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I work in an office with an Avon representative, who does her best to tempt me with a range of new products every few weeks, offering deals galore. Normally, I just purchase a few eyeliners, but sometimes when the Sale booklets come out I take the opportunity to try something new. This shampoo, I managed to purchase when it was on sale for around £1.50 per bottle. I have seen it in the £1.50-£2.00 range quite often in the sales brochures, so if you want to try it and have a local Avon representative it might be worth waiting until one of these come round.
The first thing I noticed about this shampoo was the size of the bottle. For the amount I'd paid, I'd expected quite a small bottle, but this was a large, 400ml bottle. They do the same range in smaller bottles, which I have also seen on sale from time to time. in my household, I am the only one who uses shampoo so this bottle was large enough to last me a good couple of months. For £1.50 in the sale, that's quite impressive.
The shampoo is packaged in a sleek grey-silver bottle with a clip down top which allows you to squeeze as much product as you need out.
I didn't really enjoy the smell that much. Whilst the shampoo did smell 'clean', it didn't smell of anything in particular. I personally enjoy floral and fruity scents, so the smell was a bit of a let down for me as once I was out of the shower my hair did not smell anything but clean.
On removing the shampoo from the bottle, I noticed that the shampoo felt very silky and smooth, but had a reasonable thickness behind it.
Using this product as a one off, I found it suitable to my needs. It cleaned my hair and left it in a decent condition, but I did not see any added improvements to my hair, such as shine or softness. After a few weeks of using, I found that it began to in fact weigh my hair down despite not using any other products with it. My hair is already very thick and prone to knots, and this seemed to make the problem worse. I started having to use conditioner alongside it, and eventually swapped for another shampoo.
I used this shampoo quite regularly on dye-coloured hair, around four times a week for three or four weeks, and did not see any difference to using my regular shampoo, but my hair retains dye quite well as it is, so that may have been the reason for me not seeing a marked difference.
The shampoo did get the job done, my hair always felt clean after use, but the lack of scent alongside the other problems above means that I would never purchase the brand again, even at sale price. However, I would recommend that those who have different hair types and don't mind the lack of scent pick it up when in the sale to have a try, as if it does suit your hairtype, the amount you get in the bottle is very economical. I would not recommend buying at full price (£4.50) unless you've used the product before and know it works for you.
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The product I am reviewing is colour protection shampoo by Avon. Until recently I have never tried any products from Avon and when my sister handed me a book I thought I would order a few things to see what they were like. This shampoo was on offer along with the conditioner so I thought I would give both of the products a try. This particular shampoo is specifically for colour treated hair and claims to be formulated with Colour Shield technology to help, nourish, protect and extend the life of your hair colour. I always use shampoo and conditioner for colour treated hair as I find that my hair can sometimes become dull. The shampoo comes in a silver bottle and on the front it states that this is shampoo for colour-treated hair. On the back of the bottle is some information in a number of different foreign languages and if you peel the label on the back open you will find a list of ingredients and direction for using the product. The English information is inside the label which simply peels back and sticks down again once you have read it. The bottle is tall and slim and is much smaller than other shampoo products I have purchased in the past. The bottle has a flip lid which I imagine is easy to open even with wet hands. I purchased a 250ml bottle of this shampoo for £1.60; how-ever the full price of the shampoo is normally £2.80. You can get this direct from the Avon website or from an Avon catalogue if you receive one on a regular basis.
Using the Product
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I wet my hair under the shower as normal and then flipped the lid back ready to dispense the shampoo. As the bottle is quite slim and thin it was easy to hold in one hand and even though my hands were wet it didn't slip put my hands. I squeezed the bottle to dispense some of the shampoo into my hand. The shampoo was runny and was white in colour. There was a nice smell to the shampoo which wasn't really floral or sweet but it was a pleasant fragrance and I actually really liked the smell of it. As I rubbed the shampoo into my hair it created a nice rich lather which felt as though my hair was getting a really good clean. I could also smell the product more as it created a rich lather. I then rinsed the shampoo out, applied conditioner and then gave my hair a final rinse before wrapping it in a towel and heading to the bedroom ready to dry it. I used a wide toothed comb to comb my hair when it was wet and the comb slid through my hair easily without getting caught up in any knots or tangles. I was impressed by this as some shampoo's can leave my hair a little knotty after washing it. I styled my hair as normal and got ready to blow dry it. On this occasion I didn't apply any products to my hair such as mousse of leave in conditioner as I wanted to see the results from the shampoo after blow drying my hair. As I blow dried my hair I couldn't really smell the scent of the product anymore which I was disappointed by as I loved the smell. By the time I had dried my hair there was no smell of the product in my hair at all. My hair how-ever felt extremely soft and in brilliant condition. My hair not only felt soft but looked great as well. My hair is a very light blonde colour and whilst the shampoo didn't really make my hair look much brighter it didn't make it look dull either which was good. In terms of keeping my hair looking more vibrant for longer, I don't really agree with this as a previous shampoo I was using made my hair look brighter and more vibrant for a longer time than this did.
