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I am sure when I was my daughter's age that my own mother never even considered using a conditioner on my hair after she'd washed it. I can clearly recall her washing my hair whilst I was in the bath and then combing it though afterwards and it used to be left to dry naturally until I went to bed. These days, there are shampoos actually aimed at kids, including conditioners too. I love Loral products myself and I have used a few of the L'Oreal shampoos specifically designed for children on my own daughter's hair but to be honest I had never considered using a conditioner on her hair, I have no idea why. Her hair is long and slightly thick and wavy but I've never had any trouble I getting a brush or comb through it though now it's grown longer I am experiencing a few problems, not to mention a few tears, as she's getting it all knotted up. She had two options - either it had a cut or I used a conditioner on it.
Sarah has never loved having her hair washed and the quicker the experience is over and done with the better, as far as she's concerned. I was therefore worried that by using a conditioning treatment on her hair after the washing process, this was only going to elongate the whole experience and make her moan and grizzle even more than she normally does.
I bought this L'Oreal for Kids Very Berry conditioner as it says that it's paraben free and it also contains a detangler, which is just what I was looking for. It comes in a pretty pink bottle, which is similar in shape and design to their kids' shampoo bottles. It's fun and funky to look at though I don't imagine too many little boys would be very happy about the bright pink colour of the bottle.
I bought this conditioner from the supermarket and it cost £2.20 for a standard sized 250ml bottle. The smell took me by surprise though the first time I used it as I was expecting a blackberry or raspberry / blackcurrant smell. This smells very strongly of fresh strawberries. It is a lovely fresh and fruity smell and Sarah simply loves it. I have also used it on my own hair lots of times and it's really mind and gentle on the skin on the scalp and yet it does a really fantastic job and immediately getting rid or horrid knots and tangles.
The conditioner is medium level thickness in consistency and I leave it on Sarah's (and my own) hair for around one minute before thoroughly rinsing off. It makes out hair very shiny, very soft and very manageable. The best bit about it is that it just detangles in the blink of an eye and this means that there are less tears the following morning when I am trying to brush and plait her hair before school.
It's well worth the price and it lasts for ages and if you love the smell of fresh fruity strawberries, you cannot fail to love this. I give it full marks.
My daughter has pulled her hair, twiddled it around her fingers and sucked it ever since she was a baby. The doctor says it's nothing to worry about and she will grow out of it but she is fast becoming bald. To try and stop her from sucking it off her fingers I've been trying different shampoos and conditioners to see if they might work, anything is worth a try, right?! One of the conditioners I have tried is this Very Berry condition from L'Oreal.
The conditioner comes inside a very pink and girly bottle that is designed to resemble a fish, it took me a while to work this out. After tipping the bottle on its side it suddenly dawned on me that there is an eye towards the top of the bottle and some gills just below the product name on the label. It amused me no end!
The conditioner is a sort of off white colour and is rather runny in consistency, well runny for a conditioner anyway. The experiences I've had with conditioners all involve quite a thick consistency but this is rather runny. I tend to squirt a tiny, very tiny amount onto my hand before transferring it to my daughters hair and I find that the small drop of conditioner usually rolls around my hand fairly freely. Once on my daughters hair I rub it in and it lathers up very well, I usually leave it for a minute or two and rinse off. It doesn't take a particularly long time to rinse the conditioner off and if any ends up in her eyes, she doesn't moan or get agitated like she does with some.
I'm a little confused as to why L'Oreal have named this condition Very Berry as it doesn't have a variety of different berry scent's inside. It simply smells of strawberry, perhaps strawberry is a little boring for them to use on the label instead of Very Berry! The strawberry scent is divine, though! It has a very fruity, rich in fragrance, strawberry scent from the moment you flip open the lid, until after drying the hair.
The whole reason I bought this was to try and stop my daughter from pulling and sucking her hair but it hasn't worked, not that I was expecting it to but it was worth a go. However, I've found that this conditioner leaves the hair that she does have left looking shiner and healthier than before we started using it. It even has a faint strawberry scent for the rest of the day which is nice.
This conditioner from L'Oreal costs around £2 for a 250ml as is available to buy from the normal places you can get shampoos and conditions such as supermarkets and chemists.
I'd definitely recommend this conditioner for children, the strawberry scent smells gorgeous, it has a no more tears formula and leaves my daughters hair looking healthier. The price isn't too bad when you consider how many uses you can get from one bottle (loads in our case!).
Up until fairly recently I had a lovely Avon lady, I felt so sorry for her sometimes after watching her pound the streets armed with catalogues in all weathers so would put an order in even if I didn't really want anything. Mostly, not being a huge fan of Avon in general, I'd stock up on their excellent range of shampoo and bath products for the kids - and it was the shampoo I missed most when Eileen eventually decided the peanuts Avon paid her were simply not worth risking pneumonia for. When my stocks dwindled I decided against finding another Avon lady for fear of falling into the same 'must order' rut, the postage costs incurred by ordering online meant the Kids range wasn't such good value either so I decided to try L'Oreal Kids again as I'd been impressed with their products (if not their prices!) in the past.
While out shopping I picked up a bottle of their Very Berry conditioner to use with an existing bottle of kids shampoo, I don't particularly mind paying the £2.30 price tag as I only have one child who uses this conditioner (the older two using adult hair care products and David still using baby shampoo and conditioner) but it would work out expensive if you have two or three small children who all need to use the same 'no tears' product.
