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Charles Worthington Dream Hair Release the Radiance Shampoo

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Brand: Charles Worthington / Type: Hair Shampoo

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      20.08.2010 21:08
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      Really not worth the money.

      I went in boots the other day and thought I'd get a different shampoo and conditioner (the hair masque I actually got which I'll review next).

      This is part of the Charles Worthington Dream Hair range - release the radiance shampoo is step one: cleanse, step 2 is moisturise (conditioner or hair masque, step 3 is style and step 4 is finish. I only purchased 1 and 2, they were on offer at the time.

      I used them a few nights later - due to the cost I bought them as a treat for my hair now and then, as they're £5.49 for a 240ml bottle in boots.

      Using it:
      This is in a pump bottle, so I pumped out 2 or 3 full pumps of it - I have long hair and although fine I have lots of it, so fully expected to have to use a little. The smell.. it's quite feminine and not too strong, but whilst not unpleasant, it's not as nice as many I've used, but one or 2 of my best buys haven't smelt the best. It's a gel style shampoo which I always prefer.

      On the bottle it says to "massage into hair to create a luxurious lather" My hair was ready at the appropriate wetness level and I massaged.. except it didn't lather much, certainly not enough for the entire roots of my hair, I'd not even worked past the nape of my neck yet. So again I got some more, massaged more.. more.. until I eventually got enough in my hair to acually do something. This took probably 10 or 12 pumps overall, I stopped counting.

      At this point I was very glad I'd not paid full price for it! I always condition so I can only comment on my hair felt when still wet, but unfortunately the only word for it was.. dirty. I did a second round, I'd not washed my hair for a few days so I thought maybe that was why, after which it did feel clean, although a little butchered, I attribute that to the excessive rubbing needed.

      Now obviously due to using conditioner only part the results can be attributed to the shampoo, but I wasn't impressed. My hair wasn't particularly shiny.

      The blurb on CW website says this about the dream hair collection:

      "Now you can treat your hair with the same care and attention you do your skin, thanks to the launch of Charles Worthington Dream Hair range. A 4-step regime developed to work in combination with your hair to deliver increased shine, strength and nourishment shampoos and conditioners. These luxurious, almost decadent, treats are blended with the finest ingredients to give your hair a beautifully soft and weightless finish."

      Unfortunately for me, the claimed results just weren't there. It did leave my hair clean, eventually, and smells okay, although not great. I'm going to give this 3 stars as it's nothing above average, you could get the same results with supermarkets 99p stuff and save £4.50. However as once dried it appeared to have done no actual damage and it did its job, sort of, I think 2 is probably fair.


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