“ Brand: Toni & Guy / Type: Conditioner / What it does: volumizeses, „
I bought this conditioner along with the matching shampoo as there was a 2 for £6 offer across the Toni & Guy range in Boots, and it seemed like it would be worth a try. The normal price in Boots is £4.88 for a 250ml, which is a decent price if it works.
Renowned worldwide for their fashion-led salons and expertise, Toni & Guy and the hair care specialists at Boots have developed a range of high-performance, salon-quality styling products to help you recreate the latest catwalk looks in your own home. They say that this revitalising conditioner detangles and hydrates your hair to give it bounce, body, and shine.
The conditioner comes in a nice red cylindrical bottle, which just like the shampoo, does make the product look high quality. The bottle has a press top dispenser, which dispenses just a small amount at a time, making it easier to control the amount you use, but again, just as with the shampoo I personally feel that the amount dispensed in a single press of the top is far too little to be of any use to anyone, and I have to press it 3 or more times to get enough out, which makes the whole dispenser kind of redundant.
The conditioner itself is a very thin textured white lotion, which in all honesty does feel straight away as though it's too thin and watery to do my hair any good. The smell is just the same as the shampoo, a strange mixture of chlorine and stale perfume to my nose, but it's a lot stronger than the shampoo and it does actually become quite overpowering while I'm using the conditioner.
The conditioner is easy to apply and to massage through the hair. A small amount does go a long way as the consistency is so thin and watery, and it feels very smooth. Rinsing it out is easy, again because of the thin texture, and my hair is left still feeling clean when it's all rinsed out, and it doesn't feel coated like with some conditioners.
Unfortunately once my hair is dried after using this I am just as disappointed with it's results as I was with the shampoo. My hair feels smooth, as it always does, but that's as far as it goes. It doesn't feel hydrated, revitalised, or volumised in any way, so it doesn't do what it's supposed to. It also left it very tangled, which is not something I'm used to, and i found it hard to get a comb through it.
Usually if a shampoo makes my hair a bit static and flyaway I find that using the conditioner counteracts this and smoothes it all out again, but I found that my hair feels even more static and flyaway after using the conditioner than it had done just using the shampoo on it's own. My hair looks and feels frizzy and uncared for after using this conditioner, which is a state my hair is very rarely in.
So, overall, I was very unimpressed by this conditioner. It didn't do anything to improve the condition of my hair, and was in fact detrimental to it's overall condition. It doesn't do what it claims it will do, and just leaves my hair looking very dull and lifeless, as well as frizzy, flyaway and static. Definitely one to avoid.
Detangles and hydrates your hair to give it bounce /