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Clairol Herbal Essences Fruit Fusions Brilliant Shine Shampoo

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Brand: Clairol / Type: Hair Shampoo

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      14.09.2010 13:22

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      Go for any other herbal essences product (trust me, they usually smell delicious) but avoid this one

      Well I would first like to say that I have never had any trouble with any other Herbal Essences products and they usually smell divine.
      This pink grapefruit range however smells like vomit if you ask me. Not a pleasant experience. I would recommend going for any other herbal essences product but this one!
      Admittedly it left my hair in fantastic condition and the smell once rinsed off wasnt too strong or reminiscent of messy nights spent hugging the toilet, but the actual showering experience was somewhat ruined by the olfactory experience.
      In terms of value for money it wasn't too bad at all. I purchased this bulky bottle of conditioner for £1, but I should perhaps have been suspicious when it was the only herbal essences product that cheap in the shop and all the other (more pleasant smelling) products were considerably dearer.
      Looking at other reviews it seems everybody else is quite content with the product, so i guess this begs the question whether this product actually does smell of sick, or if maybe my sick smell of pink grapefruit?
      Either way I wouldnt recommend it.

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      05.02.2009 22:27
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      Worth it for the lovely smell alone

      I've been using fruit fusions for nearly two years now and I have been very impressed the whole time. The bottles are easy to use and because they are plastic they don't break easily which is great as I have a tendency to be quite clumsy. The shampoo and conditioner are easy to tell apart which is good as thats been an issue I've had with some other brands, no one wants to have to read bottle labels when they've just woken up!

      First thing that's noticeable is how wonderful it smells. Ive tried most of the shampoos and conditioners in the fruit frusions range for normal hair and they all smell amazing but the brilliant shine one is definitely my favourite, and not just because it's a great colour!!! The smell lasts for hours without being too strong, you just occaisionally get wafts of this fruity lushness. Especially if you tie your hair up, then you'll still get that great smell the next day!

      The product lathers up nicely and you don't have to leave the conditioner in for ages to get an effect which sometimes you have to, I usually leave mine in for about a minute and it works fine.

      I love this product because it leaves my hair feeling really silky and soft and smelling great. My hair feels really healthy and it has a lot of volume which is nice because I find some shampoos and conditioners can leave it feeling flat.

      So, what's bad about it... not a lot really, the only issue I have is that after two years my hair is starting to get too used to it and it's not having quite as good an effect as before, still a good product though! But might be time to use something else for a little while and then switch back. It is a little pricy when compared to some others but I think it's worth it, especially as it's usually on special offer in Boots or Superdrug.

      I would definitely recommend this product but I also recommend that you have some fun trying out all the different flavours it comes in!

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        29.01.2009 14:46
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        I tried the rest, and then found the best!

        I did not get on at all with the original Herbal Essences range, as invariably no matter which product I tried my hair was left straw-like smelling far too, well, herbal. Like a herbal medicine shop - not an alluring scent that's for sure. With this in mind, I resolved never again to buy anything from the range.

        However I saw the new Fruit Fusions range advertised and I have to admit the funky coloured bottles did appeal to me. But I vowed to be strong...In the shampoo aisle I would not even give them a second look, lest I be taken in again and end up with another bottle of awful, unusable concoction sitting in my bathroom cabinet.

        But one day in Asda I was caught unawares by a stand at the bottom of one of the aisles with bottles of gorgeous pink-coloured liquid calling out to me...on closer inspection I noticed it was the dreaded Herbal Essences....however it was too late and before I knew it I had flipped open the lid for a smell. And from that moment on I was hooked on Herbal Essences Fruit Fusions Brilliant Shine Shampoo (what a mouthful!). Imagine a smell that combines the citrus notes of grapefruit, verbene and bergamot and ends up smelling frankly delicious. It is all I can do to stop myself tasting it, as it is hard to believe that something so invigorating, fresh and fruity doesn't taste as good as it smells. The best part about it is that it doesn't just smell good when you lather it up in the shower, it also keeps your hair smelling great throughout the day. I know that seems a but obvious but I have been astounded by the number of great-smelling beauty products that smell fab as you use them but the smell has disappeared by the time you have left the shower and dried yourself.

        The best part is, I love this more than all the professional haircare ranges I have tried (at £5 for a 200ml bottle or thereabouts) and this is regularly on offer for 2 400ml bottes for THREE POUNDS from Asda - absolutely amazing. So not only does it smell fabulous, but it is available at a fabulous price too!

