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Burts bees is a company that makes products from a range of natural ingredients including beeswax that are not tested on animals. They are based in America but their products are now widely available in a number of UK retailers including Debenhams, Boots and and John Lewis.
This shampoo contains and number of natural ingredients including grapefruit extract, coconut, sunflower oils, sugar beet extract and soy protein. It is designed to give your hair maximum shine while naturally and gently cleansing away any impurities.
The shampoo comes in the yellow plastic bottle with the Burt's Bees logo on it that is recognisable as part of the brand. On opening it the smell is fresh and slightly sweet and it has a hint of grapefruit but is not overpowering at all which I like.
The consistency of the shampoo is quite thick and I was pleased that it lathered up well as many shampoos that only contain natural products do not do this. It washed out of my hair easily and left my hair tangle free.
On drying my hair I was pleased with the results. You could definitely see the shine and it felt fresh, clean and healthy. I have quite fine straight hair and I think it worked especially well on this hair type and would probably work less well on thicker hair that needed a more rich shampoo.
The shampoo costs about £10 for 300ml which is quite expensive as you are paying for the natural ingredients. I received mine as a gift and probably would not pay this amount for a shampoo as I don't think it works any more effectively than some cheaper shampoos. However if you want a shampoo with only natural ingredients then this is a worthwhile purchase
Last Christmas, much to my delight, I was given quite a lot of Burt's Bees products, including a travel set which contained a shampoo and conditioner amongst a couple of other products.
The shampoo and conditioner were both the 'super shiny grape fruit & sugar beet' versions and this review is for the shampoo. The retail price for a 295ml bottle of this shampoo is around £10 I believe, which I think is madness, and I definitely would never pay that!
Not only because the shampoo is genuinely naff, but because even if it WAS actually any good, there are much cheaper alternatives. I actually have the mini sized version which is just under 30ml. I'm not sure if this can be purchased separately from the travel set, though.
The shampoo is said to to be natural, earth-friendly, nourishing and gentle. The bottle that mine is in is relatively plain and simple as its a travel size but the packaging for the larger versions from what I've seen is a lot brighter with the usual yellow Burt's bees colour scheme.
The bottle I have has got some information about the shampoo on the back including a description of how great it apparently is and obviously a list of ingredients. The lid screws on and off and because the bottle has an open neck the shampoo tends to come out all at once, so it is easy to spill some by mistake. I'm not sure if the larger bottles are better designed but the mini bottle design is rubbish.
The consistency of the shampoo is surprisingly rich and thick, and it lathers very easily which I was also surprised by because natural shampoos tend to struggle when it comes to lathering up.
Though saying that, I do need quite a lot to cover all of my hair and it doesn't seem to spread through my hair that easily. This means that I have used almost all of my small bottle of it in the last couple of days (I got it at Christmas but only just got round to using it as I had a big stash of other shampoo's to use up!)
The shampoo smells weird, and I really didn't like it at all at first but after a little while I got used to the smell and started to get used to it. The smell isn't as sweet as I expected but it does have a slight hint of sweetness and quite a subtle hint of grapefruit and the rest of the smell is hard to describe.
It isn't a very pleasant smell in my opinion, but it isn't so unpleasant that is unbearable or anything and it doesn't linger in my hair so the smell of it doesn't matter too much. I think the reason I don't like the smell too much is because I'm used to heavily perfumed shampoos.
The shampoo is gentle as promised and it doesn't irritate my scalp. It washes out well and my hair is left feeling squeaky clean. But, unfortunately that's about it. I can't say that it leaves it noticeably softer or shinier, and if I'm honest it actually feels a little dry after using this and actually (weirdly enough) a little knotty, so I have to use lots of my conditioner to sort it out afterwards!
Had I bought this myself I would have been disappointed, but luckily I didn't! All in all I am not very impressed at all and I certainly won't be using it again once I have used the rest of it up.
I am changing all my toiletries to those without SLS, parabens, lots of chemicals and those not tested on animals. When coming close to the end of my previous shampoo I was checking out various shampoos online and Burt's Bees all got great reviews.
