“ Brand: Clairol / Type: Hair Shampoo „
I have colour treated hair and whilst I honestly don't believe that there's a huge difference between shampoos for coloured v non - coloured hair I'm always on the lookout for a good shampoo. All I ask of a product is the following -
- it cleans my hair
- it smells good
- does not cost an arm and a leg
- it makes my hair look good
I have to say that this shampoo from Clairol ticked all the above boxes for me.
I found a 250g bottle purely by chance in a dump-basket for just £1 so decided to give it a try as I've heard it's a good idea to change shampoos quite regularly.
The bottle is (as shown in the picture) an attractive one which has a good strong flip top lid with a decent-sized hole which allows just the right amount of liquid to be dispensed without wasting any. I've found the lid does not gunge up (as some do) and a £2 coin dollop is enough to shampoo my shoulder length hair meaning it should last me quite some time.
The colour is peachy and smells delicious. I could not describe the fragrance so looked on the bottle which tells me the shampoo contains ylang ylang, hibiscus and vanilla flowers - in my opinion a great choice as it smells lovely, not too heavy and the smell lasts for a good while.
It was as easy to rinse off as it was to put on. The good lather which had been on my hair just rinsed off under running water and my hair felt squeaky clean.
I was keen to see what effect it had on my coloured hair and have to say it made it seem more shiny which inevitably shows the colour off more.I was pleased with the result but the best thing for me was that it did not leave a coating/ film on my locks as so many other shampoos do.
I've had this bottle for nearly a month now and there is still plenty left and therefore I have to conclude this is good value for money for the results I've experienced.
The RRP I understand is approximately £1.88 and I would pay the full price when re-purchasing.
I'd recommend it to those with colour treated hair who like a fresh and feminine scent and want to try something a bit different.
summary : this is now on my list of favourite shampoos!
When my birthday (at the end on November) and Christmas draw near Dave usually asks me which of my 'smellies' I need to replace and he buys them for me as stocking fillers.
I set him a challenge this year - he does enjoy a challenge bless him - as I told him that I wanted some Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner. Where's the challenge in that I hear you ask? Well I didn't want the new ones in the wiggly shaped bottles as I have tried a couple and they are nowhere near as good as the originals and having read numerous reviews it seems as though most people agree with me!
Anyway he came up trumps with two lots of each of the shampoo and conditioners and I am currently using the Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers for coloured or highlighted hair. Actually my hair is neither coloured nor highlighted but we won't let that stand in the way of research will we?
The shampoo comes in a clear plastic bottle, which is easy to hold onto in the shower, with a green flip top. The front of the bottle has the words Clairol Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers Shimmering Colour for coloured / highlighted hair shampoo. The label on the back has a picture on the reverse of it of pink flowers - presumably found in the rainforest? - so that the picture shows through when you look at the bottle from the front if you see what I mean. Anyway it does mean that it looks pretty on the bathroom shelf.
Sadly the other writing on the front of the bottle is a white label telling us that this shampoo will soon blossom into Ignite my Colour which I expect won't be as good as this one!
The shampoo claims to be 'Sensual and luxurious, blended with Rainforest Flower extracts to leave you feeling sensuous and your hair at its most beautiful'. The flowers that have been used in this shampoo are hibiscus, ylang, ylang and vanilla flower.
To open the bottle you just have to flip open the green lid which is made easier by the fact that the bit directly beneath the flip top (where the hole is) has a small piece cut out so that it is easy to get your thumb under the lid to flip it open. I found this to be a godsend when my hands were wet in the shower.
The shampoo is a pale orangey pink in colour and I just had to squeeze a bit onto my hands and massage into my hair. The shampoo lathers well and soon my head was a mass of bubbles and yes, I would describe them as luxurious. I don't need to use much as our water is very soft and I do only have short hair.
The fragrance really is lovely and flowery although I can't pick out individual fragrances within the general smell apart from maybe a slight smell of vanilla. Whatever the blend it is gorgeous!
The bubbles wash out easily enough but then I do shampoo my hair under a power shower. I then use the matching conditioner to finish off.
The result is that my hair is clean, soft and easy to blow dry and it smells lovely.
There are the usual warnings on the back of the bottle about not getting the stuff in your eyes and washing it out straight away with cold water if you do.
The list of ingredients is very long so there are a fair few chemicals in there!
The 250g bottle currently retails at £1.88 on the Internet although I don't actually know where Dave bought mine from.
Herbal Essences is made by Proctor and Gamble UK of Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0XP.
In conclusion I would say that, as with all the other original Herbal Essence products I would recommend this without hesitation. I cannot understand why they felt the need to replace an excellent set of products with ones that are so inferior! They do say 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' but I would add don't fix it with something that is already broken!!
just bought this the other day as it was on offer i bought it with the conditioner i had never used it before but i had used herbal essences before. I have colour treated hair so i thought i would give it a go and i am so glad i did! My hair now looks bright and it smells wonderful which my fiance noticed straight away,the conditioner left my hair really soft and manageable. There is no need to use alot as it lathers up really well i use a 10p size of shampoo and the same with the conditioner.The shampoo contains extracts of mandarin,starfruit and papaya and the fragance you smell most is the mandarin. The conditioner also contains the same extracts and again the strongest smell is mandarin. I will definately buy this product again as it is now my favourite out of the herbal essences range,grat value for money.
What better way for your colour to shimmer than using these products, which are tailor-made for colour-treated hair? A combination of orange hibiscus, ylang ylang and vanilla flower extracts, together with a rich, luxurious formula, let your colour shine through /