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Toni & Guy Red Brunette Conditioner

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      12.01.2012 13:16
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      The best brunette conditioner around!

      My partner recently bought me this Conditioner for Christmas along with the shampoo and deep conditioning mask in the same range. I have always loved Toni & Guy products but find when not on offer they can be quite expensive, so had not used any of their products for quite a while.

      I had used the straight collection before and also the dry hair products, but this is by the far the best Toni & Guy Conditioner I have ever used, as I have said with the shampoo. The conditioner in texture is silky and soft, not greasy and absolutely glides through hair, only using a small amount. This conditioner is without a doubt the most gorgeous smelling conditioner I have used. It leaves my hair shiny and extremely soft, and definitely holds the colour in my hair longer than other conditioners I have used. As I said with the shampoo the fragrance of these products is lovely and lasts all day. My hair is definitely in the best condition it has been in years, and the only thing I have changed is my shampoo & conditioner & still straighten and blow dry my hair daily. It is such a refief to find such a wonderful product.

      My partner said he paid £10 for the shampoo and the conditioner which for the quality of the product I think is extremely good value.

      I would definitely recommend this product to any brunette or red head - I can guarantee you will love this conditioner and it will be at the top of your shopping list for years to come! Def advise to use the shampoo also to get the full effects :)

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      09.04.2010 23:09
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      Works well, slightly flimsy bottle

      I have slightly reddish brown tints to my hair, so I thought this would be a good investment to bring them out. I bought the set - both the matching shampoo and conditioner. It is the shampoo which has the colour enhancer in, so far I have not noticed any difference in this respect. However, the conditioner has worked very well in my hair. It contains olive oil extract, which leaves my well nourished, and silky smooth. I have no trouble taking a hairbrush through my hair after using this conditioner.

      It also contains UV filter, although I have no way of effectively assessing how effective this is, it can be said that I currently do not appear to have any split ends.

      It is worth saying that the conditioner (and particularly the matching shampoo) does stain, and which does not look pretty on fabric!

      It is fairly pricey (£5.99 in Boots), but well hydrated hair is worth the price! Another point is the pump action is a bit flimsy, and on the conditioner bottle no longer functions properly.

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      20.03.2010 11:54
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      A conditioner designed for red brunette hair from Toni & Guy.

      I recently had my hair dyed red, not the ginger orange colour as I really wasn't that brave but the darker mahogany colour. It wasn't really a drastic change as my hair was already dark brown with some copper tones in it but I just felt like it was time for a change! As soon as I'd had it done I eagerly went to Boots to stock up on some products suitable for the new colour of my hair... it's a bit like how you need a whole new wardrobe too! I was actually quite disappointed with what I found to be honest, there didn't seem to be a lot of choice at all for red hair and I probably only counted about three or four shampoos and conditioners aimed at red hair. In the end I chose two Toni and Guy products that were designed for red brunette hair and hoped for the best!

      The majority of you will have heard of the Toni and Guy brand largely because they seem to have a hair salon within the majority of towns and even villages now. They're also well known due to their extensive range of products which can be bought directly from their salon but also from larger Boots stores too. Toni & Guy claim to be the most powerful hairdressing brand in the world, the brand began back in 1963 in South London and has grown massively since it was founded into a multinational company comprising of academies and salons worldwide including an impressive collection of products. They have over 250 salons in the UK and over 200 salons internationally with over 50 academies too. Quite impressive really I think!

      The Toni and Guy Red Brunette Conditioner comes in a tall plastic bottle which is a deep red mahogany in colour with a frosted plastic lid. The front of the bottle shows the brand and product name in a silver colour and advertises the product as "nourishes and hydrates with the additional of olive oil." The packaging looks quite expensive and certainly fits in with the salon image. The conditioner itself is dispensed using a pump and this is where the problems lie. Each pump dispenses about a pea sized amount of the product and you then have to wait for the pump to raise up again before repeating, as I've got quite thick hair I need a lot of conditioner and this proves to be a rather cumbersome and long winded way to dispense it.

      When you finally get the conditioner out you'll see it's quite runny in terms of consistency. It's a deep bronze in colour and it almost glimmers and shimmers in the light as if it contains glitter. It's got a delicious salon smell to it which smells quite sweet and fills my whole shower with a gorgeous scent, very much like the shampoo does to. The directions suggest you smooth onto wet hair being careful to cover from your roots to your ends. I always find it best to leave it on for a couple of minutes so it can really nourish my hair although the directions don't tell you to do this. It makes my hair feel almost like it's got a coating on it, quite slippery to the touch and almost like it's really greasy! After that you simply need to wash it out of your hair.

      The conditioner left my hair smelling delicious and pretty much tangle free when I got out of the shower. I then proceeded to dry and straighten my hair and have to say it looked really clean, really shiny and the colour appeared much brighter as if it had been revitalised. My friends even commented on it and asked if I'd had it re-dyed! The back of the bottle suggests the conditioner will positively charge your colour with tone intensifying and shade specific care. I'm not sure how it manages to do all that but I'm certainly not complaining, it deserves a full five stars in my opinion except for the dispenser pump! It's also advertised as containing olive oil, UV filters and heat protection too which is handy if, like me, you straighten your hair.

