“ Brand: Original Source / Type: Conditioner „
This conditioner smells gorgeous.
It has a lovely sweet scent to it and it's made from genuine essential oils.
The conditioner is easy to use. It is rich and creamy and it's easy to distribute through the hair. It is quite thick and gloopy so I would recommend combing it through your hair so that it reaches the ends. The conditioner leaves a sweet almond like scent on your hair after use. The smell tends to linger a bit but this is good as it really does smell nice!
After rinsing (luckily the conditioner rinses out easily) my hair was easier to manage and the product had detangled my hair well. The only downside was the fact that the conditioner had rinsed out a LOT of colour from my hair. I could see specks of ginger, my natural colour, coming through my dyed black hair. Also, the conditioner left my scalp feeling a little itchy and irritated. I *may* be allergic to one of the natural ingredients in the conditioner but I wouldn't use it again just to be on the safe side.
It does smell great though and it's packed full of good natural stuff.
I just wouldn't recommend it for coloured and/ or highlighted hair as it does tend to fade colour.
I am a big fan of Original Source, and until early this year my experience with the brand had been limited to their shower range. When I saw this conditioner however, I had to try it. Coconut is my favourite fragrance in a body product, and this one smelled good enough to eat.
The bottle the conditioner comes in is vaguely triangular in shape, and the product emerges from a hole which contains the product cleanly until the lid is removed and the bottle given a good squeeze. I found that this mechanism means it can be troublesome to dispense just a small amount of product, but it does prevent leakage.
The colour of the conditioner is as you would imagine for a combination of coconut and almond - a creamy off-white that is verging on beige. The viscosity is also pleasing, being as it is thick, but not so much so that it is difficult to work into the hair. The conditioner is smooth in consistency, and leaves your fingers as well as your hair smelling divine.
I used the conditioner first by using shampoo in the shower as normal, then working a small handful of the conditioner into the tips and mid lengths of my hair. I was a bit disappointed that despite the pleasant viscosity of the product when it emerged from the bottle, it quickly became runny as it lay in my hair, and when I came to wash it out it had mostly gone. I found this even when my hair was moistened only slightly. Similarly, I had hoped that the conditioner's fragrance would be detectable for at least a few hours after my hair dried. Again I was disappointed, as almost as soon as I had washed the conditioner out the delicious aroma almost completely disappeared.
This Original Source conditioner is quite good at moisturising the hair, but is certainly not the best I have come across. This, coupled with the limited staying power of the coconut and almond smell, let me down. This conditioner can be purchased for around £1.09 for 200ml at Bodycare, which is a very good price. I would consider buying this product again, but I would certainly not replace my regular conditioner with this one based on my experience thus far.
So as I reviewed the shampoo yesterday it's only fair for the conditioner to have a turn. The shampoo and the condition have been the first items I have ever tried from the Original Source range and from the result I will certainly be purchasing more from this range.
Original Source Almond & Coconut Conditioner 250ml:
"An equally delicious compliment to our almond and coconut shampoo, our coconut conditioner is reinforced with the goodness of real almonds to create a sensational and deeper than deep moisturising experience. You want your hair to feel fresh for as long as possible, and this deeply moisturising conditioner has the all the ingredients you need to revel in soft, beautiful locks for long-lasting loveliness"
Just like the shampoo my first impressions of this product wasn't all that great, but what I found out was on my hair this condition doesn't like to be used with straightening balm. With other shampoo's and conditioners I have never had a problem combining products however, when I did my hair felt weighted down and looked a little greasy. Using this conditioner on its own works perfect.
After shampooing my hair I always like to follow with its matching conditioner, and just like the shampoo this condition has the most gorgeous fragrance. Again I personally think it smells more of almonds more so than the coconut in fact you can hardly smell any coconut what so ever.
The conditioner is very rich and creamy with a medium consistency, not as thick as its matching shampoo. When applying to my hair I always use a good amount due to my hair being long and thick there is a lot to cover! With any condition I leave it in my hair for a few minutes before washing the product out. While it is sat on your hair you get the lovely aroma of almonds, I just adore it.
When rinsing the conditioner from my hair instantly you can feel it become softer and more manageable being tangle free. As I have said my hair being very thick and long being manageable is one of the most important things to me, I used to hate my mom combing my hair when I was little!
