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Sunsilk Voluptuous Volume Shampoo

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Brand: Sunsilk / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: volumizeses,

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      05.07.2010 19:47
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      Marketed As A No Frills Shampoo This Would Do So Well.

      After a shopping trip with my mom you can guarantee that you will find about 3-4 bottles (at least!) of shampoo's and conditioners in the bathroom the very next day. As she uses the 99p shop to buy her haircare products (and quite rightly why bother paying anymore?) she tries out so many from loads of different ranges and barely pays anything for them. I cant remember whether Ive actually seen her use the same shampoo twice! Anyway Im not complaining as I get to try them all out - with her permission or not hehe and then review them for you which I thought Id do today with this "Sunsilk Voluptous Volume Shampoo".

      Price: Around £2 Normalls But Its Sold In Poundland
      Stockists: 99 Store, Poundland & Supermarkets
      For: Pumping Up The Volume Of Your Hair As It Contains The Added Ingredient Collagen.

      Now even though I personally didnt think much of this shampoo there are a few decent things about it. You dont need to use much each time. About a 5p piece worth should be enough - and I have very long hair as it does lather up really well with minimal effort. It washes out well and does feel good on your hair and after it has been washed out. I guess you could say if it hadnt promises to be more than your bog standad shampoo then this would be good as it does the job and leaves your hair squeeky clean. If you are going to use this even after reading my review I strongly suggest keeping an eye out for the matching conditioneras this wont be nourishing enough for your hair on its own. If I was just looking at this as a no frills shampoo then I would be recommending it but it promised so much and it did not deliver.

      And so we come to the negatives. The scent for a start I did not like. It has a really sickly sweet scent of those horrible Parma Violet sweets which I despise and unfortunately the smell sticks aorund for days on your hair which is something I usually hope for in a shampoo but in this case I kept wishing it would go away. Cigarette smoke doesnt even cover it and it is simply far to sweet and sickly for my liking. The other major disappointment for me is it does aboslutely nothing to build up body in your hair and there is literally NO volume in sight after using this. I found myself having to apply loads of mousse and hairspray to my hair after using this just to give it some of its natural bounce back so in a way this shampoo does the total opposite of what it promises. It actually makes your hair lack volume which is very disappointing.

      This shampoo promises so much but simply fails to deliver. Yes it does clean your hair and leave it pretty managable but it stinks and weighs your hair down so Im disappointed. Such a shame as Sunsilk have so many great products which I usually love so this is just one bad apple I reckon. Dont bother it doesnt do what it says it does.

      Thanks For Reading

      x0 Salz 0x

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        02.08.2009 00:23

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        If you want volume look elsewhere

        I needed some more shampoo (the only one in my shower being miracle moisture, moisture being something I don't need any more of), however when shopping I forgot that I needed shampoo so it was a quick decision to pick Sunsilk's brand. Two things made me pick Sunsilk, firstly it offered a volume range (something my hair needs more of) and secondly it was reasonably priced compared to some of the ridiculous prices of shampoo nowadays. What I did forgot to check however was the smell, luckily when I did come to use the shampoo it had a rather nice fruity yet not sickly smell, a smell that lasted throughout the day which pleased me greatly. However, after two/three washes I found out the downside. The shampoo does not whatsoever add volume, I would even go so far to say that my hair looks flatter, my sister even commenting how flat my hair looked. Therefore despite its affordable price and pleasant smell I will not be using Sunsilk volume shampoo again.

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        12.07.2009 13:33
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        Sunsilk Volume Shampoo

        The Sunsilk voluptuous volume shampoo and conditioner duo are a great product with added collagen to boost the volume of your hair from the roots by plumping up the strands of hair. Unfortunately unless you are extremely patient and have a few extra minutes when washing/conditioning your hair you will struggle with squeezing the formula from the packaging quickly and easily.

        Let me start from the top. I bought theses two items on BOGOF in ASDA I think I paid approximately £2 for the both of them. They looked ideal for my type of hair - flat. I also thought the product was quite innovative as I haven't come across shampoo and conditioner with added collagen for the purpose of increasing the volume in the hair strands. These Sunsilk products don't come in their traditional hard plastic oval packaging, instead they are a softer plastic material and they stand on the lid. This means that the base is a clear flip lid which closes when stood on its head. The other end of the packaging is the sealed end and forms an edge so there is only one was to store this product - on its head! The packaging for both the shampoo and the conditioner are a pearly lilac/blue/silvery colour with darker blue text written in the traditional Sunsilk title. As the packaging gets lighter the font gets darker. The word collagen is clearly emblazoned on the front of the tube underneath the description of the product.

        Ingredients and additional information such as how to use the product are featured on the back of the product. The instructions are the same as most shampoos, massage in well and rinse, repeat if necessary. The same goes for the conditioner.

