Product Type: Charles Worthington hair care products
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Charles Worthington Results Frizz Smoothing Shampoo
Member Name: jeffjen
Charles Worthington Results Frizz Smoothing Shampoo
Date: 24/03/13, updated on 24/03/13 (71 review reads)
Advantages: Cleans your hair.
Disadvantages: Doesn't combat frizz or smooth very well. Left my hair feeling dry.
For instance, a couple of years back I was given a lovely gift box containing two Charles Worthington Dream Hair products, but despite the lovely packaging of the set, the products were actually a big let-down when I came to use them. I have also purchased products from the Charles Worthington mini range in the past, which are ideal for taking on a short break or an overnight stay because of their handy mini size, however, I was less than impressed with these too. Therefore I didn't have particularly high hopes when using this Charles Worthington Frizz Smoothing Shampoo, because of my past experiences.
Charles Worthington is not one of the cheaper brands on the shelves and you can expect to pay over £4 and often nearer the £5 mark for a full size bottle. Stores such as Boots however, do often run promotions on hair care products and it is worth taking advantage of these when they are available, as the price of shampoo and conditioner is something I have noticed to be rising steadily over the last year or so.
This particular shampoo comes packaged in a rather fresh-looking blue bottle and like most products it also has a matching conditioner, which I also used.
The shampoo promises to be frizz smoothing and is described as having added serum smoothing actives, to calm and control unruly hair, whether curly or straight, thanks to its clever humidity resistant ingredients. It's rich, intense conditioning formula means flyaways will be a thing of the past.
Now this all sounds great if it works and I particularly liked the idea of it having clever humidity resistant ingredients. I always prefer to use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner on my long hair, which is wavy and can become frizzy in damp or humid conditions.
The shape of the bottle is slightly awkward to hold I thought, given as it is a wide, oval shape. The lid didn't present any problems as you simply push down on one side to make the other side pop up showing a small hole. The shampoo itself doesn't smell particularly great in my opinion and if anything I would describe it as a rather cheap smell, by that I mean you would expect to have paid less than a pound for it, or for it to be part of some supermarket basics range etc. It didn't smell of anything in particular and by that I mean it had no distinct fruity or floral scent that I could detect.
The shampoo is a clear, thick liquid and what I did like about this shampoo is that it did lather up very well on my hair and I only needed a small amount too to achieve a decent lather. It was also easy to rinse out, although I noticed immediately that my hair didn't feel as moisturised and soft as it does when using my preferred products. I then followed up with the matching frizz smoothing conditioner, as I always use a conditioner every time I wash my hair and again it was easy to apply and rinse, but my hair didn't feel soft and entirely tangle-free.
I dried and styled my hair as usual, but to honest I knew straight after washing that I was not going to be entirely happy with the results and I was right. After drying, my hair felt dry and did not feel particularly smooth either and there was a lack of shine. I felt as if I had used a cheap product if I am honest and once again was left feeling totally let down by Charles Worthington hair produts. They promise professional quality products, but I have yet to find one that is, which is a huge disappointment.
Although it seemed a decent enough shampoo to use and was easy to rinse out, the fragrance and the results on my hair was not good at all. It did clean my hair, but it did not really smooth my hair and because it felt dry, then it also appeared a little frizzy. I couldn't even bear to use up the rest of the bottle and instead gave it away to a friend to try, to see what she thought. She reported back that she didn't care for it either and wasn't impressed at all with the results after using.
Overall this shampoo will clean your hair, but that's about it. The lack of smoothness and the dry feeling it left behind wasn't acceptable to me and in my opinion this is not good enough when bearing in mind the big price tag. I did experience some frizziness too, which I manage to combat with other products at a cheaper price and so the special humidity resistant ingredients didn't work either and therefore are not so clever after all!
This shampoo doesn't offer good value for money for me and showed me that sometimes an expensive product does not always guarantee great quality or results. There are far better hair care products out there at a cheaper price than this one.
Summary: There are many better and cheaper products on the market. I won't be using this again.