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      26.02.2014 19:52
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      Beautiful ends proved to be not so beautiful after all for me.

      Many years back I was a huge fan of Clairol's Herbal Essences range of shampoo and conditioning products and used them regularly. Then Clairol changed and repackaged the range and although I tried the new Herbal Essences range, I pretty much hated it. Thankfully there is one Herbal Essences shampoo which is still available from the old range which I like and still purchase when I spot it on the shelves, but overall, Herbal Essences has left me disappointed whenever I have tried any products from the newer range and I have tried a few, always hoping I would find one that would impress me.
      I did think last year however, that things were looking up when I bought a bottle of their 'Ignite My Colour' shampoo and although I wasn't entirely overwhelmed by it, I did think it was an improvement and certainly better than some shampoos I have tried.

      It was this more positive experience which left me willing to buy the newer range of Herbal Essences again, also they have changed the range yet again since my less positive experiences.
      Always on the look out for a bargain too, I was tempted to try the Herbal Essences newer range once again when it was half-price at my local Asda store recently. I first looked to purchase a bottle of the 'old style' shampoo as I call it, but being only a small Asda store they don't stock the entire range. They also did not have the Ignite My Colour shampoo I had previously tried, so I had no choice but to try something new.

      Looking through what may be suitable for my hair I decided upon this 'Beautiful Ends' shampoo. I have long hair which of course can be prone to split ends and so along with regular trimming, I also like to use a shampoo and conditioner which help to protect my hair. The ends of my hair have a natural curl and can become dry and frizzy at times too, especially in damp or humid conditions and so I liked the idea of a 'Beautiful Ends' shampoo. I paid £1.86 for a large bottle, taking advantage of the half-price offer.

      Clairol Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends shampoo offers split end protection and is suitable for long hair to defy and defeat split ends and breakage. Described as a 'luscious formula' this shampoo contains red raspberry and silk extracts to leave your hair protected and luscious.

      Packaged in a red bottle, the shampoo itself is a pink colour and has a non-runny consistency which I find easy to apply to my wet hair from the handy flip top bottle and it lathers up fairly easily too.
      The fragrance I think is more floral than the fruity fragrance I expected. Whilst I don't dislike it, I do think it smells more synthetic than it possibly should and certainly not as nice in my opinion as Ignite My Colour and the Herbal Essences range of old.

      The first time I used this shampoo I did initially like the feel of this shampoo on my hair as I massaged it in, although again it didn't feel as moisturising as some shampoos. However, as I began rinsing it out, I wasn't as impressed, as I could certainly tell by this point that this wasn't going to be as good as I had first thought, as my fingers weren't gliding through my hair as easily as I would expect. Whilst it was easily rinsed out and left no residue behind, I wasn't entirely happy with the feel of my hair overall as it didn't feel as smooth and soft as I would like.
      I always use a conditioner and had followed this up with the matching Beautiful Ends conditioner. However I was still left feeling after rinsing, that my hair still did not feel as good as I would like it to.

      After drying my hair as usual, my fears were proved correct, as although this wasn't the worst shampoo I have ever used and it did clean my hair, I just felt it didn't feel as silky soft or smooth as I would prefer and not as good as the results I can achieve with other shampoo and conditioning products, so overall it was a let down. As for the ends, well I can't say they looked particularly beautiful, nor did I notice this shampoo offering any particular protection to the ends. Because my hair didn't look as soft and silky, then the ends didn't look as good either and again I was left knowing I have achieved far better results using other shampoos.

      I did try this shampoo several times to give it a fair chance, but every time I was left disappointed and it ended up sitting in the bathroom half empty, whilst I went back to using my preferred shampoos. Indeed it is still sitting there now and to be honest I can only see myself using it again if I happen to run out of shampoo.
      Of course everybody's hair is different so I recognise the fact that this shampoo may work better for others, but personally I was left disappointed and won't be buying this again.

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        30.06.2013 12:56
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        Can prevent your hair from getting split ends, but doesn't fix already damaged ends.

        I have tried a few different Herbel Essences shampoo's but none of them I have particularly loved to go out and buy again. Instead I have just bought others until I find one, if any, that I really do love for my hair. My most recent purchase was their 'Beautiful Ends' range, from which I bought the shampoo and conditioner. It is in a red bottle and contains red raspberry and silk extracts.

