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Confession ; I only bought this shampoo because it's the one that's always in my boyfriend's shower and, therefor, I reasoned it would smell like/remind me of him when I'm at my house. I didn't particularly love the shampoo, but it worked well enough to make buying it for the familiarity worthwhile.
So, onto the shampoo. It comes in a pink plastic bottle that's easy to hold in the shower, opens easily enough and seems to dispense just about the right amount at a time (for my past-shoulder-length hair).
The shampoo is clear and quite gel-like, lathers up nicely and smells good.
I find, when using this, that my hair doesn't feel clean after the first wash so I usually give it a second wash. But, I like my hair squeaky clean (naturally oily hair) so that may not be true for others.
However, after drying my hair it feels clean, fresh and soft and looks in good condition, dries easily and a brush slides through without too much effort.
My main gripe is probably that it doesn't keep my hair clean/oil free for very long, but that's not the intention of this shampoo, I guess. Also, very few shampoos keep the oil at bay in my hair for very long.
I just recentlу stаrted using the Loreаl Vive Shаmpoo. I hаd аlwауs used other brаnds аnd wаs never loуаl to аnу of them. Thаt is until I found this shаmpoo. I hаve аlwауs hаd trouble with drу scаlp in the winter months аnd could never find аnу shаmpoo thаt helped with thаt problem.
I bought this shаmpoo becаuse it wаs on sаle аt the locаl drugstore аnd the bottle wаs prettу. I love the smell of it аnd it does the best job аt mаking mу hаir reаllу feel shinу аnd cleаn. The best pаrt is thаt I hаve no more drу scаlp. I do use the sаme brаnd conditioner now аs well. I will never go bаck to аnу other brаnd аs long аs theу continue to mаke this pаrticulаr one. I love thаt is hаs thаt beаutу sаlon smell to it аnd everуtime I use it, I аlwауs feel like I've just come from the sаlon.
I reаllу do recommend this product for аnуone who hаs trouble with drу scаlp or psoriаsis or excemа!!! Mу husbаnd even likes it so much thаt he uses it. He works in а metаl shop аs а welder so he is subjected to аlot of heаt from the flаme аll dау long. His hаir is аlwауs reаllу brittle аnd drу so I mаde him stаrt using it аnd now he hаs his own bottle аnd he dаres me to touch it!!!
So If the price were lower, I would use this аll the time.
I first stаrted using Vive а few уeаrs аgo. It wаs on sаle so I gаve it а trу аnd I hаve never looked bаck. I love the wау this mаkes mу hаir feel. It cleаns well, comes in greаt frаgrаnces, аnd I think it's а greаt product. The greаt thing аbout Vive is thаt уou cаn find it virtuаllу in аnу grocerу or drug store. Theу аlwауs seem to be on sаle аnd there аlwауs seem to hаve coupons аvаilаble for them too. Not thаt the sаles аnd coupons should drive аnуone to use something theу don't like, thаt's just grаvу with Vive. I would buу it аt full price too.
It's gentle enough to use on mу children's hаir аnd I do. You don't need to use а lot to get а greаt cleаn either. I just cаn't sау enough good things аbout this shаmpoo. I use it hаnd аnd hаnd with the Vive conditioner. There is аlwауs а mаtching conditioner to go with the shаmpoo аnd there theу sit, side bу side in mу shower. Vive is here to stау!
I hаve been using L'Oreаl Vive for аwhile now, аnd hаve not been disаppointed! Mу hаir is long аnd I weаr it strаight, but it is аlso quite fine, but prone to split ends аnd flуаwауs. L'Oreаl Vive Pro Conditioner moisturizes mу hаir to leаve it soft аnd shinу, but doesn't weigh it down, or look greаsу or heаvу.
