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      02.07.2013 20:07
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      Better than Tesco's own range equivalent

      A little while back now I bought myself a bottle of hair conditioner from Sainsbury's. This was part of their Basics range (they also make a shampoo in the same range) and it cost me only 24p for a huge sized plastic 500ml bottle. The packaging is fairly plain and simple and it certainly looks like it comes from the 'no frills' range as the bottle looks fairly uninspiring. I bought this simply to see what it was like and I figured that I wasn't really going to miss 24p if it was total rubbish. As the bottle is rather large (width and height) it was difficult to get this to stand u in the shower and I had to resort to laying it down on the shower base and then bending down when I needed to use it on my hair, after shampooing. The conditioner itself is a rather odd pale orange / peach looking concoction. It smells nicer than it looks and it has a subtle fresh fragrance which is rather pleasant. It's not a strong fragrance and it doesn't last on the hair once it has been rinsed off, but it is nevertheless quite nice. The conditioner is on the runny side and because of this, it can be a little difficult to apply it to my hair as it seems to run off easily and drip into the bottom of the shower tray. I also found that I needed to use quite a bit of it in order to detangle my hair. I have also used this conditioner on my daughter quite a few times and as she has long hair which is easily tangled, I also found that I needed to use more of this particular conditioner than I would, say her normal L'Oreal Kids conditioner. It rinses off fine and afterwards my hair is okay but not as smooth or as glossy or shiny as it would be if I had used one of my 'better range' conditioners. This is fine for short-term use or if you are trying to save a few pennies. I don't think it is a product I would be happy to use on a regular basis, however, as I am not sure I like the way it makes my hair look or feel. It's fine for 24p and certainly better than Tesco's own range hair conditioner, but only suitable for occasional use.

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        14.01.2013 21:34
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        Pay more and buy a better product

        I reviewed the Sainsbury's shampoo that I was less than impressed with; unfortunately I also bought the conditioner which was also a big mistake. I have no problem with buying cheaper brands, if it saves me money and works as well as the higher priced products, then I am happy to go with the cheaper version. Basics at Sainsbury's are a cheap alternative to most brands and I happily fill my shopping trolley with Basics every week. Not all products have been a success but without trying them I will never know whether to buy them again or not. I generally don't hold out my breath with products that are priced too low but I will still give them a fair trial. After buying the shampoo, it was only fair that I tried the conditioner as well. It costs 24p and is less than the shampoo but the bottle is smaller. It has the same over sized cap that the shampoo has which can be slippery to open sometimes. Like the shampoo, the conditioner is orange and very watery, the smell again not unpleasant but quite chemically, it doesn't linger on your hair after use which is a good and bad thing. Good as the smell isn't nice but bad because who wants their hair to smell of nothing? It rinses out quite easily, however the hair doesn't really feel that much different after use. Most conditioners at least make your hair feel smooth, softer or look shiner, this does none of these, in fact the day after the hair is looking like it needs a wash again, by the second day it is greasy! Having used both the shampoo and conditioner at the same time I don't know which one is to blame for this, maybe a mixture of both, maybe I should pay a little more for my hair care products. If anything it has given me another product to add to the list of items not to buy just because they are cheap.

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        23.08.2012 11:30
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        my new shaving foam/gel!

