“ Brand: Umberto Giannini / Type: Conditioner „
I am a fan of this range and over some years have tried quite a few different products. I am always impressed by the quality and it is my favourate brand.
I am prone to quite fine, lank hair and absolutely hate it. I do everything I can to give my hair volume including styling products and washing my hair daily.
When I first tried this range for volumising hair from umberto Giannini I was a bit sceptical at first and wasn't sure if it would work. The value wasn't too bad so I decided to give it a go. I am so glad I did!
The conditioner is as thick and moisturising as any but doesn't leave the hair feeling heavy or weighed down. For long hair past my shoulders I find I only need to use around the size of a 50 pence piece, you could use more but i find this is generally enough.
The conditioner is green in colour and has a pleasant but not overpowering fragrance to it. It is quite thick in texture and works through the hair without any trouble, just to make sure though I do tend to use a wide comb in the shower.
When I use this conditioner combined with the shampoo I find my hair has plenty of volume and shine and it looks very healthy and holds the style well. The volume does tend to last all day for me and I can sometimes even get away with not washing my hair the next day, which is a real result for me!
Although I have the matching shampoo, I haven't been using them together for very long. This conditioner was actually my mum's and I was using it as my conditioner had run out and I wasn't going to the shops for a few days. Because of this, I was using it with a shampoo that wasn't Umberto Giannini.
Whereas the shampoo comes in a clearish bottle, this isn't the same for the conditioner, which makes it difficult to know exactly how much is left in the bottle without taking the lid off. I know that this isn't a major disaster as far as packaging goes, but seeing as the shampoo has a more or less transparent bottle, it would make sense for the conditioner to be the same. As with the shampoo, the lid unscrews at the top and you have to take the lid off fully to be able to tip some conditioner out of the bottle. I personally prefer these types of bottles to be flip-lid if they need to be turned upside down to get to the product as I find it all too easy to tip too much out.
The shampoo is a light green colour and seems runnier than the conditioner, which is more white and has a much thicker consistency, as you might expect. Although it's quite thick, it was quite slippy in that it seemed to slide off my hair quite easily at the ends and I found that I needed to rub it in slightly to make it stick around for the required few minutes.
If you've read my review of the shampoo, you'll know that I was pretty impressed with it despite not using both products together so I was hoping for similar results here. In the beginning, I was using it with another shampoo that wasn't from the Amazing Body range (or Umberto Giannini in general), but that didn't seem to make much of a difference. The first time I used the conditioner, I wasn't overly impressed with it as although it did a good job of detangling, it didn't seem to have made an impression on my flat and lifeless hair. In the next couple of hair washes, it started to come into its own and I noticed a big difference in how my hair looked and felt. It looked a lot bouncier and had some definite movement for the first time in years. I was suitably impressed enough to buy the shampoo (which I've also reviewed).