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When it comes to shampoos and conditioners I tend to look for whatever I feel offers me good value for my money, that's its from a brand that I know of, that it smells nice and that it says it offers something that I need to my hair.
I bought this the other day from Asda for a pound as I have already been using the matching shampoo to this however ran out of conditioner and decided to buy this as it matched the shampoo....simple as that really!
The bottle is a gold yellow in colour and plastic and curvy in shape with a green flip top lid concealing a small hole to the base of it and on the front of it we are told that it is Clairol Herbal Essences Bee Strong 'Strengthening Conditioner' and that it contains Honey & Apricot Extracts and that it is designed for damaged hair and then on the back of the bottle other information displayed includes being told a bit little bit about the product, directions for use and the ingredients are given, the size is stated (which my case my bottle is 200ml though other sizes are available too) and contact details for the manufacturer are stated. Its a nice looking, rather unisex looking bottle and simple to use and informative enough.
To use this all you need to do is thoroughly wash your hair with shampoo first and make sure your hair is free from product and then massage a good blob of this quite thick golden coloured conditioner which is very smooth to the touch and really smells wonderful of mainly of apricots to my nose with an underlying scent of sweet honey...as I have said the scent really is lovely and slightly creamy and quite natural.
As I use this it feels really nourishing and soothing on my scalp and is a pleasure to use, releasing its scent as I go and then when I have made sure that I have gently massaged it into all of my hair I rinse it out which is simple and straightforward to do.
I am left with smooth and soft hair and its easy to comb through as soon as I have used this. My hair is left heavily scented and for hours.
This doesn't weigh my hair down, I don't feel like there is any residue left on my hair and I feel that generally my hair is easier to style and less flyaway and less frizzy and my hair appears glossy and well kept!
I dye my hair from time to time and I find that this kind of brightens up that colour and doesn't rip any colour out and since using this my hair feels stronger and simply more healthy in general.
This gets a giant thumbs up from me and I highly recommend it to anyone!
Available from all good supermarkets, chemists etc.
This review is also posted on Ciao.
I've already reviewed the shampoo in this range. I love both products ! As stated in my other review, I do always buy a shampoo & conditioner as a set as the products are made to work in tandem... c'mon girls, it's not a bikini, don't mix and match your hair care!
That being said, it was difficult to find the pair together ! The conditioner must be a favourite because wherever I went, shampoo was stocked but conditioner sold out ! Partly may be because the conditioner always runs out before the shampoo ... don't know why, it's just one of those 'where does my other sock go?' kinda things. So please note that this review cannot be only for the conditioner's results, it's for the pair together.
Firstly, the smell of the conditioner is so good ! It does make you feel like you are using natural ingredients on your hair, which I always think is important as your hair should be looked after & kept as natural as possible! The smell is amazing in the shower and, unlike other smelly shampoo/conditioners, the smell lasts for the next couple of days (I only wash my hair twice a week) and that's not just me who thinks that! My tall boyfriend always comments on the smell of my hair (very important when I'm so short!)
After drying, my hair feels soft & silky and generally in great condition after use. I have fine hair that is prone to dry frizzy ends & the conditioner restores moisture without making my roots greasy. I'm not gonna say that I have Nicole's hair... but it is pretty stroke-able now!
The only downside to this product, and this is across the Herbal Essences range, is that the bottle shape wastes so much product that you just can't get the last bit out! Once the levels start to droop, you really have to twist the bottle in strange shapes, bending it in half to get product out! However, like mentioned in the other review, they are bringing back the classic Herbal Essences bottle shape which allows for a lot more product use!
Quite a while back I reviewed Herbal Essences Bee Strong Shampoo which I absolutely loved. Whenever I buy and use shampoo I will always purchase and use the matching conditioner but for some reason I never reviewed the conditioner so after purchasing it again in Boots at half price for £1.84 for a 400ml bottle I am now ready and raring to go with the conditioner review.
Herbal Essences Bee Strong Conditioner is again a mix of apricot and honey extracts contained within the usually Herbal Essences slightly curvy bottle. As this is a conditioner the lid is on the bottom which makes it great for squeezing the conditioner out easily as this is a very thick conditioner (think hair masque). When my hands are feeling a little on the weak side I do struggle to squeeze the conditioner out but this is easily solved by popping the lid off completely and squeezing a dollop of conditioner in to the palm of my hand.
