“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Conditioner „
I personally think that anyone who pays less than 50p for a huge 500ml bottle of hair conditioner is going to be in for ever such a slight disappointment. I usually love Tesco products, and I love their Value range. However, their Value Hair Conditioner is an exception. As I say, it costs a tiny amount, the plastic bottle is huge, so huge in fact, that it's not something you are going to be able to stand up easily in the shower. It has no flip back lid, this bottle comes with a plain and simple screw type lid. It's made of thick but fairly flexible plastic and the bottle itself is white in colour and very plain and fairly unattractive.
I have greasy roots and dry ends to my hair but it also lacks volume, especially now that I have let it grow longer. This conditioner is suitable (apparently) for all hair types - not mine though, it would seem.
I have used this quite a few times now and every time I have used it, I hate that it makes my hair feel so lank and lacking in volume or bounce. I use it just like I do any other type of conditioner. I apply it to my hair after I have washed and rinsed and I tend to avoid the roots, as this is where my hair suffers from grease the most. I can actually feel that it's a really cheap conditioner just as soon as I apply it to my hair. By this, I means that it doesn't actually FEEL like it's doing anything.
Consistency wise, it's thin, white and runny and reminds me of PVA glue my daughter uses to stick her colouring things into her scrap book. It doesn't smell much better, either. It really has a fragrance which is 'not there'. It's non-descript, plain smelling and lacks any smell at all, really. The best way of describing it is to say it has a very mild chemical sort of smell to it, and not something which you really want to use on your hair.
I know I only paid pennies for this conditioner, but even so, I am going to use it all up until it's eventually run out. I am trying to persuade my husband to now use up what is left of it. He doesn't seem to mind as much as I do, but then he has less hair on his head, so less to complain about.
I have used it on my daughter as an alternative to nit solution on one occasion. Instead of using lice shampoo, I applied this cheap conditioner to her hair and combed it through with a nit comb. I suppose it dis come in useful I that respect.
This is not the sort of conditioner you would want to use on a regular basis, It does nothing for my hair in terms of giving it shine, bounce, vitality, and it even lacks the ability to be able to rid the hair of simple tangles.
It's certainly not the best conditioner in the world, but it was cheap - I won't be recommending it any time soon, however.
The Tesco Value conditioner is much better than the shampoo but it still isn't a patch on a decent conditioner and I would rather spend the little bit extra to buy a better one.
The conditioner does offer fantastic value for money because you get a big 500ml bottle of it for only about 50p. There is obviously nothing fancy about the packaging but for that price you wouldn't really expect there to be.
I found that the value shampoo was really harsh but this was the opposite and is fairly mild. It does have a really thin and watery consistency and you could never make the mistake that this was a more expensive conditioner even if it came in more fancy packaging.
It does an ok job of conditioning hair but it is nothing special and would only be suitable for people who didn't have very dry hair as it would be far too mild and not conditioning enough for people who have frizzy dry hair like myself.
I did notice that when I had used this my hair felt ok when wet and it wasn't too tangly or tuggy but when I blow dried it I did notice that my hair was lacking its usual shine and bounce and just looked a little sad and lank.
I wouldn't buy it again but I was glad I tried it because I had always been curious how it would be considering it was so cheap. I did think it was much better than the shampoo but it still wasn't a patch on a decent conditioner. I would use it if it was the only thing available but I would squeeze out the last drops from another bottle before doing that.
One thing that I did use the conditioner for and actually quite liked it for was shaving my legs. Because it was thin it allowed the razor to glide over my legs easily and it also left my skin feeling a little bit more moisturised.
For the money I can't knock this too harshly as it did condition but it felt so unluxurious and thin that I didn't enjoy using it in the slightest and I only used it a couple of times before giving up and going back to another conditioner.
I have already reviewed the shampoo so I thought it only fair and consistent I review Tesco Value Hair Conditioner :) I bought it at the same time as the shampoo, looking to save a bit of cash on my (rather sparse!) beauty regime. The shampoo was far cheaper at 40p for 1 litre, this conditioner set me back 36p for a 500ml bottle, or 72p for a litre - still extremely cheap, however, I'm sure you'll agree.
