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      13.11.2013 11:25
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      Would use again but not my favourite

      I use all types of shampoos and conditioners but I can't afford to pay a lot of money because I'm on a tight budget, like most people. I have been buying the Herbal Essence range for a little while now because they are being sold at a reduced price at Asda for only £1.79 for the large 200ml bottles and as I only wash my hair about twice a week, then these last me for months, literally.

      At the moment I'm using Herbal Essences Frizz Fighter Shampoo in the curvy shaped bottle. I've used the matching conditioner that goes with this shampoo as well and when I use them both together I get the best results and the nicest smelling hair in the world! My hair is prone to being both greasy at the roots and frizzy at the ends at the same time, which is a terrible combination, when you think about it.

      This shampoo is advertised as being able to tame your hair and fight the frizz and fly away ends and I have to say that after having used this shampoo now for a while, it has made a noticeable difference to the frizz but unfortunately it also makes my hair feel a bit 'top heavy' and then the roots look greasy quicker than they would with another shampoo. It lathers up really well because it's quite thick and it also rinses out well and you don't have to keep the shower head on your hair for ages trying to rinse off all the remnants as I have to with some cheaper shampoos I've used.

      My hair does feel stronger and in much better condition when I use this shampoo and I'm really pleased with the results I get from using it, especially on the ends, but the roots are greasy and it leaves a bit of a coating on the hair which takes a while getting used to. It's best to use the conditioner too but I don't always use conditioner because my hair is quite well moisturised anyway and conditioners can make it look a bit lank and greasy.

      The ends of my hair are easier to manage and style when I've used this shampoo but I'd like it to make ALL of my hair look nice and not just the ends so in summing up I'd have to say that this is probably better suited to those of us with drier hair and not those of use with combination dry and greasy locks.

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      20.12.2011 13:03
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      Not overly impressed with this

      I have quite coarse, thick and frizzy ginger hair on both my head and my face - it's one of my distinguishing features, you could say. Some shamoos and conditoners actually make it worse, some make it (slightly) better but I reckon I am 'doomed' to the frizz now I am in my forties. I'm not too bothered actually but my other half also has similar hair to me and she doesn't like hers too frizzy and she is always trying out different types on hair care products in an attempt to tame her locks.

      One shampoo she has tried (and so I have too) is Clairol Fight The Frizz shampoo which costs us £2 for a 400ml bottle. The bottle is bright orange and not dissimilar to the colour of my own hair and ocmes in a rather snazzy looking (if a little odd) shaped plastic bottle which is slightly curved. I personally like the fact that it stands on its head so that all the contents go to the dispenser part of the bottle and it means you don't waste a drop. On the other hand, as the bottle is curved, it is actually prone to toppling over in the shower.

      The shampoo itself smells fruity and fresh and is of a goog thick consistncy which mashes well in my damp hands before I apply it to my hair. The aroma is suitable, I think, for both males and females and is not too womanly or girly or sickly sweet and as a manly man myself, I am happy to be seen using this product.

      It lathers very well and it is easy to rinse off afterwards though I have to say I can detect a slight 'film' on my hair even after rinsing off well and then blow drying. My hair does not look any less frizzy either and personally speaking I think I can feela bit of a 'weight' added to it (especially my beard) after I have used this product. I cannot say I particularly like this feel as it makes me feel as though I have used a heavy conditioner and I know I only used the shampoo.

      Overall not a fantastic product, which is a bit of a shame. No less frizz either, I'm afraid but I had to try it to see if it worked.

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      19.10.2010 13:43
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      Only use if you actually want your hair to be frizzy

      I haven't used Herbal Essence for many many years but I found my normal shampoo just wasn't doing it for me anymore (maybe cause I had used for a long period of time) and my favourite brand is expensive so I just can't afford it at the moment. Herbal was on offer in my local Savers store for just £1 per bottle which I though was a really good bargain for this brand.