        The 'Beautiful Ends' range is designed to protect your hair against split ends and breakage. I thought this would be good for my hair as I blow dry it and then straighten it a lot. I have naturally curly hair and so it takes a lot of styling to get it straight, which is how I like to wear my hair a lot. I do end up with quite a lot of split ends and because I am wanting my hair to grow longer, I do not want to keep having to go get it cut at the hairdressers. However I cannot stand my split ends! I do understand this doesn't say it will improve or magically fix my already existing split ends, but I was hoping it would prevent them from happening as much when I started using this shampoo.

        The first thing I notice when I use this is the lovely creamy texture of the shampoo. I do use quite a lot of it when washing my hair as it is getting longer now, but only a small amount will be required if you have short hair. My hair feels more smoother when I have used a generous amount of shampoo. The other thing I notice straight away is the lovely scent. I was hoping you would still be able to smell this in my hair the next day, and I can now gladly say that you can. There aren't many shampoo's that can make my hair smell so nice still the next day after washing it, especially a fruity scent which is one of my favourites.

        My hair feels very clean and not in the slightest bit greasy after using this product. As for the split ends part, I do think it helps prevent split ends slightly, but not completely. I do still use my usual heat protection spray before straightening my hair for that extra added protection though. I have noticed a slight improvement since I started using this shampoo though and so therefore it must be working a little!

        I would consider buying this again but I am still wanting to try more from the Herbal Essences range. This is the best one I have used up to now though. I would recommend this if you want to protect your hair from split ends that bit more as in my opinion it does work a little, just not completely. However I have yet to find a product that does protect my hair from horrible ends completely, or else I wouldn't have needed to purchase this in the first place.

        This is available in two different sizes, 200ml or 400ml. 200ml is usually priced at around £2 and the 400ml at £3.89. They are available in major supermarkets such as Asda, and also Boots, Superdrug and other beauty shops. They are often on offer and so I only purchase them when they are, allowing me to get the matching conditioner for cheaper.

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        03.06.2013 08:37
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        One out of five stars

        Clairol Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Shampoo


        It wasn't until recently that I started using any Herbal Essence shampoos or conditioners and since then I have tried quite a few of the products with various levels of success. But, the Herbal Essence beautiful ends shampoo will certainly not be a shampoo that I will be purchasing again in the future.


        What initially caught my attention about the Herbal Essence beautiful ends shampoo besides the bright packaging was the hope that it might help tame my hair. I really need to make an appointment to get my hair cut, it has been far too long so I thought as a short term fix I would just treat my neglected hair to something that might help revive the ends and give it a bit of a revamp. Unfortunately for me the Herbal Essence beautiful ends shampoo just didn't deliver and made my hair look worse than it did originally.


        After the first time I used the Herbal Essence beautiful ends shampoo I actually thought I was having a very tired morning and I had forgotten to rinse out the conditioner I had also used on my hair. As after I dried and styled my hair as normal it felt oddly coated in an oily substance, while looking greasy and just didn't feel clean. Luckily that day I wasn't going anywhere so I just tied my hair up until I could re-wash it later in the day. It wasn't until I tried the shampoo again a few days later that I found the exact same results.


        The shapoo itself is a fairly standard shampoo and it does have a nice fragrance, in fact in my opinion it probably has one of the nicest scents of the herbal essence range. However, a nice fragrance makes no difference if the shampoo doesn't deliver the absolute minimum results of clean hair.


        The Herbal Essence beautiful ends shampoo and other Herbal Essence products can be found in the majority of supermarkets. I paid £2 for my 400 ml bottle, which will sadly remain unused in my bathroom unless someone I know would like to try it for themselves.


        From me the shampoo gets a rather lacklustre One out of five stars - personally I will be avoiding the Herbal Essence beautiful ends shampoo in the future. I really expect a shampoo to leave my hair clean, not to make it look greasy and coated. Not recommended.

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        28.05.2013 19:06
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        great smelling hair but not for me

        £3.79 Tesco

        I normally wash my hair every other day and find that as I use hair straighteners almost every day, I have quite dry hair and a few split ends. I don't tend to stick to a particular brand of shampoo, I usually just buy whatever is on offer for dry hair. On my last shop I brought Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends as it was on offer at Tesco on a 3 for 2 range where I brought the shampoo, conditioner and protective intensive mask.

