“ Brand: Superdrug / Type: Conditioner „
Superdrug Extracts Conditioner
Variation: Coconut & Almond
I have over the years, used a number of different hair shampoos and conditioners, my current choices being mainly from the Alberto Balsam Range. However when I recently ran out of the current favourite I reverted to old friend Superdrug coconut and noticed that it has been updated since I last used to Coconut & Almond. This did not faze me though as I know about the wonderful properties of Almond Milk, so was happy to take it home.
My hair is fine, but thick, wavy and heavy, prone to dryness and oily roots combination and fizz during damp weather combined with heating in the winter. In other words troublesome! So any conditioner or styling products I use are certainly put through their paces.
To apply I open the lid and squeeze a blob out onto the palm of my hand, I share this between both hands and smooth down the longer part of my hair before treating the scalp hair with what is left. The blob that comes out is about the diameter of a 50p piece and I suppose about the depth of a stack of 4 or 5 of them.
When I apply the conditioner to my hair I noticed that the conditioner had a slightly sticky feel and I smoothed it onto my hair. Once I have smoothed it onto my hair, I then leave on whilst I wash my body and rinse the conditioner off thoroughly at the end. Which I guess is usually about 90 seconds to 2 minutes. This usually works really well. This conditioner rinses away easily and I left my hair feeling soft, however it did tangle a bit and on the next and ongoing applications I apply a little more and concentrate on smoothing the conditioner onto the longer hair.
The fragrance is very subtle and disappointingly did not seem to last very long on my hair. However, I do have some hair fragrance products and it gives me the opportunity to use these.
DRYING & ONCE HAIR IS DRY:
Most of the time I leave my hair to air dry after removing most of the moisture with a towel. However, at the moment my hair is quite long and the mornings quite cold, so I am using a hairdryer all of the time. The conditioner does not leave any residue or stickiness, however my hair seems to tangle easily and be a little more flyaway, so I am ensuring I use heat protection product as well
I think this product would suit most hair types where a stronger level of conditioner is not required. Of course we have different hair types and demands and until I discovered my current favourite I used Superdrug a lot before moving onto Aussie. Certainly, a useful trick if you have longer greasy hair, is not to use conditioner on the scalp area, just the longer hair. It does leave hair, soft and the lack of fragrance means you can use a hair fragrance product.
PACKAGING AND CLAIMS:
Recyclable strong clear plastic cylindrical bottle with the product label on the front and further information and ingredients list on the back label.
There are icons on the back label to advise the user that the shelf life is 12 months once the product is opened and that the container is recyclable.
'Let nature do the work with Superdrug Coconut & Sweet Almond conditioner for dry/damaged hair. Formulated with natural almond extract and coconut oil, this conditioner helps restore moisture and shine. Your hair will look healthy and shiny and feel soft, clean and easier to manage'.
PRICE and AVAILABILITY:
Usual price is only £1.99 from Superdrug in store and on line. I notice it is currently on promotion at 2 for £3.00 at the time of writing.
This is not currently the best conditioner for me, in fact I have given almost three quarters of the container away having bought some more Alberto Balsam Mandarin Conditioner. The subtle fragrance is useful if you want to use hair fragrance or for men who do not require a strong hair fragrance. Indeed for shorter styles, I expect this is great.
Stars - has to be 3/5 It's not bad, just not the best for me!
I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope you found it useful.
Like I have said before I am not loyal to any hair brand really and will pretty much pick what is on offer at the time. I love Superdrug for this they seem to have different offers on most of the time for hair care.
Superdrug Extracts Conditioner Coconut & Almond -
'Let nature do the work with Superdrug Coconut & Sweet Almond conditioner for dry/damaged hair. Formulated with natural almond extract and coconut oil, this conditioner helps restore moisture and shine. Your hair will look healthy and shiny and feel soft, clean and easier to manage'
When I purchase shampoos and conditioners I like to have them matching, so having used and reviewed the shampoo it is the conditioners turn now.
So once I have shampooed my hair I always have to use a conditioner, my hair is long, very thick and had lots of colouring over the years. So there no chance of me getting out of conditioning my hair.
This works just like any other conditioner, squeeze some of the product out of its bottle and massage into your hair. I always start out with a smaller amount, and then I can tell by the feel of my hair if more is needed.
Personally I leave the conditioner on for around five minutes or so, longer sometimes if I have enough time to chill out a bit. Rinsing is nice and easy and you can feel the smoothness of your hair as the water runs though it.
I did however need to use more than some other conditioners, but it still did a very good with my hair. I also think the consistency is a little thinner than others of the same too. One thing I do love is the scent, and like always I wish it lasted longer on my hair but once dry you can hardly smell anything.
