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I am now onto my third bottle of Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Shampoo. I love this, I even love the name. I just paid almost £4 for the larger sized bottle, and whilst this might sound like a lot to pay, it really isn't as I only need to use the smallest amount for a great lather and so the bottle lasts me for ages. I don't use this shampoo every time I wash my hair as I like to alternate, but this is a shampoo which is gentle and kind and I'd say it is suitable for regular, everyday use.
I bought this because I am sick and tired of having poker straight hair and I have been trying to encourage some light waves (and even curls) into my hair lately. I am not having much success, but as this product professes to give existing curls extra bounce and shine, I decided that if I washed my hair with this beforehand and then tried to curl it, the waves and curls might just take better and last that little it longer.
The packaging of the bottle is the same as all the others in the Herbal Essence range- slightly curved and one sided. The colour is purple and the shampoo itself is quite thick in consistency, and as I say, I only need to use a very small amount of this to achieve a huge amount of bubbles. This is possibly my favourite smelling shampoo in the whole of the herbal Essence range. It is gorgeous, light and fruity with a background slight herbal fragrance to it.
It rinses off well afterwards and once dried and styled, it's evident that my hair is far less frizzy than it was before. It seems to add a lot of moisture to my hair and on a few occasions after using this shampoo I have even found that there is no need for me to have to use a separate conditioner.
Hand on heart though, I cannot say that my curls or waves last any longer after using this product. They last about the same time. The good thing about it though is that it does make my hair feel very light and bouncy, it gives it much needed added moisture and it also seems to add volume. These are all plus points as far as I'm concerned.
I will keep buying this product as I do really love it and I give it four out of five stars.
I spend a lot of my time getting my hair to look sleek and straight by blow drying and straightening it after each time that I have washed it. If left to its own devices however, my hair is frizzy with a slight curl. I thought I would give Totally Twisted by Herbal Essence a go to see if I could get pretty waves and allow my hair to just dry naturally - which would be a real time saver.
What does the product do?
The product promises to cleanse the hair and to give your curls plenty of bounce and shine. It claims that it will give your hair an intense hydration using silk blends, wild orchid and jewel orchids to leave your curls with luscious long lasting definition. As well as this, it obviously aims to cleanse the hair to leave it fresh, clean and free from impurities and hair product.
Packaging and Product
The product comes contained within a see through purple plastic bottle which has a slight curve on the size. It has a picture of some berries on the front and some extra information is given about the product on the back. The lid of the bottle is purple and green, and you push down on the side of the lid to flip it open and closed which is easy to do even when your hands are wet and soapy. The product costs around £2 for the smaller bottles and £4 for the larger bottles however you can frequently find the product on offer. It can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product smells really delicious just as you would expect a product from this brand to smell. It is really sweet but a touch of a herbal aroma and it is very evident the whole time that you are using the shampoo. It has a touch of purple to the colour and as I have brown hair, this isn't a worry for me but it may be a little unnerving for those using it on blond hair although I'm sure it would be fine. It has the consistency that you would expect from a shampoo and it is easy to dispense from the bottle and also easy to apply to the hair. You don't need much to achieve the desired results and it makes a huge lather which makes it feel like it's doing a good job of cleansing your hair. It smells lovely during the whole process. The product is easy to rinse out of the hair.
The shampoo is very hydrating and it leaves my hair easy to brush through and free from tangles. Once it is dry, my waves are better defined and the frizz is greatly reduced which is great news. It doesn't form curls where there aren't curls but it gives my hair that beachy look without it looking wild and out of control. It doesn't weigh down my hair or make it greasy but I do find that my hair is more than ready to be washed again by the time 48 hours is up. The aroma stays on my hair long after it has been dried. It also gives my hair a bit of shine and leaves it looking and feeling fresh and clean. I have tried this product before straightening my hair and it made it look weighed down and greasy at the roots so it definitely is just for those that want to enhance the waves and curls which they already have.
All in all, this is a nice product for those who wants to tame their waves and curls, and to give them a bit of definition. It smells lovely and the aroma stays on the hair after use. It gives the hair a bit of a shine and leaves it looking and feeling fresh and clean. It definitely gave my frizzy mane a bit more control and made my waves look calmer and more defined. I would probably repurchase this shampoo for those days where I just want to wash and go.
I always used to steer clear of herbal essences, I had used them a few times in my youth, lured in by the amazing scents, no doubt. But, now a fully grown, slightly snobbish hair product connoisseur, I never bought out of principle. I'm not too sure what that principle was, I think it was along the lines of 'surely something that cheap can't work?!'
But so it was that about 6 months ago, I actually cottoned on to the fact that spending buckets of money on shampoo was not the cleverest way of saving for a car, and I decided to bite the bullet and 'downgrade' (oh, the pretentiousness!) to Herbal Essences. And, I can now tell you, that I am a fully reformed hair freak, and now I buy Herbal Essences like it's going out of fashion. Which in my opinion, it never will.
I feel foolish for jumping on the bandwagon so late, but now I'm on it, I can't be dislodged. I flirt with other shampoos occaisionally, I have even been known to use a supermarket own brand (SHOCK HORROR!) but I always come back to good old clairol.
I flit between most of the varieties on the shelf, according to my mood, and which colour packaging appeals to me most on that particular day. I only use the clear ones, as to my cost I have learned that thick, creamy shampoos do not like my hair. In this indiscriminate choosing, I have to be honest and say that I haven't really noticed a marked difference between the different shampoos. Indeed, if you blindfolded me, then showed me the result, I couldn't tell you which shampoo it was.
But if you can forgive them the generic qualities of their different varieties, I think you just might agree with me that Herbal Essences are one of the best. I have to say, I don't think that this shampoo made a jot of difference to my curls, but I'm a firm believer that it's styling products that make a difference, so it doesn't bother me. They all smell beautiful, are a bargain at under £3 for 250ml, and they look pretty. They also do a pretty damn good job of looking after your hair. Can't say fairer than that.
I just love curly hair so I'm always looking for products to enhance my natural waves. I bought the UK version of this product which last time I checked was called "It's a curl thing" but I'm sure they're exactly the same. This shampoo is available widely at drugstores such as Boots and Superdrug but can be harder to find in supermarkets. It's about £3.60 for a 400ml bottle which is a moderate price for shampoos.
The shampoo has a a scent of lavender and jade plant which smells lovely and fresh. I used this as suggested on the back of the bottle: lathered it up with wet hair and rinsed thoroughly. I also used the conditioner afterwards but I'll write a separate review on that :)
I used this shampoo every day on holiday even after being in the ocean and it successfully removed all the salt and left it feeling clean and looking shiny. I definitely noticed a difference in the texture of my hair - it felt very soft and manageable. My waves were left quite defined but otherwise It didn't do much else to enhance them.
I don't think I would recommend this to other people looking to enhance their waves and curls because it didn't make very much difference to mine. However, the smell is lovely and it makes the hair very soft and manageable.