I love Toni and Guy products as I always have found that they leave my hair fresh, soft and manageable. I see this Toni and Guy Straight and Protect conditioner in the Semi Chem recently and could not resist giving it a go.
This conditioner has an amazing smell to it, it smells clean, fresh and kind of reminds me of the smell in the hairdressers. The scent from this conditioner lasts for quite a while after I have blow dried my hair.
This conditioner is really easy to apply, you simply take a little on your hands and work it through your hair from root to tip. I usually leave it in my hair for a few minutes before I rinse it out to let it get to work in my hair and also because it smells really nice. Then you rinse and blow dry your hair as usual.
I am really pleased with the results from this conditioner, it leaves my hair soft and silky and there is definitely less waves in it when I dry it. My favourite thing about this conditioner is that it leaves my hair really easy to manage and style.
This conditioner does not weigh down my hair or make my hair greasy quicker like some other of the more expensive conditioners I have used.
I have found that I do not need to straighten my hair as much when I use this conditioner, I usually keep it for the weekend and only use it as a treat, if I am going somewhere nice as it makes getting ready much easier as my hair is easier to style.
Price and Availability
The price is one of the things that tempted me to buy this conditioner, it was really cheap costing me just £2.99. I think that this was a great price as a bottle of this conditioner lasts ages and it has great effects on my hair. I will definitely be buying this conditioner again.
I think that this is a great conditioner. It is a nice little luxury to buy and it works really well in my hair. I found that my hair was much more manageable and had less waves in it than usual. Overall I would give this conditioner 5 out of 5 stars.
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When I bought this for myself it was seen as a luxurious treat. I wouldn't normally spend £4 on a bottle of conditioner, usually I would buy both shampoo and conditioner for less than this but I had a gift voucher and wanted to buy myself something which looked special and was a bit more luxurious than what I normally buy. Sadly though it was a let down and I won't be buying it again.
I mainly bought this because it looked nice. The bottle is tall, round and thin and has a 'frosted' element to it where it is almost see-through but not quite. This made it stand out from the other products and look nicer and better so I thought it would be more luxurious than them. Also, it's name Toni and Guy is branded on the side of it quite clearly so I thought by buying a designer brand surely I was treating myself to something a cut above the rest
The lid just pulls off and reveals the hole inside. To get the conditioner out you just turn the bottle upside down. The conditioner is rather thick though so it proved quite difficult to get out of the bottle and because the bottle is made from a good quality, quite hard plastic it wasn't possible to squeeze it to help get the liquid out. This was not really a problem at first but obviously as the conditioner began to run out it was more difficult each time which was quite frustrating and took up a lot of time.
The conditioner has a slight shine to it, almost as though it has very tiny bits of glitter inside it. This makes it look really nice and I thought it would mean it would do what it said it would- enhance the shine on my hair! I have very thick hair and find that it needs taming as much as possible so the fact that this conditioner was supposed to help keep it straight was a good idea.
The conditioner was so thick that when applying it to my hair I found it tended to stick in clumps to my hair. It was quite difficult to get it to be applied evenly and then even harder to actually rinse off. The shampoo in this range was also the same. It was very hard to get out of my hair properly and on several occasions I have had to get back in the shower as I've realised that there is still some in my hair and it's very sticky.
Once I have dried my hair properly the result of using this conditioner is certainly shine enhancing! My hair really is shiny after using this so it does do what it says it should do. It does also help my hair to be a bit less frizzy so is easier to straighten although it doesn't seem to have any more benefits than the cheaper brands that I use so it's not as if the extra money means that my hair will be extra straight.
I find, however, that after a day my hair begins to look greasy and needs washing again. This is not what happens with other brands so I can only assume it is something to do with all the chemicals within this conditioner. I end up having to wash my hair more frequently when using this so it actually works out at being even more expensive and not just because of the price tag either.
If I haven't completely washed this out of my hair, even if a tiny bit is left in I find that my hair feels sticky and hard in certain places and it isn't a nice feel at all!
In my opinion this is not worth the money at all. Yes it does help my hair to be straighter than if I used a conditioner that didn't have a straightening element and yes it does add a nice shine to it but it's nothing more outstanding than another brand could do and it really doesn't feel good if you leave a tiny bit in. It's hard to rinse out and also hard to get out of the bottle so I am not very pleased with this at all and won't be buying it or recommending it again. Giving it three stars is actually quite generous!
I have fought a rather long and arduous war that for many years although I havent actually out and out won I refuse to yet hold up my white flag and surrender to the mischivious traits that my hair inflicts upon me such as excess volume, dryness and the worst of all culprits, unruly frizz! I have almost bankrupted myself testing every product on the market that claims to help tame and settle, protect, nourish and combat frizz whilst leaving my wayward hair glossy, shiny and in tip top condition. Infact hair products are just about the only products that i will not compromise on as everything else in my cupboards are generally budget!
