Product Type: Charles Worthington hair care products
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Charles Worthington Results Colour Bright Brunette Shampoo
Date: 24/10/09, updated on 14/11/09 (128 review reads)
~~ Introduction ~~
I decided to dye my hair again recently. My hair is naturally fairly dark but I fancied going just that little bit darker. I had dyed my hair about a month previous but the dye was rubbish and the home brand shampoo and conditioners i was using were just as ineffective, before I knew it the dye had washed out and I was left with dryer hair as the only proof I had in fact coloured it at some point. I figured I'd do it right this time. I spent hours choosing a dye (slight exaggeration, more like quite a few minutes but it felt like hours) and bought myself some fancy shampoo and conditioner in the form of Charles Worthington's Colour Bright shampoo which promised to keep my brown locks looking good and the dye from dying out.
~~ The man behind the hair and the hair behind the man! ~~
With over 20 years in the hairdressing industry Charles Worthington has certainly made a name for himself. With many awards for hairdressing under his belt including best hairdresser of the year twice, he certainly is a force to be reckoned with in the lucrative world of hairdressing. When it comes to getting noticed Charles has never shied away from the public or the media, plastering his name and face across countless hair care and styling products to drum up interest and tempt the consumer into parting with their pennies. In the not too distant past he opened up his very own House Of Charles Worthington, a luxury hair salon located in the heart of Covent Garden in a striking Georgian townhouse with over five stories of hair pampering to be had it's no wonder it has become hairdressing destination to the rich and famous including Britain's very own gorgeous Jodie Kidd. With all the hype the price tag certainly doesn't come cheap but for the rest of us there's some affordable and exciting products to be had.
Whilst I may only ever dream of an afternoon of fuss from the king of hair himself I can afford the smaller treats every now and then and the Charles Worthington products are generally within a reasonable price bracket. So when I saw his new range of Salon Shine Results Colour Bright shampoo I figured if it's good enough for Jodie Kidd then it's more than good enough for Jodie Stokes.
~~ What's it all about? ~~
Created and enriched with moisturising rice protein and antioxidant white tea, Colour Bright shampoo for brunette hair has been formulated to help wash away daily impurities to uncover rich brunette tones from root to tip, to gently cleanse whilst the unique colour protect system cares for and enhances all shades of brunette hair, to protect fade with added UV filter and to smooth the hairs cuticle with low PH formula, giving a soft, shiny finish.
~~ Packaging ~~
This lovely shampoo comes in a 250ml plastic container, rich brown in colour reflecting the hair colour of its target market. The container is fairly contempory in design in the form of a flat stand up square with bevelled edges. It should be noted that comfortable hand grip has been sacrificed in favour of style here which can be a little frustrating when you have your head hung over the bath but it's only a minor gripe.
~~ Cost and availability ~~
This product is priced at £4.25 on the Charles Worthington website though of course will vary according to where you shop. I personally think that £4.25 is quite a lot when you consider that you are likely to want to buy the accompanying conditioner, though having said that most branded shampoos are around the same price so it isn't beyond acceptability. I bought mine from Superdrug after spying the product at 2 for the humble price of £6, the great thing about Charles Worthington's products is that you can usually find them on special offer and grab yourself a bargin.
Because Charles Worthington products are so sort after you shouldn't have any problems getting hold of them and finding a bargin shouldn't be too much of a problem either. You can find them in Superdrug, Boots, a number of supermarkets and of course online.
~~ So what's the overall verdict? ~~
Once you have rejoiced at finding yourself yet another Charles Worthington bargin its time to quit staring at its very eye catching bottle and time to test.
The first thing I noticed about this shampoo is the all too familiar scent of the Charles Worthington products. I find they all seem to have a really nice perfumery scent to them not too dissimilar to Calvin Kleins CK1 unisex perfume which is one of those perfumes that most will enjoy and of course is generally pleasing to both the sexes. Whilst the scent isn't as prevalent in this product as some of Charles Worthington's other ones it is still there very subtly appeasing to the nose and lingers on even when the hair is dried.
Although the shampoo can be a little more frustrating to get out of the bottle than other shampoos, you really don't need very much for a really good lather. The colour of the shampoo is rather attractive to; it looks like really sweet treacle and is around the same consistency without the stickiness. I find that I only really need around a hazelnut sized amount to fully coat my thick shoulder length hair which means the bottle lasts.
One thing I really like about this shampoo is that once I have lathered up the mixture I can comb my fingers through my hair without pulling out large chunks like I do when using other shampoos, this helps me get a nice even coating and keeps my head happy. I have to say that the amount of dirt that comes out when using this shampoo is amazing, I didn't even realise I had that much muck on my head. You really feel super clean using this shampoo.
Because my hair is fairly thick I do have a habit of ending up with some unwanted frizzyness, because the shampoo is light and smoothing I find my hair is far less frizzy even when left to dry naturally.
As I have mentioned previously I have recently dyed my hair a little darker and have found this shampoo to be really effective at maintaining the brightness and vibrancy of the dye that is usually so easily lost over time. I'm convinced that the colour would have become very dull if it hadn't been for the use of this product, like it has done in the past when I have used less affective shampoos. I have also found that the slightest bit of sun on hair that is dyed dark seems to add a lot of unwanted redness to the hair and although I have been in the sun everyday in order to walk my dogs I really feel that the UV filters in this product have prevented any colour change or indeed dryness.
Although I always use a conditioner after shampooing my hair I don't think I would be too annoyed at only being able to wash my hair with the shampoo, my hair does feel really soft and exceptionally clean after using this.
After using the shampoo my hair is noticeably more manageable and when blow dried it appears shiny and soft. Though I have had softer hair in the past using other products, you could argue that is the price you pay for dying your hair.
All in all this is a fabulous product and a clear 10 out of ten when used in conjunction with the accompanying conditioner, plus it adds a bit of affordable glamour to your life.
~~ Additional information ~~
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Summary: Yummy hair.