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I've used Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner for quite a while now and although I was happy with the one for 'normal' hair when they brought out this seductively straight range I thought it was worth a try.
The bottle is attractive in shocking pink and it certainly stands out on the shop shelf. The conditioner bottle stands on it's lid unlike the shampoo which stands on it's lid. This makes it more likely to get knocked over in my shower, especially when the bottle is getting low. I do like in principle that the shampoo and conditioner bottles stand different ways as it makes it easier to tell them apart when washing my hair.
As it opens at the bottom it doesn't matter when the bottle is getting low as the conditioner is still there ready to use, this is particularly good as I find conditioner quite thick and harder to shake to the bottom of a bottle.
The lid opens by pushing it down to open a small slot, this is easy to do one handed and ensures that not too much conditioner comes out at once.
I'm not as keen on the pink lily fragrance of this conditioner as some of the others in the Herbal Essences range but it is okay and doesn't linger on my hair after washing so doesn't bother me. I have shoulder length hair and I'm quite generous with the amount of conditioner I use. It separates my hair easily just by running my fingers through it and I don't have to comb it through to remove tangles as they have all gone. It rinses out easily and leaves my hair feeling soft.
My scalp can be sensitive to some conditioners but I haven't had any problems with this one and would definitely purchase it again if the 'normal' one wasn't available.
This conditioner is meant to make your hair 'seductively straight' and I have noticed that my hair isn't as flyaway after using the shampoo and conditioner but my hair still needs hair straighteners after washing it if I want to wear it down.
Price and availability
This conditioner is available in 200ml and 400ml bottles, I bought it when it was on buy one get one free at Tesco (currently £3.79). The 200ml bottle is currently £1 at Asda which is a good price if you want to give it a try for the first time.
Would I recommend?
Yes, this is a good conditioner and leaves my hair feeling soft and less flyaway than usual. The pink lily fragrance isn't one I would chose and as the straight benefits aren't particularly noticeable on my hair this isn't one that I'll be rushing out to buy again.
I have tried and loved the majority of the products that have been created by Herbal essence and have only found myself not liking a few. I spend ages blow drying and straightening my hair, trying to fight away the frizz and so I bought the Seductively Straight Conditioner fully expecting to like it.
What does the product do?
The product promises to condition the hair leaving it soft and healthy looking. It claims that it will smooth out the hair strands, fighting the frizz and leaving your hair looking beautifully straight. It contains both silk and pear extracts to give the hair a lovely shine.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a purple/pink bottle which has a bright green lid on which you push down on to open and close. There is a little picture of a pear on the front and it has some extra information about the product on the back. The product will cost you around £2 for a 400ml bottle although smaller bottles are available and these cost less.
Application and Performance
The colour of the product may be off putting to the blond bombshells out there as it is a purple/pink shade. It has quite a thick consistency but it is easy dispensed from the bottle at first. As you get through the bottle, it does get harder and harder to dispense the conditioner to the point where you have to pull the whole lid off in order to access it.
The product has the usual delicious aroma to it which is strong but not over powering. It has a sweet and fruity fragrance which I love and you can smell it throughout the process of washing your hair. The product is gentle and didn't irritate my scalp.
When applied this product to my hair, it didn't feel like it was moisturising my hair v very well at all so I kept adding more of the conditioner but alas it made no difference. My hair felt tangled and dry like straw as I massaged the product in and I was worried about the results. The product was easily rinsed out of my hair.
My hair was suprisingly easy to brush through after use when you consider how dry it had felt before and there were no tangles. Once it was dry, it wasn't too frizzy but it was no straighter than with any other product and I still had to straighten it afterwards. It was soft and had a bit of a shine but not compared with some of the other Herbal Essence products.
All in all, this is one of the more disappointing products by Herbal Essence. It smells as delicious as usual but my hair felt like straw as I applied it. My hair was soft afterwards and tangle free but no straighter than usual. My hair was in a good conditioned but it wasn't overly shiny. This isn't a bad product but the others are better so I won't be repurchasing it.
