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      27.05.2013 19:21
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      A good smelling shampoo for heat damaged hair

      I use various products from the Aussie range on a regular basis and have been doing for many years. Because my hair is dyed it is quite dry and damaged so I like to use products that moisturise and condition my hair. I also blow dry my hair and use straighteners often so I do what I can to protect it from heat damage. I find that products from the 'Aussie take the heat range' work really well on my hair and leave it feeling really soft and smelling great.

      The packaging.
      The shampoo is presented in a cream plastic bottle with a purple plastic lid. On the front the Aussie brand logo is clearly visible at the top and underneath it says 'take the heat shampoo' in red letters and then tells you it is for heat damaged hair. At the bottom it tells you the bottle size (the one I have is 300ml) On the back it tells you a bit about the product, gives the directions of use, lists the ingredients, the shelf life (12 months) and some contact information for the brand.

      The product.
      The shampoo itself is white in colour. It has quite a thick consistency and smells really nice. I would describe the smell as a fresh scent that I find lasts for a quite a while on my hair even after I have rinsed it out and dried it. To apply simply push down on the top of the plastic lid and squeeze out the desired amount onto wet hands. Apply to wet hair and rub in to create a lather to clean the hair and then rinse off. This product is easy to get a nice lather and it is easy to apply to the hair, because it is fairly thick it does not drip off the hair easily. I always use a conditioner after rinsing off the shampoo to give it some extra moisture.

      Benefits.
      - Helps protect against heat damage
      - Contains Australian Jojoba seed-oil
      - 12 month shelf life
      - Leaves hair feeling really clean and soft

      Price and availability.
      The shampoo is available from many supermarkets, beauty stores and online. Prices can vary but it usually retails at around £4.49 for 300ml. I like to stock up when ever special offers are on and at the moment both Superdrug and Sainsbury's have a 2 for £7 offer on.

      My verdict.
      This product works really well on my hair. It always leaves my hair feeling really soft and smelling good and I believe it really does help nourish and protect my hair as I do use my hair dryer and straighteners often. I would definitely recommend this product for people with dry or damaged hair that also use heat appliances regularly and I give it 5 stars.

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      09.03.2013 10:58
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      Good daily shampoo

      I found that the Aussie take the heat shampoo was much better than the daily conditioner which I just didn't like at all due to it making my hair feel heavy and look greasy with a build up.

      The take the heat shampoo on the other hand leaves my hair feeling bouncy, smooth and more or less clean of all the gunk I put in my hair.

      This lather up lovely with just a little bit of shampoo and it is enough to do my entire hair. Usually one shampoo is enough but sometimes if my hair is really full of products I shampoo it twice just to be doubly sure but even with loads of stuff in it this really does manage to get my hair feeling ultra clean.

      It smells lovely and is really soothing feeling on my scalp. Although it is only a shampoo it actually acts like a 2in1 as this doesn't leave my hair feeling really tangled and full of tats and it actually seems to smooth the split ends instead of making my hair frizzy. I do usually tend to use a conditioner as well afterwards but I would be confident that if I ran out of conditioner then this would do in a pinch.

      The only thing that I am not sure about this shampoo is the claims that it will stop hair from getting damaged as I didn't notice any significant reduction in the amount of dryness and split ends that blow drying and straightening can do to my hair and I was still deep conditioning as much as I always was.

      I never stick to one brand of hair care but this is one that I have used regularly since the first time that I bought it. It costs around about £4.50 but it is on offer loads so I usually wait until then and buy this with the 3 minute miracle and then another product in the Aussie range which does make it much better value.

      I would recommend this shampoo if you have dry and damaged hair just don't expect it to fix the damage and you will probably like it as it is a really good daily shampoo that won't dry hair out or leave it frizzy and tangled.

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      01.03.2013 16:45
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      A nice shampoo, left my hair more manageable

      I like to try all different shampoo and conditioners, I have used so many of them, and recently I have been using this Aussie Take the heat shampoo. I bought it in a 3 for £10 offer, which I also saw in Boots at the time too. It is usually around £4.50 for a 300ml bottle to buy, which is expensive, but I do like to buy decent shampoo's.

      This doesn't have the most attractive bottle. It is an off creamy colour, with a purple lid. The writing about the shampoo is on the front and back in red or purple writing, and the rest of the bottle is plain. I don't think this shampoo really stands out and makes you want to buy it because it looks nice, like other shampoos, what persuaded me to buy it was the 'Take the Heat' name, as I am always trying to find shampoos to help keep my hair in good condition. I straighten and blow dry my hair, and this shampoo claims to protect hair against heat damage.