      The bottle is colourful and bright, the slogans catchy, and the shape is a good design as it fits snug with the conditioner. This all helps to sell the product and one of the reasons I went for this shampoo.

      The one I choose was the frizz fighter shampoo. Now my hair isn't a bush and totally out of control but its not smooth and straight either. It has a kind of fluffy look when washed and dries with various kinks. U normally need to straighten my hair if i want it to look smooth and silky.

      Being a well known and normally expensive brand I was expecting good things from this shampoo. When applying I thought the smell and look of the shampoo (and conditioner) was lovely, however that was about all. I found that my hair felt like there was residue in it, it didnt feel like the shampoo was washing out well. When it came to drying and straigtning, my hair became ultra static. This shampoo didn't stop frizz, it gave me frizz! It was flying out of control all over the place whenever I put my brush near it and became very hard to control.

      This product may well suite other people but for me it actually addedd more frizz than any other shampoo I have used, I'm afraid I won't be using it again.

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      02.07.2010 18:05
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      won't be buying this again

      I don't normally have frizzy hair but this continuing hot weather and high humidity has been playing havoc with my bonce just lately - I have to say roll on winter!

      Whilst searching our bathroom cabinets for something that might tame my hair a little I was pleased to find my daughter had bought some Clairol Herbal Essences Frizz Fighter Soothing Shampoo. I was very hopeful it would help as it tells me on the front of the bottle 'I am a fearless tamer for frizzy hair'

      Having used this product all week I have to say I wouldn't bother paying £2 for this 400 ml shampoo as it didn't work for me at all nor, apparently for my daughter - hence the fact it was in the cupboard apparently.

      The best thing about this product, in my opinion, is actually the bottle which is slightly wacky and very easy to hold with wet hands. The smell is very fruity and strong which isn't unpleasant but I wasn't too keen - I'd rather my hair smelt frsh than like a fruit bowl. It tells me on the front that it contains mandarin oil and pearl plus on the back, hidden amidst a whole load of unrecognisable and slightly scary-sounding products, it tells me it also contains citrus oil.

      I won't list all the ingredients but just to give you an idea (and possibly to forewarn you) the shampoo has ammonium laureh sultate, hydroprytrimonium chloride, potassium sorbate etc - aqua was the only item I recognised in this lot.

      The shampoo itself is a good consistency being neither too thin or runny neither is it too thick. It's easy enough to work into the scalp because it lathers well but from my experience it's more difficult to rinse out completely.

      The effects? well, to be honest I suppose my hair did look slightly less frizzy but it also felt 'heavy' with a slight 'coating' on it which I didn't like at all. Each subsequent time I've used it I've paid extra attention to rinsing it out but it's always been the same so I won't be using the rest of the bottle.

      It's a shame really as I generally like Clairol products but maybe my hair, like me, isn't 'normal' ?

      I can't recommend buying this product and wasting at least £2 or more (my daughter bought it when on offer) but maybe someone can tell us whether they've had a better experience?

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        02.07.2010 12:43
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        very average

        Now the adverts on TV for these shampoos always make me think I am going to have a truly sensual shower experience. They usually depict some woman on the verge of an emotional explosion lathering herself up and smiling up at the ceiling as she massages in the creamy rich shampoo. The reality is something quite different...

        ..I squat in my bath and open the rather bright looking bottle. Red is not a good colour for a frizz fighting shampoo. Red screams 'red hair' so I often gloss over them in supermarkets. This summer has played havoc with my frizz as usual, so I am continuing to try heaps of shampoos and conditioners to keep those ends tamed. This bottle was just over two pounds for 200ml, which makes it cheaper than Loreal and Aussie, two of my faves.

        The smell gets high marks. A punchy and vivacious scent of oranges and summer fruits which does stimulate and arouse. It massaged into the hair well and the level of lather it produced was pretty good. The after effects were not quite so acceptable. While the shampoo performed well in the bathroom, drying the hair was not that pleasurable. A lot of the oomph had been taken from the root section and thus styling was harder.