Clairol Herbal Essences Seductively Straight Conditioner
The Herbal Essences Seductively Straight conditioner has been used for the last few bottles (lasting around six weeks or so), with the Ignite my Fire shampoo from the same brand. My boyfriend who picked them up for me saw the two pink bottles and thought they would work well together. In his defense they have seemed to do this, although I would normally try to use matching products.
He paid £1 for a 200 ml bottle, which I do feel represents good value. These products are available in many places but do shop round for good deals as the price can vary widely.
The shampoo he had chosen was for coloured hair, and this is for dry and damaged hair. Overall the two together have worked well. I have never used the conditioner by itself, but after a good wash I tend to use a good 'dollop' and smooth it through the ends of my hair - I then tend to massage it, and leave it for a minute to do it's work. The product washes out well, and easily, and does help my hair to be tangle free after it has been washed. Overall I think it works well to smooth my hair, although when my hair has gotten to the ratty stage of needing a cut it is less effective (although I would blame this on the split ends rather then the product).
The product is supposed to smell of pink lily extract - and it does have a nice floral scent to it. It lasts well, and when I brush my hair it becomes apparent, although it doesn't overpower me, or mask the scent of my perfumes.
The lid of the bottle is easy to open, and the bottle will stand on it's lid, making it nice and easy to access it, even with wet hands. I have issues gripping, due to nerve damage and this it easy to use even for me.
Overall I would recommend it as it works well and is a great price.
The matching conditioner
I have recently reviewed the shampoo in the Seductively Straight range, and as I always use the matching conditioner alongside it, it only seemed right to pen a review of this product too. This is part of the Seductively Straight range by Herbal Essences, and as well as the shampoo this range includes a mask and leave-in conditioner. It's designed to help tame and smooth out the hair. The conditioner contains silk and pear extracts to help smooth and add gloss.
Like the shampoo, this comes in a shockingly bright pink bottle, which has a slight curvy look to it. While the shampoo is dispensed from the top this one opens at the bottom - a small difference but something I find quite useful to help me differentiate between the two when I'm bleary eyed and contact lens-less first thing in the morning!
Fresh and flowery
The conditioner is as pink as the bottle itself, and has a nice creamy texture. The fragrance is quite strong, and is fresh and flowery - it's a smell I really like but I guess may not appeal to everyone. I apply this mainly to the ends of my hair, which need the most moisture, and I find this coats the hair really nicely. I leave it in for as long as possible before washing it away.
After rinsing this out of my hair, I find that it feels incredibly smooth and silky. I leave it to dry naturally, and again I think this definitely softens my hair really well, and helps to tame my frizz. I don't use straighteners, so I can't claim whether or not this helps when using irons, but I do think this is great for me just in terms of conditioning my hair and helping make it more manageable. Also I find that that lovely smell lingers nicely.
I really like this conditioner, and will definitely buy it again. It helps to moisturise and smooth my hair, and makes it feel soft and more manageable. A great buy if you can get it free alongside the matching shampoo!
I always like to buy my shampoo and conditioner as a pair so when I bought a bottle of Herbal Essences seductively straight shampoo recently, I also bought the accompanying bottle of conditioner. I recently tried some cheap shampoo and conditioner from Boots which I really didn't like at all so I was happy to be back to my usual Herbal Essences which is such a fantastic conditioner and one that really works for my hair.
I have quite curly hair and so I was interested to try this conditioner to see if it would indeed give me, "seductively straight, " hair. One the back of the bottle it says, "submit yourself to the indulgent silkiness and glossy touch of this captivatingly creamy conditioner. It is serum-infused for moisturised softness."
What I love about this conditioner is that it is very thick and creamy and when I apply it to my hair it really coats it and clings onto it to make sure that every strand is covered and nourished with the conditioning power. You can feel it working its magic straight away as when I run my fingers through my hair to make sure that all the strands are covered I can feel my hair softening already and the tangles going out of it. I like to leave it on for quite a few minutes in the shower for it to really work properly.
