Buying a conditioner for me is generally quite an easy matter for me. I tend to either buy what is on offer as long as it is suited to my hair type, nothing more complicated basically. I don't go for the expensive brands as I don't see the need but I never go for the economy range as I have never had good results. My hair ranges dependant on the seasons as to whether its 'normal', 'dry/damaged' etc so I do vary the conditioners I use but not by much!Now my hair has gotten over its 'dry/damaged' months it has now entered the time where I need a little help with the frizz - now my hair isn't frizzy but having natural wavy hair it does sometimes need a little taming, just to make it more manageable when straightening. Of course there are a whole host of de-frizzing products on the market ranging from the ultra cheap to ultra expensive! However, on this occasion I bought the Clairol Herbal Essences Smooth & Soft Conditioner. I opted for it mostly as it was on offer but also because of my huge success with the Hello Hydration shampoo (see previous review) so I was hoping that this conditioner would also prove successful.
Herbal Essences is a brand by Clairol, they have been around for quite a lot of years both in the UK and over the pond in the USA. They underwent a big revamp not so long ago where they ditched their previous bottle and designs and came back with a whole new range of packaging and different varieties of shampoos/conditioners as well as other products all designed to be within certain 'collections'. I know there was quite a lot of uproar when the previous products were discontinued but the new products for me have certainly proved well in my house and I am more than happy to continue to use them!The Smooth & Soft range has been designed to help tame those frizzy locks and wild manes - basically intending to help smooth the hair. Herbal Essences have used two specific ingredients to help create this collection namely mandarin crème and pearl powder extract. The latter has been used for centuries by Asian women as they believe it will help keep their skin smooth and soft - therefore Herbal Essences have cottoned on to this and have decided to put it into a shampoo, conditioner and intensive mask.
The Herbal Essences' collections are all colour coded so for the Smooth & Soft range every product comes in a gorgeous red/orange coloured containers. The conditioner comes in a lovely slender, slightly shaped plastic bottle which is not transparent but instead has been made with a metallic coloured plastic giving it almost a luxurious theme to it. On the front of the bottle is the product name, brand logo and an image of what looks to be a load of swirls and abstract flowers - this is the same with all of the collections. On the back of the bottle there is all the usual information you would expect such as usage, ingredients and warnings etc - nothing out of the norm.The conditioner itself isn't clear in transparency but instead the metallic theme continues as it is a lovely peach coloured liquid which is quite a thick consistency - definitely thicker than the shampoo!
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