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I've used a couple of different Aussie shampoos before, depending on what I needed for my hair. I've used the volume shampoo and also the general one for normal hair. I bought this because I've started dying my hair a lot more recently, and thought I would buy a shampoo that was of good quality and decided it was worth paying more money for a shampoo that would keep my hair colour better than other ones.
However, this shampoo is no different than any of the other shampoos you can buy for hair colour protection.
The bottle itself is very irritating as the writing printed on the bottle scratches off and gets all over you in the shower. The bottle is a bit boring too, I think they could have designed a better more eye catching bottle, and I do appreciate that simple is sometimes better, this bottle is just plain boring. The lid is a simple push open lid which operates just like any other. I have also found that Aussie tends to run out quickly.
The shampoo itself does lather very nicely, and it feels lovely to wash with, but I've found that the effect that the shampoo has on your coloured hair is not really that great. I might as well buy the cheaper brands because they work just as well as this and I would be paying less. Even in discount shops it is expensive. It does smell nice but its not really that great of a smell either.
Not really worth the money, does the same thing as other colour protect shampoos that are cheaper.
WHAT IS IT?
Shampoo that is made by Aussie. It is to protect your hair colour even if you wash your hair very regular like I do.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You use Colour Mate shampoo the same as any other shampoo but you need to make sure that you don't use too much because it is hard to rinse out if you do. I like the way I get a lot of bubbles when I wash my hair and how creamy it feels also.
WHAT I THINK
This shampoo makes my hair feel very clean and I like that very much because Aussie shampoo is sometimes a little bit too heavy for my hair and makes it look limp. This one doesn't and after I have washed my hair it looks shiny and clean. It does not go too light to style but I do think it makes the fine hairs at the front of my hair go a bit flyaway.
It smells nice and creamy but is not like the sweet Aussie smell of some of their other shampoo and conditioners. The smell does not stay on my hair but I do not care about that.
I do not know if it protects my colour because I use a very high quality salon colour so it does not fade easily any way. I can tell that it leaves my hair soft even the day after I have bleached my hair and that is good because it stops my hair from drying out and looking like straw. I do not always use conditioner with it because it feels like it is conditioning my hair and not making it dry like a lot of Aussie products do.
If you apply too much of the shampoo then it leaves a little bit of a residue but not very much and if you rinse it very well then you can stop this from happening. I like to use the Colour Mate conditioner with the shampoo because I think they work very good together.
A bottle of Colour Mate shampoo costs about £4 but it is often on promotional price offer at 3 mixed products for £10.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I've tried lots of different shampoos over the years and enjoy trying out new products, but I always go back to Aussie simply because my hair seems to love it. Maybe they've included extracts of boomerang.
It has a delicious smell and its main selling point seems to be the fact that it includes "peach extract" and the smell certainly backs up this claim. Don't be fooled, however, into thinking that this means it's a natural product or anything like that. If you read the ingredients, you'll see a list of chemicals as long as your arm, as with any other type of shampoo, with "fruit extract" being right towards the bottom.
Despite this, it's a brilliant product. My hair is all normally over the place; greasy roots and dry ends. I wash my hair every two days and Aussie ensure that it stays clean and tidy in between. With other types of shampoo, despite the fact that my hair is about two feet long, I tend to get little short hairs sticking up all over the place, especially around my scalp, which makes me look like I've stuck my fingers in an electric socket. This problem is barely there at all when I use Aussie shampoo.
A lot of people mention the price. It is quite expensive compared to other shampoos, but try and catch it when there is a special offer on. I recently got three bottles for £10; a shampoo, a conditioner and a deep-conditioner, which I'm going to treat my hair to once a week, so for £3.33 a bottle, it doesn't seem too bad. The one thing I've noticed with it is that I don't need to use anywhere near as much product as I do with other brands to get the same lather and cleaning effect; it lathers up really easily, so using a smaller amount makes the bottle last longer and therefore I would say it's about the same value as its cheaper rivals.
The one thing I was concerned about, however, is that it doesn't display the Leaping Bunny logo, which shows that a product is cruelty free. I've done some research and it seems that this is because Aussie is owned by Procter and Gamble, which is a very large company and a lot of their products are tested on animals, as is the case with many of the larger cosmetic/ toiletries/ cleaning product parent companies.
