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Neutrogena Clean Balancing Shampoo & Conditioner

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Brand: Neutrogena / in 1 Shampoo / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Conditioner / Further Category: 2 in 1 Shampoo / Hair type: normal hair

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      11.01.2010 14:54
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      A great shampoo & conditioner for people who just want one to clean their hair & nothing else.

      This shampoo & conditioner has been out for quite a while now. It is made by Neutrogena an American Company that have been in business since the 1930's & were orginally known as Natone. They are now part of the Johnson & Johnson company more famous for their baby shampoo.

      The Shampoo & Conditioner can be bought in a variety of locations including supermarkets & health & beauty stores like Boots. It tends to be priced between £2.00 - £2.50 depending on the location & the bottle comes with 200ml of shampoo or conditioner inside.

      The reason why I started buying this shampoo is because I lived at home with my Mum & she used to buy cheap shampoo. Because I used to use hair gel other products the cheap shampoo never seemed to leave my hair feeling clean. I decided to give this a go as the advert pushed the fact that it was clean & didn't leave other additives on your hair to try & make it brighter or more volumised.

      The shampoo has a slight & delicate smell that won't offend. Consistancy wise it's probably quite average. On the hair it lathers up really nicely & you never need to use a lot of shampoo unless your hair comes down to your back! It also does exactly what it says on the bottle & gets your hair nice & clean & feeling undamaged.

      The conditioner has a similar light a delicate smell to the shampoo. The work well together. It feels quite silky & again lathers up pretty well on your hair although it has a thicker feel to the lather. If you use the conditioner as well as the shampoo, you will notice a difference in that your hair will feel softer & look a little shinier.

      I would recommend these products to men & women who want a shampoo that is not expensive & that will do a good job of cleaning your hair & keeping it in a good condition.

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      11.09.2008 13:19
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      Highly recommended. I love this shampoo.

      I used to use Neutrogena Clean Balancing Shampoo for Normal Hair all the time when I was at uni because they sold it in our local pound shop. I tend to mix and match now and don't like to use one shampoo for too long because my hair seems to become immune to their powers.

      This shampoo is especially good because it is clear. Years ago a hairdressers recommended that I only use clear shampoos because they wash better without leaving a residue. I have to say, this shampoo definitely leaves my hair squeaky clean and ready for some intensive conditioning.

      The Clean Balancing Conditioner really moisturises and nourishes my hair but does not weigh it down and leaves it smooth and silky but with a bounce.

      I love the scent from this, which is slightly floral but mainly quite fruity. It also lasts well in your hair once it has dried.

      For a 300ml bottle, expect to pay about £2. Very reasonable in my opinion.

      Overall I great shampoo. My hair usually needs to be washed everyday to stop is getting greasy but with this shampoo and conditioner, I only need to wash it every other day and yet ti still stays clean and fresh.

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        30.07.2008 12:14
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        I would recommend this to potential buyers

        I saw the Neutrogena Clean Balancing Normalising Shampoo for Normal Hair (looong title!) in my local Savers for £1.99. I have normal to oily hair and was looking to change my shampoo, so decided to give it a try. It comes in a clear bottle with a simple, informative label. The bottle appeals to me because it is a really simple design, and practical - its not a funny shape so you can get all the product out and it stands up fine in the shower. The bottle contains 300ml of the shampoo which is normal to thick in consistency and is a peachy orange colour.

        The shampoo claims to cleanse and add moisture where needed. The directions are the usual - Wet hair and lather and rinse thoroughly. It forms a really thick lather in my opinion, but I need to use alot of the shampoo to cover my whole head. The smell is fruity and refreshing, but also quite creamy but the smell is not very strong. The lather feels really rich and luxurious which is nice, and it rinses out easily.

        After the shower, I felt like each hair on my head was more separated giving me a softer, almost fluffier look, my hair seemed to dry faster than usual aswell. My hair did feel VERY CLEAN! The smell, to my suprise, was noticeable which was nice but not overpowering. I didn't feel like my hair was cleaner or less likely to get greasy, but it is a nice shampoo for everyday use that cleans your hair, nothing more, nothing less.