Much like the shampoo, the packaging is kept to a bare minimum in a plain white thin plastic bottle with removable screw top lid, and a basic Tesco Value logo on the sticker. But you're not paying for the packaging, so that's to be expected.
The Tesco Value Hair Conditioner is, for me, not really up to my usual hair care standards and whilst the bottle did eventually get used it's just not thick and creamy enough for me. I have sensitive skin and whilst I cannot complain about how mild and unperfumed it is, I find that for an extra 64p I can use Johnson's Baby Conditioner from Poundworld and as it's so thick and creamy it will last me just as long and give me better results. The problem for me is that Tesco Value Hair Conditioner just feels so weak and thin, so watery, that you feel like you're using a bottle of conditioner that's run out and you've filled with a bit of water and shaken it, to get the last bits out (remember doing that?!). It's not that pleasant to work into the scalp as it feels to cheap and whilst I appreciate a value product is unlikely to smell of anything other than 'clean', I do prefer a bit of a scent. So for me, I'm afraid it's just a bit too basic.
I won't knock it altogether, though - if you use enough and are OK using it, it's great for occasional use or for those on a budget, no doubt about it. It's perfectly usable, it doesn't cause skin irritation or leave your hair anything other than easily manageable and clean, just that for me I'd rather spend that bit more for a creamier sweet smelling conditioner.
So, overall I'll give it a 2/5 based on my experiences with it because I gave the shampoo a 3/5 and I would rate that higher as it is cheaper and more effective. If you are on a budget then by all means give it a go but overall I'm going to stick with my 2 in 1 and occasional baby conditioner treatment, courtesy of Poundland!
I am a full time student who has been living away from the parental home for about 4 years and I am only too familiar with how difficult it can be to make money last during my student years. I still like to treat myself but lack of money makes it almost impossible to do so.
However when I'm faced with the option to sacrifice certain items in order to afford the nicer things in life, this conditioner has been a great help in saving those pennies. It measures at 500ml at approximately 50p per bottle (I've noticed that in some stores the price varies, I've found some for 51p, 53p and 56p).
The conditioner isn't as thick as leading products but it certainly isn't of watery consistency - it's pretty good quality considering it's price. The fragrance is pretty none descript - it isn't overpowering but it's also nothing special, but leaves your hair smelling and feeling fresh and pleasant.
I also like to use this conditioner as an alternative to shaving cream - since it is so cheap I can use as much as I want when I'm shaving my legs, makes your skin feel super smooth.
For anyone who is familiar with hair dyes such as directions, crazy colour and scream - this is ideal to use with these sorts of dyes as I like to dilute my dark purple dye to a pale pastel lilac to save money on the dyes and make them last much, much longer, beats using expensive conditioner.
The newest design for the tesco value range makes the products look more appealing sitting in your bathroom rather than the picture shown for this review which looks pretty bland and basic. I highly recommend using this conditioner as it is surprisingly great quality for how little the product costs and does the job just as well as expensive ones. Though I wouldn't keep the conditioner as a regular every day one (when my budget allows it) I do like to keep them handy for every time I dye my hair, or even travelling - since I am incredibly forgetful I end up forgetting my toiletries at friends and families houses - so it won't hurt me losing a bottle and buying another!
I have very sensitive scalp and over the past year or two I have tried numerous shampoo and conditioner products only to find that within weeks of using them that my scalp becomes itchy and sore once again. This means that my hair ends up looking greasy quicker too and because of this I am always on the look out for something new that is going to be kind to my hair without costing a fortune. Recently I decided that I would give this Tesco Everyday Value (previously Value) hair conditioner a try, I paid just 24p for a 500ml bottle that I have been using at home for a few weeks now.
This conditioner is packaged and made cheaply and this does show from the look of the bottle. This comes in a plastic peach coloured bottle with a large white chunky plastic screw top lid. The whole thing looks cheap but I don't expect anything more for the low price that I paid.
