“ Brand: Herbal Essences / Type: Conditioner / Product line: Herbal Essences Bee Strong „
I'm a big fan of Herbal Essences products and always stock up on their shampoos and conditioners when they are on offer. So I was really keen to try this new range when it came out. I have used many different leave in conditioners in the past, some products I've used again and some were a one off trial. This one I won't be buying again.
It comes in a spray bottle so it's very easy to apply, just spray it on your hair after washing and towel drying it. It smells very nice, it's sweet and fruity and if you like the fruitiness of Herbal Essences products and also like the smell of honey then you will love this. The honey smell isn't too overpowering as with other honey beauty products.
Once applied I brush my hair and it brushes through very easily. I have long hair that gets coloured regularly and often struggle to brush my hair with ease when not using conditioners and leave in conditioners.
So far so good, but I don't like the way my hair feels when it dries (naturally and not blow dried). It feels frizzy and unkempt when letting it dry. I never had that issue with other leave in conditioners. Once my hair is dry it feels fairly dry and not at all like it had extra conditioning. I get much better results when using other products like Aussie or using Herbal Essences conditioners as a hair mask.
So I was very disappointed with this product and won't buy it again. I was also disappointed with the Bee Strong shampoo and conditioner so I reckon this particular range just isn't right for my hair and I will stick with other Herbal Essences products.
It costs around £4.50 but can often be found on offer for half the price. For half price I'd say give it a go and see if it works better for your hair, but personally I will invest a bit more money and buy Aussie leave in conditioners in the future.
Tame the frizz
I don't wash my hair every day. It is naturally curly, and too much washing just dries it out even more, so I tend to take every other day off. But on the days off, my hair usually needs taming - it tends to get puffy and frizzy! So I always use a spray in the mornings to get it in check.
I don't like the traditional aerosol style hair sprays as they do nothing for my hair. But I like this style of pump-action spray, that adds a bit of moisture to my hair and lets me smooth it down.
The honey range
This is part of the Herbal Essences Bee Strong range, which is relatively new I think. Also in the range is a shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. This leave-in conditioning spray contains honey and apricot and is designed to smooth and nourish hair. It currently costs £4.79 in Boots, but was on offer when I bought it.
The spray comes in lovely deep yellow packaging that is really nice and summery. At the top is a spray, and the packaging suggests you spray this on to your hands before smoothing it over your hair. I don't really see the point of this, so although I did do this the first few times I used this, I now just spray it straight onto my hair.
Firstly, I think this spray smells gorgeous. Sometimes I feel that honey scented products can be a little bit sickly or cloying, but the fruity element of this complements the honey perfectly and it has a lovely sweet fragrance. It really smells delicious! Spraying this onto my hair, and smoothing it through with my hands, it does have a creamy moisturising feel to it, but it doesn't leave any stickiness or residue on my hair at all. It really helps smooth and tame my hair, and makes it feel lovely and soft. This is perfect for me to use in the mornings, and the smell lingers for hours which is an added bonus!
The other night before bed I sprayed this onto my hair before tying it back into a tight bun. When I took the bun out in the morning, my hair felt really soft, and the curls were nicely defined. I was really pleased how well this seemed to nourish my hair.
Overall I love this spray and would definitely but it again, it seems to really moisturise my hair and help to tame the frizz. And the smell is just wonderful! I will be trying other products in this range for definite. Five stars!