“ Brand: Clairol / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Moisturiser / What it does: Moisturizes, „
I've been using Herbal Essences for a while, and I will be continuing to use this brand of shampoo and conditioner, mainly because it does what it's says it will, and the smells are divine. Currently, Herbal Essences are promoting their new, refurbished design, and I have to say I was delighted when I found out you could get a free, re-designed bottle of Herbal Essences along side the original! My opinion of the new design is that it looks sophisticated, professional, and is perfect for first time users - but if you're like me and have been using Herbal Essences with the familiarly known branding for quite a few years, it will take a lot of time getting used to!
Clairol created Herbal Essences in the 1960s, aiming to appeal at people particularly interested in organic buys, especially since the hippy craze started around that time, and people became more aware of what they were using, and making sure it was natural and organic. But, because of its success, an increasing population of non-organic buyers started using these products. Whether or not these shampoo and conditioners are completely organic anymore, I don't know, but what I can tell you is I certainly feel the product is natural and inartificial and is worth buying.
They come in different categories of essences, such as herbs and botanicals, rainforest flowers and fruit fusions, and also are grouped depending on what purpose it supplies for your hair, to restore it to its full potential. The different hair types are dry/damaged, normal to oily, coloured and herbal essence manages to provide shampoos and conditioner in order to aid you when washing your hair, and making it look the best it possibly can.
You can buy herbal essences in supermarkets, and shops such as Boots and Superdrug, for around £1.50, unless they are holding a special offer, such as 'buy one get one free' which I've personally come across. If you're considering Herbal Essences to be a shampoo and conditioner you'll use, you can at least go on http://www.herbal-essences.co.uk/ and order a free sample, so you can have a feel of what it's like. I definitely recommend you buy this, as it's one of the most reliable hair product brands, and there is an array of essences you can choose from. Hope you make the right choice!
As part of my glut of smelly stocking fillers from Christmas I had a few sets of matching shampoo and conditioner. I am currently using the Clairol Herbal Essences Moisture Balancing ones.
The shampoo comes in a clear plastic bottle, which is easy to hold onto in the shower, with a green flip top. The front of the bottle has the words Clairol Herbal Essences Moisture Balancing Shampoo - Normal Hair - Chamomile Aloe Vera Passion Flower. The label on the back has a picture on the reverse of it of daisy like flowers - presumably chamomile - so that the picture shows through when you look at the bottle from the front if you see what I mean. Anyway it does mean that it looks pretty on the bathroom shelf.
The shampoo claims to 'revitalise your senses in a world of botanical bliss, invigorating and luxurious, this fragrant shampoo, exclusively blended with 100% organic botanicals, will leave you feeling refreshed and your hair at its most beautiful'.
To be fair this is maybe just a tad over the top but the shampoo is certainly very nice indeed.
It is pale lemon in colour and I just had to squeeze a bit onto my hands and massage into my hair. The shampoo lathers well and soon my head was a mass of bubbles and yes, I would describe them as luxurious. I don't need to use much as our water is very soft and I do only have short hair.
The fragrance really is lovely. I can certainly detect the smell of aloe vera but I am assuming that it is enhanced by the smell of the chamomile and passion flower. Whatever the blend it is gorgeous!
The bubbles wash out easily enough but then I do shampoo my hair under a power shower. I then use the matching conditioner to finish off.
The result is that my hair is clean, soft and easy to blow dry and it smells lovely.
There are the usual warnings on the back of the bottle about not getting the stuff in your eyes and washing it out straight away with cold water if you do.
The list of ingredients is very long so there are a fair few chemicals in there!
The 400g bottle currently retails at £1.75 in Boots and they are on offer at buy on get one half price. Boots often have offers on these products so if you like them wait for an offer and stock up!
Herbal Essences is made by Proctor and Gamble UK of Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0XP.
A few months ago, I found out that Herbal Essences were giving away free samples of shampoo and conditioner from their website. So, me, never one to turn down a freebie, sent off for my samples. I was sent a mini-sized bottle of shampoo and conditioner. I've always previously been impressed with Herbal Essences hair products, ever since I first started using them, way back when I smelt my friends hair in an English lesson and it smelt so lovely I decided I just had to try the shampoo she used! I hoped this shampoo would be just as good as the one from Herbal Essences which I had used before. There are a variety of shampoos and conditioners from Herbal Essences, each designed for a different hair type. There's: * Replenishing shampoo for coloured/permed/dry/damaged hair, * Volumizing Shampoo to give hair body, * Extra body shampoo for limp hair and * Clarifying shampoo for normal to oily hair, As well as various other haircare products like leave-in conditioners. The one the website sent me, was Moisture balancing shampoo, and it's designed for people with normal hair. It is said to replenish the moisture in your hair, leaving it feeling soft and silky. *~*~* Packaging *~*~* The shampoo is packaged in an full sized 200ml plastic bottle, with a green lid, when you buy it... The inside of the bottle, at the back, is a picture of a bunch of daisys on, which you can see through the transparent shampoo. The front of the bottle clearly states the shampoo is for normal hair. Upon a white sticker on the back of the bottle, is the ingredients and directions for use. Due to the flowers, the bottle is really pretty :-) *~*~* The Shampoo *~*~* The shampoo is a see-through yellow in colour and is quite thick. The smell of the shampoo is very refreshing, it's a fresh, flowery smell. The flowery smell is due to the shampoo containing Chamomile, Aloe Vera and Passi
on Flower extracts in mountain spring water. Due to the thickness of the shampoo, you will only need a tiny blob of the shampoo to create lots of lather. You use the shampoo like any other shampoo, wet your hair, lather it up and rinse. While you're massaging the shampoo in to your hair, you'll notice the shampoo smell is quite strong, and this can be a bit overpowering, but when you rinse the shampoo out, it becomes less overpowering. The shampoo rinses out well, leaving your hair feeling very clean. The shampoo left my hair soft and easy to somb through when it dried. As this is a moisture balancing shampoo, I bet you're wondering whether the shampoo did what the bottle said it would: Leave my hair soft and silky...Well....I can definitely say it did! *~*~* Overall *~*~* Probably the best thing I found after using this shampoo was the lovely smell it gave my hair, and it lasted a couple of days 'til I washed my hair again. After using the shampoo, I felt my hair was in good condition - soft, smooth and shiny, so it gave good results as well as having lots of natural ingredients in. As it only takes a little blob of shampoo to create lots of lather, so the bottle lasts ages, making it well-worth the price. This shampoo can be purchased from lots of different places, from supermarkets, to chemists, as well as places like Boots and Superdrugs. It can be found cheaper in discount toileteries shops, but it's usually priced around £2.00, depending on where you buy it. I would highly recommend this shampoo to you and would also advise you to use the conditioner with it, which will leave your hair in even better condition, and smelling even more lovely! For more information on Herbal essences products, you can visit their website at: http://www.herbal-essences.co.uk/ They're currently giving away samples from their 'Natural Volume' Range. <
Replenish the moisture in your hair with Herbal Essences Moisture-Balancing Shampoo / Made with a blend of natural Chamomile, Aloe Vera and Passion Flower, Moisture-Balancing Shampoo will promote silkiness and lustre in your hair, while leaving it feeling soft and silky /