“ Brand: Wilko / Type: Conditioner „
I don't often shop in wilkinson's to be honest but I popped in there a fewdays ago to get something and I ended up having a look around the different aisles including the beauty & hair care aisle.
This conditioner caught my eye because it looked quite similar to the herbal essences shampoo and conditioners as it has a similar shaped bottle. Seeing as I was running low on conditioner and it was only £1.48 for a big 400ml bottle I thought it'd be worth trying.
The conditioner is designed to give hair a radiant shine and leave it soft, manageable and fresh. It comes in a plastic bottle which has a flip top lid. The design of the bottle isn't particularly attractive and in my opinion it does look a little cheap, which isn't a big deal in my opinion because the packaging doesn't matter that much.
The conditioner itself has a strong smell which is instantly noticeable as soon as I flip the top open. It smells sweet - almost sickly sweet, with an artificial fruity kind of smell to it. In my opinion the smell is quite girly and feminine and the smell does linger in my hair for a couple of days after I've used it - I used it two days ago and I can still smell it slightly when I sniff my hair!
The consistency of the conditioner is pretty disappointing as it lacks the creamy kind of consistency that most conditioners have and it is a little too runny for my liking. I have shoulder length hair and I need to use a lot of this before my hair feels like it is fully covered, so I don't think my bottle of it will last for much longer than a fortnight with regular use - not great value after all!
When it comes to rinsing my hair after I have used the conditioner I find that I need to rinse it several times before it feels completely clean. Once I have rinsed my hair a couple of times it feels noticeably smoother. Once my hair is dried and styled it feels smoother and more manageable but I haven't noticed any increase in shine and my hair gets greasy easily after I have used it which is strange as my hair is usually really dry. I don't think I'd buy this again because it doesn't really leave my hair feeling any different apart from a little smoother and I don't like the smell of it.
Two out of five stars.
When I bought my Mum the Wilko Tropical Shampoo for her for Christmas as she requested practical presents only I bought her the matching conditioner to it. Usually costing a pound a bottle for these (with lots of other bottles of things available too within the range) I bought this conditioner and the shampoo on offer for £1.50. I didn't actually buy them cos they were cheap to be honest but I liked the packaging and the huge size of it and when I sniffed them I just really liked it.
The packaging is as I have already mentioned what drew me to looking at the range in the first place. The bottle is very long holding rather a large amount of the conditioner which is 400ml. Its made of see through plastic, has a slight curvy look to it and the black coloured flip top opening concealing a small hole is situated to the bottom of it. We are clearly told on a light blue label what it is and who it is by and that it is 'Designed to give your hair a radiant shine' and there are pictures of tropical fruits shown then on the back label other information given includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients and warnings are stated, the size is given (as I have listed already), we are told to get it all used up from opening it within 24 months and contact details for Wilkinsons are given.
I have ended up using this as A) when I moved into my mums prior to being able to move into my new flat I forgot some essentials including shampoo and conditioner and B) my Mum wasn't all that keen on it anyway!
I use this after using shampooing my hair a couple of times first and then I apply it to my damp or wet hair. I use a good sized blob it the creamy looking but rather runny looking conditioner however because of the consistency of it I do find that a little of it smears through my hair really well then I leave it on for a minute or two or if in the bath leave it on for quite a few minutes however whether I leave this on my hair a minute or ten it doesn't really make any difference to be honest.
The fragrance of this is nice enough, fresh and unisex. Unlike the matching shampoo though which I think smells really of pineapple this is slightly different in its fragrance in my opinion although it is the matching conditioner and to me smells more of melon than anything else. It is meant to be a blend of melon, strawberries, nectarine, pineapple and lime and with added coconut oil though like I say to me I can only really smell melon. Its nice enough but not as tropical in its scent as the shampoo.
It rinses out of my hair well enough though leaving my hair feeling smooth and soft and that's it job done!
However this is meant to give a shimmer to the hair, well in my and my mums opinion it doesn't give us that however with dark hair at the moment my hair shines as well as it usually does. It doesn't leave any sort of feeling of residue on my hair either but my frizz is awful after using this and my hair can, if I apply to much go rather limp and I get rats tails.
This for me is ok if you only use a small blob of it however it doesn't smell all that tropical though the scent that it does has does linger on my hair all day long its just a shame that it doesn't add shine and that my frizz actually looks worse after using this than any other conditioner I have used in a long time so no I won't be buying this again....for my Mum or me!
Only available from Wilkinsons.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I bought this conditioner alongside the matching shampoo from Wilkinson's. Initially I was attracted by the vibrant colours of the Wilko Fruity range of hair care, but after noticing that these products were on offer at just 2 for £2 (their normal price being £1.48 each), I was persuaded to give them a try.
The bottle holds 400ml of conditioner and it is clear, with a black flip top lid at the base. The label depicts several different fruits which make up the ingredients of the product. They are pineapple, melon, strawberry and nectarine. The packaging certainly lives up to the tropical name and I was looking forward to using this product.
There is no specification on the bottle as to which hair type this is for, so I can only conclude that it is for use on all hair types. It promises to leave hair soft and manageable and 'add aromatic freshness to healthy looking hair.' It also mentions the addition of coconut oil, although it isn't made clear what benefit this will have for the hair.
As with the shampoo I was slightly disappointed with the intensity of the fragrance as I was expecting it to smell stronger than it actually does. Saying that, having just compared the shampoo and conditioner side by side, I do feel the conditioner smells a little more intense than the shampoo does. I'd describe the scent as being fruity with the main fragrance being pineapple and melon. I can't really smell the nectarine or strawberry in it, and nor can I smell the coconut oil which is a shame for me as I love coconut.
I apply this after shampooing with the matching product. I find the conditioner, which is a pale blue colour, to be a rather thin consistency but not runny. Consistency-wise I would compare it to the range of Alberto Balsam conditioners which are in a similar price bracket.
I find that the product smoothes through my hair very easily and although it indicates on the bottle that this can be applied and then rinsed straight off, I do tend to leave it on for a minute or so to work its magic.
After rinsing I find I am pleased with the results. My hair, which is long, thick and prone to knots, is smooth and detangled. I wouldn't necessarily say there is a huge wow factor with the results I get from the product, but I probably wouldn't expect there to be from a product this cheap. My hair does feel soft and not dried out at all and I think it looks shinier and healthier too. I mentioned in the shampoo review that I feel my hair has more bounce when I use these products and the more I use them the more I notice this to be the case.
Overall, I am pleased with this conditioner and would be happy to use it again. It's perhaps not the most exciting product I've ever used, but I am willing to overlook its minor flaws, because I feel for the price I am getting a fairly decent product and in my eyes this is a real bargain.