It is а greаt bаlаnce between а creаmу, nourishing conditioner аnd one thаt hаs аn ideаl, non-heаvу, non-weighing down texture. I like the smell а lot, аnd thаt is аctuаllу how I ended up trуing it in the first plаce... А friend used it аnd I noticed the smell on her аnd loved it! I often use the L'Oreаl elVive Pro Conditioner with the coordinаting shаmpoo, but not аlwауs. Regаrdless of the shаmpoo, the conditioner works well in it's own right. I аm аlso hаppу with the price, аnd cаn find it regulаrlу аt either grocerу or discount stores, plus L'Oreаl often hаs coupons аvаilаble in the Sundау pаper, which is аnother plus!
А hаir cleаning product offered for а fаir price, Loreаl elVive Shаmpoo is one of mаnу different hаir cаre products from Loreаl- one of the best known nаmes in hаir cаre. It is one of severаl go- to shаmpoo products thаt I will buу when nothing else cаptures mу аttention. Let’s tаke а closer look аt this hаir аnd scаlp cleаnsing product:
Shаmpoo Fаcts аnd Commentаrу:
Loreаl elVive Shаmpoo is mаde for normаl hаir but it cаn be used for most аnу hаir tуpe. The thick liquid smells verу cleаn аnd fresh, is eаsу to аpplу, аnd is eаsу to rinse аwау аnd it leаves the hаir feeling soft, cleаn, аnd mаnаgeаble.
I аm not verу pаrticulаr when it comes to shаmpoo аnd the reаson is becаuse mу hаir is short. When уou don’t hаve а ton of hаir, the shаmpoo selection becomes less importаnt, but it still mаtters some аnd I аm cаreful not to use just аnу product. Mу shаmpoo still hаs to hаve а minimum level of quаlitу аnd hаs to cleаn without drуing or stripping. Loreаl Vive Pro Shаmpoo does exаctlу thаt- it cleаns mу drу hаir quite nicelу аnd leаves mу hаir аnd scаlp feeling аt leаst somewhаt moisturized.
Loreаl elVive Shаmpoo is а good product for everуdау use аnd I like thаt it cleаns аnd shines. I аlso like thаt I cаn buу this аnd feel confident thаt it will be sаtisfаctorу to most everуone in the house аnd аnу guest who hаppens to stау over аnd needs some shаmpoo. Аnd, I like the price. It isn’t verу expensive аnd offers аn аbove аverаge level of cleаning аbilitу.
Loreаl elvive Shаmpoo is а verу good, аll- аround shаmpoo product thаt most аnуone cаn use. I hаve heаrd verу few complаints аbout this product from others аnd it rаtes аs one of the more аcceptаble brаnds; eаsу to find, priced right, аnd liked bу most everуone.
So,it cleаns аnd shines verу nicelу.Nice scent thаt is gender neutrаl.It should be recommended by me to you.
This is my favourite shampoo out of the many that I use.I tend to rotate my shampoos every month to keep my hair at it's best. I have used many brands and this particular one is my absolute favourite. It has an amazing smell and I look forward to using it everytimei wash my hair.My hair always feels in very good condition and is very easy to manage and usually when using some other shampoos my hair is hard to many as it is quite thick before I dry it.Anyone who has frizzy or hard to manage hair will really benefit from using this shampoo along with the matching conditioner. You will be able to pick this up from most shoos that sell shampoos I usually pay between £2.50-£4 depending on the size of the bottle and a lot of the time they are on buy one get one free at places like boots or wilkinsons somits worth looking around for a bargain.When drying and straightening my hair I have found that it is less static or frizzy and also that it drys a lots quicker.This shampoo seems to help my hair to not retain as much water than other shampoos I have previously used.If your hair needs a bit of tlc or is really dry and needs some repair therapy then this is definitely the shampoo you should try.After about 3 days (or 3 times using it if you don't tend to wash your hair everyday) I always see an improvement in the condition of my hair.Give it a go you won't regret it and it's definitely worth the money.