I finished the shampoo and conditioner yesterday and I shall be purchasing it again once my new set has run out. My hair looks healthier, feels great and I can brush it anytime and be knot free! It is recommended for dry and coloured hair and for best results to team with its matching shampoo before conditioning.
Packaging for most of the Original Source range is rather plain and basic in my personally opinion but I'm a fan of big bold bright colours! Just like the matching shampoo this comes in a plastic bottle container which can be recycled with an easy to open flip lid. Plus what is great to know is that this product is made in the UK and they use essential oils and natural ingredients.
Price and Availability:
This conditioner cost me 99p from the Wilkinson store in Halesowen which I think is amazing value for such an awesome conditioner. Other stockists are - Morrison's, Boot's, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Superdrug and Asda.
Price range - 99p to £2.49
I'm really glad I decided to give these products a go, the conditioner has been the best I have tried in a long time. I just love how my hair feels once washed and the feeling carry's on to the next day, again like the shampoo being picky once your hair is dry you can hardly smell this product what so ever.
I would defiantly recommend this product for people that have dry hair and who use colour. This will certainly give your hair back some life giving it a real nourished look.
Five out of five stars from me.
Thanks for reading :o)
Most of the Original Source products are suitable for vegans and they shall be working hard to make all there products vegan friendly - www.originalsource.co.uk/about/vegan-skin-care
Original Source has a range of shower gels, hand washes, bubble baths, hair care and a men's range. I can not wait to start trying their bath range!
I have previously reviewed the matching shampoo to this Almond and Coconut Conditioner from the Original Source range and anyone who has read it will be aware that I was less impressed with it than I have been with many other Original Source products and that I was puzzled by the weird scent which was definitely lacking any hint of coconut.
The conditioner is slightly better - but really this is only because it rectifies the very dry feeling that the shampoo causes in my hair. The conditioner does feel like it soothes the rough, dry feel left by the shampoo and certainly when you wash it out you can feel the difference, just like with any decent conditioner.
Despite it being evidently effective as a conditioner the scent matches that of the shampoo, an oddly coconut free experience which is definitely more almondy and not entirely pleasent to my nose. I am not a fan of the smell of my hair once dried when I have used these products. I have to say that my hair is not overly shiny or soft after use either - although it is clearly conditioned, just not to any particularly impressive level.
The bottle is the same as the shampoo, a 250ml plastic container which is tapered into a triangular shape (the same as the shampoo) but the opposite way up. The conditioner stands on the cap rather than the cap being at the top of the bottle. This does mean that it is slightly easier to get out of the bottle than the shampoo - but I notice with both of them you do have to apply a lot of pressure to get the product out.
I bought this conditioner for the bargain price of £1 from Home Bargains although it normally retails for around the £2 mark in Boots/Superdrug and the like. Personally I will not be buying this product again even at such low prices as I do not feel it is good value for money and it is not the same quality as I am accustomed to from Original Source.
I wrote a review a while back on the shampoo that matches this conditioner so I thought it might be time to get around to writing about the conditioner. A bottle of this conditioner appeared in my bathroom a few weeks ago courtesy of my mom and even though I had several bottles of my own conditioner I really wanted to try this one out. The main reason for that is that before seeing this bottle I had absolutely no idea that Original Source even made products fro your hair - I knew they did shower gels and other products like that but I didnt have a clue that they made haircare products so I decided to try it out straight away. I do have a bit of a problem using cheaper shampoos because they dont work well on my hair but when it comes to conditioners I reckon they all have the same sort of effect anyway so price doesnt really matter for me. Ill definately be looking at "cheaper" conditioners in the future after trying this one out.
Im not going to write a big section on how to use this conditioner because I reckon everyone must know by now and this isnt any different from what you would usually do. This conditioner is actually quite runny compared to other brands but I dont think that makes any difference at all in fact because it is slightly runnier I think it will last longer a you wont need to use as much each time you wash your hair. As soon as I applied this to my hair I felt like it was softening and nourishing my poor locks already so there is no way that at this stage you would be able to tell that this is a bargain brand conditioner. And as I mentioned in my shampoo review I doubt you would be able to tell the whole way through.
