I actually bought this conditioner by mistake, thinking it was shampoo. Ironically, I had decided in a money saving mission, that I would just buy shampoo from now on and use up all the half-used conditioners that are taking over my bathroom. But as it happened, I didn't look at the bottle properly and ended up coming home with yet another conditioner!
I won't lie and say the purchase was based on anything other than price. It cost £1 from Home Bargains which is an excellent price for anything related to hair these days. I have quite dry hair which gets frizzy and also is in desperate need of a trim so is suffering from split ends, so the promise of this being nourishing was all I needed to pop it in my basket.
I didn't use this with the matching shampoo, as I had to get a shampoo from a different shop the following day to replace the phantom shampoo I was supposed to buy in Home Bargains. This doesn't really seem to make much difference, however, and I'm much happier these days mixing and matching shampoo and conditioner brands because as long as they're for dry or frizzy hair they all seem to have a similar effect on my hair.
I have to start by saying I hate the packaging of this conditioner. Aside from the fact the word "Conditioner" is in tiny writing, making it difficult to distinguish what the product is, it also has some issues in terms of functionality. It has a flip top lid which is at the base, and this causes some of the product to escape when you open it, and also seems to leave a mess at the bottom of the shower because the conditioner seems to spill out at the sides in the time it takes me to close the lid. I guess this means I'll be able to get all the product out of the bottle, but that's no use to me if I'm losing about 20% of it down the plughole!
I think the issue with the packaging is made worse by the consistency of this conditioner, with it being much thinner than I would expect. In fact, it was only when I started trying to lather it on my hair that I realised it wasn't shampoo, because the consistency resembles shampoo much more than conditioner. It is white in colour, as you would probably expect from the word "milk" in the product name, and doesn't feel particularly luxurious, although the upside to this is that it doesn't feel heavy on your hair as conditioners can sometimes when you use them every time you wash.
The smell is what I expected from the "milk and honey" description, although I'm pleased to say the honey scent is quite subtle, and doesn't linger on your hair after use. I'm currently using this alongside a shampoo from a different brand which is mango scented, and thankfully once I've dried my hair and applied heat protector spray, none of the smells from either my shampoo or conditioner are evident, otherwise I would be walking round smelling like a strange concoction of various fruit and food items!
Poor packaging aside, I am pleased with the results from this conditioner. My hair isn't looking quite so desperately in need of a trim, and it keeps my frizz at bay. It makes my hair look a bit healthier, and I would agree that it is nourishing because my hair has a bit of shine back, and doesn't look quite so dry. Obviously, I can't delay the inevitable for much longer, and have a haircut planned after payday, but in the meantime I feel this conditioner is doing a good job of putting moisture back into my hair.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I think if I saw it for £1 in Home Bargains again, I probably would. Although the packaging is annoying, the product itself is very good quality, and for the price I'm happy to repurchase in the future.
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Amy hair is so wild and unruly, I always have to blow dry and straighten it after each time that I wash it. This leads to it being quite dry and damaged, and so I need to use a good conditioner to get it back under some sort of control. This is the reason why I purchased the Milk & Honey Conditioner by Palmolive along side the matching shampoo which I have always reviewed.
What does the product do?
The conditioner promises to nourish the hair with honey and to strengthen it using milk proteins. It has been specifically designed for those with dry hair and it promises to smooth the surface of your hair, making it more controllable and shining with health. It also claims that the hair will be free of tangles.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as a normal conditioner. After shampooing, it should be massaged through damp hair, paying particular attention to the ends of the hair. After leaving the formula to get to work for a while, the conditioner should then be rinsed out thoroughly.
Packaging and Price
The conditions comes contained within a matching honey coloured bottle that looks the same as the shampoo. On the front is a picture of some honey and milk being poured and there is information about the conditioner on the back of the bottle. The bottle has a flip top lid and you can easily open and close the bottle even when your hands are wet and soapy. The conditioner costs around £2 for 400ml of the conditioner. The product can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a variety of online websites.
Aroma and Appearance
The product smells quite similar to the shampoo although it is a little bit sweeter and it slightly more resembles the Milk & Honey hand wash and body wash by Palmolive that I love so much. It is very evident and stays on the hair after use which I really like. The consistency of the product is rich and it has a creamy gold colour..