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In terms of the results of the shampoo, it's a brilliant shampoo and makes your hair feel really clean and also feel really soft; how-ever it doesn't keep your coloured hair looking better for longer, especially when comparing it to other coloured shampoos. I was disappointed by this as I was so impressed at the way the shampoo made my hair feel after blow drying it. In terms of value I can't really complain as I purchased the shampoo and the colour conditioner when it was on offer. I wouldn't purchase this product again as I prefer to use something that I know will keep my coloured hair looking better for longer. I can only recommend this product as a shampoo and not for the treatment of coloured hair. I will probably use the rest of the shampoo and the conditioner that I have got left but I'll be going back to my old brand.
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I have coloured my hair since I was 15 and decided it would be a wonderful idea to dye my hair black! Now at nearly 30 I need to dye my hair to hide the greys but cannot afford to have it done in a salon everytime and hate dying my hair so I like the colour to last as long as possible.
When Avon had an offer on their Advance techniques range I bought the colour protection shampoo and conditioner, the range is only available through Avon so you either have to order off an Avon representative or through their website although you have to pay a delivery change if you spend under £20.
The shampoo costs £2.80 at full price but like everything in the Avon book if you wait long enough it will go on offer which is what I always wait for with Avon products.
The shampoo now comes in a silver plastic bottle although when I started using the product it was a white bottle with a bright pink flip sideways lid. The new packaging has bright pink detailing on it and a little logo on the front and still has a flip top lid too. On the back of the bottle you get a list of ingredients, the directions for use and the claim "Nourishing shampoo keeps hair looking rich, vibrant and shiny"
On flipping the lid the shampoo doesn't smell very strongly but once placed in your hand the smell becomes more apparent, it is a light and clean smell with a slightly floral aroma to it. I liked the smell of the shampoo although it didn't really matter as the smell doesn't really stay on the hair after use.
The shampoo is white in colour with a thick creamy consistency and a slight pearly look to it, placing the shampoo on wet hair I found it lathered up pretty well and strangely soft. I found this very easy to rinse from my hair and would always use the conditioner after shampooing.
My hair felt nice and soft after using this and was left with a lovely shine to it however when I first used this shampoo my hair was dyed a red-brown colour and I noticed the red tints fading pretty fast so this shampoo is not good at preserving colour. As a normal shampoo I would give this a 4, as a colour shampoo I would give it a 2 so overall I give this product a 3 there are better products out there for coloured hair.
I recently bought Avon's Colour Protection Shampoo when it was on special offer for 99p. A 250 ml bottle usually retails at £2.65. My hair is professionally highlighted, which is not a cheap business, so I am always on the look out for products that preserve my colour. Avon tell us that this shampoo moisturises and "keeps vibrant, rich colour for longer." At 99p I thought I would give it a go.
The shampoo has a creamy texture, it lathers well and rinses easily. It has a pleasant, salon like smell, which I did not find clung to my hair after rinsing. The shampoo seems to clean my hair well and removes all traces of previous styling products.
I used the shampoo daily for about 2 months. In that time I found that the shampoo did not strip my hair of colour, nor did it obviously preserve my colour. Avon claim that this shampoo is moisturising. I have very dry hair, but I did not find this shampoo to be particularly moisturising. However, it did leave my hair clean and reasonably soft, and I don't think that it dried my hair out any further (which can be a problem with some shampoos). Unfortunately, I also did not find that my hair looked any more radiant after using this shampoo, as Avon had claimed.
All in all I would describe this as an adequate shampoo. I was not wowed by either its colour protection or moisturising abilities. However, it did not perform any worse than many other Colour Protection Shampoos that I have used. At 99p it wasn't a bad buy, but because it did not really deliver on the colour protection, I won't be buying it again.
I always use this shampoo and havent found one before to be just as good at such a low price. This shampoo is for sale in the avon brochure for £2.65 but always on offer, I always buy lots when its for sale for 99p I also buy the conditioner too.
