“ Brand: Charles Worthington / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: volumizeses, „
Sadly I am the kind of girl who buys based on packaging. It stings me over and over and sadly, very sadly, it's done it again. The bottle is very very pretty and, obviously, that's why I bought it. It also smells impossibly good, it smells like baby oil, bubble bath, strawberries and unicorn dreams. When you stand in front of the shampoo shelf at Coles with the big white lights glaring down on you and you spot the pretty little pink squashed oval bottle, take it off the shelf, open the lid, squeeze it a little to make the smell puff up at you and suddenly you realize that this is the product you've always been missing (even though you're actually really happy with your current shampoo). And then you buy it, feeling great as you do because as you walk out of the grocery shop past the trollies and loitering baskets, you're about to have your whole life changed by 125mls of fantastic smelling, volume promising, goo.
And then you use it. You know when you're standing in the shower working up the lather, enjoying the smell unicorn dreams, and you realize that maybe this isn't lathering quite right. And then that little bit of joy falls as you realize that maybe the stylish pink bottle and spectacular smell pulled you in only to leave you standing in the shower realizing the error of your ways.
Once lathered (well latheredish since this stuff pretty much just bubbles on your scalp like toothpaste) and rinsed, lathered and rinsed I got out of the shower and stood in front of the mirror trying to work out whether or not my life was changed by shiny voluptuous Victoria Secret hair. Naturally as my hair was soaking wet I couldn't tell.
Once dryer my hair smelt amazing (unicorn dreams are not to be underestimated) but felt crunchy and, naturally I do have very wavy hair, ironically it was straighter than usual, which, if you're trying to be a product that promises volume, isn't exactly ideal. Also, rather sadly since I was also promised shine, it wasn't as shiny as it is with my normal product. Not unshiny, dull, but not flick your hair and blind pilots in airplanes shiny.
I won't be using it again but will be decanting it into my soap despencer so my hands can smell like unicorn dreams.
This was the first salon style shampoo I ever tried, usually using Herbal Essences or Loreal Elvive. I went for Full Volume as I have very limp, flat hair and I thought this might help.
I really liked the bottle as it very different from most other brands as it's short and square instead of tall like others. The lid is a flip top lid and I found it let less of the shampoo out hen squeezing which was a good thing as I tend to use too much shampoo most of the time.
The shampoo smelt really pleasant and was a light pink colour. I didn't need to use much and it lathered up really well and spread through my hair easily, I remember it took a little while extra to rinse out of my hair but not mega time consuming.
I didn't notice much volume added to my hair at all but it was really shiny, I also found that my hair felt really heavy and became greasier much quicker though. My hair is oily type and needs washing everyday to keep on top of this so I couldn't even persevere til I finished it. I was quite disappointed as it was expensive and I hate to waste shampoo anyway, even if I don't like it that much.
I wouldn't recommend this shampoo as it doesn't add volume like it says and makes your hair heavy and greasy. Waste of money!
I love Charles Worthington products and always get some from my daughter every Christmas. This year we agreed not to spend too much on presents so I was thrilled to have two bottles of the full volume range takeways shampoo and conditioner. I prefer the takeways now since I use them frequently when visiting my daughter, going to the swimming baths and when my arthritis plays up so badly I cannot open bottles of normal shampoo.
A view on the bottle.
For those who haven't come across this range then the takeways selection is small bottles about 8 centimeters long and 7 wide. This makes them ideal for popping into washing bags for traveling light. The full volume one is a baby pink, not the coral colour shown on the site, but that might be because the other range is called 'results', though there isn't any difference that I can see. The bottle is a handy oval shape with a flip-top lid that I find easy to hold and open. I can't say how difficult it becomes with arthritic hands to open things, it can be a nightmare. I also like the fact this fits into my swim bag neatly.
This has a marketing ploy on the rear that I haven't come across before. It says things like this-
You Want: Fabulous thick voluminous hair.
This ultra-light volume boosting shampoo with added collagen extract etc.
