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I came to try the Palmolive silky shine-effect shampoo, because it was available for the bargain price of 1GBP for 350ml in my local convenience store. I have since seen it in discount shops like Poundland. It's part of the Naturals range so called because it contains extracts of "100% natural origin" but NOT because all of the ingredients are in a pure natural form. This shampoo contains silk proteins and olive and aloe Vera extracts. On the less positive side, I would point out the presence of sodium laureth sulfate and parfum to those who wish to avoid these ingredients. It is intended for normal hair and Palmolive say it will gently cleanse and leave my locks silky and shiny.
This shampoo has a gorgeous scent. I can smell the aloe, but the predominant aroma is deliciously fruity without being too sickly. It makes my hair smell lovely and I will catch a subtle waft of it during the day. The shampoo also has a great texture being very slightly thicker than average so there is no runny mess. It lathers incredibly easily and I can get away with using a third less of this shampoo compared to others. If I tried to use my usual amount, I would drown in foam! Spreading the shampoo through the hair is easy so all in all this is a pleasure to use. It may produce a big amount of lather but it isn't especially difficult to rinse out.
I've used this with a variety of conditioners but I was most impressed with it when I skipped using one at all for a week, because doing so was required for a conditioner product trial. During that week, the Palmolive shampoo kept my hair in great condition. It was easy to brush and tangle free. I even received compliments on how bouncy and healthy my hair looked. That certainly made me think! In general my hair feels nice and soft after using the Palmolive shampoo. As for the shine claims, this does add some but it isn't exactly dazzling. I have used products that did a better job at that but my hair does at least look smoother.
This doesn't stop me needing to wash my hair most days. Although the same could be said of many shampoos for me, I do think that my hair looks less fresh than average the next day. This is disappointing considering how good the Palmolive is in other ways. I have knocked off a star for this and the fact the shine created is quite average. I would definitely recommend it as a shampoo that delivers soft, smooth hair with a bit of shine and a great scent. The fact you can get it for a pound is brilliant.
I love to have shiny hair and I love the appearance that Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine gives my hair. However when you don't catch it on offer, it can get a bit pricey so when I recently got caught out I thought I would give Palmolive Naturals Silky Shine Effect Shampoo.
What does the product do?
The product promises to cleanse the hair and remove impurities and hair product from your locks leaving it looking and feeling fresh and clean. The product has been designed for those with normal hair and it promises to hydrate and strengthen the hair with silk proteins and Aloe Vera. It also claims to give your hair a beautiful shine to leave it clean and healthy looking.
Packaging and Price
The shampoo comes contained within a green plastic bottle which has a flip top lid which is easy to open and close, even with wet and soap hands. It has some more information on the bottle about the product and there is a picture on the front of some Aloe Vera. The shampoo costs around £2 for a big 400ml bottle. It can be bought from large supermarkets, shops like Superdrug and Boots, and also a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The shampoo has a fairly thick consistency and it is about what you would expect from a shampoo. It smells really fresh and clean, and it isn't strong or unusual enough to offend anyone or to put anyone off using it. It is easy to dispense from the bottle and you don't need to use a lot of it in order to achieve the desired effects. You get a lovely thick lather as you work the shampoo into the hair which makes you feel like it's getting your hair really clean. Once you have finished, it is easy to rinse the product out of the hair. It is gentle and didn't cause my scalp any irritations or discomfort.
Although this product has been designed for those with normal hair, my hair is actually quite dry and damaged. I really didn't think that it would do a very good job on my hair but I was very pleasantly surprised. It is very hydrating and you can feel this from the minute that you apply it to the hair. It doesn't cause my hair to be tangled and it is easy to brush through after use. Once my hair was dry, I was more than impressed with the shine and it actually but my Herbal Essence shampoo to shame. It looking really glossy and shinier than a shampoo has ever made it before. It looked in a really good condition and it looked healthy. It reduced the frizziness of my hair and left it feeling soft and more manageable. It smells really fresh and looked really clean. The formula did weigh down my hair a little bit and it didn't give my hair any volume but it did look sleek and straight. My hair stayed clean for a full 48 hours although it did start to look a bit greasier towards the end.
All in all, this shampoo suprised me by being just as good, if not better than my old favourite of Dazzling Shine. It made my hair incredibly shiny and healthy looking. It felt soft and looked sleek, and it made my hair fresh and clean. I wouldn't hesitate about buying this one again.
This shampoo comes in a large green bottle (it's quite a heavy bottle). There is 400ml of shampoo in this bottle. I think you can get this one for around a £1 from places such as 'Home Bargains' - so it's definitely worth the money. I'm not sure exactly how much we paid for this one as I didn't buy it.
To use the shampoo; simply wet hair and apply a small amount of shampoo (I use a 10p size and I have shoulder length hair). I find that I do not need that much shampoo. A small amount creates a rich and thick lather.
The shampoo has a lovely clean scent. My hair feels really clean afterwards and the lovely 'scent' remains for a few hours afer.
I have quite normal hair (in between thick and thin with slightly dry ends) and I love how this shampoo leaves my hair lovely and soft, shiny and very bouncy. My hair feels less knotty and just looks 'full of life'. It feels quite silky too - as it says on the bottle. It's definitely a great confidence booster too (knowing that my hair looks and feels great).
