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I usually wear my hair straight after an hour of blow drying and straightening my locks into some kind of shape. This is time consuming but the alternative is go let my hair dry naturally which leaves it frizzy, wavy and wild. I bought the Totally Twisted shampoo and conditioner by Herbal Essence to try and tame my locks. This is the review of the conditioner.
What does the product do?
The conditioner promises to quench the thirst of your curls with a high intensity hydration. It claims that it will replenish and conditioner the hair wild cherries and jewel orchid extracts. It will balance the moisture levels of your hair, preventing frizz and giving you sleek, bouncy curls which are well defined and healthy looking.
Packaging and Product
The conditioner is contained within a purple opaque plastic bottle so you can't see the product inside. The bottle has a curve on the side which makes it look nice and makes it easier to grip too. The front of the bottle is decorated with berries and the back of the bottle displays some more information about the product. The lid is purple and green, and you push down on it in order to open and close the bottle. To dispense the conditioner, you give the bottle a squeeze. Each bottle of conditioner will cost you around £2 for the smaller bottles and £4 for the 400ml bottles. You can often find the conditioner on offer so keep your eye out for a better price. It can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The conditioner smells every bit as nice as the shampoo and the aromas are more or less exactly the same. It has a delicious sweetness to it which is strong and unavoidable but I really like it so it doesn't offend me at all! The conditioner is creamy in colour which the smallest tinge of purple and it has a slightly thicker consistency than you would get with the average conditioner but it's the same as all the others in the Herbal Essence collection. My hair is really dry and damaged, especially on the ends so I pile this on and it feels like it is doing a good job of hydrating my hair. It almost makes my hair feel slimy while the conditioner is on there. The aroma is evident the whole time that I use the product and when the time is up, the conditioner is easily rinsed out.
I can easily brush my hair through after use and it does a good job of removing and preventing tangles. When my hair is dry, it feels really soft. I can tell it is really hydrating because a lot of more frizz has been eliminated and my waves are more defined as opposed to completely out of control. My hair looks in a better condition and it is much more manageable. My hair has a bit of a shine and it smells delicious long after my hair has dried. This is a bit heavy if you want your hair straight and it makes it look greasy quickly but then the conditioner hasn't been designed or marketed towards straight hair. I also tend to keep it away from my roots because of the heaviness of it.
All in all, this is a nice conditioner for those who have wild and wavy hair. It leaves the hair softer, less frizzy and more under control than before. It smells lovely and allows me to let my hair dry naturally. I would happily recommend this to my frizzy haired friends.
Herbal Essences relaunched their shampoo and conditioner range earlier this year, cue some incredibly tempting deals. I bought 400ml bottles of shampoo and conditioner on buy one get one free in Superdrug for £2.99. I've recently seen them on offer - two for £5 in Wilkinsons.
I have thick curly hair and I'm always keen to try new products as I find that if I use one product for too long my hair becomes strangely resistant to styling.
The conditioner smells gorgeous, although according to the bottle it contains french lavendar it smells to me more like watermelon. Whatever it is, it's lovely and refreshing great for first thing on a morning!
The conditioner is relatively thick, I usually find the thicker a conditioner is the more effective it will be on my hair. Although this was thicker than most premium conditioner it wasn't as thick as my preferred conditioner.
I felt the overall result was ok. My hair was glossy and shiny, however the curls weren't brilliant, by the end of the day I didn't look great at all. I found that if I used hairspray to scrunch the curls then the overall result was fine, however I'm not really keen on using hairspray so for that reason I won't be buying this again. Back to pantene I go!
I have a fine crop of thick hair, it tangles easily, takes ages to dry and is a swine to wash. I am so blessed. I've trawled through a wide range of conditioners which are suppossed to deal or help with hair which can get quite dry, most of them have appeared to be just a massive con or a hit and miss product. So far Herbal Essences Totally Twisted has done the most improvement for it.
The actual idea behind this is that it's ideal for those people out there with curly or wavy hair. To 'replenish vital moisture, eases frizz and keep spirals sleek' being the basic concept. I have absoloutly no idea what they were banging on about-all I wanted was a half decent conditioner. Which I suppose is what you get.
The conditioner I have contains about 330ml of the stuff and cost me £2.79 from Boots. All told that isn't too bad but you could probably get it cheaper from Superdrug or maybe a supermarket. It's a nice sized bottle and has a slight wave in it. If that makes sense.
As you can see it is purple in colour, half of the appeal if you ask me, and the lid is at the bottom which is great as you're unlikely to waste any that way. I've found that as the bottle isn't transparent you have to look closely to see how much you have left. The lid is like a cap version, so you just flip it open and there you go.
It's supposed to be 'fused with french lavender and jade extracts.' I don't know what jade actually smells like but there is a faint hint of lavender. Although not much. It's quite strong and a bit overpowering when you first put it on but after an hour or so it does fade. So there's not really a lingering haze hanging around you.
I wouldn't suggest you use too much of this in one go. A small amount in the palm of your hand should be enough as anymore made mine get really greasy within a day or so which isn't normal for myself. Leave it in your hair for a few minutes before rinsing so you can get the full effect, if you also have thick hair it might be best if you combed your hair with a wide toothed comb just so it doesn't tangle too much afterwards.
It's quite runny but if you are careful it can last for ages. It works well with people with dry hair and isn't necessarily only for those with curly or wavy hair. It smells nice and can come in smaller bottles of 150ml for £1.97, I think that these are ideal for traveling with.
Overall it's not a bad product. Herbal essences always smell nice and do more or less as expected. Something I'd recommend if you're stuggling to find a decent conditioner.
AMAZING!! I've never had another conditioner like this one. you can feel it working as soon as you put it on you hair. My hair has never been this soft. i have curly hair a few inches below my shoulders and i have never been able to control it. It also helps that it smells amazing! the smell stays in your hair even after a while. To be honest it was the bottle appearance that attracted me to it. Very modern and they have a whole line for all types of hair. Plus: It was cheap! Just $3.99! The color of the conditioner is lavender. end result? very soft hair that was easy to manage. I would recomend it to anyone and i will of course buy it again!