The smell is absolutely amazing too. On the front it says that it contains pink lily and Asian silk extracts. It has an a really nice strong fruity smell and is quite potent. I can smell it on my hair afterwards because I have used the shampoo and the conditioner so I really have doubled up on the smell. The cream itself has a slight pink tinge to it so probably part of the pink lily smell.
Afterwards when I am combing out my hair it feels silky smooth and then when I have dried it I find my hair is nice and smooth and it is a lot easier to straighten and keep straight than with other shampoos I have used in the past so I think it's a good conditioner if you want to manage your curly hair and make it straight.
The conditioner comes in a pink bottle with a lid that flips up at the bottom of it so it's easy to squeeze the cream out. At the moment I have it in the 200ml bottle which costs in the £2.50 region but you can buy bigger 400ml bottles too. All in all a conditioner I recommend.
I enjoyed using the Herbal Essences Breakage Defender Shampoo and matching conditioner, so when I came to the end I was pleased to find that the next ones in my store (I tend to bulk buy shampoos and stuff when my parents kindly take me shopping when they come up to stay since I don't have much money) were also in the Herbal Essences range, but this time the "Seductively Straight" products for dry and damaged hair - my hair isn't in the world's best condition due mostly to bleaching it, and drying and straightening it doesn't help either!
Unfortunately I had to wait a while before trying this out as annoyingly I picked up two shampoos from my house to bring to my boyfriend's rather than one shampoo and one conditioner - they come in very similar containers, which is perhaps a minor niggle (although they do look good next to each other). For a while I thought I'd accidentally just bought shampoos, which would've been annoying as I do like to use matching products where possible!
It'll be the gorgeous deep pink packaging which attracted me to these particular products. Pink is my favourite colour, and it's especially nice to add some pink to my boyfriend's bathroom! The bottle (I have the 400ml version) has a nicely contrasting green lid, and the Herbal Essences logo is also green.
I have already mentioned my niggle! On the bottle it says "Straightening Conditioner" and this is in fairly small font. Therefore you have to be mindful not to confuse it with the shampoo, and either end up shampooing your hair twice or conditioning your hair twice!
On the back it says that it has a "serum-influenced formula for moisturised softness", and it claims to be a "captivatingly creamy conditioner. It contains pink lily and Asian silk extracts.
Ingredients are listed, and contain the usual sort of things - probably best to check them if you have any sensitivities!
---Using the conditioner---
Press down on the lid which opens it slightly, then squeeze for it to come out. It isn't the easiest to get out of the bottle, and think it might be awkward when I get to the end. The conditioner is a pinky lilac colour which is nicer than a normal white one. It has a lovely floral smell without it being sickly sweet.
It says on the bottle to "massage in for a conditioning experience as straight as it is smooth". After shampooing and rinsing, I tend to apply conditioner and then leave it for at least a minute, but preferably longer...I do other things like washing myself, and shaving my legs while I'm waiting! Then I rinse off. This particular conditioner is good as it comes out easily - there's nothing worse than a conditioner which stays in your hair especially if you don't realise until after you're out of the shower!
---Does it work?---
I've been using this for a few washes now and have been pleased with the results. I thought that for review writing purposes I'd give it another test today and not bother straightening my hair after drying it (since I haven't got work). And it actually does seem to be straighter, less frizzy and more manageable. More importantly though it feels soft and smooth, and I think it has a nice shine to it.
Of course it is a combination of using both the shampoo and conditioner. But I think that the final look of my hair probably mostly has the conditioner to thank for - the shampoo bit if mainly for cleaning it!
I like this conditioner (and the matching shampoo), it smells nice, and leaves my hair in good condition. Better still I absolutely love the colour of the packaging - it would be even better though if it said "Conditioner" on it in big bold writing!
I bought this shampoo in Asda where a 400ml bottle is currently £2 which I think is excellent value. They also do a 200ml bottle which can be found in many shops for £1. Also in this range are an intensive mask, and a heat protection cream - I might well keep my eyes out for these as my hair could do with some further pampering!
4 out of 5 from me!
I have recently been using Herbal Essences Seductively Straight conditioner along with the matching shampoo, previously reviewed.
