“ Brand: Creightons / Type: Conditioner „
When mooching around my local pound shop I spotted matching shampoo and conditioner from Creightons, I like to buy matching products but I am also trying to be careful with money so I happily chucked a shampoo and conditioner into my basket.
For some reason only the conditioner is in the DooYoo catalogue, but rest assured a product suggestion is winging its way to DooYoo high command for the shampoo.
The conditioner I am reviewing today is the Creightons Perfect Brunette Intensive Care Conditioner. I brought this primarily as I like the packaging; it looks very similar to more expensive products and secondarily because I am a Perfect Brunette.
The conditioner is packaged in a large coppery brown coloured squeezable tube with the lid on the bottom. The conditioner claims to 'Infuse smooth, silky feel to dry or damaged brunette hair'. My hair is not dry or damaged but I am a brunette, so one out of three isn't bad and I though for a £1 it is worth trying.
The tube contains 250ml of product that is aimed at conditioning natural or colour treated hair. The conditioner is very easy to squeeze out of the tube, unlike some tubes where you need extra strong hands to eek the smallest amount of product out. The lid is a flip lid so it is easy to fasten the tube back up after dispensing some product.
The conditioner itself is thick and brown and piles up in the palm of my hand, it smells really nice and more expensive than what it is. Although it is thick it smooths easily through my hair after shampooing and very little product ends up in the bottom of the shower. I like to leave the conditioner on for at least a minute while I have a wash or it can be left on for two to three minutes as a deeper treatment.
The conditioner washes really easily from my hair, leaving my hair feeling clean and nourished. My hair is tangle free and really easy to brush and I can still smell the conditioner strongly.
Whether I leave my hair to dry naturally or blow dry and straighten it I find that my hair is soft and static free and the smell of the conditioner clings to my hair for most of the day. My hair does look shinier than usual after using this conditioner and seems to catch the light and shows up more colour tones.
I personally feel that for a £1 I got a bargain and I will be buying more of the conditioner to use as a deep treatment once a week. My husband shunned the conditioner as girly nonsense and refused to allow it space on his man shelf, preferring the more manly hair care of 2 in 1's or plain old shower gel. My daughter currently has her hair dyed black (goth/emo phase) and I have noticed that her hair has looked strong and shiny and her black dye has not faded as much as it usually does and I feel that it is down to this conditioner.
My daughter and myself have been using this conditioner a couple of times a week for the last month and we are just reaching the end of the tube. As this is a lid down tube none of the conditioner will be wasted and I don't need to find something to prop it against so the last of the conditioner works its way to the lid.
All things considered I feel this is a great product for an even better price, the conditioner and its matching shampoo can be brought from various pound stores for a £1 or you can source it on ebay for 1 pence + £2.50 postage if your legs don't want to carry to the shops.
Recommended for all the perfect brunettes.
Thank you for reading.
I spoke to a posh hair stylist a couple of years ago who told me that the current trend of shampoo and conditioner to match your hair colour is a bit of a misnomer, simply because so many people dye their hair these days that they usually buy the wrong 'colour'. These products are designed using average hair thickness and how NATURAL coloured hair behaves - if you dye your naturally blonde hair brown and buy the products suitable for brunettes (and vice versa) then you're not giving your hair as much TLC as you think. With that in mind, and despite being a blonde at that point, I have always used the 'brunette' versions of hair products that claim to benefit my colour - including this amazingly cheap Creightons Perfect Brunette conditioner.
There's nothing posh or premium about it, it's usually available in Poundland and if not then B&M stock it for around £1.49. Obviously you're not getting the best quality conditioner on the market for that tiny amount of money, but it suits my hair nicely so why pay more really? It comes in a glossy brown tube and looks very similar to John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette range; I'm not embarrassed by anything in my bathroom however cheap it is, but I do think I found myself a bit of a bargain here.
The conditioner is thick and creamy, noticeably drippier than more premium conditioners but overall I think the consistency is good. It's smooth and soft feeling, I have almost waist length hair and can spread a relatively small blob through my hair with ease - you definitely have to use more per application than, say, L'Oreal or Body Shop conditioners but this is something you soon get used to and even so it's still more cost effective for me to buy Creightons. Having three long haired females in the house means I get through a LOT of conditioner (and shampoo), luckily this one suits all three of us so I actually do save a lot of money buying this over a branded conditioner.