Application and Performance
The conditioner coats the hair well and you don't need to use a huge amount to feel like it's doing a good job. It smells delicious on the hair and it hasn't caused me any irritations or discomfort, and I could easily comb my hair through using my shower comb while the product was still on my hair. The thickness of the conditioner makes it feel like you're giving your hair a real treat. It is fairly easy to make sure that all of the conditioner has been rinsed out. After use, I found that my hair was really easy to brush through and my hair seems in a slightly better condition. It feels soft and it is slightly more manageable. It has a bit of a shine to it and it look healthier than before
All in all, this is a good conditioner which leaves my hair easy to manage, tangle free and feeling soft and smooth. Just as with the shampoo, it won't amaze you and I wouldn't use it before a special occasion but it is a good everyday conditioner which keeps all of it's promises.
I'm a big fan of the Palmolive bath range, so when I saw their Naturals Milk & Honey hair care range I just had to give it a try. I came across this in Poundland, where the shampoo and conditioner cost me (surprise, surprise!) just £1 each.
Product description: "This creamy Milk & Honey conditioner nourishes hair from root to tip. The rich formula smoothes the surface of your hair and leaves it soft and easy to comb."
The conditioner bottle is nicely designed so that the lid is at the bottom of the container. The bottle then sits "upside down" which means all the conditioner stays at the bottom of the bottle and this is much easier to get it out to use. There is a flip top lid on the base which allows you to dispense the conditioner through a small hole. It contains 300ml of product which is a good amount and has lasted me for at least a couple of months usage.
Palmolive's Milk & Honey conditioner is thick and creamy, with a pure white colour and has a lovely smooth consistency to it. It is easy to spread around and sticks well to my hair, coating it to provide a thorough conditioning treatment. One of the nicest things about using this conditioner is that it has a gorgeous rich and strong scent of honey. This lovely smell perfumes my hair, leaving a sweet scent that is still noticeable even after washing and drying.
Recommended directions for use: Massage into wet hair, rinse thoroughly. For optimal results us the complete Palmolive Milk & Honey system: shampoo and conditioner.
To use, I normally just apply conditioner to the lengths of my hair, from the nape of my neck down to the tips. This stops it from causing my roots to become greasy quickly, and ensures that my dry ends get the treatment they need without being overly weighed down. As well as having fine thin hair, I am also prone to breakage, split ends and dryness along with greasy roots...nice mix! I usually need a quite strong conditioner to stop my ends from drying out and going straw-like. It states on the bottle that this conditioner contains milk proteins and honey extract for smooth & soft hair, and is suitable for dry, damaged hair. After applying this conditioner my hair appears to be smoother and feels moisturised. My hair is in desperate need of a good cut at the moment, and has some quite visible split ends. Using this conditioner gives my damaged hair a visible boost each time I use it and I have been really impressed with how well it has managed to maintain my troublesome hair.
The only negative thing I can say about this hair care range is that when I followed the recommendation to use both the shampoo and conditioner together, it performed poorly compared to using the products separately with another brand shampoo or conditioner. The combination of Milk & Honey shampoo and conditioner left my hair flyaway, static and difficult to manage, and after several tries I decided it would be best to use them separately.
This was a fantastic bargain and I could happily recommend it. It has made my hair look and feel better, which is no mean feat considering the amount of damage it usually endures. I am very impressed with the overall results, and plan to stock up on this conditioner next time I see it in Poundland.
I picked up this conditioner in my local £1 shop recently along with the shampoo of the same flavour/smell. The product comes in a 300ml yellow/orange bottle, with a flip top lid, which is easy to use and does not leak. The front of the bottle says that the conditioner contains milk proteins and honey extracts which aim to smooth and soften your hair, from root to tip. It is aimed at those with dry and/or damaged hair, so perfect for me, as my hair is very dry and thick. On the back of the bottle are the directions for use which just says you are to massage into wet and then rinse. There is also a list of ingredients. The product does say that it is 'Palmolive Naturals', but I am unsure as to what this means really, as from the list of ingredients I see mostly chemical names, I assume tthe makers are referring to the milk and honey.
The conditioner itself is thick and creamy, and is off white in colour, it is easy to apply and smells slightly of honey but has a little bit of a floral smell that I cannot quite put my finger on, overall it is a pleasant, not overly perfumy smell.
