This is a strange one. Touche by Flavien sounds like it was named in the eighties when hairdressers were called A Cut Above and mullets were magic. However, Flavian is senior art director at Harrods Urban Retreat so knows a thing or two about hair. He uses prickly pear oil as the key ingredient. Now, to be really honest, the smell of this conditioner reminded me of soup – I know. Ridiculous, but it is what I first thought of when I opened it; I really didn’t love the smell.
But I definitely loved the conditioning effect. It only needed five or so minutes on my hair to give it a really conditioned feel; beautifully soft but not fly-away – and the soupy smell doesn’t linger once it’s washed off.
However, this conditioner is £68 (but a much larger size than the one shown). To be fair, the ingredients (listed below) are impressive, but I’m not sure I’d fork out. I’ve had just as good conditioning treatments for a fraction of the price.
Ingredients: prickly pear oil, argan oil, sesame seed oil, wheat protein, goji berry, olea europaea fruit oil, hydrolyzed silk protein, rosemary oil and shea butter.