Enliven Conditioners Review


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Enliven Conditioners Review

Hey you guys! 🙂 I have not been on IMBB for quite some time, as I was busy with a lot of accounts at work. Now that that’s done, I can finally get back to my regular schedule :happydance:

Now, after moving to India, I have found it pretty hard to get hold of silicone-free conditioners. For one, they not readily available. For another, even if they are available, they are priced ridiculously high (I am not going to pay that much for your basic drugstore Suave).

Enliven Conditioners

So, when I recently found that Enliven had started being sold here, I was overjoyed :toothygrin:

First, a little bit about the company:

Enliven is a modern range of high quality health & beauty products especially created to satisfy today’s consumer needs.

The Enliven range is made in England at our own factory called DCS Manufacturing in Stratford-upon-Avon where we are BRC certified and thus can ensure consistent high quality products. By creating both high quality and good value we aim to gain our customers lifetime loyalty to the Enliven brand. We have sold over 20 million bottles since the brand was established.

Enliven is available in 60 countries worldwide and we have sold over 50 million bottles since we established. We sold 10 million bottles abroad in last year alone.

I have used Enliven lotion before, back home, and had forgotten about this brand for quite some years now. Seeing the familiar bottles at the store, I bought on a bout of nostalgia!

Shelf Life:

2 years at least.

Product Claim:

Enliven conditioner has been specially formulated with natural extracts to leave your hair soft, full of luster, and easy to comb.

Directions:  Massage into ends of hair and rinse thoroughly.

Packaging:

The conditioner comes in a very nice looking white plastic bottle, with easy screw caps. The bottle is very sturdy, and looks amazing in the shower :haanji:

Conditioners

Consistency:

The conditioner is extremely thick and creamy. So, even though the mouth of the bottle is bigger than your average bottle, you won’t have any problem of it gushing out.

Price:

Rs. 160 for 13.54 fl.oz. (400 ml).

Variants:

There are three of them:
1. Kiwi and fig.
2. Raspberry and red apple.
3. Coconut and vanilla.

So far, all the points I have mentioned are common to all variants. Henceforth, I shall write about the differences, if any, between the variants.

Smell:

The raspberry and red apple one smells divine. The kiwi and fig is good, but not “divine.” I cannot detect any fig, but it’s pretty nice, still. Now, comes the funny part. “Coconut and vanilla” conjures up an image of this toasty and heavenly smell. Unfortunately, it smells to me like bug spray. Baygon? Yeah, Baygon. So, I buy it only if I absolutely need conditioner and the others are not in stock. One good thing is that there is absolutely no trace of the smell once you rinse it out, so in that way it isn’t a problem. However, it is slightly unpleasant standing in the shower with bug spray on your head. :haanji:

Ingredients:

1. Kiwi and Fig:  Aqua, cetearyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, parfum, actinidia chinensis, ficus carica, panthenol, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, methyldibromo glutaronitrile, methylparaben, sorbitol, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate
2. Raspberry and Red Apple: Aqua, cetearyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, parfum, rubus idaeus, pyrus mallus, panthenol, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, methyldibromo glutaronitrile, methylparaben, sorbitol, propylene glycol
3. Coconut and Vanilla: I don’t know, as I don’t have a bottle at hand right now.

The pictures were taken almost a month ago :P. Look at how thick it is!

enliven conditioner fig

Pros:

1. Actually works! Makes hair really soft and works as a detangling treatment too. One day, I fell asleep in the afternoon, and my hair wasn’t tied (I normally tie it if I’m going to take a nap to keep it from getting tangled). My hair was pretty messed up when I awoke and this conditioner worked beautifully to detangle it :yahoo:
2. Doesn’t contain silicones. This is a plus point for me as I am an ardent believer in non-silicone hair products.
3. Inexpensive.
4. Nice packaging.
5. Long shelf life.
6. Smells real nice (except for the Baygon one 😛 ).
7. I feel that less quantity is needed as compared to other conditioners I have used
8. Does not leave any unwanted residue in my hair.
9. Washes out easy.
10. Works well as a leave in, and even as a styling aid. However, for it to give you hold, you’ll need to apply a good amount to really wet hair, and then let dry in the same position. This is true for basically any conditioner as well.