*HOWEVER* it seems that Aussie products themselves are not tested on animals, which is very good news for an animal rights campaigner like me.
Everybody who has ever died their hair red knows it's blooming hard to keep it red and not ginger. I've been spending quite a bit on red hair dye, hair dressing sessions etc etc and quite often have to leave it in it's ginger state for long periods of time as i don't quite have the funds to pay for my red hair.
That is, until i found Aussie Colour Mate. It doesn't stop you becoming ginger, and initially it is quite expensive, quite often £3.99 for a 300ml bottle, which lasts 15-25 washes dependant on the length of your hair and how much you use, although can be found in Boots as part of a 3 for £10 deal or in BnM for £2.99 per bottle at last check. But it does prolong the inevitable fading effect, along with making the colour seem brighter and in good condition, faded or not, which can make you feel a lot better about having faded hair and thus allows for a lot more patience with your hair between dying sessions, thus saving you money on awful hair dressing sessions (haven't been to one hairdressers who've got what i wanted right yet) and packet dyes.
Along with doing what it says on the box it also smells beautiful and always leaves your feeling in fantasic condition. After using quite a generous amount, it creates a thick, peachy smelling lather that feels rather velvety on the hair. Unlike quite a few shampoos i've used it is also incredibly easy to wash out- quite often products i use on my hair like to 'stick' to my hair and prove quite hard to rinse out- another problem i have with most hair dyes.
Even without using the matching conditioner my hair felt really soft and almost as if it had been washed by a half decent hairdresser instead of me. The peachy smell lasts in your hair for about 2-4 hours dependant on your environment and generally makes for a pleasant experience all round.
In it's cream, orange and purple packaging it's not hard to miss in the shops. It's just a shame it is initially so expensive otherwise i'd use it all the time, for not only does it save me money, it just makes me feel better about my hair as a whole.
If you can afford it it is well worth your money, it's indulgent, does what it says on the box and leaves your hair feeling in great condition.
I am a big fan of Aussie hair products and have tried many of them in the past. This one I tried recently as I have started to dye my hair again using permanent dyes.
Aussie do a range of hair products for all hair types, and you can usually buy them fromt Boots, Superdrug and some supermarkets. The price of Aussie hair products tends to be the same everywhere, on its own this shampoo usually costs around £4.49, quite often the Aussie products are on offer in boots or superdrug at either 2 products for £7 or occasionally 3 products for £10. I usually only buy them when they are on these offers otherwise I find them to be a bit expensive - not that they're not worth every penny, but I usually dont have a lot of pennies to spare!
The products comes in the usual cream bottle with the deep purple Aussie logo on the front, the cap is also purple too. The products always have a very sophisticated and professional look to them, which I like about the brand.
The shampoo itself is quite thick and smells absolutely lovely, very fresh and peachy. It lathers up well and feels really soft and silky on my hair. It rinses out easily and leaves my hair feeling softer even when im still in the shower, the lovely peachy scent also fills up the entire bathroom aswell. The product claims to 'gently clean and protect coloured hair, restoring its natural health and shin' and it definitely does just that. I used this in conjunction with the conditioner and as soon as I blow dried my hair I could feel the difference. My hair felt softer and silker than before, and the lovely peachy scent could still be smelt even after drying. After a few uses my coloured hair not only seems to have held its new colour better than it normally does, but it seems to be brighter - the shampoo definitely does wonders for coloured hair.
Overall I would definitely recommend this and all other Aussie hair products, it helps keep your coloured hair looking rich and really softens and smooths your hair, making it feel lovely and conditioned. I only wish these shampoos and conditioners were cheaper but they are definitely worth every penny!
I have been using Aussie products for a while now, but only recently started colouring my hair. I used to use the Aussie Long and Luscious shampoo and conditioner, but decided to switch. I have now been using the Colour Mate shampoo and conditioner for a year or so.
I have ALWAYS adored the smell of the Aussie products. It sounds bizarre, but they smell so yummy that they just always make me smile when I open the bottle. I also really like the packaging, and find myself reading the bottle in the shower as it's quite amusing.
