A few weeks ago when in Tescos I needed some more conditioner for my hair. As with most people I guess that I don’t want to spend money unless I have to. Generally I have recently been spending quite a lot on conditioners and I noticed this conditioner on the shelves at around 90p. Wanting a bargain I thought I would give this a go.
I have curly hair that needs a good conditioner. I was sceptical of this conditioner because of the price but took a gamble and bought it. The conditioner does say on it that it is suitable for normal/dry hair. I know that coconut conditioners are normally good ones for dry hair as I believe that coconut is generally moisturising for hair.
I was really disappointed with this product. This conditioner comes with a little flip cap that is handy and then when I went to pour some out it came out really quickly because it is really very thin. This is a really bad sign for a conditioner as the general rule for me is the thicker the better.
When applying the conditioner to my hair it really didn’t feel nourishing at all. It certainly does help much in keeping my hair in good condition and stopping it drying out. The only real positives on this product are the price (as less than £1 is super cheap) and the smell. It smells pretty nice of coconut however the smell doesn’t even linger for long at all.
Review of Tesco Coconut Conditioner
I have no loyalty to any particular hair care brands and as I always on the lookout for a bargain, when I spotted this own brand coconut conditioner and the matching shampoo on the bargain counter in my local Tesco Express at just 70p for a 500ml bottle, I was tempted to try them.
This conditioner is presented in a rectangular shaped recyclable plastic bottle with a flip top lid. The bottle is fairly plain, it is basically white and the front label carries a picture of an opened coconut on a black background. Apart from the word 'conditioner', the packaging is virtually exactly the same as the coconut shampoo with the Tesco logo and product name are on a brown banner above the image.
Company information, directions, ingredients and all other information can be found on the rear of the bottle. Tesco also state here that they are against animal testing.
The actual conditioner is a pearly white colour and the consistency is quite thin, but it does not gush out of the dispensing cap. As mentioned, the bottle has a flip open lid, this works very well and it is easy to flip open, even with wet hands.
The scent of this conditioner is really excellent; it is sweet and intensely coconutty. I've had coconut hair care products from far more expensive ranges in the past which do not smell as strongly as this own brand version does. The scent is in no way synthetic, it smells natural and fresh, which is a little surprising given the low cost!
I have used this conditioner after washing my hair with the matching shampoo with good results; it has worked equally as well when used in conjunction with shampoos from other ranges.
The conditioner is designed to be applied to wet hair after shampooing, Tesco do not give any timing directions for leaving the product on your hair so I tend to rinse out after a couple of minutes. The conditioner rinses away easily with warm water and it does not seem to leave any residue in the hair.
I have very long hair, waist length, it is naturally wavy, unruly hair and any conditioner is hard pressed to have any effect on it. Tesco Coconut conditioner made my hair feel soft and manageable; my usual after shampooing tangles were easier to cope with. Although I didn't notice any improvement in the glossiness of my hair, it felt good and there was no heaviness as I have found with some other 'cheap' conditioners.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
Considering this is a budget priced, own brand conditioner, it performs extremely well. The conditioner is recommended for dry, damaged hair. My hair is somewhat difficult as I have a combination of dry, flyaway ends with slightly greasy roots; the conditioner does not adversely affect my oily roots and it leaves my hair feeling soft and lightly fragranced with coconut.
The price is definitely purse friendly and considering this was a bargain counter purchase, I feel it was money well spent. In my opinion, this conditioner performs better than some products costing 4 times as much!
I would recommend this conditioner to others and I am awarding Tesco Coconut Conditioner a 5* rating.
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 March 2013
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UPDATE September 2013. This product seems to have disappeared from our local Tesco unfortunately!
Tesco's Everyday Coconut Conditioner. This is to follow my shampoo review of the same range.
***Why I Bought***
So I went on holiday to relatives, packed everything, got there and realised I'd forgotten Shampoo or Conditioner, as you do... next day was a shopping trip to Tesco and I looked and saw this on the shelf. For a few uses they were cheap, around 80p each - currently the conditioner is 88p (but there's a 3for2 offer on, quick, go!) which for 750ml of conditioner is... super cheap. No arguments.