~ Bottle ~
It comes in a tall thin bottle made from transparent bright pink plastic and it has a bright green tilting lid, which the bottle stands on.
The lid tilts to reveal a small hole for the conditioner to come out of.
The bottle has a metallic green circular design on the front and underneath in white lettering it has the words, 'Herbal essences SEDUCTIVELY STRAIGHT'.
I think the bottle is eye catching and attractive, but it isn't the easiest bottle to use. I find that the opening that the conditioner comes out of is very small and can be quite restrictive.
I find I have to apply a lot of pressure to the bottle to squeeze out the conditioner onto my hand, which is quite difficult when I only have one hand spare to squeeze the bottle.
I find it more difficult as the bottle becomes emptier and more pressure needs to be applied to get the conditioner out of the bottle.
~ Price and availability ~
My current bottle of this conditioner is 400ml, but it is also available in 200ml bottles.
The conditioner costs the same amount as the shampoo. The 400ml bottle costs around £3.79 and the 200ml bottle costs around £1.99, but the 200ml bottle can sometimes be picked up in pound shops.
This conditioner is available to buy from Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinsons as well as most supermarkets.
~ Use ~
The conditioner is a pale pink colour and it is thick and creamy. It feels silky and smooth.
It smells lovely - it has a delicate floral scent with an element of fruitiness to it. I am not the biggest fan of floral scents, but I really like the scent of this conditioner.
I find that I don't need to use much of this conditioner on my hair as it is thick and a little goes a long way.
I always seem to use less conditioner than shampoo and although I am nearing the bottom of my shampoo, I still have about half a bottle of this conditioner left.
After using this conditioner on my hair my hair feels softer and a lot smoother. I find that my hair is a lot easier to untangle when I am brushing it out and generally a lot easier to manage. I also find that my hair looks less frizzy after using this conditioner, which means it is quicker for me to style my hair. It doesn't weigh my hair down at all.
I have found that the scent of the conditioner lingers in my hair after using it and it is still evident the following day, which I have found impressive.
The conditioner is easy to rinse out of your hair and does not leave any residue in your hair.
I think the scent is very clean and although it is floral, I don't think it smells so feminine that men couldn't pull off the scent.
~ Conclusion ~
I really like using this conditioner. It feels very good quality and I love the scent. I also love that the scent lingers in my hair and you can still smell it the next day. It makes my hair feel smooth and silky.
I think it is reasonably priced for as I think it is a good quality conditioner and although I don't think the bottle is the easiest to use, I would definitely consider repurchasing this product.
I've got long, very thick hair which tends to frizz and knot quite easily, so when I saw the Herbal Essences 'seductively straight' shampoo and conditioner which Herbal Essences claim 'smooth your strands into a pin-straight line' I decided to try them. I straighten my hair daily and bought them hoping that they'd make my hair that bit more manageable and smoother so that I wouldn't have to spend as long brushing it out and straightening it.
I bought this along with the shampoo from Boots as they had the Herbal Essences range on offer and I paid £1.74 instead of the full price of £3.49. For 400ml of product, even the full price is reasonable and considering how effective it is I would definitely pay full price. The conditioner as well as the shampoo is very easily available and I've seen it in co-op, Tesco and even B&M. It is also available from a range of online retailers including Amazon.
The conditioner comes in a long, slender plastic bottle which is very eye catching as it is bright pink. The bottle is slightly curved which gives it a quite cool, unique design. As it is curved it's easy to grip and it's a handy sized bottle as although it contains a generous amount of product (400ml) it isn't too large to put in my gym bag and it's quite lightweight too.
The bottle is very informative with the brand and product name as well as the Clairol logo. It states on the front of the bottle that the conditioner contains pear and asian silk extracts and it is designed to be used on dry and/or damaged hair. The bottle has a green lid which when pressed down flips up to reveal a little opening from which the conditioner is dispensed from when you tip the bottle upside down.