The conditioner itself is peach and almost matches the colour of the bottle. The consistency is quite thick yet this moves quite fast so I can quickly pour out the amount of conditioner that I need. I find that a large amount that fills half of the palm of my hand is enough to run through my full length of hair. I have quite long hair that runs down to the middle of my back now and so I do need quite a lot of conditioner to run through it. I concentrate the application on the roots and tips to ensure that my hair is hopefully as knot free as possible. I would say that I use a little more of this than some other conditioners and this is mainly because this is cheap and I know that I can still get a good few weeks of conditioning out of this for just 24p.
This conditioner coats my hair very well. I find it simple to apply and it sticks to my hair quite thoroughly meaning I have to use one hand to hold the shower head and one hand to run through my hair when washing this conditioner off. As soon as I start to wash this off I can notice a difference in the feel of my hair. My hair feels soft and smooth before I've even finished rinsing off the conditioner and it takes a good minute or two before every trace of conditioner is gone.
Once I have washed my hair and I start to dry it I always brush my hair through first to remove any knots or tangles. There were actually quite a few tangles in my hair still and it was a little painful brushing them out. This is not something that normally happens to me and I did have to take a few minutes to brush my hair as gentle as possible to avoid breaking hair or causing split ends.
In all I am going to give this conditioner 3/5. It was cheap, it helped soften my hair BUT it did not leave my hair free of tangles and if anything my hair was more tangled, much more, after my shower and I spent several minutes longer than normal brushing my hair out before blow drying it. This is not something I need and perhaps I'd be better to spend more on a conditioner that doesn't leave tangles behind just so I can have more time for myself in the morning when getting ready for work. Another use for this conditioner, if not for hair, is for shaving your legs and it works quite well for this purpose and is cheap too.
My daughter has really long hair and we always use a 2 in 1 shampoo on her hair but if she needs to have her hair looking nice for something special like a day out or photos I will put some extra conditioner on her hair and this one was recommended to me.
The product as the name would suggest is from Tesco and is no longer part of the Value range as this has been made obsolete so is now part of Tescos everyday range. The conditioner costs 24p for a 500ml bottle which is by any terms fantastic value.
The bottle is made of a kind of frosted plastic so you can see the colour of the conditioner inside but the bottle isn't totally see through, the product is now a peach colour since it has changed to the everyday range. There is a simple label on the front of the bottle stating the Tesco name, the name of the range and the name of the product and there is a white screw top on of the bottle. I prefer conditioner bottles to have flip top lid as I forgot to unscrew it before I get wet and soapy which never helps.
To use the conditioner obviously you remove the screw top cap however there is no little hole underneath to pour the conditioner from just an open bottle which means that you are likely to pour out more than you would however it this price it doesn't matter and of course it's little things like this that keep the costs down. The conditioner is pretty runny so you do find that it runs from your hands if you don't apply it pretty quickly but once you are aware of that it's not really an issue.
I first used this conditioner on my daughters hair which was what I had bought it for and found it was easy to move through her hair and then it washed out very easily. I found the conditioner has a slightly fruity smell but wasn't very strong, after using this my daughters hair was lovely and soft and easy to comb through so I was impressed with the product.
As I was impressed how good this was on my daughters hair I gave it a go on my hair, my hair is long too but is also thick where as Sophie's hair is just a normal thickness. I found this went on easily and washed out easily and my hair was nice and soft however it tangled quite easily so I don't use it on my hair anymore however I have found it is perfect for shaving my legs and much cheaper than shaving foam.
I will and have bought this product again but only for my daughters use and my legs, if you have normal hair it is great but not so good on thick hair.
Review of Tesco Value Conditioner
As with most major supermarkets, Tesco have their own range of own brand products aimed at the budget end of the market. This range covers a huge range of products in virtually all sections of the supermarket. The subject of the review is part of the Tesco Value budget range.
