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Percy and Reed - Really Rather Radiant Colour & Shine Shampoo
I am not one that rushes to buy branded expensive shampoos but when they are offered a free gift on a magazine I do get tempted. I hate magazines and only ever buy them for the free gift. In fact I but the gift and pass the magazine on without even reading it as I find them a total waste of time. I looked at this and thought 'would I spend £2 on this shampoo?' and thought maybe it was worth a try. I certainly would NEVER have spent the £14 suggested price on this small tube.
Anyway armed with about 5 magazines I went to the checkout. I bought 3 different products for my daughter and a shampoo and conditioner for myself.
WHAT THIS CLAIMS
"Give your hair more depth and gloss than an A lister on Oscar night. Raspberry oil helps coloured hair shimmer and shine, while pro vitamin B5 adds strength. Use for red-carpet results. "
WHAT TO DO
All you need to do is apply this to wet hair as you do with every shampoo. Gently massage it in with your fingers until you get a nice rich lather. Rinse with warm water and then condition. They of course suggest that you get the best results if you use the matching conditioner after this shampoo.
This shampoo is a gloopy opaque liquid about the normal consistency for a decent quality shampoo. It lathers quite well and I only need a small amount to get the lather but it is nowhere near as rich and creamy as my L'Oreal paraben free shampoo if I am honest.
It smells pleasant enough, not that strong and slightly floral but nowhere near as strong a scent as you get from Aussie or Herbal essences and it doesn't really make my hair smell gorgeous like some shampoos do.
I did love the 'Salon Tip' on the back of the shampoo tube:
""Using your finger tips to stimulate blood flow to the scalp encourages healthy hair".
Seriously I really wouldn't class that as a major tip secret as surely that is what everyone does when washing their hair!
This comes in a simple white upside down tube with black image of a young slender lady with long hair and the words 'Get the gloss' beside her as well as the name of the product and the brand name. The tag line for this shampoo is Really rather radiant'.
I do like these tubes that sit on the lid as the product is always at the business end of the tube and it is never hard to squeeze any out even at the end.
On the back is a list of ingredients which you need pretty good eyesight to read but seems to be a lot of rather unnatural sounding chemicals to me.
The tube can of course be recycled with the usual plastic recycling scheme.
Well the scent didn't knock me out and the lather was okay but not lovely thick and creamy like some of my shampoos. After I had used it, along with the matching conditioner, I dried my hair as usual and then inspected it for shine.
It dried easily and felt nice enough but I have to say the shine was not obvious. As this is what this shampoo claims to offer then I would say it was a bit disappointing. I get a better shine from other shampoos for dry hair.
My daughter used hers while she was up here staying and said she liked it and it felt nice but she didn't think she would be buying it again as others were cheaper and just as good and smelled stronger too.
So all in all an expensive shampoo giving a fairly average performance on the whole and not worth the money. I am glad I only paid £2 for the 100ml tube and in my view even that was expensive for what this is and does.
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Percy and Reed Really Rather Radiant Colour and Shine Shampoo
I received this as a free product, with Glamour magazine, a few months ago - they have had these products as freebies before then too. I have used up the bottle now so here is the review.
- Product description (from Beautybay.com)
"Give your hair more depth and gloss than an A-lister on Oscar night! Really Rather Radiant Colour & Shine Shampoo contains Raspberry Oil which provides Vitamins E & A along with Omegas 3 & 6, known for their penetrative and defensive properties it will help stressed hair shimmer and shine."
- About the product
As this was a magazine freebie, it is not the full size product, it is 100ml or 3.4 fl oz, which is quite a good sample in my opinion. This is a British brand and it is fairly new - est 2007. I like the packaging, it is simple and unique.
- Using the product
The first thing I noticed with this product is the scent, it smells very strongly of plastic/hairspray/sweet - it smells like cleaning products, in my opinion - I really don't like the scent but others may. The product is clear and it has a kind of gel texture which is a bit unusual. I take a good amount of the shampoo, as I have fairly thick long hair, and work it into my roots, midlengths, then ends of my hair - I concentrate on the roots. It lathers up well, although the not very nice scent strengthens while lathering the shampoo. The shampoo seems to clean my hair well and it doesn't leave residue in my hair - it is easy to rinse out. When my hair is dry, I find that this product has cleaned my hair well and my hair is smoother. Although the results are really quite average, in my opinion, I would get similar results with much cheaper shampoos such as Aussie and loreal. Overall, an average product with a horrible scent and a fairly steep price tag!
- Price and availability
This product is currently on offer on beautybay.com for £11.90 - full price is around £14 which in my opinion is far too expensive for a shampoo in general, never mind one that is very average such as this. This product can be bought from john lewis, spacenk, asos, lookfantastic and many other online stores - you may be also to find the smaller size that I have on ebay.
*Lathers well and rinses out well
*Leaves my hair clean and smooth
*Horrible plastic, strong scent
Thank you for reading my review
Raspberry oil helps coloured hair shimmer and shine, while pro vitamin B5 adds strength. Use for red-carpet results. Ideal for: Colour-treated or chemically-treated hair; can also be used on non-treated hair that is dull. To Use: Apply to wet hair, massaging with your fingers, working it into a rich lather. For best results follow with the Percy and Reed Really Rather Radiant Conditioner. Salon Tip: Massaging your scalp with your fingertips will stimulate blood flow which encourages healthy hair.