The conditioner smells identical to the shampoo in that it is a rich fruity apricot scent and I can not detect the honey. The conditioner is a creamy orange colour and very thick. I spread it across the palm of my hands before smoothing through my freshly shampooed hair. While in the shower I like to give the conditioner a few minutes to work its magic, this is not an exact mount of time just how long it takes me to wash and rinse shower gel off my body.
Despite the thickness of the conditioner I find it easy to rinse from my hair. The conditioner leaves my hair smelling fantastic and feeling smooth and tangle free. When I leave my hair to air dry it dries softy and slightly wavy with a small amount of frizz. When I blow dry my hair it dries up straight and smooth.
Both my daughter and I love this shampoo and conditioner combination. My daughter has requested I buy this all the time but I like to chop and change brands depending on what is on offer. When this is on offer I stock up as we both love it so much.
My daughter has hair down to the middle of her back and mine is just past my shoulders and a 400ml bottle of this conditioner will last around a month as we don't use this every time we shampoo our hair. I find it best to buy two bottles of shampoo to one bottle of conditioner as this balances out and the shampoo lasts as long as the conditioner.
Don't let the picture of Nicole Sherzinger on the bottles put you off I am sure it is just a temporary promotion.
Thank you for reading.
After reading a whole bunch of reviews on here about the shampoo, giving it a go and instantly falling in love with it, I decided to give the conditioner a go too.
The Bee Strong range by herbal essences is scented with honey (hence the "bee") and apricot extract.
The range really stands out on the shelf due to it's gold bottles with bright green caps. As with all of the herbal essences range, the bottles of matching shampoo and conditioner go together nicely with the shampoo standing upright with the lid to the top and the conditioner standing upside down with the cap at the bottom.
The Bee Strong range is being advertised by Nicole Sherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls and I have a picture of her face staring at me from my bottle. Lucky me. I hope this is only a temporary thing they are doing and that the next bottle won't.......
I bought this 400ml bottle from Boots for £1.94 a couple of weeks ago but you can pick this up at all chemists / supermarkets and so on.
The conditioner itself is very rich looking, it has a lovely pearly sheen to it as it shimmers in your hand like liquid gold!! It is a goldy yellow in colour but almost to the point of tinging green which I am not too keen on but it smells absolutely delicious!! You really can smell the honey as you smear this onto your wet hair. I'm not sure I can smell the apricot but yum, when it smells this good I'm not sure I care!
The conditioner rinses away and straight away my hair feels smooth.
And I am happy to report that whilst combing through before blow drying, I feel like I am snapping off less hair so yes, I do think it feels stronger.
2 weeks after using this product 3 times a week I am happy with the results. My hair feels soft and silky and I hope when my hairdresser comes round at the end of the month she notices that my hair is in better condition.
I recommend this to anyone needing a bit of a boost.
After I bought the Herbal Essences Bee Strong Shampoo and was so impressed with it, I decided to try the Bee Strong conditioner as well. I had high hopes, as conditioner can't really go wrong can it? All I need it to do is add a bit of moisture to the ends of my hair and make it easier to detangle.
Unfortunately I wasn't blown away by this conditioner, especially as I loved the shampoo. The Bee Strong range is aimed at improving the conditioner of damaged hair. Well, my hair certainly is damaged, I dye it, blow dry it and straighten it, so conditioner is essential for me!
Let's start with the positives - I loved the smell of this conditioner, with its light honey fragrance. Some Herbal Essences products I've found to smell a bit overpowering, but this is quite nice. I liked the consistency of this conditioner - quite creamy and thick and not watery like other conditioners I've tried. However, I find I have to use quite a lot of it to get my hair to feel soft and smooth, something I haven't encountered with other conditioners.
Now on to the negatives - I just felt this conditioner didn't really do anything. OK it made my hair a bit softer and smoother but that was only when I used a lot of it, and out of all the conditioners I've tried it was one of the least nourishing. My hair certainly didn't feel particularly strong after using it, although it did detangle beautifully.
All in all, I'm not so unimpressed that I won't use it, but I certainly won't be repurchasing it.
