“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Conditioner „
I'm not brand loyal when it comes to conditioners and shampoos, I'm happy to use whichever products happen to be on offer or seem to be the best value. I do always pick up the 'branded' haircare products though, rather than the supermarkets own range haircare products. However the products that I'm currently using are Tesco's own range Raspberry and Pomegranate conditioner and shampoo.
These look to be from a new range at Tesco, I've not seen them before anyway, and they seemed to be very popular with other shoppers whilst I was browsing the haircare aisle looking for a replacement conditioner and shampoo. The range had quite a few different fragrances to choose from; Apple & Aloe Vera, Coconut & Almond Milk, Tea Tree & Mint and the Raspberry & Pomegranate that I bought. Each bottle was just 80 pence, and is a whopping 500ml in size.
The Raspberry and Pomegranate conditioner is quite a runny and liquid conditioner, and it's a lovely opaque pearly pink colour - a bit like a raspberry milkshake. It states that it's suitable for all hair types. It comes in a clear bottle so that you can see how much conditioner is left, the bottle has a flip top lid, and it's comfortable to hold onto and squeeze whilst in the shower with wet soapy hands.
As with all conditioners the directions for use are simple; after shampooing apply conditioner and massage through the hair, rinse thoroughly. I always use an absolutely huge dollop of any conditioner, and so I always get through two bottles of conditioner to every one bottle of shampoo. Because this is quite a runny conditioner I find it easier to apply the conditioner to my hair in two smaller dollops rather than the one huge one, I massage the first smaller dollop through my hair, and then I apply the second and massage that one through.
I find that this conditioner is a little bit fiddly to apply to my longish hair in the shower as it is quite a liquid conditioner, I normally prefer a thicker conditioner as it seems to 'stick' to my hair a bit more and therefore is easier to apply. I always leave this in my hair for a good 15 minutes or so, as I wash and condition my hair first in the shower, and then do all the other things such as; having a shower, using a body scrub, shaving my legs, etc, and then I rinse this off whilst I rinse my shower gel off. Admittedly most of it has kind of slid out of my hair by this point though! This rinses out well, very quickly and easily, and thoroughly.
Once I get out of the shower my hair is easy enough to comb through after using this conditioner, I still have the odd tangle, but nothing too major. Once my hair is dry it definitely feels and looks very healthy and clean, and it is nice and soft and shiny after using this conditioner. I also find my hair to be just as easy to style after using this conditioner.
This smells gorgeous, really fruity and fresh. I would say that I can probably only smell the raspberries in this, not the pomegranates though, and there's also a slightly creamy undertone to this too - making it more of a raspberry ice-cream or milkshake kind of fragrance. Disappointingly I don't find that the gorgeous fruity fragrance lingers in my hair for very long, maybe only for an hour or so after I've washed it. I do normally like the fragrance of my conditioner and shampoo to linger in my hair for the rest of the day, but I don't suppose I should really complain for the low price of this conditioner.
Overall I'm happy enough with this conditioner for the very low price. I think that like most conditioners this works best with the matching shampoo, and I would probably buy this again. I'm hesitating slightly due to the fairly liquid consistency of the conditioner, as for me it wasn't the easiest conditioner to use, but on balance I probably would actually buy this again. I'll also probably try out other fragrances in the range too.
I previously used to alternate between the big three supermarkets due to living right in the middle of them all, however since moving to this home I now to tend to shop almost exclusively at Tesco, except for the rare occasions I shop online. Whilst in there picking up some shower gel recently, I noticed that they had a 3 for 2 offer on shampoos and conditioners, and picked up 2 bottles of the shampoo, and one of conditioner.
I was attracted primarily by the vibrant bright pink colour of the shampoo, though the conditioner is more of a pearly pink colour - it isn't as vibrant, but it still looks lovely and girly. You can see the shampoo through the clear pink packaging, which is a rather simple bottle design, with a flip up cap at the top, under which is a small hole allowing the dispensing of the conditioner.
In the bottle, it looks like it is going to be quite thick, but when it came to pouring it out I found more came out than I was expecting, which was a little frustrating, since you can't put the excess back in the bottle - I ended up running the excess down my legs, instead of shaving foam - it worked a treat. However, most people, me included, buy conditioner for the hair - so how did it perform?
Well, it wasn't great at lathering up. Maybe this was because I'd actually washed my hair ten minutes ago, and then got distracted by a rude bit in the book I was reading, to hadn't started with wet enough hair. At least, that would have been an excuse the first time, but I had the same problem with later uses - I found that to get a good lather going, I had to apply to very wet hair, rub in a little, and then add a little more water! The length of time it took to lather gave me time to appreciate the smell though, which I did enjoy very much - I could certainly smell the raspberry scent, and it was a clean fruity tangy sort of raspberry, rather than the yoghurty kind of smell. If I'm honest, I don't think I've ever sniffed a pomegranate, so I can't really confirm if that scent was there too.
For all the time it takes to lather up, this rinses off nice and easily, though it leaves the scent behind, which I like. And actually, barring the lathering issues I've found it to be a very good conditioner. I have incredibly thick hair, both in terms of individual hair thickness and the sheer amount of it, and I found that unlike many other conditioners, including some that are vastly more expensive, this actually seemed to catch every hair on my hair, making brushing, drying, and styling an absolute dream. My hair doesn't look as dry as it used to, and it also seems to stay cleaner for longer between washes.
At 80p for 500ml, this is a cheap conditioner - but I think it delivers a performance on a par with much more expensive brands. I do think it could do with either a thicker texture or a thinner nozzle as too much leaves the bottle, and I do wish it would lather up better, for which I'm deducting one star!
I'm never brand loyal when it comes to hair products and will more often than not opt for whatever is on offer or a stores own brand. I recently went to my local Tesco for some hair conditioner and spotted their Luscious Conditioner, to be honest it was the colour that caught my eye first but when I spotted it was only 80p for a 500ml bottle I decided to give it a try.
Tesco Luscious Conditioner is sold in a tall clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the pink conditioner inside with a simple flip top lid, I like products that are in clear bottles as you always know how much is left.
The front of the bottle shows the Tesco logo and informs the customer that this is Luscious Conditioner, it contains raspberry and pomegranate extracts and is suitable for all hair types.
The back of the bottle gives all the usual information you would expect to find on a product like this such as ingredients and directions for use. There is also a small statement about the conditioner stating that it contains Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E and has been specially formulated to leave your hair clean, manageable and healthy, it also states that the product has not been tested on animals. All of this is repeated in several languages but the writing is so small its almost impossible to read it.
When I opened the bottle I gave it a quick sniff expecting the conditioner to be sweet and fruity and I was disappointed, although there was a fruity fragrance to the conditioner and there is also a hint of raspberries its quite false and slightly chemical, to be honest it reminded me of a bad penny sweet.
When it came to using the conditioner it is reasonably thick for a cheap product and actually feels quite creamy in your hand. I shampooed my hair and put a good sized blob in my hand, I applied the conditioner to my hair and as I normally do I combed it through. This was when I knew I wasn't going to like the conditioner much, I struggled to comb the conditioner through my hair, it took ages for the tangles to disappear. Once out of the bath I towelled my hair and brushed it, once again this wasn't easy.
Once my hair was dried and styled the smell of the conditioner had gone, and whilst I was pleased about this my hair didn't feel soft or smooth at all and the ends of my hair felt dry it was almost as if I hadn't used a conditioner at all.
I have used cheap conditioner in the past and been pleased with it however with this one I got what I paid for, I wont buy it again.