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After my last visit to the hairdresser who told me that my hair was starting to go thin I decided it was time to try and add some volume back into my rather thin hair.
Not wanting to spend to much money I had a look in Boots to see what was on offer, happily for me Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioners were on half price offer again. So with very little hesitation I brought a 400ml bottle of Herbal Essences Volume Shampoo and a matching Conditioner.
The Shampoo is in a clear plastic bottle with a push up lid. The shampoo itself is clear with an orange tint and smells mildly of oranges. As advised by the instructions on the back of the bottle I lathered, rinsed and repeated for the best effect.
The shampoo lathers up really easily and well as with all Herbal Essence products. The shampoo was easy to rinse from my hair and left my hair smelling wonderful. I followed up with the matching conditioner despite my hair already feeling clean and soft.
Once out the shower I towel dried my hair and combed it. It was very smooth and knot free. I then blow dried my hair as I wanted the best effect possible.
Once my hair was dry I was very pleased with the results. My hair was incredibly soft and looked really shiny, so shiny I had difficulty seeing my white hairs. My hair also had extra volume, it genuinely seemed as if there was more life and bounce to my hair. Even my Husband noticed.
My hair stayed clean and continued to smell good and have extra volume for a full twenty four hours. I really do recommend Herbal Essences uplifting volume shampoo.
Usually £3.99 for 400ml but currently half price in Boots.
The Herbal Essences Uplifting Volume volumising shampoo is available for GBP 3.99.
The shampoo is described as follows. "may you get a lift in all the right places. see your hair defy gravity with my light weight formula with Passion flower & pearl extracts. get a lift in all the right places whilst keeping your hair delightfully luscious! defy gravity and stay uplifted for fine/normal hair in 2 ways."
I'm not particularly brand loyal to shampoo/conditioner, I tend to buy whatever is on offer or whatever strikes my fancy. I do regularly buy Herbal Essences as I've always found it good quality and reasonably priced. I saw the Uplifting Volume bottle and decided to give it a go, as I'm always looking for products to give me volume and bounce in my hair. For reference throughout this review, my hair is shoulder length and very thick. I used the Herbal Essences Uplifting Volume conditioner as well as the shampoo
I bought the larger 400ml bottle, which currently retails at £3.89 at boots, but I'm pretty sure I got it on a buy one get one free offer with the conditioner a few months ago. The bottle is distinctively herbal essences with a red/orange colour see-through bottle. The shampoo is easily dispensed through squeezing through the lid, and it's easy to get as much as you need in the palm of your hand. I am quite generous and will usually use a 50p sized amount of product, but my hair is long and thick.
This shampoo smells divine. It is apparently white nectarine and pink coral flower, however having never come into contact with a white nectarine or pink coral flower I can neither confirm or deny this. It does smell very fruity, I think it smells a bit like apples. It's a see-through orange product and I find it easy to run through my hair. it creates a good lather and then washes off easily. So far so good!
After drying my hair, it feels fairly average. I've found other Herbal Essences shampoos have made my hair really soft, but not this one. I'm also disappointed that it doesn't add any volume to my hair. I wash my hair every other day, and on the first day my hair is normal, and I'm pretty sure it gets flatter on day two! I really wouldn't recommend the volume adding properties at all.
Overall this product cleans hair well, smells lovely and is cheap and cheerful. However it doesn't give the uplifting volume it promises, so I can't give it more than 3 stars
I have now tried (I think) every single shampoo in the Herbal Essence range. They keep on putting them on offer in Sainsbury's and I cannot resist trying out different ones about every month. One of the ones I have tried most recently has been the Herbal Essence Uplifting Volume Shampoo. I have long hair but it really lacks any volume and it can look very fine and quite straggly. I thought that any shampoo which states that my hair will 'defy gravity' was worth at least a look at! As I say, I have a cupboard full of Herbal Essence shampoos and I've been pleased with every one I have tried so far also I felt fairly confident that I'd like this Uplifting Volume one too.