      The shampoo bottle lid you just press down at one side to open it, and pour the shampoo out. The shampoo is a creamy white colour, and isn't too thick or too runny. It has a really nice consistency, and it pours out of the bottle nicely. You don't have to even tilt it too much to get the shampoo out, but you don't have to worry about it running everywhere either. It creates a nice lather and it smells lovely. The shampoo has added Australian jojoba seed oil in it, and it feels really nice to lather onto your hair. It glides across your hair really easily and washes off quickly too. You don't get the feeling of product left in your hair, my hair felt quite soft whilst still wet after using the shampoo.

      Once I had dried my hair, my hair was nice, not as soft as it would have been with conditioner, but it was nice to touch and felt in good condition. What I loved about this shampoo is that it made my hair so much easier to style. It seemed to thicken it a bit, and when I put my hair in a pony tail, I get lots of loose hair falling out and it takes me ages to do it as my hair is really fine, but it just seemed to behave so much more than normal! My hair does look in nice condition too, it doesn't have split ends from heat damage, but it doesn't look perfect either.

      I have to say though, after 3 weeks of everyday use, I still have half a bottle left, so it really does last a long while, so I think even though it is expensive initially, you do get your moneys worth.

      I have been using this shampoo for 3 weeks now, and I really like the feel of my hair, it is soft and manageable, and I would buy again but only when it is on offer. It isn't an amazing shampoo I would run out and buy again straight away, but a nice decent shampoo to use now and again.

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      31.12.2012 02:38

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      A must try!

      After being advised to change my shampoo and conditioner by my hairdresser due to stress related hair loss, I decided to give the Aussie products a try after her recommendation. As I had previously been purchasing a John Freida product, which is a similar price, I personally didn't find it too overpriced but at over £4.00 a bottle I know many would. I do, however, mostly buy the Aussie range when they are on offer in my local Boots for three for £10.00.
      After try the Aussie moist product I went over to this product in an attempt to protect my hair from blow-drying and styling. Although, I know many reviews don't agree I have found this product to be really good and have seen an improvement in the condition of my hair. As I was already using a good quality shampoo and conditioner I didn't expect a massive change in my hair but I did get one! My hair has improved in condition and is shiny, glossy and looks healthy again.
      The shampoo is thick and the hole on the lid is small but my hairdresser advised this is often done on purpose to stop you over using the product and you only need a small amount! It also smells delicious with all the different fruit ingredients!
      I would recommend giving this product a try but for the best results use it with the other Aussie 'Take the Heat' products.

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      28.12.2012 14:19
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      I wont be buying again

      A couple of months ago I stocked up on a load of different hair care products from Asda as buying certain things in targeted shopping meant that each product only cost around the 38 pence mark. I spent more time in Asda during that week than I care to admit! One shampoo I bought was this one from Aussie.

      The take the heat shampoo is available to buy from places like Asda, Tesco and Boots and usually retails around the £4 mark but can often be found on offers where you buy so many and only spend £5 or £10.

      The 300ml bottle fits with the rest of the Aussie range of hair care with the neutral colour scheme. The logo and lid are purple in colour and the front of the bottle states that it helps protect against heat damage. To get the product out of the bottle you have to push down on the purple lid and the hole will pop up, this hole is tiny though and it does end up quite difficult trying to get the shampoo out of the bottle. I often get frustrated and just unscrew the whole lid as it is so much quicker, the only trouble is that you have to be quite careful not to tip too much out.

      The shampoo itself is quite thick, which doesn't add to the dispensing of it through the small hole! The smell is quite subtle so you can't smell it that well when you take the shampoo out of the bottle. It is a pearly white colour. When lathering the shampoo on your hair the floral aroma does tend to get stronger but it still isn't as in your face as I would have liked. The lather does seem to cover my hair well and don't have to use a whole lot of product to clean my hair. The rinsing process is quite simple too, I find it takes an average amount of time to rinse until there is no sign of any shampoo left.

      Whenever I use this shampoo, I always use it alongside the Aussie take the heat conditioner and I don't find the results that fantastic. It claims to help protect against heat damage but I personally don't feel like it does a great job of this. My hair does look clean and shiny after using both products but it doesn't take long before my hair turns dry and straw like.

      I wouldn't pay £4 for this shampoo as I think there are a lot better products out there for this price but as I only paid 38p I really don't mind using it for now until my stocks run out. The results are poor and the scent is too subtle for me so I won't repurchase once I run out.

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        21.12.2012 18:55
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        A nice shampoo but not worth the cost.

        I've used a few Aussie hair products over the years and have always felt they lived up to their reputation of being really good hair care products. I recently received a bottle of this take the heat shampoo and also one of the matching conditioner. I was excited to use it because I totally abuse my hair with the tongs and straighteners and thought this might undo some of the damage.