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          18.01.2002 15:05
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          Who ever thought up the brand name for this product range clearly never thought about the marketing or those poor opinion writers who try to write opinions about it! Still, spelling never was my forte. Neutrogena traditionally hold the market for good quality, highly priced products that are a little stronger than normal. Take their soap range for example. If you want to really dry your oily skin out wash for a couple of days with their cleansing bar - you skin will really dry out. Armed with this knowledge I saw the Neutrogena Clean Balancing Shampoo advertised in Safeway and as my hair has been rather dull recently I thought that I would give this one a try. The shampoo itself is a very pale beige colour and is contained in one of those bottles with a flip-top lid - great to stop you dropping the lid but I did find the flip action a little stiff. Much to my suprise it had a very fresh smell, not at all clinical as one often associates with Neutrogena. It lathers well although beware, if you get it in your eyes it stings like crazy - not one to use on the kids (unless they have been very naughty!). The shampoo itself claims that it leaves no residue and so works just as well as the first time every time. Now, I am a believer in the old wives tale that you hair does get used to a shampoo and you should change your brand frequently so as to prevent product build up so Neutrogena sounded right up my street. My hair gets quite greasy at the roots and although not thick, I have a lot of hair. The Clean Balancing shampoo is designed for normal hair (not greasy) and so I did not panic at all worrying that it would dry my hair out too much. After washing my hair twice (ie two lathers) it was left very tangly (it is only about 6 inches long at the longest section) and although I did not use a conditioner my hair has only ever tangled this badly with an Aussie Volumising Shampoo before. Upon brushing I began to dispute the &q
          uot;no residue" claims. The shampoo had obviously not managed to wash out hairspray build up for the roots of my hair and it now looked like I had a very bad case of dandruff. My hair did dry relatively quickly, which for me is usually a good sign that it is clean but I was left with dull, lifeless hair and I still had to brush out the old hairspray. One day later and my hair required washing again. I was not at all impressed with this shampoo and will not be buying it again. It may have been that it is not compatible with hard water, l'oreal hairspray or my hair but it did not clean properly and left my hair in a sorry state. Not sure what it balances, but you may find you need to balance your cheque book after this one. At over £2.80 a bottle it was an expensive mistake I will not repeat.

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            25.08.2001 05:23
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            I've just started using Neutrogena Clean Balancing Shampoo and I must say I'm hugely impressed. Having mad curly hair I usually stick with my favourite Pantene Pro-V Perfect Curls but in a hurried packing job I forgot to bring it to my boyfirends house. However, whilst groping in the shower I came across the Neutrogena balancing shampoo. On the bottle it promises to give you the special 'first time you use a shampoo feeling' every time. It also claims to leave no residue like other shampoos, which can lead to dull lifeless hair. Its genlte enough to use every day and is formulated with UV protection, which is always good especially in summer time. Neutrogena Balancing shampoo contains panthenol for strength and shine and other special ingredients which moisturise and leave virtually no build-up. Well enough of what the bottle says...whats it actually like.... First of all, it smells great, really fresh and clean and the fresh smell lasts too. I totally agree that its gentle enough to use every day, as it contains few chemicals than most shampoos and its also not coloured or strongly prefumed. I must admitt I do hate changing my shampoo but this was a pleasant surprise. Neutrogena left my hair soft and shiny and unusually tat free! I havent used the balancing conditioner yet but my hair felt so nice afterwards I didn't feel the need. My boyfriend even noticed that my hair looked good....so it must be something special! I usually need to wash my hair every other day to keep the curls looking...well tight and curly and to keep the shine but with Neutrogena I don't need to wash it quite so often as it keeps it looking good for a couple of days. Of course its no miracle shampoo by any means and I'm sure most of the stuff on the bottle is rubbish but it works for me. I would definitely recommend it to anyone as its a lot better than many sha
            mpoos I've tried, plus its gentle and pure. Its good for all hair types too as my boyfriends entire family use it with out any complaints :) So finally, worth a look if your hair needs something natural and not packed with chemicals and colourings.