It takes quite a while to rinse out and you need to make sure it's all gone as it can leave a residue on your hair otherwise, it's awkward because this residue doesn't become apparent on your wet hair but will show itself on the brush or comb - if you've rushed to rinse you may get tiny (but irritating) patches of hair that dry stiff. Not good. This is my only complaint really, it's easily solved by simply learning how long it takes to completely rinse away the conditioner but is still quite annoying!
Once rinsed my hair is always very, very easy to brush. This is amazing for such a cheap product as my main hair woe is the fact that my hair tangles so badly when wet that I think I could style Bob Marley style dreadlocks within a couple of hours of leaving my just-washed hair unbrushed. It's awful and most cheap conditioners just don't do the trick (I'm thinking thin as water Tesco conditioner), with even some of the pricier options (Charles Worthington) failing to inject enough moisture into my hair to prevent this spontaneous reggae inspired hair appearing.
Creightons, for some unfathomable reason, leaves my hair practically tangle free with a silkiness that I just can't get from many other conditioners unless I pay through the nose for them. It's really odd, but I'm not complaining! As a quick comparison here I bought a L'Oreal Elvive conditioner recently which was a gorgeous product to use but it was an epic fail in the 'sleek' stakes as it left my hair looking like the proverbial birds nest after washing, it was three times the price and I honestly couldn't wait to get to Poundland to buy a tube of Creightons! My hair always looks shiny after using Creightons too, which is a natural effect of the majority of conditioners but isn't always the case when it comes to very cheap products - or should I say isn't very often the case with budget buys!
Charlotte and Alice both use this conditioner, although fairer Alice often buys the Blonde version which seems to suit her better but doesn't have anything like the excellent effects of the Perfect Brunette for me. Charlotte had the side of her hair shaved a few weeks ago and now the hair is growing back she's finding the Creightons conditioner a bit TOO, umm, conditioning for that patch of hair as it leaves it so flyaway that even hairspray won't flatten it to her head properly! I don't have this problem at all and find my hair is always manageable after using it, and to be fair it's fine for the rest of her hair - this indicates to me that it would be particularly suitable for people with hair that's already fine or has a tendency to be flyaway.
I really, really rate this conditioner and have been using it for over two years now - I'd say it's the one I buy most often quite simply as I'm a bit of a conditioner whore when it comes to purchasing other brands and tend to buy whatever is on offer when I need to buy it.
I actually don't know the actual retail price of this as I received this of my mum, I have never even seen it in any stores I have been in, well, I have never noticed it anyway!
After looking around online though I can see you can pick it up for under a pound, 99p, great you may think but I found this awful.
The conditioner comes in a tanned coloured plastic tube which does look quite appealing if I am honest for such a cheap product, when I first seen this I thought it looked quite expensive!
On the front of the tube is the Creightons logo and then it has a swirly circle in the middle in white, over the pattern is the words which say Perfect Brunette, over the rest of the bottle is more information about the hair conditioner which is mainly wrote in white and white.
The lid is clear and stands on its head.
Overall, as I said before it is a very nice looking tube and looks a lot more expensive than what it is.
When I first seen this I actually had bright red hair since it was meant for brunettes so I couldn't take it even though my mum wasn't using it, but then I had a change of heart and got bored of my red hair and dyed it brown and then I took this conditioner!
This intensive care conditioner contains a special blend of conditioners with vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5 which is meant to leave your hair soft and supple, manageable and with a deep shine, it says it will enhance beautiful shades of chestnut, mahogany and rich brown.
This conditioner sounded perfect for me, it takes all your problems like colour change, dulling, dryness ( which I suffer crazily from! ) and manageability ( which I also suffer really badly from! ) and then it solves it!
The smell of the conditioner while in the tube is so amazing, it smells so sweet and fresh and I used to use it as a hand wash when my mum had it because she didn't use it ( yes I'm a freak okay! )
The conditioner is weird in colour, a very dull shade of brown with a grey 'skin' look about it, not appealing at all! The conditioner is easy to get out, you just squeeze the tube and it comes out perfectly.
I found I needed quite a lot of it to actually make my hair feel a little conditioned, I found it so hard aswell to distribute through my hair, it felt like it was really drying out my hair and it made it feel awful.
The conditioner was so hard to get out and after I managed to wash it out of my hair it didn't feel conditioned at all, it was bone dry and was a nightmare to brush through.
The strange thing too was whilst it was on my hair, the smell changed and it was horrid and was making me feel sick, its weird how a smell can change so much!
After my hair was dry I didn't notice a difference shine wise, it didn't feel more conditioned it felt even more dry than it had before, obviously it wasn't more manageable since I couldn't get the brush through it! I have tried it since to see if it was just me but nope, it wasn't. It is an awful conditioner and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, I guess though it is very cheap so can't expect much!
