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My hair is damaged thanks to all that blow drying and styling I do.So the Herbal Essence Bee Strong shampoo seemed right up my street. It promises to restore damaged hair and protect against combing damage to give me sleek and shiny hair. Who doesn't want that? This cost me 3.79 so it is about the same as the other Herbal Essence shampoo, which I usually love. Not this one though.
OK so I don't hate this either but it doesn't live up to the hype. Nothing is going to fix damaged hair and split ends but I was thinking maybe this shampoo could help me not let my hair get worse and look better.
I liked it at first because it smells gorgeous, really sweet and fruity. It is like honey (hence the name) and maybe peaches as well, something fruity for sure. I love how it makes my hair smell gorgeous all day, especially if you use the conditioner too. There is quite a lot of foamy lather which is nice and good to massage in and release all that gorgeous aroma.
So after using up a bottle of this I thought my hair look mostly the same. But I kept faith and bought another and after finishing that, well guess what? My damaged hair is still damaged, no sign of repair. It doesn't feel super strong or anything either, and it still breaks sometimes if I comb it so the Bee Strong hasn't helped at all.
But I didn't expect miracles. I hoped it would deliver some of that sexy sheen it was advertising but I don't get much shine from this. It is Ok but I have used better. For me this is an alright shampoo but nothing amazing. It smells lush and yes it does clean my hair and leaves it softer but so do most shampoos. I would not recommend it to a friend for repairing hair or sleek locks but for a shampoo that cleans and smells nice, yes I would recommend it. Not sure I would pay full price again though.
I bought a gift set of Bee Strong products when it was discounted in Boots in the post Christmas sale, in the set was a bottle of shampoo, conditioner and a pot of hair mask. Bee Strong is made by Herbal Essences and a 400ml bottle of the shampoo costs £3.99, my gift set cost £5 and all the items are full size so I think that was very good value and that purchase has taught me to look at all the discount shelves in Boots for bargains instead of just at the perfume gift sets.
Bee Strong shampoo smells of honey and apricot, I cannot smell the honey personally but everyone smells things different and other people have said the honey smells stronger than the apricot.
The shampoo is thick and golden yellow, my hair is just below shoulder length and I use a small amount of shampoo so this bottle will last me for a long time yet. It lathers well and quickly, I massage it through my hair then use the lather to massage my scalp to promote healthy hair growth. I need to wash and rinse just once but I never shampoo twice even if the bottle tells me to, that's unnecessary if the shampoo you are using is of good quality because it should remove dirt, oil and hair products the first time.
It is slightly slower to rinse out than when I use other shampoo, on the back of the bottle it says Bee Strong repairs damage to the outer layer of each hair and I feel that is why my hair doesn't feel fully rinsed even after being confident all trace of shampoo has been removed.
My hair feels clean after washing but I do have to shorten the time I leave between washes as Bee Strong doesn't keep my hair feeling or looking clean for as long as other shampoos. It looks shiny after washing and retains the shine for a day but then instead of fading that shine begins to look greasy and then it's time to wash my hair again.
I will only buy Bee Strong shampoo again if on offer. £3.99 is too much to pay even for a large bottle such as this but as with any other shampoo and conditioner it might be your miracle product so is worth trying out for yourself.
I'm always chopping and changing when it comes to shampoos and conditioners, I'm not usually fussed and just tend to pick up the cheapest one when I'm out shopping as they all do the same job. It was only the fact that this brand happened to be on offer that I bought it. Im so glad I did! I've since become loyal to the brand and am constantly buying Herbal essence be strong shampoo - Not only does it smell amazing, almost a honey scented smell but it has a really long lasting effect on your hair for day's after the smell is still as strong as when you first applied it and it leaves your hair so smooth and looking really healthy. I've tried all kinds of different hair masks and conditioning treatments to try and make my hair more fuller and healthier but I've never once found anything thats done the trick until I used the herbal essence brand. My hair was the best it's looked for years and for around £1-2 pounds depending on where you buy it, it's so cheap and an absoloute bargain with real results. On the bottle it says it's to strengthen your hair and give you a full smooth silky shine in your hair and it's true to its word because my hair was left smelling and looking great. I will definatly be buying this shampoo brand for as long as I live .. i swear by it and will never change it!