Obviously I don't want to parrot the claims list but this does promise fuller hair with a silky feel and plenty of bouncy healthy hair.
In use this is like most shampoos, wet hair and add shampoo, rub in and rinse, repeat if needed. Use a matching conditioner for the best results. I found this to be quite a thin shampoo but it still stayed on my hand, not on the bath mat underfoot as some shampoos do. It's colourless to me and has a pleasant smell that's not overpowering. I found it didn't lather very much but am used to many of these types of shampoos and know they are all similar.
After two washes and rinsing I used a small amount of conditioner to test the effect of both. I've used it since with just the shampoo and the results were slightly different, but not noticeably so. I have short hair so don't use conditioner very often. I was pleased with the result, my hair felt squeaky clean quite quickly, but sadly I didn't notice much difference in the volume. I was hoping for this since my short hair needs some bounce and often I can't hold my arms up long enough to blow-dry and style my hair. It did leave my hair clean and shiny but I feel the claims are a letdown.
I'm still pleased enough to award four stars but if I had the choice then I'd probably use another shampoo in the same range. I checked the ingredients and there is collagen in the list, though whether it does plump up hair is something I wouldn't expect. I did find the lid on this was a bit stiff as well, but I can use my thumb to lift it. So in all I'd recommend this.
As it was a gift I don't know what my daughter paid for the two, but Superdrug have some offers on the Charles Worthington range at present and this is £1.99. For the price it's worth it since I get about five to seven washes from the bottle and often recycle it afterward by refilling with a similar product.
As Always, thanks for reading my review.
A while ago Boots had the Charles Worthington brand on offer at 3 for £10. I decided to take advantage of it and treated myself to a shampoo, conditioner and a styling product. The shampoo I bought was the Full Volume salon results shampoo. I have long thick hair, but it is quite limp, so for some time now I've been rather fascinated by the idea of 'big' hair , so I hoped this would add a bit of body.
Like many of the Charles Worthington range, the Full Volume shampoo is packaged in an unusually shaped bottle. It's wide and flat, but curves outwards. The main bottle is a baby pink colour and a shiny silver band around the lid adds some luxury. The shampoo is dispensed my pressing the lid to reveal a flip top opening, but now I'm nearing the end of my bottle I'm finding it difficult to get the last drops out.
The shampoo itself contains collagen and promises to leave hair 'plumped, bouncy and full of vitality'. I found that the shampoo was a medium consistency and looked like a yellowish coloured gel. The smell of the shampoo is very gentle. There is a mild fruity aroma to it, but this is not one of those shampoos that surrounds you with scent as you wash your hair.
The shampoo lathers well and I find I only need to use an average amount for my long hair. When rinsing I find that the shampoo seems to leave my hair feeling quite tangled and knotty, so following with a conditioner is a must for me and I use the matching one.
After drying, I have found that there is a noticeable difference to my hair when using this product. I sometimes find that my hair can be quite coarse and unruly, but this leaves it feeling silky and soft. I feel that my hair is lighter and doesn't feel weighed down or coated in product and thankfully it hasn't irritated my sensitive scalp. I actually find my hair easier to style after using this shampoo - it simply feels more manageable, so I don't have to spend as much time getting it to look decent.
Unfortunately, the one thing I don't feel this does for my hair, is to add volume. My hair stays feeling pretty limp, although I do think, volume or not, it looks shinier and healthier.
The shampoo is available to buy in two different sizes. The full sized 250ml costs £5.19 and the 75ml travel bottle is £1.99 and both are available from Boots.
Overall, I feel this is a good shampoo, it's just a shame it doesn't add volume to my hair as it is advertised as a volumising shampoo. If you're looking for a shampoo that will leave your hair soft, shiny and manageable however, I'd say this is a worth trying....especially if you can get it while it's on special offer.
In terms of rating, I'd have to go with three stars, bang in the middle, as whilst it makes my hair feel and look lovely, at the end of the day it doesn't fulfil the promises on the bottle.