I had previously been using shampoo and conditioner from the Schwartzkopf range in conjunction with V05 miracle mist which did work really well but was not a fool proof soloution to my hair troubles so I decided to take the plunge (and against my better judgement) purchase three products from the Toni & Guy Protect and Straight range (shampoo, conditioner and serum) which I have been using for about a week now.
The State Of My Hair:
As I have mentioned in my previous reviews my hair is naturally curly, very thick (needs trimming and thinning every six to eight weeks) and is prone to horrendous frizz. My hair can get quite dry due to constant daily blow drying and straightening. My hair needs products to weigh down the volume and remove the frizz whilst providing protection from the two hundred degrees of heat that I iron through it. So if your hair is a smidge like mine then you could just be in for a treat!
Using The Conditioner:
This conditioner is available in a 250ml plastic bottle which states " This indulgent conditioner maximises the straightening effect and protects from heat damage leaving your hair nourished, smooth and sleek". I have mid length hair and used a blob about the size of a 10pence piece which I pulled through my hair from root to tip. I left on my hair for a couple of minutes before rinsing out. The conditioner has the same light perfumey smell that the shampoo contained (not the usual fruit scent of conditioner). I have to be honest the conditioner didnt feel as creamy as I thought it would and my hair did not feel like it was fully conditioned and certainly not as soft as the shampoo had left it. The ends felt as though they needed extra attention so I was skeptical as to thether this salon range would actually be of any benefit to me.
It was only when I blow dried my hair and began to use my straighteners (this was the pivital turning point in my decision of the product) that I saw first hand the monumentally great results. My hair just need a quick once over with the straighteners which was so easy because the hair was already soft. It felt as though the product was removing a lot of the volume without leaving my hair flat. It was soft and manageable all day and with the exception of my fringe (which is a law to itself) my entire hair remained virtually frizz free. I must point out though that I also used the calming serum before straightening and also used Lee Stafford dehumidifier as soon as I was finished as an extra precaution so this may have helped the results.
The conditioner I purchased was 250ml priced in Boots at £5.40 but I brought on promotion for three products for £10.00. The combination of the three products have improved the general appearance of my hair and the condition with fantastic results. I am now a total convert to the Toni & Guy straight and protect range and can highly recommend. So if your hair is a wild child that needs to be tamed give this product range a chance.
I got this conditioner as part of a gift set for Christmas last year.
When I received the same gift set this year, I decided I should review the products inside it.
I straighten my hair several times a week so even though I use heat protection spray I get quite bad split ends.
I hoped this condiioner, along with the shampoo it came with, would help, but to be honest I was sceptical.
I had no split ends when I started using this and was hoping it would stop me from getting any.
I remember my first bottle of this had a sort of pump which you had to twist and then push down to get conditioner out, and I remember finding it quite difficult to use at first.
However, they have changed the design of the bottle so it is now much easier to get conditioner out of the bottle.
The directions on the back of the bottle show that it is used exactly the same as any other conditioner.
It is a think consistency so you only need a little bit.
The conditioner has a nice scent, it's sweet and smells very similar to other Toni and Guy hair products, however I noticed the smell doesn't really linger after you have washed your hair which is a shame.
The bottle promises that the conditioner will maximise straightening effect and protect from heat damage.
I didn't really notice much change in the condition of my hair over the first few washes, and I can't say I noticed my hair was any straighter.
However, I continued to use the conditioner and I noticed that over time I wasn't developing split ends, which usually happens very quickly to my hair.
I haven't found any other hair product which prevents your hair from getting split ends anywhere near as well as this conditioner, so I was very impressed.
However, I should mention that I also have been using the Straight and protect shampoo, so it is possible that only the shampoo is making the difference.
In terms of price, this is more than I would normally pay for a bottle of conditioner.
It costs £5.40 from Boots for 250ml, and the same price for a bottle of shampoo of the same size.
However, the bottle did last ages so maybe it's worth it.
I didn't but this conditioner again, partly because of the price and partly because I wanted a conditioner which would stop my hair from being quite so dry.
However it will be nice to be free from split ends again when I use my new bottle, and I would recommend this conditioner to anyone who straightens their hair a lot and wants to prevent split ends forming.
I brought this conditioner along with the shampoo from this range to pay my hair back for the constant punishments I put it through by means of heat and I'm afraid to say, I wouldn't accept the apology if I was my hair.
