One of the ingredients mentioned is sodium lauryl sulfate which confused and concerned me coz that's one of the ingredients u find in shampoos and not a nice one. The minute I put the conditioner my hair which is permed became hard and stringy. Didn't wait for the 15 min coz I was afraid of further damage. My hair has not been that tangled after using other conditioners. Long story short, it went straight in bin. Wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.
When it comes to my hair I, like many of you reading this review just want it to look nice and be in good condition. Over the years I have spent a fortune on this treatment and that treatment with a mixed bag of results looking back. Basically though as I have gotten older I have to the conclusion that you can't beat a good trim and to use a decent shampoo and conditioner on your hair more than anything else and the one thing I do appreciate is a good intensive conditioner plopped on my hair a couple of times of week to give it a good much needed nourishment and added shine.
Once again when it comes to intensive conditioners I have spent a fortune on them in the past and most have been nothing at all to rave about which is why when I spotted this the other week in my local Poundland for a 480g tub of the stuff (which is pretty big!) costing of course a pound a tub I decided that I may as well give it a whirl even though I had never heard of the branding before.....and I did see another couple of women purchasing it whilst I was trying to decide whether to buy it or not which sealed the deal!
The product comes in a white plastic tall tub with a pull on/off lid to the top of it it has white and brown writing on it and on the front of it we are told that it is Natural Classic 'Henna' Treatment Wax, Original Formula Hair Conditioner and that it will not colour hair. On the back of the tub other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients are listed as are contact details for Richards & Appleby (the manufacturer of the product). Informative packaging this is but it does appear unisex and a bit cheap in its style but functional enough.
The Conditioner Itself:
All you have to do with this conditioner is to wash you hair as you would normally and then take a blob of this mainly white with a hint of pink colour reasonably thick conditioner and massage it thoroughly into damp hair which has been thoroughly rinsed though before you apply it. We are advised to then cover the hair with a damp hot towel (which I never do!) for about 15 - 30 minutes and to then take a bath as the steam from the water will help with the reconditioning process and then after that time to rinse it off thoroughly (which is ever so easy and straightforward to do so).
Me though, I always apply a good amount of this to my hair and sit in a warm/hot bath but don't go to the effort of sorting out a warm and damp towel however I do find this is to be simply great stuff. A little of it goes a long way and it has a soft sort of baby product fragrance which is naturally sweet and even lingers on the hair for a good hour or so after it has been used. I was slightly concerned at it being called a wax, thinking it would be greasy and would set on my hair before rinsing which thankfully it doesn't but it does seem to coat each hair strand and leave it feeling soft and looking really shiny and healthy without weighing it down at all.
Also after using this I notice my frizzys are really calmed down too and hair is simple to style and no flyaway hairs or anything adverse like that! This is easy to use, smells great and really deeply conditions my hair and at about a pound a tub (in all discount stores as well as well as in Wilkinsons) this offers great value for money and on my long hair a tub this size used twice weekly will last me a good few weeks too! Brill stuff!
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~~HENNA TREATMENT WAX~~
I first used Henna treatment Wax some years ago when my hair had become very out of condition. This was back in the day when perms wee popular and I had probably had too many perms, including home perms, and perhaps; then being a very busy mum, not had my hair cut quite often enough. As a result it needed something more to bring back the shine than normal everyday conditioning. I used hot oils for a while which worked well and also began to try Henna Wax.
Usually my hair is in pretty good condition. It doesn't look anything special but it feels soft and usually is fairly silky. Over the years it has been washed so many times but usually remains smooth enough and frizz free. Maybe this is because although I wash it every day I mostly leave it to dry naturally. But I don't give it that much attention either-just a shampoo every day followed by a matching (usually) conditioner which may stay on for a minute or two.
For some reason though, over the last week or so my hair has felt a little less smooth at the back. Well I can't see it without looking in the mirror but I do have this habit of smoothing down the back of my hair. It didn't feel terrible or anything but, as I'm now older and, although fortunate to not have many grey hairs, I do feel that as grey hairs are on the coarse side, then I really should treat my hair better than I perhaps have in the last few months so that my hair overall might stay looking younger than it is! Because of this I bought a new tub of Henna Treatment Wax Hair Conditioner.
I have used this many times before but haven't reviewed it, and so when I used it today I thought about how it felt more than I normally would.
On opening the tub this treatment wax looks like a normal conditioner but it is a little thicker in consistency and does have a very slightly waxy feel to it.
The product smells pleasant but I have used other brands which have a stronger more lavender (in my opinion) aroma. This one to me just smells slightly soapy. A pleasant but very subtle smell, I think.