      This conditioner costs £5.49 at Boots for a 250ml bottle, it's very often on special offer and it's currently part of a three for two deal so I'd recommend buying it when it is on offer. The bottle lasts me about as long as a standard bottle of conditioner although I do find I use moderately less of this one each time I wash my hair. Since I've had red hair I've used this conditioner and matching shampoo, along with for normal hair and have to argue that this one leaves my hair looking the shiniest and my colour looking the best. I really would recommend the Toni & Guy Red Brunette Conditioner to anyone with red hair or simply with some red tones in their brunette hair as I don't doubt it would work on either colour.

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        03.03.2010 20:21
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        Seems ok for very subtle results but didn't give my hair any real colour boost

        If you've read some of my previous reviews, you might know that I've been using colour-enhancing shampoo and conditioner to make my red hair more red. I was coming to the end of my Botanics conditioner and popped into Boots for a new bottle. To my dismay, the shelf for the Radiant Red conditioner was completely empty so I decided to make do with what I'd got and go back another day. A week later, exactly the same thing happened and the two shampoo bottles that had been there the previous week were in exactly the same places as before (with one stuck behind the Brunette shampoos). I consulted a staff member, who confirmed stock problems but couldn't tell me when new stock would arrive. As my Botanics conditioner was now all gone, this put me in a bit of a bind as I needed a replacement fast to avoid undoing the colour enhancement that had taken place so far. After scouring the hair products aisles, I narrowed my choices down to just two: a John Frieda conditioner for red hair that I bypassed as the blurb on the packaging made it appear more for coloured hair, and this Toni & Guy conditioner that sounded more promising. Although the Toni & Guy product was a bit more expensive, I chose that one as my substitute.

        ***THE CONDITIONER***
        I was rather taken aback from the colour of the conditioner. Rather than the reddish-brown of the Botanics and Boots colour-enhancing ranges that I've previously used, this was actually gold and looked far more suited to blonde hair than red-brunette. On closer inspection, the gold even had shimmer in it and this was clearly evident on my hands after applying the conditioner to my hair. As it was a million miles away from the ranges that I've known and at least halfway liked in the past, I was very sceptical as to whether this conditioner would do anything to enhance the colour of my hair. My usual Botanic conditioner contains a lot of henna, and it's that that seems to make it effective in making my hair look more red. Given that the colour of this conditioner is gold and not the slightest bit red, I had serious doubts about it. However, I'd completely run out of Botanics conditioner and with no confirmation on when I'd be able to get my hands on any more, I had no choice but to put my trust in it and hope for the best!

        It had more of a geli-lie consistency than I was expecting and it was a bit of an effort to get it out of the pump-action bottle. Each time I needed a new 'squirt' to put on my hair, it took two pumps of the bottle to entice much to come out. This wasn't a major problem but it got a bit frustrating as by the time I came to wash the conditioner out of my hair, some sections of my hair had had the conditioner on for longer than others and I was a bit concerned that the colour enhancement might be a bit more noticeable in those areas than the others.

        ***THE RESULTS***
        My Botanics conditoner gives colour enhancement from the first application so I figured that if I didn't get good results from the first application, I'd be in trouble as far as my colour enhancement goes. After blow-drying my hair, I went to inspect my hair in the mirror. There was no visible colour enhancement compared to the previous wash but at the same time, I was pleased to note that no colour appeared to have been stripped either. That was pleasing as I'd wondered whether washing the conditioner out of my hair would strip the colour build-up from my previous washes away if it didn't offer any enhancement of its own (these type of products are designed to wash out gradually in two or three washes if you stop using them). That didn't seem to be the case after one wash, but I did notice that on second application, the overall tone of my hair was beginning to go back towards its natural tone of being a dull red colour and by the third wash, it was just about back to 'normal' and didn't change from that, which suggests that this particular product couldn't offer enough colour enhancement for hair that is more red than brunette. Fortunately, my usual conditioner came back in stock online so I was able to order several bottles as back-up and stopped using this one as I felt that it wasn't for me.

        In terms of condition, I can't fault it in that sense. It contains olive oil, which is what I think has contributed to the great condition of my hair while using this conditioner. My hair has looked and felt much softer, and has also been much shinier and healthier looking.

        ***THE PRICE***
        I bought from bottle from Boots and paid something in the region of £5.50, which I thought was a bit pricey considering that my usual Botanics is around the £3 mark and has more effective results on my hair. The bottle looks quite large and I initially thought that it would last for ages but I ended up using more than I thought on my first few applications so I'm not sure that it's particularly cost-effective if you've got hair that's down to your shoulders or longer and is quite thick.

        ***OVERALL VERDICT***
        This is billed as a colour enhancing shampoo for red-brunette hair, but I didn't like the effect that it had on my hair. Ordinarily, my hair is somewhere between red and brunette as it dulls during the winter. I don't know about other people, but when I choose a colour-enhancing shampoo, it's because I want my hair to look brighter and to change colour at least on a subtle basis and I didn't feel that this did that. My experiences of using it suggest that it's more geared towards hair that is brunette with a hint of red than red that's veered more towards brunette. If your hair falls into the former category, I'd imagine that you'll get a subtle colour enhancement from using this conditioner (especially if you team it with the shampoo) and your hair should look and feel great but if your hair falls into the latter category (like mine), the colour enhancement may not be noticeable as you'd like. The bottle blurb doesn't make any reference to dyed hair and as my hair isn't coloured, I can't comment on how it'd perform if your hair is red-brunette through colouring but it doesn't specifically state that it can't be used on coloured hair.

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