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Alberto-Balsam Conditioners

AlannahAngelAlannahAngel Posts: 529Registered Users
I saw them at IGA. They look exactly the same as the VO5 conditioners they sell in the US. There was Kiwi-Lime Squeeze, Strawberries & Cream, Passionfruit Smoothie etc. Have you tried them? I'm scared they will be a little too light for my hair type though. Just curious :D
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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I saw some in Cheap as Chips a couple of weeks ago, can't remember what scent they were but I'm pretty sure they had cones in. Maybe they were something different to the ones you've seen. Will have to keep an eye out.
    3b in South Australia.
  • AlannahAngelAlannahAngel Posts: 529Registered Users
    The ones I'm talking about look like this:
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    Except they are conditioners. There are vo5 conditioners w/ cones and also alberto-balsam conditioners in the cylindrical bottles too. They have cones, however the ones like the bottle shown above are cone free and apparently paraben free too.
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    Styler: Garnier Fructis 24-H
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  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    I've tried this one...it has protein in it and i loved it for a co-wash! Rather light but perfect for me. I got it from another aussie who bought it back from the states! smelt yummy (super sweet)
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    If they are the same I'd love to get my hands on some!
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

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    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • AlannahAngelAlannahAngel Posts: 529Registered Users
    Yep they are exactly the same but have the alberto-balsam label. Very cheap too. As I said, you can get them at IGA if you have one near you ;)
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    Styler: Garnier Fructis 24-H
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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Ah no, that wasn't what I saw. The ones I saw were big round bottles and looked like what my friend used to use when we were at school (in the 70's, yikes!).
    3b in South Australia.
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    Thanks Alannah i'll have to check out IGA.

    Starmie - you wouldn't be giving your age away now would you?
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

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    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Thanks Alannah i'll have to check out IGA.

    Starmie - you wouldn't be giving your age away now would you?

    I'm old. Very old!
    3b in South Australia.
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    Starmie wrote: »
    Thanks Alannah i'll have to check out IGA.

    Starmie - you wouldn't be giving your age away now would you?

    I'm old. Very old!

    hahah you're too silly starmie! :toothy10: what is that my mum says... "you're only as old as you feel"
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

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    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • detaurusdetaurus Posts: 34Registered Users
    Im using them at the moment, i use them for a cowash & also as a leave in. Im not finding them all that great but i don't know if thats just coz im only in my 2nd week or if its just too thin. Im still experiencing quite alot of frizz, is this normal??
    3B i think. Very thick, curly, FRIZZY & coarse. Just like Nicole Kidmans hair used to be & Sarah Jessica Parkers in Girls just wanna have fun. My pic is with conditioner left in overnight


    Perth WA
    :banghead:
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    I'd only use them as a co-wash not as a rinse out or leave in condish. Way to light for that.
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

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    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • detaurusdetaurus Posts: 34Registered Users
    Whats a good cheap leave in that u have used?
    3B i think. Very thick, curly, FRIZZY & coarse. Just like Nicole Kidmans hair used to be & Sarah Jessica Parkers in Girls just wanna have fun. My pic is with conditioner left in overnight


    Perth WA
    :banghead:
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    pre cg I LOVED this but I don't think it's cg - i can't find the ingredients for some reason. It's aussie made and smells amazing.

    What are you using as your rinse out conditioner - you can leave some of that in or rinse it out and add some in to your hair afterwards. Otherwise you could try aloe vera gel (Fruit Of The Earth brand is available at priceline) ummm...that's all i can think of at the moment.
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

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    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I found these at my local iga but when I picked them up to have a look I noticed they all have stearylkonium (?sp) chloride in them. It's one of the few ingredients I know my hair doesn't like - frizz city. Typical, my hair obviously has expensive tastes, more's the pity!
    3b in South Australia.
  • AlannahAngelAlannahAngel Posts: 529Registered Users
    I know that sucks, hey. My hair has a particular taste too. If a conditioner or gel is made of just chemicals then I can't use it because it will do nothing for me. The products I use now have heaps of natural ingredients and I fin the more botanicals the product contains, the more slip and moisture it will provide. I don't think I will try these conditioners myself but it was cool seeing your opinions on it. :toothy10:
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    Conditioner/Co-wash/Leave-in: Garnier Fructis Nutri Repair/Organic Instinct
    Styler: Garnier Fructis 24-H
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