The consistency is thick and it's therefore easy to scoop out the desired amount to use on the hair. I use slightly more than I would with a normal bottled conditioner, if using as a quick application but if going through the recommended process of the warm towel then I use a more generous amount to give my hair a really good condition. If this is being used on longer or thicker hair than my own then more would be needed.
The tub lifts on and off easily once the seal is broken.
*This treatment wax will NOT colour hair at all; it is merely to use for a deep conditioning treatment.
~~HOW TO USE~~
The idea of using this henna treatment is that you should first wash and rinse your hair, then massaging the conditioning formula into your hair and scalp. Then you are advised to cover the hair with a dampened and hot towel for a period of between fifteen to thirty minutes OR apply it to the hair and then bathe, as steam from the hot bath will help the treatment process.
I have to admit that I don't often have the patience to leave this on for longer than fifteen minutes but it still seems to work extremely well. Before I use it in this way I usually treat my hair to two shampoos whilst showering, rinsing well, I then apply the henna wax quite generously, and then thoroughly work in my hair all over, from scalp through to the ends. My hair is short now so it doesn't take very long but when I first used the treatment my hair was of a longer length. I have the shower positioned low on its rail so I can continue my ablutions and not accidentally rinse off the henna wax. I'm soon done, so use one of those turban type wraps purchased from a pound store. Before showering I have splashed the turban with water and then placed it on the heated towel rail to warm up while I shower. But this is a better method to use in the winter. In the summer when the heating isn't on, if wanting to give my hair a good treatment I prefer to wash my hair over the basin and then use the turban, which I've rinsed in hot water and then squeezed out, OR have placed over a hot kettle.
Once the time is up my hair is given a good rinse and towel dried. I then always find that it combs through very easily and can be left to dry naturally or styled.
Sometimes though I haven't the time to do all this so I do, as I did this morning and simply use the henna treatment wax as a normal conditioner but leave it on for a little longer than I usually do with standard conditioners before rinsing. I don't bother with the covering with a towel or turban but, even used in this easy to do method, I find that the wax also makes a difference to my hair. Indeed, if used in this way for a few days then my hair will feel silkier than before.
I have included these ingredients in case of allergies. They are:
Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Methyl Paraben, Lawsonia Inermis, Parfum, Propyl Paraben, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Magnsium Nitrate.
This tub that I recently purchased is made by Richards and Appleby, in Gwent, and I have used it often. My tub is 480gm but this is giving 20% extra so normally, without this offer, the tub would be of a 400gm size.
~~AVAILABILITY AND PRICE~~
This product is widely available but I usually buy from Savers. It cost either one pound or 99 pence. I have also purchased Henna Wax treatment tubs from pound stores. This particular brand is also available from many on line outlets. I think that one pound or less is a great price for this product and hard to beat so I always purchase this from a high street store.
I think this is a very good product that leaves my hair feeling in a better condition than when I have used standard conditioners. I feel if this is used for a few treatments then it does even better and helps to repair damaged hair as well as keeping hair in a good condition. I also feel that for the cheap price I pay it really is a good product.
I also think that this can be used as an every day conditioner and when used in this way it provides better value than normal bottled conditioner as it lasts longer.
When I first bought this product, I was going in blind. It was a monday afternoon; I was in town, desperately needing a deep conditioning treatment, and I couldn't have been less bothered to look for one. I was passing bodycare, and although my experiences in that shop have not always been pleasant in the past, I decided to go in and find the cheapest conditioner possible. Hurrah! On the bottom shelf was a big white tub with browny-black writing on - Natural classic Henna treatment wax! At first I wasn't sure - I've used henna in the past so assumed it would be a hair colouring conditioner. But upon second glance of the description on the tub, it said it would not colour my hair. Not willing to stick around for much longer, I paid the 99p (absolute bargain!!!) and let my weary feet drag me home.
My hair is less than conditioned - I am a massive fan of sun in, and although I am only 17, have dyed my hair about 10 times in the past; colours ranging from red to blonde to purple... At the moment I have been using the strongest sun in - my hair is now literally like straw. Dry, frazzled from over use of straighteners, and generally a bit unloved. You don't have to wet your hair before you put this conditioner on - just slather it all over your hair. I started at the ends of my hair and applied upwards; this is probably the best way as it stops your scalp getting greasy so quickly. On the tub it says to leave your hair at least 30 minutes, wrapped in a warm towel or whilst you are sitting in a hot, steamy bath. Now, considering I had a driving lesson in about an hour, I didn't have time to faff on like that, so I left the treatment on for half an hour, just up in a bun. In an ideal world I would have followed the instructions, but time was not on my side that day. Before I knew it, the 30 minutes was up, and I rinsed the conditioner out. Now, I'm not sure if I did this correctly, but I then washed my hair with shampoo. My hair was needing a wash anyway; but I think it's probably better not to shampoo the treatment out afterwards, if you want better results. Immediately I noticed that my hair was softer and more manageable; not its usual tangled self. The treatment also had a lovely light, slightly flowery-but-by-no-means-chemically aroma, which lasted until I next washed my hair.