        I haven't used Herbal Essences for years and the packaging has changed in this time, it looks more current and appealing for the younger woman. Beautiful Ends comes in a red slightly rectangular shape with a green lid. The size of this shampoo is 400ml but it also comes in a 200ml size. The shampoo is of a light pink colour. On the bottle it says 'split end protection shampoo' which appealed to me. The shampoo has red raspberry and silk extracts in and is for mid to long hair. To use simply lather and rinse. The smell was lovely although it smelt more like mixed berries than raspberry.

        I tend to use a good blob of shampoo maybe slightly bigger than a 50p coin in size. This seemed to be a good amount to make a good lather. I find with some more expensive Shampoo's it can take quite a bit more to make any kind of lather. So I was impressed with this shampoo. The shampoo was then easy to rinse out. Once my hair was dry it smelt lovely as expected with Herbal Essences products.

        I inspected my hair afterwards to see if it had done any good. The ends of my hair felt quite conditioned but it left the rest of my hair feeling greasy underneath and a bit heavy. This was the same result on the second occasion of washing my hair with this shampoo and this time I made sure I spent longer rinsing my hair. Therefore, for this reason I don't think I will be buying it again. Although my hair is quite thick so it may be a different result with other hair types. It's a shame as I really like the smell of the shampoo.

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          02.04.2013 16:40
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          Washes well.

          I do like to wash my hair almost every day whenever possible, I don't have greasy hair but I don't feel comfortable if my hair doesn't feel quite right and clean. My hair is my pride and joy, although I am growing it at the moment and it is almost past the awful messy stage. I am trying to wash my hair less often since it has been much longer and I can pin it back into a pony tail. I do like to buy shampoo on offer or cheaper ones to try. This one is my latest one I bought.

          It comes in a red, plastic bottle. The shampoo is a pale pink colour which has a really soft, smooth texture. The shampoo has a really nice consistency and isn't runny. It is quite rich too. I can detect a nice fruity fragrance when I am washing my hair. This fragrance smells like raspberries in my opinion and quite a pleasant smell. I love the smell of this shampoo while washing my hair.

          I have found that I need to use a lot more of the shampoo for my hair compared to some other brands. Since I have been growing my hair, I have found that with most brands I don't have to use much more shampoo than I did when my hair was shorter but with this one I have used a little more to give for a good lather. It doesn't tend to lather as well as I had expected for a branded shampoo. I don't get the bubble effect on my hair like I am used to having with other brands.

          It is easy to rinse from the hair with no problems and once I have towel dried my hair, I can still smell the fruity fragrance, which indicates the fragrance has staying power. Just how I like a shampoo to work. I have colour on my hair and this shampoo has left the colour to remain and not fade, which is a bonus point. Means my hair colour looks absolutely fine.

          This one does give my hair a good shine, it looks glossy, I more often than not always use a conditioner on my hair but on the odd occasion when I am not feeling too well, I will just wash my hair and not use a conditioner. One day last week, I wasn't feeling too well and so just washed my hair with this shampoo. It did feel like it needed a conditioner too because my hair felt quite rough when I dried it. Not a feeling I like for my hair, but it does wash well. It also didn't have any body and felt quite lanky. Also a feeling I hate. I have used other shampoos without using a conditioner and they have worked much better than this shampoo.

          It is designed to help the split ends of the hair to feel in a better condition and to prevent breakage, I cannot see a difference in the ends of my hair at all since using this one and I do have my hair trimmed on a regular basis. This shampoo just works in the same way for the ends of my hair as any other good shampoo I use to wash my hair.

          This shampoo isn't really special considering it is supposed to help the ends and I don't think I will buy it again in the future, not because I doesn't wash well but for the fact I have to use a lot more shampoo to actually get a good lather. Means the bottle doesn't last that long. I like to wash my hair most days, so I do use a little more shampoo than if I only washed it a couple of times a week.

          I paid just a £1 for a 400ml bottle from my local shop, I am not sure how much it usually costs but with it being a branded one, I would imagine it may cost around the £2 mark. I did get a bargain price but not a very good quality shampoo in my opinion.

          I am going to drop 2 stars and only give this one 3 stars, because the only thing I really like about this shampoo is the fruity fragrance. There isn't much more I actually like about it and I am quite disappointed in the shampoo for washing my hair. I just couldn't wait to actually finish the bottle in all honesty.

          I don't really recommend it and it doesn't give a lather or a nice feel to my hair only using the shampoo and the only good thing about it is the smell. Certainly didn't make any difference to the ends of my hair. I also don't think it is a nice family shampoo like most brands.

