“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Conditioner / What it does: Smoothes, „
I recently had my hair cut in a hair salon, this cost me a lot of money but it was worth it as my hair looks the best it has done in a long time. When they washed my hair they used a tea tree shampoo and conditioner which instantly felt different to the usual I have used in the past, it gave a slight tingling and felt nice, my hair felt so soft and I was really happy with it. I then decided to look out for some on my next shop. There were a few different types of tee tree conditioners on offer so I decided to try the cheapest one which was the tesco one. I flipped the lid up and gave it a quick sniff and was really pleased with the smell so I dropped it in my trolly. I wasnt expecting amazing results as it was cheap and not of "salon quality".
I paid only 88p for a huge 750ml bottle of greeb coloured conditioner. I believe this is a great price considering all of the other brands were way too pricey for me and this had far more content in the bottle.
The bottle doesnt look particulary nice but it will do! On the front it just says smooth conditioner, Tea Tree for all hair types. It is simple but slightly off putting if you havn't tried any tesco products before. Other brands have a lot of writing and detail on the front, this is just a simple design. The back of the bottle says "a conditioner for everyday use which has been specially formulated with natural extract to help leave your hair feeling soft, healthy and manageable. The lid id green and rather flimsy, I have managed to break the top off so that the cap will not close now. It is very cheaply made and the plastic is very thin. Do not try and pick this up using the lid as it may snap and break. Overall the bottle is nothing special and pretty cheaply made, Not the best I have seen in my bathroom!
Did it work?:
I have used this for well over a month now and I am starting to dislike it now. When I first used it I was happy with it, the smell was great and it worked through my hair very easily. After a while I have noticed that my hair isnt in the best condition it could be, its a little dry and dull. I recently used some of my girlfriends herbal essences condiotioner and my hair felt nicer after just the one use of that. This stuff is great to use on occasions when you want nice smelling hair and a different smell, but using is everyday isnt the best for your hair and could dry it out. I am still going to finish the bottle but I can't see myself ever buying the tesco tea Tree conditioner again. The good points are that it lasts a hell of a long time! The current bottle I have has lasted over 4 weeks and I am just under half way through the bottle. I am beginning to wonder if it is a never ending bottle of conditioner. My hair does feel slightly softer after using this but I dont feel a real difference in my hair if I use this conditioner or just shampoo. Its not got that wow facter. I also don't like the fact that this Tea tree conditoiner doesn't make your scalp tingle! I will have to look out for a conditioner that can tingle my scalp. Overall I probably wouldn't recommend you try this, maybe spend a little more money and get yourself a better product for your money. If you don't like this you are stuck with a huge bottle to use up!
I am going to be giving this Tea Tree conditioner a 2 star rating. I wasnt the best I have ever used and I am a little dissapointed with it. It is just a cheap conditioner that doesn't really do much for me. I would however recommend that you try the tesco apple shampoo and conditioner, these work really well and smell great too! Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped you make your mind up on choosing your next conditioner, maybe avoid this. Thanks again. Josh
I have never felt the need for using expensive hair conditioners. I need to use a fair amount when I wash my hair as it is about shoulder length, very thick, and curly. I have always looked for a fairly cheap one that smells nice, as when I have used more expensive ones, I haven't felt my hair looks that different.
This one was a budget purchase, coming in at 88p for 750ml. This is about 12p per 100ml, and is absolutely bargainous. The other tea tree conditioner I spotted was alberto balsam's version, which comes in at 25p per 100ml.
The bottle is a little on the large side really. It is about as tall as the TRESemmé bottles I have tried in the past, although not quite as chunky. This meant that while I was using this one, it kind of had to live out on the window sill next to the bath rather than being in a cupboard. This didn't bother me too much as we leave a lot of products out while in use.
The packaging is quite plain. The clear plastic bottle has minimal labelling, and a flip top lid. It was a bit heavy at first, but fine to use in the shower.
The product has a lovely light green colour, and the smell is a pleasant low level of mint rather than the blast you can get from shampoos that contain tea tree oil. It is not overly thick, but it is thick enough to not run out of your hand when using it. I found it complemented well with the tea trea shampoo I use from Alberto Balsam.
I am the only member of the household to use conditioner. My sons and husband all have cropped short hair, so only use shampoo. Even with me using a good palmful of this conditioner every time, it literally lasted months. The only time I used it otherwise was when my sons picked up nits. I found it was exceptionally good for using to comb the pests out.
My hair would be really soft and not knotty after using it. I did begin to notice some problems with it though. My scalp is very prone to getting a thick layer to it which is not dandruff, but not quite cradle cap. It is usually a manageable condition when I use tea tree products so I notice the odd flake of thick skin in my hair, but not on my scalp. I was finding that after a few days, the top of my head particularly towards the front of my scalp was not only itchy, but covered in a thick patch of flaky skin. This was happening every few days. I only realised that this conditioner was aggravating me after swapping conditioner brands. I at first thought I hadn't washed it out properly, so spent longer rinsing my hair, but it wasn't the case. I am actually washing my hair less often now I've swapped brands of conditioner, as I was scratching so much it was making a real mess.
So, while I quite like this product, and it is certainly cheap enough for someone to try and see what they think, I sadly will not be repurchasing due to the aggravation to my scalp. This bottle really was excellent value for money, and the product itself was effective and pleasant to use, but for some reason it was too aggravating to my skin.