Post-driving lesson, my hair was finally dry. I take this as a sign of conditioned hair - my friends' (who have never colour treated or fried their hair like I have) hair usually takes much longer to dry than mine. My hair was noticably shinier and healthier looking, as well as smelling great and being tangle-free.
I am sure you don't think that something that costs 99p from bodycare would be such a savious, but believe it or not, it has been fabulous. I have used it three times now, each time my hair increases in shine and looking healthy. The tub is 480 grams - this is sure to last a while; my usage has barely removed any of the conditioner.
In conclusion - at 99p and judging from how helpful it has been to my hair, I will definitely buy this product again. It is a no-regret buy; your hair will love you for it, particularly if it is heavily colour treated or bleached. However, if you have naturally greasy hair be careful as it is a very strong conditioning treatment and could induce a greasy scalp.
Ps if you live near to a bodycare, don't buy it from amazon as it is a further £1 more expensive to buy off amazon, not including p&p.
After ruining my hair with various hair dyes I consulted my hairdresser about which products I should use to get my hair back to its natural and healthy state and she recommended this conditioner. At the time it was much cheaper than £2.99 as it was on offer so that was also a win!
My hair went from dry, brittle and unhealthy to soft, sleek and shiny in a matter of days, in which I was impressed with as other conditioners take a while to do what they say! The conditioner comes in a very large tub so it is great value for money as well as amazing quality. The only downside is that I thought it was going to smell really nice but instead just plain and although that doesnt matter to me, to other people it will as you want nice smelling hair! However, this is definitley worth buying to relift dry damaged hair.
Browsing at the hair products in Bodycare, Natural Classic Henna, Treatment Wax - Hair Conditioner caught my eye. Perfect I thought so picked up a 480gm tub and paid just 99p for it! I've noticed you can actually buy this on http://absolutehairremoval.com too. The colours may not sound all that appealing but the bold black writing on a pure white background is very prominent and eye catching so whether you knew what this was or not you'd be very tempted to have a look. We are clearly told on the front of the tub that this is Natural Classic Henna Treatment Wax. It also says Original Formula Hair Conditioner as well as informing us it will not colour hair. The back of the tub gives us a little insight into Henna wax explaining to us that Henna Treatment Wax is a formula made from the finest ingredients, extracted from Henna (Lawsonia) making it an excellent ingredient for deep penetrating hair conditioners. We are also told that Natrual Classic Henna Treatment Wax is suitable for all hairtypes, especially hair that is damaged from bleaching. This is vital information as there is nothing worse than ruining your hair with a product. So there is no need to worry if you have coloured, permed, plaited, short, long, damaged or even untouched and healthy hair this is brilliant to use even if it just for a quick boost.
When I used to do Hairdressing in college many moons ago we used to style and colour our hairs like there was no tomorrow this of course leading to drained and damaged hair. Our tutors regularly offered free Henna Wax treatments though to treat and nourish our hair and scalps and try and regain some life into them.
Although I don't do hairdressing anymore I still use straighteners, hairdyrers, brushes and hairdyes which all in turn do great damage to my locks so I have tried to keep treating my hair by buying my own Henna Wax treatments. I was always buying Superdrugs Henna Wax tubs but I went off it unfortunately as it was just a little too floral for me and didn't quite smell the same as the Henna I was used to in college.
Browsing at the hair products in Bodycare the other day though a black and white tub caught my eye, Natural Classic Henna, Treatment Wax - Hair Conditioner. Perfect I thought so picked up a 480gm tub and paid just 99p for it! I've noticed you can actually buy this on amazon too but it costs a whopping £4.99 - so definitely shop around for it or head to Bodycare! The colours may not sound all that appealing but the bold black writing on a pure white background is very prominent and eyecatching so whether you knew what this was or not you'd be very tempted to have a look. The tub it comes in is a thick, plastic, tall tub with a pull off lid. The lid is put on securely though and you do have to pull the tab provided to loosen it. We are clearly told on the front of the tub that this is Natural Classic Henna Treatment Wax. It also says Original Formula Hair Conditioner as well as informing us it will not colour hair. The back of the tub gives us a little insight into Henna wax explaining to us that Henna Treatment Wax is a formula made from the finest ingredients, extracted from Henna (Lawsonia) making it an excellent ingredient for deep penetrating hair conditioners. We are also told that Natrual Classic Henna Treatment Wax is suitable for all hairtypes, especially hair that is damaged from bleaching. This is vital information as there is nothing worse than ruining your hair with a product. So there is no need to worry if you have coloured, permed, plaited, short, long, damaged or even untouched and healthy hair this is brilliant to use even if it just for a quick boost.