The packaging is the same as the rest of the shampoos in this range, with a rather grand looking plastic curved bottle and an eye catching bright orange shampoo. I like the top of this bottle as I have to depress it to get the shampoo out and it doesn't stand on its head like a lot of shampoos do now.
The consistency of this shampoo is just perfect. It's neither too thick or too runny and it's a light golden brunt orange colour when I pour it out into the palm of my hand. I only ever wash my hair once (as I wash it every day) and the first time I used this I could tell almost instantly that it was going to suit my hair perfectly.
The lather this shampoo creates is really impressive. It foams really well and rinses off nicely afterwards under the shower. The smell is light and fresh and every so slightly floral. I think this shampoo would also be suitable for men as well as women to use and in fact my husband says he loves it.
When my hair is styled and dried afterwards there is definitely a noticeable difference to my hair. It feels full of life and volume and it's definitely 'uplifted' even if I don't using the matching conditioner which goes with this shampoo.
It's normally for sale at £3.89 a bottle but I got two bottles for £6 from Sainsbury's about three weeks ago and now I have almost used one bottle in totals. Once I have used up the second bottle I will most certainly be going out to buy more of this shampoo as I love the way I makes my hair both feel and look.
~~* Introduction *~~
I love the range of Herbal Essences shampoo & conditioner and I would have to say that it's one of my favourite brands when it comes to hair care because of how amazing all of the products smell and of course because of how they make my hair look and feel - they are well worth the price.
I must admit that I tend to buy cheap and cheerful shampoo and conditioner most of the time but when it comes to this brand I am happy to pay the full price and if I spot it on offer I will stock up. This particular shampoo - the uplifting volume one is one that I bought recently.
~~* A Freebie *~~
I bought it mainly because I had run out of shampoo but also because boots had it as part of a mix & match 3 for 2 offer and as it was the cheapest item I bought I got it for free! It retails at £3.89 for the 400ml bottle, which for the quality is a reasonable price in my opinion though there are obviously much cheaper brands which are similar in quality, but the amazing smell makes is almost good enough alone to make it worth the money!
~~* The Claims *~~
The uplifting volume shampoo is designed to add volume to hair. It contains white nectarine and pink coral flower extracts, which Herbal Essences say boosts the body of fine & normal hair. I have got quite odd hair if I'm honest as at times it feels flat and limp and other times it feels quite thick and voluptuous. I'd have to say that 99 percent of the time though it is pretty limp and I need to back comb and mess it up to get a bit of volume. So, this is why this particular shampoo appealed to me!
~~* My Opinion *~~
The bottle that the shampoo comes in is really nicely designed. It is plastic and transparent but with a dark orange tint to it. I really like shampoo bottles which are tinted rather than opaque as I am able to see exactly how much is left. The shampoo bottle has got a green flip lid and the shape of the bottle makes it very easy to grip, even with wet/damp hands. The shampoo itself is quite cool looking because its not boring old white like most shampoos are! It is an orange colour and the consistency is perfect.
It is smooth and thin enough to be easily dispensed from the small dispenser hole, but thick enough to feel luxurious and it isn't runny or watery. It does have quite a thick and luxurious feel to it. I usually use 2 large blogs and find that this is more than enough for my shoulder length hair. It spreads through my hair very easily and lathers quickly, the smell becoming stronger and stronger as I rub it over my hair.
The smell is amazing - it is really summery, fresh and light and smells a lot like peaches. The smell lingers in my hair for ages, too - usually it is still noticeable for at least a few days after I've used it, keeping it smelling fresh and clean and I have had compliments on the scent from numerous people who have been sitting next to me (friends, fiancé, my dad) so it must be quite strong, though it never smells overpowering to me while using it.
The shampoo rinses out reasonably well because the foam is pretty light, however as there is so much foam (it really does lather well!) I tend to rinse my hair off with some water in a cup afterwards just to get all of the bubbles out to avoid greasiness or dandruff - not that this shampoo has ever caused either of these things. My hair feels smooth after using it and squeaky clean - everything that you really need from a shampoo!