I am not particularly loyal to any brand of shampoo and normally tend to pick up what is on offer at the time however one brand that I really like at the moment is the Bee Strong range.
===Price & availability===
The shampoo retails for £3.99 for a 400ml bottle and it is widely available in most chemists and supermarkets, I do think this is a little on the expensive side however the brand is frequently on offer, normally ay half price so this is when I tend to stock up.
Within the range, there is also a standard conditioner and an intense conditioning treatment, both products are frequently on offer too.
The Bee Strong range is designed for people with damaged hair, being someone that straightens my hair daily means that my hair does get damaged quite a lot so this really appealed to me.
The first thing that struck me about the shampoo was the smell, its absolutely gorgeous, as soon as I pop open the lid, the lovely juicy smell of apricots is evident, I love the fact that the fragrance stays present all day long too. The shampoo is a pale orange colour, it is quite thick and has a lovely thick texture to it.
When it comes to using the shampoo, I found that this lathers up really easily and I actually have to use a little less shampoo than I would normally. When it comes to rinsing, the shampoo came out really easily, leaving no greasy residue and left my hair feeling lovely and soft, even after styling.
I have been using this range for a good few months now and whilst I wouldn't say it has performed miracles on my hair, it does feel and look in better condition that it used too.
I would definitely recommend the range and will be repurchasing, the shampoo gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
WHAT IS IT?
This is shampoo that is made by Herbal Essences. It is called Bee Strong and has got honey in it, the shampoo says that it will give added strength to your hair.
WHAT I THINK
I think this is very good shampoo but I do not like the smell very much because it smells a little bit like honey but it has got another fragrance also that is not very pleasing to me.
The shampoo gives me many bubbles and it cleans my hair very good, when I style it after washing I think my hair is a little bit too soft to style properly but I do not care about that because it makes my hair clean. I do not like to use the Bee Strong conditioner because it is very heavy and I think my hair looks best when I use the shampoo only.
It is hard to rinse out because the shampoo is thick and it takes alot longer than other shampoos that I use, I do not care about that all the time but if I know I have got to be fast in the shower then I would not use this to wash my hair.
My hair is very shiny after I have washed it but I do not know if it is stronger because my hair is not weak and it does not break easy.
A bottle of this shampoo costs about £3.79 and I know that is cheap but I do not know if I think it is worth the money because it does not work any better than other shampoos that are cheaper but I think you should try it if you would like more strength in your hair because it might be more effective for a woman who has got weaker hair than me.
4 Dooyoo Hearts.
~ Herbal Essences Bee Strong Shampoo ~
I am not brand loyal at all when it comes to shampoo and conditioners, mostly buying whatever is on offer wherever I am when I remember that I need to buy some, so when I saw these in my local Poundland I bought some. I don't particularly like cheap brand shampoos and conditioners and will often go for a branded product and at £1 for the shampoo this seemed like a good deal. I had been wanting to try this since seeing it advertised on the telly too so I was hoping for great results.
The shampoo comes in a lovely honey coloured curvy bottle with the typical Herbal Essences push top lid. The shampoo stands the correct way up and the shampoo is always easy to dispense.
The shampoo itself is also honey coloured and smells lovely, I only use a small blob and work this through my hair and it lathers up really well, when rinsing it out I don't find my hair tangles and knots which is something I find happens with cheap shampoos. It also rinses out easily too.
The scent is lovely. It has extracts of honey and apricot but I can't smell any of these in the shampoo which is a shame as I love the scent of apricot, it has a nice clean and fresh scent. I can smell the scent on my hair until the next time I come to wash it too so it's really good.
Since using this Bee Strong Shampoo I have to say that my hair does seem stronger and I am getting less breakage too which is brilliant as I colour my hair and have in the past had some dry and damaged hair which does break easily, this shampoo has helped reduce this massively.
I use it with the same brand conditioner and I find it leaves my hair strong, shiny and looking nice.