The back of the bottle has a brief product description which says that the conditioner has a silk and shine formula which 'gives seduction power straight to dry and damaged hair.' The conditioner itself is very thick and a little goes a long way meaning a bottle will last for a while - one large blob of it is enough to cover all of my hair. The shampoo has a nice consistency which although thick, is easy to spread over my hair without blobbing up and feeling heavy. I leave this on for around 30 seconds, then brush my hair through with a comb and rinse the conditioner out.
This washes out well, leaving no residue. My hair always feels really silky and smooth after using this and once I've dried it it feels very soft and quite bouncy. My hair is thick but this makes it feel even more full of volume and the healthy shine that it provides makes my hair look glossy, clean and well cared for.
I use this with the seductively straight shampoo and have noticed a difference in the straightness of my hair - it isn't anywhere near straight enough to not have to straighten it but it is certianly much more manageable. The conditioner smells gorgeous and the scent fills the bathroom when I'm using the conditioner and it lingers in my hair for around a day after application. The smell is fresh, fruity and sweet and I find it really uplifting.
I have been using the combination of Herbal Essences Seductively straight shampoo and conditioner for more than two years. This time, I would like to chip in a few cents of my thoughts on the performance of this conditioner.
The conditioner comes in a curvy bright pink bottle with a green lid. The shape of this conditioner complements the shape of its corresponding shampoo bottle, which I think is a good design. I'm not really a big fan of the bright pink colour of it, I prefer pastel colours myself but we are more focused on the quality of the product inside. One think I like about this design is that the lid opens in a see-saw function, you just need to push one side of the lid to open and then simply squeeze out the conditioner. The material of the bottle is plastic and recyclable, but it's opaque; I rather it's transparent so that I know how much conditioner I've got left.
The conditioner comes in two sizes, smaller travel size and bigger economy size of 400 ml. I usually buy the 400 ml bottles as they're cheaper. Herbal essences products are on offer frequently; usually it's 3 for £6.00. On its own, a 400 ml bottle would cost around £2.50 depending on where you buy it. I usually buy 2 conditioners and 1 shampoo if they're on offer as I tend to use conditioner more quickly then the shampoo. However, a 400 ml of conditioner would lasts me 3 months on average and depending on the length of my hair, which is just pass my shoulder at the moment.
As for the conditioner itself, it is made with pink lily and asian silk extracts. It's manufactured using the serum-infused formula for moisturised softness. The seductively straight formula is recommended for dry/damaged hair. I don't really think my hair is dry or too damaged, but I do straighten my hair regularly and I use this product as a safety measure. The products tag line is that it'll give silky and shiny hair. From my experience, the conditioner leaves my hair very silky but because my hair is quite oily, I can't really tell whether the shine is from the conditioner or if it's just natural.
As for its usage, I usually shampoo my hair twice, squeeze the water out and apply a small strawberry size glob of conditioner twice to completely cover my hair. Leave it to soak for about 3 minutes and then rinse it out. Immediately after rinsing it out, I can feel the softness of my hair. As for the smell, I not sure I love it. I can tolerate the sweet smell, but the smell feels very sweet and a bit cheap. So I'm a bit disappointed in that respect. However, I used several other hair products that helps to cover up the smell.
Overall, herbal essences seductively straight conditioner really tries to soften and shine the hair but I would suggest not to have high expectations. For what it's worth, the quality is very good and gives consistent results with long-term use. All in all, I'm quite satisfied with the product and I would keep using it until I can find another conditioner that would agree with my hair more.
My hair is straight but has a frizz aspect to it so a couple of months ago I found this range on offer at half price in our local Tesco and bought myself this conditioner and the matching shampoo along with some others in the range to try, I always like to use the matching shampoos and conditioners together. This product usually sells for £3.32 for a 400ml bottle and can be bought in supermarkets and chemists although you sometimes pick up the smaller bottles in some discount stores.
The bottle for the product is a vivid pink colour which is a solid colour and has a shine to it unlike the shampoo bottle which you can see through, the sides of the bottles curve but at different points making the bottle interesting to look at and easy to handle. The top of the bottle is green and is a top where you have to press one side down to get the other side to pop up and reveal the dispensing hole. The bottle actually stands on its lid rather than its bottom, in my opinion I think this type of lid is great as my four year old can't manage to open it which is becoming an issue recently as she likes to try and wash her own hair with way too much shampoo.