I bought Herbal Essence Bee Strong shampoo and conditioner because they were half price a month or so ago, Tesco have the offer going until 6/1/2014. The full price of these is £3.79 each for 400ml.
Not keen on the shampoo I didn't want to try the conditioner but had to because my hair is feeling very dry at the moment. I was pleasantly surprised when I got round to it.
The conditioner comes in an orange slightly curved and flattish bottle, I do find it rather a large shape even though it contains only 400ml which is the size of shampoo's I normally buy. The lid has the usual Herbal Essence push down one side and flip up the other. The size of the pour control hole is a bit on the small side making it harder to squeeze out.
Bee Strong is a strengthening conditioner with Honey and Apricot extracts aimed at dry air. It's pale orange, thick and creamy and comes out in a ribbon due to the shape of the opening. On the plus side you can't squeeze too much out by accident. It smells really nice, not much of honey but I can definitely smell the apricot. I can smell it on my hair for hours.
I don't need much of this to get good coverage due to it's consistency maybe a bit more than 50p's worth. The conditioner feels smooth and silky when being applied, it takes a little while to rinse out.
My hair feels incredibly soft after using this even when wet. Once dry (as long as I've rinsed it thoroughly and left no residue) my hair isn't left lank like after many other conditioners- it just feels smooth and not fly away or frizzy at all. Bee Strong moisturises my hair and gives it a shine which looks clean.
The shampoo is too strong for my hair and leaves it feeling thin and falling out down the plug hole, the conditioner doesn't.
The only negatives are that my hair feels greasy quicker than if I don't use it and isn't strengthened.
4 stars- I'm knocking one off because of the above.
As I recently reviewed the Bee Strong Shampoo, I thought it was high time that I followed with a review of the conditioner. Rarely do I review both the shampoo and conditioner in a range but having enjoyed using both with mixed results, I thought a second review would also be useful.
The "Bee Strong" conditioner is available in two sizes those being a 200ml bottle and a 400ml bottle and as it was on a deal when I purchased mine I opted for the larger size. Similarly to the shampoo, this conditioner is packaged in a honey coloured bottle with a bright green lid although the bottle stands on its head giving it a different look to the shampoo and making it easy to identify in a steamy shower. Opening the lid of my conditioner via pressing down the green clip on the lid, the conditioner is a lovely shimmery honey colour and has quite a thick consistency. Despite the thickness of the consistency, the conditioner pours easily out of the bottle in a nice blob and smells delightfully of honey and sweetness.
To use this conditioner I like to start by washing my hair with the shampoo and after ensuring my hair is well rinsed and the excess moisture squeezed out I then follow with a 50p sized blob of conditioner. I like to leave conditioner in my hair for around 20 seconds before rinsing out, any longer and I find that it leaves my hair looking a tad greasy. I find that this conditioner applies easily to my hair and easily smoothes out the tangles as I run it through with my fingers. After rinsing all traces of the conditioner out of my hair I find that my hair is left feeling soft and smooth and looking shiny and healthy. After giving my hair a good blow dry, my hair feels soft and looks shiny and bouncy which is a lovely feel for the first day after use. Day two and my hair is starting to look a tad lank and the combined moisturising qualities of the shampoo and conditioner seem to have weighed down my slightly fine hair.
As a result of my experiences I would have to score this conditioner four stars and would recommend it to people who suffer from damaged or processed hair. On my finer locks this conditioner has the tendency to weigh my hair down the second day after washing, however for ladies blessed with thicker tresses I can imagine this conditioner being a life saver.
This conditioner currently costs around £2 from most supermarkets and cosmetics stores and I consider this to be quite good value for money. Although it is worth looking around to get a better deal.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
When I bought the Bee Strong shampoo and the hair mask I also bought the conditioner too. I decided to buy it at the same time because they were both on special offer at the time and I thought it was a good idea to buy it while on offer to give it a go and save me some money too.
It comes in a plastic bottle and has the name very clearly on the front of the bottle and so can easily be spotted on a shelf. It is a rich, creamy liquid which doesn't drip from the bottle and flows quite well too. It has a smooth, soft creamy texture to it.
