Being an ex employee of The Body Shop, I have always been an avid user of their products. Before I discovered the outlet store, I used to use the olive shampoo/conditioner, mainly for the smell and it made my hair really shiny! So on going to my local outlet, I found the Banana shampoo and conditioner. I was a little cautious as sometimes they can be really strong smelling when they are fruit smelling, but this made me actually want to eat it...no lie, I was tempted to try!
The conditioner is in the same size bottle as the shampoo (some companies give you less conditioner sometimes!) and is filled to the same amount. It has a clear bottle with black plastic flip lid. Now when I am in the bath and have wet hands, sometimes its a little fiddly to open (or if I have cut my nails), and when squeezing the bottle, it can sometimes require a bit of a shake to move the conditioner down. Other than that it has simple but effective packaging, and its great that it has a clear bottle, so you can see exactly how much is left! The packaging is also recyclable, which is good.
The conditioner itself it fairly thick, but smooth. It literally feels like you have mushed up some bananas and honey and put it on your hair! The smell made my mouth water, however, I did have to use a little bit more than usual. I have shoulder length, thick wavy hair, and have to use quite a bit. I leave it on for a couple of minutes to set in and when it gets washed off, your hair feels lovely! I am using it with the banana shampoo at the moment, and am really happy with it. The only draw back is that as my hair is fairly dry on the ends (growing out bleach!), it doesn't quite quench it 100%, although it does feel very soft and managable.
Browsing the Body Shop's website with a coupon in hand and not really knowing what I want (as you do), and then, BANANA CONDITIONER?? I was instantly sold! What could any banana lover want more than having their hair smell like bananas?! Considering the price of everything else in the Body Shop, I knew I wouldn't be getting much for the price, but I just had to try it!
This banana conditioner comes in your average plastic, transparent bottle with a flip-cap lid, and the usual fair trade labelling the Body Shop promotes onto its products. You get a total of 250ml of banana-ry goodness for £4.50. Pricey you say? Well I'd have to agree with you there! I'm the sort of person who would debate spending £4.50 on a conditioner twice the size. But with this, there's no time for debating. If you're enthralled by the novelty of a hair product made with bananas, then you'll no doubt end up whipping this up anyway. This conditioner is one of their best-selling products, and for good reason. Not only is this made of bananas but it also contains fair-trade honey. An ingredient known for its healthy hair benefits. Plus, despite being traditionally fruity, it isn't too sweet. Nor does it have that 'artificial' smell that a lot of fruity products seem to contain.
Next time you take a trip to the Body Shop (or make sure you do. Online really doesn't have quite the same effect), pick up a bottle, open up the lid and smell. If I was to give my review in one sentance, it would be that. Seriously, once the banana aroma hits your nose, you'll wonder how you've never bought this before. You'll probably also think the same thing that many before you have, 'This smells so good I kind of want to eat it'. Yes ladies, (and the fruity loving men out there..) this banana conditioner truly does smell good enough to eat! And why shouldn't it? What girl doesn't want their hair smelling THAT good?
So it smells amazing, but what does it do for your hair? Well obviously this is a hard question to answer, because lets face it, everyone is different. For me I find this to be really good at leaving my hair feeling soft. It leaves my hair looking shiny and even manages to condition the dry ends quite well. Having said that, I do use this in a slightly different way to how I'd normally use conditioner. The first few times I did leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it out, but then I wondered how long the banana smell would last if I didn't wash it out. This might seem a little strange, but I actually prefer it that way, I find it to work better. Of course I make sure to avoid applying any to my roots, but this is easily done by flipping my hair upside down. And then it becomes a moisturiser for my hair :)
Another good point about this conditioner, is despite the small size, it does last quite a while. This obviously does depend on whether you are someone who must wash their hair everyday, or who uses hanfuls of conditioner. For an amount twice the size of a 10p, I manage to thoroughly coat my long hair a few times a week, and have one bottle last at least a month or two.