~~* The Results *~~
After conditioning my hair with a cheap conditioner, I them dried my hair and combed it. At this point there was obviously no noticeable difference in the volume of my hair as it was still wet. After towel drying I noticed that my hair did actually seem quite a bit more volumised, and in the mirror I could see that it appeared a lot bigger, even while damp. I was quite excited to see the end result, so I then blow dried it. My hair looked amazing! It really did look more volumised (think lions mane, lol!) and it felt bouncy and light. It also looked shiny and well cared for - not dull or limp. I am positive that these results were purely down to this shampoo, as the conditioner that I used afterwards was just a cheap basic one. The results didn't last for that long - by the next day my hair felt a little flatter but it was nice while it lasted.
~~* All In All *~~
This is a really good value shampoo. It does what it promises to do and smells amazing. It left my hair feeling soft, smooth, clean and it also left it looking shinier and, of course more volumised. I will definitely be recommending this to my friends and I would recommend it to everyone who reads this review, too.
I am always on the lookout for a shampoo that does everything: moisturising, volumising, defrizzing, detangling and heat protection. I've tried a lot of herbal essences products before and have always liked them so I had high hopes for this one. I'll try to cover as many aspects of the product can so that you can see if it will suit your needs.
The blurb from the manufacturers:
with Passion flower and Pearl extracts
See your hair defy gravity with my light weight formula with Passion flower & pearl extracts. Get a lift in all the right places whilst keeping your hair delightfully luscious! Defy gravity and stay uplifted for fine/normal hair"
The idea behind it is that the lightweight formula boosts the body of your hair but doesn't make it greasy or heavy. How it does this I'm not quite sure but I was willing to give it a try.
The bottle is orange and a really nice curved shape, designed to fit together with the conditioner bottle in the same range. It has a flat top so that you can stand it upside down so that the liquid inside is ready to be dispensed straight away. You push one side of the lid and the opposite side opens. The product is dispensed through a small hole so you have to squeeze to get any out. This works quite well for shampoo as it comes out quite easily.
You use it the way you would any other shampoo. I always do two applications as I quite often have a lot of product hair or have it backcombed (I'm in a theatre company so quite often have to have elaborate hairdos!) I have to say that I really like the smell of this product. Like most of the Herbal Essences shampoos this is really natural smelling and smells of exotic flowers and fruit (similar to peaches or nectarines). I really like how natural it smells, it's a lovely clean fragrance.
Before I put the conditioner that's also in this range on, I was really impressed with how clean and smooth my hair felt. There were no tangles and my hair felt clean but not stripped as it can feel with strong shampoos. My hair is naturally fine but there is a lot of it so I was impressed that my hair felt easy to run my fingers through but without feeling lank or over conditioned. It also left my scalp feeling really fresh.
After using the matching conditioner to this product, my hair remained really manageable even after towel drying which can leave it tangled or frizzy. I then left my hair to dry naturally. When it was dry it was still in great condition and easy to style. It had a little more bounce to it than usual but I didn't really notice much difference to the volume.
I think this product's main plus is that it makes your hair manageable and easy to style whilst keeping it in good condition but I think the claims about volume boost are a bit far-fetched. I would recommend this product to keep your hair in good condition through repeated styling but I didn't notice any extra volume.
I am a big fan of Clairol Herbal Essences shampoos and have tried most of the range. My hair is of medium thickness and about shoulder length, and while it isn't exactly thin and flat, I do like it to have a bit of volume. I therefore decided to give this Herbal Essences "uplifting volume" shampoo a go to see if it would give my hair a bit of a lift. It contains white nectarine and pink coral flower extracts to "boost the body of fine and normal hair."
The Herbal Essences range of shampoos all come in brightly coloured bottles, this shampoo being in a translucent orange bottle. The lid presses down on one side meaning the other side pops open revealing a little hole where you can squeeze the shampoo out. The bottle is practical and easy to use. I particularly like the style of the bottle as you can stand it upside down when you are nearing the end so that you can easily get every last rip of shampoo out.