The Very Berry refers to the fact that this conditioner is strawberry scented; based on the name alone I was imagining it to be a medley of berry fragrances to create a kind of summer fruits fragrance, but I'm so glad it's not as the strawberry scent is absolutely gorgeous! Uber girly just like the cute pink bottle, it would be suitable for boys too but L'Oreal have definitely decided to attract the girls with this one!
The conditioner isn't amazingly thick, it's not so runny that you risk losing it down the drain as you squeeze it out of the bottle but compared to the consistency of adult conditioners it's decidedly watery. It smooths through Hollie's semi-long hair beautifully and allows me to pull our Nitty Gritty comb through to check for the dreaded nits while washing her hair, this is impressive actually as Hollie suffers with the same hair problem as me - when it gets even damp it tangles up to the point of dreadlocks starting to appear, regardless of how well it was brushed before washing.
I apply it all over her hair, not particularly avoiding the scalp as I would if I were applying my own conditioner as at five years old the worry of 'greasy hair' is some years away for her. It smells beautiful while I'm using it, I like her to keep her conditioner on for a few minutes to penetrate into her hair and I've found this wonderful strawberry smell lingers for the duration and even in the air for a while after it's all been rinsed away! The conditioner is very easy to rinse off by the way, although it clings nicely to the hair a quick burst under the shower is enough to remove all traces and leave Hollie's hair squeaky clean with a beautifully silky feel as I run my fingers through it.
After towel drying I use a cushion brush to smooth Hollie's hair down and rarely encounter so much as a single tangle, even those created by the act of toweling her hair simply brush out with no effort for me and absolutely no tugging or pain for Hollie. Her hair is always shiny, but since switching to the L'Oreal range of shampoo and conditioner I've noticed it looks and feels healthier than when I was using the Avon products. Her hair feels moisturised which is always a good thing, although this conditioner does make it go a little flyaway so putting it up in her school time ponytail or plait isn't always the easiest job for me - not least because she's a 'wriggler' at hair styling time, this conditioner just makes life that bit more awkward in the morning!
I highly, highly recommend this conditioner if you have a small child who requires a little bit extra than just shampoo at hair wash time. The 250ml bottle lasts us at least three weeks as you only need to use a very small amount with each wash, my only complaint comes with the top of the bottle as the last two I've bought (both at the same time from Boots) have been very hard to open - maybe I bought them from a dodgy batch as surely a company like L'Oreal wouldn't manufacture a bottle that actually breaks nails as you prise it open? Also, the 'no tears' formulation is definitely not as good as that in Johnson's products - Hollie tells me it doesn't sting (and boy, would I know about it if it did?!) but if any of the conditioner infused water runs down her face in the course of hair washing I've noticed her eyes do go very red, whereas this didn't happen when we were using the Avon alternative.
The last thing to mention is how it performs on adult hair - well, it doesn't really. With three long haired (adult sized, if not in age) females in this house our shampoo and conditioner runs out amazingly quickly, sometimes I don't know we've run out until I'm standing naked in the shower and pick up half a dozen bottles that prove to be empty but have been 'helpfully' left on the side of the bath by the lazier people in the house. So this is why yesterday I used a dollop of Very Berry on my hair in an attempt to avoid the tangles I'm plagued with after washing my hair. In short, it did slightly moisturise my hair but did nothing to stop it tangling up after washing and I couldn't really feel much of a difference in the texture of my hair compared to if I'd just used shampoo alone. I can't moan about this however as it's designed for young children and their already healthy hair, I can't really expect it to cope with my over-processed very long mop.
As I have said in my reviews for our usual shampoo because my 8 month old daughter has long hair it gets really tangled at the back and it is sometimes impossible to brush. I even bought her a tangle teezer brush as normal soft baby brushes just won't go through her hair. We had tried Johnson's conditioner but I didn't like the smell so I decided to try this one as I like L'Oreal kids on my own hair.
The bottle is shaped like a fish, it has gills, fins and an eye printed on the bottle. The conditioner is for all hair types and can be used with all of the shampoos in the L'Oreal kids range.
The formula is extra gentle and contains an added detangler to leave your child with soft and manageable hair.
After washing my daughters hair I squeezed a small amount of conditioner into my hands. It has a thinner consistency compared to conditioners I would use for myself. The conditioner is a creamy pink colour. The smell is really prominent it smells like a strawberry yogurt. It is really fruity and nice smelling. The conditioner was easy to apply and I only needed a small amount to coat her hair.
After rinsing I dried her hair as normal. I still needed to use a detangling spray though so it wasn't great at removing the knots. I have however noticed that since using this my daughters hair has been really shiny and soft. I have also noticed that the knots don't get as bad in her hair now and it is a lot calmer, this is probably because the conditioner adds weight to her baby fine hair.
I have also tried this for myself and found it to be ideal as a lightweight conditioner. It isn't particularly moisturising but it does give my hair a nice shine and a lovely smell. Unfortunately the smell doesn't last.
I would give this 4 out of 5 mainly because it doesn't condition particularly well, it does however smell divine and works well with any of the L'Oreal shampoos.
LOreal Kids to so gentle, its tear free / Formula tested under ophthalmologist control / LOreal Kids is so conditioning + detangling / Its great for hard to manage hair and its creamy formula helps get rid of knots, leaving hair extra soft and smooth / LOreal Kids smells so good / LOreal Kids Very Berry Strawberry conditioner smells great with all the other LOreal Kids products / LOreal Kids is easy to use / Its easy to have soft manageable hair.