The only real downside I can think of to this, is that the strong banana smell doesn't last that long after washing. You do still have a hint of it if you actually hold your hair to your nose, or occasionally throuout the day. Otherwise it smells good, just not a really obvious banana smell. This was a bit of a let down at first but it was the only downside, and a minor one at that. The pros certainly outweigh the cons and so I can't see me liking another conditoner more than this one. I haven't purchased the banana shampoo so I can't comment on how the two work together, but alone this conditioner is brilliant.
And so my parting comment would be, if you're even slightly thinking of trying this, just do it. I know £4.50 is a lot for a conditioner, but it's worth it. If after reading through plenty of good reviews still doesn't convince you, go and have a smell. Then your nose can decide for you. You would be bananas not to buy it at least once!
Body shop banana shampoo
On a recent visit to The Body Shop, I bought the banana shampoo and conditioner, mainly because I liked the smell.
The conditioner will apparently condition hair (obviously) and leave it soft and tangle free. I like the tangle free promise because often my hair feels and looks way too raggy after washing and conditioning, so if this claim is true then it's good enough for me.
The conditioner comes in a 100% recycled bottle containing 250ml of the stuff and costs £4.50. there are no other sizes available but given that not a lot of the product is needed to make hair feel soft a larger bottle would just last way too long.
The conditioner itself, as expected, is yellow in colour and it really does smell of banana, as does the shampoo. It's a nice thick consistency and because of this the bottle does have to be given a squeeze to get the stuff out. I find that a couple of squeezes gives the right amount of conditioner for my hair which is slightly longer than shoulder length.
To use the conditioner, hair should be washed and rinsed thoroughly and then the conditioner applied. I tend to apply it only to the ends of my hair and not to the scalp as I find with any conditioner this can make my hair look and feel less clean. It feels nice and smoothing when applied to hair and although it doesn't lather up like a shampoo it does feel creamy and as though it is conditioning my hair. When I come to rinse it out of my hair, I find that it is relatively easy to rinse out especially given that it is such a thick and creamy conditioner.
I bought the shampoo and conditioner in this range and have used them both together for some time now, and have really noticed a difference in the condition and the cleanliness of my hair. The shampoo gets my hair really clean and then using this conditioner really does leave my hair soft and tangle free but without it being fly away. It smells good but not overly fruity, and although it leaves my hair smelling clean I'm not left smelling like a fruit bowl.
Recommended conditioner especially when used with the shampoo.
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I received this and the matching shampoo from my sister who said she just couldn't get on with it. As she had only used it once both bottles were nearly full and as I love receiving free beauty products I couldn't wait to try them out especially as I had never used either of them before.
Like the matching shampoo this contains real banana puree and it is also a yellow colour and looks really nice and eye catching. It really reminds me of the shampoos and conditioners available at Lush.
It comes in a plastic bottle and for £4.50 you get 250ml of conditioner. This is definitely more than I would pay for a daily conditioner but I wouldn't mind paying it for a treat now and again.
The conditioner has the same gorgeous smell as the shampoo. It is banana flavoured but it isn't too sweet or sickly and the added ingredients make it much more palatable for people who maybe aren't so keen on banana. I personally love the small of banana but I have used things before with fresh banana in them and didn't like the smell as it was too sweet and slightly rotting smelling and this is just lovely and creamy.
The consistency of this is lovely and you can tell it isn't some cheap high street brand as it is lovely and thick and spreads really well through hair.
After leaving it on for a couple of minutes and just enjoying the fragrance you then wash it off. This didn't leave my hair feeling heavy or greasy and I really liked how even when my hair was wet I could tell it was tangle free and not clumping together.
When my hair was dry it felt lightweight and conditioned and manageable without being flyaway and frizzy. My hair wasn't greasy while using this and although shiny my hair still felt like it had plenty of body to it.
I went a bit mad and used the shampoo and conditioner every day because I like the smell so much to the point where I actually started to get sick of it. I only used the last of each a week or so ago and as I had left some time in between using them I had forgotten just how nice the smell was and how much I enjoyed using it. It really leaves hair smelling fresh for the whole day and even at night my hair smelt lovely.
