“ Brand: Clairol / Type: Hair Shampoo „
I'm absolutely gutted they stopped making this, it was on trial in my house one summer, I remember having gone through many different shampoos that made my hair too dry or too greasy and this was just for shine and worked well. I used it religiously, it also helped that my new boyfriend couldn't get enough of the smell.
The passionflower smell lingered for a good forty eight hours even on my pillows. This shampoo is for shine especially, and I must admit I cheated a bit and used a serum afterwards when drying my hair. But the shine was incredible. My hair was so soft and so easy to manage. The patchouli in the shampoo also made for a relaxing bath that also calmed my scalp which can be quite flaky and since Herbal Essences have stopped making this I haven't found a shampoo that makes my hair shine and calms my scalp.
As usual last Christmas I got lots of smellies as stocking fillers and these included a few sets of matching shampoo and conditioners. I had instructed Dave (hubby) to try and find the old versions of Herbal Essences as I don't think that the new ones in the wiggly bottles are anywhere near as good as the originals.
He managed to find me a couple of sets and the one that I am currently using is called Clairol Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers Dazzling Shine Shampoo which I am using with the matching Conditioner. This shampoo is apparently going to morph into 'Dazzling Shine' in the new range but as I just said I don't think that it is a patch on the original.
This shampoo comes in a clear plastic bottle, which is easy to hold onto in the shower, with a green flip top. The top of the lid is circular but the underneath has a straight edge as though a sliver of the circle has been cut away. This means that flicking the container open in the shower with wet hands is made much easier. I bet it was a woman who had that idea..... and no doubt I'll get into trouble for THAT remark!
The front of the bottle has the words 'Clairol Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers Dazzling Shine Shampoo - Normal Hair'. The shampoo itself contains passion flower, patchouli and vetiver extracts. The label on the back has a picture on the reverse of it showing a pink passion flower 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.
The shampoo claims to 'unbottle your wildest fantasies and let you escape into a world of sumptuous pleasures. Sensual and luxurious, this fragrant shampoo, exclusively blended with 100% organic extracts of Rainforest Flowers, will leave you feeling sensuous and your hair at its most beautiful'.
I accept this is advertising speak but to be fair this is a lovely shampoo and it certainly does the job.
It is a pretty pale lavender in colour and to use it 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 as they feel thick and creamy. I don't need to use much as our water is very soft and I do only have fairly short hair.
The fragrance really is lovely. I couldn't have picked out a specific smell but it does smell really fresh and flowery.
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 results with this shampoo and conditioner were exactly what I have to come to expect from the Herbal Essences range. Although to be fair my hair is in good condition to begin with and it is quite short and fairly think in texture, this shampoo makes it feels REALLY soft. In fact if I had to blow dry it into a complicated style I think it might well be too soft straight after washing. As my hair is in a simple bob and just brushed straight from root to tips blow drying was easy enough and my hair has an amazing shine and it smells lovely and fresh.
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 and as you might expect there are a fair few chemicals in there!
I can't really say how much this cost as it doesn't exist in this format any longer. The 400g bottle from the new range costs £3.49. Boots often have offers on these products so if they are the ones you like wait for an offer and stock up!
Incidentally the new Dazzling Shine shampoo contains berry, tea and orange flower extracts as opposed to the passion flower, patchouli and vetiver extracts of the original version.
If I can find any of this original one on the shelves I shall definitely buy it again but if these all eventually disappear in favour of the new range I shall be changing my allegiance to another brand I'm afraid.
Herbal Essences is made by Proctor and Gamble UK of Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0XP.
All I can say to Clairol is 'It wasn't broke so why try and fix it?'
I like to vary my shampoo every so often and so when I saw this shampoo on offe at £1.60 for a 400ml bottle I thought I would give it a try unfortunately it irritated my scalp and as such I will not be using it again. Not sure why it affected meas my boyfriend has used it and not had a freaction so I guess it must be ok for some people.
It contains extracts from passion flowers, patchouli and vetiver and it does have a rather strong slighty pungent aroma which was nothing special, it is either a smell you will love or loath and I tended to go with the latter however as it irritated my scalp I'm on a bit of a owner on this product anyway.
I is a light purple colour in the bottle and has the distinctive herbal essences labelling on the front. You only need a small amount and it lathers up really quickly and is quite thick, certainly my hair felt soft after using it but this is not much good when it left my head allitchy after a couple of days use.
For me it is a product I would not buy again and it has a rather girly smell so after a few uses the other half has stopped using it so it will be left out for guests and will robably end up in the bin after a while. Not to be recommended.
What is it?
A hair shampoo by Herbal Essences
A shampoo that contains Passion Flower, Patchouli and Vetiver extracts. Formulated to enrich your hair to silkiness and suppleness. To help enhance shine, softness and moisture. The shampoo also claims to turn hair luminous and shiny. The shampoo is intended for 'normal' hair.
What do I think of it?
I quite like this shampoo and often use it o a regular basis. It has a lovely refreshing floral smell and it really does remind you of 'Rainforest Flowers'.
The shampoo is a clear violet liquid, not very thick but a reasonable flowing fluid consistency. The shampoo lathers quite well, and I find that I don't really need to apply too much into my hands (about two 10p sized amounts) even though I have long hair.
