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Herbal Essence by Clairol.
Seductively Straight Strengthening Shampoo.
With Pink Lily Extract.
For dry and damaged hair.
Use within 12 months.
Made by Proctor and Gamble UK.
Comes in vivid bright pink semi transparent tall curved plastic bottle as above but now with a bright green flip open lid.
Has an image of a lily on the bottom of the front label.
'Smooth your strands to a straight line and leave your hair with an intense lily scent.'
£3.79 full price at Tesco. Often on sale at half price for £1.89.
I bought this shampoo primarily for two reasons - firstly as I have straightish hair and I thought this might suit it and also because the bottle is so colourful and eye catching on the shelf.
The tall vivid pink bottle definitely grabs my attention. Also being my favourite colour and on offer at half price I could not resist.
The bottle is tall and slender and slightly curved. The now green top flips up by depressing one side and it is then easy to tip out the shampoo. It is useful to have a top like this as there are then no loose tops to get lost or fall on the floor.
The shampoo itself is a glossy and sheeny pale pink. The smell is gorgeous - fresh and blossom like.
When being used only a small amount of shampoo is needed - about the size of two or three peas - depending on how long your hair is. Mine is quite short so not much is needed. It lathers immediately and feels lovely and smooth and creamy when washing your hair.
It rinses out easily and I only ever bother to wash once.
It leaves my hair feeling soft and silky which is really good. Though I cannot say I have noticed it any straighter or better behaved.
Also having short hair I cannot vouch for it retaining the lily smell - I doubt it - but the smell is lvely in the bathroom when it is being used.
I like the pretty bottle in the bathroom and also the lovely smell and texture of this shampoo.
It lathers up well and quickly and although looking a female type bottle my son has no problem using it as well - I don't think people these days have any qualms about using pink items at all.
Definitely an enjoyable product to use and one that I wound to be quite happy to use again as it is good value when on offer at half price - which Tesco often seem to be doing.
I was not disappointed with the results. I never tend to believe any of the marvellous claims made by shampoo manufactures these days anyway - to me a shampoo is just that - and not something that will magically transform your locks.
4 stars. Lovely shampoo but I don't think it actually straightens anything.
===Would I Recommend?===
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I've used Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner for quite a while now and although I was happy with the one for 'normal' hair when they brought out this seductively straight range I thought it was worth a try.
The bottle is attractive in shocking pink and it certainly stands out on the shop shelf. The bottle stands on it's base and is stable when stood in my shower. It opens at the top which does mean that when the bottle is getting low that I have to shake it to get the product to come out or stand it upside down. The bottle shape isn't designed for this and it does annoy me slightly when it easily gets knocked over.
The lid opens by pushing it down to open a small slot, this is easy to do one handed and ensures that not too much shampoo comes out at once.
I'm not as keen on the fragrance of this shampoo as some of the others in the Herbal Essences range but it is okay and doesn't linger on my hair after washing so doesn't bother me. I have shoulder length hair and a 10p sized amount of shampoo lathers up my hair nicely. It is easy to rinse out and doesn't leave any residue. My hair feels nice and clean when I've washed it with this shampoo.
My scalp can be sensitive to some shampoos but I haven't had any problems with this one and would definitely purchase it again if the 'normal' one wasn't available.
This shampoo is meant to make your hair 'seductively straight' and I have noticed that my hair isn't as flyaway after using this shampoo but as my hair still needs hair straighteners after washing it if I want to wear it down.
Price and availability
This shampoo is available in 200ml and 400ml bottles, I bought it when it was on buy one get one free at Tesco (currently £3.79). The 200ml bottle is currently £1 which is a good price if you want to give it a try for the first time.
Would I recommend?
As a shampoo yes I like it but the fragrance lets it down and it doesn't make my hair any straighter.
Being one to take pride in my hair, I love to treat it luxurious yet affordable products and I find that the Herbal Essences range provides for all my hairs needs.
I usu get frizzy hair if I don't style my hair or if it rains so I ideally needed a product that would help take n e this problem so I didn't have to worry as much. The first time I cane across the seductively straight product from Herbal Essences I decided to give it a go as there wasn't much to lose and my previous experience with Herbal Essences proved to be positive.
The seductively straight range comes in a lovely pink colour which makes it quite eye catching. The main ingredients in seductively straight are pink Lily and Asian silk which answers the question as to how your hair gets so silky and straight. The shampoo is lovely and thick and creamy and you only need a bit to lather up in the shower. The scents is quite divine in this shampoo and smells lovely and fresh. Once I had used the shampoo, I followed with the same conditioner to give maximum effect.