        I've bought and tried out many items after reading a review either here on Dooyoo or over on Ciao. I remember reading a review where someone (sorry I can't remember who it was!) had recommended one of the supermarket's own 'basics or value' conditioners for shaving their legs. I'm a sucker for trying out different things and different ideas so I decided to give it a go. I figured that as the 'basics or value' ranges are so cheap then it really wouldn't hurt to try it out as the conditioner would be so cheap. I'm sure that the review I read was on the Tesco Everyday Value Conditioner, however as I was shopping in Sainsbury's at the time I bought the Sainsbury's Basics Conditioner. This was the absolute bargain price of just 24pence for a massive 500ml bottle. I'd expected it to be cheap, but this was basically nothing at all, so even it if didn't work out it was essentially just change that I might just lose down the side of the sofa anyway! The Basics Conditioner is in the typical 'basics' no frills packaging, and it states on the bottle ''lighter fragrance, still tackles tangles''. The bottle is quite large as it is 500ml, and so when it's full it is a little bit difficult to handle in the shower with wet soapy hands. The bottle is see through so that you see how much conditioner you have left, and the conditioner itself has the consistency of a very watered down and liquid conditioner. The conditioner is a pleasant peachy orange colour, and it just has a very subtle and light fragrance, it doesn't seem to smell of anything in particular, it just has a very subtle and light 'clean' scent. I do normally prefer to use shaving foam or gel as I find that this gives me a smoother shave, and doesn't dry out my legs as much as just using shower gel can. I was hoping that the Basics conditioner might be a happy medium between the two, as I seem to spend a fortune on shaving foams and gels, and I seem to get through them really quickly, so if the Basics Conditioner worked then I'd be saving a fortune. I'm happy to report that this actually works a treat! I'm actually really impressed with this for shaving my legs. It seems to soften the stubbly hairs on my legs and enables me to get a slightly closer shave then I would just using shower gel. I don't think that it works quite as well as shaving foam or gel, but for just 24pence I'll be sticking with this. It also doesn't dry my legs out either like I can sometimes experience with shower gels. I really like that it doesn't have much of a fragrance as this means that it doesn't clash with my shower gel and body lotion. The conditioner also works well when shaving under my arms, it doesn't irritate or sting at all. It took me a few attempts to get the hang of using this as it is so watery and runny, and I've found that it actually works much better with a much smaller amount than you would think that you would need. If I use too much then it just runs down and off my legs, and it can clog the blades on my razor. Because I only use a small amount of this it will last me absolutely ages, making it absolutely brilliant value for money. I'm definitely going to continue to buy this as for the price (for shaving my legs) I really can't fault it. I can't comment on how well this works as a conditioner as I haven't tried it, I bought it specifically for shaving my legs and I'm more than happy with the results that it gives for this, so for me that's all that matters really. I'd definitely recommend that people try this, as even if it doesn't work for you then it's only 24pence lost, but if it does work then it's a fortune saved! It may even make a good conditioner too.

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          13.07.2012 13:58
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          Cheap and cheerful conditioner

          Being a stay at home mum in the current economic climate, it is getting more difficult to make the pennies stretch. So I am on a mission now to tighten our belts! I am gradually working my way through the various hair/bath/beauty products at home and replacing them with cheaper or better still shops 'basic' range items as much as possible. I find little steps like this make a difference in our family budget. --- This Product -- This is Sainsbury's Basics hair conditioner. It was the bargain price of 24p for a 500ml bottle. It is clear to see that not much money has been spent on designing the packaging for this item, when comparing to other products available. The bottle is made from HDPE (high density polyethylene), with a white plastic lid and a label on the front in Sainsburys usual basics colours of white and orange. It has a picture of a hairbrush on the front advertising a lighter fragrance and the fact that it still tackles tangles. You can see the conditioner itself through the bottle and it is a peachy orange colour. On the back of the label it lists the ingredients the conditioner contains being: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Parfum, Paraffinum Liquidum, PEG-30 Lanolin, Citric Acid, Triethylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, p-Chloro-m-Cresol, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 15985, CI 16035. It is produced in the UK. --- Directions for Use --- On the bottle it simply states: 'After shampooing, massage conditioner through hair and rinse thoroughly.' It also carries the warning that most toiletries have: 'Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse immediately with clean water' --- My Thoughts --- To be honest I wasn't expecting much from this conditioner. However I was pleasantly suprised by it. It isn't as thick as I am usually used to, I found it quite watery. BUT easy to apply to my hair after shampooing. I don't use conditioner right up to the roots of my hair as I find it looks and feels greasy, I tend to concentrate from the middle of my ear and down to the ends of my hair (if that makes sense!). I left it on for a couple of minutes and then rinsed off. As my hair dried, it felt lightweight and the conditioner left it smelling clean and fresh, the scent wasn't overpowering like other conditioners I have tried. As I had no problems with this, I then tried it on my daughter's hair (3 years old). Her hair is long and is prone to tangles, I need to use conditioner on her hair every time I wash it as it makes it easier to brush. Worked very well on her hair too. --- Overall Summary --- This is a great cheap and cheerful conditioner which has a pleasant fragrance, although slightly watery it does a great job and I would recommend this. Thanks for reading.

