Product Type: Herbal Essences hair care products
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Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Shampoo
Member Name: hanmillie
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Shampoo
Date: 23/04/12, updated on 23/04/12 (69 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely scent, great value
Disadvantages: Did not provide sufficient tousle
I have been told in the past that wavy hair is own of the easiest types of hair to work with; however in my life time experience I have to disagree, having had many a fly away hair day or hair that will not straighten but just flick out at the ends. The last few years have been a constant battle with the weather, as I have sought to over straighten my rebellious locks to prevent them from getting out of control. Despite this, I have had many a word of wisdom telling me that I should be thankful with what I have and so at the beginning of this year I decided to make the most of my wavy hair and try to use products that enhanced the wave rather than went against it.
Herbal Essence produce a range of quality hair products each with their own unique hair preference and this is given in the colour of the bottle with each colour representing a different hair characteristic (straight, wavy, curly etc.). I remember the days when these products used to come in a pretty bottle with a flower illustration in the background, however recently Herbal Essence have had a complete overhaul so that now their bottles look quite funky and modern in design.
This shampoo is part of the range of products for wavy hair or hair that is likely to frizz including the shampoo, conditioner and hair mousse. Herbal Essence claims that this shampoo will provide a refreshing clean but will not strip the hair of essential moisture and will promote a wavy tousled look. The shampoo is packaged in a transparent upright bottle which is a light mauve in colour and serves to allow you to see the light purple shampoo inside. The bottle is topped with a lime green cap which has to be flipped open to access the contents. As with all Herbal Essence shampoos and conditioners, this shampoo comes in two size options those being a 200ml bottle and a 400ml bottle.
This shampoo has a gel like consistency and pours very easily out of the cap when opened. The shampoo has a light and berry fragrance which can be attributed to the wild violet and pomegranate ingredients and I have to say that if I were rating this shampoo on smell alone it would get a five star rating from me. The smell is very feminine and leaves a lovely soft smell in your hair which lingers for a good day after washing.
==Price and Availability==
This shampoo can be bought from a range of supermarkets and convenience stores and I picked mine up from my local Wilkinson as part of a bargain offer. A 200ml bottle will usually set you back from between £1 - £2 and a 400ml bottle from £3 - £4 although this does depend on the store purchased in and the offers on the day.
The low price of this shampoo makes it a bargain in my opinion and means that if you don't like it you haven't spent a good deal of money initially. However, I would advise to go with the 200ml bottle before committing to a larger bottle otherwise you will have a lot of shampoo to use up.
Herbal Essence recommend that this shampoo is applied to wet hair, massaged in to the scalp and rinsed. This process should then be followed up with the Tousle Me Softly conditioner or optimum results.
I have used this shampoo and the related conditioner for around a month now and despite the lovely smell that it gives my hair I have to admit to it not really doing anything else for me. The shampoo lathers well when massaged into my hair and rinses out easily; although its tousling qualities have left a little to be desired. I generally like to wash my hair and then leave to dry naturally, due to the fact that it doesn't dry out my locks and therefore my hair will often go wavy when left to dry in this way. However, this shampoo does not tend to enhance these waves but rather weighs my hair down in a way in which some patches are straight others wavy and... you get the general picture.. my hair is a bit of a mess. Whilst my hair is soft after use and does feel moisturised it also feels less springy and dare I say it greasy after about a day.
Maybe my expectations were unrealistic, maybe I am just too influenced by the perfect wavy locks that we see on many a celebrity at the beach. Whatever the case this shampoo was less than perfect for me and gave me super messy hair rather than perfect waves. I can see that it might be more effective on people with much thicker hair as it might reduce the frizz however on me it just wouldn't play ball. I would therefore be cautious about recommending this shampoo in the future.
As a result of the above, I will be scoring this shampoo two stars out of five, the most redeeming feature being the lovely smell of the shampoo and the great value for money.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
Summary: An ineffective shampoo on my locks!
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