        A good frizz fighting product should leave the hair nourished but not limp and lacklustre. This left it drab and unexcitable. In terms of taming frizz, really no different from a volumising shampoo or a daily wash shampoo from my preferred Aussie or Loreal range. I might still try other Clairol products, simply because the smells are very good and this shampoo would suffice as 'quick wash before going to bed' job. It would not suffice for a big bouffant look before going out though and I will not rush to buy this one again.

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        13.05.2010 21:47
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        and I've now been put off from trying any more Herbal Essences products.

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        I've used other products in the Herbal Essences range and have been impressed by them, so I thought FRIZZ FIGHTER would be a safe bet...

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        The shape of the bottle is great for gripping in a slippery shower, always helpful.
        However I knew as soon as I squeezed some onto my palm that I wasn't going to love it. The shampoo is opaque and a artificial peach shade, that told me that this contains ingredients that serve no other purpose, other then the colour. Herbal my ass.

        But I decided to use it anyway. What's the worse that can happen?


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        After a few weeks use, I've not started to see any improvement on my frizz, in fact it looks worse. So drying my hair takes longer and most days I'll need to reach for my straighteners.

        Plus; My hair becomes greasier again quicker, so aside from not helping my frizz, this it not even doing a good job with cleaning my hair. The bottle even tells you to repeat the shampooing!

        At first I thought that it was just the conditioner building up and leaving residue on my hair, so I also tried using the shampoo alone to see if that helped... Big mistake. The shampoo alone makes my hair go smooth and fluffy, yet also still rough to touch.

        Then sure enough, the next morning my hair was just a nest's nest of lanky hair, that looked like it hadn't been washed for a week.


        So the only thing this frizz fighting shampoo does is make my frizz look worse...


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        I would not recommend this shampoo to others.


        I've given this an extra star as my hair feels less weighed down after washing, compared to other brands. Also, I like the mandarin fragrance.


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        200 ml: £2.09
        400 ml: £3.49


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        Ingredients:

        Aqua, ammonium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium chloride, dimethicone, glycol distearate, citric acid, sodium citrate, ammonium xylenesulfonae, cocamide MEA, parfum, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sodium benzoate, disodium EDTA, hexyl cinnamal, DMDM hydantoin, butylphenyl methylpropional, tetrasodium EDTA, linalool, propylene glycol, benzyl salicylate, geraniol, limonene, citronellol, alpha-isomethyl lonene, margarita powder, citrus nobilis peel oil, paraffinum liquidum, CI 47005, CI 14700, methylchloroisothiazolinone, triacetin, CI 17200, methylissothiazolinone, potassium sorbate.

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          15.03.2010 10:47
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          Would recommend buying it with complimenting conditioner.

          I bought this when it was on offer with the matching conditioner.

          This shampoo claims it fights the frizz, I used this with the frizz fighting conditioner and it seemed to work really well, it left my hair soft and smelling great. I'm not sure if it would fight the frizz as efficiently if you use it without the complimenting conditioner.

          The shampoo is a see through bottle, which is better than the conditioner as you can see easily how much you have used, the conditioner bottle is not see through so it's a bit tricky to see how much is in there. It lathers up really quickly and easily so you don't need a huge amount, even for shoulder length hair, so the bottles will last quite a while, and they are a fair bit cheaper than other brands.

          This shampoo smells beautiful, it smells exactly the same as the conditioner, so using the two products together really makes your hair smell lovely. It smells of orange with a hint of grapefruit so its a fresh citrus scent.

          The bottle is easy to open and is a really quirky shape.

          I would recommend this product but only if you use it with the conditioner, I think that is the key component to decreasing the frizz. I would be interested to see if this actually worked by itself. The smell is still great though, so I would buy it for that.

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          12.03.2010 20:48
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          Pleasant enough shampoo but it doesn't get rid of frizz sadly!

