“ Brand: Tommyguns / Type: Conditioner „
I recently found a number of TommyGuns 'nature inspired, salon professional hair care' products in my local Tesco at a reduced price. This 250ml bottle of conditioner was down from £5.50 to £1.50 and, given it promised the results I was after, I was more than willing to give it a try along with matching shampoo.
The conditioner claims to be for 'combination/oily/confused hair and scalp'. I've recently cut off all my damaged hair and stopped colouring it leaving my once dry/damaged hair quite healthy but, at the same time, quite greasy looking. I've been looking for ways to control this problem as this conditioner seemed to be a good place to start.
It comes in a cream coloured plastic rectangular bottle with black flip top lid displaying a cream coloured rectangular sticker on the front. On this sticker the TommyGuns logo can be found along with the product name and description. In my opinion the bottle looks rather expensive and is quite attractive with its minimalistic but effective look.
This conditioner is described as being 'very special and stimulating' and promises to 'gently moisturise whilst rebalancing your hair and scalp'. It contains Yougurtene 'to give hair volume and natural shine' along with Basil to 'condition without weighing down your hair and calm and soothe the scalp'. Sounds pretty good to me.
Inside the bottle is a creamy white, with a hint of pale green, thick liquid, the usual consistency for conditioner I find. It has a minty, basil scent to it which, as strange as it sounds for a conditioner, smells really fresh, natural and clean. I really didn't think I'd be a fan of the scent from the name but turns out I'm rather fond of it now.
The conditioner is easily enough dispensed from the bottle and spreads through my hair with relative ease. My quite fine, shoulder length hair only really needs a grape sized blob of this conditioner to cover it so the bottle lasts a fair while in my experience.
After leaving this to work its magic for a couple of minutes I set out rinsing the conditioner off. I experienced no problems here and found the conditioner rinsed out with no trouble whatsoever. I can feel the difference in the softness of my hair immediately after rinsing and the first time I used this I was quite keen to get out the bath and let my hair dry so I could see the finished results.
How wonderful those finished results were! The first time I used this was just before I went to work, I did nothing to my hair that I wouldn't usually have done I'd just used this conditioner and the matching shampoo. I was asked by five different people if I'd been and had my hair done that night as it looked like I'd had it washed at the hairdressers!
My hair was amazingly shiny, shinier than I've ever gotten it before in my memory. My hair was calmer and much more manageable, the ends were far less frizzy than usual and styling it took a lot less time and looked a lot better than normal.
The conditioner left my hair light as a feather, looking clean, fresh and really healthy. It's definitely helped with my hair's greasiness as well and I've gone twice as long inbetween washes than I can normally manage without looking like I've had my hair dipped in a chip pan.
That really fresh, clean, natural scent lingers on the hair for a good twelve hours too so not only does my hair look and feel fresh and clean but it smells like it too! All in all I've been really impressed with this conditioner. I've found £1.50 to be a bargain but I really don't think I'd hesitate to pay the full £5.50 asking price for it now either. If you're looking for a solution to grease prone hair then this is definitely it. Highly recommended.
Having bought the Sage & Basil shampoo from this range, I thought I might as well get the conditioner as well. My hair gets quite greasy so I don't go in for heavy conditioners which might weigh it down or make it lank, so this looked perfect.
The bottle claims that it is for 'oily or confused' hair and scalp, and that the active natural ingredients of sage, basil and Yogurtene (whatever that is!!) help to balance excess oil and calm the scalp.
It usuallly costs £5.50 for a 250ml bottle in Boots, but it's on offer now and again and I picked this up from Tesco for £2.50. It's still pretty expensive compared to the budget brands I usually buy, but hey, it's nice to treat yourself now and again!
As I said in my shampoo review, one of the things that most attracted me to this product was the scent - it smells very green and herby, like rain on fresh-cut grass or something! I loved it; it was very natural with no hint of chemicals.
After shampooing, I squeezed out about a 10p-size blob into my hand and massaged it through my hair. My immediate reaction was that it was less 'slithery' than some conditioners - it seemed to contain less oil. This is good for me and my oily hair, but it did make it harder to distribute through the hair. I left it on for a couple of minutes and then rinsed it. It was really easy to rinse out, and left no residue behind. My hair still felt quite clean but softer than before.
When I dried my hair, it seemed quite soft but a little bit flyaway. It didn't get greasy as quickly as usual so I think the sage and basil did a good 'balancing' job; however it just wasn't as pleasant to use as I'd hoped. To be honest I'm not sure the lovely smell is worth it. However if you have greasy hair it's certainly worth a try.