I have used this shampoo a lot and it's a range I quite like because it seems to suit my hair type. I have quite dull hair and I bought this because of its claim to add more shine to my hair as it can really do with that! The bottles I buy are quite big (400ml) and I pay £1.99 from the cheap shop near to where I live. I really love L'Oreal and I always seem to come back with hair things in this range for some reason and I suppose I just fall for the blurb on the bottles.
As the bottle is so huge, it's quite a hassle to get it to stand up in the shower and it usually ends up toppling over. The top flips up and you use this just like you use any other type of ordinary shampoo. It's quite thick and it lathers up really well and pretty quickly, so long as my hair is wet
This shampoo is said to have tiny little light crystals inside it and it's this which adds the shine to the hair and helps to make it look more glossy. I was really looking forward to seeing how it works and though it doesn't make my hair look hugely different, I do think it makes it look in better condition, especially now that I have been using it over a long time and I also use the matching conditioner in the same range.
It doesn't leave any sticky feeling on my hair that I can detect. It makes my hair feel soft and shiny and smooth and it does look in much better condition. I also love the floral fragrance of this shampoo. It is mildly perfumed when you first use it but then after my hair has been dried and styled I can still smell the fragrance on my dry hair for ages afterwards.
I do love this shampoo by L'Oreal and I enjoy using it and it's good value for money and does a good job at cleaning my hair and making it look nice and healthy and so I recommend it.
***Why did I purchase this product and how much?***
I hate to admit it but I purchased this item on impulse because the little 6 year old girl from within liked the iridescent sparkles in the pink shampoo bottle. I purchased this shampoo when it was initially released which was over a year ago and it was on offer at £2 and currently (Dec 2013) retails at £3.99 for 400mL.
***What does it claim to do?***
L'Oreal claims that this product is designed for fine to normal dull hair and then waffles on about "the secret to crystal shine" whilst not making any substantial claims with regards to this shampoo doing...well anything. There is a ambiguous statement on the rear of the bottle in bright pink "Proven results +50% more shine from the first use (instrumental test after use of shampoo and conditioner) as light as a feather" So what exactly are they comparing this product (& it's conditioner) to? there is no mention on the bottle, nor on their website and I imagine if I was to contact the L'Oreal consumer advisory board they would struggle to answer that very simple question.
So according to the bottle this product doesn't do...well...anything which is a disappointment for such a pretty shampoo. There isn't even any mention of it cleansing or removing product build up but when you look at the ingredients you can see the usual surfectants the first one of which is used for product build-up removal ammonium lauryl sulfate and the less aggressive cocamidopropyl betaine so it should cleanse the hair at least even if it is a tad excessive.
***How do you use it?***
Well like a regular shampoo really you wet your hair thouroughly, massage it in and then rinse - simple.
***What were the results?***
I am really going against the grain on this one as many, many reviewers seem to love this shampoo but I personally believe this product is the result of some nefarious demonic ritual (as opposed to the demonic bake-sales/tea parties which can be quite a friendly affair)
Before washing my hair regardless of the shampoo I detangle it but this shampoo has the ability to either reverse time or create tangles from nowhere as I do not scrub my scalp and twist my hair in a way to create tangles. The other thing that really really irked me about this shampoo was that it left my hair sticky "yes sticky" which was the most perculiar and hideous sensation I've ever experienced in the shower. So my only option was to reach for my aveda shampoo which thankfully removed whatever evil was possessing my hair and returned it to normal. Suffice to say I have never used this shampoo since.
***Any other uses?***
So after that experience I thought well it might just be my hair type so offered it to my mother when she visited - she tried it once suffered from sticky hair and returned the bottle promptly. I even tried it on one of my make up brushes and yes I can confirm it makes brushes sticky. You might think that this is a faulty batch however after discussing this experience with a friend lately it turns out she suffered from the same devastating experience.
***Would i buy again or recommend?***
Only if you like the sensation of chewing gum dragged through your tresses. I have had the bottle pretty much full and cannot think of a single use for it so have decided that once i have written this review it's going in the bin. I would not nor will I ever recommend this product to anyone.