*review originally posted on Ciao under username pink_champagne
I recently treated myself in boots to some new hair products. My hair has been feeling dull and neglected recently. I use heat on it a lot for straightening, curling etc, and although I use heat protection products it still gets weak, dry and in need of some t.l.c every once in a while. Charles worthington is a brand I've used before and have 90% of times been really pleased and impressed with their products. So when I saw there was an offer on, 3 for £10 I just quite simply couldn't resist. So I picked up three nice looking bottles after reading a few of the backs and took them to the till. I felt like I was getting quite a good deal, because as the woman on the till pointed out to me just two of the products I was buying would have come to a tenner. I was saving about £5. The products from charles worthington are all a bit pricey compared to other brands but so worth it in my opinion as they do work really well on my hair.
The bottle of this shampoo has been updated since it looked like the one in the picture shown here. It is now much better looking, I think. It is a lovely fresh shade of light pink and has a stylish looking silver lid. Overall I think it looks gorgeous and it creates a good impression of the shampoo itself thats inside. I was drawn to this bottle when I saw it in boots I must admit.
When you wash your hair with this you get a lovely fresh smell that smells really gorgeous and this smell lasts to the next day as well. If you swish your hair round like on one of those adverts you will get the smell and people near you might pick it up too, however to be honest you might look a bit silly if you in round swishning your hair round! The condition of my hair after using this shampoo is always noticeably softer, smoother and also smelling delicious. It definitely improves my hair, both the look and feel of it and it feels more thick and voluminous too. It has bigger body and looks really shiny. It looks even better when I use this shampoo combined with other products in the range especially the matching conditioner and another product I love from charles worthington is this hair rescue leave in conditioner. I used these three products combined the over day before going out and got loads of compliments for having really healthy and shiny hair. So I was very pleased and would definitely recommend this shampoo.
Okay...so on one of my mad boots rampages I decided to try a new shampoo and conditioner! Now I wasn't sure what I wanted but I love it when my hair feels big and full of volume so when I saw this shampoo and conditioner on offer (2 products for £10) I decided to give it a go! ...What a waste of money!!
I love trying new hair products and for some reason always find that the first time I use them my hair go's gorgeous! After that it just remains the same which is odd! But anyway I was expecting good results especially from a brand we all know! As I put the shampoo on my hair is felt as though it was scratching my hair - I don't know how else to explain it but it felt as though it was stripping my hair, it's a clear shampoo with quite a thick consistency rather than a nice creamy feel I expected but with a lovely smell, I attempted to lather in my hair but it just made my hair feel really dry!!! I gave it a second shampoo as I always do but by this time I was rushing to the conditioner to try and relieve my poor hair!!!
The conditioner is a little creamier and felt much nicer...until putting it on my hair!! Again, really dry!!! As I washed it out of my hair I felt the need to start all over again with another product...I didn't because
a) I don't have the time and
b) I'd just paid £10 for these products and damn it they WOULD be okay when it came to drying my hair!!!
No... no it wouldn't be ok, my hair would NOT style...and even worse...it was FLAT!!! 'Volumising' products that in fact did the complete opposite!!!
Lathering serum on and backcombing to hell it ended up...ok...fair to say I will NOT be buying this again however it did come handy when it came to giving my kitty a bath last week hehe!!!
Just in case you DO want to try the product you can buy it from Boots @ £4.99 each for a 250ml bottle or £4.49 @ Superdrug (again 250ml) have a browse around on the internet though as there's always some bargains!!
Any questions please ask away :-) would be interested to see how others rate the product!
Hope this helps!
My reviews my also be on Ciao with the same log in name!:)
I'm always on the lookout for products to create a bit of volume and body for my flat fine hair. This product, bearing the name of 'celebrity stylist' Charles Worthington, is definitely one of the better ones I've tried. Its quite expensive, at nearly £5 for 250ml, but I've found that I only have to use a small amount of the product each time so it does last a while.