Thanks for reading x
The Herbal Essences Bee Strong Strengthening Shampoo is available for GBP 3.99.
The product is described as follows. "Lay down damage with the Bee Strong nourishing shampoo. This formula works to repair the protective outer layer of each strand of hair to leave it strong against combing damage. You know the drill: Lift it, squeeze it, work it in. Do one more rep. Girl, you are looking strong!"
I have been using this shampoo for a couple of months now.
Despite not being keen on the smell (and taste!) of honey or apricot this smells lovely - so don't be put off by the 'flavour'.
The ends of my hair have been dyed, despite this the overall condition of my hair has improved since using herbal essence shampoo. I also have used the conditioner and hair mask and those too are great.
This doesn't make my hair greasy like some shampoos can and the matching conditioner is great too.
I definitely recommend this shampoo. It does miracles on colour damaged and heat damaged hair. It leaves your hair feeling silky and pampered and smelling oh so fabulous.
I cannot rave about this enough. Such a lovely product, very affordable and great for all different hair types. It really is something to buy and it is available in most shops.
Buy it when you see it!
Despite disliking the annoying advert that plays every 5 minutes, I had to try the new Bee Strong range, especially when Boots where offering 2 for 1!!
I have fine, long hair which is prone to split ends and have dry, frizzy ends. I'm constantly on the lookout of the best product to restore moisture to my hair and am very picky about the products I use. I do research thoroughly before applying anything to my head ! It was hard to avoid reading reviews on the blogosphere about Bee Strong range!
I have used Herbal Essences in the past, however I did veer back towards my Pantene favourite for a couple of years just because I felt it made my hair feel nicer. That being said, I was excited to try Herbal Essences again after reading such great reviews!
So firstly, this shampoo smells gorgeous! It's hard not to when it's made of honey I suppose, but it's managed to avoid smelling artificial or too sweet. However smell can only get you so far...
The main reason I love this shampoo is simply because it works ! I always use a matching conditioner to my shampoo, so I do have both in this range and am a bit biased because I wouldn't dare shampoo my hair without conditioning it afterwards (it would be far to hard to handle when you've got long hair!) So I can't say which works best, the shampoo or the conditioner, but as they work in tandem, both work great!
My only gripe about Herbal Essences is the bottle shape. When the shampoo starts getting a little bit empty you really have to make the bottle become a contortionist in order to get product out! It is more noticeable with the conditioner than the shampoo as it is thicker, but both are hard. It makes it feel like you end up wasting the product because you just can't squeeze it all out. However they are bringing back the classic Herbal Essences bottle shape, so I hope this gets added to the range!
When it comes to hair care, I usually stick to Umberto Giannini, but as a student I find I'm now having to budget my money a little better. I was attracted to the Bee Strong range from Herbal Essences through the television advertisements, and I decided to try the products out as I have quite a bit of combing damage to my hair due to constantly dragging brushes through my hair and throwing it up in a ponytail for the gym. After only a few weeks I noticed that my hair looked a lot sleeker, with less short broken bits of hair. Months later I've noticed that my hair has maintained this improved smoothness and now appears much less damaged when I take my hair out of the usual ponytail. The products also smell great, not sickly as you'd expect a product containing honey to smell. I will definitely continue to use these products.
When it comes to shampoos, I am quite loyal to the brand Aussie. However, I do like trying out new hair products, especially when they are on offer. I needed a new shampoo for when I stay over my partners house. (His manly shampoos just don't work for me). I had heard great things about the new range from Herbal Essences - 'Bee Strong'. I had been meaning to pick a bottle of this up, but kept forgetting to.
When we were browsing the aisles in Tesco, I noticed that this range was on offer, and I just had to pick up a bottle of the shampoo. The 400ml bottle of the shampoo retails at £3.89 which is quite pricey, but it is a big bottle and does last a while. Thankfully, I picked it up for half price which is a winner for me. This is sold in most supermarkets and drugstores such as Boots and Superdrug.