The packaging isn't bad - it's a very large, see through bottle with a clear label on the front and back - the brand, smell, everyday use etc on the front and all the ingredients and other info on the back. It's recyclable plastic which may be a bonus depending on your outlook on the 3 Rs.
The conditioner is a solid creamy white colour - it's thicker than the shampoo but is still a somewhat runny conditioner, this doesn't bother me too much. The smell is slightly heavier and a little less fresh than the shampoo I believe, although it's a subtle difference and for all I know could be imagined! It still smells of coconut though, which is a great start. I used plenty in my hair, partly as it's so thin, partly as it just feels like it needs a good slathering - not a problem, it's super cheap.
On the bottle this says it's a shampoo for dry/damaged hair. On the back it says it's been formulated with natural extract to leave hair feeling soft, healthy and manageable.
Well, a conditioner should leave hair feeling conditioned and as the final product in a basic routine, it needs to live up to its claims. Unfortunately... this just doesn't. My hair felt little different than it should have after just the shampoo that went first - my hair was tangly, still dry feeling and generally, not great. After the shampoo being so good, this was an incredible disappointment.
My hair is dyed and quite dry so I wasn't expecting miracles from a cheap conditioner, but I really feel this is not up to the job.
My advice - buy that cheap shampoo, but find a better conditioner, as for 88p, I'm pretty sure a cheap bottle of olive oil would be a better choice.
This gets 2* - it didn't do any damage, but I needed to recondition my hair to get it manageable. I'm torn between 1* and 2* but as it's not the most useless product I've ever used, 2 seems fairer. I may change my mind at some point.
I have to admit I am a bit picky when it comes to shampoos and conditioners. I never buy supermarket own brands because I find they just do not do the job for me. Conditioner is very important for me every time I wash my hair. I have very very long fine hair that tangles very easily and getting a brush through my hair after washing is a complete nightmare if I haven't conditioned my hair. I always buy shampoo with matching conditioner but always find that I run out of conditioner before the shampoo has run out. It was one evening I realised I'd run out of conditioner but forgot to buy it that day so I asked my other half to pick a bottle up from the supermarket on his way back from work. I just assumed he'd buy one of the brands I always buy but being a typical bloke he didn't have a clue lol. He came back with Tesco Coconut Conditioner. I didn't want to use it but being as there was nothing else I figured it was better than nothing.
It comes in a huge size 750ml and costs just 88p!!! I have to admit that's a fantastic price for a conditioner of that size. The bottle is different to the one pictured here, it's a tall round clear bottle with a brown flip top lid. On the front it's called Smooth Conditioner and it says it's for dry or damaged hair. My hair is greasy not dry and I rarely pick a dry damaged shampoo or conditioner because although my hair may be damaged in parts I find dry damaged shampoos and conditioners add more moisture to my hair leaving it still a bit greasy after washing or it soon gets greasy again. On the back it's described as being a conditioner for everyday use which has been specially formulated with natural extract to help leave your hair feeling soft, healthy and manageable.
Application is as with any other conditioner simply flip the lid, squeeze out the desired amount of conditioner and massage into your hair and scalp after shampooing then rinse thoroughly. I have to admit it does smell absolutely gorgeous. I really love the smell of coconut and this really does smell very strongly of coconut, it's like being on holiday!!! The conditioner is lovely and creamy and white in keeping with the coconut scent. Because my hair is so long I do tend to use a lot of conditioner and this being a supermarket brand I used a liberal amount. As soon as I rinsed my hair I could tell my hair wasn't conditioned in the slightest. Usually after I've applied conditioner as I put my fingers through my hair rinsing it out I can feel the smoothness to my hair and the softness. sadly with this it felt like I hadn't used conditioner at all! When it came to brushing my hair after my bath it was a complete nightmare. My hair was like a birds nest and it took ages brushing it to get it tangle free and even after that it didn't feel soft and smooth.