When drying my hair, I found that it was a little easier to style and did go quite straight but there wasn't a massive difference. However I would still buy this product as I loved the smell and my hair felt gorgeous and soft afterwards
I have very curly, very frizzy hair as as result I like to use straightening shampoos that may help to smooth and make my hair a little easier to style. This was bought on sale at Boots for £1.
I prefer the old style to be honest, however this is a nice plastic bottle with an easy to close cap that does not clog. They are different colours dependent on the shampoo- a lot of companies do this and it is a concept I really like. It means if I'm going to repurchase I don't need to read it. This sits nicely on my bath however the shape is very annoying in my cuprboard. As we are both obsessed with buying toiletries in bulk this little bump has caused issues.
It is very easy to dispense too much from the bottle and it end up down the drain - so be careful.
This is a fairly thick and rich light pink liquid. Only a small amount is needed and that lathers very easily in the hair. Just like I would expect it washes out very easily too. I was always under the impression Herbal Essences shampoos were meant to smell gorgeous but I just don't get that here. It smells very similar to be my elvive shampoo and the smell doesn't hang around for any longer.
I was my hair daily and this does not get greasy in between washes.
Did it Straighten and Smooth?
Actually it did my frizz is probably down by 25% (but this could be that I m actively caring for my hair in other ways and it does appear straighter. My very thick and fine hair still holds a curl if I want it to.
As with all lower end shampoos the prices vary greatly where ever you go this is sold from £1- £3 in pound shops, chemists and supermarkets.
This shampoo does a good job and I am impressed with the change in my hair. I am just not impressed with the smell as never having used Herbal Essences before I thought it would feel really luxurious however it doesn't.
That said I feel 4 stars is an appropriate rating.
I have quite wavy frizzy hair so I brought this product hoping it would tame my unruly locks. When I first tried it my hair didn't feel any different and so i thought I would wait until I had used for at least two weeks to see a difference. Unfortunately I really didn't and if anything I think it made my hair thinner and more fly away's were apparent. It didn't make my hair any straighter it just made it more limp and so my natural curls looked awful. I used to like herbal essence but then i found out they test their products on animals which I don't agree with so I don't buy their products anymore.
The smell i didn't like either. I always like a nice fruity smelling shampoo but this smelt a little chemically for my liking.
The packaging is nice thought and is very sleek and pretty. Although it does not hold a lot of product and I find it a little overpriced for not much in the bottle.
I have always been a fan of The Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner range and I can say that I am once again pleased. The shampoo left my hair silky soft, with added shine and the smell is just divine. I would recommend for hair of any type though if you are looking for smooth hair that smells great, this is the shampoo for you.
I have very long, thick curly hair, and as much as I would love for a shampoo to be able to straighten that, I think it is an impossible task! However, by using straightening shampoos, it can help to get rid of the frizziness that results from the curls, leaving me with more defined curls that look much more presentable - which is always a bonus! I am not the sort of person who always buys the same brand of shampoo, I have my favourites of course, but I always just go for whats on offer. I found this is in poundland, and at £1 for 200ml I thought it had to be worth a try.
When I first sqeezed some shampoo out of the bottle, the first thing I noticed was that it was a bit thinner than I was expecting for a shampoo with an RRP of about £2.50. Looking past this, you notice the scent, which is a lovely fruity scent that smells great in your hair. It lathered up well, and I rinsed it out after.
I can honesty say that I didn't really notice much difference with my hair, it might have been slightly less frizzy, but really not by much. However, my hair felt clean and smelt great, which is what I expect from a shampoo. So in terms of using it just as a shampoo, I would definitely recommed it. If there is anyone out there who hopes to use this product to get rid of their curls, I can say that you are going to be disappointed!
It was both the brand Clairol plus the name 'seductively straight' which made be buy this product but I was a little disappointed with it to be honest.
I only paid £1 for it (in a dump basket at Savers) and the stylish bottle contains 200ml of shampoo which is slightly runny and is pink in colour. As you can see from the pic it has a slim green flip top which snaps shut when not in use. The hole where the shampoo comes out is very narrow and although I am only about one third through it I have had to clean it because it became clogged.