          Also on Ciao under my username pinky50.

          Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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            23.03.2013 12:50
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            A raspberry and silk extract shampoo from Herbal Essences.

            Serendipity is the happy accident of finding something useful when you weren't actually looking for it. This is how I came across Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends range. Lent to me by a friend when I was staying with her I was so impressed that now it is on my shopping list, well waiting for special offers as it is on the expensive side at nearly 4.00pounds for 400ml.


            I have fairly short, rough, grey hair and it takes a lot to keep it smooth and soft but this range designed for mid to long hair length troubled by split ends, has made quite an impression on me. The shampoo comes in the standard herbal Essence bottle, slightly curved on one side to make holding it with wet hands easy. Beautiful Ends shampoo is contained in a bright red, slightly transparent bottle which compliments the raspberry extracts which it contains. The top is a really bright green which is also repeated on the circular herbal essences logo on the front of the bottle. Not the kindest of colour combinations but certainly eye catching. It is promoted as a split end protection shampoo with red raspberry and silk extracts and promises silky hair and less split ends.


            On the reverse of the bottle is a little story of how raspberries became red due to the nymph Ida pricking her finger whilst picking white raspberries, ouch. It also suggests that you pair this with the matching conditioner. I have used this with the matching conditioner, (which I have previously reviewed), and also with my normal Alberto Balsam conditioner to give it a fair test. Both the shampoo and conditioner contain silk extracts.

            The shampoo is accessed by pressing down the bright green top which then reveals a small opening. The top is quite sturdy and tight fitting so that it has never leaked even when upside down. The scent is to me just like raspberry yogurt, sweet and fruity and it is just about the same pale lilac colour too and nice and glossy. It takes a bit of a shake to get the shampoo out of the opening if the bottle is half full and you have stored it the right way up. I use about a 50 pence sized blob of shampoo and it spreads easily through my wet hair and gives lots of white lather and a lovely fruity smell. It rinses out easily and then I use whichever conditioner is in favour at the time.

            My Opinion.

            I love the fragrance, the colour was a bit of a shock at first and I can't see my husband using it but he doesn't have a lot of hair anyway!. The fragrance, sadly fades away but lasts longer with the matching conditioner which would make sense. It cleans my hair well but I think that the good results for my tough hair have been brought about by the conditioner. I think that as it is expensive I will stick with a more economical shampoo and buy the conditioner when it is on special offer which seems to come around fairly often. So, instead of ignoring the whole range due to the price I shall keep my eye out for special offers on the conditioner which has given me good results.


            4 out of 5 stars from me due to the price.


            Made by Procter and Gamble, my bottle contains 400ml and has a 12 month life after opening. The bottle is recyclable. Readily available in supermarkets and chemists.


            Thanks for reading my review which may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash

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              01.03.2013 17:57
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              A lovely product

              I really like the Herbal Essences brand and have never really found one that I have been disappointed in however I think that they are too highly pried for me to justify buying them. Luckily I find Herbal Essences seems to go on offer regularily and so I buy plenty when they are at a good price.

              You can buy Herbal Essences from supermarkets and chemists, it is one brand that you never seem to find in the discount style stores very oftne though and even when you do it is only ever the smaller bottle. The shampoo comes in 2 sizes, a 200ml bottle for £2.25 and a 400ml bottle for £3.79, not only is it quite highly price but the larger bottle was selling at £3.32 a couple of months ago so it has risen quite steeply in price too.

              The shampoo comes in a striking red bottle with a green touch on the lid and a green logo which is also metallic so stands out really well. The bottle is made of soft plastic and has the sort of top where you push down on one side and the other side of the lid pops up to reveal a hole for dispensing from. On the bottle it states split end protection for mid to long hair and it is with red raspberry and silk extracts.

              The shampoo inside the bottle is a creamy deep lilac in colour which I think is actually a lovely colour, the shampoo smells really fruity and the shampoo is really thick and luxurious. To use the shampoo I use a blob about the size of a 50p piece (my hair is half way down my back) and then lather it onto my wet hair, the shampoo lathers up really well and even the lather feels silky smooth. The shampoo is easy to rinse from your hair too and even after only using the shampoo my hair doesn't feel like straw which is sometimes does with other brands.