I haven't used this conditioner again myself but my partner has and he sees nothing wrong with it. For people with shorter hair it may be ok and I cannot fault the smell one bit but for me it just didn't give me the conditioning I needed.
I don't use conditioner that much because my hair doesn't really need it, I generally use it if I am going on night out and am likely to be using my straighteners. I used to buy expensive branded conditioners but decided to give tescos own version a go because it was miles cheaper.
This conditioner is for dry and/or damaged hair, I wouldn't consider my hair to be either of those things but I love the smell of coconut so this was my main reason for giving this conditioner a try. There are other types of conditioner available in this range for normal hair if that is more suited to you. The conditioner comes in a 750ml bottle which is cylinder shaped and not square as the picture depicts (I think it used to be like that though) and it costs about 88p. The conditioner itself is a creamy white colour and smells really coconutty. It is also quite thick so it doesn't run off your hand when your using it, my hair is quite long and thick so I do tend to need quite a lot of the conditioner to cover it all, but since I don't use it all that often I don't mind that I have to use a lot.
So if you are not too fussed about buying a brand named conditioner and just want something cheap and cheerful then it is worth giving this a go, especially if you like coconut :)
I have previously used the coconut conditioner pictured above and I really enjoyed using it but it seemed to have disappeared off the Tesco shelves until I spotted the 'new' version a few weeks ago. Given my positive past experience with the coconut conditioner I decided to pick a bottle up as I missed using it and it is a cheaper alternative to my usual treseme conditioner.
The conditioner comes in a 300ml plastic, white bottle with a flip up plastic lid which stops the product from leaking out. Most of the bottle is covered with a large brown sticker with a main image of a coconut on it and it says 'coconut conditioner' in a plain white font. The packaging is very basic and will not catch your eye so you may have to scour the Tesco shelves if this sounds like your kind of product.
Inside, the conditioner is a pearly white colour. The conditioner is very thick and creamy and you only need a palm-full of conditioner. It is advisable to avoid conditioning your roots with this as it can make your hair look greasy as its leaves your hair very shiny. I usually leave the conditioner on, after shampooing, for 2 minutes and then wash it off.
Brushing my hair after using the conditioner is no trouble at all, the brush glides through my hair (which is very long so easily gets tangled) and to touch it is very fine which can then be quite difficult to style until the day after so I'd also advise you to wash your hair at night and style it in the morning!
The after effects of the product is that it leaves your hair tangle-free, smooth and shiny. However, the coconut scent does not last in the hair unless you purposely get close and smell your hair which is disappointing as the scent is great when you first apply the conditioner to your hair!
This conditioner is currently 92p from Tesco which is excellent value and must cheaper than a lot of the other conditioners on the shelf. I do like the effects and smell of the conditioner but wish that the scent lasted longer!
My hair gets dry on the ends due to constant hi lighting and straightening so hair conditioner is important. Last week I decided to try Tesco Coconut Conditioner for dry and damaged hair.
It comes in a white plastic bottle so its quite hard to see how much is in there. The label just says Tesco coconut conditioner for dry and damaged hair and has a picture of a coconut on it. On the back it gives the directions for use and the ingredients. There is also the bunny logo to show it hasn't been tested on animals.
The 500ml bottle costs just 99p. The conditioner is white ,and it smells strongly in the bottle of sweet coconut.
The first time I used the conditioner I noticed it was quite runny. I massaged the conditioner through my hair and was pleased with how it smoothed the tangles almost straight away. The smell was gorgeous I was quite surprised considering what I paid for it. The conditioner rinsed smoothly out of my hair and left it totally tangle free and feeling lovely.
Once my hair was dry I was impressed. It was soft shiny and still smelt lovely. The ends of my hair felt really well conditioned there was no dryness there at all. By the next day the coconut smell had worn of but the ends of my hair still felt in good condition and my hair was lovely and shiny.
I would totally recommend the Tesco Coconut conditioner, it works very well and for 99p is an absolute bargain. My hair remains smooth and glossy between shampoos. It feels in good condition even the dry ends feel soft now. The only down side to this product is that it is a bit on the runny side, you need to be careful when pouring it into your hands as it would be easy to flop too much out of the bottle and waste it. But apart from this its brilliant!