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            25.10.2010 21:58
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            a decent cheap conditioner

            When I bought the basic Sainsburys shampoo (which I reviewed yesterday) I also bought the Sainsburys basic conditioner. This comes in a 500ml white plastic bottle and costs just 24p. I opened the bottle and noticed the pale orange colour and smelt it. It smelt like a fabric conditioner. After shampooing I poured some of this conditioner into my hand, again it was quite thin towards other conditioners. It reminded me of a conditioner that I used about 25 years ago, thin and like fabric conditioner. I had to use more conditioner than I normally would but at 24p I hardly cared. So once I had massaged enough conditioner into my hair, I left it a couple of minutes before rinsing it off. It rinsed off really easy and quickly. I towel dried my hair and then brushed through it as normal, the brush went through fine and there were no noticeable knots. I dried my hair and my hair was quite nice - even got a comment. I first used this conditioner on Saturday evening which means I would normally wash my hair today at the latest and before I went out. I went out today and got away without washing it, it still looked fine. I have washed it tonight but only as I am in work tomorrow and wanted to get out as quick as I could in the morning. (not because I love my job just so I can finish earlier)

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              03.09.2010 20:18
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              Cheaper conditioner.

              I have been trying lots of lower brands recently from supermarkets to save some money and I came across this hair conditioner from Sainsbury's Basics range and thought I would give it a try as I had not seen it before and for the price of just only 24p I thought it would not be such a waste of money if it was not suitable for myself and my family. It comes in a plastic bottle and the usual colours of the basics range, the bottle has a screw off top and the bottle is quite a wide one, inside the conditioner is a peach colour and when I first tried it, I used it while in the shower and I pour a little onto my hand and it was quite runny and a little messy, it dripped off my hand and ran into the shower. I used it on my hair and it softened it and once I dried it, it felt nice and soft, I have short hair and it is quite thick too and although I do not have any tangles in it, I found it immediately softened it and felt soft to the touch. My wife used this on her hair too and her hair does tangle and it had the same effect on her hair and it is a little longer than mine, but she had the same effect that it was runny too but she found it a little annoying as she used a little more than me and she found that when she poured it, it tended to just spill out of the bottle instead of pouring out in the usual way, as it is a little thinner than some other lower brands. It does have a nice fragrance to it and smells very nice, also when my wife dried her hair it felt nice and soft too, and we both liked the condition of the hair but just wished it was a little thicker but for the very low price for a bottle size of 500ml it could probably only be expected. It is easy to rinse off the hair and the conditioner that runs into the shower is easy to rinse too and it does not stain the shower tray as it is a very soft consistency. I would say I would recommend this for anyone on a very low budget but I have tried other lower brands and I have found them to be a much better product. I rate this one only 4 stars because of the thickness of it and the mess it leaves when using it.

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                04.06.2010 09:00
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                Good price for a nice conditioner.

                I have been trying a lot of lower brands of foods and products lately and while in Sainsbury's store recently I came across this hair conditioner and thought I would buy it and see how it suited my hair. It was only 25p for a 500ml plastic bottle with a screw off top, and the label on the bottle is the usual colours of the lower brands from Sainsbury's of Orange and white and the conditioner inside is a peach colour and quite a thick consistency compared to what I thought it would be like, I thought it would be very runny but although it is not as thick as the branded ones, it is not bad for a cheaper one, and it has a little fragrance and it is nice and soft on the hair and is easy to massage into the hair. I just placed a little on my hand and massaged it into my hair and rinsed it off and it did leave my hair nice and soft, I thought my hair would be coarse or sticky and like wire wool but it was perfectly fine, and I do not normally buy a cheaper brand of conditioner as I have always taken good care of my hair and I just thought I would give this one a try for a change and for the low price as I have seen lots of people buying cheaper brands, even with hair products and that gave me the idea to try this one and I was not disappointed like I thought I would be when I first saw it as the bottle does not appear very attractive but that is why it is cheaper because sometimes we pay for the presentation. I think if you are on a very low budget or have a family, this conditioner can save you a lot of money and for the low price I think it is worth every penny and I do recommend it for anyone to give it a try as in my opinion it is a good product of the cheaper ones and I was pleasantly surprised how nice it really felt after use on my hair. I give it 5 stars. Thank you for reading my review.

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                  02.03.2010 14:52
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                  Brilliant product for 24p.

                  I bought this along with the basics shampoo to compare them to other brands and try and save money. This product is far better than the shampoo, I will not buy the shampoo again but this I will buy. It costs 24p for 500ml, which is a good sized bottle, the shampoo is a litre so it's a huge amount, vurtually too much, 500ml is much more easy to store. The look of the packaging is pretty basic, like the range but I can get past that for 24p! I have thick non-frizzy, coloured hair, and I found this conditioner really made my hair quite soft. It didn't make a huge difference, but it's no worse than brands that you pay at least £2.00 for. Unlike the shampoo, this conditioner really has a nice smell, and it was a pleasure to use, it's quite a thin consistency so you don't need much. I think that 500ml will easily last 2 months or more, but I only wash my hair once every two days. If they brought the shampoo up to the standard of the conditioner I would definitely buy both, but I will keep using this from now on. For 24p it's amazing.