As a conditioner this is really good. It left my hair shiny and lightweight and in general good health but there are other conditioners cheaper than this that do the same job. What they don't do is smell like this and because it is such a nice and unusual smell I would definitely buy it again as a treat for myself.
I bought this conditioner from the Body Shop website which was a bit of a leap of faith as I didn't know exactly what it would smell like (other than being banana) until it arrived. However, I like bananas, banana milkshake and the smell of banana so I didn't think I could go wrong. I usually buy relatively cheap conditioners from other brands so I thought it would make a nice change to try something a bit more luxurious.
This conditioner is described as containing real banana puree so I thought it would have a nice natural banana fragrance but it actually just smells quite artificial. The smell when you open the cap is really strong and it smells a bit like sweets to the extent that it is almost sickly. The conditioner itself is a yellow colour and quite a gloopy consistency. It covers wet hair well and feels quite nice. A little bit goes a reasonably long way and I found it easy to rinse out again. I thought that perhaps a fainter version of the scent would linger on my hair but I haven't found this to be the case and after blow drying I can't smell it at all. The overall effect it has on my hair is no different from a cheaper brand of conditioner.
I find the bottle really annoying as it is not that squeezy and because the conditioner has a thick consistency it does not come out very easily. It is really frustrating having to shake it to get it out the bottle. It never seems to want to come out! I have started storing it upside down but the lid is really small so more than once I have knocked it over when it has been sitting on the side of the bath only to have it land on my foot - ouch!
The conditioner costs £4.50 which I wouldn't mind paying if it were a better product however I feel that it is simply ok. The smell is ok but not amazing. The effect on my hair is ok but not amazing. The price is not ok and definitely not amazing. I can't help but feel disappointed as I was hoping for something a little more luxurious. In summary, this is an ok conditioner which I won't be bothering with again as it is not worth the price tag. I will give it an ok rating: 3 stars.
I bought this along with the banana shampoo, mainly for my kids' hair. The smell of this product is very tempting if you like bananas, and it also smells of coconut. Having been using it myself over the past month, I find that it is very pleasant to use - it has a nice creamy texture. It looks a bit like a runnier version of lemon curd, but isn't sticky. It feels nice when you apply it to your hair - it spreads well and feels soft and moisturising.
When I rinse off the conditioner, my hair always feels very clean and quite soft - it doesn't leave any nasty build-up on your hair. However, when I dry my hair, I don;t really feel like it has been moisturised amazingly well. It is soft-ish, but a little bit dry / strawlike.
On my kids non-processed, youthful hair it is fab, as it leaves no buildup and I feel it is quite gentle and pleasant. However, my hair needs a stronger moisturising conditioner than this.
The Body Shop (TBS) offer a huge range of beauty products which are not tested on animals. TBS use a lot of Fairtrade ingredients in their products.
Last year, TBS re-released their popular banana shampoo and conditioner range. This conditioner is suitable for all hair types and it is recommended that you use this alongside the shampoo. The conditioner is enriched with real banana puree and TBS claim that it will leave hair soft and tangle-free. Fairtrade honey also features in the ingredients list.
This conditioner is presented in a clear plastic bottle which features a flip top cap. The thick yellow conditioner is visible through the bottle. The bottle features a green label with the essential product information. The bottle is made from recycled plastic and this product has a 12month shelf life.
Banana Conditioner is available from www.bodyshop.co.uk and instore. Expect to pay around £4.50 for a 250ml bottle.
I don't often buy Body Shop products as I find them to be overpriced. I bought this conditioner alongside the matching shampoo as I needed to spend a certain amount on the website to obtain a significant discount. I paid around £2.00 per bottle which isn't a bad price for a conditioner.
I chose this particular conditioner as I love the smell of banana. The conditioner isn't a bright yellow but more of a caramel/banana colour. The bottle is easy to squeeze (unlike Lush bottles) making it a breeze to use in the shower. I have long, thick and dry hair which needs thoroughly conditioned to keep it manageable.