The shampoo itself has a nice consistency and goes on really well. It makes up a good lather and the smell stays throughout - YUM! I have always found that it has worked wonders for my hair and I'm thrilled with the results.
I went to my hairdressers recently, and she complimented the condition of my hair and asked what products I used. I told her and she said 'ah well that explains it then'.
The price of this shampoo seems to have increased quite a lot recently, and it's now too expensive for me to buy unless it's on offer. I think the last time I looked, it was about £5 a bottle. However, if you shop around you can normally get it for '2 bottles for £7' or similar, which is fairly reasonable.
Overall, I would recommend this product as it smells great and makes my hair looks good. What more can you ask for from a shampoo?
***HOW I GOT INTRODUCED INTO THE AUSSIE RANGE***
My friend regularly colour's my hair for me and she used a leave in conditioner in my hair which was made by Aussie and I was so impressed with the product that I started using other styling products in this range. It wasn't until recently I thought I would give the Colour Mate Shampoo a try and to see if this product was as good as the other Aussie products in the range. I know the Aussie range is very popular and I often see their products mentioned in magazine and friend's have often talked about the Aussie range as well.
The Aussie range is available to buy in stores such as Boots, Superdrug and some local supermarkets. In boots selected Aussie products such as shampoo and conditioner is on offer for 2 for £6, you of course also get 12 boots points when you buy this from their store. The Aussie range is also on the same offer in Superdrug as well.
The Aussie shampoo comes in an off white coloured plastic bottle which has a purple lid. On the front it has a purple label which states that the shampoo is for coloured hair. There is a nice flower/leaf design on the front of the bottle in a yellow and orange colour which makes the bottle stand out on the shelf. The shampoo is only available to buy in a 300ml bottle. On the back you will find all the necessary information such as directions, a list of ingredients and contact information. Towards the top of the bottle around the neck there are embossed kangaroo's which run all the way round the top and round the back of the bottle. The packaging is very simple and isn't colourful as other shampoo's on the shelf, how-ever because of this the bottle's seem to stand out a bit more than other's whilst looking for shampoo.
The Colour Mate Shampoo formula is blended with Australian Wild Peach extract which gently cleanses to help protect coloured hair. Wild Peach Kernels used to be used as a form of hair conditioning oil, and this is why Aussie are still using it hundreds of years later to helps keep your hair colour looking shiny, vibrant and conditioned.
To open the bottle simply press the back of the lid and the front of the purple lid will pop up which enables you to squeeze some shampoo out of the bottle. The first thing I noticed about the shampoo is the nice, sweet smell and you can smell the Wild Peach. The shampoo itself is a white pearlescent colour. I squeezed some shampoo into my hand and then massaged it into my wet hair. As I rubbed the shampoo in the peach smell got a bit stronger, but not too strong. Rinse the shampoo out and then style/blow dry as normal.
I used the conditioner as well as the shampoo and this left a nice peach fragrance in my hair. After blow drying my hair as normal my hair looked and felt shiny and smooth. The colour did seem more vibrant than with the other shampoo and conditioner I was using before hand. I tend to wash my hair every 2 day's but sometimes when using a new shampoo my hair can get greasy the day after washing it. How-ever with this shampoo I didn't need to wash my hair until 2 days later as it kept my hair looking shiny and sleek and didn't cause my hair to go greasy or dull the day after washing it.
Not only does this shampoo leave your hair shiny, radiant and smooth but it also smells delicious and leaves a light peachy fragrance in your hair as well. It made my high-lights looks brighter and radiant and my hair looked in brilliant condition liked I had just walked out of a salon. In terms of value for money I think it's very good as the shampoo does last a long time, especially if like me you only need to wash your hair every 2 days. I would highly recommend this shampoo and the conditioner to anyone with coloured or highlighted hair as this product is just amazing. I would be more than tempted to try other products in this range.
(review also on ciao)
I usually use L'Oreal shampoo and conditioners for my coloured hair, but as I had run out of this and noticed the Aussie Colour Mate shampoo in our bathroom as my Mum uses it, I decided to give it a try.