Now in my opinion this doesnt really smell like coconut at all. You get a tiny whiff of it if you smell it in the bottle but not so much when you apply it. This to me smells exactly like a cherry bakewell and it is really yummy but I found that the scent doesnt really last on your hair when you have washed out the conditioner and styled your hair - even when you use the matching shampoo but I dont think that can be described as a major disadvantage. The smell is absolutely gorgeous - while it lasts anyway. I found that after I washed this out my hair was really soft and managable - no knots here! Afterwards your hair is proper easy to brush and style and it looks fabulous. In short there isnt anything horribly wrong with this conditioner - in fact for 99p its pretty damn amazing. It wont dry your hair out at all and your hair looks and feels squeeky clean - a fantastic product I reckon.
Overall this is a great conditioner and one that I will definately be buying again as it does everything it says on the bottle! Fabulous looking and feeling hair for 99p? A bargain in my opinion and it comes highly recommended by me. Have a look around places like Poundland and 99p stores for this conditioner. 5 stars I think!
Thanks For Reading
x0 Salz 0x
I'd recently run out of shampoo and conditioner and having used Original Source's Almond and Coconut shower gel for a while I decided that I would give their range of hair care products a try.
I regularly have my hair coloured and often blow dry it, as a result it's ended up very dry and it in quite a poor condition. So I decided that the Almond and Coconut variety would be the best choice as it recommended for coloured and damaged hair, also it's packed with real coconut and almond essential oil which is meant to be good at hydrating my hair.
The bottle is clear, which I like because I can see how much of the product is left, it's also the same shape as the shower gel bottle with the cap on the bottom. As with the shower gel there is a suction top to control the amount of conditioner that comes out of the bottle at once. I find this makes it really easy to squeeze out the amount of product I need.
The conditioner seemed to be less thick than the shampoo and I found that I had to use a small handful to get a good coverage on my hair (compared with about 10p piece with the shampoo); I've always found that I use more conditioner than shampoo though and always buy 2 bottles of conditioner to 1 bottle of shampoo, I've got thick curly hair and so I think naturally I need to use more conditioning product. I had no problems rinsing the product out and my hair felt really clean and smooth.
I use a wide tooth comb to detangle my hair after towel drying, I've often found that there can be a fair bit of tugging to completely detangle but this conditioner had seemed to work magic on my hair; the comb went through pretty much pain free other than the odd stubborn tangle. I was very impressed.
I find the smell of this product delicious, cherry bake well cakes and lazy holidays come to mind. Although the smell seems very strong when I'm in the shower, once my hair in dried and styled it just smells clean and fresh rather than an over powering synthetic coconut smell you can sometimes get with other coconut scented hair care products
I use both the shampoo and conditioner and my hair is much more manageable as a result, and it's certainly more hydrated.
At 99p for a 250ml bottle I'm very impressed, good for my hair and my pocket. Top marks!
To go with my shampoo on offer this week, I bought the conditioner to match. Bearing in mind I had decided that I really didn't like the strong aroma of almonds coming through in the shampoo, I was quite nervous about putting my nose to the conditioner.
The packaging for the conditioner is so much better than the shampoo. As with most conditioner bottles, the lid is on the base of the bottle. This is so you can get every last scrap of conditioner out of the bottle at the end.
The flip lid is also so much better on the conditioner bottle compared to the shampoo. It's a standard lid with half of it being enabled to be flipped open, rather than trying to wrench the whole lid open.
The bottle is in the same design as the shampoo bottle, just an upside down version. There is no way you would confuse this bottle with a shower gel bottle. The design is so much better all round.
It compares similarly to the shampoo in the way it has the sealed suction nozzle to prevent drips when not in use and standing up. The conditioner however comes out of the bottle very easily, and you don't find yourself squeezing too hard and not getting much with slippery hands.
I found unfortunately the smell was identical to that of the shampoo, which is pretty much what you would expect from the same product range. By now I had resigned myself to the fact I was slathering almond aroma all over my head, and I was just trying to ignore the smell.