The design of the bottle is unusual and unique, I'm not even sure how to describe the shape! Its kind of like a squished cylinder which sounds weird but its definitely more attractive than your average shampoo bottle and it does look a bit nicer on the shelf in the bathroom. The lid works by pressing one side to pop open the other side, its handy to not have a screw top lid to worry about when you're trying to manoeuvre shampoo in one hand, bottle and lid in the other etc. without getting your shampoo bottle full of shower water and making it runny and horrible!
The shampoo doesn't have a distinctive scent as far as I've noticed, it certainly doesn't make me sneeze like some more fragranced shampoos do. Its essentially clear with a hint of pink, and it lathers really well with only a small blob of shampoo necessary. I haven't found that I've needed to 'repeat' and wash my hair more than once when using this shampoo, it feels squeaky clean after one application.
The results as far as volume and body go, do really depend on how you dry your hair. If I put a bit of effort in and blow dry it properly, there is a really noticeable difference and my hair feels fuller and thicker all day. If I just stick my head upside down and blast it with the dryer, there's a bit of a difference at first but over the course of the day my hair flattens. If I leave it to dry naturally, my hair will feel nice and soft and clean but it won't be any more volumised than normal. The extra products you make really use a difference too, this product, when combined with a bit of hairspray or a mousse, will really give fine hair a boost and give you that extra confidence that comes with big bouncy hair!
I always treat myself to mini Charles' (75ml) for travelling -which for my thick long hair lasts around 2 weeks. In the past month I've tried the UV protection and this Volume one. I always use the corresponding conditioner and shampoo.
For my long thick hair I need about 2x marble size blobs to degrease my hair. I always use the technique that you apply shampoo to wet hair and then lather it up without water, really rubbing the shampoo in until you look like a cartoon mushroom. The wash that off, run water over your hair and then condition damp hair leave for 3 minutes and rinse.
-Price: For the little ones at Sainsburys with a special offer, they cost ~£3 each a little pricy, but ideal size and shape for travelling. Plus there is nothing like pampering yourself after a hot and sweaty day of travelling.
-Bottle: A pointy ellipse, which are easy to hold in the shower. They are tough plastic so wont squeeze out in your suitcase. The lid is also solid and so in the two weeks wont break off, although I wouldn't trust it after a couple of months use with the larger bottles. The main problem with the bottles is that you can't take the lid off to decant other shampoos into the bottle -although I suppose that's the point.
Smell: One of the most important factor for me, as it effects how your hair smells. Beautiful, very light and fragrent. I can see how somepeople, who might be sensitive to smell, could find it off putting and artificial, but for me I enjoy the smell and it stays on my hair for about half a day.
Easy of use: Very easy, just like any other shampoo and works just as well as any high quality shampoo.
Does it produce volume?: Yes, however for my hair it produces volume by increasing frizz and fly aways. For my mum's hair which is thin and is blown dry everyday it does increase volume with out noticable frizz.
How does it compare to other Charles Worthingtons. It's smell lasts a little longer than others which I've tried, but I do not obviously like the frizz effect.
Would I buy it again? No, but I would still buy Charles Worthingtons.
I just love this product. I love my hair straight with lots of volume and after try many shampoos which promise the volume, this one actually works. It has a lovely sent. You get best results if you massage the shampoo into your hair and leave it for a minute or so. Rinse well then apply the conditioner. Apply the conditioner to the ends of the hair and then with the remaining conditioner which is left on your hands apply this lightly to your roots. This way you will still get the shine but your hair will not feel greasy. It costs about £4.50 from boots but you can usually get the shampoo and conditioner for £7 when boots run the offers (they do tend to have this offer very often)
My hair is also left feeling very clean, soft, and shiny and smells great too. Good value for money with the offer.
I use Charles Worthington Results Full Volume Shampoo occasionally when i want to make my hair go curly. I have long wavy hair and washed with normal shampoo it just tends to do nothing exciting apart from be slightly wavy so i either use a diffuser on it on straigten it. The Shampoo is around £4.50 which i normally buy from boots, you can buy he small travel bottles if you wanted to test it first which are around £2.50.
