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I do treat my hair very badly, its coloured every six weeks, blonde meche added most times throw in the temperature highs of GHDs and an already dry mop and you can see why I have an addiction to deep action conditioners.
As I adored the brazil nut no frizz balm my sister-in-law who works in the Body Shop brought me home a sample of the deep conditioner in the same range.
- - The claims - -
The body shop claim that this mask will give dry or chemically treated hair some tender-loving care. The ethical image of the body shop is upheld as the ingredients include community trade brazil nut oil, sesame oil, and organic olive oil, plus honey to bring back the softness and shine.
- - How to use it - -
The instructions are to scoop out some of the very thick, gloopy white product and rub it together in your hands then apply it to damp hair evenly.
You then need to wrap your hair in a towel and leave for upto 15 minutes or overnight. Once the conditioner has penetrated the hair, shampoo off and condition as normal.
I followed the instructions quite confident that I would get a really good result. The thick paste was quite difficult to spread easily through my hair and I kept applying more and more product to completely cover it. Once this was done I wrapped up my hair and waited the 15 minutes.
On stepping into the shower and letting the water begin the rinsing process I realised that this was not going to be one of those easy rinse products. Even after a couple of minutes under the water my hair felt quite heavy, tatty and as though there was still product on it.
Eventually I decided even though it felt as though there was still product on it to go ahead and shampoo. After shampooing I was glad to add a conditioner as my hair felt very matted. The conditioner helped it to feel more silky and for the first time I was able to run my fingers through it without catching them in stuck together bits of hair. I am still a little confused as to why you would need to apply conditioner after having just used a deep action conditioner but agree that it is definitely required.
On drying I found my hair was more difficult to style and looked more coarse and dry than normal. Even after applying my brazil nut no frizz serum and running the straighteners through it I didn't get the finish I would normally expect never mind a new bouncy hydrated look.
- - Will I buy it again - -
I was disappointed in the results especially after the great results I had gained from the serum and I will not be buying it. In fact I wouldn't even use it again if I was given it free as I felt it actually made my hair worse rather than better. The price of £7.80 for a 200ml tub is not worth it for me.
The Body Shop Brazil Nut Conditioner
Unfortunatley this was a conditioner that I was really not impressed by and felt it did ver little to actually improve the condition of my hair.
First impressions were great. The conditioner came in a lovely tub which looked great in the bathroom. It smelled absolutley fantastic and almost looked good enough to eat. It has a creamy consitency and I thought it would give a really good deep conditioning
This was not to be!!!
I used the conditioner on my freshly washed hair and left it for the direct time.
I rinsed my hair, with some difficulty as I felt that the conditioner was still clinging to my hair.
When I blow dried my hair it was soft but more unmanagble than normal and slightly frizzy.
At this point I also found the smell to be a bit overpowering as I generally like very fresh smelling hair products.
The next day my hair had calmed down slightly but had started to become quite greasy.
This is not a product I would use again although I have been told by others that they found it great.
Maybe its just not for my hairh
I love Brazil Nut conditioner, the packaging might not look much. But when you open the bottle, the first thing that hits you is the divine smell...yum! Sometimes when you have a wonderful smelling conditioner or shampoo the smell goes away when you rinse out, but not this one fortunately! You only need a small amount of conditioner so it lasts ages. The conditioner also has a very creamy consistency so it doesn't just fall out of your hand into the bath as you are pouring. It is a shame that it isn't edible because it smells so good(mind you I'd be as big as a house if it was) This shampoo leaves your hair feeling very soft and makes it a lot easier to brush/comb. Believe me I need that in a conditioner as my hair only has to be in a small breeze and it's tangled. Try it you wont be disappointed.
I love peanut butter. I just thought I'd come clean straight away because that may have a big influence in my opinion of the brazil nut conditioner. My hair is shoulder-length and can get quite dry and tangly so I just have to use conditioner every single time I wash. I have tried quite a lot, a lot of them very good but this one is currently my favorite. It goes on easily, rinses off completely (a problem with other conditioners) and leaves my hair soft and conditioned... AND it smells like peanut butter! There is nothing as great as smelling like cake all day long, it makes me feel sexy (it does, really) and my husband also loves it. Sometimes, just for fun, I will use this conditioner with the banana shampoo and then my hair smells like some wonderful banana-nut muffin or something. I am serious, I love the smell of the product but it is also very good for my hair: it gets all the tangles out and leaves it feeling healthy and shiny. For extra nutiness I also use the brazil nut shampoo which I also recommend. You may not be as crazy as I am over peanut butter but that shouldn't stop you from trying this conditioner - it is one of the best.