Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Review: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner & Smooth & Soft Conditioner

I purchased these two products for £3.99 (saving £3!) at Superdrug- usually Superdrug and Sainsburys always have 2 for £3.99 deals on the Herbal Essences range. Obviously I bought the two biggest containers at 400ml each.
Herbal Essences Conditioner Hellp Hydration 400MLHerbal Essences Hello Hydration (HEHH) Conditioner, £3.49 on its own
Description: I’ll quench your thirst for Dry/Damaged hair. Say 'hello' to a deep drenching of quenching hydration with my rich formula containing orchid and coconut extracts. Immerse yourself and replenish your hair's much needed moisture. Got thirst for more? Start with my shampoo and treat yourself to my high gloss intensive mask. (Our gloss, your gain!).
Ingredients: water, stearyl alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane, cetyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, dimethicone, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) milk, fragrance, glutamic acid, benzyl alcohol, edta, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, blue 1. According to naturallycurly.com it is: sulfate free, paraben free, protein free and glycerin free.
Thoughts: I purchased this to co-wash my hair and I currently co-wash my hair 1x week after shampooing my hair. This definitely leaves my hair feeling moisturised and gives lots of slip. I feel if it aids my detangling process this is very important especially at 13 weeks post relaxer. The price is well worth it and the smell of coconut and orchid is lovely and I like the way the smell lingers in my hair. I would definitely repurchase this conditioner, the colour is a bit off putting when I first squeezed it out I admit I was shocked it is blue, the same colour as the container. I would give this conditioner 4/5, I think it is too heavy to use as a leave-in so imo it only has one use, as a co-wash.
Herbal Essences Smooth & Soft Conditioner 400mlHerbal Essences Smooth & Soft Conditioner, £3.49 on its own
Description: See smoothness in your future? How about some protection from humidity? Try this deep conditioning formula so your path to soft, smooth hair is perfectly clear
Ingredients: Aqua,Stearyl Alcohol ,Cetyl Alcohol ,Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine ,Glutamic Acid ,Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone ,Parfum ,Benzyl Alcohol ,Citric Acid ,EDTA ,Hexyl Cinnamal ,Sodium Chloride ,Butylphenyl Methylpropional ,Linalool ,Propylene Glycol ,Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Limonene, Magnesium Nitrate ,Margarita Powder ,Citrus Nobilis Peel Oil ,CI 47005 ,CI 14700 ,CI 17200 ,Triacetin ,Methylchloroisothiazolinone ,Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Benzoate,Potassium Sorbate.
Thoughts: I purchased this to co-wash my lace front wig. I have used it once, it definitely did the job, the wig was washed, it felt and smelt clean afterwards and was smooth. I am not sure how well this would work on my natural hair I'd rather use HEHH. However I also liked the smell and yes I admit after washing I smelt the wig once or twice lol. Btw I really wanted the HE Totally Twisted conditioner but could not find it anywhere :/ so if anyone knows where it is sold please let me know! I would give this product 4/5 it does the job but the orange colour is off-putting and the conditioner is not as moisturising as HEHH.
Ingredient & description information from: tesco.com, naturallycurly.com, superdrug.co.uk

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