I went on the Burt's Bees site to look at what shampoo they had, although I bought mine from Amazon for about £11. I did baulk at the price at first but I thought well if I believe enough in natural and non-animal tested products I should put my money where my mouth is!
I picked the grapefruit and sugar beet shampoo as I have an oily scalp so didn't want something too moisturising yet still wanted shine. I also thought it would be suitable for my husband's wavy shoulder length hair as well. As we both use the same shampoo and both have long hair I wanted something to suit us both and that wouldn't be used in a matter of days :)
When the shampoo arrived I loved the smell of it. It smells fresh and fruity, not overpowering or in a chemical way, and I could smell it on my hair after washing for a while too. I didn't think the smell was too strong, but the freshness of it lasted.
I noticed that the shampoo came out of the bottle a little more 'watery' than other shampoos I've used. This wasn't something that bothered me and in my opinion seemed to make it last longer. It doesn't lather as well as some other shampoos but this is to be expected with non-SLS shampoos.
One thing I did notice was that it left my hair dry, nothing that my conditioner didn't resolve, but it was far more drying on my hair than other shampoos I've used. Saying that I would still get it again, although I'm trying another Burt's Bees shampoo first :)
I don't usually use Burt's Bees products, I am more of a Tresseme kind of person when it comes to hair products! I won the Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Shampoo in a competition i entered a few months back so I was pleased that I could finally test some of their products like i had been meaning to!
Burt's Bees is a company that makes lip,face,hair and body products that are made from almost 100% natural materials. Their aim is to use as little chemicals in their products as possible. They are well known for their bee's wax lip balms!
The shampoo comes in a 354ml bottle which is yellow. The cap is very secure - it is a flip cap which is where you press down hard on one side of the cap and a small hole opens up on the other side to allow the shampoo to be released. The bottle isn't the most appealing however it stands out from other well known brands because of the pictures of the Grapefruit and Sugar beet on the front to show people that it is made from natural ingredients. The label is very clear as to what it is and what is in it which I like because most products tend to put their ingredients and 'about me's' in the smallest writing EVER !
For a 354ml bottle it is £9.99 from the Burt's Bees website. However on Amazon it is £8.50. You can purchase this in some supermarkets but not all. I have seen it appear and disappear in Tesco and Morrisons but It comes and goes a lot!
The smell was a little strange at first because I am used to perfume-y smelling shampoos. It smelt sweet and a bit like rubber gloves at first but I can definitely smell the grapefruit in it! I can still smell it now after I have washed my hair with it! It is a very different kind of smell and it stays with you!
Simply squirt some of the shampoo into the palm of your hand and rub into your hair as you usually would. You can apply two lots but I just do one because I like to keep some sort of grease in my hair to keep it healthy.
It hasn't left my hair super shiny however it has left it looking a lot healthier which is really good because my hair has been exposed to heat, chemicals and all kinds of bad things! It's not as frizzy either which is good too. Every time I flick my hair or my hair moves it releases the grapefruit smell which is lovely! It's like an air freshener at your own movement! It has also left my hair feeling soft and looking fresh.
Overall this is a nice gift for someone but I wouldn't pay 10 pounds each time for it! It's not a very big bottle so it won't last long! The smell is lovely but it doesn't leave my hair looking shiny - but it does look a lot healthier. I like the fact it is used of 98.8% natural ingredients ! This is good for people with frizzy and damaged hair.
I'm not one for using gift sets that I get for Christmas (naughtily, they tend to gather dust as I fail to transfer them to the shower from my bedroom) but one sniff of my tester pot of this and I knew that I had to change my ways.