The conditioner comes out of the bottle in a nice thick consistency. I prefer thick conditioners as I am fooled into thinking they will do my hair a lot of good if they are thick. For this reason as well I try to leave them on my head for about five minutes to get some extra goodness out of them, when in reality I know it won't make any difference.
The product claims to moisturise those dry ends and general dryness of coloured hair. As I mentioned in my shampoo review, my ends are very dry on my hair, and I was hoping this product would help them.
I was pleased to find that the conditioner rinsed out as well as the shampoo. There was no slimy residue left when I thought it had all gone.
I usually leave my hair to dry naturally if I have the time. Three hours after washing, my hair was dry and I could still smell the coconut more than the almond. This pleased me no end as I could cope with using this product if I was going to get a nice after smell.
The coconut stays with me for most of the day after washing my hair in the mornings. I have noticed a slight improvement in the ends of my hair. They look slightly healthier than they did when I used my last bottle of different branded conditioner.
This conditioner will again cost you £1.97 for a 100mlbottle.This is the same as the shampoo and it also contains almond essential oil and real coconut.
If you can stand the smell of almonds and need repair for dry hair then I would recommend this product, but I'll be leaving it at a once in a lifetime try for me.
Yesterday I wrote about the Original Source Almond and Coconut Shampoo I have been using, and thought it only fair that I review the matching conditioner as well.
I purchased this together with the shampoo, as where possible I like to use matching hair products. This was actually on special offer in Boots along with the rest of the Original Source range when I purchased it around a month ago, and I must admit, the low price was the main reason I bought it.
The conditioner comes in a triangular bottle similar to the shampoo - the main difference being that the conditioner stands on its head, with the opening being at the bottom. I am not a big fan of the packaging of the Original Source products - I think they look quite masculine and harsh - this one for example has a black lid and black and brown writing across the front - which I think makes it look a little uninviting.
The conditioner, like the shampoo, is designed for use on dry or coloured hair - mine is both, so it should be doubly suitable for me! It promises to nourish, boost shine, and deeply moisturise the hair.
The conditioner is a cream colour and smells like almonds. As I said in my shampoo review, I love the smell of coconut, and having used almond and coconut scented hair products in the past, I expected the coconut to be the predominant fragrance, so was disappointed that the smell is of almonds which I am not particularly keen on.
I found the conditioner to be a nice consistency - neither thick nor runny - and it ran through my hair easily. They recommend leaving the conditioner on for a minute or two before rinsing out.
Having thick hair it can easily become knotted and tangled after shampooing, but I found that this made it feel smooth again pretty quickly.
After drying my hair felt nice and smooth, and was easy to manage. Used together with the shampoo, I have found that my hair is now feeling more moisturised and a lot less dry than it was.
The conditioner costs £1.99 from Boots, but the Original Source range is often on special offer, so look around.
For the price I wasn't really expecting too much from this product, but have been impressed that it did seem to sort out my dry hair and give it a moisture boost, so I'll definitely consider buying it again.
Almost a fortnight ago I asked my husband if he would nip into Tesco's on the way home from work and get shampoo and conditioner for me and a bottle of 2in1 for the kids as we had almost ran out. I always buy Herbal Essences shampoos and conditioners so I didn't bother to tell my husband which brand to buy because I thought he would have known that I always buy Herbal Essences. When he returned later in the evening and I unpacked the bag from Tesco's there wasn't any Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner in it; instead he had bought Original Source Almond and Coconut Shampoo and matching Conditioner. I asked him why he bought Original Source and he told me that Herbal Essences was too dear and the Original Source only cost £0.99 a bottle compared to £3 for Herbal Essences. I've used a few of the Original Source Shower Gels in the past and I hated them; so I thought the shampoo and conditioner was going to be terrible too, but I was pleasantly surprised by the results.
As you can see from the picture at the top of this review the bottle of conditioner is a tall almost triangular shaped bottle which is made from squeezable plastic which is also recyclable. On the base of the bottle there is a rather chunky black plastic flip top lid. The conditioner bottle is almost identical in appearance to the shampoo bottle the only difference is that the lid is situated in a different position on the conditioner bottle. The label on the front of the bottle doesn't really pretty or attractive to look at just like most of the other products in the original source range. The label is basically made up of black lettering which tells us what the product is, who it is made by, that it is suitable for those who have dry/coloured hair and on the back it gives us the list of ingredients and directions on how to use.