              I always use a conditioner on my hair as it is so long and does tend to tangle and I always use the conditioner to match the shampoo. I have found that after using both the shampoo and conditioner in this variety my hair is left silky soft and really easy to manage. I would like to say whether it has made a difference to my split ends but it is hard to say whether I would have developed more split ends than I have now if I hadn't been using the product.

              I really like this shampoo and will continue to use it however there is no chance that I would pay full price for it, as a mother of 2 I couldn't justify nearly £4 just on a bottle of shampoo.

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              04.01.2013 08:20
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              Good!

              My hair usually responds the best to John Frieda shampoos but I have noticed that even with the more expensive brands my hair tends to respond well to them for a few washes and then not so much. I find that I am best alternating my shampoos each wash for the best results and as money is tight at the moment I have been looking to cheaper options and this is how I came to purchase herbal essences beautiful ends shampoo. This is my review of the product.

              The shampoo comes in a 200ml plastic bottle which is a deep red colour and which has a green lid. The bottle actually looks really nice and the colours compliment each other well. The bottle has a slight curved shape which makes it really easy to hold when you are using it and to be fair whilst this seems like an obvious thing there are many shampoos out there which are a bit of a nightmare to use with one hand! The plastic bottle is recyclable when it is empty which I think is something all bottles should be really these days but not all are. The only slight negative with this bottle for me is the fact that I can't see through it very well to see when I am going to run out of shampoo but of course I can gauge it approximately using the weight of the bottle.

              This 200ml bottle of shampoo cost me just £1 from asda and I find that herbal essences are often on this kind of offer in one of the big supermarkets and so you can usually find it at a reasonable price. Considering some shampoos that I would purchase in the past would cost five or six pounds for a bottle the same size I have to say this is a really good saving for me.

              The bottle tells us that this herbal essences beautiful ends shampoo is a shampoo which will offer split end protection for mid to long hair. My hair is pretty long and is certainly past my shoulders and as I blow dry it and straighten it after every hair wash I do tend to have a few split ends. My hairdresser always comments that you can't really tell I straighten my hair the way that I do when I have it cut so I don't have a massive problem with split ends but I think they are something that can creep up on all of us really if you have long hair.

              The shampoo itself is a thick pink and smells absolutely gorgeous! I used a blob around the size of a fifty pence piece for my hair and as I was rubbing it in the fragrance really was lovely and I was pleasantly surprised because many shampoos smell a bit the same but this one was really fragrant and reminded me a little of the DKNY be delicious fragrances in that it was sweet and a bit fruity. This is certainly one of the nicest smelling shampoos that I have come across anyway.

              The shampoo lathered really well on my wet hair which I was pleased about too. When I rinsed the shampoo I was a little concerned as my hair didn't feel wonderful and I felt as though it might be quite knotty and difficult to manage. I don't use a conditioner with every hair wash as they tend to make my hair greasy and so I didn't use one with this shampoo either but I was wondering whether perhaps I should have bought the matching conditioner too. When I towel dried my hair prior to using the hair dryer I have to say I wasn't as worried and it seemed my hair only felt a bit strange when it was still very wet. After blow drying and straightening my hair I felt that it looked really shiny and it was also very soft and silky. In terms of whether it truly protects against split ends I am not really sure because it is only a quite cheap shampoo and I don't know if anything would really protect properly against the super hot GHD's! I was impressed with the way my hair looked and felt after using this shampoo though and so I would certainly purchase it again when the bottle runs out.

              Thank you for reading my review!

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                03.01.2013 14:55
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                Lovely smelling shampoo would recommend!

                Around 5 months ago whilst looking for a top up conditioner and shampoo as I had previously ran out I came across the Herbal Essences range which was on special offer for a short time at £1 for 400ml bottles - bargain!

                The relationship between me and the Herbal Essences range go back to childhood and my first memory was off using this to keep my hair in good condition which was needed more than most as I was a keen swimmer - therefore had drier lankier hair than most... added on top of the fact my hair was / is very thick and curly. With the added benefits of the fruit and silk contents they contained they seemed to help my hair a lot better than cheaper branded products.

                Before I came across the promotion at Tesco I haven't been near it in years due to the fact that I'm on a tighter budget running my own house and having a 6 year old daughter I have to be a lot more careful with my spending - so these purchases was a treat for me!

