Product Review: Osmo Extra Volume Conditioner

by Gio

osmo extreme volume conditioner

Name: Extra Volume Conditioner
Brand: Osmo
Size: 400ml
Price: £7.00

From the packaging:
Designed to create noticeable body, shine, and volume in limp, lifeless hair. This weightless conditioner utilises the strengthening properties of Soybean Oil and Rice Protein to gently hydrate the hair. Targets dehydrated areas while thickening each hair strand for full and bouncy results.

What I liked:
– lightweight, provides volume by not leaving any buildup residue behind
– makes hair soft, shiny, and easy to untangle
– right consistency, not too thick nor too thin
– subtle, lovely scent

What I didn’t like:
– if you expect the conditioner to give you a lot of volume immediately, you’ll be disappointed

Last week I introduced you to Osmo Extra Volume Shampoo for limp and lifeless hair, a volumising shampoo that allows me, even in windy London, to go a couple of days without washing my mane. It’s now time to talk about the shampoo in the same range.

Let’s start with a warning. The two bottles – huge, tall, and in an eye-catching dark blue – are practically identical. The only difference is that one has shampoo and the other conditioner printed on the label. So, it’s really easy to confuse them in the shower. To avoid that from happening and waste unnecessary product, make sure you read the label carefully or put them in different places in your shower box. That’s what I do.

But what about the conditioner itself? It’s white in colour and has a consistency – not too thick nor runny – that allows it to spread easily on the hair, where it deposits a thin conditioning layer that keeps it soft, shiny, and moisturized.

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Yet, I was sceptical it wouldn’t be enough to detangle my hair. It’s thin and fine, and gets knotted after every wash. I resemble Medusa, no kidding! I usually turn to conditioners laden with heavy silicones, like Dimethicone, to untangled it. Their buildup probably contributes to loss of natural volume in my hair, but I always thought it was a worthy trade-off to be able to comb it in minutes and, most importantly, without pain.

Osmo Extreme Volume Conditioner, instead, uses a mixture of lightweight silicones and conditioning agents, like Cetyl Alcohol (a moisturizing, non-drying alcohol) and Amodimethicone, that conditions hair well, allowing me to untangle it quickly, without leaving any buildup on my scalp. And no buildup = no loss of volume.

Granted, my limp, thin hair has never been particularly voluminous, so there’s only so much natural volume the right hair care products can help it claim back, but since using this range, it is the bigger it has ever been. And I’m loving that!

I’m liking the scent a lot too. It’s similar to that of the shampoo: clean, lightly floral and aquatic, but more soapy and subtler. You can barely smell it from the bottle, but once on your hair (especially if you use the conditioner together with the shampoo), it stays on, making it smell gorgeous, for hours. And who doesn’t like gorgeous-smelling hair?

Aqua, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrionium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Amodimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Polyquaternium-55, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, PCA, Serine, Alanine, Glycine, Proline, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Carnitine, Glutamic Acid, Oryza Sativa Seed Protein, Phytic Acid, Oryza Sativa Extract, Gluconolactone, Calcium Gluconate, Parfum, Limonene, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Trideceth-12, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Benzoate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Dipotassium Phosphate

Available at: hair salons

Osmo Extra Volume Conditioner helps your hair claim back some of its natural volume by not leaving behind a buildup residue that weights it down. It also makes hair soft, shiny, and easy to untangle.

Rating: 4/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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Sarah June 24, 2015 - 7:57 pm

I wish hair products would work quicker (but unfortunately it doesn’t work that way!) This sounds like a great product – thanks for sharing 🙂


Gio June 24, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Sarah, that would be wonderful indeed! This conditioner is not a miracle worker, but it does its job really well.


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