Product Type: Clairol hair care products
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Keeping my Red, Red!
Clairol Nice n Easy Colour Seal Conditioner
Member Name: ChemicalRomance
Clairol Nice n Easy Colour Seal Conditioner
Advantages: Keeps my red locks red...
Disadvantages: Not available too freely...
With having bright red hair, it is a bit of nightmare keeping it red between hair appointments so since July I've been on the hunt for a good conditioner - which is easier said than done, since apparently we all want to be blond or brunette in my town and no colour in between. There are generic colour protect shampoos, but they just aren't quite good enough for my hair, even though the one I tried was meant to be a top of the range, James Brown conditioner if you are interested it just made my hair greasy, and didn't really keep my colour any longer.
~*~ Nice and Easy ~*~
This conditioner comes normally in the boxes of hair dye that you can buy, this is where I initially found this conditioner when I was younger so I've been through various bottles of blond, and brown conditioner. I thought it would be lovely to have it separately, so when I remembered that they do sell it, I whipped down to Boots to buy a red one. Which will be in the redder hair dye boxes anyway, but you won't know because as far as I'm aware they come in sachets in your dye boxes but tubes in the shop.
~*~ Keeping my Red, Red! ~*~
So I already had high hopes for this conditioner as it was - so when I applied it to my hair and left it for a little while to work in, as it does suggest to let it settle into the hair after washing and applying root to tip. I was leant over the bath admiring how bright my hair looked, and that the drips off it were slowly dying my bath red, yes my hair is that red. Hoping that when I washed it off my hair was still lovely and bright, after using the conditioner for a good few washes; knowing what my hair is like for fading drastically after the first three or four washes.
So the conditioner, is not as thick as I have previously used actually it's a tiny bit watery, but to be honest it means you get a bit more in the tube, compared to the bottles of the more expensive conditioner you can buy. It isn't any less effective at covering the length of your hair, and mines quite long now so I was expecting to be getting through tubes of this stuff. When it's on your hair I personally not make a point of rubbing it in and making it a little bit foamy, because on good authority from my hairdresser doing that makes hair follicles stand up and it's easier to lose colour that way so I smooth it down the hair and leave it.
This conditioner smells amazing at the same time as doing wonders on your hair, especially when it's heated up by warm water and after application and washing out it will stick around for a couple of days before you wash it again. Purely washing the conditioner off your hair you will see what kind of affect it's had - just running your fingers through your hair as it washes out it shows my hair to be incredibly soft - very silky smooth compared to my old conditioner. It also washes out really easily which is a huge bonus, because I can't be bothered using all my water and time to wash out a conditioner that's not going to work.
Blow drying my hair I find that my hair stays very soft despite being blown about but it isn't static without even using any serum to make it that way. The entire time between washes my hair stays, soft and smells lovely, and after I started using it, I did notice that the amount of split ends I was getting did decrease, so if you are prone to them - this might help a little bit. I can safely say that after 2 weeks of using this conditioner that my hair does look as red as it did just after I got my hair dyed, there is a tiny bit of fading but compared to normal it is a tiny amount and barely anyone noticed! My only complaint with this conditioner is that it says it only lasts for three washes but depending on how long your hair is you might be able to get away with maybe four or five, but trial and error is how you will know, on my hair I can get 3 uses and it is quite long.
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
I've only ever seen this conditioner available in Boots in my town but it may well be available in other stores in different towns. The price varies every time I buy it from 99p to £1.04, either way it's not that expensive, since you can spend £7 or £8 a month on conditioner if you wash your hair a lot on the more expensive conditioners.
Summary: A great smelling, feeling, and priced conditioner....