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      12.03.2013 19:55
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      This leave-in conditioner did not work for me

      Some months ago there was a lovely special offer n Boots, where you were able to but 3 for the price of 2 on Toni & Guy mini products.

      I love to try different products, but on the whole I am loath to pay out for different products, fortunately though I had some Boots Advantage points on my card, so I was able to use them to pay for the majority of the bill...

      Toni & Guy Rapid Response Leave in Conditioner, for a 50ml size you would expect to pay around £2.50-£3 - if you are lucky you could get a multi buy special offer.

      The size is a great size for a few days away, if you want to take your own toiletries but not take up too much space in your overnight bag. A cylindrical tube, around 5 inches long.

      The conditioner, as the title says is a leave in conditioner. You wash and rinse your hair as normal, and for the best results I prefer to rough, towel dry my hair before the guidelines say you should massage a generous amount into the ends of your hair, comb through and style as normal.

      This conditioner is especially for dry, frizzy or damaged hair. Now, my hair is not all of those three, but it is highlighted and long, therefore the ends of my hair are very dry and defiantly damaged through years of peroxide abuse.

      The first time I used the conditioner, I was not happy with the results at all. But I have used it a couple more times since, and trial and error has shown me that the first time I did not use the conditioner incorrectly.

      I am very careful to only target the areas of my hair that is in bad condition, needing extra moisturising, but even when I only use a squirt of the conditioner - as much as a 50 pence coin, I still find that when my hair is dry I am not happy with it at all.

      Basically I hope for and expect my hair to have a nice shine and gloss to it, and feel smooth and clean, unfortunately when I use this product my hair feels sticky and dirty.. it feels like I have not rinsed out the conditioner correctly, which in effect is the truth... however this conditioner is a leave-in conditioner, so it shouldn't feel like that.

      I have kept the rest of the bottle, in the hope that I will get the chance to go somewhere hot on holiday this year, as I think it will be good to put on my hair to help with the effects of sea water, the sun and chlorine from the swimming pools. But other than that I will not bother to use this conditioner again.

      It doesn't suit me in the slightest. Shame.

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        01.04.2011 11:46

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        I swim a lot and use a chlorine removing shampoo and conditioner occasionaly but the ends were dry so I got this as a leave in conditioner and it is truly awful, it is very sticky and hair feels like straw worst I have ever used and pot now in the bin.

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        04.05.2010 17:11
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        A great product that provides great results from the first use.

        I started using this about six months ago as my hair was horribly dry and I have to say it has done wonders. It comes in a large dispenser with a push down squirty top. I have thick hair to just below my shoulders and I find 3-4 squirts is plenty to nicely cover my hair. I apply it to my hair after shampooing, conditioning, towel drying and using an anti-frizz product. My preferred method of application is to concentrate on the ends and then rub any of the product that is left on my hands through the top sections. As this is a leave-in conditioner the product is not washed out and after application you can continue to style as normal. I love the smell of this when it's dry. It doesn't smell fruity it's more of an expensive salon smell than anything. Despite the product being very thick, after it's dried my hair doesn't feel weighed down or greasy it just feels silky and looks incredibly healthy and shiny.

        The only negatives I can think of about this product is the price and the packaging. As Toni & Guy are such an exclusive brand a 200ml bottle of this product is currently £5.99 at boots. This is expensive but the products are often on offer either as part of a multi-buy or with money-off vouchers. A bottle will last a good couple of months and it really does the job. As I've been using this for a while now I'm going to try a cheaper brand but I would definitely return to using this product if I can't find a cheaper suitable alternative. The problem with the packaging I am less able to defend. While the push down top works well when the bottle is full of product towards the end it is incredibly difficult to get out. I gave up on using it in the end and unscrewed it so I could just shake it out of the bottle tomato sauce style! Given the price of the product I really wouldn't expect such poor packaging.

        I'm not sure where else Toni & Guy products are available but they definitely stock this in larger Boots stores and on their online shop. There is a small travel/trial size of this available for a couple of quid and I would definitely recommend trying that first if you are unsure about spending so much on a product when you don't know how it will react to your hair. It's probably not a good idea to use this on hair which is in good condition (and why would you need to!?) but for anyone who abuses their hair like I do by straightening and using permanent hair colour this is a fab product!

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        27.04.2010 16:55
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        A good daily leave in conditioner for dry hair.