On the front of the bottle you have the Clairol logo in metallic green and some silver bits and the name of the product, it states that this product is for seductively straight hair. The conditioner is the same as the shampoo and has pink lily and Asian silk extracts and is for dry and damaged hair. My hair is very strange as it is thick in the length but flat at the roots and then prone to grease at the roots but dry towards the ends and is also coloured so I can get away with almost any shampoos and conditioners.
On the rear of the bottle you find the usual science explanation of what the product can do for your hair along with the usual ingredients list and then a little symbol showing that the shampoo will last for 12 months and some contact information for the makers of Clairol Proctor and Gamble.
One pushing the green top down you can smell the conditioner which to me is sweet like candyfloss but not quite as sugary a smell and it makes me think of being at a funfair.
The conditioner itself is a pale pink in colour but is a creamy consistency and has a little shimmer to it. The conditioner is easy to work through the hair and covers my hair very well without having to use too much. The smell of the product fills the bathroom nicely and remains on my hair well also, the conditioner was easy to rinse from my hair without leaving any residue. My hair felt soft and bouncy after I had used this product along with the shampoo but it didn't improve the frizz at all and did not seem to have any straightening properties on my hair. I think that this product provided too much moisture for my hair as it started to feel greasy at the roots the day after washing whereas usually I can go two days between washing my hair. Not a product for my hair but if you don't have combination hair like mine it may work ok.
I usually use TIGI or Tresemme hair products, but I recently ran out of conditioner, and whilst doing my food shopping, I came across a great deal on a bottle of Herbal Essences conditioners. I saw that they had one called Seductively Straight, and seeing as I like to have my hair smooth and straight, this seemed like the perfect one to buy.
The conditioner comes in a pink plastic bottle, which has a curved style to it, and the bottom is where the conditioner comes out. It has a flip button, which has a green edge to it, and this makes it really easy to get the conditioner out of the bottle without it squirting every where and making a mess. The Herbal Essences logo is printed on the front of the bottle, and it looks quite stylish in the bathroom.
The conditioner itself is a thick, creamy texture and is a mild pink in colour. It has a deep, almost floral scent to it, which at first I found a bit odd, but you do get used to it and it does smell some what nice after a while. I think I detect a hint of pear in there, but I am not 100% sure. I wouldn't say it is a horrible smell, but it is not my favorite either.
The conditioner spreads into the hair quite easily, and it absorbs in quite well too. I found it to be easy to rinse, which is what I expected from the texture of it. After drying my hair, I found it to be smooth, and silky. There is nothing special or fantastic about the results, unlike what I usually get from my usual hair products, but the results are satisfactory and I have used this conditioner since.
My hair was easy to brush and comb, as well as straighten when I used this conditioner, and it stayed quite soft and smooth until I next washed my hair. Although my hair was soft, it was not as soft as I usually get from the usual hair shampoos and conditioners that I use. I am used to better, so whilst this was a good conditioner, I am spoilt with better.
All in all, this is a generally conditioner. I would recommend people to use it, and I think if I needed conditioner at a rush again, I probably would buy this again, but I will not be replacing my usual conditioner with it. I give this conditioner a 4 out of 5 stars.
You can buy this conditioner in most places, like Boots, Superdrug and major supermarkets. I bought mine on a special offer for £1 a bottle, but depending on where you buy it from, you are more likely to find it nearer £3 a bottle. It does last quite a while though, so it is pretty good value for money. Recommended
I have really frizzy horrible curly hair which is also very long and thick so I always find it hard to find products that came tame the frizz! Whilst in my local superdrug I saw the Herbal Essencences range which was fairly cheap. Lots of my friends have recommended their products to me so I thought why not try it! Another thing that attractited me to this purchase was the beautiful hot pink bottle!
Herbal Essences claim that this Condioner will : send seduction power to dry and damaged hair! My hair is fairly damaged from excessive use of heat products so I was wondereding if it was really going to work.