I'm not particularly loyal brand when it comes to hair care and I tend to try whatever is on offer. I do, however, like a good quality shampoo and conditioner as I have a fair few hair concerns and I like my products to address these issues. My experience of trying just about everything going has taught me that good quality can be obtained without spending an absolute fortune though so I still stick to fairly cheap products the majority of the time.
I came across this particular shampoo in my local Wilkinson's on offer at two for £4. I've been keeping my natural dark brown hair colour rather than dying it recently as I'm trying give my hair time to repair after ridiculous amounts of damage from colouring in the past and, whilst my hair does look and feel a lot better now, my natural colour is very dull hence this shampoo which claimed to give a 'crystal shine' whilst giving my hair a 'feather touch' sounded pretty appealing. As the claims were appealing to me and the price pretty reasonable I decided to purchase myself a 250ml bottle along with accompanying conditioner.
The shampoo can be purchased from the usual places such as Boots, Superdrug and supermarkets with the 250ml bottle usually costing around £2.50-£3 when not on offer. The shampoo also comes in a larger 400ml bottle which normally costs around £4.
Probably the first thing you'll notice about this shampoo is its packaging. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with pink and blue flip top plastic lid. The front contains the L'Oreal Elvive logo along with product name and a few claims about what the shampoo does. At the back is the usual ingredients list and further claims about the product. What really stands out is the shampoo inside visible from the clear bottle. It's a pale pink colour which is also sparkly. This 'sparkling shampoo' really does sparkle! The (what appear to be) fine bits of glitter throughout the shampoo are apparently micro-crystals which, according to the bottle, 'illuminates and smoothes the hair's surface for better light reflection and crystal shine'.
The shampoo is of usual consistency for this type of product in that it's fairly runny and flows out the bottle quickly so, particularly when the bottle is full, you can end up wasting a bunch of product if you're not careful to control how much you're releasing. In smaller quantities the pale pink colour of this shampoo is more clear than pink but there's still countless amounts of micro-crystals in one small dollop making it glisten just as much out of the bottle as it does in the bottle.
It has a pleasant sweet scent to it which is a little bit fruity but still with a clear typical shampoo scent undertone which I really like as that scent always smells so clean to me!
The shampoo lathers extremely well and my shoulder length hair only requires a grape sized dollop of product making the bottle last a long time. This also means it's really easy to spread through the hair making sure I cover it all in the shampoo for a full wash. It rinses out really easily too and doesn't leave any residue behind so I quickly move on to conditioning.
My experience leads me to believe the claims made about this product are true. It does leave my hair really lightweight and, using the matching conditioner, my hair has been left really soft and manageable after using this. But the best thing about it is how shiny it leaves my hair. My natural dark brown colour is really dull and bland looking, my hair doesn't really stand out and the temptation to colour it is often overwhelming because of this. But this shampoo along with the conditioner has really given my colour a new lease of life. It's just a lot brighter and shinier and almost looks like it's been coloured now actually. I've received loads of compliments about this too so other people are noticing. Perhaps more importantly though, this does still do it's main purpose of cleaning my hair. As well as giving it shine is also gets rid of any product build-up and grease and just cleans and cleanses my hair.
I really like this shampoo. Its unique look and beautiful smell are just added bonuses on top of the extremely pleasing results. If you're looking to give your hair a boost in shine then this is the shampoo for you.
I never seems to use L'Oreal cosmetics for am a regular user of them there shampoos and conditioner and Nutri Gloss is the one I am currently using here are my thoughts.
As with all of there shampoos this is in a plastic bottle with a colour to indicate what it does. This bottle is see through so that you can see the 'crystals' inside. The packaging is of good quality and does not break when dropped, and it has a standard cap that comes with many shampoos. This can mean a bit too much can come out, which can cause a waste.
A bottle of this tends to last me just over a month but I wash my hair everyday.
