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The bright lights of a drugstore hair care aisle or salon waiting room can make any bottle of conditioner look promising.

Plus, those labels can lure the most skeptical among us with their claims. Guarantees to give you touchable body and Beyonce-like volume with just one wash. Promises to transform your dead ends into healthy hair instantly. It's enough to make you pop open the bottle. And then you're a goner -- the sweet scent of ripe apples or fresh rosemary inspires you to take it with you to the checkout counter.

While the pretty packaging and bold claims work a lot of magic, how do you really know which conditioner will actually deliver? Typically, you don't. You just have to buy the bottle and hope for the best -- until now. Now you have these TotalBeauty.com reader reviews to tell you which bottles live up to their flashy promises -- and which are nothing more than a delicious scent.

Unfortunately, readers say these 12 conditioners not only don't deliver on the hype, but actually leave hair greasy, tangled, and damaged. Read on and make a note not to buy these the next time you're shopping. See the 12 conditioners our readers regretted purchasing now.

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No. 12: LUSH Jungle Conditioner, $7.95
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.8*
Why: Although readers "love LUSH" and "wanted to like this," LUSH's Jungle Conditioner "was a BIG disappointment." Readers agree that the bar conditioner left their hair a "tangled mess," while some experienced other problems: "Even after I spent twice the normal time washing it out than I do with regular conditioner, it still left chunks in my hair that only made it look greasy and dirty," says one reader. Another agrees, saying, "I even tried letting it soften in a bowl of hot water before using it and it still didn't absorb into my hair at all."

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TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.6*
Why: This promises a "soft, tousled look that begs to be touched," but instead, readers say, "it made my hair look messy -- and not a 'sexy' messy like the bottle says." One reader says, "The bottom section of my hair became one big matted rat's nest -- not awesome. And after a few days, my hair felt like straw." Another reader adds, "I was really hoping that this line of products would help define my waves and help them last at least for a few hours. After using these products, my hair looks like it was only rinsed with water and is very dull. I wouldn't recommend it."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review here.

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No. 10: Dove Cool Moisture Conditioner, $4.75
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.5*
Why: Most readers agree this conditioner "smells good but fails in the moisture area." One reader says, "I really wanted to like this because it smells so fresh and perfume-y! But over time, my hair began to feel weighed-down and the ends of my hair were left a frizzy, crumpled mess. Just say NO." Another reader says, "It doesn't add a significant amount of moisture. I have waist-length hair and the conditioner doesn't do a very good job detangling."

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TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.5*
Why: This conditioner "really doesn't deliver on the smoothing claim. Not only that, but my hair feels more dry after I use this." Another reader says, "After about three washes I noticed that the conditioner was giving me a dry scalp and I was getting loads of dandruff as a result." Another reader with curly, frizzy hair adds, "This is the worst product for people with my type of hair. Even when I got the brush through one section it would re-tangle my hair instantly, which of course meant a ton of breakage."

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The bright lights of a drugstore hair care aisle or salon waiting room can make any bottle of conditioner look promising.

Plus, those labels can lure the most skeptical among us with their claims. Guarantees to give you touchable body and Beyonce-like volume with just one wash. Promises to transform your dead ends into healthy hair instantly. It's enough to make you pop open the bottle. And then you're a goner -- the sweet scent of ripe apples or fresh rosemary inspires you to take it with you to the checkout counter.

While the pretty packaging and bold claims work a lot of magic, how do you really know which conditioner will actually deliver? Typically, you don't. You just have to buy the bottle and hope for the best -- until now. Now you have these TotalBeauty.com reader reviews to tell you which bottles live up to their flashy promises -- and which are nothing more than a delicious scent.

Unfortunately, readers say these 12 conditioners not only don't deliver on the hype, but actually leave hair greasy, tangled, and damaged. Read on and make a note not to buy these the next time you're shopping. See the 12 conditioners our readers regretted purchasing now.

Image via Imaxtree
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