        The shampoo is a pearly white colour and is quite thick and creamy in texture. I have found that a little bit goes a long way and I can feel the products working on strengthening my hair as I apply it. The conditioner is a white substance more silky in texture compared to the shampoo and on application it glides into the hair.

        My personal experience is of these products working together - I haven't used one or the other separately and thus cannot comment on whether they are so effective as individual products. The advice with most hair products is to dry and style as usual. I have found that my hair remains feeling fuller on drying and styling, brushing is easy as the conditioner has treated the hair, made it knot free and shiny. Both the shampoo and conditioner have the same scent - slightly floral, pleasant but not over powering. The smell doesn't linger on the hair once dry.

        Overall I love this product, however I am not impressed by the packaging, and this is its biggest pitfall. After just 3 applications from both the shampoo and conditioner I struggled to get the product from the packaging. I found that I couldn't easily squeeze the shampoo/condition from the tube and had to make sure I had my hands free - i.e. not washing my hair over the bath - in order to squeeze enough from the tubes. This is my only complaint but it is one that has put me off buying again. I have read previous reviews which suggest cutting open the packaging and scraping the contents out, however this is not a practical suggestion when you have more than half a tube left and flat share. I also feel that whilst the packaging is of a soft plastic material it isn't soft enough to easily squeeze with one hand and two hands are required to move the product from the top of the packaging through the tube and onto your hand (awkward eh?).

        My suggestion to Sunsilk would be to revert back to the packaging of a traditional shampoo/conditioner bottle which allows the product to flow from the packaging - making use easy.

        I would recommend this product to others, however I would take the issue of packaging into account on purchase.

        Also published on Ciao under Carysb

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          17.10.2008 00:59
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          Lovely shampoo, reasonably priced and does what it claims.

          Sunsilk Voluptuous Volume Shampoo is lovely!

          I bought this shampoo for the first time last week after realising that my usual shampoo (Herbal Essences) was having strange effects on my skin! It was a bit of a rushed decision as to which to buy as I only had 2 mins to run into Asda. The Sunsilk packaging caught my eye though and I'm always trying to make my hair look thicker, etc so thought I'd give 'Voluptous Volume' a try.

          Packaging: the shampoo comes in a tube which is rather unusual for a shampoo and is probably what drew my attention to it. Each type of shampoo/conditioner is a different colour which looks quite nice on the shelf too. This one is a lovely light blue colour with dark blue writing and some pink shading too. The cap is a flip type which is easy to open/close in the shower when your hands are wet!

          Shampoo: the first thing you notice when you open the tube is the smell. It's gorgeously sweet but not overpowering and, thankfully, not really floral at all. The shampoo squeezes easily from the tube and has quite a silky texture which is nice. I used the shampoo and followed it with the 'Voluptuous Volume' conditioner (which smells equally lovely!) and was really happy with how they performed! I'm not sure that I'd say my hair was massively volumised but, after drying and styling as usual, it certainly seemed to look a bit thicker and really shiny with a nice bit of lift which is probably about what I expected/hoped for.

          Price: Asda charge £1.92 for a 100ml tube which seems comparable with other similar well known brands. I would say that, as I was happy with the results of using the shampoo that this is quite good value. The conditioner is also £1.92.

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          06.06.2008 01:07
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          Good as an everyday shampoo

          Sunsilk Voluptuous Volume Shampoo

          **WHAT IT DOES**

          It is a shampoo, which will clean your hair and give it more volume. It should plump up the body of your hair strand by strand making it more voluptuous. It does this with a breakthrough formula, which includes collagen.

          **PACKAGING**

          It comes in a flexible plastic tube with a hard plastic see-through cap, which clicks opens and closed. The packaging is durable and waterproof. It is a handy size to carry around with you when you need it, plus wit won't take up a lot of space in your bathroom. The tube is light pearly blue with dark blue writing. At the top there is the Sunsilk logo which is dark blue as well. There is some information about the product on the front that is highlighted in pearly pink. There is a picture of a girl on the front, which is in metallic pink. On the back there is more detailed information on the product in dark blue writing. To get the shampoo out you will need to open the lid and squeeze the contents out of the tube. The only problem with this is that it is harder to get the shampoo out when you have a little amount left. To solve this problem you can screw off the lid so the opening is larger to get the shampoo out.

          **INGREDIENTS**

          Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Dimethiconol, TEA-Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate, Carbomer, Soluble Collagen, Trehalose, Adipic Acid, Sodium Sulfate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Citrate, DMDM Hydantoin, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Fumaric Acid, Mica, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, CI 77891, CI 60730, CI 14700

          The most interesting ingredient in this shampoo is Collagen as this is great for repairing your hair and making it in better condition. It is what will give you the volume and thickness in your hair.

          **PRODUCT**

          The shampoo itself has a pleasant flowery smell, which I think is refreshing. I like the smell but everyone do like different things. It is pearly white in colour with a very small hint of pink to it. It is thick in consistency and when you add it to your hair it seems really think. In fact it seem you have more hair than you do. It will make your hair have more volume.