The results I have experienced since using this have been about the same as when I have used any other shampoo (I am not brand loyal and will pick up most of those on offer) in that it cleaned my hair and it felt soft. The thing I did not notice was that my hair was any straighter or easier to straighten than when using any product without the claim 'go straight, go sleek, go gloss' as sated by Clairol on the reverse of the bottle.
The shampoo itself smells good although it is a bit too girly and a bit strong for me but I must admit my hair felt soft and had the usual shine after shampooing but I noticed no difference when it came to using my straighteners or on my finished style.
I am reading the information on the back of the bottle and cannot help but smile at the directions given for using the shampoo but I won't spoil it for you! There is also a fairly long list of ingredients provided for those who are concerned about what goes onto their hair and scalp.
In conclusion I would say it is a pleasant enough hair washing product from Clairol which does a good job of washing the hair but did not prove to help my hair look any straighter. After consideration I am awarding 3 stars knocking 1 off for the clogging of the hole and 1 off as it did not give the results I had been led to expect.
~*~*~ Herbal Essences Seductively Straight Shampoo ~*~*~
My hair is naturally quite wavy/curly. I wash my hair every 2-3 days and then have to go through the tedious task of brushing, blowing and straightening my hair. On average this takes me around an hour and a half and it is a drag. The not so great thing about my hair is if it comes into contact with moisture it starts going frizzy, so all that effort of straightening is wasted. I have tried a number of products which claim to help keep hair straight but I have never found one which works. The main reason for purchasing this shampoo was because it was on offer and also because it claimed to help straighten hair. To be honest I wasn't expecting a miracle from this shampoo but if it helped at all with making my hair more manageable than I would have been over the moon.
I purchased this shampoo from my local Boots store for £1.94, where it was on a half price offer (usual RRP £3.89). This shampoo comes in a 400ml, pink, plastic bottle. The lid is one of those push down caps which allows a small hole to open and then product is obtainable by squeezing the bottle. On the front of the bottle is the Herbal Essence logo, the products name (seductively straight), what it is (silk n' shine shampoo), what it contains (pink lily and Asian silk extracts) and what hair type it is for (dry/damaged hair). The colour of the bottle is very eye catching, bright pink, and when I saw it on the shelf my eyes were immediately drawn to it. The only thing that puts me off with the bottle is because the product is quite thick the bottle takes a lot of squeezing to get the shampoo out. I prefer bottles with a bigger hole so that you only needs to apply a little amount of pressure. I have arthritis in my hands so squeezing down hard on a bottle can be quite challenging.
The colour of the shampoo is pink and the consistency is thick and creamy. Once I have washed my hair with water I only need a small amount of this shampoo as it is very rich and lathers up really easily. Once you start lathering the smell of this shampoo feels the air rapidly and the scent is just amazing. The lilly aroma in this product was quite strong and the overall floral scent was just divine. Once I had given my hair a good scrub I rinsed out the product and repeated the procedure with conditioner. After my shower I got ready to blow dry and straighten my hair. I brushed, which didn't seem to be any easier after using this shampoo, and blow dried my hair as usual. After blow drying my hair I didn't think it looked any straighter that usual, however it did feel incredibly soft and smelt amazing. I continued my routine with straightening my hair and then took a look in the mirror. My hair looked shiny, silky and really smooth. Overall it just looked more conditioned and moisturised.
I do think this helped my hair stay straighter for longer and prevent it frizzing to a certain extend. I wouldn't say it was a miracle working but then I never expected it to be. The scent lasted in my hair for days and I was really happy with how this shampoo left my hair looking and feeling. I would definitely recommend this shampoo for people with damaged or dry hair and for £1.94 it is a bargain. The aromas are amazing and the shampoo feels very luxurious. I will definitely be purchasing this shampoo again, hopefully it will still be on offer but I would happily pay the full price for it. I am going to give this shampoo 5 out of 5 Dooyoo stars.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review :)
Smooth and calm
I have naturally curly hair, and I am not mad enough to think that a shampoo and conditioner are going to get rid of my curls! But I do like to try out straightening shampoos as they can help to smooth and calm my hair a bit, and tend to be good to add moisture. I also like the Herbal Essences range in general so was happy to give this a go.
As well as the shampoo, there is a conditioner, mask, and leave in conditioning cream in the Seductively Straight range. The range contains Asian silk and pink lily to help make hair more manageable, glossy and smooth. A 400ml bottle costs £3.89 in Boots, but is often on offer, including buy one get one free, which is how I got my hands on this shampoo and the matching conditioner!
