Product Type: Simple hair care products
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Gentle conditioner - nice for a change
Simple Gentle Conditioner
Member Name: helenc72
Simple Gentle Conditioner
Advantages: Gentle, no irritation, no harsh ingredients, smaller bottle good for travel, controls oil
Disadvantages: No scent, hair is not immediately detangled but can be easily combed through afterwards
Until recently I was not aware that Simple made shampoo and conditioner even though I am very familiar with their facial skin care products which I often used during my teens. I reviewed the Simple shampoo yesterday and I have been using it together with this Simple conditioner.
I saw the Simple shampoo and conditioner in Boots when I was looking for slightly smaller bottles of hair products to take on a trip (instead of my usual large 900 ml bottle of Tresemme!) Like the shampoo, Simple conditioner comes in a 200 ml bottle and I paid £3 for the shampoo and conditioner together. On its own the conditioner is around £2.50.
The conditioner comes in a fairly standard flip top bottle with very recognisable, typical Simple branding. The packaging is a little bit plainer than the shampoo, as the shampoo has a bright green lid, whereas the conditioner bottle has very little colour and is almost completely white.
Simple Gentle Care Conditioner is also very gentle, mild and free from perfume, colour and harsh chemicals. It is dermatologically tested and pH balanced and supposed to protect your scalp and avoid any irritation while also providing the usual conditioning benefits you would expect, such as increasing the shine of your hair. It has pro vitamin B5 to help with the shine. Simple also promise that the conditioner will leave your hair knot free and detangled.
On dispensing the conditioner you can notice that, as with the shampoo, there is no scent to this product. You can barely smell it anything at all. When they said non-perfumed, they don't mean that it does not have an added fragrance such as a particular fruity or floral smell, but they literally mean you cannot smell it. This does not bother me although it is unusual.
The conditioner is thicker in consistency than the very runny shampoo, but it is also not especially thick or rich. It is white-ish in colour and can be very easily massaged into your hair. You should rub it all over your head and hair, and I like to make sure I focus particularly on the ends. I leave it for around a minute and then rinse it out thoroughly. This conditioner is easy to wash out.
It leaves the hair instantly feeling quite soft. However, some conditioners give an instant smoothing effect and seem to remove all tangles by the time you rinse it all out. This doesn't seem to happen to my hair when I use the Simple gentle conditioner. On a few occasions I have even felt that my hair seemed quite tangled and matted even after all the conditioner had been washed out. However, I have found that my hair was very easy to detangle afterwards and a comb did glide through it very easily, leaving it knot free and smooth.
As with the shampoo, my scalp has not felt irritated at all after using this conditioner. I do have fairly sensitive skin on my scalp and although most products are fine, I have found that occasionally my scalp has felt tight or itchy from a few shampoos and conditioners. I definitely do feel Simple can be trusted as far as the claim of gentleness and non-irration goes.
My hair was left clean and quite shiny. I didn't feel that the Simple shampoo and conditoner had any exceptional softening or shine factor, but it is perfectly satisfactory. It doesn't make my hair greasy at all and it actually seems to be effective at controlling oil and grease, as my hair still looks fine when I get up in the morning a full 24 hour after washing it.
I am happy with this conditioner as well as the shampoo. Although I will probably not switch to the conditioner or this range permanently instead of my favourite Tresemme salon silk products, I would be happy to buy Simple for travelling as it comes in a smaller bottle or use it occasionally to give my hair and scalp a break, as it really does feel gentle.
Summary: A nice conditioner for those who want something mild.