Presented in a tall round bottle this conditioner is simply packaged and is definitely a no frills type of product. The Tesco Value packging is now different to the Dooyoo picture, Tesco have abandoned their old red and blue design for a more up to date style.
All product details, ingredients and instructions for use are printed on the reverse of the bottle. The conditioner is marketed as an everyday product, suitable for all hair types. The pink coloured conditioner is accessed through a simple screw topped lid. There is no need to squeeze the bottle, although the conditioner is fairly thick in texture, it is easy to pour out.
The scent is a lovely fresh fragrance; it is almost powdery and vaguely soapy. I love the scent, it is really pleasant. The conditioner cost just 24p for a huge 500ml, making it a fraction of the price of branded conditioners.
Directions for use are pretty standard, apply to shampooed hair, leave a few minutes and rinse off with plenty of fresh water.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
This conditioner is excellent! I have waist length, deeply wavy hair which has a mind of its own. My hair tangles easily and is prone to become frizzy. Tesco Value Conditioner tames my hair easily, leaving no heaviness or greasy residue as I have experienced with some brands of conditioner. The product rinses out very well and my hair feels smooth and manageable after use. The dreaded tangles are also reduced after using this.
At 24p I would recommend this product to others, it is so cheap that I consider it is worth trying, after all, if you don't like it, you have not wasted too much money.
I mentioned this conditioner to my daughter who has two girls with long hair. She told me that she already uses it, mainly for a combing conditioner used when treating the younger child for head lice. She says it works incredibly well when used for this purpose.
To conclude I will continue to buy this excellent hair conditioner and recommend it to other consumers.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 July 2012
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Trying to save a few pennies because of mothers day coming up, then Easter I have opted for buying some cheaper products, and have started buying Tescos own brands the value ones to save a bit.
This conditioner for a large bottle containing 500mls of conditioner is only 24pence and thats a real bargain as far as im aware.
It is a creamy thick orangy colour and ive been using this product for quite a while now. I have dry hair and it is shoulder length, after shampooing I put a large handfull of this Conditioner all over my hair paying particular attention to the roots and scalp which mine tends to become dry very easily. I leave it on for a few minutes, to give it a chance to do its job, and I am always very happy with the results it gives every time.
It leaves my hair feeling very soft and manageable, and im happy with the results because it is a cheap product that you wouldnt expect to work well, but it does do the same job as many of the more expensive bottles.
I buy this and pour it into a large expensive container which had conditioner in it before, and when my grandaughter did her hair, she said the Conditioner was good, i didnt tell her it was Tescos own cheap brand and she was impressed too.
I will continue buying this conditioner, it is very good and does the job perfectly.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
My hair was beginning to look a little bit tired. I hadn't had it cut for a couple of months and since then I had dyed it a few times. Therefore because it is a few weeks until my hairdresser is next paying a visit I wondered what I could do in the mean time.
I decided I had two choices, either buy an intensive masque which generally retail for around £1 a sachet or buy a bottle of conditioner, apply it all onto my hair and leave it to work its magic for a few minutes. I decided to do the latter simply because my hair is quite long and very thick and I would have probably needed a few of the sachets.
I went to my local Tescos to find some conditioner. I was going to opt for a medium brand but when I saw this on the shelf I decided to give this a go instead. I paid 24p for a 500ml bottle, at this price if it didnt work I really couldnt complain!
The bottle has changed since Dooyoo added their picture. The bottle is still the same shape with the same lid but the product inside is now a peachy colour and the label has had a redesign, now showing a lady with long hair.
When it came to using the conditioner I found it simple to open the screw top lid even with wet hands. When the lid is off, the bottle just needs to be poured to get the conditioner out, there is no small hole to squeeze it out of like you would with most conditioners.
I poured a large amount into my hands to apply to my hair. I found it was very runny and a lot of it actually fell out of my hands. I found this every time I poured the conditioner and in the end even though half of the bottle was actually gone I expect about a quarter of the bottle was on my hair. The conditioner had a subtle fresh smell.
