Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will be well acquainted with the fact that I have horrible greasy roots and dry ends. It was for this very reason that I bought some of Boot’s own brand Fruit Essence Dry Ends Shampoo (and conditioner) and I used them both together. The bottle is pretty hard to miss, being bright red and large (400ml) with a clicking lid in a fetching shade of green.
The bottle is too tall for the shelf on my shower and I have to put it on the bottom of the basin which is a bit of a hassle. On the plus side, however, I love this shampoo. The smell alone is enough to keep buying it for. It is red in colour and quite thick in consistency and has a gorgeous juicy fruity smell.. I only need to use a small amount and I get a great lather.
I love this shampoo because I really do feel like whilst it mends the dry and brittle ends to my hair, it does not make the roots greasy as some shampoos can. I use this shampoo on y little girl’s hair too and my hubby also loves it, so it is suitable for the whole family and using it on a daily basis, such as I do, appears to have no adverse affects.
It makes my hair look and feel full of health and shine and it also gives it a bit of gloss and added volume. The scent lingers on my hair for ages after it has been dried and styled.
It costs £1.35 and so it is definitely worth the cost as it is such a huge bottle and it lasts me for ages.
I recently took advantage of an offer in Boots, where their own 'Fruit Essences' shampoos were on sale as part of a 3 for 2 offer. I bought three varieties of shampoo from that range because I have very combination hair that could possibly fit into all of the 'categories' that shampoo is available in! I have dry hair at the end along with split ends, hair that tends to go greasy at the roots and very thick hair that also tends to frizz up with the use of the hairdryer too. For that reason, I bought this shampoo as part of the deal, as it is designed for use on medium to long hair and to help with dry and split ends.
This shampoo comes in a clear bottle and costs £1.49 for 400ml which, even without the offer seemed quite a reasonable price given the amount of product that I received. It contains red berry and silk extracts that are designed to nourish the hair from the root to tip. The bottle has a lime green flip top lid and the light red shampoo colour is clearly visible through the bottle so it's easy to tell where it's up to.
I find that this shampoo is quite gloopy and I need to give the bottle a good old squeeze in order to receive the correct amount of product in my hand and to cover my hair completely. It's definitely more than the usual 10p blob I use with other shampoos. It's quite easy to rub across my wet hair in the end, but only when I've used a generous amount. It's fairly easy to wash out of my hair too, but again I think the consistency tends to make that job slightly harder than I've found with previous shampoos I've used.
My hair is fairly easy to brush through after use, although I wouldn't say that it's as easy as I've found it with other products - I find that I need to use a separate conditioner alongside this shampoo on most occasions, although I use another conditioner type and not the one that matches from this range. Once a conditioner is used, my hair is much easier to handle afterwards and it doesn't pose much of an issue for me.
The shampoo has a slight scent of red berry, but I don't find that this is very strong - it's only very subtle. It's also not a scent that lasts very long after washing - I've never noticed the scent after drying my hair for example.
Once my hair is dried (with a hairdryer) I find it's incredibly fluffy and soft, although not frizzy which my hair sometimes has a tendency to do after washing. I've not noticed my hair have as many split ends either which is always positive and the dry ends are much more nourished. My hair also has a tendency to fall out quite a bit after washing and often I've bought shampoos that claim to contain ingredients to stop that happening. I can honestly say that although this shampoo doesn't claim to have those ingredients included, I've not noticed my hair fall out after washing any more than it did when using those much more expensive shampoo products. Obviously I can't be sure on that whether it is down to the other shampoos not doing their job as well as they should be, but I've taken it to be a positive on this shampoo's part. I definitely can't complain about the results it's given me.
My hair has ended up quite shiny after using this shampoo too. It seems to have taken to this product and I've never needed to amend my washing pattern of every other day - it lasts the full 48 hours before I wash it again and sometimes looks as though it could last a little bit longer if I really needed it to.
I would recommend giving this shampoo a go. Although it's not a brand, I really think it performs just as well and I would definitely buy again in the future. My hair has really taken to it and has been left soft, shiny and beautifully clean. At £1.49, even when not in an offer, it seems good value too. I've rated it four stars overall, with only it's very thick consistency taking one star away as it makes it slightly more difficult to handle and use. I would also prefer a slightly longer lasting scent ideally.
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This is a review of Boots Fruit Essence 'Goodbye Dry Ends' Shampoo for mid to long hair. The fragrance of this shampoo is red berry and silk extracts. I picked this up in a big Boots swoop where I was stocking up the cupboards in my bathroom and using tokens from the advantage machine as I hate running out of shampoo, I always have loads in and bottles on the go around the bath and in the shower.
The bottle is a long thin shape with a bit of a lean to at the bottom so it stands up well on the shelf. The shampoo sits the right way up with a green click top lid so you can squeeze out the product easily. Inside, the product is a clear red colour which fits in with the 'red berry theme'. The bottle is a large 400ml so lasts a good amount of time and I am at the bottom of this bottle now but it has lasted me a few months.
I have been using this shampoo with the corresponding conditioner from the same line so hopefully have had the best results possible from it. This review concentrates on the shampoo though. I have found a 50p sized piece is enough to get a good lather going on my hair and focusing mainly on the roots with a run through the lengths. It is not what I would class a 'squeaky clean' shampoo but it does leave my hair clean and pleasant smelling.
The bottle currently costs £1.29 for 400ml which I think is a good price for this amount.
I can never understand how a company can specify that a shampoo is for long hair as surely the bit that most needs cleaning is near the scalp and if anything the ends will want conditioning and the middle bit just freshening up with shampoo! Maybe it is a marketing gimmick or maybe it is just that a 400ml larger bottle will appeal to someone like me with long hair. Who knows?!
I do like to alternate between shampoos as I find my hair gets too used to using the same one all the time but I would be happy to buy this shampoo again in the future as it made my hair clean and manageable and smelt really nice. I like the fact that these shampoos are sold in slightly larger sizes as it means they last that bit longer and provide good value for money. A repeat purchase for me in the future.