It has a nice fragrance to it and I can detect an apricot fragrance and a slight smell of honey. In my opinion the apricot is the dominate fragrance. It is a fairly sweet smelling conditioner and slightly fruity. I like the smell of this one and I find it a really pleasant aroma. It smells fresh too. It is a fairly strong smell but not too overpowering.
You don't need much of the liquid to condition the hair really well. I have long hair at the moment and find I only need to use around a 10p piece size amount on the ends of my hair and I gently rub it into the ends because this is the area I like to pay more attention to at the moment. I am due to have it trimmed in the coming weeks before Christmas and so the ends of my hair do need a little extra attention at the moment. I work some also up my hair towards my root area. I can feel it detangling my hair as I am applying it too.
After I have left it to work on my hair for a couple of minutes while I shower, I find it is very easy to rinse from my hair. After towel drying my hair I find my hair is really easy to brush without any tangles. My brush just glides through my hair really nicely.
After I have styled it, I find my hair has a nice glossy appearance with lots of shine to it and it feels extremely soft and smooth. I can easily swing my hair around and it has lots of flow, just the way I like it to flow. I find it doesn't weigh my hair down or make it feel all lanky, a feel I loathe and this conditioner doesn't give this feel to my hair after using this conditioner so all good. It nourishes my hair and doesn't leave it feeling all dry or damaged.
I can smell the fragrance on my hair a good few hours after using the conditioner and I would say the fragrance has a lot of staying power on the hair. I can barely smell it though the next day after using it but that is the norm with most hair conditioners in my opinion. My hair still feels nice and soft the next day after using it but my hair has slightly lost the glossy appearance compared to the day I used it but again I find most good conditioners have the same effect on my hair so it isn't a huge problem at all.
For a 400ml bottle I think I paid around £1.89 for it, like I said earlier in my review it was bought while on special offer so I think it was well worth the money. I think for the full price it is still good value for money. The quality is really good too.
I highly recommend this hair conditioner. It works a treat for softening the hair and giving it a nice glossy appearance. I will buy it again in the future because it conditions my hair extremely well.
I give this conditioner 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I was in Asda the other day with my friend and we were looking in the Shampoo isle and she told me she had recently purchased a couple of things from The Herbal Essences Be Strong range and how impressed she was with the results so I decided to try some as it is currently on offer priced at £5 for 3 items that you can mix and match. I purchased some shampoo and 2 bottles of conditioner (400ml size) and this review is for the conditioner.
The product comes in a plastic gold/honey coloured bottle with a green plastic lid. The Herbal Essences logo is clearly displayed on the top of the bottle, underneath that it tells you that the product is 'new' and that it is Bee Strong strengthening conditioner with honey and apricot extracts for dry/damaged hair. On the back of the bottle it gives some product information, directions of use, ingredients, bottle size, shelf life (12m) and some brand contact information.
The product and usage.
The conditioner is a golden honey colour and has a thick creamy smooth texture. It smells really nice and luxurious. You can smell the apricot and honey extracts although it is not overpowering. To use simply press down the green plastic lid to release the opening and squeeze to distribute the conditioner. Apply to wet hair after shampooing then rinse off. I personally leave it on for about 5 minutes before rinsing but this is personal preference as my hair is very dry.
Price and availability.
It is widely available from supermarkets, beauty stores and on line. Prices vary dependant upon bottle size and store but it usually retails between £3.50 - £4 for a 400ml bottle. Asda currently have 3 for £5 for the 400ml bottles and this also includes the intensive hair mask and leave in cream from the range (which I also intend to purchase at some point) which is a real bargain.
My verdict and own experience.
I am really impressed with this. It works great on my dry and damaged hair and leaves it feeling super soft and smelling great. It has a lovely creamy texture and adds a touch of luxury whilst using it. I will definitely buy this again and try other products from the range and highly recommend it.
Please note that Dooyoo have made an error with the naming of this product, as it is not an intensive conditioner
As I have long, thick and naturally curly hair it is essential that I use good quality shampoos and conditioners, as otherwise it becomes unruly with a mass of tangles and knots. For the past five years or so, the majority of products that I have purchased have belonged to either L'Oreal or Dove. However, after reading a number of positive online reviews in relation to Herbal Essences Bee Strong that I was tempted to try it out for myself with this review discussing the conditioner.