This is a beautiful and fabulous conditioner. And it only costs £1.00!!! or 99p (if you dont have a poundland near you)
I came across this by chance when I popped into a poundland shop to buy something else and thought I would give it a try.
Its states that it infuses a smooth and sillky feel to dry or damaged brunette hair.
This is how they sell it:
Problem- Dulling- Solution= This intensive formula can help repair split ends and damaged cuticles, returning vitality, shine and texture to dried over processed brunette hair
Problem- Dryness- Solution= Pro-vitamin B5 and Vitamin E help replenish lost moisture and texture to even porous brittle hair becomes soft and full of life. Moisturisers help the daily fight against further environmental and heat styling damage
Problem- Manageability- Solution=Helps improve elasticity and resilience while helping to fix the surface flaws for sleek, snag free healthy hair
Problem- Colour change- Solution=Enhances the colour and shine. Conditioners and Moisturisers help combat environmental and chemical damage to the colour of brunette hair.
Well what I can tell you is it does exactly all of those things. I have very overprocessed dry and damaged hair due to years of colouring perming crimping everything!! So I have to be honest for 99p/£1.00 I didnt expect to be that impressed with this conditioner.(250ml) But boy was I wrong.
It smells luxurious and you dont need to apply much ( I just used a ball size in the palm of my hand) I cant explain how lovely it is to use. It sort of glides on seems to spread well and covered all of my hair which is very long.
After rinsing quite easily I didnt feel the need to apply another helping of conditioner as I do with so many other products as my hair felt fairly silky.
Then after drying I was astonished that with no other products it controlled my frizz. Normally I look like I have had my hand in the plug socket and have to use a serum, but nothing with this one.
As I swished around the living room I could see that the highlights of brown in my hair were accentuated and it looked like I had coloured it. Upon re reading the bottle it does say that it brings out your natural hair colour and highlights and was over the moon that it did!!
Overall a fabulous product that I will continue to use and highly recommend.
Its well worth the price and lasts a while and they also do Shampoo to match.
They dont just offer a brunette range they also offer Blonde Hair products as well but I cannot comment on those.
I buy this conditioner from my local Poundland and must say it's brilliant, certainly one of the best conditioners I've used and considering it's a fraction of the price of the designer conditioners that it's attempting to emulate I'd say it's absolutely brilliant value.
The conditioner comes in a fairly bulky plastic tube which stands on it's lid so it's very easy to squeeze out the amount of conditioner you want. There isn't a particular smell to it, although it does remind me of a John Frieda conditioner I used to use in that it has taken on a slight scent of the plastic tube. This is not intrusive or unpleasant in any way though, even though it sounds a bit strange, but gives you a light fragrance which is also very subtly scented with something that reminds me of cocoa or chocolate.
The conditioner also looks very nice when I squeeze some into my hand. It has a lovely pearlescent tinge which sparkles in the light, it doesn't look creamy as such but has a light and maleable texture which instantly feels far more luxurious than it's price tag would suggest!
I find the conditioner spreads easily through my fairly short hair, I am careful not to get it too near to the roots as it really is very rich and I know from experience that it will make my hair appear greasy immediately after washing if I go too close to my scalp with it.
Although the instructions tell you to rinse off straight away I always leave it to soak into my hair for a minute or two as I like the deep conditioning feel this leaves me with. It rinses very well indeed and leaves no residue in my hair, you do need to be a little careful when applying it though as the coppery/brown colour of the conditioner makes the bath look a real mess if I accidentally splatter it!
After drying I am always impressed at how shiny and sleek my hair appears. My hair doesn't really tangle much as it's so short, but I have used this conditioner on my granddaughter's waist length hair before and even though she usually has lots of knots and tangles after washing I found the comb went straight through with the bare minimum of tugging.
I also like how soft my hair is after using this conditioner, admittedly I don't really have a style as such and would imagine that if you wanted to create a style then perhaps this conditioner would leave your hair a little too soft and (dare I say it) 'fluffy'. Personally I do nothing more than run a comb through my hair and that is me for the day, so the softer and silkier the better as far as I am concerned!
I cannot fault this conditioner at all, I am currently using the Brilliant Blonde Shampoo from the Creightons and that is excellent too - as you can probably see, I am not really one for buying hair items to suit my specific colour but when they bring out Glamourous Grey then perhaps I'll reconsider!
Contains a special blend of conditioners, vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5 to leave hair soft, supple, manageable and with a deep shine /