When squeezed out of the bottle this shampoo is an orangey green colour. This shampoo has a gorgeous, fresh fruity smell. I find that it lathers really easily and only a small amount is required to cover my whole head. When I rinse it out my hair feels squeaky clean. I usually follow this with one of the Herbal Essences conditioners - although I have to admit I haven't tried the "uplifting volume" conditioner.
I do find that after washing my hair with this shampoo is is sometimes more tangled than it would be when I have used other shampoos, and takes a bit longer to brush out. After drying, my hair still feels really clean with no stickiness or residue left behind.
So does this shampoo work? After washing and drying, I find that my hair is shinier than usual and smells great. But is it "uplifted"? I am afraid to say that I did not notice any significant improvement in the volume of my hair after using this shampoo regularly for a few weeks. I therefore would have to say that it does not live up to it's claims!
This shampoo is available in a 400ml or a 200ml bottle and is sold in most shops that sell shampoo. It is often on special offer but at full price it costs £3.79 for a 400ml bottle.
In conclusion I would probably buy this shampoo again as it left my hair nice and clean, shiny and smelling good. However I wouldn't recommend it for it's advertised purpose, unless perhaps you have very thin hair - it may work on this. I give this shampoo 4*. Thanks for reading/rating.
Herbal essences is definitly one of those brands i like to buy when I can. Ive tried many different fragances and they always smell gorgeous.
This particular one is called Uplifting volume: Volumizing shampoo. I cant say it does much to the texture of my hair any more than usual shampoos but my hair is long and heavy so not much does!
The scent however is gorgeous- very fresh and fruity. It claims to have passion flower and peral extracts. The scent fills the shower and stays on your hair for a good few hours making it smell lovely. I have gotten a few comments on my hair smelling nice.
The design of this bottle is an orangey pinkey colour, the lid is orange with a bright green top. it has one fo those tilting lids (you press one side, the other side pops up) so you can store it easily upside down without leakage.
It is a nice design and one that you wouldnt mind displaying in your bathroom.
You can pick up a 400ml bottle in Boots for £3.79 although occasionally you may see it on offer in the supermarket.
I wont give 5 stars as its not volumizing as it claims but overall its a great shampoo which I'd reccomend purely for the gorgeous smell!
When it comes to shampoo, I turn to Herbal Essences on a regular basis. Not only are their hair products affordable, but they also perform well and smell divine. Plus they're often on sale making them quite a bargain. This particular shampoo has a "lightweight formula" (which means it doesn't weigh your hair down) with white nectarine and pink coral flower extracts and is meant for fine/normal hair. While my hair isn't exactly fine, it does tend to get a little flat by the end of the day so I was interested in seeing how this shampoo would work.
This shampoo comes in a curved plastic bottle that is clear with an orange tinge to it, allowing you to see how much shampoo is left inside. The top of the bottle is orange and green. To dispense the shampoo, you press down on one side of the lid and a small opening pops up on the other side-much better than having to deal with fiddly lids with wet hands!
The shampoo is clear with an orange tinge to it. It is easily dispensed from the bottle but is not too runny. It smells absolutely gorgeous! The scent fills my bathroom when I use it and is floral and fruity at the same time and really is divine, just as expected. It does linger on my hair and I love catching whiffs of it on my hair through the day. You use this just like you would use any other shampoo. It lathers quite well and you just need a small amount to wash your hair. It rinses out very easily and I then follow up with conditioner (not from the same range) as I have dry ends. My hair does feel quite clean after using this shampoo and stays this way for a day (which is normal for me as I have greasy roots).
Once it had dried, my hair felt quite soft and smooth, had a little more volume and bounce, and did not get flat by the end of the day. That was all I needed so I was more than satisfied, but those with very fine hair may be disappointed. My hair looked healthy and was nice and shiny, so for me at least the results were very good.
Price and Availability
This shampoo is available in 200 ml and 400 ml bottles. It can be bought at most supermarkets and chemists as well as online, and the 400 ml bottle is currently retailing for £3.49 at Boots and is on a 3 for 2 offer. Herbal Essences products are often on offer so I suggest you search for one before buying.