Rinsing the conditioner out was easy and when I combed my hair the comb glided through and there were no knots at all which is very strange for my hair! After drying it I was surprised at how soft it was and the overall appearance of my hair was much better. Even though I used this conditioner 4 days ago and have washed my hair in between it still feels very soft and looks shiny.
I think the reason this conditioner worked well is because I used a fair bit on my hair and left it to work for 5 minutes. Therefore, if you are willing to do this then I would recommend this conditioner. I dont think it would work so well if you applied a small amount and then rinsed it straight out. However, for this price you can use a lot of the product. Recommended.
This product isnt too bad, especially being a value product. It has a nice smell and texture. I found it ok to use but not on a daily basis. My hair was a little fly-away after using it which is why I could only use it 2days at a time. I found that I needed to use quite a lot of it to make my hair work-able.But probably the best value product I've used.
My mum loves a lot of the Tesco Value products and she buys a few new things to try each shopping trip, I laughed when she showed me this bottle of Tesco Value Conditioner because it looks proper naff with the cheapo packaging and when she said it was only 31p for a big 500ml bottle I had to sit down for laughing so much!
It turns out I was the stupid one because this conditioner isn't actually all that bad! It took me WEEKS to try it because I was convinced it was going to be rubbish but when I did I was shocked at how decent the conditioner is.
It doesn't smell brilliant, it's a weird orange colour and just smells creamy but that doesn't bother me because by the time I've used my hair spray and hair masks the smell of my shampoo and conditioner doesn't come through all that good anyway.
You have to use quite a bit of the conditioner for it to have any effect on your hair, but with the cheap price that doesn't matter and because it comes in such a big bottle using a hand full each time doesn't make the bottle disappear too quick. It's easy to spread through your hair and even though it's quite a thin conditioner it doesn't drip out of your hair and all over the bath like I thought it was going to.
I leave it in my hair for about 4 mins and it's dead easy to rinse out under the shower, it doesn't actually get the tangles out of your hair like more expensive conditioners but I can tell my hair is deffo a bit softer after I've used this conditioner compared to not using a conditioner at all. I think if you've got trouble with your hair and need a strong conditioner then this one isn't going to be any good for you, but people like me who just use a bit of conditioner to get a bit more softness going on then it's fine.
For the price I don't think you can moan much. Personal I'd rather use a bigger brand name even though it's going to be a lot more expensive, conditioner isn't a MAJOR purchase of mine anyway and most bottles I buy are under £2.00 so it doesn't seem worth the savings of buying this one.
For people who are watching their cash this is well worth buying to try, like I said if you need a heavy duty conditioner then this one deffo won't be strong enough for you but for 31p it's deffo worth a try.
Recommended..... if you can't afford anything else!!!
I think this product must have changed since the other reviewer submitted their review, because mine is the total opposite and I thought that it was a pretty good product for the price.
Tesco value is Tesco's cheapest food brand. It is their most basic food brand. Usually, a supermarkets basic brand is fairly high quality products, it's just that packaging it very plain and sometimes the product is sold in a larger size so that you are bulk buying and saving in that way. I find Tesco's value range is pretty good compared to some. I have had the odd few products that weren't up to standard, but overall, most of the items have been of a very high quality and almost as good as a luxury brand.
I brought this hair conditioner when out shopping last week. Hair treatments can be very expensive and I am constantly trying to lower my spending and simplify my budget. One way I have of treating my hair cheaply is to cover it with conditioner for a couple of hours and then rinse it off before washing my hair. It makes my hair feel really moisturised and is a great way of keeping long hair in a good condition. The trouble is, you can use quite a lot so I don't use expensive conditioners because it seems so wasteful.
When I brought this conditioner, the first time I used it as I described above. However after using it just once I found that the conditioner was so thick and of such a good quality that I started to use is a lot of the time. Don't get me wrong, this is not a top quality conditioner, and if I'm going somewhere nice or out at the weekend I will use a more expensive, better quality one. I have to wash my hair almost everyday because I have quite greasy hair, so using this saves me a fortune and for the price (24p) I think it is very good quality and does the job.
