it really easy to dispense. It is also really eye-catching because of the colour of the bottle!
I love the scent of this conditioner. It has a strong fruity fragrance but I can also smell the coconut quite clearly, and it is the type of smell I really like! But it may be a bit too strong for some people, so best avoided if you like your smells a bit more subtle! The conditioner has quite a nice, rich texture and it is very easy to apply to the hair. I always leave my conditioner on for as long as possible to maximise the results, so I usually rinse this off after about four or five minutes.
As soon as I have finished rinsing this away, my hair instantly feels smoother and tangle-free. After drying my hair I can also tell the difference. My hair is soft and well moisturised - I have naturally curly hair that can feel dry so this is proof that this conditioner does definitely help to add moisture! I also love that the nice fresh fragrance lingers on my hair too. I would say the effects of this conditioner last all day as my hair still feels nice and soft in the evening after using this conditioner in the morning.
Al in all I really like this product, and I think for half price it is great value, as you don't need very much at all. I have generally been pleased with all the Herbal Essences products I've tried and this one is no exception. I will definitely be buying this one again!
My last review was extolling the virtues of Herbal Essences' Hello Hydration shampoo, so I thought I'd now tell you about the matching conditioner as they work so beautifully together. At first I was just using the shampoo as I'm not always convinced that 'sets' of hair care products are any more beneficial than using, say, a Clairol shampoo with a L'Oreal conditioner and as I wash my hair so often (once, maybe twice or even three times a day) I do tend to opt for the cheapest of the decent brands as the chore of hair washing can quickly become very expensive for me and my mainly female household.
However, since I started using Hello Hydration conditioner I've reevaluated this and now always purchase it if I'm using the Hello Hydration shampoo. It's packaged in a bottle that is pretty much identical to the shampoo, only this one is designed to stand upside down - a very good idea due to the fact that it would be ridiculously easy to mix them up otherwise and end up washing your hair with conditioner! Greasy hair ahoy! The aqua bottle is really pretty and looks summery and cheerful sitting on my shower shelf, of course I don't buy hair care products based on the attractiveness of the bottles but it's always a bonus when they look good.
I really love the smell of this conditioner and find it lingers beautifully on my hair for hours after washing - this is particularly impressive when you consider the fact that I'm a smoker and usually only the strongest scented hair care products can be detected after more than half an hour. The fragrance of the conditioner is slightly more robust than that of the shampoo and I can smell both coconut and a more vague floral aroma as I'm washing my hair, it's an exotic fragrance which is so pretty that I've had several compliments on my 'perfume' when I'm wearing nothing other than the remnants of my conditioner!
The consistency of the conditioner is smooth and creamy; I wring as much water as I can out of my hair before applying the conditioner as I feel that helps it work better than if my hair is dripping wet, then run a small amount through the length of my hair and leave it to work its magic for a few minutes. The conditioner is uber easy to apply as it spreads so beautifully and evenly through my hair, I can instantly feel it smoothing my wet hair and can amazingly pull even a fine comb through it even while still wet - a minor miracle for me as I have the irritating problem of intense knotting whenever my hair gets just a tiny bit damp! Rinsing is a fairly speedy process although you need to take care around your ears as the conditioner can cling to the finer hairs in this area and makes my scalp itch if I don't get rid of it all - also remember that this is a rich conditioner so if you scrimp on rinsing time you could well be undoing all your good work by having the residue weigh down your hair and causing it to look greasy.
As with any other conditioner you should avoid getting it too close to your scalp and apply only to the length and ends of your hair. I pay particular attention to my ends as they're extremely dry thanks to years of bleaching and colouring and have been highly impressed by the condition of them since I started using the Hello Hydration range regularly, I wouldn't say it's a miracle product but it certainly helps with the hair issues I have personally.
The Hello Hydration conditioner is relatively expensive at £3.59 for a 400ml bottle, but I tend to stock up when I find it on BOGOF due to the fact that my girls' love it too so we get through at least a bottle a week.
Im normally not a big fan of herbal essences, but I needed some conditioner, I didnt have a lot to spend and the massive bottle was half price in boots so I decided to take a chance.
In the past i've only ever found herbal essences hair products to be good for the way they leave your hair smelling all fruity for the rest of the day. However I was suprised by how good this conditioner actually is.