My boyfriend loves the smell of this but I can honestly say it is something that I don't really notice. It is just a floral hair product smell. It smells clean and fresh as oppose to over the top. This suits me perfectly fine.
Formulation/ Does it Work?
The shampoo itself is fairly thick and is easy to massage into the scalp and cleans the hair perfectly. I wouldn't say this product alone creates a great, this is more when used in conjunction with a conditioner. This has helped my split ends though and it does make my hair feel nourished.
I also have no issues with grease after using this shampoo whereas I have with much more expensive products.
Price and Availability
These shampoos can be found almost anywhere and the price fluctuates greatly. I always buy shampoo when it in on offer (and this is down to £1 in supermarkets a few times a year) and then store it. L'Oreal also has a massive range that can help your hair with almost anything and this comes with both a conditioner and a mask.
In conclusion I would recommend this one if you find your hair is quite dull and with the conditioner (and the occasional mask) your hair can get a great shine.
Having been on a bit of a money saving attempt for the last few months I had been buying relatively cheap shampoo for my hair, when I mentioned to my Husband I needed some shampoo and conditioner he said I should get something nice for a change so off I pottered to Boots.
Not wanting to overspend I had a look at the offers in store. To my delight I spotted L'Oreal Elvive on a half price offer. A quick look through the various varieties led me to choose Nutri-Gloss Crystal Sparkling Shampoo and its accompanying Conditioner costing £1.99 each for the 400ml bottle.
The shampoo is aimed at fine to normal, dull hair; I would class my hair as normal so this shampoo is more or less suited to my hair type. The bottle promises weightless moisture with a crystal shine and feather touch. The marketing on the back of the bottle promises to 'quench the hair fibres with moisture' and leave my hair feeling 'velvety soft and as light as a feather'.
The clear pink plastic bottle allows me a good view of the shampoo contained within. The shampoo itself is perfectly clear and is liberally speckled with tiny silver flecks. The bottle tells me that these tiny flecks are 'micro-crystal + pearl' and that the 'sparkling formula illuminates and smoothes the hairs surface'
The bottle and its marketing are impressive, but what is it actually like. The bottle has an easy to flip open lid, which reveals a good sized hole for the shampoo to be squeezed from. My lid is starting to accumulate a build up of shampoo which at the moment is not a problem but may become a gooey mess after a couple of weeks if I forget to give it a wipe over.
To wash my hair I squeeze a good sized blob into the palm of my hand, I have quite long hair so need plenty of shampoo. The consistency of the shampoo is quite sticky and makes me think of wallpaper paste. I can see the sparkly flecks in the shampoo, they look nice and girly. Due to the consistency of the shampoo it takes a bit of effort to get a good lather going on my hair. When my hair lathers up I have a plentiful amount of rich, creamy bubbles. The scent from the shampoo is very minimal and nothing really to describe, it smells clean.
The lather rinses easily and cleanly from my hair leaving my hair squeaky clean and knot free. Once towel dry my hair is easy to brush through and dries up nicely when left to air dry. My hair is glossy and catches the light. It feels soft, smooth and weightless but slightly prone to static. When I blow dry my hair it comes out very shiny, sleek and straight. I prefer the naturally dried look as it seems to have more life in it than when I have blow dried it.
I have been using the shampoo every morning for a week now and I am happy with the consistent good results it gives. The thickness of the shampoo stuck me as a little strange at first but I am used to it now. I am not sure if I would pay £3.99 for the shampoo but at £1.99 I am very happy. I don't feel the need to use its accompanying conditioner with every wash but it is nice to have matching pair sat on my bathroom shelf.
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I was attracted to this product whilst doing my weekly shop in Tesco's the other week. The shampoo and conditioner was on offer it was half price so I thought I would give it a try.
The bottle looked very appealing because it was slightly sparkly and looked like id imagine a very expensive shampoo would. I have never liked spending a lot of money on shampoo. I have 3 children so do get through quite a lot. We all have nice hair even when we use cheap brands so I kind of resent paying more than a couple of pounds on a bottle.