Firstly I shall mention that as of late, the Aussie haircare range has been produced in special limited edition bottles which I think is worth noting as the new, temporary designs are quite a nice touch. The colour scheme remains fairly similar, only the lid is purple and bottle is printed with lots of colourful flowers on, which looks great in our bathroom, especially in summertime!
I am generally quite fussy when it comes to products I use on my coloured hair, as I am all too aware that you have to protect it as best you can. I went swimming the other day, and decided to use this shampoo because it has an incredible smell to it, as it contains peach extract which I thought would be brilliant at erridicating that nasty chlorine smell! I wasn't dissapointed, as it really did give my hair a thorough clean and it smelt lovely afterwards.
As for protecting my colour, I'm not sure I could comment without having also used the conditioning as well which on this particular occasion I didn't. My hair certainly didn't look duller though, so it must have worked for my colour rather than against it.
What I also liked about this shampoo, is it's a silvery yet clear shampoo which I feel can be good sometimes at giving your hair a good clean rather than using a thicker, non transparent shampoo which doesn't always do a great job when your in need of a deep clean, like for example when you have been swimming.
Although I am a devoted L'oreal fan, I would reccomend this and would perhaps buy it myself in the future as it gave my hair a really good clean, has a fresh peachy smell to it and doesn't dull my colour. If you are going to purchase this, I would do so whilst you still get it in the limited edition bottles!
I bought this shampoo, along with the conditioner yesterday and I used it yesterday and today and it is really quite nice. I like the aussie products anyway, I have also tried the mega shampoo and the long hair shampoo which are also both really nice and all of the aussie products smell so nice in my opinion - but my sister really doesn't like the smell.
I bought the new limited edition shampoo and conditioner - the formula isn't different but the packaging has been changed and it has been 'inspired by Australian designers' and it is really pretty. It has dark orange and yellow flowers on. I bought the 300ml shampoo, I think they also come in smaller bottles too.
The shampoo contains Australian wild peach extract which cleanse and protect coloured hair, as it is more brittle and prone to damage. Just apply to scalp and roots and then massage in and rinse out. I always massage the shampoo in for about two minutes to lather up the shampoo fully, but this one took longer to lather up which was quite disappointing as the other aussie shampoo didn't have this problem. But it does smell so nice and it also has a really nice silky creamy thick texture.
I bought the shampoo and the conditioner from wilkinsons as they are any two aussie hair care products for £5! But on their own normally they are about £3 to £4 each.
*Good for coloured hair
*Does not lather up very well
*Really nice smell in my opinion although some people may not like it
*Nice packaging - limited edition, although you can still buy the original one
*Quite cheap and are usually on offer
*Widely available in larger supermarkets, boots, superdrug and wilkinsons
*Has a complimentary conditioner
*Contains some natural ingredients
*Good high quality reliable brand
Thank you for reading my review
Aussie Mate Colour Shampoo is as good as any of the expensive salon bought shampoos available. I've been colouring my hair for several years because of greying. About eighteen months ago I had to start cutting costs and I looked into what I was paying for keeping my hair looking good. About the same time a friend recommended a great home visiting hairdresser. The salon got the push and the hunt was on for a new shampoo to replace the very expensive product that I had been using. After several tries of various makes that were recommended by friends and my new hairdresser, I decided to try Aussie Mate. It came out top of the poll and I have been using it ever since. My hairdresser noticed a difference in my hair and asked what I was using. I suspect that she will now be recommending it to her other customers. I won't be changing back to the expensive product.
AUSSIE MATE COLOUR SHAMPOO.
As I have been colouring my hair for a number of years now, (due to the grey) that creeps up on us all, i did notice that my hair had become very dull, dry and not in very good condition.
I have been using this product myself personally for just over four months, and even though the cost is a little bit more expensive than i usually like to pay, because it is cost effective, as i dont have to use as much as i do of this product than the cheaper ones, i do find that it could work out good value for money anyway.
The Bottle **********
This product comes in a beige coloured hard plastic bottle, has the picture on a purple background of the Australian Kangeroo. This product is for coloured hair and does mention this on the bottle.