I always buy Herbal Essences products on "buy one get one free" or half price offers, so for the price I paid for this I was more than satisfied and have no complaints at all. My hair felt clean, soft and smooth after use and although there wasn't a huge difference in terms of volume, my hair did have a little more body and was not flat at the end of day. Plus the scent is heavenly! You only need to use a small amount so the bottle does last quite long and is excellent value for money. I recommend this shampoo and would purchase again.
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I have very long fine hair that gets greasy after one day so I have to wash my hair daily. shampoo's and conditioners are very important to me, they have to smell nice and not leave my looking and feeling weighed down and greasy. I absolutely adore the Herbal Essences range of shampoos and conditioners. They smell so lovely and fruity and I've often had comments on how lovely my hair smells. Bonus!!!
I usually go for smoothing shampoos because my hair tends to get wavy and a bit fly away or shamppos for oily hair. My hair literally looks like I've dipped it in chip fat if I don't wash it each day. I'd been thinking that my hair was looking a bit lank and flat so decided to try herbal Essences Uplifting Volume Shampoo. I also purchased the matching conditioner. I've gotta use a conditioner on my hair or I'll never get a brush through it!!!
It comes in the usually clear plastic bottle so you can see the shampoo which is a lovely zingy looking orange colour. It contains white nectarine and pink coral flower extracts and claims to boost the body of fine and normal hair.
Uplifting is certainly an apt name when it comes to the fragrance of this shampoo, by god it's goregous!!! It has a lovely fresh sort of orangey scent that lasts on my hair even after I've rinsed it. It laters up really, really well and is easy to rinse out. After my hair is washed and dried I can't say it givs much volume at all. It isn't as lank as usual but that's it. What I love about this shampoo is my hair is totally grease free, it smells lovely and I could actually go the next day without washing my hair because it's still not greasy or lank. That is a huge bonus for me.
Although it doesn't give much volume I still keep buying this shampoo and highly recommend it especially if you have fine hair like mine. I've knocked one star off simply because it's not really very volumising.
I have tried nearly all of the shampoos in the Herbal Essence collection and I have loved all but Hello Hydration. My hair can get flat and lack volume and what better way to combat this than with a shampoo named Uplifting Volume?
What does the product do?
The shampoo is designed to cleanse your hair thoroughly leaving it feeling squeaky clean. In addition to this, Herbal Essence claims that the product will defy gravity and give your hair voluptuous volume making your hair big and full of body. The shampoo has been specifically designed for fine/normal hair and although mine doesn't really fall under this category, I still wanted to try it out.
How does the product work?
The product works its magic because of its lightweight formula. This means that the shampoo will not weigh your locks down and cause it to become flat and lifeless. White Nectarine is present because it is rich in vitamins and minerals which strengthen the hair and nourish the scalp. The fruit also helps to build volume in the roots. The inclusion of Pink Coral Flower Extract helps to nourish and thicken the hair so that your locks will be full of body.
How do you use the product?
You use the product in the same way as any other shampoo. It is to be applied to damp hair and massaged through the length of the hair and the scalp. Once this is complete, the product is to be rinsed out thoroughly and followed up by a good conditioner.
Packaging and Price
The bottle is transparent and despite it having a deep orange tint, you can still see the shampoo inside. On the front of the bottle is some white writing and on the back there is some more information, directions and ingredients. The top of the bottle is orange and green. The product doesn't come with a lid and in order to access the shampoo, you click down on one side of the top and the other flips open. The bottle is curved on one side.
I have bought the 200ml bottle of shampoo and it costs me around £2. You can buy bigger bottles of the product although this obviously costs more. The shampoo can be bought from many department stores, supermarkets and online websites and you can often find the product on offer.
As with all of Herbal Essences hair products, one of the first things that you will notice when you use it is the aroma. The uplifting volume has one of the nicest fragrances out of the collection, in my opinion. It is extremely fruity and sweet, and the aroma is very strong. The scent lasts for hours on the hair after use and I have had so many compliments on the fragrance that I've lost count. The colour of the shampoo is clear with a slightly orange tinge.