I use this product after having washed and rinsed my hair and I appply it liberally, making sure I have covered my hair from root to tip, as per instructions. I then leave it on my hair whilst I finish showering, so anywhere between 3-5 minutes. I do this with any hair conditioner, as I want my dry hair to get the most benefit from the conditioner that I use. I find that the conditioner rinses off well and does not leave any residue behind. My hair is left lighly scented and I can easily brush my hair, without it being tangled, so it does live up to it claims.
Overall my hair, once blow dried, is left soft and managable and in generally good condition, so I would recommend this product to other people with dry hair.
We go through a lot of shampoos and conditioners in our household, and whilst I do tend to buy more specialised ranges for my own hair as it's coloured, I also like to buy 'family friendly' products that we can all use as well. I came across the Palmolive Naturals shampoo in the 'Milk & Honey' fragrance early this year and was very impressed. It is only recently though that I have spotted my local Poundstretcher store selling both this and the matching conditioner for just £1 each, which up until recently I had yet to try the conditioner.
Having stocked up on a few bottles of each at that low price my review will now focus on the conditioner..
*~*Price, Packaging & Availability*~*
The conditioner comes housed in a plastic recyclable bottle which is in a bright honey colour and certainly stands out on the shelves amongst similar products. The bottle is a 'bullet' shape in appearance with a rounded top, and is upright standing with the base being the access to the contents and opens via a flip lid which is relatively to both open and close.
Apart from the logo in a white font and the odd smattering of colour the packaging is really quite minimalist but the bright honey colour certainly makes up for it's lack of decor.
Price wise I have seen this in other stores at around £2.99 for a 300 ml bottle but as mentioned I purchased this for just £1 for the same size so it's worth looking around if interested.
Availability wise this can be found in most large supermarkets, chemists and discount stores as Palmolive is quite a well known company so their products are commonly found all over.
*~*My experience of using the conditioner*~*
Having used this in conjunction with the matching shampoo as well as other shampoo brands I have nothing but praise for this product.
The conditioner oozes out of the bottle with ease and is of an average consistency which is similar really with the shampoo. As this is aimed at dry hair I was actually expecting something richer and thicker, but nevertheless the conditioner has a creamy velvet appearance so I had high hopes that it would please.
As this is milk & honey fragrance it emits a soft, but noticeable, sweet aroma of honey that smells delicious whilst the colour is an off white cream colour with a honey coloured hue.
After washing my hair with the matching shampoo I applied a reasonable sized amount to my hair finding a 10p coin size to suffice as my hair is just past shoulder length.
The conditioner smoothes the hair particles down once applied and I could feel it working almost instantly which was a reassuring feeling as my hair is coloured it can be dry at times so a good conditioner for me is essential.
Though it doesn't actually state how long to leave it on for, I opted for around 3/4 minutes to give it chance to work to it's optimum potential.
I found it to rinse out of my hair fairly quickly with relative ease and my hair felt super soft to the touch even when wet which was a good sign!
On towel drying my hair I found my comb went through with no dragging or tangles and it felt thoroughly hydrated even whilst still damp. On drying my hair and styling in my usual manner I found my hair felt soft, was tangle free and fell into it's natural style without being *too* soft not to mention leaving it delicately scented, so all in all I was very pleased with this product.
I have used this both with the matching shampoo and also other brands of shampoo and have had the same results each time so for £1 it's a fantastic product.
My husband has commented on how nice it leaves his hair and when I have used it on my children's hair it has had a noticeable effect so is highly recommended.
The only negative I have to say unfortunately is it has a tendency to leak a little if the lid is not snap shut correctly and as it's opening is at the base this can be quite messy. Because it's not of a runny consistency it's not the loss of volume that is a problem, more the fact that the bottle and wherever it has been stored has to be wiped up if the lid is not closed correctly.
Apart from that one negative which regards the packaging, the actual product I have nothing but praise for this conditioner as it is affordable, and works on all hair types to leave hair silky soft and in fantastic condition. It lasts our family on average 2 weeks which of a family of four using it quite regularly (though I use different conditioners such as intensive ones at times) this is an economical purchase and very budget friendly.