It's also for great for shaving. I used to cut my legs all the time when shaving, then an aunt gave me a tip. Put a small amount of conditioner over your legs, just to coat them, and then shave. The razor glides over the skin, doesn't cut and leaves your skin feeling really soft. Again, you wouldn't want to use an expensive conditioner for this, but this one is ideal.
It has a very thick consistency and a really nice, clean floral smell. The packaging is very plain, but who cares at this kind of price!
My wife was making cut backs and she bought this conditioner to try as we are now on a budget and trying to use the lower brands of products when we see them and try them to see if they suit us or not, and so she saw this one for only 31p for a 500ml bottle from the Tesco Value range.
The bottle is plastic with a screw top and inside it is a very runny liquid, it is very watery and once applied to the hair it tends to run off almost straight away, it runs down the hair and onto the face area, and the shower is full of it as it really is watery.
It does a little of the job but not very good and considering the price I guess it is probably what is expected but I also tended to have to keep pushing the conditioner away from the eyes, it does not tend to stay in one place, like usual ones do.
It does have a nice fragrance to it and the hair feels soft after it is rinsed in the normal way, and my wife has long hair and used it and it just ran all the way down the hair for her too but it does rinse off fine.
I would not say it can be massaged into the hair very easily, as it is far too runny for my liking.
The only good thing about this product is the smell and the bottle can be recycled that is all in my opinion, although it does work, it is not for us, I would rather buy a branded one or go for the middle brands in hair conditioners in the future, but we tried it and it did not work for us but it may be perfectly fine for you.
I do not recommend this product at all and I rarely think badly of a lower brand nowadays as some are excellent value for money and I guess for 31p I did not lose much.
I rate it 1 star
I thought I would give this Tesco Value conditioner a try as I am always keen to try the real bargains in the value ranges to see if they are any good as you can really save a lot of money just by down branding! Now when I do my monthly shop online the first thing I do is to go through all 680+ of the "value" products to get as much as I can off my list from here.
For a mere 31p you get a decent sized (500ml) bottle of orange coloured conditioner. The bottle is now more see through than that shown in the photo, which is handy as you can see how much of the product you have used and when to buy more. The top is a screw off white plastic top which is very chunky and roundy. I like the design of the bottle, but the screw off top is a little odd as I am so used to flip top squeezy conditioners. At least with the open lid, you can pour excess back into the bottle without too much of a problem if you tip too much out.
When you take the top off, it only takes a mild squeeze of the bottle to pour some of the conditioner out. It smells a bit like bubble bath and has a bit fo a rose-type scent which is quite mild and not overpowering. It is the consistency of custard- a bit thinner than normal conditioners feel in your hand.
I have now been using this for a few weeks and my hair feels normal- it is soft and is shiny. I normally buy something like gliss or V05 or one of the £1 a bottle conditioners that are normally on offer in the supermarket. So to go from one of these £1 bottles to a 31p conditioner I have not noticed any major difference.
The only thing I have noticed is when you wash off this conditioner, it washes off very easily and does not leave a residue on your hair like some conditioners can. My hair is jaw length so I cannot say how this would be if you have very long hair, but for the price, I would recommend you try it- you could always alternate using this with using your other conditioners so your normal bottle would last longer (just an idea..).
In the past I have used asda's smart price conditioner and after a month of use I found my hair was getting static all the time which was annoying as as soon as I brushed my hair it would be sticking to my face! This stopped after I stopped using the cheap conditioner- and I have not yet had a repeat of this with this Tesco conditioner but it is still quite early, so if this does happen again I will update my review.
This is why I am holding back and only giving this three stars as for the price it is good, but I cannot see myself buying it every single month. I think I will buy it on alternate months. I have not noticed a difference but on the flip side, it has not made my hair feel superb...but for the price I did not expect anything sensational!
I have not listed all the ingredients as it is a conditioner and I highly doubt the list of ingredients will mean a great deal to most readers. If you are interested the product details can be found on the Tesco website.