FANCL Amino Conditioner review

This is probably one of the less seen or reviewed Fancl items for sure- I think it's available at Fancl HK stores.

It's in a 200 ml  bottle, it features the similar design to normal Fancl serums etc in the pump bottle- but just way larger. The bump mechanism is very clean, and the pump mechanism fully utilises every last drop- like the internal base of the container will rise as you use the products.

Here's the back of the bottle- with Chinese additional sticker- packaging as it was from Fancl HK.

I need two pumps for my long hair (falls just below shoulder blades)- not as much as normal conditioner or hair masque which makes the size quite economical. The consistency (Forgot to photograph...) is a bit like a usual hair masque consistency, similar to Kerastase masques or Loreal masques- just a touch thicker than supermarket conditioners like Palmolives or Pantene. Instead of a runny conditioner/shampoo feel you get a whipped cream sort of easily spreadable consistency.

Amino acid is one of those ingredients often featured in conditioners- notably the Kiehl's amino acid conditioner (which I also have and use occassionally).

Here's my hair after some week or two of use- I have naturally medium strength and thickness black hair, scalp tend to turn slightly oily after 36 hrs, so I tend to wash my hair daily. Overall I have generally very healthy hair (before I started coloring my hair). You can see it makes my hair quite glossy and shiny (this is after just shampoo, conditioning and rough blowdry, no other products). If I use a bad shampoo and conditioner, my hair tends to reflect that very quickly too- it will look a bit frizzy and lacking in bounce or shine.

FYI the hair color is Liese "Ash Brown" color. It's those bubble hairdye , Liese is the equivalent in HK for Kao Japan's "Prettia" hair dye brand I think. Interestingly I've tried the Prettia "Ash brown" color too, and I like Liese better! It's quite a pretty brown- when you use 'ash brown' sort of shades on natural black hair, it is easy for the color to turn a bit orange under some lights- this Liese shade doesn't do that as much, it turns my black hair into a cool toned brown, but still work-safe color for Sydney at the end of a short summer and approaching autumn weather.

I'm using Kerastase Nutri-thermique shampoo with this Fancl conditioner. Which is really good too. Unfortunately the conditioner from the same nutri-thermnique range is quite boring and totally not worth the price. (On the other hand the nutri-thermique masque is very nice).

I also have the Kiehls' amino acid shampoo- which is more pricey especially in Australia- but I would say Kiehls is really good too if not slightly better- I like Fancl for daily use, but Kiehls is quite nice as an occassional treat along with my Kerastase hair masques.
Overall thumbs up for this conditioner, suitable probably for those with normal to slightly oily hair. If you hair is really dry and heavily chemically treated, I'd say try something else- e.g. Kerastase nutri-thermique or Oleo-relax hair masques.

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