“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Conditioner „
HBM Colour Care Conditioner comes in a 1 litre bottle, and is available in Tesco. It claims to be 'Specially developed by professionals. Formulated with a blend of vitamins and UV filters, to cleanse and enhance whilst caring for your colour. Leaves your hair shiny and radiant'. It is in extremely similar packaging to Tresemme, which is what drew my attention to it when I bought it on my last toiletries shopping trip (about 6 weeks ago).
It costs £3.99 per bottle, however, it is on long term special offer (currently until 31/12/09 and likely to be extended) and is just £3.99 for 2 bottles - you can mix and match shampoo and conditioner, so you get both for £1.99 each. Even on the current offer of £1.99 until 10/11/09 at Tesco on Tresemme for a 900ml bottle, you will still get more for your money by purchasing HBM. Normally Tresemme comes in at £3.99 per bottle, and whilst there are generally offers on it, HBM is a bigger bottle.
The product is in a plastic bottle which is widely recyclable, although you cannot recycle the lid, it is vitamin enriched and has an enhanced UV filter, so whilst it is perfect for days in the sun, it is perfect to protect your hair against the everyday UV damage from even the winter sun which you do not notice and do not attempt to protect against.
To use you squeeze a dollop on to your hand (about double the shampoo you would normally use) and then run it through your hair from about 2 inches away from the roots. You shouldn't use any conditioner regardless of brand on your roots unless you have really dry hair, as this is where your oil is produced and so has a natural conditioner on it anyway. Ensure the hair is coated underneath too, and then leave on for a minute, whilst you perhaps wash your body, or shave your legs? Afterwards rinse thoroughly in cold water if you can bare it, as this gives you incredible sheen.
I have been using the product for 6 weeks now, about 4 times a week, and my hair is in really good condition. I have highlights and these do tend to get very dry, but using this conditioner has meant that they have been kept in really soft good condition. I don't think this is necessarily the best conditioner I have ever used, but based on price, and when complemented with the use of the HBM Shampoo, it is a very worthwhile purchase.