This conditioner is perfect for using with the shampoo but I would imagine the scent won't appeal to all. I personally love it and always look forward to using both products together. The conditioner is thick and very rich. It doesn't spread as well as thinner conditioners but a good sized blob or two is sufficient to fully coat my hair in an even layer of conditioner. The conditioner has a gorgeous scent which is very addictive. To me, it resembles foamy banana sweets and is quite a novelty - it does get a bit sickly after a while though.
I find leaving this on for a minute or so is sufficient for daily or every second day use. The conditioner rinses well and doesn't leave my hair feeling heavy or with a residue on the surface. Whilst rinsing the conditioner, I can already appreciate the de-tangling effects of this product. I had run my fingers through my hair without encountering tuggy clumps of hair. Whilst still wet, I can run a comb or brush through my hair with no issues at all.
When I use both products together, my hair is left feeling clean, soft and tangle free. I am able to style my hair with ease or simply pop it up in a hair band if I am being lazy. I am impressed by how shiny my hair is after using both products and find this conditioner helps to keep my coloured hair looking more vibrant. My hair remains soft and hydrated for 2-3days in between washes.
I am very pleased with how well this conditioner performs. It won't appeal to all but it works well and to me, smells really nice and beautifully sweet. The banana scent lingers gently on my hair for few hours but I would appreciate a longer lasting scent overall.
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I have already written a review sharing my thoughts and experiences of using The Body Shop banana shampoo, so I thought I should also write a review on the conditioner (as I always buy both!).
I have been using both the banana shampoo and the conditioner for a long time now, and it's not that I believe you should be using a conditioner the same as whatever shampoo you are using (I don't think that at all, and anytime I read "for best results follow with conditioner from same range" on the back of a shampoo bottle I just think the company are obviously trying to sell you something that you don't, necessarily need.)
The Body Shop Banana conditioner comes in a 250 ml clear flip top bottle. After you have shampooed your hair and rinsed, you are ready to use the conditioner. I know not all people need to use a hair conditioner, some very lucky people have naturally great condition hair that takes very little work and TLC put into it. Lucky them. My hair needs a lot of work, and I wouldn't dream of not conditioning it after shampooing, If I didn't condition I wouldn't be able to get a comb through my hair.
So, after shampooing and rinsing you need to apply a small dollop of this to the ends of your hair. The conditioner is actually quite a thick consistency. The smell is lovely, fruity and fresh, exactly the same as the shampoo. I always leave the conditioner on a few minutes before rinsing, just to give it extra time to do it's thing. The conditioner rinses out really easily, and you can already feel how soft the hair is. After blow drying my hair, it is soft, shiny and easy to style. The banana smell doesn't last, unfortunatly, but that's not enough for me to deduct a star from the rating.
This conditioner costs the same as the shampoo, £3.99 for a 250 ml bottle and I think it's worth every penny. There is almost always some sort of offer on their website too, meaning you could stock up for cheaper than that.
~A rich and creamy banana fragranced conditioner~
Body Shop Banana Conditioner is the matching product that goes with the banana shampoo product that you can buy and it is something that I have used along with the shampoo from time to time in order to give my hair a conditioning treat. The conditioner is fragranced with a full on banana scent that is rather synthetic and sweet yet really quite nice once you get used to it and it is something that I like about this product. As the fragrance remains on the hair after using the conditioner, this may be a product that some people won't like as much as I do, so it may be best to have a sniff of this prior to purchase in my opinion.
In use I find that the product bottle works well enough, although it can become a little slippery when wet. The bottle and lid both help to keep the contents secure and fresh, as they are made from a sturdy plastic material that makes them feel durable when in use. I find that it is easy enough to flip open the bottle lid, pour out as little or as much of the conditioner as I need and then close it back up securely after use. If I am using the shampoo and conditioner from this range to wash and condition my hair, I make sure to check which is which prior to use, so as not to end up using the wrong product at the wrong time.