        Then there is the bottle itself...it comes in a transparent 400ml bottle (although I believe you can also get it in a smaller size) with a forest green flip-up lid. The Herbal Essences logo is in the top centre and even this is appealing - it looks as though it is surrounded by a splash of water and this immediately gives you a mental image of a refreshing, energising product which it is. the Fruit Fusions looks as though it has been printed on a chunk of juicy orange - again adding to the fruity image. There is a white label with forest green wording on the back with all the product information on. The shampoo itself is a soft pink colour and as you empty the bottle a picture of juicy, water drenched grapefruits can be seen on the inside of the bottle - again adding to that energising, fruity image.

        To use it, you flip the lid up, tip the bottle it upside down and squeeze the shampoo onto your hand to use it, then massage it thoroughly into wet hair before rinsing well. You are recommended to use it in conjunction with Fruit Fusions Brilliant Shine Conditioner and I would support this as the two products together really do work fantastically well!

        It makes a rich creamy lather and as you massage it into your hair you feel completely energised and re-invigorated by the amazing citrus scent. I love it as it makes a better lather than most and I consider this to be an important part of a good shampoo.

        It claims to:
        -Enhance silkiness and shine
        -Help maintain natural moisture
        -Leave hair soft, luminous and light

        I can honestly say that in my experience it does all of the above. My hair is left shiny and soft after use. It works better with the conditioner, but this is true of any shampoo. However this is the only one where I can say that on the rare occasions I have not followed it with conditioner, I have still managed to style it and it still looks pretty good - shiny but not as soft. It rinses well to leave hair feeling not weighed down at all; light and healthy without being flyaway.

        A fantastic buy all-round!

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          17.11.2008 01:44
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          A great smell good shampoo

          Up untill recently I have tended to go for exepensive salon brand shampoo's but due to current economic circumstances I decided to try a new shampoo and I gave herbal essences fruit fusions range a go and I was not disappointed!
          Firstly the shampoo smells as lovely as the adverts adverts implies and i've found that even with very long hair like mine a little goes a very long way. I have been using this with the Fruit fusions conditioner and I was incredibly surpised with the end results as my hair was more soft and shiney than I thought it would be.
          Overall this shampoo what does what it says it does, the packaging is very attractive, it smells fantastic and the end results are great. The only slight down side is that it is a little bit more expensive than some shampoo's but I think it is worth ever penny.

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          22.08.2008 13:19
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          A decent shampoo that I would buy again

          I'll start by saying I hate the ad for these shampoos, the one where she's saying 'yes, yes, yes' I don't like it because my daughter always says 'what's she saying that for Mum'!

          Anyway back to the brand. I bought this as a BOGOF in Tesco so I thought it good value. I haven't tried these before so I thought I'd give it a go.

          The shampoo is citrus and I like anything citrussy so I chose this particular shampoo along with the conditioner to match.

          The main fragrange that came through was the grapefruit and I couldn't smell anything of bergamot or verbena. The shampoo lathered up really easily and I only needed to shampoo the once to get a sqeaky clean feeling.

          My hair dried nicely and had a lovely fragrance but I'm sad to say this didn't last very long. It stated on the bottle 'brilliant shine' I can say I noticed my hair being any shinier.

          Nicely packaged, nicely fragranced, nicely fragranced, did the job what more can you expect from a shampoo?

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            15.05.2008 21:26
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            Buy it. Buy it. Buy it. YUMMY!

            Herbal essences.

            I loooovvveee herbal essences. Mostly for the beautiful smell. You have to be quite confident if you are going to use it on your hair because so many people commenting can be quite unnerving! The smell of this one in particular is very strong, but in a pleasant wa. The smell is very fruity, and it's hard to explain exactly what it smells of, but it smells good!

            When it comes to cleaning you hair, I think herbal essences is the best. Even after leaving my hair for two or even three days (I'm a teenager so you can imagine the volume of grease :S) herbal essences has my hair squeaky clean in only one or maybe two washes. The newly washed feeling lasts all day, and hair feels very soft and light. Your hair looks very shiny and clean and isn't weighed down by excess shampoo.

            In conclusion, the shampoo is fruity, light and keeps your hair clean all day.

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              15.05.2008 15:32
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              nice fruity smelling hair with a silky feel and a shine to dazzle with

              Herbal essence by Clairol is a shampoo and seperate conditioner which is essentially made from fruit estracts. The advert goes that it is so good the women in the shower is having an orgasmic experience. Lucky her.