        I have naturally curly hair which I colour regularly. My hair is dry and frizz prone and since I've been writing reviews on Dooyoo I've come to recognise how much I spend on hair care products! Some years ago a hairdresser advised me to use a leave in conditioner on the ends of my hair, in addition to my ordinary conditioner. I picked up Toni & Guy Rapid Response because it was one of very few leave in conditioners on the market. It has since become a regular in my hair care routine.

        You can buy Toni & Guy leave in conditioner in Boots. A 200ml bottle costs £5.99, but they also sell 75ml trial bottles for £1.95. I use this product every day, but a 200ml bottle usually lasts about 6 months. Toni & Guy advise that you apply a generous amount of the product to your hair. However, I find that a little goes a long way and a blob the size of a 10p is enough to cover the ends of my hair. Obviously, as this is a leave in conditioner, you do not wash it out!

        Toni & Guy describe this conditioner as "a moisture injection for dry, damaged hair." It is said to target dry, frizzy and damaged hair and protect against split ends by restoring hydration. I think this makes the conditioner sound like an intense conditioning product. However, in my view this product is a useful daily conditioner for dry hair. I do find that it makes the ends of my hair less dry, without leaving it feeling weighed down. However, I think this product may be too heavy to use on all of your hair, although I have never used it in this way.

        In summary, I think this is a good daily leave in conditioner for dry hair. If used on the ends of the hair, it does not leave hair feeling weighed down or heavy. A little goes a long way, making it fairly good value for money.

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        08.04.2010 20:06
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        Avoid at all costs!

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        I have been allowing my hair to grow, with regular trims from the hair salon, and it is now a comfortable mid length. It is dark and glossy but i dye it every 2 month hence the ends are a little dried out and split. I decided to try some new hair care products to try and revive my hair.

        Whilst Shopping I came across the Toni & Guy range which offered any 3 products for £10, what a bargain. One of the products I opted for was the Rapid Response Leave In Conditioner. I was excited at the thought of giving the ends of my hair some special TLC to improve it's condition. It cost £5.87 on it's own, so at roughly £3.33 on offer I thought it was too good to resist.

        To use I followed the instructions applying a generous ammount (I used one blob) and ran it through the end of my towel dried hair and combed through. It was easy enough to comb through and as it seemed to detangle. It did have an unusual sticky-like texture to it but I assumed it would absorb into my hair or be somehow improved once dry. How wrong.

        I blow dried my hair as i usually would and found the rest of my hair went as normal, but the ends remained sticky, clogged up with a horrid synthetic squeeky feeling. It was disgusting. I could literallu rub the ends between my fingers and hear it squeek. The ends felt synthetically coated and sticky with a greasy tinge rather than deeply moisturised. I hated it from start to finish.

        I have since tried the product, letting my hair dry naturally and also blow drying my hair but using less product. All resulted in the same synthetic sticky mess. If I could return this product and get a refund I would!!!

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        26.09.2009 19:00
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        A fantastic product at a great price

        As someone with quite dry hair I have been advised to use a leave in conditioner for many years. Often I could not find one, although I would normally just check supermarket shelves. I came across this product in September 2009 when looking for travel size shampoo and conditioner and was quite happy to have finally found a leave in conditioner. I bought 2 bottles in boots priced at £1.95 and as part of a buy 1 get 1 free or half price offer.

        The container is a light silver cylindrical tube 5 inches long and just over an inch thick. The Tony & Guy Logo is in a bright hot pink/purple finish making this a bright snazzy little bottle. The conditioner is white and creamy with a quite thick texture. I found it quite simple to apply and that I did not to use as much to apply it all over as I do with other conditioners such as American crew.

        The application should be done having washed your hair and when applying the conditioner you can use it as a gel or wax and just style your hair as you wish. At first this will leave a damp effect but will soon dry with a lasting hold. After 30 minutes your hair will feel dry and mostly normal though should you wet your hair you will feel the conditioner and be able to lather it round again.

        My favorite feature of this product is that can be used as instead of wax or gel, and a good alternative at that too. As someone with thinning hair I prefer to use a leave in conditioner to style my hair with instead of wax or gel, which I feel cant be great for my hair.

        The scent is nice and clean and fresh, mostly unisex but perhaps slightly more feminine smelling. The fact that this is a professional Tony and Guy product at a competitive price makes it quite an attractive product. I cant really think of any disadvantages but as iwth the Daily Cleanse Shampoo the tube is hard and you will have trouble squeezing it runs out.

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          15.04.2009 12:39
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          Didn't work for me, but may help other people.