The Lid which is purple and does screw undone, also has a press down insert on one side of the top, so that you can press this down and then squirt a little about a fifty pence sized portion into your hand and this is enough for my hair, which is shoulder length. This Bottle contains 300mls.
On the back of the bottle there is a phone number which incidentally is a Freephone Number and this is for any Questions that you may have to ask, about this product, i think that this is always a great idea as there is always somethings that you might need answers to.
This Product is made in the Uk. Which i think is a great idea.
The Product **********
This Shampoo contains Australian Wild Peach with their Aussie Formula. Helps to keep your hair colourful. I noticed that you can smell the Peaches in this product and also reminds me personally of a Vanilla smell too. The Shampoo is quite thick in texture also is a white colour and takes a little while to pour out if you undo the lid completely.
I usually was my hair every couple of days, depending on how it looks, feels and smells. But i dont use a great deal of this each time so a bottle of this lasts me well over three months.
I liked the way that it makes my hair feel soft and my hair smells fresh too, you can tell that i have washed my hair in this product because it leaves a lovely Peachy Vanilliary smell in my hair when i have finished.
They grind up the Peach Kernels to obtain a conditioning oil, that is in this Shampoo.
I always use this Shampoo for just the one wash, having previously wetted my hair, i like to massage this into my scalp as this tends to get a bit dry after all the colouring i do myself.
I rinse this off with my attachment that is connected to my bath, it is a Shower Head, and wait until the water runs clean.
I feel more than happy to buy this product because it does a good job of washing my hair without removing my colour, and i love the way that my hair smells fresh and also feels soft.
The Cost ********** This product i buy for £3.52p from Sainsbury's which i use for most of my shopping products. You may be lucky to see it on Offer for two bottles for £6.00, which is when i buy a few sets of the Shampoo and Conditioner.
My overall opinion **********
I like using this shampoo because it leaves my hair feeling softer than it has been before, because of the fact that i colour my hair, i like the fact that this product is for coloured hair, which for me is an added bonus, as i am always going to be colouring my hair to keep myself looking younger. This product also makes my hair smell really lovely and i have noticed a difference since using this. It also keeps the colour looking good in my hair. I dont feel that i have to compromise on how many times i use this product because it is mild enough on my hair type to use whenever i feel thaneeds washing, my hair type is dry, but this is also suitable for most coloured hair types. I really like this product and i particularly love the smell, fresh, summery and flowery.I wouldnt feel that i couldnt wash my hair every day if i wanted to, although i tend to do every other day or just when is required. As i straighten my hair too i find that this shampoo helps to put back the softness into my hair.
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The Aussie brand is a relatively new one, and despite the name, it is actually produced in the UK using traditional Australian ingredients- the colour mate shampoo uses Australian Wild Peach, which gives it a nice scent. The bottle costs about £3.40 in Superdrug, which works out over £1 per 100 ml which is quite expensive, but there are lots of pricier brands out there. However, as I have to use it every day and in fairly large quantities for good effect, I find the bottle runs out quickly.
One of my main issues with this product is the packaging. To be honest, it's quite ugly, and reminds me of horse shampoo. The bottle is white with the Aussie logo on the front, and the name of the shampoo and a bit of information in quite an old fashioned font. The style of the bottle can make it quite hard to squeeze out the end of the shampoo when the bottle is nearly empty.
The product itself works quite well, when using it, I found my hair colour didn't fade much and less of it washed out in the shower, compared to a shampoo not specifically for coloured hair. However, I have found other brands that do better. The product also left my hair soft and shiny when used in conjunction with the matching conditioner. I did find I was having to wash my hair every day to stop it feeling greasy and dirty though, when I normally manage ever other day.
Over all this product is fairly basic, but it's price doesn't reflect that. This product would not be my first choice to buy, but I would use it again. The Aussie tag line is "there's more to life than hair-but it's a good place to start" which may be reflected in their less than attractive packaging.