My first challenge was figuring out how to open the bottle! I feel really silly writing this as now it seems so simiple and I'm thinking 'how could I have not of known how to open this bottle?' But the truth was that this was my first time using Herbal Essences products so I didnt know that you have to push down on the lid to open it!
On wet hair I applied a fair amound to my hair concentrating most on the ends and not in the roots as I didn't want any build up. The texture is very creamy and a lovely pink colour which smells divine. It contains silk and pear extracts which make a lovely combination together.
Open rising the condioner out of my hair, it did feel alot softer and more managable. However when it was totally dry I didn't notice much of a difference. My hair was soft and shiny but It didnt really straighten it so I was kind of dissapointed.
Overall an okay product but best to use if you have already straight hair
Whenever I buy a shampoo I always purchase the matching conditioner to it. I recently bought this and the shampoo whilst they were on offer in Boots for a pound a bottle. In fact so impressed was I with the price that I actually purchased a few different bottles to try out from within the range all at the same time!
Bright pink plastic, slightly curvy shaped bottle (for ease of handling of course) with a flip-top green plastic button to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle I am told that it is Herbal Essences Seductively Straight 'Silk 'N' Shine Conditioner and that it contains silk & pear extract 'Seduction power straight to' and that it is for dry/damaged hair.
On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients and the size is stated (as I've already listed for you) and contact details for the manufacturer are given for Procter & Gamble. Nice girl friendly bottle this is, easy to handle and of course informative enough.
The issue with my hair is, that it simply can't make its mind up! Curly and straight with prone to being dry ended I purchased this to try help me style my awkward hair straighter with more ease!
All you do to use this is to apply it already shampooed and thoroughly rinsed out of that residue hair. On my very long hair I only need about the size of a 10p blob of the light pink creamy looking conditioner. I found this to evenly coat my hair and give off a pleasant enough smell of sweet, candyflossy pears though as I mentioned already in my shampoo review of this same fragranced shampoo, although it was nice enough it wasn't fabulous or anything just ok!
Leave it on for as long as you wish and then rinse it out which isn't rocket science to do with this conditioner at all!
This left my hair fragranced for a couple of hours really. It did soften my hair and give it a nice natural shine and as soon as I pulled a comb through my hair after using this on still damp hair I noticed the comb to glide through with ease and alot less drag.
I styled my hair straight and although I felt this did make my hair soft and supple and easy to manage I wouldn't say it particularly made my hair go straighter or stay straighter for longer or anything like that.
This is a pleasant enough to use conditioner and easy to use but I didn't really feel that it did much for my hair than smooth it a bit and although it initially helped frizz as the day wore on it did pop back sadly!
If you can't find this on offer in Boots it comes in different sizes as well in most chemists and supermarkets.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Whilst I tend to shop around for many products and will alternate from one to another, one area where I would not budge was with my hair conditioner, as I would always stay faithful to one brand.
However, whilst in Tesco a few weeks ago, my eyes were drawn to Clairol's Herbal Essences Seductively Straight Silk n' Shine Conditioner, which is contained within a cerise coloured unique shaped sturdy plastic bottle.
I was surprised to read that this conditioner is manufactured by Proctor and Gamble and it is only through reviewing so many items on Dooyoo that I have realised that this company are responsible for a large proportion of our household products. Unlike other conditioners, the product stands on its' lid and its' appearance is extremely modern and trendy.
Whilst we are provided with the Herbal Essences logo, I'm not quite sure of the reasoning behind the few images on the bottle; some of which are rather difficult to decipher. We are informed that the conditioner contains silk and pear extracts and has seduction power for dry/damaged hair.
As previously stated, the product sits on its' lid, which is bright green in colour and to open, you simply press down on the grooved area and the rear end will flip up. The conditioner is light pink in colour and of a fairly thick consistency.
It dispenses easily from the 400ml bottle and smells simply divine. I cannot state that I can smell the pear extract, but I can advise that its' fragrance reminds me of the expensive products used by stylists in hair salons. I'm struggling a little to recognise any particular scent in this conditioner, but whatever it is, it is simply gorgeous.