          I have quite long coloured hair which for quite a few years has been highlighted. I have recently started to colour it brown instead, as I was basically fed up of it having quite a matt finish and feeling more like a brillo pad than hair. I have always used a leave in conditioner aswell as a wash out variety, as it's only really the last two to three inches of my hair that require additional help, and with a leave in conditioner I can target these areas separately, without making my entire head look like a greaseball.

          I generally tend to buy spray leave in conditioners, but as I was craving additional shine to my now brunette colour, I decided to go for a more expensive cream version.

          As i'm not one for wasting money, I decided to try the mini version of Toni & Guy's rapid response leave in conditioner. The blurb says that the conditioner is deeply moisturising and that it will target the dry, frizzy and damaged areas by restoring hydration and and protecting split ends. Thus this should leave you with smooth conditioned hair.

          The directions for use are to apply a "generous amount" of the conditioner to the end of your hair and comb through. You should then continue to dry and style your hair in the usual way.

          I followed the directions and added a large walnut sized amount of conditioner to the ends of my hair and then combed it through. The comb went through my hair quite easily and I had high hopes for the product. However as I began drying my hair, it felt really strange and almost sticky. I always dry it in sections, working from the bottom to the top and pile the wet part on top of my head until I am ready to dry it. I found that the hair at the ends of the top section seemed to be drying into sticky mess well before I could get to them and I was having to drag the brush through them just to get them apart before I could start drying the roots downwards.

          Once my hair was dry, it actually felt in worse condition than before, as the ends still felt sticky and as if I had applied loads of styling products to my hair.

          In order to give the product the benefit of the doubt, I used it again when I next washed my hair and made sure that I didn't use any other products with it (i.e. heat protection spray), but it made no difference at all and my hair still felt like an overstyled sticky mess.

          I'm certainly glad that I didn't buy the full sized version of this product. I'm sure that other people may not have the same results as me as all hair types vary. I would however say proceed with caution and perhaps buy the trial sized version first, just incase.

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            03.02.2009 15:49
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            Suits my hair very well

            I've had shortish bobbed hair for most of my life, but once I realised I was heading towards my forties, I decided to have one last go at growing my hair. A couple of years later, it's down by my shoulder blades. I've always been one for washing and conditioning my hair, but recently I've realised that wasn't quite enough - my hair is generally in good condition, but the ends are quite dry and I was beginning to have difficulty in getting a brush throw to the ends of my hair. Having it trimmed helped, but I needed a boost to ensure the condition stayed this time.

            I've never been a great fan of leave-in products, probably because I tried a leave-in conditioner years ago and found that it just weighed my hair down and left it looking greasy. In hindsight, that was probably because my hair was quite greasy at the time anyway. Nevertheless, it was with some trepidation that I approached the conditioner section in my local Boots. Not wanting to spend a lot of money on a product I may not use up, I was pleased to see a range of miniature Toni & Guy haircare products, which included the leave-in conditioner, for just £1.65 for 75ml. Pleased with this, I have since purchased the bigger version.

            My hair type
            Obviously everyone's hair is different and will react differently to this product. To give you more of an idea of whether this product might be suitable for you, my hair is down to my shoulder blades in length, thick, dyed and slightly wavy. It is prone to slight frizz, particularly in humid weather. It is generally in good condition; I don't blow dry it very often, nor do I use straightners or curling tongs. I tend to wash it every three days - it doesn't get greasy very quickly and the ends are dry.

            The product
            The conditioner itself is fairly boring. It is very thick, and it takes a lot of effort to get it out of the bottle - if knocked over, it probably wouldn't matter. There is very little smell to it, just a kind of clean smell that doesn't linger after application. The manufacturer's claim is that it is a moisture boosting conditioner, which will help to tame dry and frizzy hair, and to cut down on split ends, leaving hair healthy and rehydrated.

            Packaging
            It comes in a very plain white container, which isn't very inspiring to be honest. It certainly doesn't stand out on the shelf. The container opens at the top, which isn't a great idea - it would have been much easier to get the product out had it opened at the bottom, particularly as the product is so thick and it requires quite a lot of squeezing to get it out. However, as the container is easily stood upside down, it doesn't matter all that much.

            Application
            The instructions advise towel-drying hair, squeezing out a generous amount and rubbing between palms, then applying to the hair from mid-length downwards. I have found that I don't need to use all that much, about a 50p piece amount is enough for me. Comb through and then style as normal, without rinsing out. I still wash and condition as usual, before applying this product.