I have been using the Shampoo in this Palmolive Naturals Milk and Honey range for a few months but had never seen the conditioner for sale until recently. I am really happy with the shampoo as it is very gentle, long lasting and leaves my hair feeling soft and healthy. So I snapped up a bottle of the conditioner thinking it would be a double boost of goodness.
The Milk and Honey variety of the Palmolive Naturals range is aimed specifically at people with dry and damaged hair. My hair definitely falls into this category as it's coloured and highlighted and suffers from the straw-bale effect particularly at the ends! As I mentioned the shampoo in this range was doing a great job at softening my frazzled hair.
The conditioner comes in the same gaudy orange bottle as the shampoo and is size 300ml which is an average sized bottle. The front of the bottle shows a picture of milk and honey being blended together which looks super smooth and inspirational. Palmolive claim their conditioner will give "smooth and soft hair" and state this is down the fact that the conditioner is infused with "milk proteins and honey extract". The bottle is printed with product information in three languages. This includes directions for use, full ingredients and brand contact information. The bottle sits on it's flip top lid and this helps the conditioner to run to the end so it's easy to dispense. The flat and tear shaped bottle is also easy to grip and squeeze.
The conditioner is an off white colour and looks like a sticky glue paste. It is neither too runny nor stiff but just the right consistency to make rubbing it through your hair a really easy process. The instructions for applying to hair are very straight forward - just massage into wet hair then rinse thoroughly. There is no given time to sit and wait so I assume the conditioner's effects work instantly when applied to the hair. I like to wait around a minute anyway just to let my hair get an extra soaking. When my hair is coated in the conditioner is feels fluffy and easy to manage.
What I noticed most about the conditioner was it's fragrance. Whilst the shampoo has a lovely mild honey scent this conditioner is very sharp. The honey aroma is so keen that it doesn't smell like honey but rather more it smells like vinegar! I actually find the fragrance quite hideous and have been coughing and trying to hold my breath whenever I use this. The vinegar-type fumes are really that strong!
The conditioner is very easy to rinse out of the hair as it melts away into the hot water and doesn't need to be rubbed away from the hair shafts. My hair seems to untangle itself as it's being rinsed too! It is left feeling silky and straight.
When my hair is damp it feels good too. It's easy to comb through and style and the dryest parts of my hair seem 'normal' again. Unfortunately the vinegar fragrance does last and I can smell it until my hair is totally dry.
The conditioner actually performs well in terms of leaving my hair soft, silky, clean, easy to comb, not to weighty or flyaway. It doesn't give a very high shine though. It works well with the shampoo to create this powerful effect and as far as end results go it's the best shampoo-conditioner duo I've used in a while. However, the fragrance of this conditioner is something I dislike very much. It really needs to be toned down. Palmolive add perfume to this conditioner so whatever they are adding they should re-evaluate! Other than that though it's a conditioner that has satisfied my needs.
It was approximately six weeks ago that I reviewed the shampoo from this range and asked if anyone could kindly advise me on where I could purchase the matching conditioner. I couldn't believe it when I walked into our local Poundland some two days later and found both the shampoo and matching conditioner on the shelf. Consequently, half a dozen of each ended up in my basket. To be totally honest with you I am of the opinion that the conditioner was available at the time I initially purchased the shampoo, but as the two bottles are almost identical in appearance I think I wrongly presumed it to be shampoo.
If you read my previous review you will be aware that I absolutely adore the shampoo, so I was thrilled to obtain several 300ml bottles of the matching conditioner and this review discusses my experience of using Palmolive Naturals Conditioner Milk and Honey, a product manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive.
If you are familiar with the shampoo you will be aware that it is presented to us in a bright yellow plastic bottle. Whilst the shampoo is provided in a container with a flip top lid the conditioner sits neatly on its' sturdy flip top lid, which is a huge positive, particularly as there's no frantic squeezing when you come towards the end of the bottle.
The familiar Palmolive logo is situated in the upper section and located below is an image of both milk and runny golden honey being poured. I specifically chose this product as I adore the Palmolive range having previously purchased a different fragrance and due to the fact that my hair is somewhat dry due to excessive use of both hair colorants and styling aids. We are informed that this product contains milk proteins and honey extract.
On the rear of the bottle we are advised that this creamy Milk and Honey conditioner will nourish hair from root to tip, as it has been formulated to smooth the surface of the hair leaving it soft and easy to comb. As my hair is long, thick and curly it is essential that I condition after every shampoo, as otherwise I will end up with an extremely knotted mess.
