“ Brand: Samy / Type: Conditioner „
I came across this product in Superdrug on the 2 for £7 range. When the product isn't on offer it seems to go for approximately £5/£6. I have seen the product on offer a few times however. The most concerning matter is that if you would want to pick it up as a regular product its availability seems scarce as Superdrug and ebay seem the only major retailers to stock it. As it was on the 2 for £7 range I bought the shampoo at the same time.
The bright red packaging and slim bottle are attractive and do tend to grab your eye. The claim that the conditioner will give you 'fat hair' but with 'zero calories' is also appealing The product is not tested on animals which is fab. It also comes part of a comprehensive range with hairsprays, mousses, thickening sprays, pommes etc so I thought it must be a tried and tested product so can't go too far wrong!
Quality of product
Unlike the shampoo I felt like I had to use a lot of product to get even coverage. This resulted in me using almost two bottles of conditioner to the one bottle of shampoo I bought (i.e. I had to go and buy a second product which I did so alongside the thickening spray). The product rinsed satisfactorily (although did take same time - this could have been due to the amount I needed to use). Whilst I'm not hugely into scented shampoos/conditioners I thought it was a shame that there was absolutely no scent to this conditioner.
Whilst my hair did feel bouncy afterwards this may have been due more to use of other products (mousse and thickening spray) and drying my hair upside down from the root as usual. The claim to lift every root I think is a bit far fetched.
This review hopefully won't be a repeat of the one I have just done. I have just reviewed the shampoo in the 'fat hair' range so if you are interested check that out! :)
Samy is a relatively inaccessible brand in my opinion as I have only seen them being sold on the bottom shelf at superdrug. However a few of my youtube vloggers raved about the range. Since I have thin and fine hair I was desperate to see if I could find a product that would just give my hair a bit of life and volume so I decided to give this a whirl. Full price this is £5.59 for 300ml which I think is relatively expensive. However if it works I would be willing to spend that much as you do get more product in these than a regular shampoo - most are 250mls.
It comes in a thin cylinder tube which is made from quite robust plastic. Making it very hard to get the last bit of product out of the tube. To dispense the product there is a simple flip top cap. The one for the conditioner has a white translucent lid and the shampoo has a red one, meaning you can tell them apart quite quickly in the shower which is always useful!
I bought this when it was half price so paid around £2.70 for it. I'm not 100% sure however the whole range is currently on promotion at superdrug 2 for £7.
For a conditioner this isn't very thick. It looks like a slightly white/translucent gel in my opinion. However after using the shampoo I covered my hair with this and massaged at my roots. I then waited a couple of minutes then washed it off. The product is similar smelling to that of the shampoo. It has a very mild scent which is slightly fruity. It is very hard to describe.
For a conditioner the product didn't really cling to my hair and nourish it like most conditioners i've tried do. I felt that it washed off quite easily and I wasn't stood under the shower rubbing at my hair to try and get all the conditioner out.
After I rinsed it out I blow dried my hair like I normally would. I blow dry it upside down to try and put more volume into my hair. The outcome was that the product didn't make that much difference to my hair even with the shampoo used as well. My hair was particularly soft and nourished. It did not feel like it had been conditioned that well. However the claim is that it is light weight with their '0 calories' statement and I do agree with that. It doesn't feel heavy like a lot of conditioners are.
However for doing its primary job which was to add volume to my hair, the difference it made considering the cost in my opinion wasn't justified. I have used some of the other products in the range and I feel like they do a better job, so I may just continue to purchase them and use my ordinary cheap shampoo and conditioner.
Worth a try but it won't be a miracle cure!