The packaging is a white bottle with a bright pink flip top lid, I don't like the bottle as the lids at the top so all the shampoo gets stuck in the bottle but as the tops skinnier it can be awkward to balance it upside down. Its got a nice simple design and says 'formulated with creatine plus an atioxidant and uv filter complex to protect the brilliance of colour treated hair, while it helps to strengthen, repair and prevent further damage.' It also explains how to use the shampoo and it is 250ml and must be used within 12 months once opened.
I love the smell of this shampoo, it is really sweet and leaves my hair smelling lovely for days afterwards. You only need to massage a small amount into wet hair and it spreads and lathers up really well. It also rinses out of my hair very easily.
After styling my hair I can still smell the shampoo on my hair which I love, it leaves my hair looking vibrant and bright, it brings out all the golden tones in my hair and leaves it very shiny.
I recommend this product to everyone and they usually like it, I have only had one person who told me they didn't like it as it didn't bring the colour out much in their hair. I think this product is great value for money especially if you grab it while its on offer for 99p!
I regularly have my hair coloured at my local hairdresser's salon and find that I need to buy specially designed hair products to try and maintain the colours (three in total) on my hair and stop it from fading.
Such products seem to either fail miserably or work wonders, and I personally find most of them seem to fluctuate from one extreme to the other.
Given that I work as an Avon representative and therefore have a huge amount of experience in buying and selling (and using) many Avon products from several of their different ranges, it occurred to me recently that I had not tried a hair shampoo from their 'Advance Techniques' range of hair care products for quite some time - several years in fact.
It was with an ounce of hesitation then that I ordered the Avon alternative to my usual brand of shampoo, to give it a trial.
The Avon 'Advance Techniques Colour Protection Shampoo' costs £2.65 but I got it in a recent offer and it cost me £1.25. Whilst I am on the subject, the Advance Techniques range of hair care products - which includes everything from conditioners and shampoos to styling products - is one of the Avon ranges that seem to have an offer on most often. Quite often I find that the products are half price, which is a really good bargain.
Anyway, when the shampoo arrived within the rest of my Avon order quite recently (a few months ago) I was given the opportunity to try it out later that day as my hair was due a wash!
I found that the packaging is fairly sleek and quite sophisticated looking, with a bright pink-coloured lid to make it easily recognisable as being for 'coloured hair'. The lid is a flip-up design which I found to be quite easy to use - even with wet hands!
The shampoo has a pleasant enough smell, without being over-powering. I didn't think that the smell was too flowery or feminine which may be a plus point for some people! The aroma from the shampoo had a definite whiff of something quite clinical, or a 'clean' smell and I found it to be pleasant to use.
The shampoo lathered up quite nicely and very easily, which meant that I only needed to use quite a small amount, this being sufficient for my slightly-longer-than-shoulder-length hair. I remember thinking at the time that this would mean that my bottle would last quite a fair amount of time, thus making it even better value for money.
I also found that the shampoo was easy enough to rinse from my hair, which I couldn't say was the case with other similar products I have used before. Anyway, after rinsing, I used my usual (alternative brand) colour-protection conditioner and was keen to see the results.
After drying, my hair had a nice sheen to it, although I think this is probably due to the conditioner I use (it's a very high quality one) rather than the Avon shampoo. There was no detection of the pleasant scent of the shampoo lingering on my hair - again I think it was over-taken by my conditioner.
All in all, I found it was a pleasant enough product to use on my tresses, and I was fairly impressed with it thus far. The main point of buying this type of shampoo though, had been to see if it would preserve my hair colour.
It was with a huge amount of disappointment then, that after a week or two of using this shampoo I noticed that one of the patches of colour at the front of my hair (which happens to be a bright purple colour - heh) was starting to fade noticeably! I couldn't believe it as it had only just been coloured a few weeks earlier! I was horrified, and rather gutted.
Whilst I know that these bright colours are more prone to fading than any other, I know how long roughly I can get out of such colours before they start to fade, as I have been getting the purple one for about a year and a half now.
Horrified, I quickly switched back to my usual brand of colour protection shampoo but alas - the damage had been done, and there was no way AT ALL that the fading could be reversed.
This meant that I had to get the patch of colour re-done at my hairdressers shortly afterwards, as it was fading beyond recognition. Being so close to the front of my face, the fading was highly noticeable.
The practice of using this shampoo had therefore failed. Not only did it NOT stop my colour fading, it faded it so badly that I needed an extra trip to the hairdressers!
So much for this product being a bargain then....!
I wouldn't recommend the shampoo for heavily coloured or chemically treated hair. If your hair does NOT fall into either of these categories then you might want to try it LOL.
Only one star from me, as I found it didn't live up to its claims or do anything other than wash my hair.
The whole experience was a huge disappointment that ended up costing me a fortune - bah! >:-o