              I felt the shampoo was very nice it smelt fruity and clean and quite refreshing. It lathered up well and I only needed to use a small amount to get a full head of lather. So I thought this was brilliant. The conditioner left your hair feeling silky smooth and very soft. It shone in the sunlight.

              The shampoo itself comes in a clear plastic bottle with a green lid which has a flip top so you can squirt the required amount without mess. The logo is green with fruit of which ever type you go for on the front.

              The conditioner is usually placed next to it on shop shelf and is opaque in colour but of the same colour as the shampoo.
              making picking the right companion for the shampoo that much easier.

              They do a good job together and leave your hair shiney and bright looking healthy and well cared for.

              I would recommend it and would certainly use it again.

              Around £2.80 a 250ml bottle I didn't find it too badly priced.
              The different types are as follows:-

              For Normal hair the pink bottle flavours or smells are lychee pomegranite and persimmon

              For Normal to Greasy hair the green bottle contained kiwi kumquat and fig

              For Dry and Damaged hair the purple bottle was blackberry avacado and mango

              and last but not least

              For Coloured Hair or treated hair the orange bottle was mandarin and starfruit and papaya.

              All of these smelt wonderful and almost good enough to eat. Each one sounding like some exotic fruit salad.

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              16.02.2008 10:00
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              New range of shampoo from Herbal Essence

              Herbal Essence from Clairol are probably better known for their frankly annoying adverts where users of their shampoo are so excited they feel the need to shout out "yes yes yes", in a mock orgasmic shower scene. They have recently launched a new range called "Fruit Fusions", which is a range of 8 shampoos and conditioners which are claimed to be "bursting" with exotic fruit extracts. In the makers own words, the fragrance from each bottle is "exhilarating" and captures the essence of a tropical paradise. I have to say I prefer the tagline of this advertising campaign..."just add H2O, oh, oh". Pretty bold claims for this new product I feel, so how do they stand up when you actually use the product......will my experience be fruity or will it just fall flat? I only ended up trying this out as there was a special offer when I was shopping. I bought a 200ml bottle and as it was on offer in Asda, I got this and the conditioner for £4.00. The range I chose was Brilliant Shine, as on there shelf it was that or Deep Nourishment. However looking at the range they do, I wished Citrus Lift for Fine Hair had been available. Brilliant shine is touted as being suitable for anyone with normal hair, but mine is fine and slightly greasy the day after it has been washed which does not help with the flatness of my hair!

              Reading the bottle on my return home, I discovered the shampoo's main ingredient is pink grapefruit, which is complimented with verbena plant and bergamot. On opening the bottle, I was not immediately whisked away from my cold north east surroundings to an exotic paradise, and I certainly did not feel exhilarated. I thought the fragrance was nice but not so much so I had a strong emotional reaction. I washed my hair, and a small amount of the shampoo seemed to go a long way and made a good lather. I know that lather does not necessarily equal cleaning power, but it is something I find quite satisfying when washing my hair. Although my initial opinion was the fragrance was not totally positive, once I had washed my hair I decided that the fragrance was gorgeous, and especially because it lingers for a while after you have finished washing your hair. I didn't feel there was any residue left on my hair and it didn't feel heavy as some shampoos can do, which when you have fine flat hair this can be a curse.

              I dried my hair as normal, and my hair did feel as if it had a little more spring in the roots, and I did not have to work so hard to prevent it being completely flat. However for me, the big success is that the next day my hair still felt relatively clean and I did not have to adopt my 2nd day ponytail which is a routine I have followed for a long time. Wash hair on day 1, style it and wear it down, but on Day 2, it is too greasy to consider doing anything other than scraping it back into a ponytail if I do not have the time or the inclination to wash it again. This is a great result for me, and this and this alone would be enough to make me choose this as my regular shampoo. If this product interests you, then you could get yourself a free haircut out of it. The bottles I bought had an offer for a free haircut, however the salons they use were not familiar to me so I have not pursued this, but I am sure some of you reading this could benefit from the offer.

              You can find more information at http://www.herbal-essences.co.uk/products/fruit_fusions.jsp

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              Enhance the natural vitality and beauty of your hair with Herbal Essences Fruit Fusions Brilliant Shine Shampoo / It contains a tempting blend of pink grapefruit, verbena and bergamot extracts, leaving your hair more manageable and with just the right amount of body /