Whilst the conditioner is available in a sturdy plastic bottle containing either 200 ml or 400 ml I opted for the larger size, as it offered better value for money. The Bee Strong range is considerably appealing to the eye due to its honey coloured packaging and its contrasting vivid green lid, which is contained on the underside of the conditioner and at the top in respect of the shampoo. As a result, I didn't take long spotting it on the shelf in Tesco where it was located amongst dozens of other bottles.
Bee Strong is intended for those people who suffer with damaged hair, which is perfect for me, particularly as the ends are prone to dryness and damage. Whilst I visit my hair salon on a regular basis to have any split ends cut away, I still need to use quality products, as otherwise the tips will become frizzy. In addition to being tempted with the high level of positive reviews, it was the fact that the shampoo and conditioner contain honey and apricot extracts that drew me in. I find the aroma of apricot so refreshing and was interested to discover its scent in the hair products especially as I am not aware of any other brand offering its aroma.
As I like to obtain maximum effects from my hair products I also ensure that I use both the shampoo and conditioner from the same range and as a result, I washed my hair with the Bee Strong shampoo. The bottle of conditioner comfortably sits on its flip top lid, which is easily opened with a wet hand whilst receiving the product with the other. It offers a fairly thick rich consistency, so I am able to receive it in my cupped hand without it trickling through my fingers and subsequently slipping down the plug hole. Its appearance is identical to that of the shampoo and of the outer packaging with its luxurious golden colour.
As soon as I begin applying the conditioner to my hair my nasal passages are treated to the refreshing burst of apricot, which is very authentic. I'm not a fan of honey as it is far too sickly sweet and I am thankful that I was unable to witness its aroma. Due to my hair being naturally curly, if a conditioner is sub-standard I will instantly be able to tell, particularly as it will begin knotting my hair. However, Bee Strong is easily applied and spread and I am able to comb it through my locks with my finger tips, which evidences to me that it is high quality, as it does not result in my hair being full of knots.
I've noticed with the majority of conditioners that are sold these days that there is no information contained on the reverse of the packaging in relation to how long it should remain on my hair and this is the case with Bee Strong. Consequently, I leave it to work its magic whilst I cleanse my body and then effortlessly rinse it away. There is no residue remaining and despite my hair being wet its effects are evident due to the soft and smooth texture of my hair.
Whilst I generally blow dry my hair, I have been letting it dry naturally over the last couple of months especially as the weather has been so hot. As a consequence, this can often result in my hair being a little fluffy looking especially on the crown, but by brushing every ten minutes or so until it has fully dried, I have found that the conditioner has tamed my hair and I am more than impressed. In addition, it is lightweight and enables me to style it as normal.
On those occasions when I have used a hair dryer, I have been able to achieve good results. I favour the fact that the refreshing apricot aroma lingers in my hair, but sadly, it vanishes when I apply hair spray. As I suffer with dryness on the tips of my hair, I favour using an intensive hair conditioning treatment with me choosing to use one from the Bee Strong range during the time that I was using the matching shampoo.
I am more than happy with Herbal Essences Bee Strong and for the reasons discussed above it receives five stars from me. Whilst the 200 ml bottle normally retails for around £2.25 and the 400 ml for £3.89, Boots currently have an offer where you can purchase three products from the range for the price of two.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Another five stars?
I have just reviewed the shampoo from this range, so of course it's only right to give my views on the conditioner too! This is part of Herbal Essences' new Bee Strong range, which includes a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in spray and intensive moisturising mask. So far the spray and the shampoo have got five star reviews from me - so what about the shampoo?
I have only used this conditioner alongside the shampoo, and I think the two products work well together. The conditioner is nice and creamy, and the thick texture means it is really easy to apply this to the ends of my hair, without it dripping off. Like the other products in the range, this has a lovely sweet smell, that is reminiscent of honey but has the right balance of sweetness without being sickly or cloying. I don't need too much as I only apply the conditioner to the ends of my hair, and I leave it on for a good few minutes before rinsing away.
Once I rinse this product from the ends of my hair, it feels incredibly soft and silky. It is definitely up there with the best conditioners I have used and I am really impressed with the results. Once dry, my hair is really soft and feels silky - as I have naturally curly hair this isn't always the case! I tend not to wash my hair every day, and even on the inbetween days, if I've used this shampoo and conditioner my hair still feels really healthy and soft. The smell also lingers really nicely.