All in all, I would definitely recommend this shampoo and will most certainly be buying this again.
Thank you for reading!
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- Why I Bought -
For the last couple of years I purchased shampoo and conditioner from the Alberto Balsam brand as I could usually get it for £1 a bottle. Then on a recent trip to Poundland I picked up Palmolive Naturals Silky Shine Effect shampoo and conditioner for £1 each. I have been so pleased with both of them that I have decided to purchase only these from now on. This review will focus on the shampoo.
- The Packaging -
The Silky Shine Effect shampoo comes in a bright green, curved, thick plastic bottle. The green shade is vibrant but not garish. The plastic has a bit of a shine to it which makes it look like a good quality item. At the top there is a cap lid which is easy to open/close and doesn't leak shampoo. The opening of the bottle is quite small so a controlled about of shampoo is delivered when the bottle is squeezed. I like that the bottom of the bottle is quite narrow because it means it fits nicely on the edge of my bath when I'm using it. On the front of the bottle is the Palmolive logo, the name of the shampoo, that it is for normal hair and contains aloe vera and silk proteins. There is a picture of what I presume is an aloe vera plant. On the back there is a list of ingredients and a bit of information about the shampoo such as that it will hydrate your hair and leave it with a silky shine. I think the bottle makes it look like it cost more than £1, it looks for like it cost £2-3 to me. I think this is partly due to the fact that, in my opinion, the bottle looks quite similar to the Garnier Fructis range which I think costs closer to the £2 mark. I think the bottle is attractive enough for a shampoo, the only downside is that it doesn't really go with my cream and beige bathroom but that doesn't bother me too much. I like my shampoo and conditioner to match and the conditioner in the same range does have a matching bottle.
- Shampooing -
The shampoo is pearly white in colour and I would describe it as having a medium consistency. When applied to my hair this lathers up really nicely and actually feels quite luxurious compared to the shampoo I was using previously. I would describe the smell as sweet, refreshing and fruity which creates a lovely combination that fills my bathroom. It is easy to wash the shampoo out again and I feel that my hair is thoroughly cleaned after using this. I always apply the conditioner from the same range afterwards.
- The Results -
It is easy to brush through my long hair after using this and I would say my hair does feel silky and hydrated. When dried I prefer the appearance of my hair as it looks sleeker and smoother than it had previously with other shampoos. This is a real benefit for me as I don't like to straighten and style my hair everyday so it is great if my hair can look good 'o naturelle'. The smell lingers on my hair for up to two days which is when I would usually wash my hair again anyway. As I also use the conditioner from the same range it is hard to say if the results are down to the shampoo, conditioner or both but overall I am very happy with the results.
- Priced Availability -
I have to say I don't think I have seen this shampoo anywhere except Poundland but as they always seem to have a decent stock of it in my local branch this is fine for me. Of course it costs only £1 for 400mls which is an absolute bargain as in my opinion it achieves the same results as shampoos that cost £2-3.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would certainly recommend this shampoo as I have been really pleased with the results when used in combination with the conditioner. I feel my hair is silky soft, hydrated and looks great. I will definitely continue to stock up on this in Poundland.
I received a bottle of Palmolive Silky Shine Effect shampoo in a beauty hamper given to me by my sister. I always like to have shiny hair and I think most people are the same - I certainly don't recall having heard anyone say they want their hair to be duller - so I was interested to give this a try.
Housed in a lime green coloured bottle with a picture of an aloe vera plant on the front. The packaging certainly doesn't look special or sleek, but the colour makes it eye catching and it's more than functional.
The product is described as being for normal hair and claims to gently cleanse the hair whilst leaving a silky shine. My hair is long, thick and can be quite dry on the ends and dull looking so I was hoping this would help it look a bit healthier. Also, although it sounds an obvious thing to say I need a shampoo that will clean well, as I use a lot of styling products in my hair which can cause a build up of residue.
The shampoo is white in colour and has a gorgeous fresh scent to it. The scent is slightly grassy and smells very 'green' with a hint of citrus to it. I feel it is a very unisex scent so should suit most peoples tastes.
Despite having long hair, I don't need to use a huge amount of shampoo per use, so one bottle lasts me a long time. I find that the shampoo lathers up really well and rinses out easily with no suds left behind. Having long hair, I always follow with a conditioner and have used both the matching one and a L'Oreal Elvive one and always found the results to be the same.
After using this shampoo, I always find that my hair feels light and cleansed. Any product build up is washed away with only one wash - with some of the cheaper shampoos I need to wash it twice. The shampoo does make my hair look shiny, but doesn't seem to add volume or make it bouncy and certainly does nothing to tame my frizz.
The main problem I have found with this shampoo is that my hair becomes greasy quite quickly after using it. I can normally go 48 hours before needing to re-wash my hair, but with this product it's more like 24 hours. This is disappointing really and I do wonder if perhaps which ever ingredient is included to help aid shine, is actually causing the problem.
The product is not all that widely available - I see it most often in independent chemists, but Poundland also stock it. Given that the bottle is 400mls, £1 doesn't seem too bad value at first, but it's not so great when you consider that it has to be used twice as often as other shampoos.
Overall, despite the problem with my hair becoming greasy quickly, I do quite like this shampoo. The smell in particular is lovely and I would use it again if I was needing a shampoo on a budget.
*review also posted on Ciao under username pink_champagne