Priced at around £5.50 for a bottle, I was expecting great things. The conditioner felt thick as I massaged it into my hair and it felt soft and silky as I rinsed it off. It smelt good and felt great afetr styling. Unfortunately, byt he next day my hair felt lank, heavy and, sadly, a little greasy.
My hair did seem to retain its shape and it didn't need re-straightening or styling the next day but it did need a generous coat of dry shampoo which is not common for my hair.
Long term, I have felt no marked improvements in the condition of my hair but the build-up problem does seem to have got worse so I will have to alternate with another conditioner.
I have reviewed the shampoo with similar comments as I am unsure as to which is causing the problem having used them in tandem. However, for the price I have paid I would expect considerably better results and will not be buying these products again.
I bought this product as i needed something to help my hair be even more protected as heat protectant wasnt doing the job that well on its own! i just bought the sample size from Boots for £1.79 ( or around that) and tried it out.
It says to leave in for 2 minutes but i left it in a little longer, rinsed it out, i couldn't feel much difference, whilst it was drying so i was a little disappointed, however when i began to straighten my hair, i could see some difference and was a little impressed, however as i have dry hair i only wash it once every 3 days so my hair doesnt dry out, after using this product a 2nd time i still didnt see any sort of improved development from the first time i used it.. leaving me dissatisfied.
When the bottle ran out i thought i may give it one last try so i bought another (travel&trial) bottle, still not much difference, now maybe it just wasnt right for my hair but my hairdresser has said that she has seen clients with worse hair than mine and it has reduced the look and feel of the damage a lot more, so maybe it just wasnt for me :(, one product i do reccomend buying is their spray heat protection now that worked for my hair :D.
One thing i do enjoy about these productss is the "travel and trial" bottles from Boots, as i hate having products in the house that i am never going to use, so to have these versions i dont feel as bad throwing them away, and they are reasonably priced at around £1.50-£2.00 and offers like 3 for 2 are always on in that particular store, and if you have one of the £5 off Boots vouchers these could easily fit into a budget
Don't knock it till you've tried it though, cause it may work for you.
Toni & Guy Straight & Protect Conditioner is a great regular use conditioner for hair that is subjected to the horrors of straightening irons everyday. We all know that straighteners frazzle and fry your hair, so its good to use products that protect your hair from this.
The product comes in an aquamarine bottle, with a screw top lid. It's a lovely colour, very eye catching, I also like the Toni & Guy label, so its well designed packaging. The conditioner itself is white, and to me, feels quite light for a conditioner, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. This conditioner claims to contain some kind of heat protection.
I appy it after shampooing, and comb it through the lengths of my hair. It makes my hair start to feel smoother straight away, and it smells pretty good, I can't describe the smell, but it's good! The bottle says to leave it for two minutes, but you can leave it for as long as you like.
After rinsing and drying my hair, I move on to the straighteners. As I use them, the smell of the conditioner becomes stronger, which I assume means its reacting to the heat (mind, I'm no scientist, so I could be talking rubbish!). My hair is a little softer than usual, and its retained the smell of the conditoner. It hasn't made it shiner or anything, but my hair does feel really nice.
Overall, this conditioner leaves your hair soft and smooth, and as a bonus, it has added heat protection. Although I'd use a normal heat protector just to be on the safe side, this should be enough to shield your hair from the nasty effects of those GHD's. It costs around £5-£6 from Boots or a Toni & Guy salon.
I bought the miniature set of tony and guy products a few years back just after Christmas time and I have never looked back. Unlike other conditions that seem to sit on the top of your hair seemingly doing absolutely nothing, this conditioner soaks into your hair and always leaves your hair feeling smooth, silky and soft. I also find styling my hair far easier after using the toni and guy products as opposed to many other brands currently on the market.
The only down side I would say there is to the toni and guy conditioner is the price! But then again, having a brother who owns his own beauty salon, I understand how important taking care of your hair properly is and so paying that bit extra for healthy hair really doesn't bother me in the slightest.
I know on the back of the bottles they always say to use with the other products in the range for the best results, but if i am running low on the shampoo then I find the results are still far superior to other brands if I just use the conditioner alongside a cheap brand shampoo!
Great product, slightly expensive but worth every penny!
I straighten my hair far to much and needed something that would bring back the healthy, soft feel and look it used to have.
I purchased this Toni & Guy straight and protect conditioner and the matching Shampoo.
The Conditioner is in a circular 250ml turquoise bottle with Toni & Guy written clearly on the front in a bold white colour.
Just like the shampoo the bottle is very eye catching, which is good when placed on a shelf full of other Toni & Guy products.
On the back of the bottle it says: 'This indulgent conditioner maximises the straightening effect and protects from heat damage leaving your hair nourished, smooth and sleek.'
