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12th Jun 2014

Her Beauty Favourites – Our Picks For Healthy, Soft And Shiny Hair

Check out our picks.

Cathy Donohue

Team talk a lot and the chat varies from bra sizes to embarrassing crushes and everything in between.

Tried and tested beauty products often come up in conversation, which can be very helpful when you want to find out about a certain item before purchasing.

Last week we discussed our favourite shampoos and today it’s conditioner. Much like shampoo, it can be difficult to find the best conditioner for your hair type but with lots of different hair styles and colours in the office there’s definitely a wide range to choose from.

Here are our favourite conditioners.


The Mane ’n Tail range is so named because it was originally created for horses. True story. Still, results were so impressive that women across the world figured their animal ‘neigh’bours could share the love, and a cult beauty brand was born. The Mane n’ Tail Hair Strengthener (€12.95) advanced daily leave-in conditioning treatment is a treat for hair in need of some TLC. This product can be used as a protection layer, preventing heat damage from hair straighteners and hair dryers and chemical styling, or a general conditioner to help make your hair stronger, longer and healthier.



Grace told us last week of her love for Aveda products, proclaiming the shampoo as a must-have product and this week she’s saying the same for Aveda Be Curly conditioner (€24).



My favourite conditioner is Aussie Volume Conditioner for fine to normal hair. My hair can get quite greasy after a few days but this particular conditioner doesn’t make it any worse, plus it does work on the volume and makes my hair smell amazing. It’s well worth the €5.79.



When it comes to conditioner, I’m always looking for something that won’t make my hair overly greasy. FAST conditioner (€13) is brilliant and blends natural ingredients with vitamins and amino acids. The conditioner reduces breakage and my hair feels lovely and light but strong.


As I regularly colour my hair and have done since I was 16, I have to make sure that my hair is thoroughly conditioned to avoid having dried out and limp locks. My hair always feels really soft and nourished after using the conditioner that came with my hair-dye so I was delighted when Clairol decided to release the product separately. This rich conditioner is brilliant for giving my hair a treat and is a total bargain at just over ​2.

I bought L’Oréal Elvive Nutri-Gloss conditioner (€5.09) after I complimented a friend for her shiny hair and she told me it was all down to this little pink bottle. I use a really good shampoo so I would only condition once a week, but saying that, the bottle lasts forever and it really reasonably priced too. It doesn’t weigh down your hair, and has a lovely smell while leaving a nice shiny gloss overall. I also love that it seems to leave my locks frizz free – winning!



I wouldn’t use this particular conditioner (Dead Sea Mineral Conditioner, €11.49) all the time, only as a special treatment once a week. This entire range is made from natural minerals taken from the Dead Sea and always leaves my hair and scalp feeling fantastic.



I have a habit of trying different products each time I’m shopping (varying between expensive and cheaper products as the luxury ranges aren’t an option all of the time). I have (VERY) thick hair so I don’t use a lot of conditioner as it tends to weigh it down but at the same time it’s essential to give your hair some TLC. I really like Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask (€32) for a treat now and again, the smell is gorgeous, it makes my hair silky soft and a little goes a long way.