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~A range of useful hair care products from Herbal Essence~
I have tried a good number of the Herbal Essence shampoos and conditioners and have found that many of them work well to give me nice soft feeling, easy to style hair. Amongst the range there are some products that I use more often than others as I feel that they work better for me. I would say that sometimes it is best to try a particular Herbal Essence product for yourself rather than simply relying on the information given on the product bottle which advises which type of product it is. For example I have often found that a shampoo or conditioner from the range that I thought wouldn't suit my hair type has given rather good results, where as some of the products I hoped would be perfect for me just didn't suit my hair at all.
My favorites amongst the range at the moment are the Dazzling Shine shampoo and conditioner, the Fresh Balance shampoo and conditioner and surprisingly the Tousle Me Softly shampoo and conditioner. I find that the Tousle Me Softly range really does add a good degree of body and volume which makes for great results when it comes to styling my hair. I was really quite surprised by the results from this particular product group as I only bought it by chance. I have bought Tousle Me Softly from time to time since then as it works better than many other similar products I have used and has a nice fruity fragrance to it that I like.
The Dazzling Shine range is my ultimate favorite from Herbal Essence at the moment as it leaves my hair feeling soft and glossy after use. I do however regularly rotate the hair care products that I use, as I tend to find that using the same product time after time does tend to leave my hair feeling a little lack luster over time, which even happens when using my favorite products if I over use them. I find that the shampoos from this brand lather up really well, even when using just a small amount of product. They are easy to work through the hair and just as easy to wash off after use. The fragrances used in the range are very fruity and fresh feeling and they leave a nice fresh light fragrance on dried hair that is pleasant but not overpowering.
I have bought both the 200ml sized bottles and the 400ml sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner and found that there are pros and cons to buying and using both sized bottles. The larger, taller, heavier 400ml bottles are less easy to store and use as they can be knocked over more easily, although they offer best value for money. The smaller sized 200ml bottles are lighter and easier to handle, being less easy to knock over, however they contain half as much product and get used up more quickly.
~Price/ product rating~
My rating for the Herbal Essence range of hair care products including the shampoos and conditioners I have used is 4 stars. I find that the products are easy to use and offer good value for money when compared to the cost of similar products that you can buy.
I have recently purchased a few different shampoos and conditioners from this range as they always seem to be on offer somewhere!
They smell great and really seem to do what they claim, wether thats boosting volume, mending split ends or helping dry hair. They smell divine and that fragrance lasts on your hair all day which is a nice change to some other products.
They are prices well everywhere and do not think i have yet bought a bottle at the full price! They seem to be on BOGOF offers, or half price promotions all the time which makes them a great buy. They also some in great sized bottles that last forever, even for someone who uses them every day.
The only issue i seem to have is the actual bottles themselves. I get to 3/4 down the bottles and then the shampoo and conditioner doesnt seem to come out. The bottles are quite rigid so as you get close to the bottom you cannot squeeze them very well which means you either have to take off the tops and them it all runs out in one blob or give up and chuck out a 1/4 of a bottle each time! Even standing them upside down doesnt seem to help.
This has meant i am slightly put off the product, perhaps when the packaging changes I'll try them again as the shampoo is lovely
I have tried out lots of different shampoos and have always come back to Herbal Essences. I have paid up to £10 for shampoo (conned by a hairdresser!) but have not found anything that is better value or quality than these. I especially love the conditioners and find that they are really rich and help detangle my frizzy hair without me having to tug and rip at it. My mum has really coarse hair and also swears by these conditioners. I have used salon brand conditioners and deep conditioners that have been no better than these and as Herbal Essences can be bought anywhere and are often on special offer I don't use any other brand. With some conditioners I find I have to keep applying more and more before I can get a comb through my hair but with these I can just use as much conditioner as I would shampoo. They are really good value for money, smell great, make my hair feel, smell and look great and do the job - what else can you ask for!
Herbal essences have recently revamped their line and produced many different shampoos and conditioners all designed to target different problems, for example creating volume, taming frizz, giving shine etc. The combination I have been using are the shampoo and conditioner in the orange bottle which is designed to give volume, therefore my review will be based upon my use of this particular pair.
Herbal essences state that this combo will give volume to your hair with a lightweight formula which contains white nectarine and pink coral flower extracts. As you can expect this product also contains a few chemicals, as do many other shampoos and conditioners, however I have not had any irritation from it. The shampoo and conditioner smell lovely, really clean and fresh, which is probably the characteristic I have always associated most with herbal essences!