The bottle comes in a huge bottle which is a yellow/gold shade of colour with a green lid. It is the same style as all other Herbal Essences products. I am not entirely sure if this is going back to the old style like all of the other ones seem to be. I have tried various Herbal Essences shampoos before and I have found them quite hit and miss, so was not too sure what to expect with this one.
The first thing I noticed about this shampoo was its lovely scent. It contains honey and apricot scents, which as you can imagine is just lovely. It is a sweet scent but without being too overpowering, and I really like the smell of it. I also find that when you have washed your hair and dried it, this scent lingers and it is just lovely.
The shampoo itself is a nice consistency, and has a thickness to it. It lathers up really well, and washes out with ease. I have quite long hair, and I found that you do not need much of this to deliver a thorough wash. I found that this was quite a nourishing shampoo, almost like a 2 in 1 conditioner aswell. There is a conditioner available in the range as well, but I feel like this does enough on its own.
After using this shampoo, I couldn't believe how great a condition my hair was in. It felt silky to touch, and it just looked so healthy! I have never achieved results so good from such a bargain shampoo! I also noticed that it had a lovely shine to it. Really pleased with the results, and could not fault this at all. Have been using this regularly now, and have had no problems such as product build up.
Overall, I am really pleased with this shampoo from the Bee Strong collection from Herbal Essences. It has lasted me ages, and I will certainly be buying another bottle of this. I am chuffed that I got this for half price, but I would happily pay the full amount for this shampoo. Thanks for reading and hope this helps.
As an avid fan of the Herbal Essences range, I find myself constantly trying their new products and even old favourites too. One of the recent ones I have tried is the Bee Strong range in Herbal Essences. The Bee Strong is based on honey so it smells luxurious just like all of their other products and the main aim of the Bee Strong shampoo (and conditioner) is to make your hair stronger and more resilient to everyday life.
I found myself in need of this particular product as my hair felt really dry and damaged after heat styling too much and it felt absolutely awful. I purchased the Be Strong shampoo as well as the conditioner form my local Asda where they have a current offer on all Herbal Essences products two for £4 which I think is a pretty good deal.
Using the shampoo is very straight forward as with all shampoos. Simply squeeze a dollop in your hand then lather up on your head. The shampoo feels quite creamy and rich and your dont need that much in order to get a good lather. For maximum results usewith the conditioner. I also bought the hair mask which does wonders for my hair too.
Even after one use, I noticed a difference. My hair felt really dry and brittle before I used this product and once I was drying my hair it felt beautifully soft and silky and back to its original state which I was more than happy with, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone suffering with dry and brittle hair.
I bought this shampoo after a recent dye job left my hair feeling rather dry and in bad condition. I knew I had to put some moisture back into it but as my hair is normally greasy I didn't want something too moisturizing. Preferring to pick up something cheap, I decided to try this Herbal Essences shampoo and if I needed to I could invest in something more expensive if it didn't work. Well, I haven't bought another shampoo since!
This shampoo is aimed at targeting damaged hair, which is definitely what mine is after dying my hair blonde at home. I must say I hadn't very high hopes for this shampoo, wondering if something at this price could compete with the more expensive brands, but I'm overwhelmed at how good this is.
The shampoo is creamy but lathers really well and leaves my hair feeling really clean, which is strange for such a creamy consistency. My hair feels much stronger and more resilient after only 2 weeks use and I don't have to wash it everyday with this shampoo as it doesn't leave my hair greasy! Altogether, I'm super impressed with this shampoo, if it were £10 I would be happy to pay the price because it does what lots of other shampoos don't do, do what it says on the outside.
For those of you with heat damaged, coloured or processed hair, I really recommend this!
I bought this Herbal Essences Bee Strong shampoo after reading so many good reviews of it on here.
I bought a 400ml bottle of this from Wilkinsons and it cost me £2.25. There were cheaper shampoos, and even cheaper Herbal Essences shampoo available, but like I say, I have read good things about this and decided to give it a try.
The bottle is yellow gold in colour and it is the normal curvy Herbal Essences shape that all their shampoo bottles are. The lid is bright green on it so it does stand out from all the others in the range which is good.