The formula is quite convenient to rinse out although it does seem to take a little longer to get all the residue out compared with some of the other shampoos I've used in the past.
After drying, I find that my hair does appear shinier than usual, though my hair is usually quite manageable so I can't really comment on whether it makes easily tangled any easier to handle.
The aroma of the shampoo is very much apparent on the hair even after a good thorough rinse and the strong scent still lingers after several hours. Very good for hair perfume.
Funnily, I have also had some complaints on this. Apparently, the aroma of the shampoo is fairly strong and pungent to those who aren't using it. My dad always complains of the strong aroma each time I come out of the bathroom. This, I believe, as I have also experienced its effects when my sister comes out of the bathroom after using it. It is pretty strong on the nose, to the extent I was almost choking myself!
The shampoo costs about £1.99 for a 400ml bottle and is very often on BOGOF promotions.
I did think that this made my hair smell really nice, but now I know why some one of my friends always sat a few seats away from me in the lecture halls!
Thanks for reading. xx
Cor Blimey - however many shampoos & conditioners do Clairol actually produce?! - they seem to cater for all types of hair including colour-treated, fine. roots etc & seem to include dozens of different fragrances - just have a look on the Dooyoo list & you'll see what I mean!
My daughters & I all have shoulder-length or slightly longer & we all like to wash our hair daily so buying shampoo which suits us all, yet suits my pocket, is quite a process. I usually opt for 'known' shampoos which are on offer & found this lovely looking bottle in one of our many Pound shops (normally it costs around £1.79 - £1.99).
It looks attractive & there's a lovely picture of a passion flower on the front of the clear bottle which shows the lilac shampoo through the container.
It has a green flip-tip lid & when opened the hole is a good size which means you can squeeze as much or as little as you need. The top closes firmly as well so you can keep the shampoo fresh & it can't spill if you knock it over.
The smell is truly lovely - it's a gorgeous mix of passion flower, patchouli & vetifer which comes under the umbrella, one presumes, of the 'Rainforest Flowers' description.
The shampoo isn't as thick as some but is great & it lathers very well as it isn't too creamy. Once rinsed we can still smell the lovely fragrance & our hair. as well as the bathroom, smell really nice for quite a while after washing our locks.
It's easy to rinse, left our hair almost tangle-free, clean, soft & shiny. I have quite fine hair now & my daughters have thicker (but not what you'd call 'thick') & it suited us all.
The bottle is 400g & I think it will last for quite a few washes so,for the price & results, I think this is a pretty good buy especially if you find it on offer & also have a look for the matching conditioner if you like the shampoo.
- reasonably priced.
- nice texture & lathers well.
- lovely smell.
- leaves hair feeling clean, soft, shiny & smelling nice.
- worth a try if you see it on offer?
I use Herbal Essences on a daily basis and I have tried all of the different types of shampoo and matching conditioner in the Rainforest Flowers range. Clairol Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers Shampoo is available in six different fragrances. Each fragrance is for a different hair type and the colour of the bottle and shampoo inside the bottle is also different for each hair type.
The Rainforest Flowers shampoo for Normal Hair types is Lilac in colour, the shampoo itself isn't very thick, and it is of a medium consistency. The shampoo generates a thick and creamy lather almost instantly and I don't have to use very much of the shampoo in order to achieve this result. I have fairly long hair and only have to use a blob of shampoo the size of a fifty pence piece to wash my hair.
My hair feels really fresh and clean after I have used the shampoo, although because my hair is as long I do have to use the matching conditioner to detangle my hair. I used the shampoo itself without using the conditioner and was unable to get the tangles out of it. Most people who have long hair like me will probably have the same problem, so it's a good idea to use the matching conditioner so as your hair is tangle free and soft.
When I am using the shampoo the bathroom is filled by the gorgous aroma from it. The aroma which it creates in the bathroom is gorgeous and can be smelled a few hours after I have bathed.
The shampoo has a gorgeous smell, it has extracts of Passion Flower, Patchouli and Vetiver which help to leave your hair feeling soft, clean and shiny. The shampoo has a really strong Passion Flower scent which lingers in my hair making it smell gorgeous and fresh throughout the whole day.
The shampoo doesn't smell too floral, it has a fruity undertone to it; thus breaking down the scent of the passion flower making it smell much lighter and refreshing.
I use the shampoo and conditioner on a daily basis, sometimes I wash my hair twice a day. The shampoo doesn't leave my hair feeling greasy or lifeless, nor does it give me a dry itchy scalp.
I highly recommend Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers shampoo for Normal Hair. The reason I highly recommend it is because it leaves my hair feeling and smelling great all day long. My hair feels even cleaner and softer when I condition it using the matching conditioner.
Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers shampoo for Normal Hair is available to buy in 200ml and 400ml bottles from most chemists and supermarkets. A 200ml bottle costs £1.99 and a 400ml bottle costs £3.89, the matching conditioner is available in both the 200ml and 400ml bottles too and costs the same amount as the shampoo does.
Extracts of passion flower, patchouli and vetiver combine together in this shampoo and conditioner to leave hair feeling clean, fresh and dazzling with shine /