The shampoo and conditioner are priced at around £3.50 each and I do find this to be a little pricey compared to many other shampoos, so I mostly buy this when it is on offer which it frequently is, especially in places like boots and supermarkets.
As far as giving volume goes, I haven't noticed that it makes much of a difference, but then I guess I never really expected it to! I love this shampoo for cleansing and conditioning, it is really lightweight and doesn't leave any residue which is great. My hair feels very smooth and soft once conditioned; it delivers everything I need, but I will only grade it a 4/5 as I guess it doesn't really fulfil everything it promises!
I am writing this review about Clairol's Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Shampoo. At the time of writing this shampoo is available at half price in Waitrose- so a brilliant buy at £1.63 for the 400ml pack.
Beautiful Ends is a shampoo for those with mid to long hair. All of us with hair that long will know how easily and quickly those salon cut sheer, glossy perfect looking ends can disappear. The hair splits and breaks with daily brushing and so it doesn't hurt at all to look for a little help in preventing those split ends and that is what this shampoo is all about.
The shampoo contains red raspberry and silk extracts to protect you hair and prevent the arrival of split ends. It won't mend them - but it will reduce the quantity you get and so I would recommend that you get this shampoo after your next cut, hence keeping that gorgeous just cut look for longer.
The shampoo smells very strongly of raspberries and is a very bright pink in colour. You use as any shampoo by massaging into thoroughly wet hair and enjoy the feeling of the lather as you give your head a welcome massage.
You only need a portion about the size of a 50p piece for medium length hair and so the 400ml lasts for ages. You can rinse you hair and reapply, but as most us wash our hair every one or two days now, that is rarely necessary.
I believe it has made a difference - I still have some split ends after a few weeks, but it doesn't seem to me to be nearly as many as in the past.
I also have fresh smelling clean hair every time and so this get's my vote.
The only downside is the bright red packaging, it is I find rather gaudy- I do like my packaging to look good in the bathroom- so minus points from me- but that I know is fussiness.
Herbal Essences Uplifting Volume Conditioner
During a very recent shopping trip around my local Asda I came across my usual Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner on offer for 4 items for £3.00. This is for the 200ml size bottles and so I bought 2 of each of the shampoo and the conditioners.
The fragrance I purchased were the 'White nectarine and pink coral flower extracts' conditioner for fine/normal hair.
My favourite shampoo and conditioners are from Lush and I give myself a once a week treat with these products, (please see my previous reviews on these), but they are too expensive for every day use. So during the week I always use my Herbal Essences and have tried a variety of versions but always return to this one.
My hair is very fine, almost like baby hair, and consequently becomes very flyaway. I find that most conditioners for fine to normal hair leave my hair very dull or flat and heavy. This one however claims to be a lightweight conditioner to keep hair uplifted and won't drag it down and that is exactly what it does do.
This conditioner comes in a bright orange bottle that isn't see through as the shampoo of the same fragrance is, and it has a slight kink in the bottle as it tapers down to a smaller base. The lid is a flip open green lid and the bottle sits upside down on its lid, to enable ease of access. It tells us on the reverse of the bottle how to use the conditioner and the ingredients.
When you flip open the lid to use the smell of a mixture of oranges and peaches hits you, even though the product contains neither of those, although you could argue the point with the nectarine being in the peach family. The fragrance is really lovely. The conditioner itself is not too thick and pours from the bottle easily.
When applied to the hair it feels smooth and silky even when wet. I apply it starting at the crown of my head and just smooth it down the length of my hair, working it into the ends, and I avoid the roots. I find that putting conditioner on my roots gives my hair a greasy look by the end of the first day. I leave it to work its magic for about 2 minutes and then rinse. This conditioner rinses out very easily and leaves no sticky residue or any tangles in my hair.
Once my hair is dry I find the fragrance stays in my hair for many hours afterwards, it leaves it smelling clean and fresh. It feels light, soft and very smooth to the touch, also and I am able to comb through it easily without any tangles or knots. It looks silky smooth and shiny and very healthy looking, and I just love the look and feel of it.
Cost : This generally costs around £3.00 for the 400ml size or £2.00 for the 200ml, and is available at almost all supermarkets, including Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's etc. However most of the time I find that it is usually on offer at one or most of these places, as it was on this occasion at 4 for £3.00 of the 200ml bottles, and I tend to buy a few while the offer is on.