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                  16.02.2010 20:27
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                  A Sainsburys basic at a great price

                  Lately I`ve been trying the basics ranges at Sainsburys. Trying to tighten the purse strings after christmas. I didnt hold out much hope to be honest, but I`ve been pleasantly surprised by Sainsburys basics conditioner, it claims to condition with no added frills. First we`ll start with the price, 24p for 500ml. Very cheap. It comes in a cloudy plastic bottle with orange ingredients and a white screw tight plastic top. Which is re-cyclable. On opening the bottle it has a faint smell of peaches, but it reminds me of the chewy sherberty toffee we had years ago. Its very pleasant. Its a thick gooey type of conditioner, not as thick as leading brands but when applied to hair after shampooing, it feels great, I use a little more than my regular brand, but the coverage is good and it feels nice and creamy when on. I comb mine through and leave on for a couple of minutes to benefit. I then rinse off with luke warm water, changing to freezing cold, I believe it works best this way. I must be honest, I havent noticed any difference from my last brand, (my last brand being £2.99 a bottle) but my partner said I might notice the difference over a period of time. For all you sensitive ones out there, I have sensitive skin, and I`ve found it alright for my skin, no irratation, but heres the list of ingrediants just in case Aqua Cetearyl Alcohol Centrimonium chloride Parfum Paraffinum liquidum PEG - 30 Lanolin Citric Acid Triethylene Glycol Benzyl Alcohol Propylene Glycol BHT Magnesium Chloride Magnesium Nitrate Methylchloroisothiazolinone p-chloro-m-cresol methylisothiazolinone Prunus Persica Methylparaben Cl 15985 C1 16035 Also Sainsburys are against animal testing and fund research into alternatives so its a good choice for us animal lovers For further information goto www.sainsburys.co.uk But it has a thumbs up from me and my family, and I`ve made the switch and will stick to it.

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                    07.01.2010 18:13
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                    My husband likes to save money as and where he can. Unfortunately sometimes he will forego my usual luxury items which I like to budget for on a monthly basis opting to buy cheaper alternatives which he tends to feel quite smug about when he goes to the supermarket hence I don't tend to let him go unaccompanied very often. One such occasion was when I recently ran out of conditioner as I unfortunately had to go to work I reluctantly asked him to pick up a few items from Sainsbury including a bottle of my usual conditioning treatment. I returned home and browsed through the items that he had purchased. Nowhere to be seen was my usual brand of conditioner and I have to say I was horrified to discover that he had purchased the most cheap and nasty looking bottle that I had ever set eyes on. I have to say I was less than pleased however short of going to my neighbour and borrowing some of hers I had no choice other than to use the item that he had purchased. To give it its full title Sainsbury's Basics Conditioner. My husband told me with a rather large grin on his face that they didn't have my regular conditioner in stock so he decided to buy this product instead. I couldn't believe it when he also told me that it had set him back a mere 25p!!! The packaging was a bottle made of quite thick frosted plastic and I remember thinking to myself that the bottle alone must have cost at least 25p to manufacture. Anyway I digress the conditioner itself can be seen through the packaging a sort of pastel peach colour which on first inspection appears to be quite thick. Refreshingly it contains 500ml of conditioner which is filled right to the top of the bottle. So often you buy shampoo and conditioning products which seem to only half fill a container making you wonder how the manufacturers can justify their expensive price tags. As this is a no added frills product there is an extremely simple label on the front of the item in the traditional Sainsbury's basics bright orange and white. It simply states what is contained within the product and that is about it. There is a chunky white plastic removable screw-top which is extremely easy to open. I shampooed my hair in the normal way and opened my bottle of conditioner. Not an easy task with slippy wet hands I much prefer the ease of flip-top lids. To my surprise I was greeted with a rather pleasant fragrance which reminded me of summer fruits. Peaches and nectarines with a hint of citrus. The frosted plastic bottle hid the true colour of the conditioner well which turned out to be an almost luminous orange. The product inside had a rather runny consistency and as I poured it onto my hands I ended up tipping out far more than I would have liked to. I spread the conditioner over my hair as evenly as I could and then massaged it in from roots to tips. It felt quite nice and I was amazed that it made my hair feel quite soft and light. The fragrance of the product was quite strong and lingered suitably while I left it on for a few minutes before rinsing. I was so surprised at how nice it left my hair feeling. Once dried I was most pleased with the results my hair like an advert cliché was soft shiny and manageable and smelling great. It just goes to show that you should never judge a book by its cover and that cheap doesn't necessary mean nasty. Overall I was very pleasantly surprised and will put my once snobbish views of conditioners to one side. I will certainly have no objections in using this product again and have apologised to my poor husband because actually he did good. The only downside to this conditioner is its very runny consistency however for a mere 25p this can be overlooked. Recommended 4 stars. I was also surprised that Sainsbury's offer a full money back guarantee with this product in that if you are not entirely satisfied you can take it into store with your receipt and they will either exchange it or refund the selling price. www.sainsburys.co.uk