Cons:

1. Baygon!!! The smell doesn’t last, though, so the unpleasant issue lasts only for a few minutes. At least, the others smell real nice 😀

Do I Recommend?

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a good basic silicone-free conditioner. However, being imported, I do not know of its availability in various parts of India. Oh, and this is some random info on the cap:

enliven conditioner apple

Also, there are some people who are under the misconception that our hair ‘needs’ silicone to look tamed and frizz free. This topic is material for a whole other article, so I won’t delve into the details here. However, just in case there is anyone who thinks so, I have sent a few pictures of my hair after using this conditioner, and you can see for yourself that silicones aren’t “needed.” By the way, I have dry and very curly hair 🙂

P.S. I like hiding my face 😛

samantha

Samantha1

Oh, and this last picture is after a nap 😛 And please excuse the tiny dots of light reflected that make me look like I have oddly-placed dandruff!

Samantha hair

Thank you for reading! 🙂

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39 thoughts on “Enliven Conditioners Review

  1. baygon :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    does this make har nice nd soft and smooth?
    u remind of a friend of mine.. she had the exact ame hair..! whtever she wored looked awesome on her hehe..the hair added that axtra oomph..:D
    i love ur nailpaint! :yes: :yes:

  2. baygonnnnnnnnnn… :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: he he he…nice reviewwwwww….me enjoyed reading it and the pics at the end are sooo cuute!!!! :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :thumbsup:

  3. lol I instantly remembered some old sunsilk ad where a guy shouts to a curly haired girl, “hey curly! Great hair!” 😀 Totally dig cute curls like yuors! Agreed they’re a menace to manage but wat the heck they look cute! :p n btw u shud seriously start disapproving parabens and propylene glycol! That’s seriously going to cause some major skin and scalp troubles..something even as low as 1g of PG /1 kg of product :spank:

    1. Haha 😀 I haven’t seen that ad, though :((
      I don’t find they’re a menace to manage, but then that’s probably because I’m used to it by now 😀
      Next on my list of things to wage war against will be parabens! :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller:
      Oh and I didn’t know that even such low concentrations of PG can cause problems. Thank you so much, Sukanya! 🙂

  4. :thumbsup: Great review,great product,and super great hair!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
    I’m so J!! :green: I’ve alway wanted curls like yours…But
    i just have straight,super frizzy hair. 😥
    And what are you wearing on your nails?? :dumb: Pretty!

    1. Thank you, Pragnyadeepta :toothygrin:
      On my nails it is a blue polish with a pink glitter coat on top (to make it look purplish), and then something else I don’t remember! :tongue:
      As I said, I took the pics a month ago. Very bad memory :((

  5. Oh, I LOVE Enliven! I am currently using the “Baygon” one but honestly, I like it. :stars: It’s perfect for my (permed) curls. :silly: I love their shampoos too. My personal favourite would be the raspberry one though. I am going to look for that once I exhaust my current Enliven stock.

    1. Yay! Me too 🙂 :handshake:
      I haven’t tried their shampoo, though. Isn’t available yet, here. They should come soon. Then I’m going to buy that too :joker: :joker: :joker:

  6. i just love love love your hair :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: ……..and great review :clap: might try this :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail:

  7. OMGG!! you got such lovely curls sam. Loved the review, pictures and your hair. Full justice :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

  8. OMG!!! What a beautiful natural curls……… I also have curly hair but never was able to define curls to these extent. It would be of gr8 help if you could share your hair care and styling routine with us. It would help many curlies out there. Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee :waaa:

  9. I have this shampoo and conditionar but didn,t worked for me gave me unlimited hairfall. Gald to hear it workrd for u.

    1. That sucks, Reenam :((
      Sorry it didn’t work for you :-/
      My friends have used this too and have liked it. I wonder why it gave you hairfall ?:)

  10. Enliven shampoo n conditioner is readily available at spencer outlet in kolkata.Ihad used their mango conditioner last year.The smell was gud bt it didnt suit me coz i had a lot of hairfall

  11. Baygon :)that was brilliant ..But Baygon aside I have used Enliven conditioners for almost 10 years so far with absloutely AMAZING results <I am from Egypt by the way , and good hair conditioner market in mno difference than the Indian one ..I know this may sound funny but the coconut one is THE BEST hands down , I can't remember the Baygon smell so that was a plus for me absloutely HG product

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