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Molton Brown Cloudberry Conditioner
I am a member on 'Beauty on trial and was lucky enough to be selected to trial these new shampoos and conditioners from Molton Brown.
I have only ever tried Molton Brown products when receiving then as gifts or when staying in posh hotels so was absolutely thrilled to get two full sized bottles to try. One is the shampoo and the other is this conditioner that I am reviewing here..
This is a UK based company that started in London in 1973 in a salon in Mayfair no less. This means it is a fairly new company but they have quickly become known for their quality products in hair and beauty.
In 2012 they were awarded the very prestigious award of 'BEST BRAND' from the Cosmetic Executive Women just as Molton Brown move into 2013 to celebrate their fortieth year.
The CEW gave the award as " Molton Brown have always been a passionate innovator in the bath, body and beauty world".
Molton Brown do not test on animals. They use plant based extracts that they travel the world to find and source.
PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY
This small bottle of 300ml is available for £18 yes you did read that correctly so it is a luxury conditioner rather than an everyday one that you let the rest of the family use! No one is sharing mine I can assure you. You can buy this on line through the Molton Brown website and also in their stores and probably in high end department stores too but that I don't know as I have never bought any myself.
THE PRODUCT RANGE
This is part of a new range brought out in September 2012 by Molton Brown and according to them; "captures the hottest new advances in plant based science."
The range includes:
Indian Cress Purifying shampoo & conditioner - for all hair types - £18 each
Indian Mulberry Volumising shampoo & Conditioner - for fine hair -£18 each
Plum-kadu Glossing shampoo & Conditioner - for dull looking hair - £18 each
Cloudberry Nurturing shampoo & Conditioner - colour treated hair - £18 each
Papyrus Reed repairing shampoo & Conditioner - Damaged hair - £18 each
Mer -rouge Deep conditioning Mask for all hair types - £25
BENEFITS OF THE CLOUDBERRY CONDITIONER
Molton Brown have added Arctic Cloudberries for their ability to add moisture to the hair, amino acids for shine, UV filters to protect hair from damage and also help hair colour from fading, conditioners to smooth and de tangle the hair as well as the scents of red berries, patchouli and carnation.
They claim the conditioner will help prevent colour fading for colour treated hair and will add a shine to your conditioned hair.
The instructions are pretty basic as with all rinse out conditioners you apply this to your wet hair straight after shampooing then massage into your scalp, leave a few minutes then rinse out with luke warm water as hot water damages hair.
My bottles came in a Molton Brown bag tied with a brown ribbon. The bottles are the classic Molton Brown looking plastic recyclable bottle. It has a sort of frosted look but you can see the colour of the product and how much is left easily. It has a silver lid which you push down on one side to flip up the side with a hole. You have to upend the bottle and squeeze out the product as needed. I opened the lid and squeezed a very small amount of quite thick conditioner into my hand. The product came out easily but as my bottle is full I do wonder of I will have to up end the bottle to get it out as it becomes emptier.
I used this conditioner after using the matching shampoo which I also got as a freebie.
The first thing that struck me was the fabulous scent. It smells like a luxury perfume, a sort of Gucci scent but I can't quite place which one. It has a hint of fruitiness but the smell is pure luxury, fresh yet sweet and with a touch of classiness.
I used a blob of about the size of two or three smarties for my pretty sort but quite thick hair and this gave me plenty to work through my hair and massage into my scalp.
It felt lovely and silky when in my hair and I lay back and enjoyed the fabulous scent for a few minutes after massaging it in.
It rinsed out easily leaving my hair feeling well nourished and I was able to dry it quickly and style it as usual. After drying my hair felt nice and soft and felt comfortable. It didn't look especially shiny but my hair never really does shine I have found.
I have had my hair re coloured for about two weeks now and the colour has stayed true so I am happy with that and I love the feel and the smell of this.
Molton Brown manufacture 90% of their products at a factory in Hertfordshire, England and never have and never will test on animals or use ingredients tested on animals.
WOULD I RECOMMEND AND BUY AGAIN?
Yes Ii would say this is a really lovely luxurious product that smells divine but is however very expensive. It does compare to Lush shampoos but I rarely buy them as I cheekily ask for samples when I need some or fancy trying a new one. In fact it does last pretty well as you do only need a small amount for each wash so it probably doesn't actually work out that expensive in the long run but £18 is a lot to pay out for a small bottle of conditioner or shampoo and if you buy both £36 is needed. I cannot visualise me ever paying out £36 for a shampoo and conditioner so I will have to enjoy this for as long as possible and dream of winning enough money so that I can spend that much on two hair products without worrying!
I am really pleased that I have been able to try this wonderful conditioner and enjoy my hair smelling so great so thanks Molton Brown for the trial.
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Molton Brown Cloudberry Nurturing Conditioner / London via Finland / Out with fast-fading colour / In with a conditioner for glossy vibrancy / Best for: colour-treated hair / The way we blend it: Arctic cloudberry for moisture / UV filters (to help protect your colour) / Conditioners to help smooth / detangle and reduce risk of breakage / Amino acid to help improve shine / Aromas of red fruits / carnation and patchouli / For vibrant blondes / dazzling redheads and sultry brunettes / this hair conditioner for coloured hair is a must-have / UV filters help to maintain your colour / while artic cloudberry and amino acids combat any dryness that might be caused by dyeing / And true to form / it smells great too / Massage through hair just-shampooed with Cloudberry Nurturing Shampoo / then rinse