As I said in my shampoo review I actually like the packaging for both the shampoo and conditioner because it is made from see through plastic. I like shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and body lotions etc which are supplied in clear see through bottles because it is easy to see exactly how much of the product you are using and how much is remaining inside the bottle. The conditioner inside the bottle is a lovely creamy beige colour which looks completely different to the appearance of the shampoo because it has a creamier appearance where as the shampoo has more of a gel like appearance. Most of the time when I am trying out a new beauty product wither it be a shampoo, conditioner, body lotion etc I am sometimes quite disappointed by the consistency of the product because some of the time they are too thin and watery in consistency. To be honest I wasn't as pleased with the consistency of the conditioner as I was with the shampoo because the conditioner has thinner consistency than the shampoo. The shampoo is more gel like where as the conditioner has the same consistency as Baby Lotion. The thin consistency of the conditioner means that I have to use quite a lot of it because some of the time it slips through my fingers and into the bath water. I also have to use a lot of the conditioner because I have really long hair which gets really tangled and knotted; so the use of conditioner helps to detangle and soften my hair.
When I was using the conditioner I had to use 2 blobs the size of a 50 pence piece in order to cover my hair from root to tips. People which have shorter hair than I do will only have to use a little amount of the conditioner. I find that I use twice as much conditioner as I do shampoo, however if the conditioner was slightly thicker in consistency then I probably wouldn't have had to use as much of it. Just like any other conditioner all you have to do is apply it to your hair and wash it off; although on the back of the conditioner bottle it states that you should leave it on your hair for a few minutes so as your hair can benefit from the essential oils which help to nourish and protect it. I usually leave conditioner on my hair for about three or four minutes before I wash it off anyway.
When I was washing the conditioner off my hair I found that it washed off rather quickly because of its thin consistency. After I had washed all of the conditioner out of my hair it felt really soft and smooth, when I was brushing my hair before I blow dried it I only had an odd one or two tangles which is really good. I thought that I was possibly going to have to battle with the brush to get it through the tangles because of the thin consistency of the shampoo, but again the results actually surprised me.
I love the smell of the Almond and Coconut conditioner because it reminds me of my favourite cake which is Bakewell Tart. The smell from the conditioner isn't strong or overpowering, it has a really delicate subtle aroma which I really liked. I was half expecting the aroma from the conditioner to be really strong just like the Original Source Shower gels but it wasn't. The most prominent smell from the conditioner is the Almonds which have a slightly creamy undertone. I could only detect a very delicate subtle hint of coconut which gave the conditioner a sweet aroma; apart from that the Almond is the most prominent and identifiable smell. Just like the shampoo I noticed that the aroma from the conditioner lightly fragranced the bathroom for a short time after I had washed my hair. The fragrance from the conditioner also lightly fragranced my hair and the scent lingered in my hair for approximately 12 hours or so although the fragrance was rather delicate and light but still made my hair smell clean and fresh.
I have been using the Original Source Conditioner and Shampoo for over a week now and I haven't suffered from a dry itchy flaky scalp nor has my hair felt greasy or oily. In-fact the conditioner and shampoo has left my hair looking and feeling better since I started using it. I think that my hair feels stronger and smoother than it was before I started using the Original Source Shampoo and Conditioner and my hair also looks a lot shiner and healthier. One of the main reasons my hair looks and feels better is because the shampoo and conditioner contains Almond and Coconut Essential Oils which help to nourish and revive your hair.
I am really pleased with the results from using the Original Source shampoo and matching conditioner that I cant pick out any faults. I have now bought a few other products in the Original Source range so as I can try them out; (although I wont be buying the Mint or Tea Tree and Lavender shower gel again because these are the products which made me dislike Original Source in the first place). There are a few other different fragranced shampoos and conditioners in the Original Source range which also contain essential oils for your hair. Some of the other fragranced shampoos and conditioners in the range are ~
Lime and Guiana
Tea Tree and Mint
Rose and Aloe
Tangerine and Bergamot
Tea Tree and Lavender
A 250ml bottle of Almond and Coconut Shampoo or Conditioner costs £0.99 from Tesco's at the moment although when the offer ends the price will increase to £2.49. You can also purchase the Original Source products from Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrison's, etc although the price may differ depending on where you purchase it from.