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                      24.11.2009 11:28
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                      Fabulous

                      My long hair is quite thick. coarse and wavy and after lots of experimentation I realised I need to use an awful lot of conditioner to make it manageable and have a good hair day. If I use conditioner every day I can easily get through an ordinary bottle in ten (ish) days so I limit it to twice a week and put up with the resulting crazy hair the rest of the week. I am always on the look out for cheaper conditioners and when I spotted this one in Sainsburys for 25p I thought it was probably worth a try at the price. The 500ml plastic bottle is basic with a screw top lid and is filled with a peach coloured conditioner. The lid is hard to open with wet hands and the whole thing can get very slippery after a few uses as conditioner builds up on the label of the bottle. Once opened the conditioner flows out very fast and you have to be quite on the ball to get the amount that you want. I wasted about a quarter of the first bottle I bought as it went straight out of my hands and down the plughole. Luckily at just 25p a bottle those sort of accidents are not particularly irritating! I have also dropped the bottle on my foot once or twice as it slipped out of my hands, so now I open the bottle with dry hands and leave it on the side ready to be used later. The consistency of the conditioner is much more liquid than my usual premium brand, it spreads itself much more easily on the hair and works in much faster-especially getting it right to the tips of the hair. It has a very light chemical smell, it certainly isn't a natural smell but it isn't unpleasant and it doesn't linger in the bathroom or on my wet/dry hair. The ingredients on the label are the usual list of scary sounding chemicals and there is only one there I would prefer not to use on my daughter's hair (Methyl Paraben) but it actually has fewer 'nasty' ingredients than some of the other shampoos and conditioners that I use. For those who are interested or who care about these things, the conditioner contains: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Parfum, Paraffinum Liquidum, PEG-30 Lanolin, CitricAcid, Triethylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, p-Chloro-m-Cresol, Methylisothiazolinone, Prunus Persica, Methylparaben, CI 15985, CI 16035. I have been using this conditioner every day for several weeks and I must say I am very impressed with the results. My hair is shiny and manageable and I have much fewer bad hair days. Even though I am using this conditioner everyday I have not seen any change in performance as I have seen with more premium brands-I usually have to use a different brand every second or third wash but this conditioner seems to be doing the job. One real area that has impressed me though is on my daughter's hair. She has not only inherited the negative characteristics of my hair, but also the tighter ringlety curls of my husband (before he lost it all!). Hairwashing and brushing is a constant battle and usually ends up with us both upset and with her in floods of tears. With her starting school in January I wanted to sort this problem out so that when we are rushing in the mornings this hairbrushing saga doesn't add to our stress. This conditioner worked fantastically, washing out of her hair really quickly with a couple of jugs of water so that opportunities for it to get in her eyes were very limited. I brushed it quickly before bed but didn't have time to dry it so she went to bed with it wet. This morning her hair was not the usual matted tangled mess, but wonderfully soft and silky. All the usual very matted parts were brushed out with fewer tears than usual and despite the fact it dried when she was asleep it took only a few strokes to de tangle. For the first time in months I managed to get her hair into a pony tail and I didn't even have to use the spray in conditioner than I usually have to use just to get the brush through her hair. I was not looking forward to having to do the conditioner and Nitty Gitty comb for the inevitable nits that come with school, but now I know that with this conditioner screaming will be greatly reduced. So overall I think this is a great value product. I will not be going back to the brands I was using previously and will be saving myself about £10 a month. I am most impressed with this product and delighted that I have found something that will make my daughter happier in the long run.

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                        27.10.2009 16:32
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                        A Fantastic Conditioner For Use After Shampoo On Hair Or As A Shaving Gel.

