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Mark Hill Straight a holic Straightening Conditioner

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  • Makes styling quicker
  • Makes your hair easy to manage
  • Doesn't condition as well as other brands
  • Seems to dry your hair out
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      16.08.2016 00:37
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      • "Makes styling quicker"
      • "Makes your hair easy to manage"

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      • "Doesn't condition as well as other brands"
      • "Seems to dry your hair out"

      Good for styling, bad for moisture

      I picked this up in a sale at half price to give it a try and I have mixed feelings about it really!

      The bottle is nice and sleek and I'm a fan of any shampoo or conditioner where the cap is at the bottom so you don't have to shake the contents to get anything out of it or valence it upside down when you're running low.

      It's a thick conditioner so a little goes a long way and covers your hair nicely, it also has a really nice smell to it that stays in your hair.

      It does what it says too and makes it a little easier to straighten your hair after washing and drying. It's a lot more manageable and makes straightening it a lot quicker. This means your hair is exposed to less heat which we all know means less damage too!

      On the downside, it doesn't seem to moisturise your hair like other conditioners do so I actually ended up using it alongside another conditioner to make sure my hair kept its shine that a conditioner is supposed to add!

      I actually found that it kind of dryer my hair out too. Not just didn't add shine but made it dry. Because I used another conditioner with it, it made it a lot less cost effective (I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it). And in the end I was using it for a more convenient styling process and not to condition my hair.

      It's also pretty expensive at full price. I'd recommend it for an easier styling routine but not to add health to your hair and for that reason, if you were going to try it out, I would say try a travel size or wait until its on offer to try out and see if your hair reacts better to it than mine did!

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      02.03.2013 20:08
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      This conditioner was part of my bargain gift set I picked up in the January sales from Boots. I was really impressed with the results from this range, and the conditioner is no exception giving frizz free hair. A 250ml bottle of this will currently set you back £5.49 from Boots.

      The packaging is the same as the shampoo, being quite colourful but not tacky looking, and it has a flip top lid ensuring you can get every last bit of the product out from the bottom of the bottle. Annoyingly, there is nothing to distinguish the shampoo from the conditioner unless you examine the writing, and I find this a bit irritating when I'm in a rush or the shower is steamy and I've got soap in my eyes so don't want to be faffing with trying to work out which is the shampoo and which is the conditioner.

      The conditioner itself is lovely and thick, a little thicker than I would expect from a conditioner. It coats the hair and feels luxurious, but I try not to use it near the roots as it can make them greasy. It makes the hair feel really clean and tangle-free once it's been rinsed, and after using this conditioner I find my comb pulls through my hair really easily.

      After using this conditioner in conjunction with the shampoo, my hair is free from frizz and very smooth, more so than it has been from any other product which promises these results. It also manages to get rid of any kinks, so it almost looks like you've straightened your hair. I tend to use this when I'm due to go out for special occasions, as I feel it's a bit wasteful using it during the week.

      At £5.49, the conditioner isn't cheap, although Boots are currently running a "2 for £8" offer on some Mark Hill products, making it slightly cheaper. It gives excellent results, however, and I will continue to use this shampoo on those occasions I want my hair to look extra smooth.

      (Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)

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