“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Conditioner / Hair type: damaged hair / What it does: moisturizes „
Body Shop Amlika Leave In Conditioner
I have been using this product for about a year now, as my hair started going all dry and horrible, which is probably due to heat styling, but since I have cut down on this, the dryness is still there, which makes me really regret wreking my previous bouncy ringlety locks, now I have waves, but ALWAYS have dry ends, whatever I do.
I decided to look for something to use in the body shop as I always found their products to be quite good and I didnt want to put lots of chemicals on my hair, and they are famed for being natural.
Anyway, I described my hair woes to the shop assistant and she recommened this product for dry hair - intense moisturisation with amlika berry extract to add shine, said the bottle. This sounded great and I looked forward to some added shine and life into my limp hair.
Every day for the past year I have been applying this to my just out of the shower towel dried hair. I use about 3 or 4 squirts as I have longer than shoulder length hair. I rub it into my hair especially the ends and then style as usual.
Although this product does not make my hair magically smooth and amazing etc, I do find it adds some oomph and shine to my hair, and when i use it (most of the time) people comment on how shiny and soft my hair can be. On the odd days I don't use it, I think my hair looks dull and lifeless, which I don't think is a coincedence.
I also think that it detangles my naturally curly hair, which all curly girls know is a BIG plus :)
The liquid itself is a off white creamy liqudy substance, and when on your hair has no apparent smell, however when I smelt it up close the other day, it didn't really smell that good at all really, but this doesn't matter as you don't smell it really on your hair and it is not a unpleasant smell if any.
The product is around about £5 for 100ml give or take a pound or so, as I said i bought it so long ago I can't remember! This may sound pricey for 100ml, but as I've been using it nearly every day for a year thats quite good (it's a concentrate so not much is needed) It also has a good pump that makes sure not too much comes out at once or anything.
I would recommend this to people who suffer from dry or knotty hair as I think it does improve the quality and shine of your hair overall. I need a new one soon, and I'm contemplating trying something different, but only for a change - but if I don't find anything this is a pretty good option. Buy it exculsively in Body Shop.
been using amlika leave in conditioner since 2002. it's pleasant to use, non greasy on the hand and hair and really value for money - one bottle can last for a long time. makes my hair soft, shiny and detangled. use on towel-dried hair, one or two pumps are enough for shoulder-length hair. more if your hair is longer. so far, i've used up 2 bottles...goes to show how much you can save. The best thing about it is that it's not greasy, something that i really look for in conditioner.
THE PRODUCT: A light, easy to use conditioner that leaves hair soft and shiney and (if you blow dry) with added body. I find it detangles hair wonderfully, and stops my it from getting static and frizzy. And apparently it helps protects hair from heat styling damage, dryness and colour fading, plus it contains sunscreen to help protect against UV damage - which I found was particularly good in summer. Amlika - an extract from an Indian berry, conditions and improves managability. A pale and creamy conditioner, that's silky to the touch. The smell is a delicate aroma that's difficult to describe, it's subdued and citrus-ish. very pleasant. It's packaged in a small 100ml sized pump action bottle. The pump makes it's easy to measure out how much of the product to use - better than pouring it out and guessing. USE: After shampooing hair, towel dry. Rub a SMALL amount between your palms or fingertips and apply on the lower body of your hair, paying special attention to the tips of your hair (gotta beat those split ends right?!). DO NOT RINSE!!!! Dry and style as usual. The important thing to remember is A Little Goes A Long Way! Use it sparingly - you don't need a lot! 2 pumps for short hair and 5 for long will suffice. I have shoulder length hair and use 3 pumps. As long as you don't over load your hair with the conditioner it will feel soft & shiney, to much will result in greasy lank hair. You might think it pricy at about £4.00 for 100ml, but as the bottle states, it's a concentrate and should last as long as a standard 250ml bottle of condtioner. I think it's very good value for money (not only because it's a concentrate - but because at The Body Shop what you're really paying for is the Fair Trade / Against Animal Cruelty work ethic) and used properly will result in nice soft hair.
An intensely moisturising and softening leave-in conditioner that helps to put softness back into dry, tired and damaged hair /