Hortaleza Professional Conditioner in Apple from HBC

Hortaleza Professional Conditioner in Apple from HBC

Hortaleza Professional Conditioner in Apple from HBCHortaleza Apple Conditioner

Looking for the right conditioner can be a pain. It’s not so much that it’s difficult to find a product that works for you but more because there are simply too many of them to choose from. Just one look at the shampoo section of the grocery store and I end up getting so overwhelmed with which one to try out. More often than not, I end up walking away. I usually stick to the same conditioner but once in awhile I experiment and set out to buy a completely new product. In one of my more experimental days I scored myself this Hortaleza Professional Conditioner in Apple from HBC. Okay, it was on sale and the bottle was big so I had to grab it.  Here’s what I think of it.

Hortaleza Professional Conditioner in Apple from HBCHortaleza Conditioner from HBC

Product Claim:

There’s actually no product claim from Hortaleza. Found their website and a listing for it but there’s no info from there as well.

Directions For Use:

Like most conditioners, you simply lather and massage this onto your wet tresses. Once this is done, just rinse everything thoroughly. Although it doesn’t say in the label to let it sit for awhile, I prefer to wait a minute or two before rinsing it off.

Price: About P100+ regular price. Got it for P88 only!


The is quite big; 500 ml to be exact. It comes in a plastic container with one of those press bottle caps for easy access. It’s definitely not for travelling but I like the fact that you can reuse the bottle once you’ve used up the formula.

Caution and Ingredients:

“Avoid contact with eyes. If conditioner gets into eyes, rinse well with warm water. If irritation develops, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children.”

It then goes on to list down the ingredients. It’s an assortment of items including:

Aqua, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cl 19140, Cl 42090, Fragrance, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) Extract, Persea Americana (avocado) extract, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, and Menthol Crystal.

Hortaleza Professional Conditioner in Apple from HBC

Hortaleza Professional Conditioner in Apple from HBC – The Good

• Affordable price! Almost any beauty item that won’t break my pockets always gets a second glance from me.
• It lasts quite a long time.
• Reusable bottle.
• This conditioner itself isn’t too runny unlike others I’ve used before.
• Rinses off quite easily. Doesn’t really require that many washes just to get everything off.
• Sort of works for my hair.

Hortaleza Professional Conditioner in Apple from HBC – The Bad

• Has no scent at all. Well, I tried smelling it just now from the bottle and there’s only a very faint hint of apple in there but it’s not even something you’ll catch a whiff off the first time you use it.
• Also leaves no scent after washing and using.
• My hair didn’t feel nice when it was still wet. It felt really dry still and unmanageable.  But once it was dry, it was fine. I guess I’m just used to having conditioners that work instantly, turning tangled unruly hair manageable even when the hair is still wet.

The Final Call:

Honestly, I feel ambivalent about this product. I guess because the effects aren’t really all that spectacular but it’s not like it absolutely sucked as well. It did manage to make my hair manageable once it was dry but there were so many other conditioners that did much better.

I guess I would have to say no, if I’m asked if I’ll be buying this again. It’s a bargain, for sure, but it’s wiser to invest in a more expensive conditioner that works great than a cheap product that’s only semi-effective.

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One Response to Hortaleza Professional Conditioner in Apple from HBC

  1. Ida says:

    It’s super cheap at just P88 for 500ml. I’d be tempted to get it too! I guess it’d be alright with me that it’s semi-effective, at that price. :-D

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