            Results
            I have been very pleased with the results. Once dry (I allow it to dry naturally), my hair is left beautifully shiny and healthy. I think it does help calm down the frizz a little, although people with really frizzy hair may not find it is strong enough. Certainly the ends of my hair are much less dry and split ends are few and far between - previously they were much more visible. There is no perfume left on the hair, which I like - although if you've used a nice-smelling shampoo/conditioner before applying this, you may be disappointed that it has masked the smell a little. I can still leave my hair for three days between washes, so the conditioner doesn't make my hair greasy, nor does it weigh it down.

            Price
            I paid £1.65 in Boots for the miniature version (75ml), which has lasted me a surprisingly long time - I estimate about ten conditions in all. I have since bought the larger 200ml version, which cost £5.86 from Boots. This is certainly more than I would usually pay for a conditioner, but as I'm expecting it to last a long time and it seems to do my hair so much good, I don't regret spending the money.

            Conclusion
            I have to admit that I haven't tried a leave-in conditioner for some time and so can't really compare this product to others in the market. However, I really can't imagine that another product is going to get my hair any more shiny and healthy than this product does. Best of all, it comes as a miniature, so you can try it out for not very much money. Obviously, everyone's hair is different, but for my hair type, I highly recommend this product.

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              19.04.2006 02:24
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              A rubbish conditioner which didn't seem to condition although my hair LOOKED ok (!)

              I have been rather impressed by a few things in the moderately priced Toni & Guy range in Boots, so when my boyfriend asked me to hunt him down a decent shampoo and conditioner I grabbed some of their 50ml minis on 3 for 2. I will be reviewing the product I bought for myself.


              WHAT IS IT?

              Toni & Guy Rapid Response Leave In Conditioning Gelee. What a weird name! It’s basically a leave in conditioner. It claims to be ‘the ultimate moisture boost to target dry, frizzy damaged areas.’ It also ‘restores hydration, helps protect from split ends and improves texture.’ So let’s put it to the test!


              RAPID RESPONSE LEAVE IN CONDITIONING GELEE

              I have loads of different shampoos and conditioners as I like to avoid a build up of one thing – and also it rations out my expensive stuff when I only use it occasionally (!) The main shampoo I use is Toni & Guy Insights Shine Addiction so I used it with this as I would be sure of what results the conditioner was giving. The container is much like the rest of the range. The minis are almost identical to the full size products apart from the top which is a mini screw top rather than a flip – both are easy to use with wet hands. The conditioner itself is in a silver sachet - like a Capri Sun drink - so it’s great for squeezing it out easily.

              After shampooing and rinsing my hair I did my best to carefully comb my hair. This wasn’t easy as I normally comb it with conditioner in. However, this advised that it was to be used on towel dried hair, hence not in the shower. As usual, before I got out I rinsed my hair under the cold tap of the bath to get a bit of shine (this really does work!)

              There is no point in using products on soaking wet hair as it dilutes them, so when I had towel dried my hair for about five minutes I felt it was damp enough to apply this but dry enough not to make it ineffective. It came out much like a normal conditioner – quite runny and sort of like a balm. It smelt exactly like Mega Depth in the same range, which smells like Gucci Rush the perfume (or just a general salon type smell). I smoothed it relatively easily through the ends of my hair and tried to distribute it evenly with a comb.


              RESULTS

              After about a minute I tried running my fingers through my hair and bits of it were stuck together! This was unusual as my hair’s normally really easy to manage when it’s wet. As I gradually let my hair dry it was getting more and more straw like at the ends. As my hair was previously highlighted the ends are dry sometimes and this seemed to emphasise the fact.

              I tried drying it with the hair dryer and something surprising happened. It looked really good – nice and shiny and straight with slight definition between my layers, but it felt like straw and knotted up easily! It was also ridiculously static. I managed to tame the static by just smoothing it down with my hands once I had finished but my hair was still knotting up really easily.


              PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

              I believe this range is exclusive to Boots. I bought this on three for two so I paid £1.59 each for the first two and got this free. It works out at £1.06 each so I’ve not wasted too much money.


              VERDICT

              I really don’t know what is wrong with this. My hair actually looked quite nice when I had finished drying it but perhaps that was more down to the cold rinse I gave it and a decent blow drying job. My hair knots up too easily with this and therefore I don’t see how it could improve any split ends you had!

              I was not impressed with this as it was too much effort for the results it gave. Try the rest of the range but avoid this!


              carly_pussycat - Ciao UK ©

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