I'm a hardcore bargain hunter, and whilst on a mission to find myself a new hair conditioner I stumbled across this in my local Tesco. At just 89p, I was immediately seduced by the price and proceeded to but it with a big smile on my face.
The bottle itself is a bright white colour, and you can access the conditioner with the use of a flip lid. On the front of the product is an image of a coconut split in two, complete with the Tesco logo and the title of the conditioner. On the back there is the standard information, consisting of directions for use, ingredients and environmental information.
So, after shampooing my hair, it was time to use my new products for the first time!
As I released it into my hand for the, I could instantly identify the gorgeous scent of coconuts emitting from the brilliantly white conditioner in my hand. The smell was pleasant, and a surprisingly strong one, too.
However, this is where the advantages of said product stops.
The directions on the bottle said I should 'gently massage into hair and scalp' - so I did just that. Softly applying it to my hair, I carefully massaged it through my locks.
With other brands, I've found that my hair becomes smooth and silky-like when using conditioner during washing, yet with Tesco's coconut conditioner I didn't get this sensation. In fact, by the time I'd washed it all out and turned off the shower, my hair didn't even feel conditioned at all, which was a big disappointment.
After towel drying my hair, I proceeded to brush it. However, this was no easy feat; my hair was tangly and knotty - which was unlike after using other brands of conditioner (where my hair would be knot-free and quite simple to brush through).
In all, I'm not all that pleased with this product. However, considering it's from Tesco's cheaper own brand range I suppose you get what you pay for!
Now, I'm not someone who cares a lot about their hair or the way it looks. I'm often leaving the house for school with a hair in a mess. I do like to use conditioner, however, when I'm washing it. I have absolutely no say in what shampoo or conditioner is bought in my house (I still live with my mum, being only 16, so she does all the shopping), so I just use whatever is there. Occassionally I'll see the bottle of VO5 or Herbal Essences, or if I'm very lucky, a man's shampoo, but more often than not it's the Tesco range that ends up on my head.
My mum's favourite seems to be coconut, for reasons beyond my knowledge. The conditioner leaves my hair greasy and the smell is awful. It does smell of coconuts -ones which have went off! It feels and looks like normal conditioner, but don't let that fool you - it is nothing like, for example, Herbal Essences. The shampoo is bearable so why can't the conditioner be?
I mentioned that I don't care what my hair looks like, but I don't like it looking greasy, which this conditioner never fails to do! It just makes you look dirty. I've stopped using the conditioner and am just sticking to the shampoo just now. The apple scented Tesco conditioner is the same price and I've found it is just like a more expensive conditioner and smells much better. It doesn't leave hair greasy so it must be something in the coconut scent (which is something Tesco should be able to overcome). Why can't the coconut one be the same? Sure it's cheap, but does that matter when it doesn't do the job, especially when the apple variant is as good.
My mum doesn't make much money so she has to go with the cheap products most of the time (unless the good stuff is on sale), so I suppose there's not much I can do, but I recommend anyone else to spend just a little extra and get the more professional shampoos and conditioners, or if you just can't afford them go for Tesco's apple scented shampoos and conditioners. Avoid the coconut conditioner whenever possible.
I actually bought this conditioner to use to condition my makeup brushes every now and then. I needed something relatively cheap but also "natural" (I know, I know, just because they stick the word Coconut on it doesn't make it natural, but you know what I mean! None of these colour depositing products etc). When I gave this product a sniff in Tesco I was instantly sold - divine! Just enough coconut scent to linger for a while, but not be overpowering or overly artificial. At something like 98p a bottle (500ml) I would have been foolish not to try it.
Suitable for everyday use, Tesco "Coconut Conditioner" has been specially formulated with natural extracts to leave hair feeling soft, healthy an manageable. It is marketed for dry / damaged hair and is not tested on animals by or for Tesco. It is packaged in a tall white plastic bottle with a flip top lid through which you can easily dispense the product. They advise you to use within twenty four months of opening and for best results to use with thier "Coconut Shampoo".