The shampoo and conditioner normally retail at around £4 a bottle so if you buy the shampoo and the conditioner its just less than £10 which I think is quite a lot.
These shampoos are available in both supermarkets as well as chemists. There are lots of different varieties to suit all hair types.
The bottle I bought was 400ml which was a good size and has lasted well. The bottle it comes in looks expensive and is easy to use it has a flip top which is easy to open (this is always a bonus when you are doing the kids hair and trying to open it with one hand).
The thing that is great about this shampoo is that it says it improves the shine on your hair so it is aimed for dull hair. I have never had a problem with dull hair but felt that getting extra shiny hair was a bonus.
When I used the shampoo for the first time I was really impressed with how it looked. It has little bits of glitter in it so looks quite exciting it is also really thick in consistency.
When I applied it to my hair I thought it smelt lovely and it lathered up really well. The great thing about it is that you don't need much for it to get a good lather so it lasts well which is better than some of the cheaper shampoos I have used in the past where you need a lot to make any bubbles.
After I had washed my hair it felt really lovely and clean. It was very easy to comb through as well. I used it on my 6 year old daughter and it left her hair really nice, we normally have a nightmare trying to comb it through as she gets it all knotted up running around everywhere but we really didn't struggle at all.
I would definitely recommend this shampoo. If you see it on offer I suggest you stock up on it as it's a great product that really does do what it says!
I don't see much point in spending a lot of money on shampoo and conditioner to be honest, so I usually buy the cheap brands that are about a pound for a big bottle.
I must admit though, whenever I see the slightly more 'luxurious' brands on offer at a good price, I will stock up! I bought this particular bottle of L'oreal 'crystal sparkling' shampoo last month as it was on offer at the time and I only paid about £1.70 for it, which I thought was a reasonable price.
The retail price is £3.99 which might not seem all that expensive to some people but I wouldn't have paid the full price even though its quite a good shampoo because I have tried cheaper alternatives which are just pretty much just as good. The first thing that I like about the shampoo - and the thing that attracted me to it in the first place and caught my eye is the bright pink colour scheme of the bottle.
The bottle also has a glossy finish, which makes it look quite expensive in my opinion. The bottle design is great - it is a good size with a decent amount of shampoo in it (400ml) but it is not too bulky so it is really easy to grip as it isn't too wide. The bottle stands upright and it has a flip lid which is another advantage - I prefer flip lids a lot more than screw on lids as they're quicker to use and easier to open with wet hands.
The shampoo is suitable for any hair type, though it is specifically aimed at fine & dull hair. L'oreal brag that it helps improve shine as it has 'pearl micro crystals technology' and it also has a 'weightless moisture'. I chose this shampoo over the others due to the shine claim - my hair does tend to look dull unless I use shine improving conditioners, and the moisturising feature also appealed to me as my ends do get dry really easily because of how much I straighten my hair.
The shampoo itself is amazing! It is a light pink colour with tiny glitter particles in it - it is a really nice change from normal shampoo! The glitter particles pit me off a bit at first as I was worried they would get stuck in my hair and make it look like dandruff but they are really tiny and you can't feel them in the hair or anything and the shampoo washes out easily.
It lathers up easily and by the perfect amount - it doesn't get so bubbly and frothed up that its hard to rinse out but the bubbly lather is sufficient. The smell of the shampoo is nice, but to really as nice as some of the others I have as it isn't really as fresh or fruity, it's quite subtle and the fragrance of it doesn't last in my hair for that long.
After I have used the shampoo my hair definitely feels smooth and once I've dried it it feels noticeably softer and 'fluffier' which more volume - I know it isn't marketed as a volumising shampoo, but it does definitely give my hair a little more volume. My hair does look shinier too and I have had compliments on how nice it looks! I do use a shine enhancing conditioner too though so I can't say if this is to thank completely but it does certainly help and it has a really good effect on the way my hair feels and looks.