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              02.07.2001 21:10
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              ... that doesn't mean it's good enough for me. What It Claims It "feels like the 1st time, every time" according to the advert. It is supposed to have a “fresh, clean scent” and “leave hair shiny, manageable and healthy-looking” So far so good. The Truth Nothing above is really a lie, it’s just a bit lacking in detail. I used to use clarifying shampoos every now and then to get rid of the gunk built up during time on stage (which, a few years later, would “distress” my hair if you’ve read the Johnsons op. These shampoos were too harsh for everyday use, but once or twice a month they were ok. This is the problem I now have with "Clean and Clear" - it's too harsh on my hair and makes me feel like it's been scrubbed clean with a wire brush. When I first started using it, I thought it was great, hence the fact I carried on using it. But, while on holiday I noticed that my hair felt funny afterwards. Maybe it was to do with the climate change in moving out there, as my hair can get kinda delicate when I'm in the blazing sun 7 hours a day. Maybe it wa the change in water type. I don't know. Give-away Quote "Mila [Jackie Burkhardt on That 70s Show ] lathers up with Neutrogena Clean Shampoo Balancing for Normal Hair, to get rid of styling-product buildup without drying out her long brown locks." -Seventeen magazine Aha, so it *is* a buildup remover shampoo, even if it doesn’t say so on the bottle…… How To Use It I always wonder why they have to put this on each bottle, but here goes. “Apply to your wet hair. Lather and rinse thoroughly. Repeat.” Not hard really, is it? Matching Products Conditioners are available to match all hair-type versions (ie colours- purple, green and yellow if my memory serves correc
              tly) Packaging Quite nice, in a simplistic minimalist sort of way. It’s not too "in your face" and would blend quite nicely into most bathrooms. Price Not bad – usually less than £2.50 per bottle (500ml) and often on a bogof offer. Availability Lots of places stock it – supermarkets, little corner shops, chemists large and small and, erm, petrol stations. Verdict Not for me, but not that bad. Depends on your hair type and, ahem, shampoo requirements I guess. It smells lovely and non-descript, but I'd rather have clean hair than a perfumed head.

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                17.06.2001 23:56
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                I decided to try this conditioner basically because it was on special offer. I have tried lots of conditioners in the past and have been dissapointed becasue they have just made my fine hair lank & greasy. Unfortunately, this product wasn't any different. The packaging is pretty basic - nothing special - quite simple and uncluttered - which i suppose matches the image they are trying to portray. The conditioner itself is quite thick and creamy, with a very pleasant fragrance, although this doesn't last when your hair is dry. I found it pretty hard to rinse out - it took a lot longer than my usual conditioner and when you have quite long hair that takes a while to dry, you don't want to be wasting time rinsing & re-rinsing in the shower. Once I had dried my hair it took on a very heavy appearance and didn't really shine as it usually does. I found it to be quite lank and seemed to have a coating over it - to be honest it looked like it needed washing again!! I definately wouldn't reccomend this conditioner to anyone with long, fine hair. It may be more suited to people with thicker hair, but I don't know. I wouldn't buy the product again - infact I threw the rest of the bottle in the bin!

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                  30.06.2000 23:30
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                  I tried this product after watching the advert on the TV. It really works, my hair feels really clean & shiney. The shampoo is very rich & you only need to use a very small ammount which makes the bottle go a very long way. The conditioner is rich & creamy & also smells nice. Use both together for the best effect. This is one product that i have no hestitation in recomending to anyone. Priced at £2.99 each bottle it falls within the normal price band for this type of product but the fact that a small ammount goes a very long way the overall cost is very good.

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                  Neutrogena Clean Balancing Shampoo aims to handle the needs of normal hair /