Would I recommend this ? Yes I deffinatley would .... in my opinion, and I have tried nearly every shampoo and conditioner on the market, it is very hard to beat this product for the cost of it. It really is extremely good !
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A couple of months ago I found that I was in need of a new shampoo and conditioner, however having been recommended a rather expensive set by my hairdresser, I was unsure whether to go for it or to buy something cheaper - so I started using my boyfriends and haven't picked up my own since!
I also just want to note that there is lots of choice within this brand, however I will be reviewing the "Hello Hydration" set as this is the one I have experience of using.
These revamped Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner sets are rather quirky, with a curved shape and bright colours. The "Hello Hydration" set comes in a rather unnatural looking bright blue. While the shampoo bottle is clear, allowing the blue liquid (which reminds me far too much of my Fabric Conditioner!) to show through, the conditioner bottle is made of blue plastic to match. This is annoying as you can't see exactly how much product you have left.
Both bottles have a push down lid, where you push one side down to reveal the hole on the other side. While the lid on the shampoo is located at the top of the bottle, it easily stands upside down if you need to get the last dregs of the product out. The conditioner stands on its lid anyway, which I find handy. Both lids are easy to open with wet hands, but remain secure so no liquid runs out.
Both bottles have a trivia question on the back, which the other bottle has the answer to. While these are appropriate to the advertisements the brand uses, I'm not entirely convinced that these are entirely appropriate for the back of a hair care product - I found them a bit out of place, but I'll leave you to decide for yourself.
What really annoys me about the two containers is that although they have a matching curve to them, when placed next to one another the curves don't fit together perfectly: there is a gap between them at the top and bottom. This might be a trivial criticism to most, but I'd like it if the curves matched well since I thought this was the point in the packaging.
The "Hello Hydration" set is designed to provide moisture and shine to dry/damaged hair. My hair does get quite dry in the autumn and winter months so I thought it would be appropriate to pinch these from my other half!
I found it hard at first to locate the directions for these products, as they were under the heading "Use me" rather than "Directions", again a playful hint at their advertising campaign.
For the shampoo you're supposed to lather, rinse, repeat - as per usual. With the conditioner you're told to massage the product in, leave to soak for as long as you like and then rinse out.
Shampoo: After wetting my hair, I put a small amount of the product into my hand and immediately notice the lovely fruity smell, which although strong is not too overpowering. I begin to work the product into the roots and scalp - I'm impressed by how well this product lathers up, even with a small amount. Once I've covered my head in foam I then run my fingers through the length of my hair a couple of times to spread the product all over my hair. After I've done this, I rinse the product out, which doesn't take as long as it does with other shampoos I have used in the past. The directions say to repeat this process, but I find washing my hair twice doesn't do anything for my hair, other than sometimes make it more flyaway, so I skip this.
Conditioner: Although it's suggested that you massage this product into the hair, to me this implies massaging it into the roots which I don't do. Instead, after squeezing out the excess water from my hair, I place a small amount of the product into my hand and work it through the length of my hair, concentrating on the ends. Again the same delicious, fruity fragrance hits me. With any product that is left in my hands, I run this through the hair near my roots, but still avoiding them. The reason for this is that I've found using conditioner too close to roots makes my hair greasy and itchy. I leave the conditioner to soak in for a good couple of minutes before using my fingers to comb through my hair (I have curly hair and using a comb ruins the natural curl) and I can see how smooth it feels, and how easy it is to detangle. Rinsing out this conditioner is just as easy as rinsing out the shampoo.
Once my hair is dry I can see how much of a difference this shampoo and conditioner has made. My hair is sleek and shiny, and feels smooth to the touch. In fact I'm constantly running my fingers through my hair, amazed at how smooth it feels. This product does seem to have a moisturising quality to it, and concentrating the conditioner on my ends means I've noticed far fewer split ends than I would usually have. My hair is also left smelling gorgeous all day.
These are some prices (relevant at the time of posting) from shops I usually go to purchase hair products from, there are different offers on at different times so shop around!