In my opinion the texture of the conditioner feels thick, yet not overly so and a little goes a long was when using this product. I find that this conditioner is very rich, which is why I tend to use it as an occasional conditioning treatment rather than a regular hair care product. I find that I don't need very much of this at all as I use it very sparingly and then let it sit on the hair for a couple of minutes, before washing it off. The conditioner washes off easily and leaves my hair feeling soft and manageable as long as I don't over apply it. If I use too much of this it can leave my hair feeling over conditioned, which is something I like to avoid.
~Price / product rating~
My rating for this product is 4 stars as I feel it works well, although I do need to make sure I don't over use it as it can leave hair feeling heavy and over conditioned otherwise. I prefer to use this conditioner with the matching shampoo from the Body Shop as I find that the fragranced effect on my hair works better that way. The cost of this conditioner is £4 for a good sized 250ml bottle, which I feel is good value as the product does last well and gives me a good number of uses.
It's not often I use the Body Shop these days, I used to shop there on a weekly basis but since moving to the other side of Birmingham there are no easy to reach stores. A couple of months ago a friend shared a generous discount voucher code and, well, it would have been rude not to use it!
I have enough body lotions and potions to open my own shop so decided to buy myself a few 'different' treats such as hair care goodies and little frivolous bits. I've always loved the shampoo and conditioner sets from the Body Shop and remember paying around £7 a bottle a few years ago, so I was mildly surprised to find the price has dropped substantially to £4 for a 250ml bottle. I also had a bit of a shock when I saw they were now selling the wonderful Banana Conditioner again (hurrah!) after they discontinued it a few years back.
I ordered a bottle for old times sake and fell in love again from the first wash. It's quite a thick conditioner, very creamy in consistency with a lovely soft feel when I touch it with my fingers. I find I have to use more to coat my waist length hair than I do other conditioners as it doesn't seem to spread very well; I have to use conditioner each time I wash my hair because it tangles ridiculously when wet, I would seriously be bald if I attempted to brush my hair for a week of daily hair washing without using a decent conditioner. For this reason I have to use my fingers to massage the conditioner through my hair, maybe if I could work it through with a comb I wouldn't need to use so much?
I leave it in my hair for a few minutes, as I do any other conditioner, to give it time to work its magic and then rinse using cool water. It rinses out easily enough and even while soaking wet I can see and feel that my hair has noticeably fewer tangles, it looks silky smooth and when I twist the excess water out I can feel how conditioned my hair feels. I wash my hair in the morning before taking my daughter to school and definitely haven't got time to use a hair dryer so it dries naturally by default, my routine is to wear a towel around my washed hair until David has eaten his breakfast then brush it out straight - absolutely no maintenance whatsoever. I can tell if a conditioner is going to be good for me if I can drag a brush through my still damp hair after it's been bundled into a towel for twenty minutes, and this one naturally passed the test.
It didn't stop every single tangle from forming but those that did were easily dealt with and I had none of the stubborn 'matting' that plagues the hair at the back of my head. The brush pretty much sailed through my hair, afterwards I used a comb and that too slid through the length of my hair without sticking on rogue overlooked tangles at all. This is quite something for me, my hair is amazingly prone to tangling and this works as well as the majority of more premium conditioners I've tried in the past. Four quid a bottle is a total bargain!
The smell is lovely, it's the delicious aroma of fresh bananas with barely any tinkering at all. It's a sweet smell but only in the way that bananas are naturally sweet, the fragrance has changed slightly from what I remember when I used to buy this conditioner a few years ago - but as a banana lover I can tell you that it's honestly perfect. It's a nice robust smell too, while my hair is still damp I can smell banana very strongly and I've had comments from other people to suggest its reasonably potent - the problem is that even when used with the matching shampoo the gorgeous fragrance disappears completely once my hair is dry. Very annoying!
I love this conditioner and am going to make a point of purchasing again soon - everything about it is superb from its conditioning capabilities to the fact that it looks like glossy custard in the see through bottle. Which is always an unexpectedly fun bonus.
