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Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo is designed to gently cleanse thin, limp and fine-textured hair, leaving it full of body and shine. It's available in 3 sizes; 75ml, priced at £7, 250ml, priced at £17, and 1000ml, priced at £41.
The packaging is ok though the design is nothing special. I have the 75ml one which comes in a squeezy plastic tube with a flip top lid. It's easy to use, but doesn't really reflect the higher than average price.
The shampoo has quite a thick gel texture, and a strong, sweet scent which reminds me of those little parma violet sweets. I only need to use a small amount to get a nice amount of lather and easily wash the whole of my long, fine hair. It rinses out really easily leaving my hair feeling clean and fresh.
Once my hair is dry after using this it feels soft and smooth, and very light. I don't find it really gives my hair any extra body, but it does make it look and feel a bit more lively and healthier, and it's easier to create a little extra volume through styling. It feels very fresh, and I've found my hair doesn't tend to get greasy as quickly when I'm using this, compared with other shampoos. My hair does look quite healthy and shiny, but it does leave the ends quite static, so I need to make sure I use a good conditioner with it to couteract this.
I was quite impressed with the results of this shampoo at first, but after a week or so it seemed to stop having any effect, and my hair began to look quite dull and lacklustre again. It's a shame because the results it gave me to begin with were very pleasing. Also for the price I would have expected this to be a shampoo that gave continuing good results, but as it happens I'm really glad I only bought the smaller size!
No, I don't think I can really recommend this shampoo. It did give me good results to begin with, but my hair was soon back to normal, and for this price I would expect a lot better.
I have always had baby fine hair & since my teens have tried various volumizing lotions & potions none of which have lived up to their claims. I purchased the Philip kingsley jet set body & shine set from QVC which contains Body building shampoo, moisture balance conditioner (my hair is also pretty dried out from years of colouring) & 3 satchets of elastisizer. I wasn't overly optimistic at first because of my past disappointments but after using was pleasantly surprised that at last I had found a volumizing shampoo which actually worked. It adds great body & at last my hair actually feels like hair, it also does not dry hair out like many volumizing shampoos do. Despite it being quite expensive for a shampoo (around £12 for 250 mls) it lasts for ages as only a small amount is needed. I would not use anything else.
This product is designed for limp, thin hair which doesnt have much body. Not designed for thick, frizzy or unmanageable hair. It costs around £12.00 for a 250ml bottle, but does last a long time, so I believe it is worth the money I paid. It lathers really really well, and you get a good foam when rubbed into the scalp. Hair feels extremely clean when you have used this, yet if you dont use a conditioner after using this, it can make your hair extremely dry and frizzy, so make sure you either use the conditioner to go with this, or anything you can get your hands on. After using this and drying my hair, I was pretty amazed at theresults. My hair was much more voluminous it looked bouncy and had totally transformed. I tend to just this shampoo, when I am going out, and want to really style my hair, as it is expensive and I have found it can make my hair go quite dry and frizzy if used on a regular basis. But definately try it, if you want to get more volume into your hair.
As mentioned in my review of the matching conditioner, I absolutely love this product range. I have long fine hair that I've always struggled with; I've never found it easy to get it do anything other than just hang there, even to the extent where I've put rollers in my hair, left them for an hour and when I took them out my hair went straight back to it's comfort zone of hanging. It even baffles my hairstylist! So when I discovered this range I was absolutely thrilled and have never looked back.
I use both the shampoo and conditioner together. The shampoo comes in a similar bottle to the conditioner, although it's a different colour. It has the same applicator nozzle which is similar to the sort of thing you'd expect to find on hair dye applicator. It has a flip top and the bottle is white. The product is creamy and foams well, though not so much that you feel you're washing your hair with soap.
The thing that I feel is great about this shampoo is that when you wash it out, your hair feels squeaky clean without feeling stripped. I find that a lot of other shampoos can make your hair feel as if all the goodness has been taken out, i.e. the natural oils that create the shine etc. With this you feel as if it's gentley cleansed your hair.
I could not recommend this highly enough to anyone who struggles with fine and lifeless hair.
The downside is the price as you're looking at around £12 a bottle for the shampoo, and if like me you like to use shampoo and conditioner from the same range, then together it's going to set you back a gigantic £27 which I'm sure you'll agree is an astonishing amount to spend on haircare! I can't even reassure you that it'll last a long time because although the quantities are generous, if you wash your hair regularly as I do then you're going to be replacing the shampoo every couple of months and the conditioner more often. This is a huge drawback to this range, although I guess - as the saying goes - you get what you pay for.
For fine textured, limp or lightweight flyaway hair / Gently and effectively cleanses whilst adding body and strength / Leaves hair with extra fullness and shine / Suitable for chemically processed and colour treated hair /