The Shampoo is a clear slightly scented liquid which comes easily out the bottle. Once applied to wet hair it foams well and once rinsed i noticed the difference in thickness of my hair already, i used the conditioner which matches the shampoo after. Once i had blow dryed my hair with the diffuser it was amazingly curly and had really worked! The only thing i noticed is it didnt condition my hair very well but my hair is quite dry anyway. The volumised look lasted all day which was great too.
I have extremely fine hair and my problem was always that, when my hair got used to a certain type of shampoo, it would then start to have less and less affect on my hair condition when I washed it and would then look dirty faster.
Then I happened upon Charles Worthington Salon Results Full Volume Shampoo. I've tried a lot of the shampoos that claim to make your hair look thicker and figured that it was worth a go.
So I hopped into the shower and picked up the bottle. The bottle is sort of a squashed shape with a flip top lid. The lid forms the whole top of the bottle, making it easy to open even with wet hands.
It also squeezed out easily without any drips and was of a thick enough consistency not to run over the edge of my hand before I'd actually got it onto my head, which is always nice. It lathered up really easily and one blob the size of a ten pence was enough for my shoulder-length hair (but remember, it's very fine!).
The shampoo easily washed out, leaving my hair feeling clean and smelling nice. The smell of the shampoo reminds me somewhat of roses without having a chemical smell.
When my hair was dry, I could still faintly smell the scent of the shampoo but it wasn't overpowering. My hair did seem to feel thicker and it was easy to manage and brush, with hardly any tangles after the shower.
The way in which the bottle is designed means that it balances easily upside down when there's not much left, meaning that you get all the shampoo out of the bottle. The fact that I've got to the end of the bottle is also a bonus, as it means that my hair is yet to get sick of it and this is the first shampoo I've tried in a long time that has managed that feat.
I'd fully recommend this product and I also intend to purchase it again which is something I rarely do, at least not before actually finishing the bottle!
My mum regularly buys shampoo to try to boost some volume into her lank hair and this is her latest trial. If you've read my recent shampoo and conditioner reviews, you'll know that my hair tends to be on the flat and greasy side so I'm quite keen to try out these kind of products too and see if they make much of a difference to my hair too.
The shampoo itself is clear in colour and relatively thick. This is a plus point seeing as you have to press down the lid to open the bottle and then tip it upside down slightly to get the shampoo out and anything too runny would be a disaster waiting to happen. There is a faint scent to the shampoo, which I imagine is supposed to be one of the ingredients, probably either the rice or the white tea.
I've been using this in conjunction with the accompanying conditioner, so that is probably worth bearing in mind when reading this review. I've been pretty impressed with this shampoo to be honest, but then I've always had good results from Charles Worthington products so that wasn't a great surprise.
My hair looks much more lively than it normally does and has a bit of a shiny sheen to it too. I usually wash my hair every day as it's too greasy to leave much longer without looking awful, but I went three days without washing my hair last week and was both pleased and surprised to see that it didn't resemble the usual oil slick by the time I did wash it. This shampoo isn't specifically marketed as being for greasy hair but it must be doing something right in that respect!
For the 250ml container, this cost £4.37 from Sainsburys. This is quite pricey for a shampoo, especially considering that it works best with the conditioner and I have to admit that it's quite a bit more than I would be prepared to pay if I'd bought it myself unless I knew for certain that it would do the job it claimed to. As it turns out, it's been a great product for my hair so I do think that it's worth paying a bit extra for but you might want to shop around and see if you can get it on offer anywhere first.
I thoroughly recommend this shampoo and do consider it to be worth the slightly expensive price tag. It's worked wonders on my dull and lifeless hair and made it look much healthier and more vibrant - even if I don't wash it all that regularly. As far as the packaging goes, you only need to press the lid down slightly to get the shampoo out and it only needs to be tipped slightly upside down so there's less chance of getting into a big mess. The bottle is slightly see-through (despite the red colour) so you can get a good idea of how much is left in.