In my gift set, amongst other things, I got a small bottle of this and a small bottle of the conditioner that goes with it. Initially, I used this shampoo in combo with the conditioner in my uni accommodation where the water is very soft and makes my hair go very greasy very quickly. I soon noticed just after applying that my hair felt very matte and nothing like it should do after I shampoo! However the second I put the conditioner on my hair became shiny and silky. Just like I like it! After washing out and towel drying I could still notice the difference. My normal shampoo/conditioner doesn't leave my hair so nice after just one wash. The smell is a little bit off putting at first but once you dry your hair it dies down and you're left with really nice, really silky hair.
I was a little bit wary that the water might have something to do with it but I've used it again in my normal water area and the results are near exactly the same. My hair stays like this for at least two days after washing, which is definitely a blessing!
The only thing that turns me away from buying a full sized bottle of this and the conditioner is the sheer price. Averaging at £8 a bottle depending on where you buy it from, it's definitely out of my student budget. As I only had the trial sizes I'm unsure about how long a bigger bottle will last - my small trial bottles have lasted about 3/4 washes. I guess though I have found something to put on my Christmas list this year! I would say if you can afford to spend £16 on hair products, then you definitely need to have this and the conditioner in your shower.
Of late I have been trying out different brands of hair and beauty products. If I have some cash on me I will usually for opt for Soap & Glory or Lee Stafford....I am a creature of habit when it comes to spending a few quid on something. However I have heard so much about Burt's Bees recently (mainly down to you lot reviewing so much of their stuff!) that I simply had to get in on the act!
This I spotted on Amazon costing around £11.00 a bottle (including p+p) and in a 354ml bottle size. The bottle is nothing special just a see-through yellow colour with a flip-top opening to the top of it and on the front of the bottle I am told that it is Burt's Bees 'Super Shiny', Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Shampoo and there is a photograph of a grapefruit and sugar beet on there and the size is stated. Other information to the sides of the label tells me the ingredients used (this is paraben, phthalate, sulfate free and 99.5 natural), a bit about the product and contact details for Burt's Bees are given. Simple and natural bottle this is rather than looking expensive but it is nice enough.
All you do to use this of course is to use it as you would do any other shampoo. Just amp/wet hair and take a little of this runny liquid with a hint of a yellow colour to it and a very, very light fragrance of grapefruit to it and lather it up! To me the smell isn't strong but slightly and lightly fruity and a tad sweet and it lathers up with ease though I can feel this stripping my hair of its natural oils and my hair becomes very squeaky as I'm using it. It rinses out with ease though and then I always repeat the process just to make sure my hair is thoroughly cleansed.
This though is an average shampoo in my humble opinion. It cleanses the hair well enough and leaves it smelling ok though not heavily fragranced or anything and it is a unisex fragranced shampoo because after an hour no fragrance is left on the hair anyway. Hair feels clean and strong but to me a bit dry which is why I always condition my hair after using this or its impossible to style. Even after using a conditioner though I feel this range of products is too harsh for my hair! Weird I know for such a natural product infused with glycerin, and 'peel' oils including grapefruit and orange.
However saying that my hair radiates shine and vitality after using this! I don't how it does that cos my hair certainly doesn't feel silky and/or glossy after using this!
All In All:
I prefer my hair smoother and more silk like and this doesn't do that for me. Sure my hair is clean enough, though lacks a clean fragrance but it looks sublime with shine! Odd one, don't think it is worth the money sadly!
Available from Amazon and the Burt's Bees website (www.burtsbees.com).
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I am VERY fussy about the shampoo I use! The wrong one makes me itch... and itch... and itch a bit more. Yuck. And those few that don't make me itch - like your specialised anti-dandruff shampoos - do horrible things to my hair. Burts Bees Super Shiny has been my shampoo of choice for a few months now, mostly because of a lack of itching after use! But if you want to know more about the product than "It doesn't make Astavar so itchy she scratches her head in her sleep and wakes up with blood under her nails", then read on.
Yes, it's more expensive than most supermarket shampoos. I long ago reconciled myself to spending lots of money on shampoo. I've come to terms with that fact. It's less expensive than some I've tried, and that's good enough for me.