          When it comes to shampoo it's something I get through an awful lot of to be honest with you and for this reason though more often than not I will keep my eyes open for products that are on offer and from brands I trust.

          Recently I have tried a few offering from the Clairol Herbal Essence range due to the fact I'm able to buy a lot of different brands or products and items at 4 for £3.00 in Asda at the moment and so it makes sense to spend a few quid there and to stock up whilst I can! However saying that I have done reviews on some things from this range in the past and really not been very impressed with them one bit.

          I suffer with greasy roots and dry split, ends and the mid section of my hair is really prone to being either fly away of frizzy. I do use products to try counteract this but when I saw this shampoo I decided to start at the root of the problem (pardon the pun lol) and try to start my hair at the beginning of styling type of thing!

          The Packaging:

          Red and slightly see-through wavy shaped plastic bottle with a light green flip-top lid to the top of. On the front of the bottle I am of course told that it is Clairol Herbal Essences, Frizz Fighter Smoothing Shampoo which contains mandarin oil & pearl extract 'I am a fearless tamer for frizzy hair'. On the back of the bottle other information given includes being told a bit about the product, directions for use and ingredients are listed, the size is stated which is 200ml (in this case) and contact details for Procter & Gamble UK are also given (the manufacturer of the product). Nice enough bright, easy to open bottle this is and simple to use and to understand the information given on it of course!

          Using It:

          Using this is like using any other shampoo you can buy of course! You take a small blob of this not so runny creamy looking, light peach shampoo into your hands and gently massage it into damp/wet hair.

          It smells wonderful and sort of like creamy, sweet oranges really. It really is lovely and in my opinion anyone can use this as the fragrance is rather unisex.

          It lathers up with ease, releasing fragrance and smoothing the hair strands as you go then of course you are left to rinse it out thoroughly and repeat if you so desire before going on to using a conditioner (the matching one to this is available) and that is it...job done!

          Verdict:

          Easy to use, lather and leaves a really nice lingering smell on the hair which is fresh, gentle and entirely pleasant and I love the feel of the consistency of the shampoo when I'm using it. However, do I find this combated my frizz? No not at all actually. Hair did feel as soft as silk and very clean and people even commented on the new fragrance I was sporting when I had used this but although my hair felt in good condition and possessed a nice and natural shine to it frizz was still very apparent.

          This is a nice enough on every level apart from frizz busting sadly which is of course is it's number one claim! I can beat frizz after using this though through styling but I did think I would notice some difference after starting my hair care routine with this. Sadly though that is not that case.

          Even though it doesn't do as it says it will it is a nice enough gentle cleansing shampoo but if you want it to rid frizz from being in your life...I'd forget it lol.

          Expect to pay about £2.23 for a 200ml bottle or £3.40 for a 400ml bottle in most good supermarkets etc and of course this is available in different formulations too.

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            04.01.2010 11:13
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            Fab shampoo

            Herbal essence frizz fighter Shampoo.....Has got to be one of my all time favourite shampoos, I do buy others occasionally and have more recently been using ghd shampoo and conditioner that was a Christmas pressie, but I dont often stray from Herbal essence.

            I use this shampoo with its partnered frizz fighter conditioner and have to say the results are excellent. Unlike other shampoos that claim to tame the frizz herbal essence doesn't leave an oily. greasy residue over the hair to do it, it just seems to work. You only need a small amount of this shampoo rinse thoroughly and repeat.

            The packaging is great in a sleek bright red/orangey bottle with green push down lid, it's also suprisingly easy to use when you have got your head upside down under the shower. The frizz fighter shampoo contains mandarin oil and pearl extract but reminds me so much of bubblegum, it smells gorgeous.
            I think the benefit is definately from continual use and don't expect miracles from your first wash.
            I would and do recommend this shampoo to lots of my friends and normally if you shop around you can tend to pick it up in one of the major retailers either on bogof or suchlike. Normal rrp is about £1.89 so not top end prices in the first place.

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            02.10.2009 23:29
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            Herbal Essences is not for me!