                        When I was out of work for a while I found that there were lots of basic and cheaper products that I could purchase from supermarkets in place of my usual branded items and save myself a load of money. This basics hair conditioner is one of these products and with a price tag of just 24p per 500ml this is one of the items that is going to stay on my shopping list long term. This conditioner is provided in a very basic plastic bottle with a large white screw top lid. Everything about this packaging just screams basic but then I would not expect anything more for the price paid. There is a white and orange label on the conditioner with the usual information such as ingredients, barcode etc. The conditioner within the bottle is a peach colour and is a fairly thick consistency. The cap is easy to remove, even with wet hands, and the conditioner will flow out fairly fast. I do end up using more of this than I would a more expensive conditioner mainly because it flows out so fast. I don't mind this though as I am still saving quite a few pounds per month by using this instead of an expensive branded conditioner. The conditioner applies well to my hair and does coat it quite well. It is very easy to run through from root to tip and a little does go a long way (when I manage to just get a small amount out anyway!). There is no major scent to this product but I don't mind as once I rinse it off I find that my hair is fairly tangle free and does have a lovely shine to it. I usually use a cheaper shampoo now as well, although not this cheap. Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Parfum, Paraffinum Liquidum, PEG-30 Lanolin, Citric Acid, Triethylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, p-Chloro-m-Cresol, Methylisothiazolinone, Prunus Persica, Methylparaben, CI 15985, CI 16035. I am very pleased with the results that I get from this basics conditioner and it is also fantastic for using to shave my legs instead of buying expensive shaving gels or using lots of shower gel. This clings to my legs well and gives a nice clean shave without any cuts or nicks. I would definitely recommend this and I am rating it 4/5. I have knocked off one star because there is no delicious fragrance to this. Not that I was expecting one for the price paid.

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                          15.08.2009 23:04
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                          A decent 'cheap' conditioner!

                          When I bought the Sainsbury's shampoo (Please see my review if interested) I had to pick up the matching conditioner of course and priced at 25p a bottle for a 500ml size which is by no means of the imagination small I had to get it to try! The Packaging: Well as I have already said it's 500ml in size and a clear plastic sort of cylinder shaped bottle with a large white screw on/off cap to the top of it. Around the middle of it there is a white label with white, orange and black writing on it and on the front of that label I'm told it's Sainsbury's 'Basics' Conditioner 'Conditions, no added frills'. To one side of the label directions for use and safety advice is given, ingredients are listed as are contact details for Sainsburys, size is stated and finally there is a bar-code on there. As is the shampoo it's a cheap looking, economy bottle but it is informative enough and like I suggested on my shampoo review for this same Basics product you can always dispense it into a nice decanter or another bottle if you wish. Directions For Use: After shampooing massage conditioner through hair. Rinse thoroughly. Using It: Well I washed my hair first and then took a large blob of this runny orangy coloured liquid and as suggested massaged it into my hair really well. Smell wise well I can't really say what it smells of. It does smell light and fresh and I guess a little fruity but it's really light in it's fragrance and in my view suitable for both men or women to use. It distributes easily, felt like it was smoothing and softening my hair as I used it and I left it on for a minute and then rinsed it out. It rinsed out easily and then I gently dried my hair off. I found my hair easy to comb afterwards and it was left really delicately fragranced. I dried off my hair with the hair-drier and styled it as normal. Verdict: This is actually a rather nice day-to day conditioner. It's a bit runny to use but it does soften and condition the hair rather well. My hair after using this felt soft and conditioned and somewhat smoother. I like the way it doesn't over fragrance the hair and leaves my hair with a nice healthy shine with no issues and I'm happy to use this and can't believe it's so cheap! Only available in Sainsbury's.

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                            07.01.2009 12:09
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                            excellent value for money product

                            I usually use a branded conditioner but last time I went shopping I thought I'd give this (much) cheaper product a try. Sainsburys basics conditioner costs just 26 pence for 500ml of product. It comes in a frosted plastic bottle with a white glossy plastic screw top lid. The lid can be annoying when you are in the shower as a flip top lid is much easier to use but for 26 pence what do you expect! The product itself is quite thick which I was suprised at as I expected a value product to be thinned down and watery. It is a pale orange colour and smells pleasant and fresh, the fragrance would be suitable for men and women as it is not flowery. On application it rubs well into the hair and rinses out easily. It left my quite dry hair shiny and tangle free after a comb through. I would probably still use a more moisturising conditioner if I was going out but for everyday use this is absolutely fine-and what a bargain!

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