Boots: Shampoo £1.98, Conditioner £1.99
Tesco: Shampoo £1.94, Conditioner £1.94
Asda: Shampoo £1, Conditioner £1 (Asda Rollback)
Boots: Shampoo £3.37, Conditioner £3.37 (2 for £5 on selected Herbal Essences)
Superdrug: Shampoo £3.22, Conditioner £3.22
Tesco: Shampoo £3.40, Conditioner £3.40
Asda: Shampoo £3.26, Conditioner £3.26
These prices seem decent to me compared to what else is out there. We've had the bottles for a few months now, and with two people regularly washing their hair we've still got half the bottle left - so it does last quite a long time!
Despite my rather glowing review above, I think it's important to note that I have now been using this regularly for a couple of months and although this product does still have the same effect as described above, I think it's time for me to change brands. Using this makes my scalp itch, which usually happens when my hair has had enough of a product. However as you are recommended to change brands every so often, I won't take this away from the product. My boyfriend hasn't noticed any difference, however, and has been using this product for the same amount of time as me - but then he is loyal to Herbal Essences as he has said they work for him.
I've used Herbal Essences shampoos and conditioners for years, mostly because I love the smell!
There are loads of different types of shampoo and conditioner, ones for fine hair, ones for coloured hair, damaged hair and frizzy hair. There's also a new range out, in different brightly coloured bottles, with names like 'Seductively Straight'. Personally, I don't think the new range is any better than the older one, it is however, about 50 pence more expensive! And that's for the same amount, 400ml, too.
The older range is about £2.70 per 400ml bottle and the new one about £3.20/30. There's quite often buy one get one free's on both ranges.
All the range is made up of various plant and herbal extracts, which makes it feel natural. It also smells fantastic and lasts through the day. I've actually had people compliment me on my perfume, when I haven't been wearing any, it smells that good!
I have baby-fine hair and to be honest, the fine/flyaway range does not give me big hair, but then to be fair, I have yet to find any shamppo that does! I have used the damaged hair range before and I have a friend with very curly hair who uses thr frizzy range so there is a good range for all types of hair.
Personally, I'm addicted to the smell and that's the real plus for me with this range. Whenever I use other shampoos, my hair just smells chemical!
I think that all of the Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioners are great. When I shampoo my hair I allways use Herbal Essences the only time I will not use it it is when my hair is in really bad condition then I will use tresemme.
You can buy them for all hair types
Brittle hair (Breakage Defender)
Frizzy hair (Frizz Fighter)
Curly & wavy hair (It's a Curl Thing)
Fine to normal hair (Uplifting Volume)
Normal hair (Dazzling Shine)
Dry damaged hair (Hello Hydration)
Anti-dandruff shampoo (No Flakin' Way)
Normal to oily hair (Fresh Balance)
Coloured hair (Ignite my Colour)
Normal to dry hair (Seductively Straight)
When I use Herbal Essences my hair is allways nice and soft. Most of the time I use fresh balance and ignite my colour.
They have a flip top lid so it is easy to use on the old bottles or on the new ones there is a push down bit. I find that the newer bottles are a little bit harder to use in the bath.
You can buy then from most supermarkets. They are about £3.00 each or sometimes they will have them on offer like buy one get one free or 2 for £5.00 and they also do it for 3 for 2.
The bottles are allways in a bright colour so you will be able to see it in a shop. I would tell anyone to use Herbal essences because it smells really Flowery and it leaves my hair nice and soft.
I love useing herbal essences because it smells so delicious they are made by Clairol. If you wanted to get your self a nice smelling shampoo I would say buy herbal essences.
You can also go on to herbal essences website and see what shampoo and conditioner will suit you best. (http://www.herbal-essences.co.uk)
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I was seduced by the new herbal essences bottles recently and bought the 'hello hydration' shampoo and conditioner. I was a little suprised at the strange colour (bright blue), it didn't look very natural despite herbal essences "hard sell" of their products' naturalness. It smells really nice though, quite coconutty. Another good point is that you don't need to use very much - the shampoo froths well and the conditioner spreads well too. My hair looked and felt nice and soft afterwards. The nice smell stays in your hair for a day or two after washing. My hair felt and looked clean for only 2 days after use. I have found other products last longer. Finally, I seem to have developed an itchy scalp since using the shampoo, suprising considering it is supposed to be moisterising (but I must add as a disclaimer that it could just be that I have a sensitive scalp, although I don't normally). However, herbal essences is cheap so I suppose you get what you pay for.
Herbal Essences has a large range of shampoos and conditioners so you can pamper your hair!