I would definitely recommend this shampoo, but I wouldn't pay the full price for it as my cheap vO5 shampoo is almost as good and £3 less, but its a good product and I will be buying another bottle if I ever spot it on offer again!
I have been using Herbal Essences shampoo lately however last week in Tesco they didn't have the one I have been using. I saw Loreal Elvive was on offer £1.98 for a 400ml bottle so I thought I would try another shampoo in their range. I had previously tried the shampoo with argan oil and I was very disappointed so after reading the back of most of the bottles I decided to try the Nutri Gloss Crystal.
The shampoo is for fine to normal hair which is dull and lacks shine. My hair is normally on the dry side as its highlighted however last time I had a colour I had a lot of dark brown put in too which has made my hair a lot less dry.
The shampoo comes in a see through bottle which is pale pink in colour. The shampoo inside is also pale pink and has lots of little crystals inside. The shampoo is described as giving weightless moisture by quenching the hair fibre leaving it velvety soft and as light as a feather. It also contains pearl and micro crystals which give a sparkling formula to smooth and illuminate the hairs surface for light reflection.
To use the shampoo you are instructed to wet, lather then rinse. The shampoo has a jelly like consistency, it smells nice too not particularly of anything but it is pleasant. When you massage the shampoo in I felt the micro crystals that are water soluble the bottle confirms this so they dissolve as you massage it in. The shampoo lathered nicely I felt I needed to use a little more than I normally would. After use I followed with the conditioner as recommended. You can also get a 60 second saviour OK instead of the conditioner.
After use my hair wasn`t as easy to comb as usual in fact it felt a little bit knotted. However after drying I was pleasantly surprised my hair looked really smooth and shiny. It also felt a lot softer than normal.
I have used this shampoo for about a week now and I am pleased with the results. I only wash my hair every other day and sometimes I find certain shampoos leave my hair looking a bit dull and greasy on the second day. My hair feels lightweight and has a lovely shine to it. I really like this shampoo and OK would definitely buy it again especially at the price I paid.
I spotted this shampoo in the supermarket and the pink packaging combined with the light glitter reflecting in the shampoo meant that it landed in my basket.
The bottle is huge a 400ml with see through pink plastic packaging. The lid is a flip top and has a blue top to it. You can see the product through the bottle which is helpful as you can see how much is left and you can also see the very fine glitter that is shot through this shampoo.
This is a great big bottle compared to the normal size I buy but I also found that I used far more of this shampoo than usual. It just seems to come out of the bottle faster but I also seemed to need more to get a good lather going all over my long hair.
It did get my hair clean, so it worked well and it was nice and glossy when dry, and you could not see the glitter in my hair when it was dry and I'm not sure if it was in my imagination, but the colour did seem a bit brighter. I do think the pink packaging and glitter will put men off buying and using this product which may be a good point for some women if they prefer to have their own shampoo in the bathroom from the men in their house. Since having my baby, my hair has been falling out a lot which is quite normal and to do with post pregnancy hormones but it's not nice and I think that this shampoo has helped to reduce this a bit (or it could be that it is slowing down naturally).
I bought this shampoo whilst on offer at the supermarket for a couple of pounds which was a great bargain but normally the shampoo is priced between £4-5.
I liked this shampoo a lot, despite the amount I seem to need to use, it does get my hair nice and clean and it is not overly fragranced. For me, the glitter is a great idea and seems to make my hair a bit brighter when dry. I would definitely buy this shampoo again but would try to shop around and find it on offer as I paid a good price the first time around. Glittery shampoo is the one for me!
I bought this shampoo when it was half price in Tesco. It's normally £3.99 but I only paid just under £2 for a 400ml bottle so felt I was getting a good deal! I usually alternate using shampoos - I find that my hair gets tired of the same one constantly and when it starts looking a bit limp, I swap to another and it feels ok again. It was time for me to change and this one seemed to be the most suitable for my hair type. The bottle states that it's for 'fine to normal, dull hair' and this sounds like mine. The individual strands of hair are very fine, even though there's quite a lot of it. My hair is long most of the time, it is never shorter than on my shoulders.