After use my hair certainly feels, soft and manageable which is what I want, and the feeling remains the day after too. If you had rather dry hair I personally wouldn't recommend it, but a general use this is really good and great value for money.
This product comes in a plastic bottle with a flip lid which is easy to open, once empty is can be recycled and BUAV approved.
Price and Availability:
I purchased this a couple of weeks back for only 99p in a deal they were running at the time. Now they have a new deal of buy one and get one half price which is still a good offer.
This is a nice little conditioner, doesn't leave my hair feeling weighed down but light, fresh and clean. I have purchased this one a couple of times now and would purchase it again when on offer.
Four out of five stars from me
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Superdrug coconut and sweet almond conditioner
This review is for the intensive conditioner
having used some of the Superdug hair products previously, and knowing that my hair is quite dry at the moment, I decided to have a go with this product.
WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT HELP?
The conditioner is ideal for dry and damaged hair and promises to help to restore moisture and shine to hair. It is formulated with coconut oil which is apparently moisture enhancing as well as almond extract to repair and rehydrate hair.
with these ingredients, the conditioner should make hair softer shiny and easier to manage; just what i need.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The conditioner comes in a 250ml plastic bottle with a picture of coconut and almonds on the front so I am in no doubt about what I am getting, and on the back are all of the instructions for use and information about the conditioner.
The conditioner is dispensed via a pump action and when I press down the conditioner comes out easily. i can see it through the bottle so it's no surprise that the product is white and because it is a conditioner, it is quite creamy. The over riding smell is of coconut and i don't smell any almond although this is perhaps due to the fact that for me coconut is s stroger and more obvious smell anyway. It is a very pleasant smell and one which is summery.
After shampooing hair, the a generous amount of the conditioner should be applied to damp hair and massaged and combed through. It should then be left for between 1 to 5 minutes then rinsed thoroughly. I find that for my hair which is shoulder length, a couple of squirts of the product is sufficient to work through my hair although for longer hair more of the product is needed.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The conditioner is available online at www.superdug.co.uk and also in stores. It costs I think around £2 for a bottle which lasts some time so does represent very good value for money.
I have used this along with the "matching" shampoo when we were recently on holiday, and found that it did help my already quite dry hair to become less dry. This for me was a real advantage as I knew the sun would dry out my hair even further.
The conditioner is easy to use, and suitable for use on children's hair, as Little Miss suffered no adverse effects. It does however sting a bit when it gets into eyes so care should be taken when rinsing out. The conditioner does rinse out easily and I find that if I leave it on my hair for about 3 minutes my hair is left soft and feeling very conditioned.
A recommended product at a great price.
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Please note that Superdrug offer a regular conditioner and an intensive conditioner in this range - I will be reviewing the intensive conditioner.
This intensive conditioner is part of the Superdrug range of coconut and sweet almond scented hair care products. A shampoo and regular conditioner is also available. This product has not been tested on animals and is perfectly suitable for vegetarians to use.
Superdrug claim that this intensive conditioner will help 'restore moisture and shine' to dry or damaged hair - this is the same claim made on the shampoo. The conditioner has extracts of coconut and almond and Superdrug claim that your hair will be left managable and naturally radiant.
It is recommended that you apply a generous sized blob of this conditioner from your roots to the tips of your hair and comb through. Leave it for 3-5minutes and rinse.
This intensive conditioner is presented in a clear, plastic pot which is quite deep. The screw top lid reveals a large opening which is just the right size for an average hand to enter and scoop out the conditioner. A simple black label runs around the pot and offers the important product information. This pot can be recycled and the conditioner has a 12 month shelf life.
I cannot locate this product on the Superdrug website but it is available instore priced at £1.49 for 375ml.
In a previous review, I mentioned that I bought the shampoo in this range. It was part of a '2 for £1.49' offer so I bought this intensive conditioner too so effectively got the shampoo free. I need to use some form of conditioner to keep my hair in decent condition and thought this was a bit of a bargain!
This conditioner is very thick and adopts a white, glossy appearance. A pot is definitely the best packaging for this type of product as I could imagine that trying to squeeze this out a bottle may prove difficult! This conditioner has the same fragrance as the shampoo and whilst I love the smell of coconut, I am not keen on the overall smell of this range. It is a little synthetic and more nutty than sweet or exotic like I prefer. Those who favour the scent will be impressed by the strength.
