Product Type: Clairol hair care products
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COMING UP SMELLING OF ROSES.....
Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo/Replenisher
Member Name: janna
Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo/Replenisher
Date: 04/07/02, updated on 04/07/02 (653 review reads)
Advantages: pleasant aroma and it works well
Disadvantages: more expensive than some shampoos, BUT MINE WAS FREE!
My husband, when he is not working overseas, occupies his time with HGV driving in this country. Although at the moment he is transporting double glazing units, during the last couple of years he has on occasion worked as an owner-driver for Safeway distributing frozen food, dry goods etc. from warehouses to supermarkets.
When he is doing this type of work, he is frequently offered items either free of charge or at a greatly reduced price that have been damaged; very often it is just the outer casing that is broken. For instance, we have 56 tins of cat food in the garage although we don’t have a cat. My sister-in-law (she of “A tail of rescued cats… all seventeen of them” fame) has many rescued cats, so it will not be wasted. Our deep freezer is currently full of frozen chips, although we are both trying to diet, and 12 bags of “Sizzling Cajun Style Chicken” with cooking instructions for “Sizzling Prawn Cantonese Style” printed on the reverse.
I am sure by now that the reader can tell where this opinion is going….
Last year he also brought home 48 (yes, that’s right forty-eight) cans of Dove Ultra Moisturising Body Wash (I am so heartily sick of this product, I can no longer look at it let alone write about it!) and more recently a dozen bottles of Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo.
This particular replenishing shampoo is recommended for use on coloured, permed, dry or damaged hair. Ahhh at last a product that I will use! It is blended with natural rose hips, vitamin E and jojoba in mountain spring water. Replenisher shampoo helps to restore and protect damaged hair and the plant derived ingredients help to nourish hair leaving it feeling luxuriously soft and healthy; or so they say…. For extra benefit, Clairol recommend that this should be used with Herbal Essences Protection Conditioner (Oh, bother, this is one I shall have to buy).
Pleasing to the
eye, this product is a thick gel, which is pale pink in colour and comes in a 250ml clear plastic bottle with a dark green plastic cap with a flip lid. A picture of pink, long-stemmed roses is visible on the inside of the bottle. Incidentally the shampoo bottles use 25% post-consumer plastic and can be recycled (which is just what you wanted to know, isn’t it?). Normally £2.20 per bottle; it was recently on offer at Safeway for £2.20 for the shampoo and the conditioner. But my dozen, very slightly damaged bottles of the shampoo were FREE, nur nur, nurner, nur….
Suitable for vegetarians (but you’re not going to drink the stuff, are you?) all ingredients come from renewable plant sources; no animal by-products are used and herbs are grown under organic conditions – no pesticides or petrochemicals are used.
Usual instructions for use apply ~
Apply shampoo and massage well
My verdict ~
I have thick blonde curly hair. These days it tends to be ‘colour assisted’ to hide the grey streaks that can be found around the hairline. I have been using this shampoo on a regular basis (well, you would when you have 12 bottles of the stuff to use, wouldn’t you?). I need only use a little shampoo in order to work up a good lather. It has a fragrant aroma of roses mingled with a slight fruity smell, which is pleasant but not overpowering. I have used the product in conjunction with a Conditioner and although it does not leave my hair shiny, it does feel very soft and natural looking; and leaves my thick hair tangle free.
I do like the clear bottle, because at least you can see how much shampoo there is left inside. I have been known to stand bottles of shampoo upside down in order to get the last dregs out (I do this with wine toooo!) but with eleven more bottles of the stuff to go, who cares…..
You will find other shampoos in the Clairol Herbal Essences range to suit all hair types.
Well, I could give you a list of the ingredients here, but I would need a magnifying glass to read the back of the bottle and you would need a science degree to understand them!
And finally ~
Recommended, so I won’t be giving away my bottles of Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo.
Now, does anyone want to try Dove Ultra Moisturising Body Wash…. only 23 cans of the stuff left….?
4th July 2002