        The product comes in a cream coloured plastic bottle and has purple and deep pink letters and other features like the lid. I like the combination of colours and the design is very obviously from the Aussie hair care range. I wouldn't necessarily say it would stand out but it does the job and looks good so I'm happy.

        The product has a light, fresh scent to it which isn't overpowering and not obviously any one thing, just pleasant and fruity. This doesn't really bother me because I'd rather an inoffensive scent than something pungent that I hate. That said, I do prefer a strong punchy fruity smell when it comes to shampoos so the smell of this didn't blow me away.

        The consistency of the shampoo is pretty thick and this can be a little annoying given the small size of the opening in the lid. It is white in colour but has a slight shimmer/shine to it which gives it the appearance of being rich and hydrating for your hair. I find it lathers pretty well into wet hair, creating enough bubbles to cover your entire scalp and as you rub it the fruity smell intensifies, leaving you feeling clean and fresh. It also rinses out easily and doesn't leave any unwanted residue in my hair.

        I dye and curl/straighten my hair regularly so I was hoping this shampoo would have a drastic effect of my hair as it can often feel quite dry. Though I felt that my hair did feel soft and hydrated I didn't really totally remove that feeling of dryness and the softness depleted after a day anyway. I wouldn't say this is drastically different from any other shampoo I've used in terms of making my hair soft and hydrated, and it certainly doesn't attack heat damage in the way it claims.

        These bottle retail at around £4 which is definitely on the expensive end of the spectrum of what I would usually pay. I tend to go for cheaper shampoos like alberto balsam who do lovely punchy fruity shampoos for only £1. Though I did like using this I would say it isn't worth the hiked up price and will be sticking to my original shampoo.

        Overall, this is a nice shampoo but the price and the sales spiel lets it down.

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        12.10.2012 08:15
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        Average

        It was my birthday recently and I decided with some of the money I had been given to treat myself and my hair to a nicer shampoo and conditioner. I was shopping recently in my local Asda store and I saw that the Aussie range was on offer at 3 bottles for £10 so decided to give the range a try.

        The Aussie range is available in supermarkets and chemists as far as I have seen and of course as usual you can always buy it online. A bottle of this shampoo usually sells for £3.98 a 300ml bottle in Asda which is more than I would usually pay the £1 bottles are usually my best friend.

        The product comes in a plastic cream bottle with a purple lid on it, the lid is one where you push down on one side and the other side pops up and a hole appears to dispense the product from. Around the top of the bottle there are little embossed kangaroos which is the Aussie logo, there is also the name of the product as you would expect and it states it is for heat damaged hair. It states "this cool customer helps you style your hair to hotness without all the heat damage. With soothing, smoothing ingredients and Australian Jojoba seed oil, it's getting hot in hair protection and smells nice too" I am really not overly keen on the design of the bottle as I find it dull and boring and it wasn't the bottle on the shelf that I noticed it was the offer so it didn't exactly jump at me.

        On the back of the bottle you have another set of statements about how good this product is for heat damaged hair and then the directions for use which obviously are to lather into wet hair, a list of ingredients which is as long as your arm and then the address information for the company. The writing on the back of the bottle is pretty small and even with my glasses on pretty hard on the eyes.

        On opening the bottle I couldn't smell much even putting my nose to the top of it but it did have a slight fruity smell, when I dispensed some of the shampoo on my hand I could then smell it and it smells really nice fruity and exotic in my opinion. I was quite surprised at how thick the shampoo was as it only has quite a small hole to come out of and it came out of the bottle easily but the shampoo is thick and although white in colour the colour has a pearlised look to it.

        The shampoo didn't lather quite as well as I would expect at first but I kept going with it and all of a sudden it lathered really well, I thought this may have happened as my hair wasn't quite wet enough but it has happened every time I have used it like the shampoo needs to get warmed up first! The shampoo was very easy to rinse from my hair and I didn't feel like there was any residue left behind, after rinsing my hair felt slightly straw like which I wasn't happy with but I followed it up with the matching conditioner and after using that it was fine.

        I found after drying and styling my hair that it was left soft and shiny and even after a day it had a slightly musky scent to it from the products although I'm not quite sure why the fruity smell turned musky but it did on my hair. I have found my hair is tangle free and manageable when using the products but I don't believe it has done anything to fix the heat damage of my hair although of course it may be preventing more damage but this I will never be sure of. I would probably try another higher priced product if I was going to treat myself not because this product was bad but because I don't feel it did anything fantastic with my hair that made it worth paying 4 times my usual price, I will give this 3 stars out of 5 as it is an ok product but nothing to shout about.

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