As planned I used it for my brushes after a deep clean and it left them extremely soft and conditioned, so no complaint there. Then one day in the shower I realised I was out of my regular conditioner and decided to give this product a go on my own hair - what a surprise!
I always leave my conditioner in for a while longer than the bottle states, really massaging it into the lengths and letting it sit for a few extra minutes.
It was pleasant enough to use, nice and thick and rinsed out easily leaving my hair feeling tangle free and smooth. Once dried and straightened it felt just as good (which for someone with hair as chemically treated as mine is a rareity!).
The scent lingers nicely throughout the next few days, as does the smooth, tangle free texture.
I usually use Kerastase shampoos and conditioners, so it's a welcome - and cheap - break from those! I will admit that it's not quite as good as some of the more expensive products I have used, but for 98p it's definately, definately worth it.
My (fake) platinum blonde friend uses this conditioner religiously too, she says it's the only thing that keeps her tresses fluffy and non brassy, so might be worth thinking about if you have similar hair colour.
Not sure what else I can say really?... Give it a try, it won't break the bank if it doesn't work for you and at least your makeup brushes will thank you! :-)
Price: £0.69 for 500ml as at 02/12/08
Packaging: The packaging is mostly white plastic, which can be recycled in some areas. The bottle looks quite smart when stood alongside its sister Tesco Coconut Shampoo. As well as the list of ingredients, the label also contains the magical line: Products and ingredients not tested on animals by or for Tesco.
Product: This is a rich creamy white conditioner which goes straight onto wet hair (no fiddling about towelling it a bit first), and rinses out easily. There is not suggested minimum time for leaving it in your hair, but presumably the longer you can leave it, the better it will be. The fragrance is of coconut (as you would expect), and lasts for a long time afterwards, giving wafts of holidays and Malibu! Although the coconut smells nice, it does smell more like fake-coconut than real coconut.
Effect: I have only used this alongside Tesco's Coconut Shampoo, and it does leave my hair feeling soft and easy to get my brush through it. Although it isn't as good as Pantene / Charles Worthington for making my hair mirror-shiny, it does its job and is an effective conditioner. Because it isn't tested on animals, I also am happy to use it - which I wouldn't be with products from L'Oreal and so forth.
I have long hair and get through bucketfuls of shampoo and conditioner, so I am always on the lookout for something which does a good job but at a reasonable price.
I absolutely adore the smell of coconut, it reminds me of holidays in the sun and yummy coconut cakes cooking in the oven! So when I saw that tesco do their own cheap brand of shampoo and conditioner with a coconut fragrance I decided to give it a try.
It cost about 50p, and to be honest for that price it is brilliant value for money! The conditioner isnt the best I have tried, but it smells heavenly, does a good job of detangling my hair and leaves a gorgeous light fragrance of coconut behind in my hair even after it has dried. Unfortunately it wasnt rich enough for my dry hair, and left it a bit coarse and frizzy so I have now demoted it for use as a shaving cream instead. Which it is fantastic for, leaves my legs smooth and moisturised and costs less than shaving gel!
After years of buying very expensive conditioners, I decided to go for one of the supermarkets own brand - which were a fraction of the price of the very expensive ones.
I had a look and I decided to go for Tesco Coconut Conditioner, which was for dry/damaged hair - my hair is coloured so I thought it was the best option. And it smelt lovely too. And the price of 46p was even better, as I get through so much conditioner.
After using this conditioner it made me wonder why I had wasted my money on the expensive ones for all of these yrs. There was no difference at all. The Tesco conditioner made my hair smell nice though.
I have not looked back since. This conditioner is a great product, it does what it says on the bottle and it does it very well. And the great price tag makes it an even better product.
When I was shopping in Tesco's last week I spotted their coconut conditioner, which was really cheaply priced. It only cost 88p for a 500ml bottle, so I decided to buy it because my regular Herbal Essences conditioner costs £3.48 for a 400ml bottle. If I didn't like the conditioner I wasn't wasting too much money and I could also change back to good old faith full Herbal Essences.
