“ Brand: Andrew Collinge / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: volumizeses, „
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If you have read any of my other reviews, I can understand if you're sick of hearing about so-called volumising products that don't do what they say. However, on behalf of other volume-seekers, I feel that I must continue to share my experiences.
Here we have Volume Therapy Shampoo from Andrew Collinge. When am I going to stop being drawn in by these names. Let's start with the bottle since I found this quite appealing. The pale green colour and matt finish imply some sort of connection to nature, as does the word "Purity" emblazoned across the front of it. However, if you look at the ingredients list, you will find all the ususal culprits that comprise a totally unnatural product, including SLS and various other chemical names that were never intended to be pronounced. So, far from being pure, let's just hope it works.
As is often the case, this product is equipped with the usual irritating round flip-lid that breaks your nails off if you're not careful. Once that's out of the way, you are met with the product itself - and the smell of men's aftershave. A sort of Tesco's own brand of aftershave if I am to be specific. Personally, I found this really off-putting, but you may like it. The shampoo lathered reasonably well, although I probably used a little more than I would with some products. Once on your hair, the shampoo itself feels slightly heavy and thick, almost syrupy, which makes me think it may not wash out completely. After rinsing my hair, it did feel clean, however.
Now for the real test: how is it once it's dry? I usually blow-dry my hair on fairly high settings for the best result, and often with my head upside-down. Unfortunately, my hair still looked rather bored and a bit lifeless afterwards. It was soft, floppy, and not remotely volumised, so I went back to the bathroom to check... Yes, it definitely says: "Professional performance naturally" on the bottle. Well, having established, that the "naturally" part is in fact rather a dishonest claim, I see no reason why the the rest of it shouldn't be. I have been duped.
At around £4.99 for 250ml, this product is at best an average shampoo that does a very average job. It cleans your hair, but that's about it; the rest of its promises simply don't materialise in my view. Rather horribly, you can actually smell the aftershave smell THROUGH the bottle!