The Body Shop Banana conditioner comes in a 250ml clear, plastic bottle...which is 100% recycled plastic. The labelling states that community trade banana purée is used which is lovely that aspects of the environment and trading has been taken into consideration! The conditioner resembles banana purée in appearance (dark yellow). It's quite thick in texture so it doesn't all squirt out of the bottle. The smell is absolutely gorgeous it's strong but not overpowering. It's a sweet, fresh real banana scent.
After drying my hair I notice I can't really smell the conditioner (maybe I'm not using enough) but for me smelling it when applying it is enough. I have coloured hair and this conditioner hasn't in any way had an effect on it. My hair does feel soft and shiny after use, but I wouldn't say a dramatic improvement in comparison to my other conditioner. It's nice to have found a conditioner which smells gorgeous and is quite different to the other normal conditioners on the market...but also that works just as well. I'll be repurchasing.
I usually use conditioners targetted at those with frizzy hair however recently I have placed a few orders with The Bodyshop and found this conditioner is very popular and has been on the shelves since 1988 so must be something good about it. My hair is usually dry and freezy, and summer seems to be the worst time for my hair so I'm hoping this conditioner will be my savior.
So what do you get in terms of a conditioner? Well for starters you get 250ml for £4.00 in a bottle that is made from 100% recycled plastic echoing the ethnical production this brand is built on. The flip top cap is black, making the bottle look slick. I would prefer a pump bottle system, but then not many conditioners on the market have pump action tops.
Like any other conditioner, it's suggested you use it with the complimentry shampoo which is also available at the same price for the same size.
I used it along with a shampoo not from the same range. I applied a small amount, (I would say 30% less than my usual conditioner) and gently massaged it in. The consistancy is a bit like double cream lightly whipped. I applied it and left it whilst I got on with the business of showering.
I found it easy to rinse, and the smell filled the whole bathroom with a rich creamy banana fragrance. I don't eat many bananas but for those who do you may feel like eating the conditioner. My hair felt instantly softer and smoothe. Whilst I combed by hair I found my hair was less tangled, which is a bonus. I dried by hair in the usual way. After styling I found may hair had a nice shine to it, cutting out my need for a finishing spray. My hair was softer and less freezy than usual.
Would I buy the conditioner again? Yes, however I would also purchase the shampoo as I feel that would enhance the conditioners effect.
For the fact I decided to use this conditioner without the shampoo I have given it full marks as that wasn't a manufacturer decision.
Lovely conditioner, and will last a long time so economical too.
On a recent trip to the metro centre I decided to have a pop into the body shop as I seen an advertisement in the window advising they had some offers on for buy one get one free. When entering the store I realised that this offer was only available on certain butters, scrubs and gels and none of these were the goods I was after. When deciding on the items I wanted to get I headed for the till and while waiting to be served I noticed a display shelf with a few different products on for £3.99. One of these products was a banana conditioner.
The conditioner comes in a 250ml clear bottle and the banana shampoo can be seen through and is a lovely yellow colour as in banana puree. The bottle looks simple and advises that this shampoo is for all hair types. I would not normally go for a conditioner of this sort as I tend to make sure I get one especially for dry/damaged hair but it looked too nice to not try.
The first thing I noticed was the scent of this as it was gorgeous and reminded me of the foamy banana sweets. The conditioner itself is quite thick and I tend to apply a generous amount to make sure the ends of my hair are completely coated. As soon as you start to rub this into the hair you can feel the hair detangle and all the tats ease away. I will advise that this conditioner can be heavy so you must make sure the hair is rinsed thoroughly for a bit longer than usual conditioners.
After washing hair is easily combed which provides a tat free base for blow drying and straightening. Unfortunately I couldn't smell this scent linger throughout the day which was a real shame as it is fruity and gorgeous.
Overall I think this conditioner works great for everyday use. It smells good enough to eat and really detangles the hair and adds shine. It can make hair greasy if too much is used especially on the root area however when using on the mid lengths and ends it is definitely a hit for me. For £3.99 I feel this conditioner is highly priced compared to other brands such as L'Oreal and swartzkopf as by the time you buy the shampoo and conditioner together you will be paying nearly £8.00. I will be buying this again and I do feel like a little goes a long way so hopefully this can be a nice treat every so often.