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                So lets start with appearances - the Herbal Essences range are all very nice to look at - tall upright bottles with a slight curve on the right hand side up to the cap which are great for holding whilst in the bath / shower with slippy fingers. The shampoo is dispended by opening the cap situated at the top - you push down on the green plastic section with your thumb which then reveals a tiny opening to squeeze the product out. I do this by turning the bottle upside down and squeezing the bottle until desired amount is out.

                The Beautiful Ends bottle is a deep red in colour which is slightly transparent and the cap is a slighter red and green shade which is located to the top. The liquid which you can kind of see inside turns out to be a pearly off white pink colour but against the bottle colour looks red from the outside.

                On the front of the bottle Clairol claims this shampoo offers split end protection and is suited for mid to long hair which is more phrone to suffering this issue. You are also advised the shampoo contains red raspberry and silk extracts. Red raspberry extracts are benefical for many health reasons and one of them is repairing and protecting damaged hair whilst the silk extract I would assume is in there for a more noticable shine to your locks.

                On the back of the bottle you are advised to use the product within 12 months and that the packaging is made from recyleable materials.

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                Beautiful ends? Yes or No?

                In all I do like this shampoo for a few different reasons. When massaging this product into your hair you do not need a lot to create a good lather and does seem to give an outstanding clean compared to other brands.

                The scent to me is very pleasant but not overpowering and gives you a sense of feeling very happy smelling this whilst in use. It is supposed to be raspberry scented and to me doesn't smell like raspberrys very much but is quite sweet and a mixture of lots of fruits.

                I do get a lot split ends but I, myself do not have mid to long hair as the packaging aims at - its just shoulder length and heavily bleached so as a result its not in the best condition it could be and I do get a lot of split ends. It doesnt seem to repair this damage but then again, the packaging doesn't claim to repair just protect so I cannot comment on how well this works.

                After washing off and using in comparrison with a Herbal Essences conditioner you do still smell hints of the shampoo in your hair and around you which is great as a lot of shampoos lose their scent the second you wash it of.

                The only complaint I have is with Herbal Essences bottles in general - which is that of the poor designs of how to dispese the product. I love the overall design which makes gripping the bottle much easier in water but I hate the cap you have to push down at the top to dispense the shampoo. The opening is very small and takes a lot of effort on your part to squeeze the shampoo out into your hand especially when the bottle is running very low and they could do with re-designing this. For this reason it gets 4 stars from me.

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                At present a 400ml bottle of Beautiful Ends can be picked up in Tesco for £3.79 - I personally wouldn't pay this much and is best to wait until its on offer or shop around in other stores

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                A shampoo fit for a princess

                To be honest with you I don't have enough money to get my hair cut as often as I should and, as a result, I end up with nightmare hair which gets greasy round the roots within about a day and a half yet the ends stay brittle dry and damaged. I also (unsurrisingly) have so so many split ends but I'm holding off that haircut (my last one was about 5 months ago) for a few weeks until just before I go back to university. So when herbal essences recently brought out the beautiful ends range I had to give it a go.

                ...Once upon a time...
                There was a beautiful 400ml (there is a smaller version available) ruby red bottle of shampoo just waiting to be purchased selling at half price in boots (usually £3.49 but often on offer in someway or another). The magical bottle promissed split end protection for mid to long hair and contained red raspberry and silk extracts. The text on the back of said magical bottle is written in a quirky appealing way and the product is essentially promising to clean, smooth and reveal natural shine. You can also find on the back of the bottle the usual list of special ingredients and the recycling information and an address to send any comments or queries.

                The bottle is semi transparrnt enabling the prince or princess using the shampoo to see how much product is left. The bottle is designed well and is comfortable to hold and stands on its lid therefore allowing all the product to stay at the end which opens. The product easily opens with a push down lid avoiding the problem of loosing lids in thehower or flip tops breaking.

                ...And then the magic shampoo was used...
                Upon squeezing out the potion (sorry shampoo), which has a gorgeous regal lilac colour, an amazing aroma filled the air although it's difficult to describe it smells fruity and sweet. The shampoo had a great consistency which was think enough to stay put on your hand but not so thick it was difficult to apply. When applying to the hair a delightful white lather forms to cover the hair which cleanses and cleans and the gorgeous smell transfers itself to the hair the lather washes out easily and, I have to say my hair was left feeling super soft before I'd even reached for the conditioner.

