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Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
Clairol Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
Author Name: daisylee3
Clairol Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
Date: 05/01/13, updated on 05/01/13 (42 review reads)
Advantages: Leaves hair silkier and more manageable, smells nice
Disadvantages: A bit runny, slightly overpriced
~*~ The Purchase ~*~
I'm always trying out new shampoo's & conditioners and I usually just buy whatever's on offer - I'm not fussy! Herbal essences is a brand that I'm familiar with but don't often buy because in my opinion it is quite overpriced, but I decided to but the 'hello hydration' shampoo from this range after seeing that it was on offer.
~*~ Price ~*~
A 400ml bottle of this shampoo retails at around £3.80, so it's not the cheapest shampoo around and I don't think that I would pay the full retail price when I have cheaper shampoo's which have pretty much exactly the same effect on my hair. I bought my bottle of it from Co-op and paid around £2.00 and it is also available from Boots and Superdrug.
~*~ Product Claims ~*~
The manufacturers claim that this shampoo will 'quench the thirst' of dry and damaged hair. They describe the 'shine and moisture' formula as being rich and replenishing and the shampoo contains coconut and orchid extracts.
~*~ Packaging ~*~
The bottle is the same unique shape as the rest of the Herbal Essences shampoo & conditioner bottles. It is a tall rectangular shape with a slight curve and it is made from sturdy plastic. The bottle a bright shade of aqua blue which has a pearly finish, which I really like and it is very eye catching.
The branding is good with the product and brand name written clearly on the front. Information such as directions for use, a brief product description and a lengthy list of ingredients can be found on the back. The bottle has a flip lid with a dispenser hole, which stops too much product coming out at once.
~*~ My Opinion ~*~
I bought this mainly because the whole of the Herbal Essences hair care range was on offer in my local Co-Op. At £2.00 this shampoo seemed like a bargain and having being impressed after reading the product description on the back I was quite excited to try it out. My long, thick hair is quite dry as I straighten it daily, and although I wouldn't describe it as damaged, the ends can start to look and feel dry and brittle from time to time.
The packaging is the first thing that I like about this shampoo - it's got a pearly finish which I think looks really nice and the bright colour makes it really eye catching. The sturdy plastic bottle and secure flip top lid means that I can take this to the gym with me to use after a swim as there is no worry that the bottle will come open in my gym bag. The bottle isn't easily squeezable so it does need holding upside down, but it is easy to grip even with wet hands because of the curved bottle design.
The bottle isn't too bulky despite containing a generous amount of product and I like that there's a dispenser hole as this prevents any waste. The shampoo itself is a lot thinner than I expected, but it's not so thin that it is ridiculously runny or anything. I like that rather than being the usual pearly white colour that a majority of shampoos are it is a very light shade of light blue, which makes a nice change and makes it that bit more unique. The shampoo has a really nice smell which although strong isn't overpowering.
The smell is a fresh floral and fruity kind of scent, which is quite feminine. Unlike some shampoos, the smell isn't at all artificial. The smell fills the bathroom once I've used some of this and it subtly lingers in my hair for a couple of days after using it, keeping it smelling fresh and clean. As this has a slightly runny consistency I do find that I need to use quite a bit with each use to get good coverage as I have such long hair. Around four large blobs is usually enough and the product spreads over my hair easily due to the lightweight, smooth texture.
The shampoo lathers very easily and after massaging a few large blobs of it through my hair, it feels almost instantly softer and silkier. I usually leave it on for a minute or so and then wash it out. This comes out of my hair really easily and I have never had any problems with it leaving any greasy or sticky residue. As soon as I have washed it out my hair feels clean, silky and more manageable. It is also easier to brush through once I've dried it and it doesn't take as long to straighten. I do use a good quality conditioner after using this though, so I doubt that the quality of my hair is down to purely using this.
~*~ Overall ~*~
A really nice smelling shampoo which has great effects on my hair, however I have had the same results from a cheaper shampoo (Vo5 gloss me daily if anyone is wondering). I will buy this again if I see it on offer, but at the full retail price of almost £4.00 I think that it is a little overpriced.