Consequently, I proceeded with my hair wash in the shower using the matching shampoo and applied a fairly large blob of conditioner whilst paying particular attention to the ends. Its' consistency is fairly thick and the white cream was easily applied to my hair. The conditioner dispensed very easily from the good opening and I am pleased to report that the lid closed perfectly once used and was not at all flimsy. I say this because I have purchased many hair products in the past where the lid will not shut and has subsequently snapped off. I then washed my body whilst waiting for the conditioner to work its' magic.
If you read my previous review you will be aware that I was absolutely taken back by the delightful fragrance of the shampoo, which reminded me of something my Mum used on my hair when I was a child. Whilst the conditioner smells somewhat similar I was a little disappointed that its' aroma is very subtle in comparison. However, if you are using the conditioner after having used the same fragrance shampoo you are simply topping up the gorgeous aroma.
Although we are given no directions for use other than to massage into wet hair and rinse I waited five minutes before removing the product, which washed out extremely quickly. I proceeded to rinse under the hot shower head until my hair felt squeaky clean and I stepped out of the shower and towel dried my hair.
My comb easily brushed through my locks with no difficulty whatsoever and my hair smelled absolutely delightful. I find this fragrance very difficult to describe, particularly as it does not actually smell of honey. I would say that it has a very slight floral aroma, which would be suited to both sexes and in my opinion it is extremely pleasant and refreshing.
My hair felt soft and smooth and styled without much difficulty and I am pleased to report that there were no fluffy sections, something that occurs if I do not apply a good quality conditioner. I genuinely feel that this is a good quality product and is very caring and effective.
The product should be used within 12 months of opening and the bottle can be recycled once empty. If you are interested in purchasing Palmolive Naturals Conditioner Milk and Honey I would advise that I was fortunate enough to purchase mine from Poundland for guess how much? Correct - £1. As we are all aware, stores such as Poundland carry specific lines for only a short period of time, so as previously stated, I bulk purchased.
I cannot recommend this product highly enough due to its' high quality and superb results. However, it loses one star from me due to its' subtle fragrance, particularly as I was expecting its' aroma to mirror that of the shampoo. However, for just £1 for a 300ml bottle it is excellent value for money.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
I have always been known as a self confessed "bargain whore", never sticking to one brand but to only buy (if possible!) what is on offer, which is how I came across the product I will now review for you.
The product in question is - "Pamolive - naturals conditioner, milk and honey".
The bottle itself is the "stand on it's lid" design, idea for getting every last drop of product out due to the constant "drip effect".
The bottle is an eye catching orange colour, with it holding all the usual "bumf" needed (and a bit that isn't!), and statements about the nutritional components, ie the milk and the honey!
To use simply smooth a small amount over wet and washed hair, they do tend to recommend using the shampoo from the same range first, but to me this makes absolutely no difference, so use it straight after my usual shampoo.
The conditioner itself is cream in colour and almost grainy to look at, with there being quite a potent scent of honey wafting from it, but with an added scent of what I can only describe as Nivea cream, a fresh and intensely creamy scent that is completely addictive.
I smoothed a small amount over my hair (around the size of a fifty pence piece), then gently combed it through to make sure of even coverage.
I always leave my conditioner on for the remainder of my shower, and it is usually the last thing to be washed off, leaving it a few minutes to work it's magic, so when I washed it off I was very pleased that it had left my hair smooth and tangle free, with a lovely delicate smell (and slightly less in your face scent of honey) though of course the big test is after I have started towel drying it!
After towel drying my hair, it was still, soft enough to get a comb through, though of course this should be done tentatively as any sudden movements could potential break your hair or cause split ends.
Once dried my hair was soft and shiny and still had a subtle scent of honey to it, overall this is a lovely hair conditioner.
This particular conditioner is marketed for dry and damaged hair, both of which my hair is like, and this seemed to really work well, though my hair was still greasy the morning after, I have yet to find any product that negates the need to wash everyday.
Price wise this was purchased on offer for £1.00 a bottle, though at full price this costs around the £1.50 mark.
This is a nice hair conditioner that if on offer again I would happily buy, recommended!
Thanks for reading x