Which is just what I need for my heat damaged hair!
When I first used the Conditioner I took off the lid and twisted the pump around until if fully popped up.
I then pumped a bit of Conditioner onto my hand. It is a white, thick consistency and has the same scent as the shampoo- A sweet, hairspray smell but not overpowering!
A raisin sized amount came out of the pump and I didn't feel it was enough for my shoulder length hair, so I pumped a bit more out.
I rubbed the conditioner into my hands and it felt soft, I then applied it all over my hair massaging it in.
The bottle says to leave the conditioner in for 2 minutes and then go through you hair with a comb.
I use a sort of nit comb to go through my hair and as I comb my hair it glides through well with no knots!
I then wash it out until I feel it has all gone.
After using the Shampoo (previously reviewed) I felt my hair was clean but not fully smooth and sleek. But after using the matching conditioner my hair was beautifully soft and smooth!
The Shampoo and Conditioner also made my hair look healthy again!
The conditioner is priced at £5.29 which I feel is quite expensive for a conditioner and when purchasing the Conditioner and Shampoo together works out alot!
But for the results I think it's worth the money!
Toni & Guy often have their products on offer in Boots either 2 for £7 or 3 for £10. This is fantastic value for money and the best time to stock up!
You can buy Travel Size bottles of this conditioner for £1.95 which are often on 3 for 2 in Boots stores.
Overall I am very pleased with the results! Even in between washes my hair stays very smooth and healthy looking.
A little bit of this conditioner will go along way and lasts for quite a long time!
5*'s- Highly Recommended.
I was bought this product in a Toni and Guy gift set for my birthday and I have been using it for a while. I have to say that while it is fine and pleasant, when it runs out, I won't be buying it again. It is an ok conditioner, but for the money I think it is expensive and the quality is not that great.
The conditioner is white and a fairly normal consistency but what really bugs me about it is how you get the product from the bottle. The pump action thing does not release enough conditioner per squirt for me so i have to pump it quite a few times.
The instructions also say that you should leave it on our hair for quite a while and i don't normally do this but when i have had the time and tried it, I have found that doesn't make too much differece to the feel of my hair afterwards.
My hair is generally normal really and i have found that this conditioner does not leave my hair feeling as soft at all as others I have used. It does smell nice though, not overpowering or longlasting but pleasant to use in the shower.
Overall I would say this product is fairly average, and I truly expected more from Toni and Guy.
I wrote not so long ago about the Toni and Guy Straight and Protect shampoo which I had used on holiday and continued to use when I got back, and thought it was about time I told you about the matching conditioner!
The conditioner comes in a tall turquoise coloured bottle with the Toni and Guy logo written down the side. I think the packaging looks quite modern -especially when standing next to the shampoo which comes in a similar silver bottle.
The bottle states that this conditioner gives 'gentle conditioning for heat straightened hair'. I have rather uncontrollable frizzy hair, and I don't know where I'd be without my GHD's, however on the downside, I know they cause a lot of damage, so it's nice to use a product which is especially for straightened hair. I was, like with the shampoo, a little concerned by the word 'gentle' being used in the description, as my hair is long and thick and needs something quite strong to get it feeling smooth.
On pouring the conditioner out, you will see that it is white in colour and quite thick, which is good as runny conditioners are rarely strong enough to sort my hair out. It has the same smell as the shampoo only I would say a little stronger. It's difficult to put my finger on exactly what it smells like, but it's a fresh, clean sort of a smell that's pleasant enough.
Once on the hair, they advise to leave it two minutes before rinsing. Although two minutes is not a long time, I must admit that this bugs me slightly, as I prefer to just wash and go - I don't always have two minutes to spare!
When rinsing I've found that this leaves my hair feeling a little coarse. I mentioned in my review of the matching shampoo that the shampoo tangled my hair up quite a lot, and although I found that this detangled my hair sufficiently, straight after rinsing, it doesn't feel as smooth or silky as I would expect.
Once dry however, the coarse feeling I get after rinsing disappears thankfully. My hair is left soft, and it is completely detangled - fantastic given how knotted the shampoo made my hair. I also have noticed that my hair seems to have a bit more bounce after using this, however in terms of appearance, it doesn't appear to enhance shine.
On a more negative note, like with the shampoo, I have found that after using this product my hair seems to become greasy quite quickly.
At £5.29 250ml this is not the cheapest conditioner on the market, but nor is it ridiculously expensive. I do think though at that price I would expect something of a higher quality. The results I get from this product are good - soft and detangled - but a cheaper conditioner would achieve the same results, so I will not be buying this again.