            Wahoo I have had my haircut. If you have read my reviews before you will know that I have very untame, frizzy hair that I just hate. Even though I have had a cut it still is an afro and I am still on the lookout for the ultimate taming shampoo that will give me the shine and frizz free hair I have so far only dreamed of.

            I knew I should not have even touched Herbal Essences again but I thought maybe it was just the Seductivly Staright I hate and that the rest would be ok?! I was clutching at straws though when I washed my hair that night.

            Now the Frizz Fighter shampoo comes in the orange Herbal Essence bottle and contains mandarin oil and pearl extract. The back of the bottle explains it will take care of that frizziness and smooth you out, gosh I flaming well hope so. After years of unmanagable hair I was hoping that this would be my saviour.

            As soon as I opened the Fearless tamer for frizzy hair (Herbal Essences words not mine) the smell was really nice. You can really smell the Mandarin and it smells similar to one of their previous shampoos that have since disappeared off the shelves.

            The liquid itself is also an orange colour to match the bottle but I find it feels quite thick and sticky. Once I started massaging the liquid onto my hair I instantly knew this was going to be another Seductivly Straight experience of Greasiness! I just couldn't believe that yet again I was spending 20 minutes with my head under the shower trying to scrub the bubbles out.

            Once my hair was dry, as I let it dry naturally before straightening as my hair is untame enough without adding heat damage to it, I proceded to straighten. With each use of the straighteners I could feel my hair was getting more and more greasy. I could have cried with the end result. It was not at all shiney, not at all frizz free and to add insult to injury I had to rewash my hair.

            I have since given this shampoo another chance because maybe I used a little too much or I didn't want to admit I spent £2.00 odd on this from Morrisons. But I just went through the same procedure again and again. I have now since given up.

            Even though the smell is delicious I will stear clear from Herbal Essences from now on.

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              17.04.2009 19:39
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              It worked for my hair

              After my poor experience of Toni and guy shampoo (see review) I needed a new shampoo so went shopping in search of something to make my hair feel better.
              My hair is shoulder length but think, wavy and often frizzy. The frizz seemed worse after using the Toni and guy shampoo and it also seemed much drier so decided on a bottle of Herbal essence Frizz fighter shampoo.
              It is currently £1.95 for 200mls or £3.22 for 400mls at boots. They also sell a coordinating range of conditioners.

              The bottle is bright red with a lime green press down lid. The bottle is curved shaped and that fits nicely together with the conditioner. It has the words I am a fearless tamer for frizzy hair which is definitely something my hair needs.

              Upon opening the bottle the fruity aroma spills out without even needing to hold it to your nose. It states on the bottle that it is made with mandarin and pearl extract and this definitely seems fitting description for the aroma although I am not sure what pearls do smell like.

              The shampoo itself is an opaque pastel orange colour which is very thick and creamy.

              I squeezed out a large handful and smoothed it onto my hair before rubbing it is. It has a very creamy texture and I almost felt more like I was putting conditioner on rather than shampoo. It seemed to lather up well and my hair did feel like it was been nourished and cleaned at the same time.

              I rinsed it off and as I did my hair did not feel tangled or dry. It does suggest on the bottle that you wash the hair for a second time but personally I only wash my hair once and sonly did so with this bottle. I then applied the coordinating conditioner.

              After washing my hair felt much more nourished, cleaner and definitely appeared smoother. I can still smell a slight fruity smell on my hair one day later. This is not overwhelming as I can only smell it when I smell my hair but it does make it feel fresh. When I checked my hair in the mirror it did look shiny and appeared less frizzy. My hair feels soft to the touch and not as dry as it was feeling prior to application.

              The packaging while adequate makes me feel like a have a run of the mill bottle of shampoo but the shampoo was anything but run of the mill. I am very happy with my purchase and would definitely use it again.

              I would recommend this shampoo as a nourishing and frizz treatment shampoo but only if this is appropriate to your hair type.

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