This comes in a bright pink bottle, which is oblong shaped with a curve in the middle, making it easy to hold in the shower. The shampoo is a thick texture and has a strong, sweet floral scent. I find this works itself up easily into a nice, rich lather, and again I notice the pleasant fragrance. It washes away easily and leaves my hair feeling really clean and fresh and quite smooth. Some shampoos tend to dry my hair out a bit, but this doesn't have that affect at all.
I always use a conditioner after using this shampoo, before letting my hair dry naturally.
Overall I really like this shampoo and would buy it again. It really smells nice and fresh and it cleans my hair well, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Using it alongside the matching conditioner, I would say this definitely helps to tame my curls and make my hair a bit more controllable!
**Introduction and reason for purchase**
I colour my hair and because of this I like to use premium products to maintain the health of my hair, though preferably without the premium price tag attached. My favourite brand of hair care products is Aussie, which I buy when I can - mainly when on offer - though generally I just buy any 'decent' shampoo and conditioner that isn't overly priced. I'm far from brand loyal (though I do adore the french beauty company Yves Rocher) and am certainly not a brand snob so buying a shops own brand is fine as long as the product does the trick. I've been using Superdrug's own Coconut shampoo & matching conditioner and have been very pleased with the results but having heard some positive things being said about Herbal Essences shampoos recently I decided to try one out for myself.
Having never tried this brand before, for some reason it seems to have eluded me, I decided to buy 'Seductively Straight' Straightening Shampoo by said brand when I spotted it in my local UGO store (currently owned by Poundstretcher and basically a glorified version) and having used it for the past two weeks now I feel I can justify a review..
**Price, Packaging & Availability**
Although UGO doesn't stock a vast amount of shampoos and conditioners, the brands it does stock it has a few variants of each item. There were around 4 or 5 different Herbal Essences shampoos and matching conditioners though it was this particular one that stood out the most to me due to it's vibrant pink packaging. The shampoo is presented in a sleek 200ml bottle which is quite slimline with smooth, gentle, sexy curves and is upright standing with the access to the shampoo being based directly on top in the form of a flip open lid. Decoration wise there is a reflective holographic circle design just above the logo which catches in the light and therefore catches the eye, so in the appearance department the designers have come up with a winner as you can't fail to notice it.
The bottle has a slim appearance from the side view with a wider look at the front though due to it's slimness it's easy to grasp which I do find handy especially when washing my hair in the shower. The shampoo as mentioned is a straightening shampoo and is designed for dry/ damaged hair and whilst I wouldn't say my hair is *too* damaged as I try to take good care of it, obviously the fact I colour it every few months causes some damage so because of the moisturising properties promised as it contains 'pink lily & asian silk extracts' made it sound an ideal choice.
Herbal Essences is made by Clairol which are a leading company so availability wise this can be picked up from most places that stock hair care ranges such as independent chemists, Supermarkets and even bargain stores as well as a host of online retailers. I picked mine up from the Poundstretcher owned company UGO costing just £1.09 which I deemed to be quite good value, particularly as it was retailing next door at £1.99 in Superdrug, and whilst the size I purchased is the smaller bottle of 200ml it can also be bought in a much larger 400ml size depending on your preference (RRP £3.79 - Superdrug).
**My experience of using this shampoo**
Although I've been aware of this brand for many years for some reason I've just never gotten around to actually using it before. After hearing such good things though I was looking forward to treating my hair to a pampering session by using a shampoo and conditioner so wasted no time in testing it out the on the day that I purchased it. Whilst this review is about the shampoo there will be the odd reference to the coordinating conditioner as I never use just a shampoo on it's own.
I'm not a shallow person at all but I have to admit it was the pretty pink packaging that initially caught my eye and so I was pleased once I read that it was directed at hair that was similar to my own. For a 'premium' brand I thought the price of just over £1 was very reasonable and just hoped it would be as good as I'd built it up to be.
The shampoo is accessed via the top of the bottle where there is an integrated flip open lid which when pressed down reveals a small gap for the product to emit through. To be honest the opening looked far too small and I considered removing the lid completely at one point but I was surprised that once the bottle was tipped adequately and squeezed enough of the shampoo it expelled far more than I presumed.
The consistency is thinner than I expected as it looks really quite thick whilst still in the bottle though it's very creamy texture gave the impression that it would certainly be moisturising if nothing else. The colour is a slightly paler version of the packaging and though it's matte it does have a slight iridescent shimmer to it, whilst the fragrance is very likable which to describe it best is to say it has a gentle floral fragrance mixed with a 'clean' soapy aroma.
