“ Brand: Boots / Type: Hair Shampoo / Product line: Boots Fruit Essence „
I bought this shampoo by mistake when I was in Boots. I actually thought I was buying Herbal Essence but that serves me right for not concentrating. First impressions I bought the bottle mainly because it was pink.. the colour appealed to me. It was also a bigger size than normal so I though it might last a bit longer. On first using this shampoo, I noticed it was quite runny and seemed a bit watered down. I certainly felt I needed to use more to get my hair lathered and clean. The shampoo had a fruity strawberry fragrance to it and was for coloured hair. Packaging The bottle is a flip top lid. Clear bottle with a bit of an hourglass shape and a clear plastic bottle. The lid is an accent lime green colour which looks nice against the pink liquid contents. The claim This shampoo contains papaya and silk extracts. It leaves hair looking healthy and is specially deisgned for use on coloured hair. In use I found this took a lot to get a lather up so the 400ml is unnecessary when you can buy a smaller bottle and get the same amount of washes from it. Price I paid £1.49 for this shampoo and also used the conditioner from the same range. Final thoughts I would not buy this again as it was too watery and did not provide great results with my hair. It felt very runny and was hard to get in to a lather. I know it was cheap but I don't think it provided good value for money as you had to use so much each time you washed your hair. I also find it a bit odd that I didn't realise it was Boots own brand at the time to be fair, on the bottle it is clearly marked with the Boots logo and I would have still tried it if I'd known as most things Boots make under their own label tend to be OK and of good quality. I just can't recommend this product, it was cheap and nasty and did not give my hair a good enough clean. A repurchase is not on the cards!
Shampoo is getting so expensive nowadays. Some brands are about £5 plus for a bottle which I think is really expensive and so when I needed to buy a new shampoo and conditioner recently I had a little browse in Boots and found this own brand shampoo for just £1.29 for a 400ml bottle. The shampoo is called Boots Fruit Essence and is for vibrant colour and it says on the front that it leaves hair looking healthier. The bottle is see through so I could see the gel shampoo inside and after giving it a quick sniff I decided to try it. The shampoo had a lovely smell of papaya and silk extracts and as I like fruity smelling shampoos I thought it would be nice. On the back of the bottle it says, "keep that richly vivid colour for longer with Fruit Essence's cleansing Vibrant Colour Shampoo. Whether your hair is divinely dark or light and bright, this Vibrant colour shampoo targets the damage from coloured hair with special conditioning agents. This cleansing shampoo contains extracts of natural silk and papaya, famous for revitalising properties." I was excited to try it but unfortunately from the first shampoo, that's when the excitement ended. The gel shampoo is very thin and I needed a lot of product to work up even a little bit of a lather. I found I needed to use about double the amount of shampoo of normally use so its a false economy really, any savings you are making on the cost of the shampoo goes out the window because you have to use double the amount! I was really disappointed with the smell too. The shampoo smelled amazing in the bottle but then once I applied it to my hair I could hardly smell it at all, all the fruitiness seemed to disappear and that was disappointing. There was no smell on my hair after I dried it either. I persevered with this shampoo and used it a few more times, mainly because I needed to wash my hair and hadn't been able to make a trip to Boots by that point to stock up on some different shampoo but it didn't really get any better. So, I can't really comment on whether it keeps the colour of your hair vibrant as I didn't use it for long enough but in conclusion I would say don't bother with this shampoo as its not very good and offers you no savings.