                ...And the princess was amazed at her beautiful shiny hair...
                I dried and styled my hair in the usual way and the results truly were far better than I expected them to be. My hair was left feeling silky soft and smooth with a lovely shine to it. The ends of my hair seemed significantly softer and more hydrated than they previously had been and my hair continued improving throughout using this shampoo. The results weren't quite as good as you'd get from a salon treatment but you can never really exect them to be, however at a fraction of the price you can't go wrong. Definitely a happy ending for my hair!

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                21.08.2012 22:06
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                not the shampoo for me

                I suffer from slit ends quite alot as I straighten, curl and style my hair quite often, and probably dont get it cut as often as I should. My flatmate bought this one a while back so I decided to give it a try, even though Im not normally a huge fan of Herbal Essences.

                The shampoo comes in a deep red bottle with a bright green push down cap. It is decribed as a shampoo to prevent and protect your hair from split and dry ends and it does just that. It leaves the ends of my hair feeling conditioned and soft, and so far I dont seem to be getting split ends as quickly as I normally do. It is supposed to be raspberry flavoured, however I dont think it really smells like raspberries. It does have that lovely fruity smell that stays with your hair for hours afterwards that Herbal Essences are so well known for, but it definitely does not remind me of raspberries - which is one of my favourite scents.

                Although this shampoo does what it says on the bottle and does condition the ends of my hair, it does leave the rest of my hair feeling heavy and a bit greasy, especially when combined with the beautiful ends conditioner. At first I thought i just wasnt rinsing it out well enough as it is quite a rich shampoo, but after using it several times and rinsing my hair more and more thoroughly each time, I have come to the conclusion that this shampoo just leaves my hair feeling heavy and greasy - which is not what I want.

                The smaller bottles usually cost around £2, however the big bottles are half price in Boots at the minute at £1.75 which is a bargain if you like this shampoo. Failing that you can usually find the smaller bottles in good pound shops for the low price of - yep - £1.

                Overall though I wouldnt recommend this shampoo or the matching conditioner. It might be different on different hair types, but it leaves mine feeling as though it needs to be washed again as soon as its dry.

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                20.08.2012 20:12
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                Not for greasy hair!

                I tried this shampoo recently. Being a big fan of the herbal essences 'ignite my colour' (pink bottle) I thought I would give this a whirl. It promised protection from split ends which I do get on occasion as I regularly use hair straighteners.

                This product comes in a tall curvy bottle with a flip top. I love the style of the bottle as it is easy to open and close. It stands up well and doesn't topple over easily which is useful when using it in the shower. The design of the bottle means you can stand it upside down, meaning you can easily get out every last drop when you are nearing the end of the bottle.

                The product smells nice. It is a raspberry smell. It is fruity and fresh.

                When using this product I find it takes a lot of work to lather up. This results in me using a lot of shampoo to cover my shoulder length hair.

                I find that after rinsing this shampoo leaves a residue in my hair. My hair feels sticky and isn't very easy to brush out. I suffer from greasy hair and find hat this product does not keep my hair as clean as other shampoos.

                I did not notice much difference in split ends after using this product for a week.

                Overall I would NOT recommend this shampoo to a friend and certainly wouldn't use it again myself!

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                16.08.2012 11:06
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                Nice for the price

                I bought the Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends shampoo alongside the matching conditioner in ASDA. Herbal Essences is not normally a brand I would choose, however since it was being offered at such a good price I decided to give it a go.

                The Beautiful Ends shampoo is labelled as offering 'split ends protection' for mid to long hair. My hair is quite long and unfortunately I do have split ends and some breakage. Although I am always a little bit sceptical with these things, anything which promises to prevent further damage has to be a good thing in my opinion!

                The shampoo comes in a red bottle with white and green accents. The colour of the bottle is possibly to tie in with the fact that the shampoo contains red raspberry and silk extracts. The flip top lid is easy to open and I think the design of the bottle is quite striking and attractive.

                The shampoo itself is a lovely lilac colour with a pearly sort of effect to it. It smells really nice, but not as strong as I have remembered Herbal Essences products to be in the past. The scent is a sort of salon smell with a hint of raspberries thrown in. It's quite fruity and feminine and I do think the scent makes it a pleasure to use.

                One negative thing I have found is that I need to use quite a bit of this to create a good lather. It doesn't froth up particularly well and I often feel that my hair is not fully coated with shampoo so often end up adding more. As I have a lot of hair, I go through a lot of shampoo, so I am not pleased that I have to use about 50% more than I would with other brands.