For more information on Original Source and their other products then you can find this on their website which is www.originalsource.co.uk
All of the products in the Original Source range are NOT tested on animals and they are suitable for people who have sensitive skin types .
Thanks for reading
:O) Lisa xx
After using my Original Source/Tresemme combo for a few days (see my earlier review on the shampoo version of this product) my mum arrived home from Tesco with something I wasn't expecting to see. Original Source Almond & Coconut Conditioner. I guess it was pretty obvious that Original Source would make conditioning products that went hand in hand with their shampoo products, but I had never really thought about this and was getting excited by the idea of using it. To be honest though, the Original Source products hadn't really made my hair smell that strongly of coconut yet, so would a double dose of the stuff make any difference?
You know when you've picked up the right brand as your hand wraps around that slanted shaped bottle as is one of the tell tale signs that you have an Original Source product. So that you do not get your shampoo and conditioner mixed up however there is one huge difference, and that is the location of the lid. Whereas on the shampoo you find the lid on the top, you get a rather normal flip lid on the bottom in the conditioners case. In a way, it's actually quite irritating because for one product you just have to push a lid up on the top, whereas for the conditioner you have to pick up the bottle and open this square black lid. I guess it just depends how tired you are from washing your hair, but it must really take it out of me to be complaining about something as simple as a lid.
The squeeze valve that the conditioner comes out of is a lot larger than that on the shampoo, and it's a big circle which makes you wonder how much they are expecting you to use. The directions on the back don't give you any recommendation, in fact the sticker on the back I'm pretty sure is almost indentical to that of the shampoos, and yes they're STILL raving about that rubbing the product in and letting it sit for a while so that you can feel the aromas surround you. After the pressure of Original Source putting a suggestion like that on me, I decided this morning I would try it out for myself and sat in my bathroom as the smells surrounded me. Or maybe not. Whilst the product does foam up nice and thick, and the smell does get a little stronger, it doesn't make me feel like I'm trapped in a coconut like I would hope it to.
Smelling the conditioner it seems like a stronger smell in the bottle than the shampoo, but the smell is mainly almonds. Maybe this product will finally leave my hair smelling stronger than ever? Or maybe that smell just comes from the fact that the texture of the conditioner is a lot thicker than the shampoo, which I found to be runnier than normal shampoos, but there is definitly no calling this conditioner runny. It looks a bit like creamy cats poo. I have to say that I have only used a small amount of the product in my time, but the shape of the bottle is already getting bent out of shape a bit, and squeezing in at the middle. This hasn't happened with the shampoo, which is the same shaped bottle, so I can only sit and wonder why this is already happening with the conditioner.
How does it leave my hair feeling afterwards? Well it is quite smooth, but I don't think it's Tresemme smooth and that does go to show that Original Source cannot beat the brand that is supposedly for the professionals. Whilst my hands keep the smell of the product as well, my hair really struggles to, which is strange considering the time I spent sitting with it soaking into my hair. In fact, I think that direction was a bit of a pain in the ass because it made the product harder to wash out than ever before and no one wants to walk around with flakey Original Source hair. A lot of people wanted to know after my last review what Original Source really is, and what it means by its 100% pure and natural essential oils claim, well here are a list of ingrediants;
Aqua, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate SE, cetrimonium chloride, prunus amygdalus amara (bitter almond) oil, cymbopogon citratus (lemongrass) oil, ocimum basilicum (basil) oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) extract, cryptocarya massoy, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, behentrimonium chloride, quaternium-91, propylene glycol, hydrolyzed wheat protein PG-propyl silanetriol, citric acid, methyldibromo glutaronitrile, disodium EDTA, benzophenone-1, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, methylparaben, sorbitol, ethylparben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben.
Now I have no idea what that means, but some of you wanted the details so there you go - try decifier that one. I couldn't tell you if that's good or bad, but I'll tell you what - I wish they didn't put it on in such little writing. I don't think I'm as excited about the conditioner as I was for the shampoo, but the product does work - now isn't that the important thing?