“ Brand: Original Source / Type: Hair Shampoo / Hair type: normal hair / What it does: Cleanses, „
Like so many more of you, I am constantly thinking of things that I particularly like or dislike to write opinions about. So there I was washing my hair and I was thinking how nice the shampoo is – idea! Write an opinion! So here it is. I will start by saying that I am a great fan of most of the Original Source range of toiletries, except for the Lime and the Mint, the smell of which I find too strong. One of my favourites of the whole range is the Orange and Grapefruit Shampoo, for normal hair and frequent use. It smells really nice and fresh without being overpowering. You use this product in the same way as any other shampoo in that you wet your hair, apply a small amount of shampoo, lather well, leave for a minute and then rinse thoroughly. You can repeat the process if necessary but I never need to as one application does the trick for me. I always use it in conjunction with the Original Source Orange and Grapefruit Conditioner for normal hair as recommended and my hair feels lovely and soft when it has been blow dried and it has a deep shine. I also find that my hair is easy to blow dry and style without the need for mousse, gel or hairspray. If you read the back of the bottle, and I suggest you use a magnifying glass for this, as the writing is extremely small, you will find some interesting information about the origins of Original Source. The products took their inspiration from the bush remedies of someone called Ellen Wakeman who was the daughter of missionaries living in New South Wales. She ran away from home to join the goldrush of 1857 and somehow ended up as a barber’s assistant. She soon began to learn of the healing powers of the plants native to the outback and subsequently became famous for her herbal cures. The Original Source range of today still uses some of the ingredients discovered by Ellen Wakeman. The products all contain natural oils rather than
synthetic fragrances and are not tested on animals. The prices of the Original Source products are comparable with others of similar type. The shampoo is about £3.50 for a 300ml bottle. I’m a bit uncertain of the current price for two reasons. Firstly I always receive Original Source products for my birthday and Christmas, and secondly because I actually won a hamper of all different products last year when I had a letter published in Woman’s Realm, which is sadly no more.
The title is my attempt at trying to describe the smell of Original Sources orange and grapefruit shampoo and conditioner. It smells gorgeous! I am always on the look out for new shampoos to try and my normal hunting ground is Boots with their "buy one get one free" offers. On the particular day that I was in, the Original Source products were on offer. Having normal boring hair (no colouring, no perm, no dry or greasy bits) I plumped for the orange and grapefruit variety for normal hair. The blurb on the bottle claims that it will be a "zesty, never tried before experience" and will result in "strong and shiny hair". Well my hair was pretty strong and shiny before I started to use this shampoo and conditioner so I thought I would give it a go. The first thing I should describe about these products is the packaging. It's my favourite clear bottles (wahheyy!) that I adore. No more running out of shampoo all of a sudden because you didn't realise it was almost finished. Now you can see exactly how much you have left. The name "Original Source" is printed in huge letters so there is no mistaking where it came from and the label of shampoo or conditioner are in tiny letters at the bottom. However, there is no chance of mixing them up in the shower thankfully. The shampoo is bright orange and is the colour of an orange jellybean (one explanation for this title!) whereas the conditioner is a creamy light orange colour. The first thing I noticed about the shampoo was obviously the smell. As soon as you open the bottle it hits you. The grapefruit aroma is not very noticeable but I dare say that if it wasn't there you would smell the difference. The only comparison I have to the smell are orange jellybeans - proper American jellybeans! Only a small amount of shampoo is required to give a wonderful thick rich creamy lather. I was really amazed at how rich the lather was. If there i
s one thing I look for in a shampoo it's a good lather, it makes me feel as if I'm really washing my hair. The conditioner is really creamy and a small amount can coat my copious quantity of hair (my hair is way past my shoulders and really thick). As I always use the two products together I can't really describe one without the other but the end results are really good. My hair is squeaky clean as all the products wash out easily, my hair is shiny and I can go several days before I have to wash my hair again. I should mention that my hair smells wonderful the day I wash it and if its windy the smell is even more noticeable! The smell fades with time but it is never too over powering. Out of curiosity I had a nosy at the ingredients list on the back of the bottles. In the shampoo, orange oil is the 4th ingredient and grapefruit oil is the 5th whereas in the conditioner orange oil is 3rd and grapefruit oil is 4th. This means that these products contain a high amount of natural oils and I would be interested in knowing what the actual percentage is. I would highly recommend this shampoo and conditioner not just on the basis of the nice smell but because they use natural ingredients, are not tested animals and, most importantly, they actually work.
For normal hair / Grapefruit is added to the shampoo to gently cleanse the hair and scalp creating a healthy environment for growth /