My hair is thick and very dry. I bought this to use once a week as I currently use a leave-in conditioner the rest of the time. Due to the thickness of this conditioner, it is a little difficult to work with at first. Once I have washed my hair, I find I need to scoop out a full palms worth (near enough anyway) of this conditioner to coat my past-shoulder length hair evenly. The conditioner does feel heavy and substantial on my hair and does spread fairly well without dripping everywhere.
The conditioner feels quite smooth and soft as I work it through my hair and the scent is quite strong during application. I have a specific comb (N-Spa brand) which is used for combing through conditioner hair and this works with the conditioner to ensure I don't miss any areas of my hair. I always leave this on for the full 5 minutes. At one point, I left it on for a good 10 minutes to see if it made any different to the effects.
This intensive conditioner takes a good 5 minutes of rinsing from my hair. It doesn't leave my roots greasy and once rinsed, my hair doesn't feel weighed down with product at all. I cannot say this is the best intensive conditioner I have ever used. I should have know that with it being so cheap, it wouldn't be as good as premium brand treatments but I did expect something a bit more effective than a typically cheap conditioner.
After each use, my hair feels like I have applied a regular conditioner - nothing more and nothing less which is disappointing. My hair was soft and fairly conditioned but not shiny and not any more moisturised than if I had used a VO5 or Tresemme conditioner. Any other treatments I previously used have left my hair looking and feeling hydrated and healthy so this was a bit of a let down for me. The conditioner didn't seem to penetrate the dryer areas of my hair enough and the results (which are minimal) are short lived. I could get a brush through my hair fine for the first 24hours before my hair started to become tangled up again.
This is fine as a regular conditioner if you like the scent but as an intensive conditioner, it lacks moisturising benefits. I get much better results from my leave-in conditioner so I am simply using this up as I hate waste but it isn't worth my money to buy it again. I would say each pot offers enough product for 10 treatments for hair which is past the shoulders. I will stick with more expensive brands for hair treatments.
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This product is absolutely amazing! I seriously cannot believe this is a Superdrug own brand product and super cheap (at around £1.85) Over the years I have used countless expensive designer conditioning products, some costing around £20 a tub, and I have to say this conditioner is better than 90% of them for 90% less of the price!
I bought this product on recommendation from my mother, who has short afro type ginger hair, which suffers quite badly from frizzing. I apply a generous amount once a week to my hair, and leave on for about 15 minutes, although I sometimes leave on longer if my hair has been recently coloured or is having a particularly frizzy week. The tub however says you can leave it on for a short a time as 3-5 minutes for those in a rush / not one for loitering around in the bathroom. Its very thick and smells great.
I am very probably over generous with the amount I use, I generally get about 5 applications from the tub (I have shoulder length thick hair) but you could probably get 8 or so applications. Afterwards my hair is left noticably smoother and shinier, and have had more than one comment from my boyfriend about how lovely my hair smells, which is always nice!
I would highly recommend giving this a go, its very cheap to give it a try, and is often on promotion in Superdrug stores - and really works! My favourite bargain buy conditioner.
I adore the superdrug naturals range because they are gentle, extremely fruity and delicious smelling and are completely cruelty free. Whilst coconut and almond is not my favourite scent of the whole collection; I buy this for one reason only - because of the fact it has coconut oil and almond oil in and isn't just an artificial scent.
Coconut oil is one of the greatest things you can use on dry, damaged and over processed hair, much alike almond oil but many prefer coconut oils as it is more gentle and less 'heavy' on the hair. Both provide natural and healthy nourishment for your hair and don't temporarily mask the problem of your weak and damaged hair, it actually does the trick.
You can buy it in two conditioner forms; standard conditioner which retails and 99p in a pump action bottle or at £1.49 in a tub at a more concentrated and generous amount as it is designed as an intensive hair mask. For such low, low prices you really can't go wrong with either of these, and personally being someone who isn't really a fan of the smell of coconut or almond; it is really quite subtle and doesn't have that strong artificial / chemical smell - it actually smells really natural and is a joy to use.
It doesn't weigh your hair down and it leaves it feeling smooth, fresh and completely de-tangled. Quite often with leading brands of conditioner that are usually triple the price of this generally leave my hair flat and greasy within hours or the next day, with the naturals range I don't experience this as often - only perhaps when I'm over-indulgent and use the hair mask excessively but other than that I've experienced no problems in regards to every day use.
You can also get the shampoo to go with it if you are a fan of this particular one, but there are also other scents to choose from - not as many as you'd like but there are some delightful ones to choose from and each do wonders for your hair. They are available at all superdrug stores online and in store.
I used to use the coconut range of products but have not done so for years mainly as shopping with children is a one stop shop normally at the supermarket!