I squeeze some shampoo put and the first thing I notice is the colour. It is very rich yellowy gold, almost with a green tinge, and I don't actually think it looks that appealing. The shampoo is thick and has a really pearly sheen to it.
Secondly, the smell. Yes, you can certainly smell the honey! Not sure I can smell the apricot extracts within it, but no matter. The honey is lovely and rich but not too sickly. Sadly though it doesn't linger on my hair once dried as long as I would have liked as the smell truly is good.
So after washing and towel drying, my hair does feel stronger as when I am combing through I am sure there is less hair breakage on the comb.
Once my hair is dried it feels good and sleek and silky. I will certainly use this again!
I have to be very careful when I buy hair products, as I have suffered in the past from a couple different scalp problems - this can result in my scalp becoming flakey and very itchy, this is when the problem is mild - at worse it can drive me to distraction and I will itch my scalp all day and all night, waking with dried blood under my finger nails.
As a very typical woman however I like to colour my hair and I like my hair to look nice, the products on the market that help my scalp condition do not benefit the appearance of my hair, so the compromise I have is that I will use a medicated shampoo for around 70% of the time, but when I know my scalp is in good condition I will allow myself to use a beauty type shampoo for a week or two, or before I go out somewhere nice and want my hair to feel at its best.
I have recently discovered Herbal Essence Bee Strong Shampoo (and its matching conditioner) Currently this shampoo is on a special offer in Tesco, it is £1.89 for a 400ml bottle.
What appealed to me about this product in the first place, is that it is not trying to promote itself in a pretty feminine pink bottle, many beauty shampoos (I personally feel) sell themselves as they are marketed towards ladies with pretty bottles and shampoos of pretty colours.
Bee Strong is part of a range of different fragrances and variants from the Herbal Essence range. I have to admit that I probably chose this variant as it was not typically pink and glamorous, instead it is a clear bottle with the product being a deep English Mustard type colour.
My first reaction when I used this shampoo, was that it was most certainly a good quality shampoo. I have long hair, and a 50pence size amount of the product squeezed onto the palm of my hand was most certainly enough shampoo to create a decent lather, I worked the shampoo through my hair - trying to avoid rubbing too much of it into my scalp where possible. Shampoo, lather, rinse - then repeat and do the same process all over again.
I have been using the accompanying conditioner too.
The product had a nice smell to it, not at all strong or overpowering, but certainly pleasant. After rubbing my hair dry I was able to brush through my hair quite easily, so I would certainly say that it was very good in that respect.
As a rule I try to let my hair dry naturally, when my hair was dry I was happily aware that I had a nice sheen to my hair and it felt nice.
So far so good, all in all top marks for this product. I liked it, and continued to use it for a few more washed. My young adult son has come home from university and prides himself on his hair, he too commented on how nice his hair felt - praise indeed - as his hair can be a pain in the wotnot to me sometimes! He is known to grumble about the various products I have bought - and yes, of course, as every good mother does - I end up telling him exactly my thoughts on the matter and he should go off and buy his own if he doesn't like what is in my bathroom!
so, two positive votes from our household!
For me however, I have had to stop using the shampoo, as within a week or so of using it daily, my scalp has become mildly itchy and flakey - I cannot blame this shampoo of course, as it is a condition I have lived with for many years now - however I have managed to use other beauty shampoos for longer, before I had to revert back to the medicated products. My son has continued to use it though, with absolutely no complaints.
Would I recommend this product to others? Absolutely, without a doubt, I would suggest if you suffer from any scalp issues that you keep a close check on your own head, of course this shampoo promises to repair the protective outer layer of each strand of hair to leave it strong against combing damage.- but I do not doubt that there are many people like myself who need to be careful.
I have looked on the web site about this shampoo, as I assumed that with the title of "Bee Strong" there would be some royal jelly type properties in it, but no - I assume that the "Bee" part comes from the fragrance of Honey and Apricot in it.
I cannot say that I could smell Honey and Apricot, but certainly the shampoo had a very pleasant fragrance.
Overall, my hair felt strong and shiny - a very nice product.