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Having long, thick, curly hair, a good conditioner is important to me to prevent my hair froom getting too knotty and frizzy. However, being a student, I cannot afford to spend a fortune on the condtioner. I was therefore extremely happy when I found this in my local poundland branch.
The first thing I noticed when I squeezed some out onto my hand was how much thicker it was than other condtioners. This made the conditioner feel so much more luxurious and conditioning. The next thing I noticed was the smell - which is great! It was a delicate fruity smell that doesn't smell too synthetic, and stays in your hair all day! I have received loads of compliments about how great my hair smells while using this product. All of these benefits for only a pound, I really don't think I can complain!
The only negative thing I have to say about the conditioner is that because it is so thick and creamy, when there isn't much left in the bottle, it can be quite hard to get the last little bit out without having to resort to pouring water into the bottle to thin it out a bit - which I really don't want to have to do because the thickness is one of the things that makes this conditioner appeal to me. However, I have to say that overall this really is a great conditioner - especially when you have only paid a pound for it!
I love trying out new hair products. My hairdresser had recommended this one to me as she had been using it and thought it was great so I decided to pick it up.
This conditioner is really easy to apply, just take a small dollop and smooth it over your hair from root to tip. I usually avoid the roots of my hair because they can be quite oily and greasy.
This conditioner smells lovely, it has a really fresh and professional scent to it and reminds me of the hairdressers. I really like that the scent from this conditioner lingers for ages after I have used it and it makes my hair smell amazing.
What I Thought
I quite liked this conditioner, but I would say that it isn't as good as some of the other conditioners available for around the same price. I found that it was easy to apply, smelt lovely and left my hair in quite good condition.
I wouldn't say that this conditioner would be suitable for everyday use as it is quite heavy, I find that if I use too much, or use it too often, my hair feels really dull and lifeless.
However when I use a little and sparingly, my hair does get a good burst of moisture and looks much healthier than when I use no conditioner at all.
I find that my hair is really easy to manage after I have used this conditioner, I don't really get any fly away hairs and my hair can be slicked back easily and held in place.
Price and Availability
I bought this conditioner in Tesco for around £1.50 a bottle, I think that this was quite a good price, but I wouldn't really be willing to part with much more money for it as there are other conditioners for around the same price that I think are just as good.
I quite liked this conditioner, it is cheap and gives my hair a good boost and makes it feel healthy, but it is important not to overuse it as it can leave my hair limp and lifeless. Overall I would give this conditioner 3 out of 5 stars.
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I have very fine, straight hair and I've learned the hard way that if I don't use a decent conditioner I end up with hideously knotted hair which is horribly painful to detangle.
I've tried a lot of conditioners over the years, most of which have given me only fair-to-middling results. I've learned that fairly rich conditioners are best for me: too runny and they don't detangle my hair, too thick and my hair ends up greasy or slimy.
I saw a selection of Garnier's Fructis range in my local Bodycare shop last year and, since it was only £1.20 for a 250ml bottle, I decided to give it a try. I selected the 'Strength & Shine' conditioner which promised easy detangling on the bottle.
The detailed information on the back of the bottle states that the grapefruit extracts present in the product smooth the hair fibres, and the product claims to leave hair feeling twice as strong and three times as shiny with regular use.
The Garnier Fructis range stands out on the shelf as all the bottles are lime green! There are several product 'flavours' in the range and they are fairly easy to tell apart due to the large lettering on the bottle.
The Strength & Shine conditioner bottle is made of a soft, flexible plastic which is easy to squeeze and doesn't crack. It is opened by way of a snap-cap at the bottom of the bottle. Unlike most toiletry bottles, this product is designed to be stood upside-down. Whilst this is often a poor manufacturer's choice, in this case the bottom is wide enough to provide stability. The snap-cap is opened using a slightly-protruding knob which is easy to use, even with wet, slippery fingers. Storing the bottle upside down means that the product is always right at the bottle entrance and doesn't have to be shaken out.
The product is a rich, thick white cream which feels slick on the hands, but not slimy. My hair is shoulder-length and I find a marble-sized dollop is adequate for application. The conditioner is easy to finger-comb through my wet hair, and I find the tangles in my hair come out easily and instantly, with minimal tugging. I do use a wide-toothed comb to thoroughly detangle my hair but even this isn't a chore as the comb runs through my hair easily.
Because the conditioner is so rich it takes longer to rinse out than some thinner conditioners. I find that my hair often feels a little slippery even after the conditioner has been rinsed out, presumably because a protective residue still remains.
Even after towel-drying my hair is still free of tangles, and I am able to finger-comb my hair when blow drying with no knots or snags to catch and pull.
I couldn't say if my hair is exactly twice as strong and three times as shiny now, but Garnier's Fructis Strength & Shine is the first conditioner I've found that really does instantly detangle my hair. It is a relief to find a conditioner that really works and leaves my hair easy to manage.
New Garnier Fructis Strength & Shine contains a Reinforced Active Fruit Complex / Enriched with an exclusive blend of Fruit AHAs, Vitamins B3, B6, Fructose and Glucose, the formula is designed to nourish and smooth each hair fibre, leaving you with intense shine / Designed to protect your hair against daily damage such as styling, heat, pollution and the other stresses and strains of daily life / The result? Great hair thats healthy-looking with brilliant shine.