I am normally really particular with the types of shampoo I buy, as once I have found something that works well with my hair I tend to stick with it to avoid having to go through bad hair days whilst trying all sorts of new shampoos. I was browsing round Boots one day whilst stocking up on products for my holiday and I came across a stand with the Aussie products on offer. They had a deal on the colourmate shampoo and conditioner, along with a heat protection spray. I snapped it up as I am easily bowled over by offers, pretty packing and advantage card points!
The shampoo passed the first test and travelled well, it did not spill or explode and ruin all my clothes in my suitcase, as is occassionally a problem when travelling with contained liquids. The shampoo comes in a tall thin cylindrical bottle. The lid is also round. It works by pushing down one side, which pops up the other and then you can squeeze out the product as desired. This is not easily possible with just one hand in the shower, so is tricky if you have slippery hands from soap or shower gel!
The shampoo is silky and pearlescent in appearance. It is a white sort of colour and has a strong smell of peach. It is a really nice smell and not too strong and sickly or overly sweet. The shampoo rubs into hair easily and smoothly, although it does not lather up too well, which would obviously be a bonus, as in these times of recession the less we use the better! Also there is something about shampoo that lathers up that makes you think it is working better.
The shampoo washes off easily, which is good as the last thing you want is to have sticky hair even when you have washed it off. After the shampoo is washed off your hair is silky and smooth, and hardly feels like you need to add any conditioner. It also feels very clean. Your hair is left smelling a lovely soft and subtle peach smell and feeling very clean and soft. The only downside is that it feels like you need to wash it again the next day, but with other shampoos my clean hair normally lasts two days. That doesnt sound like a big difference, but time wise, it is!!
Prior to my summer holiday this year I decided to treat myself to some new shampoo. I have been buying whatever is on offer so a treat was well deserved! I have highlighted hair that can be a bit on the dry side especially in the sun. In my local Tesco I was drawn to the Aussie display. There were shampoos and conditioners for all types pf hair-and best of all there was an offer of two bottles for £5.The shampoo usually sells for £3.49 a bottle. Looking at the bottles I found one for coloured hair called colourmate.I also picked up a bottle of 3 minute conditioner.
The shampoo comes in a rather plain looking cream bottle with a picture of a Kangaroo, although the product is not made in Oz! The bottle has one of those push down lids that helps ensure you only dispense what you need. The shampoo itself has a pearlised effect and is quick thick so you really only need a little. I find it difficult to describe smells but this smells divine! The shampoo contains Peace extract and Avocado oil and the scent is definitely a sweet fruity sort of scent.
As I said a little goes a long way and a very small amount lathers well. It is easy to rinse off and leaves my hair feeling soft. I always use a conditioner after shampooing and have been using the Aussie 3-minute miracle which I will review later.
This shampoo is gorgeous! I have been using it all summer and my hair is in great condition. It seems to help to prolong the life of my highlights too! This is not the cheapest shampoo on the market costing £3.49 for a 300ml bottle. However I think it is well worth the expense and would highly recommend it!
Sadly I left my husband to pack my wash bag prior to our flight from France. Instead of packing the wash bag in our suitcase he stuffed it into his flight bag! Needless to say the contents of the bag including my beloved Aussie shampoo and some makeup was confiscated and thrown into a bin! I was furious with him and will never ask him to pack anything again!
Aussi colour mate is possibly the best shampoo and conditioner i have ever brought but at almost £5 a bottle i will only buy it when it is on special offer as you can sometimes pick this up as a buy one get one free offer in supermarkets which doesnt work out too bad when you are getting your shampoo and conditioner for £5 instead of £10.
The product itself is very thick, the shampoo is thick but lathers very well and rinses out very easily. The conditioner is even thicker, a very creamy concistency but treats your hair lovely and as they are so thick there isnt a lot of waste from it running off your head or out of your hands like other shampoo and conditioners.
The shampoo and conditioner leave my hair very soft, in very good condition and very managable despite all the abuse my hair takes from variour colour changes and perms.
The smell from this shampoo and conditioner is beautiful, a mix of fruit and flowers that lingers in your hair from one wash to the next and in your bath room after showering.
This shampoo and conditioner are brilliant but im not sure they are worth the price, not in my opinion anyway.
Aussie's pH-balanced formula with Australian wild peach gently conditions and protects coloured and permed hair /