It was easy to apply to my hair and I generally tend to place it on the ends during the week and use a more intense conditioner all over on a Sunday for my weekly pamper session. For some unknown reason, the rear of the bottle does not advise us for how long we should leave the conditioner on our hair before rinsing, so I decided to leave for approximately five minutes. The only information we are provided with is that we should give ourselves a head massage as we apply and that it is acceptable to give little sighs of pleasure in the process. I presume that's the yes, yes, yes?!
We are given some information on the bottle, but to me, it's a load of mumbo jumbo as Clairol are attempting to be witty, but even though I have a good sense of humour, it has not achieved a smile from me! There is some wording displayed in a purple box asking "on average, how many couples get married in Las Vegas every day?" and to find the answer, we are expected to purchase the Seductively Straight shampoo!
I found the conditioner extremely easy to rinse from my hair and could instantly feel the smoothness, particularly as my hair is coloured and the ends are rather dry. I wrapped my hair in a towel and left for approximately five minutes as I always do in order to remove the excess water.
I then towel dried and blow-dried my hair using a brush. I have naturally wavy hair and this conditioner did not provide me with its' claim of seductively straight hair. I wasn't particularly bothered about the lack of straightness in my hair, but I'm still awaiting the seduction!
Overall, I found this product extremely effective as a conditioner as my hair felt extremely smooth and was glossy in appearance. It also left a subtle fragrance in my hair for several hours later and I continually found myself grabbing a chunk of hair and waving it under my nose to have a stronger whiff!
Would I recommend it? Yes, as a basic conditioner, but no if you want to achieve seductively straight hair. To be honest, I bought it solely as a conditioner and for nothing more, but as the product fails its' claim to give me straight hair, I'm going to deduct one star. Consequently, it receives 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I really cannot work out the pricing of Tesco as I've checked on their website for an up-to-date price for you. I would advise that you are able to purchase this product in a 400 ml container up until 3 August 2010 for the reduced price of £1.63; after which it will return to its' normal price of £3.26.
However, the normal price for the 200ml container is £1.00. I know I'm not wonderful with maths, but something is not quite right here!! I find this is a practise that Tesco frequently follow, so you really have to watch out for their pricing!
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
The only people in our house who use hair conditioner are me and my daughter, who both have long, straight hair. We get through loads of the stuff, and my brand of choice has been Pantene. Recently, I have had to condition my daugter's hair every couple of days and run a tooth comb through it, as she has had the dreaded nits, which has meant we have used even more conditioner than usual.
On a recent trip to Wilko's, I was about to rech for my usual Pantene, when I saw that the Herbal Essesnces range was on offer, with a bottle of Seductively Straight conditioner reduced from £3 to under £1. I couldn't resist a bargain and snapped it up, reasoning that there would not be a lot of difference between products.
How wrong I was. On our next "nitting" session, my poor daughter was screaming as I struggled to drag the comb through her tangled hair. It took two applications of conditioner before I could get the comb through. Not great at detangling, then. On the plus side, the conditioner smelled beautiful, and did leave her hair very shiny.
The next day it was my turn. I don't know if it makes a difference whether you apply this in the shower or over the sink, but I used it in the shower. Again, I found the floral scent delicious! The conditioner was very hard to wash out and my hair felt slippery. After I had towel dried my hair, I left it to dry naturally which was a big mistake. "Mom, why does your hair look like a cloud?" says it all. After I had slept on it, my hair had calmed down a bit, but it was not seductive or straight! In fact, I think that my hair was wavier than normal, so they should rename the product!
So...on the plus side, the product is very cheap to buy, smells divine and leaves your hair very glossy. On the down side, it does not straighten, which is a bit of a problem if that is why you bought it! It is also rubbish at detangling.
I would not really bother buying this product again, as it is so inferior to my usual Pantene. I suppose it depends on your hair type and the methods you use to wash and style your hair, but it simply wasn't suitable for what I wanted it for.