The shampoo has quite a thick consistency and it is easily dispensed from the bottle. You don't need to use much of the product in order to get the desired results and you get a gorgeous lather as you massage the shampoo into your hair. The aroma is extremely evident at this point which is something I really like about this product. It is easy to work into the hair and it feels completely comfortable as I am using the product and it doesn't cause any itchiness or discomfort.
The shampoo is easy to rinse out of the hair and I am happy with the results it has given me. It doesn't give you masses of volume but my hair does have more body and life to it after use. It must be very moisturising because even though the product has not been designed for use on hair that is dry like mine, this shampoo still manages to prevent my hair from becoming frizzy and unruly. My hair doesn't tangle easily after use and it has a healthy shine and looks in good condition. Its results are long lasting and using the product allows me to wash my hair every other day instead of daily.
All in all, I'm not sure that this shampoo defies gravity as Herbal Essences claim but it certainly gives my hair body and more life. It is hydrating and gives my hair a nice shine, leaving it looking clean and healthy. My favourite thing about the shampoo is the long lasting aroma and I think its worth buying for this reason alone.
For years I have been fixed with buying salon quality products when it comes to my hair, often spending a small fortune on a shampoo and conditioner that will last no longer than no weeks and I often wont even feel particularly satisfied with it. Recently, I decided it would be a good idea to make a conscious effort to spend a lot less on shampoo and conditioner so instead of going to Boots (which would be my normal stop for hair care products) and getting sucked in by their promotional offers that wont save me money, I'll just buy more for less, I decided to buy them from Asda during my weekly shop.
--- Herbal Essences ---
Herbal Essences are a brand specialising in hair care such as shampoos and conditioners by Clairol. They have been around for quite some time, having been founded back in 1972. They have released several collections, 11 to be precise that have all been tailored for consumers with different hair care needs. The range includes Hello Hydration, Touchably Smooth and Hydalicious to name but a few. From the names you can instantly see a quirky side that the brand have tried to create, making their products appealing and fun.
--- Pricing and Availability ---
The Herbal Essences range of shampoos and conditioners, the uplifting volume range in particular can be found widely on the high street being stocked in most large supermarkets such as Asda and Sainsburys. Boots and Superdrug are also stockists and they may be worth a visit when there are promotional offers to get a bargain. The shampoo and conditioner ranges are also available online from eBay and Amazon as well as online beauty stores. The prices will vary largely but I purchased the Uplifting Volume shampoo and conditioner from Asda when they were on a roll back, reduced to just £1.72 each which seemed very appealing compared to Charles Worthington products which were priced at around £4 each. Currently, Boots are also doing a half price offer on this shampoo and it is priced at £1.74 in their stores.
--- Uplifting Volume Shampoo ---
This product is very appealing visually, as it appears to be quirky and fun. The bottle has an orange tint to it with a contrasting green top that needs to be pressed down on one side to reveal the hole which dispenses the product on the other side which makes it quite easy to use when you have wet hands. The lid around the green top is a lighter orange, more of a yellow colour that is more similar to the colour of the actual shampoo itself. The brand name and logo are placed on the front of the bottle along with the product name and what it aims to do upon use. It also states that the scent is white nectarine and pink coral flower extracts along with which hair type it is suitable for, in this case fine/normal hair. It claims to be a weightless volume formula which appealed to me after having used volumising products in the past that did nothing but weigh my hair down. The back of the product contains the product ingredients along with the shelf life information and directions for use.
--- My experience ---
The first thing I noticed when I came to use the shampoo was how effortless it was to open the shampoo and dispense the product as it wasn't at all stiff or fiddly. The dispensing hole looked quite small to me at first, but I found it was actually the right size and the product came out easier than I was expecting. I followed the directions for use which are on the back of the bottle which say 'squeeze onto the hair, lather it up, rinse, repeat and turn up the volume'. I used an amount of product roughly the size of a fifty pence piece as I have very long and thick hair and that is the average amount that I would use. I noticed how easy it was to lather up and it felt as if it was actually cleaning my hair properly and so I didn't feel to need to repeat the process and use it twice. It rinsed out as easily as it lathered up and I didn't find it at all difficult to get the last bits of shampoo out of my hair. While I will rinsing my hair I noticed the scent of the product which is light and summery with what I would describe as a bit of a citrus smell, reflected by the scent that has been described on the bottle. I then finished by using the uplifting volume conditioner from the same range.