I used to swear by this conditioner (and its accompanying shampoo) until they discontinued it about 8 years ago. I bought lots of £1 bottles in the end of line sale but eventually my stash had to dry up. Since then I have been searching for a replacement which offered me equally enjoyable conditioning but alas I never found one. But ...
... ITS BACK !!! For a limited period at least. Body Shop are temporarily bringing back some of the old favourites and customers are invited to vote on which ones they want to stay. So if you do decide to go ahead and purchase this and enjoy its scent and benefits then please vote. I can't bear to see it disappear again.
Anyway, back to the product. It cost £3.99 for a 250ml bottle which I think is very reasonable in comparison to some of the other conditioners the Body Shop sells. I just hope they don't put the price up if they decide to keep on selling it. You can also get a matching shampoo which is great because I like to match my conditioners with the same shampoo.
The conditioner is a nice thick consistency so you don't need loads, and the scent is a nice strong sweet banana smell. It really is like washing your hair in fresh bananas. It washes out easily and leaves my long straight thick hair looking great and smelling gorgeous. I can't stop sniffing my hair after I've washed it.
I sometimes find my hair gets greasy at the roots and dry at the ends but this conditioner clears up both those problems brilliantly.
It was my moms birthday recently and knowing how much she loves "smellys" all of her friends and family (me included) pretty much all bought her gift sets from Boots and The Bodyshop and one of her friends got her an absolutely massive Bodyshop gift set which she was very pleased with, until she opened it. All I can say is this friend cant know my mom very well because more than half of the products in the set contained banana which my mom is really allergic to so as she couldn't use them she passed them onto me thinking that I would like them and maybe get some use out of them. Well it was either that or chuck them in the bin. Anyway one of these banana products was a conditioner with a matching shampoo. Now Ive used Bodyshop hair care stuff in the past (especially conditioner) and had really poor results from them so I was pretty apprehensive to say the least when it came to trying this one. But one day I needed to wash my hair and to my horror I found I had ran out of my normal conditioner so I had to try this one or I couldnt wash my hair. I wish Id left my hair greasy, it looked better than it did after I used this.
This is where my problems started. I simply couldnt get any of the stuff out of the bottle! Obviously I was in the shower and my hands were wet and I could not get any of this conditioner out, I think it is due to the shape of the bottle rather than the thickness of the conditioner and I ended up having to unscrew the whole top off just to get any onto my hands.
Obviously if you ever manage to get the stuff out of the bottle you apply it as you would any normal conditioner and then rinse and repeat if necessary.
Now this is one thing I will speak positively about because the smell is proper nice I think. There are no two ways about it, this smells very strongly of banana and nothing else. I personally liked the smell and it did die down once my hair was dry but I could still smell it every time I moved my head which was nice. If you dont like the smell of banana though I will not recommend this to you!
When I first washed this out of my hair I thought this had really worked wonders because my hair smelt great and it looked and felt really soft, but sadly this didnt last. When it came to brushing my hair I couldnt even get my brush through it, it was that knotty and it took me at least 15 minutes to brush my hair, now usually when I condition my hair it is knot free and soft when Ive washed it out but this one had the total opposite effect on me.
After all that I started to blow dry and straighten it like normal and it was all going really well until I realised my hair didnt feel soft anymore but it felt really greasy and heavy. I then looked in the mirror and I couldnt believe it, it actually looked as if my head had been dipped in a chip pan and I know this wasnt because I didnt wash it out properly because I made sure I did so this just made my hair look really greasy.
My hair smelling nice didnt really make me happy because it looked and felt disgusting so I had to then re-wash my hair with my ordinary shampoo to get the horrible grease out!
I do not recommend this conditioner at all and to be honest I would rather have dirty hair than use this product again. I dont think I will bother trying anymore of the Bodyshop conditioners because the two I ahve tried both left me feeling really disappointed and with greasy, filthy hair. Stay Away!!
I'll give it one star because it smelt nice!
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