On the front of the bottle there is a large white sticker which has a picture of a halved coconut printed onto it and it also tells us that the conditioner is best suited to dry/damaged hair types. My hair does tend to get a little bit on the dry side and feels like straw because of heat damage from my straightening irons. So this conditioner is suited to my particular hair type.
On the back of the bottle it tells us how to use the conditioner, which is relatively easy to do; shampoo your hair and then gently massage the conditioner into your hair and scalp and rinse well. If you do happen to have a little accident whilst using the conditioner such as getting it into your eyes, which I do on numerous occasions you should rinse your eyes out with Luke warm water. I should mention that I have got this conditioner into my eyes and they nipped like mad for ages.
The conditioner is white in colour, and has a lovely light coconut scent which smells quite sweet. The coconut conditioner doesn't smell overly artificial or highly perfumed; it's quite a light fragrance. I was actually quite disappointed with the consistency of the conditioner because it was extremely thin and watery. I was expecting it to be a lot thicker that it was, but at 88p for 500ml I can't really complain. The conditioner had a consistency similar to double cream and when I squeezed some onto my hand it fell through my fingers and into the bath water. So on my second attempt I just lifted the bottle over my head and gave it a squeeze, well at least this way I was getting the conditioner directly onto my head and it wasn't dripping into the bath water.
The conditioner feels quite greasy and oily when you are massaging it into your hair and I had to use quite a lot of it to completely cover my hair from roots to tips. This is because my hair is really long and quite thick. After I had massaged the conditioner into my hair and scalp I left it on my head for a few minutes before I rinsed it off. I found that the conditioner rinsed off my hair quite easily, mainly because the conditioner is quite thin; usually when I'm rinsing off the Herbal Essences conditioner I have to spend a lot longer rinsing it off because it's rather thick and creamy.
After I rinsed the conditioner off my hair and I gave it a light towel dry and then went to comb my hair. I could barely get the comb through my hair because the conditioner didn't really untangle and leave it feeling any softer. It took me about 10 minutes to brush my hair and get it tangle free, and usually my hair isn't knotted and tangled after I have conditioned it. So I think it's safe to say that this conditioner is rubbish and doesn't untangle my hair or leave it feeling any softer.
When I had dried my hair it felt different than usual, it had a rough feeling which was accompanied with a slight oily greasy feeling; quite similar to the feeling your hair gets if you use styling products and haven't washed it for a day or two. The only good thing about the conditioner is the scent in which it left in my hair, it wasn't a strong scent, and it was a subtle sweet coconut fragrance which lingered in my hair for a good few hours making it smell nice. The lovely fragrance was the only nice thing this conditioner done to my hair.
Although this conditioner is rather crap at conditioning my hair I found a particularly good use for the remainder of the bottle. This is going to sound silly but it is a great alternative to shaving foam. I used it to shave my legs and it left them feeling silky smooth, the razor glided across my legs effortlessly and I didn't even cut my self once. Normally I'm quite dangerous and accident prone when it comes to shaving my legs and I come out of the bathroom covered in tiny little cuts. But since using the conditioner to shave I've not had one single cut on my legs. Finally I have one good thing to say about the conditioner and I'm not bad mouthing it.
I really don't recommend using this conditioner if you have long hair like me, maybe it will be better for shorter hair types. But then again you will most probably get that same oily greasy feeling once your hair has dried. You could maybe buy this conditioner and use it as a cheap alternative to shaving cream and have nice smooth cut free legs. I have gave this particular product 2 stars because it smells nice and i found another good use for it.
A 500ml bottle of this coconut conditioner costs 88p from Tesco stores and is from their Tesco value range. For more information on Tesco or any of their products visit their website which is www.tesco.com
~~~~Review written by me and also posted on Ciao ~~~~
Great for everyday use / Formulated with natural extracts, this conditioner will help your hair feel soft, healthy and manageable /