--- Results ---
I blow dried my hair after using the shampoo and conditioner and noticed that my hair felt very smooth and wasn't very knotty. The nice smell that I had initially noticed seemed to have disappeared but I had expected it to last longer as it had smelt quite strong. Once my hair was dry, it didn't look dull like it sometimes does when I change my shampoo and conditioner, it looked very shiny and full of life. I can't say I noticed a vast difference in terms of volume, but naturally it is quite bouncy anyway so perhaps that is why, but it definitely didn't appear to be flat or lifeless in any way. These results seemed to last until the next time I washed my hair which was 2 days later and I was very pleased with it overall.
--- Verdict ---
I wasn't expecting much at all from this shampoo because of the little price I paid for it but I can definitely say I was pleasantly surprised! I think this shampoo is great value for money as it serves it purpose well and it retails at a really competitive price. While I didn't notice a major difference in terms of volume, my hair looked very healthy and shiny which is just as important for me. I will be purchasing this shampoo again as I couldn't be happier with the results I have achieved from regular use. Not only that, the 400ml bottle lasts a good couple of weeks with regular use, saving yourself a few pounds each week that could easily be wasted on a high end, but not very good shampoo and conditioner. 5 Dooyoo stars!
I am forever on the look out for a decent shampoo that will give my hair some body and life. The last few times I've purchased shampoo It's been this Herbal essences uplifting shampoo.
Herbal essences are well known for their hair care products, they produce a wide range of different products to suit everyone's needs, whatever their hair type may be. From shampoo's and conditioner's to gel's and hairspray's.
I chose the uplifting volume shampoo for fine/normal hair because my hair basically has no life of it's own, so I decided to give it a helping hand.
Herbal Essences Uplifting Volume Shampoo
The whole herbal essences thing is made out in the advertisements, to be something of a sexy, sensual new fruity, fragrant range of hair care products, even the bottle the shampoo comes in is a sexy curvy shape, brightly colored to attract your eye, with a bright orange and green flip top lid, a slightly tinted transparent plastic bottle, enabling you to see the contents of the bottle. The contents, which is 200 ml of weightless volume shampoo is slightly tinted orange in color, quite a thick substance and it smells divine, a very rich, fruity, delicious smell of white nectarine and pink coral flower extracts.
Even what the bottle actually states it is trying to come across in a sexy manner, "I'll boost your body" and "Get a lift in all the right places".
To use, the sexy theme continues:
"Use me, squeeze me on, lather me up, rinse, repeat and turn up the volume".
There is a list of ingredients on the bottle, but I'm sure you don't want to be trawling through that in your decision to purchase this shampoo or not. There's no warnings on the bottle so I doubt there is any deadly ingredient in the shampoo. However if you are interested to read the list of ingredients you can find them and anything else you want to know from here:
Best results are achieved by using this shampoo along side the matching conditioner, which by the way smells equally nice as the shampoo.
Herbal essences shampoo, can be purchased from many supermarkets and drugstores and can also be found on numerous websites. The price you should expect to pay for a 200 ml bottle of herbal essences uplifting shampoo is around £2.00, you may find this shampoo and indeed the conditioner are usually on offer.
I have been buying this shampoo for a while, one because it's cheap and two because I am still waiting for it to lift my hair with lots of fantastic volume. I guess one out of two is better than nothing, but maybe I should realize that if I'm only paying a small amount then I can only expect to see a small amount of volume and lift in my hair.
The shampoo does smell wonderful, but sadly that seems to be the only wonderful thing about it, well in my opinion anyway. I use the shampoo more or less every other day, accompanied by the conditioner. I don't need to use a great deal at a time as my hair is short, so I just need a little amount of shampoo to get my hair lathered up quite well, which the shampoo does quite a good job of. I then rinse the shampoo out thoroughly and repeat once I have washed and rinsed for a second time I apply the conditioner. Thoroughly rinsing once again then once my hair is totally sud free and clean I then proceed to dry my hair as I always do.