There are clear and precise instructions on how to use the conditioner but to be honest you may only need to read this once as it is perfectly simple and easy to apply and in time you will have your own preference, habits and routine as to how you use the conditioner. The tub tells us to rinse hair thoroughly and using your fingers massage the conditioner thoroughly through your hair and scalp. You are then told to cover your hair with a damp hot towel for 15 to 30 minutes depending on the condition of your hair or apply before taking a hot bath as the steam will activate the reconditioning process. Once time is up rinse thoroughly in warm water and style hair as required.
When in college we followed this routine but without the damp, hot towel and without the steam yet the 'reconditioning' process still worked therefore I have continued with my own routine and habits and feel it is still an excellent product.
The conditioner itself is a thick, creamy coloured, almost pale purple in colour substance. It feels very cold on your fingers and after using it it does leave a little greasy feeling to my hands. Nothing that can't be solved by a quick wash of my hands though and the smell it leaves is truly stunning. It does have a floral scent, but compared to the other conditioner I was using it's not as intense and flowery, it's more fresh and invigorating, an intense clean and feminine scent that is extremely refreshing, awakening, energising and beautiful. As it flows up my nose I can smell the difference it's going to make already without it even touching my hair. Not even knowing the exact ingredients or exactly how the product works its magic the smell definitely portrays what it intends to do and thats revitalise, rejuvenate and leave a fantastic fragrance too!
The roots of my hair tend to be the healthiest as it is the area that the colour grows out of first leaving me with my natural hair at my scalp so when I apply the conditioner I begin at the ends. I ensure I cover every strand of my hair and finger the conditioner gradually through my locks. It feels sumptously soft as I smooth it over my hair and the cooling sensation freshens up my scalp as the stunning scent flows all around me. It's a salubrious experience that's for sure, relaxing yet exhilarating at the same time. Once I've finished applying the conditioner to the ends of my hair I use my finger tips and massage my scalp thoroughly really working the conditioner into all of my hair and my scalp. It's soft and smooth and glides easily and a little really goes a long way. My hair and scalp immediately feels uplifted and healthful when the conditioner is applied. I leave my hair as is or bunch it up and lay it on my head for around half an hour, some days it will be longer. The smell remains strong and intense and I can feel the conditioner really purifying and stimulating my hair and scalp.
Although a thick conditioner it is very easy to rinse out of my hair, it washes out the way any other conditioner would and my fingers just slide smoothly down my hair. It feels beautifully soft and restored as I wash the conditioner out it's a lovely feeling as there is nothing worse than getting my fingers caught in knots or my hair feeling coarse and damaged.
Once my hair is rinsed out thoroughly and dry my hair feels stunningly soft, smooth and looks beautifully shiny and healthy. My hair feels stronger and doesn't seem to snap as easily when brushing it. It flows with energy and bounces with life. It looks, as well as feels revived and so clean and fresh it's as if I have completely new hair on my head. It doesn't make it greasy, which can be quite surprising when you're not used to using this type of product instead my hair and scalp feels light, refreshed and full of life. The beautiful scent that is there to begin with remains on your hair once dry too and I'm forever catching a whiff when I turn and my hair sways smoothly. This product is absolutely fantastic in my opinion it really hydrates my hair and scalp and leaves me with lustrous locks with a healthy shine. I'm hoping Santa gives me a few tubs for Christmas if I'm a good girl!
I'd recommend this to absolutely anybody, whether you have damaged hair or not it can really give you a boost as well as provide you with a perfect pamper session. The smell is stunning and although floral it's not too flowery and poncy. When using it it provides an intense feeling for your hair and scalp which isn't given with your typical shampoo or conditioner nor do they provide these results either.
Having coloured hair myself I was glad the tub informed me that it doesn't colour hair and it was quite right to claim this too. I've used this many times now and it doesn't rid me of my colour, like some products can, nor does it change my colour either.
If you find you suffer alot from tangles and knots in your hair or you have extremely thick hair that can sometimes be unmanageable this would be a brilliant product to use it would soften and tame your hair allowing for a little bit of control when styling your hair.
As it is an intense treatment for my hair I tend to use it once a week and one tub provides me with at least 30 or 40 washes and I have shoulder length hair. A little really does go along way especially when you massage it into your hair and scalp.
For 99p you definitely need to try this whether it be for your damaged hair or if you just fancy a relaxing, pamper session to yourself.