I had popped into my local high street and nipped in to Superdrug to get some of their intensive conditioner hopefully to rectify the damage that a Holiday in the sun and too much chlorine had done to mine and my daughter's hair.
I had always had very good results with the coconut conditioner in the past and so I decided at £1.50 for the intensive one this was a bargain not to be missed. I also purchased the everyday conditioner at 99p
The intensive conditioner comes in a tub and is very thick you apply as per normal but leave in for 3-5 minutes ideal for a deep conditioning treatment. I then use the normal conditioner daily.
I have been using this conditioner on myself and daughter for the last week and our hair is noticeably softer and defiantly looks shinier I am very happy with the results of this conditioner.
I would happily recommend these two conditioners the intensive is brilliant for getting your hair back after too much sun and also chlorine damage and it is very reasonable priced I would say this worked better than the expensive salon conditioner.
The everyday conditioner also works well and maintains the intensive conditioners work.
The smell of this conditioner is coconut and sweet almond and well I can only say that the smell is divine a really tropical fresh smell which is also not over powering in my opinion a great smelling product that leaves you with shiny bouncy hair and doesn't break the bank what more could you ask?
I am usually quite fussy about the shampoo and conditioner that I use, however I am on a very small budget now and so I decided to try this.
I try to use bath products with coconut in as I just love the smell so much as it reminds me of holidays and Pina Coladas!!
My hair is fairly easy to style and wash, however it can be quite dry, and I have found that this conditioner has made my hair super soft!
I spotted this conditioner as I thought the bottle looked quite posh, and was pleasantly suprised to see that it was only 99p! The bottle is quite tall and see through, so you can see the white conditioner inside. The conditioner looks thick and has a nice chine to it which is almost glittery and pearlescent. The label is black, as well as the lid, and it just looks quite classy in the bathroom.
The conditioner is quite hard to get out of the bottle and I have to shake it a few times now that the bottle is almost empty.
You cannot beat this price- apart from when this is on a BOGOF offer which makes it only 49p! What a bargain!!
The smell hits my nose as soon as I open the bottle and is very refreshing. I can still smell the nice coconut smell on my hair throughout the day and receive compliments on it.
The conditioner is thick and a small bit goes a long way.
I have been really pleased with the results of this conditioner. The bottle says that it is ideal for dry and damaged hair - and mine is certainly dry at times, and it has made it silky soft now!
I would really recommend this and I will definitely be buying it again, as well as the shampoo.
I just wrote a '1 star' review about the Superdrug Naturals shampoo and unfortunately the review about the corresponding conditioner is not going to be much better.
My hair is disaster, curly and thick it is a nightmare for every hairdresser. I just have to wash it every day and accordingly blow dry it every single morning. Conditioner is a must for me, if not I would spend half of my day combing my hair.
Normally I invest quite a lot in hair care but at the moment I really need to save money for my upcoming trip to Asia. The Superdrug 2-for-1 offer came like a god send to me; shampoo and conditioner for 98 pence!
The label is very promising, the Coconut & Sweet Almond conditioner is supposed to 'help restore moisture and shine' and is especially suitable for 'dry and damaged hair'. Sounds good but unfortunately that's as far away from the reality as possible. Even though I used loads of the conditioner I didn't feel much of a change, it still took me twice as long to comb my hair than it took me with my usual products.
Look & Smell
The bottle looks quite good with the black & white design and the image of a coconut and almonds on the front. The conditioner looks pearly shiny, it's quite thick and you really have to squeeze it out of the bottle.
The smell is great, the first thing I noticed was this lovely coconut smell. You cannot really smell the almost but they make the overall smell sweeter. I actually smells like something I'd love to eat! It basically smells exactly the same as the shampoo - which is good as I really loved the smell.
I could rename this chapter to downsides, from working it in your hair to the end result it's a big disaster. They warn you on the label that you should apply 'a generous amount' on your wet hair an that's so true, I almost needed a hand full of it and that was still not enough.
Normally you have that instant feeling of soft hair but not so here. It made almost no difference at all. I used a lot and waited for almost two minutes, still no result.
Combing it took me more than twice as long as usual and after a few days I realised how dry my hair was getting since I started using the shampoo and the conditioner.
I guess that the shampoo is making my hair dry and that the conditioner just doesn't work at all.
Having said that, you should give the conditioner a try if you have easy hair, eg straight and not damaged.
Price & Value
The normal price is 98 pence but I got both the shampoo and the conditioner with a 2 for 1 offer, 49p is not bad for a 300ml bottle of shampoo! Unfortunately it's not even worth these few pence as it didn't make my hair any softer or more easily combable.
My conclusion is that I'll happily pay more and have healthy and good looking hair than saving a few pence.