The shampoo comes in a pink but see through bottle, so easy to tell when it's near to the end. I wash my hair every other day and the 400ml bottle has lasted me over a month now, with around a third still left - for £2, I'm very impressed with that. Even at it's full price of £4, it seems reasonably priced. I was once told that I should only use 1 blob of shampoo and wash it once per shower and not twice as I had always done previously, as it strips more nutrients from your hair. Whether that is true or not I have no idea, but it has always stuck in my mind. I always used to do one for cleaning, one for shining but I now only do one for both. This shampoo seems to do cleaning and shining in that 1 wash - it saves on cost as it doesn't run out as quickly!
The actual shampoo is clear and is easily squeezed from the bottle when needed. There is a flat blue flip top lid on the bottle which I find a lot handier than a screw top, I always avoid those because I always drop the top in the shower and have to spend ages tried to pick it back up, very annoying! The shampoo isn't so thick that it feels like glue and is not too runny so it doesn't immediately slip from my hands, it's just right. I always think if shampoos, shower gels etc are too runny it's such a waste because half of the bottle often ends up slipping away and then the bottle needs replacing quicker.
The shampoo doesn't really have a strong smell, which is a downside. There is a minor scent to it, but it really isn't that noticeable, even in the shower when you lather it into your hair. It would have been a lot nicer if there was a scent that was more visible as I like being able to smell it after use, it makes me feel that my hair is nice and clean and with this, I don't get that, even on days that I've not used any conditioner. Even when I've brushed it through before drying it with the hairdryer, I can't notice any smell from it. The scent that you can detect slightly from the bottle is lovely, it's just a shame they've not made it stronger! It's not floral or sweet smelling, it's more of a unisex, neutral scent if that makes sense, my husband has no qualms about stealing a bit of this shampoo when his has run out.
The shampoo lathers up very well in wet hair - I find that I only need a 10p size blob of it to wash my whole hair. Once lathered up, which doesn't take very long, it also washes out very easily, I would say easier than other shampoos I've used. One wash cleans my whole hair nicely and I've never thought once it's dry that it needs doing again because it doesn't look very clean. My hair is quite prone to being greasy, but I've never found that I've had to change my washing routine, it always last well until the next wash. I find it doesn't tangle my hair, it is also very easy to brush through just once after washing.
The bottle states that the shampoo uses 'crystal shine' - with that it adds moisture to the hair fibre, leaving it soft and light and the micro crystals illuminate and smooth the hair so it shines more. The proven results state that there is 50% more shine from the first use. I have noticed that my hair is shinier than it was previously so it has had some good effect, although if I'm honest, it's not a very obvious shine. I'm not sure whether this is because I don't always use the matching conditioner or not, perhaps that makes a bigger difference to the shine. Sometimes with the shine, I think it's because of the colour of my hair (I'm a medium blonde), I always think shiny hair seems more noticeable on darker shades of hair. I didn't buy this shampoo though for this quality primarily, it was the brand and the packaging that drew me to it if I'm honest. The softness of my hair has definitely been noticeable though - it is now so much softer to touch than previously and this has continued after every wash.
I don't find that I need to use conditioner every time I use this shampoo - I personally only need to use it once every two to three washes to keep it from drying out. I didn't buy this shampoo for it's claims of shininess. If having very shiny hair bothered me, I probably would try to use the conditioner after every wash to see if it had a bigger effect on the shine but I find for everyday, the shininess it gives on its own is ok.
I would recommend this shampoo to others - more generally though and perhaps not for all of the claims on the bottle. I give it 4 stars because I think it lasts well and gives very soft feeling hair, it's just missing a nice, lasting smell and I just haven't achieved exceptionally shiny hair using it on it's own.
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