Overall I am really pleased with this conditioner and so it's the third product in the range to receive the full five stars! I will definitely be buying this again and I would recommend it to others with dry or frizzy hair that needs a moisture boost!
At full price this costs £3.89 for a 400ml bottle from Boots, but is currently part of a BOGOF offer.
I change my shampoo and conditioner quite frequently as my chair tends to become used to products quickly and will become unruly. So when I spotted the new Herbal Essences Bee Strong shampoo and conditioner I decided to give it a try especially as it is designed for dry/damaged hair which mine certainly is.
I purchased the Bee Strong Herbal Essences conditioner along with the matching shampoo from my local Tesco store where it was on a half price special introductory offer. I paid just £1.12 for a 200ml bottle of the conditioner which I thought was great value. You can also purchase the conditioner in larger 400ml bottles.
The conditioner comes packaged in a transparent orange coloured bottle with a green flip cap lid. The bottle has a curved shape and unlike the shampoo it stands on its cap which is handy as ensures the conditioner is always ready to be dispensed even when there is only a small amount left in the bottle. There is a stick on label on the front and back of the bottle that contains all the detailed product information. It states that the conditioner is for damaged hair and is a strengthening conditioner which contains honey and apricot extracts. You can also find full ingredients listings and directions for use on the back label.
This conditioner claims to help repair and strengthen hair. My hair tends to be quite dry, weak and brittle due to my fairly heavy use of hair straighteners so I thought anything that claims to help strengthen my hair would be worth a try.
It is very easy to dispense the conditioner from the bottle by simply flipping the cap open and squeezing the bottle gently. The conditioner itself is a slightly pale yellow/orange colour and has a silky, pearlescent look. You apply the conditioner to wet hair after shampoo has been rinsed out. The conditioner has a lovely fruity scent which I presume comes from the apricot essence but I can also smell the sweet slightly floral honey too making it very pleasant to use. The conditioner is quite thick so coated my hair well and once rinsed out under the shower left my hair feeling lovely and silky.
I have used this conditioner with the matching shampoo (see previous review) and have been impressed with the results. After using my hair is left feeling very soft, smooth, smelling fantastic and styles easily. I wouldn't say I have really noticed any change in the strength of my hair but it does look healthier and shiny and I have found that my style is holding better with me only needing to wash my hair every other day which saves me quite a bit of time and obviously means the conditioner lasts longer making it more cost effective.
Overall I have been rather impressed with this conditioner and would recommend anyone with dry/damaged hair to try it.
I saw the advert for this new variety of the Herbal Essences range and knew that I would try it when I saw it on offer as I really like the Herbal Essences range and have never found a bad one. I found the product on offer in Tesco at half normal selling price and bought myself both the shampoo and the conditioner although you can also buy a leave in cream and an intensive hair mask in the range. You can buy the conditioner in 2 sizes either a 200ml bottle for £2.25 or a 400ml bottle for £3.79, they are currently on offer in Asda at 2 for £4 of the bigger bottles.
The conditioner comes in a rich golden yellow bottle which has a green flip top opening which is at the bottom of the bottle rather than the top, the shampoo has the lid at the top so even if like me you wear strong glasses it is easy to tell them apart with limited sight. On the bottle you are told that the product contains honey and apricots and is for damaged hair, on the back of the bottle you have the directions for use, ingredients and the contact details for the company.
The conditioner smells really lovely, you can certainly smell the apricots although I personally don't smell honey in it but that's fine with me as I like fruity smells. The conditioner is a pale yellow in colour and has a thick creamy consistency, it is really easy to smooth through my hair and as I work it through the length of my hair I can feel my hair untangling. I always leave my conditioners on for a minute or so to ensure they have full effect, I found this one was easy to wash out of my hair and even whilst my hair was wet it felt smooth.
After drying my hair I was amazed at how light and bouncy it felt which I was pleased with, the smell of the product lasts well on my hair and I think it's lovely when I turn and suddenly get a waft of the fruity smell. I was really pleased at how easy it was to run a brush through my hair as one of my main bug bears with my long hair is that it tangles so easily but this conditioner really helped.
I rate this 5 stars and will certainly buy both this and the shampoo again.