Pretty much the same as the packaging for the conditioner - nothing fancy, label has everything you need to know, bottle is a size & shape that's easy to handle and the dispenser opening in the lid works like it should. For preference I really like having a pump-top on my shampoo bottles, but this little pop-up lid works well. I'd say it's a little bit too much like the conditioner - fortunately the plastic is see-through enough that you can easily tell the colour of the contents.
A clear shampoo with an appropriately shampoo-like texture. Not too runny, not too thick, a small amount foams up well in your hair. Easy to distribute - massage in with your fingertips & pretend someone cute is washing your hair for you at a fancy salon - and washes out cleanly. Has a very light, slightly chemical scent that doesn't linger long in your hair... which I appreciate. I smell good enough already.
This is the important bit! I use this with the Super Shiny Conditioner (I like my shampoo & conditioner to match. Don't ask me why. I don't have to have a reason), and the result is smooth-and-shiny hair that doesn't turn out frizzy or flyaway or limp or greasy. Love it, love it, love it. Oh, yes I do. Even if I have to buy less chocolate to be able to pay for my shampoo, it's worth it.
In my quest to keep everything in my life natural and healthy, I descovered this brilliant shampoo. Having been a massive fan of Burt's Bees products for many years, I am always looking out for new items to add to my collection and this one is certainly another one well worth the recommendation.
Burt's Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Shampoo is brilliant if you want to stick two fingers up at animal tested products that are loaded with hair stripping chemicals and still have great luscious sexy looking/smelling hair! Long gone are the Spastic Societies Egg Shampoos and grandma's Beer and Fairy Liquid home remedy, our ethical troubles are over.
This shampoo is 98.8% natural (according to the bottle) and contains lots od delicous ingredients like; soybean protein (which helps to strengthen hair), honey (would have to consider it is made by Burt's Bees), Orange Peel Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract (this is the new best thing on the block in terms of health harmonizing products, grapefruit oil is both stimulating to the system and toning on the skin), Lime Oil, Ginger root Extracts and many other lovely hair strengthening ingredients.
This shampoo smells edible (warning that of course it isn't edible!) like some kind of coconutty, sweet muffin smell. It's very hard to describe but it does make me swoon every time I wash my hair. One of those moments when you close your eyes and inhale. The actual shampoo comes out very thick and foams easily with a small amount covering my very long hair. As you later it into your hair, it really is gentle on your scalp, eyes and skin as you rinse it off. Once it is washed out your hair is left feeling clean and shiny and the shine (even on thick dark hair like mine) is really very noticable once it is dried fully. I have always wanted to have thick shiny hair like my Chinese friend and this shampoo helps my hair to look nearly as good as hers. More importantly than how it makes your hair look, the really noticable and lasting thing is how soft and tangle free this shampoo makes your hair feel. I really can't stop touching my hair and I am all the happier for knowing it isn't bad for my hair, skin nor aquatic life!
Apparently, the science of this shampoo is all in the wonder of nature. The Sugar Beet and Soyprotein work together to repair damaged hair roots and follicles. The citrus and honey extracts and oils are what give it that lovely smooth and soft feeling and shine.
The only thing I must warn about this shampoo is that when you first use it, your hair goes through a slight detox period. For the first 2 or 3 times you use it your hair may feel a little wild, as mine did, but once your hair has got over the initial shock of ridding itself of chemicals, it will be in the be lovely and shiny soft with a great smell and I imagine you will be as happy as I am with this shampoo.
At 12 fluid oz for £11 this is a little more expensive than some shampoo's but I don't think this is unheard of as women I know spend more than £20 on something totally packed with chemicals and nasties from their local hairdressers. I have long hair easily reaching passed my shoulder blades (and also very thick), this shampoo normally lasts me easily around a month of 3 or so washes per week.
This wonderfully natural formula starts with grapefruit extract and adds coconut and sunflower oils to create an effective cleansing complex / Sugar beet extract and soy protein penetrate to strengthen and repair damage / Honey combined with essential oils of grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime and tangerine instantly soften and condition hair for a naturally beautiful shine /