I loved the directions on using this shampoo, which lets face facts it isn't rocket science as applying a shampoo is pretty straight forward, but Herbal Essences have gone one step further by telling us "You know the drill: Work up a lush lather and get straight to the point" !
On wetting my shoulder length hair under the shower tap I proceeded to squeeze out what I thought would be an adequate amount, being a blob approximately the size of a 20p coin which is the 'normal' amount I tend to use with other brands. I applied this to my wet hair and found it did indeed work up in to a lush lather almost instantly which was very impressive. The lily aroma was very evident and was really beautiful whilst the shampoo itself made my soaking wet hair feel silky almost straight away so I was very impressed at this point though found the amount I'd used on this occasion to be just too much as it seemed to take twice as long as usual to rinse away under clear water.
Once the lather was completely rinsed my hair actually felt quite tangled which after how soft it had felt whilst still shampooing this surprised me somewhat, though I applied my (matching) conditioner straight away and left on for the recommended amount of time before also rinsing.
**Results and Recommendations**
Once I'd towel dried my hair and began to comb through carefully I was once again pacified as it felt tangle free and drying and styling in the usual way was a fairly effortless task. Once my hair was fully dry though I did notice that although it had gained some much needed volume it seemed to be a little bit too fluffy to actually style properly.
Despite apply a dab of serum and rubbing through my hair was just too soft to style which was a bit of a shame as I'd been hankering after a product that was moisturising but this went way beyond.
I've since tried using a less amount of the shampoo when washing my hair and also have used a different brand of conditioner afterwards with alas the same results. I've even used just the shampoo on it's own - which I never do - though all this created was plenty of volume still though incorporated with much more tangles.
Although I can't fault this shampoo on it's cleansing abilities and it's promise to give soft smooth hair, I've found that despite using it over a dozen times now it simply doesn't have the desired effect on my hair that I was searching for and subsequently have given the remainder to my friend (who it apparently suits her wiry hair perfectly). I'm not saying the product isn't good, it's simply no good for my hair type despite me fitting the criteria and because of this I wont be buying this particular shampoo again though that's not to say I wont try a different shampoo from the range at some point in the future.
Just because it left my hair *too* soft and hard to style doesn't mean it wont suit others as it cleanses the hair perfectly, didn't irritate my scalp in anyway, left my hair tangle free and the beautiful aroma lingered for several hours on my hair so for the money it's ideal if fluffy hair is what you are after.
Because of the above I've discussed I'm removing a star as after each use my hair was just too difficult to style but that's the only negative I've had with this product and it scores highly with everything else.
I recently wrote an article about how I tried some cut price shampoo and conditioner from Boots. It was a Boots brand so I was hoping it was going to be good but alas, you definitely get what you pay for and so I have gone back to my favourite brand of shampoo, Herbal Essences and thankgoodness I have, my hair definitely thanks me for it.
The thing I like about Herbal Essences is that they have lots of different varieties of shampoo for different hair types or results you want to achieve with your hair such as shine or bounce and the latest one I have tried is the seductively straight shampoo which is described as a straightening shampoo. I have quite curly hair but its not nice curly hair and so I always use straighteners on it after I have washed it so I thought a shampoo that would help it to straighten out would be perfect for my hair.
According to the back of the bottle, "Shampoo with botanical silk extract cleans to help reveal natural shine. No deviant hair-behaviour tolerated here. Let this lush formula smooth your strands into a pin-straight line."
Unlike some of the other Herbal Essences shampoos which are gel based, this shampoo has quite a creamy formula and is nice and thick and luxurious. The shampoo is a pink colour and when I wash with it I can really feel it coating all the strands of my hair and nourishing them. Although this is a thick shampoo the nice thing is that my hair does not feel weighed down or greasy after use. I only need to use a little bit of this shampoo as it lathers up really well and doesn't need much to wash my entire head.
The smell of this shampoo is amazing too. It contains pink lily and asian silk extracts and has a really vibrant fruity smell that makes my hair smell luscious. After washing when I am straightening my hair I definitely think it is making a difference to the straightness of my hair. I find it takes less time to straighten it with my irons and looks really nice after I have completed it too.
I just have the 200ml bottle but you can buy it in big 400ml bottles too. I recommend using this in conjunction with the seductively straight conditioner to really get nice straight hair.
Herbal Essences Seductively Straight Shampoo helps to achieve straighter sleeker hair /