It comes in a tall bright blue bottle with the usual floral/fruit design on the front representing the fragrance within, this particular one is coconutty and tropical smelling. The conditioner itself is bright pale blue in colour, and very thick. Its easy to work into the hair however and quite easy to rinse out.
It leaves my hair feeling lovely and soft once its dry, and it doesnt feel heavy or greasy like some conditioners do. The 'beautiful ends' range of herbal essence conditioner leaves my hair greasy and flat no matter how much I rinse it, with this one however it is not the case.
My hair is left smelling wonderful and coconutty for hours after use, which is the one thing I love about Herbal Essense hair products. Every so often I get a whiff of tropical goodness and I get people commenting on the scent even when they are just stood/sat next to me, which is great. The fact that you can smell it even after drying and using straighteners on my hair is fantastic, no other conditioners or shampoos seem to do this.
Overall I would definitely recommend this conditioner, even if, like me, you are not a big fan of Herbal Essenses. It leaves your hair soft and shiny, and definitely hydrates it when it is feeling a bit dry and neglected. At the minute the big bottles are half price in Boots at £1.75 which is an absolute bargain for such a big bottle! You can find the smaller bottles however in most pound shops so if you cant find it on offer i'd say go get it from there!
At various times I have tried a number of the Herbal Essences shampoos and conditioners and find that they all work well. I like this one, it seems to suit my hair and has a lovely smell.
I would say Herbal Essence products are good value for money, I don't find £1.70ish expensive for a 200ml bottle, and often I can get this product in a deal, 2 for £3 or 2 for 3, which i think makes it good value.
The conditioner is a thick bright blue colour, which I find rather freaky, but it is easy to message into hair and is scented with coconut and orchid, which is a nice scent which stays in your hair after it has dried. I find a little goes a long way, and even with medium length hair I only use a blob about the size of a fifty pence piece each time I wash my hair. I have quite frizzy hair which gets easily tangled, but as soon as I apply the conditioner I become able to run my fingers though my hair and it becomes detangled.
I like the wavy shape of the bottle and the way thr shampoo and conditioner are moulded so that they fit together. The range is branded with strong colours, apart from the blue version, there are pink, green, purple and orange, all for different types of hair/hair problems. Both the shampoo and conditioner bottles balance well on both ends and the cap, which has a clip up/down spout is easy to use.
A good buy and a conditioner that really suits my hair, leaving it soft, in good condition and easy to brush. I do with however it wasn't bright blue. It does worry me what chemicals are in it to make it that colour.
I give it 4/5 it loses a point for the colour.
My mum recently bought these Herbal Essences hello hydration shampoo and conditioners for my bathroom. I'm not especially fussy with my shampoo or conditioners, as long as they work and they smell nice I'm not bothered about brand or price. I have used a couple of herbal essences products before and always thought they had a nice smell to them and worked well for my hair so I had a certain level of expectation for this conditioner.
The bottle is a tall rectangular bottle with one curved edge. It has a lid with you push down on one side to make it slant diagonally and then on the other side there is a little hole through which the conditioner can be squeezed through. I found this design to be a little tricky as the plastic on the bottle is quite stiff and makes it hard for your to squeeze the product through. I am only about 1/4 of the way through the bottle so I can only imagine this will be increasingly annoying for me as I used more of the product. The bottle is a rather shocking blue colour, the same colour as the shampoo itself. I don't think this is a great colour for the bottle as it is too similar to the shampoo bottle and makes it easy to confuse them. I also think the colour is too bright for a bathroom and just makes it look a little cheap.
The conditioner is a pale blue colour and has a creamy consistency. Like the shampoo it has a fruity/floral smell with a hint of coconut which is fairly pleasant. The blue colouring worries me as it suggests there are colourings and unnatural chemicals in the product which I don't think are good for your hair. The conditioner feels nice when applied, it smooths my hair and makes it feel soft. It also tackles any tangles and helps to keep my hair looking clean and fresh. The conditioner is designed to hydrate hair which I don't think it actually does. I don't have especially dry hair but I do straighten and curl it regularly so it could use some care. This conditioner does little to change how hydrated it feels.
Overall, for £1.75 I don't think this is a bad conditioner. The large size of the bottle, 400ml, makes it relatively good value for money. I just don't like the design, colour or that it doesn't so what it says. I think I'll steer clear of this one and go for a firm favourite from now on.
Moisture & shine conditioner with orchid and coconut extracts which will quench your thirst for dry or damaged hair /