The lovely fruity smell I experience whilst washing my hair, disappears very quickly, I can only actually smell the shampoo whilst my hair is wet, which I feel disappointed by. Although my hair feels really soft after using this shampoo, I haven't as yet experienced any added volume to my hair by using it. I really don't know why I continue to use it, I guess it's just easy to stick with what I know and it's cheap.
I'm giving this shampoo 2 stars because it smells really nice but that's about it I'm afraid.
Thank you for reading my review which is also posted on Ciao
When I recently found herbal essences shampoos and conditioners on offer at £1.50 each I decided to give them a try, one of the ones I bought was the uplifting volume as I always think my roots are a little flat. Herbal essences shampoos come in two different sizes 400ml and 200ml, the 400ml is usually around £3.30 and the 200ml size is usually around £2.00, both of these are available in supermarkets and beauty shops such as Superdrug.
The bottle that the product comes in is straight on one side and curved up on the other side, the bottle looks orange but that is due to the shampoo inside and once you start using it you can see the bottle is a pinky colour, there is a push down lid on the top which is green in colour so you push down on one side and the other side pops up revealing the hole to dispense the shampoo. On the front of the bottle is the Herbal Essences logo and it states "weightless volume shampoo" it contains white nectarine and pink coral flower extracts and says "I'll boost your body for fine / normal hair" On the rear of the bottle are the directions for use "squeeze me on, lather me up, rinse, repeat and turn up the volume" on the back there is also a list of ingredients the main one being aqua and a little trivia question of on average how many women are on a diet most of the time in the UK? It states that you can find the answer on the uplifting volume conditioner.
On opening the lid of the shampoo you can smell the product, it smells very fruity and reminds me of the smell of some chewy sweets, the liquid is nice and thick and only a small amount is needed to get a good lather and I have long hair. The shampoo feels luxurious and is easy to rinse out without leaving any residue, I never feel the need to repeat this process and my hair is left lovely and clean and smelling great. I personally follow this with the matching conditioner as my haor tangles easily the review of which will follow.
This is a lovely shampoo and I would buy it again but I will watch for it coming on offer again as I don't see why I should pay more than double the price of what I paid for this one. I would say that this does give volume to the hair but only for the first day and as I only wash my hair every other day it is back to being flat before I wash it again.
As I have said in my other reviews for Herbal Essences I have been trying to save money on shampoo and I can no longer justify buying salon type products. I have tried every Herbal Essence shampoo and conditioner. I picked this one up on friday in Tesco. Mainly because I liked the smell and because at the moment a big 400ml bottle is only £1.66 in Tesco instead of £3.65 so it is a great buy!
This particular shampoo comes in an orange bottle and is recommended for normal or fine/limp hair. I never really pay attention to what hair type the shampoo is for when I am buying cheaper brands I tend to go for the smell! This particular shampoo contains white nectarine and pink coral flower extracts which Herbal Essence claim will add weightless volume and boost the body of your hair.
To use this shampoo you simply apply to wet hair and lather then rinse. The shampoo is a pale orangey colour and as soon as it comes out of the bottle you can smell the lovely peachy smell, which also has a hint of citrus about it. The shampoo lathers really well and rinses cleanly.
I followed on with the matching conditioner. I have only used this one twice so far. I have dry hair which is quite thick and wavy, sometimes it can look a bit flat around my parting. After using this shampoo I noticed my hair felt really light and had a nice lift. The smell lasted a good few hours after washing too my other half even commented! I only wash my hair every other day and I found that my hair still felt light and clean the next day. It didn't go greasy and still looked shiny.
I would give this 5 out of 5 based on the two uses so far but I will update as I use it more!
Restore beautiful body and shine to your hair with Herbal Essences Uplifting Shampoo / Made especially for fine/limp hair / Extra Body Shampoo uses natural ingredients like marigold flowers, angelica and thyme, and leaves your hair fuller and more resilient /