                After rinsing my hair feels soft and detangled, but I always follow up with the matching conditioner anyway, probably out of force of habit more than anything. Once dry, the results I have had from this shampoo are good but not outstanding. The bottle promises extra shine which unfortunately I don't think I get. My hair is clean and soft though and isn't left with lots of frizz as it sometimes can be after washing.

                I have not noticed any damage protection, however I think this is something which is quite hard to judge and would only be noticeable after a long period of time. I do think that the shampoo is reasonably hydrating, so perhaps does make the ends of my hair look healthier. I will also note that I can't notice the scent in my hair after washing - it seems to disappear.

                The shampoo is available in 200ml and 400ml sizes. I have the 400ml size, I can't remember exactly what I paid but believe it was around £1.50 a bottle. I had thought that perhaps this was being discontinued as it was the only variety of Herbal Essences to be reduced, however I have seen it in many places since, including Poundland, where the 200ml bottles are available. A quick look online shows that the usual price looks to be around £3.50 for the 400ml size and £2 for the 200ml size, so it seems I got a bargain.

                Whilst I find this shampoo to be good, it has to be said that I didn't find it to have any 'wow factor' and I don't feel it did anything outstanding for my hair. That said, it is still a good product and whilst it perhaps would not be my first choice I would buy it again if I found it on offer.

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                13.07.2012 20:35
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                A good shampoo, leave my hair clean and soft but doesn't actually help my split ends

                I am 'blessed' with having curly hair and I absolutely hate it! Whenever possible, I always straighten my hair but because of this, my hair suffers and it gets quite dry with loads of split ends. Whenever a new product comes out which is meant to help with split ends, I always give it a go so last month, I spotted this range at Superdrug on special offer so and decided to buy it.

                The packaging is quite nice, the bottles are bright red but slightly see through so I can see how much is left, to the front there is the Herbal Essences logo. The lid is green and to open the bottle, you depress at one side.

                A 400ml bottle retails for around £3.50 there is also a 200ml bottle priced at around £2, I brought the shampoo when it was half price so I was quite pleased with this. I have spotted this available in supermarkets, Boots & Superdrug.

                My hair is below shoulder length and I find that I only need a small amount (around a 50p sized amount) to get a good clean and the shampoo lathers quite well in my hair. The shampoo is quite thick and is also red in colour. The first thing I noticed when I started to rub into my hair was the fragrance, it is really quite fruity and fresh which I really like, the product says the fragrance is red raspberry and lily extracts but I am not sure it smells like this. What I also like is it makes my bathroom smell quite nice too; I can walk in an hour after I have had a shower and the fruity fragrance is still present. I found that the shampoo was quite easy to rinse out and my hair felt quite soft when rinsing, even more so when I applied the conditioner from the same range.

                Once I had dried and straightened my hair, I definitely did feel quite soft and it didn't feel as dry as it normally does, however I wouldn't say that I have noticed any difference in split ends, whilst I know that the only way to get rid of them is to have my hair cut, they still seem to be multiplying at the rate they were before.

                I find that the shampoo is quite gentle on the scalp, my other half uses this too, he has quite sensitive skin and it didn't irritate him in anyway.

                Overall, I would recommend as a shampoo as my fair feels soft and smells great but because I wouldn't say that it actually helps my split ends, I would only give 3 out of 5 stars.

                Thanks for reading.

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                17.06.2012 17:25

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                I would not buy this again

                I bought this shampoo and conditioner because it was on offer, and I want to avoid split ends. Normally I stick to the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration and Uplifting Volume as my hair is quite fine and very very straight. My hair is naturally soft and responds very well to any kind of conditioner. Too well, in fact, so I always keep the conditioner to the ends of my hair.
                I first used the shampoo and conditioner this morning, and I can't say I was all that impressed. The texture and lather of the shampoo is great, but I cannot stand the scent. I've been looking through the other reviews and they mostly say that the smell is 'divine', and very few people haven't liked it. But I cannot tell that the smell is supposed to be raspberry, and it has a heavy, cloying, over-perfumed smell to it that gives me a headache. All of today I have been trying to find the raspberry scent lingering in my hair, but I can't smell it, unfortunately, and the headache has been bugging me all day.
                I can't say that this shampoo and conditioner have improved the softness of my hair anymore than Hello Hydration does, and the scent is not appealing to me, so so far this is my least favourite Herbal Essences shampoo.

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