I decided to give this a try when I saw that it had been reintroduced. I've been really pleased with the results. It's left my fine hair very soft, shiny and not at all weighed down. The scent is a little intense when I first apply it, but as I work it into my hair the scent calms down and actually reminds me a bit of Lush's American Cream. The only real drawback for me is the price vs the amount I have to use each time. The conditioner is sort of thin, so I have to use quite a bit to cover my shoulder length hair- and with the small size of the bottle, I'm going to go through it quickly. I would buy again, but as a special treat, not an everyday conditioner.
After reading the buzz of the Banana conditioner when it was discontinued, I was eager to give it a try when it was reintroduced this year. I absolutely love the Honey conditioner and have been using it for nearly 2 years, I thought substituting it with a different scent would nice. The Banana conditioner does a great job of conditioning the hair except I still find it 2nd in place to the Honey. I took 1 lippie off because of the ingredients. There seems to be less natural oils in the bottle and consequently, I had to use more to condition my hair. The Banana also smells quite synthetic, but it does contain real puree and I love the consistency of it. Overall, its a great product to try, but sadly, I will not be stocking up unless I absolutely cannot find my first choice.
i have ridiculously dry hair and i remember my mom buying it for me as a kid.. but ive been using TBS' honey shampoo which isnt bad.
The other day while i was buying a bottle of honey i mentioned how much i loved the banana line.. and the sales associate said it would be available in stores before the year ends!! hoorah!!
Also in Holland the Banana Conditioner is back. The Body Shop brought back some succesfull products from the past, you can vote for your favourites and when the product gets enough votes it stays in the assortment.
This conditioner gives my fine hair shine and makes it very soft. Maybe a little bit too heavy for my hairtype, but it is a good one.
I cannot find the ingredients anywere, so I don't know if it is exactly the same as 20 years ago.
The banana shampoo and conditioner is back on the shelves here in Sweden for a limited time.
For me, the scent reminds me of childhood. My father once got this for me as a child, since I hated showering. Banana scented conditioner made it so much funnier, so of course I had to buy a bottle now when it is back in stock.
A bit about my hair. I have long, thick but fine hair. Most products weigh it down and makes it flat and boring. On top of that, I've got seborrhoea. I wash my hair 2-3 times a week.
This conditioner is very thick. To the point were it is more or less impossible to shake out of the bottle and kind of hard to divide in your hair. Just a bit more fluid and it would have been perfect.
It makes my hair soft and easy to manage not only just after it has dried, but during the shower and for a few days after too. Even if it is thick, it does not weigh my hair down, it enhances the natural wave in my long hair and generally is a very nice conditioner indeed, especially since it is almost completely natural. Oh, and did I mention the shine?
I will buy a few bottles of this, to have in stock, while I continue searching for the perfect conditioner because even if this is nice, it is limited edition, comes in an impractical bottle and is too thick.
This was the last straw that lead me to not buy Body Shop products anymore. This was an AMAZING conditioner. It detangled, it left my hair soft but not filmy or greasy, and the smell was lovely and not too strong. I loved it. I also loved the Japanese facial grains, tea-zone, and those wonderful lip stain markers that were like Stila lip rouge but at half the price. I don't even bother going in the Body Shop anymore since I know I'll never get the same product twice because of their insane discontinuing!
WHY was this discontinued?!?!?! I don't understand. I just don't. THis was an amazing conditioner - the scent was incredible and it made my blah hair so shiny and thick. TBS, what were you thinking?
SIMPLY THE MOST AMAZING CONDITIONER THAT THERE EVER WAS. Too bad it's been discontinued. TBS's new Honey Moisturizing conditioner has some banana among its ingredients but is waaaay way too heavy at first and has a completely different effect from the Banana Conditioner. Interestingly enough, I'm almost at the bottom of the bottle of the Honey one, and all of a sudden I get this flashback - a similar feel and effect of the Banana conditioner - prolly due to some separation of ingredients in the suspension (as the bottle was sitting too long and I'd never thought to shake it since the conditioner is so thick) and the tiny black banana seeds/dots are visible.
I really loved this!!
It smelled sooo nice and worked really well... Now i can't ever use it again.. *sigH*
If they didn't discontinue this line (and a lot of others; why does The Body Shop keep doing that?? All my favorite products are now gone!) I would still be using it, together with the shampoo. Like the others, I found the smell in the bottle a little strong and off-putting, unlike the shampoo, which smells great in the bottle, but thankfully the smell isn't unpleasant once it's rinsed out, and unlike other conditioners, it really does make the hair softer! At least it did with mine. I wish they'd bring it back!