          DIRECTIONS: Massage the shampoo into wet hair making sure it lathers up. Then rinse your hair thoroughly making sure all the shampoo has been removed. If you need to you can repeat this process. Then to improve your hair even more use a conditioner of your choice.

          **MY EXPERIENCE**

          I found this shampoo very good and helped the condition of my hair after a few washes. I have very thin hair that breaks very easily and I feel that this shampoo has helped strengthen my hair. It lathers very easily so not much of the shampoo is needed in one go. I like the smell of it and even from the minute I put the shampoo in my hair it feels thicker. It costs £1.73, which I think is great value as it lasts, me for a long time. Although to be fair I don't think that it gives my hair more volume in fact it doesn't make any difference to the volume at all. As I have very thin hair I am yet to find a shampoo that will do this. The only way I can give my hair some volume is by getting it blow-dried by a hairdresser or by putting some gel into my hair and turning my head upside down while I dry it with a hairdryer. I would use this shampoo for everyday use and if your hair needs a pick me up or more volume then I would advise that you use some other product to do this.

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            03.03.2008 17:59
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            Just don't buy it, simple as!

            This looks like a long review - because it is! There's a section part way down about one of the ingredients which makes the review a hell of a lot shorter! However, it is an interesting bit about the ingredient!
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            I've been a little strapped for cash lately, and so instead of buying everything at the supermarket I've been buying tuna from Poundland, cereal from Home Bargains, shampoo from Wilkinson's etc. Anything to get stuff a little cheaper. So, I trundled along to my local Wilkinson's and saw that there was some Sunsilk shampoo for 79p a pop. I've tried the 'Red' one before, but they didn't have that, but they did have 'Voluptuous Volume' shampoo and conditioner so I bought that.


            ~ The Packaging ~

            The shampoo comes in a rather sickly lavender colour, as you can see from the beautiful picture above. It has a big purple circle on the front with the words "COLLAGEN" written on it, which was odd, I thought they injected you with collagen to plump you up a bit, I didn't think you could just soak it into your skin, but hey, what do I know!? This shampoo also claims to give you "plumped up body [I took that to mean hair otherwise I really wouldn't use this!] built up strand by strand". It's also apparently a 'BREAKTHROUGH formula'.

            The 8th ingredient listed on the back of the bottle is 'soluble collagen'; I shall now go and investigate what that is... in the mean time I shall continue...


            ~ Washing my hair ~

            I was quite excited to wash my hair and try out the new shampoo. I normally have really fine, limp hair, much to my annoyance, so I was hoping the shampoo would give my hair a bit of a lift.

            The shampoo has the normal 'shampoo-like' texture to it. However, it was quite difficult to squeeze out of the tube. Once you've strengthened your wrist muscles, you can see the shampoo is a purple colour and it smells of old people coated in sweet perfume. I mean no offence to any elderly people, but I presume if you are capable enough to get onto the internet then you probably haven't started to develop the 'old people' smell (just watch out, it can strike at any time!). Anyway, I'm not entirely sure how else to describe the smell, it's not entirely great! Don't worry though, the smell doesn't linger on your hair for long after your washed it.

            The shampoo lathers quite well, but doesn't leave a very 'clean' texture to your hair. Anyway, if it gave me just a little bit of oomph to my hair I would not mind one bit!


            ~ Afterwards ~

            I dried my hair, expecting a little bit of movement to my hair (for guys, or girls, who may never hear hairdressers use this term, it means a bit of volume!). I was disappointed! My hair was, dare I say it, even more lank than normal. My hair sat quite flat to my face, even though I tipped my head upside down when drying my hair!

            About 5 hours after washing my hair, I started to feel quite conscious that my hair was getting greasy already. I have quite oily hair normally, but I can normally get through a whole day without my hair getting greasy. By the evening I had to wash my hair again before going out for tea, which apart from anything was a pain because we only have hot water in the mornings!

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            ~ So what is this 'soluble collagen? ~

            I won't go through all the ingredients as they're fairly standard, but I've not seen soluble collagen listed on a bottle of shampoo (not that I obsessively read shampoo bottles or anything!) and seeing as that is what Sunsilk are claiming makes your hair volumised I thought I would investigate.

            I typed 'soluble collagen' into Webfetch and up came a lot of results concerning irritation and acid, but they weren't talking about this sort of collagen - phew! Anyway, once I had located a 'dictionary of skin care ingredients' (very interesting, if you are bored look up the ingredients of your moisturiser etc! I do have a life... I do...!), I read the following very interesting passage, I think everything in it is relevant so I'm just going to copy it for you:

            "Collagen (Soluble) - A protein derived from the selected skins of young animals or from vegetable sources. The collagen molecule is too large to penetrate the unbroken skin. However, it forms a superior protective film to soothe and hydrate. Collagen is chemically bonded to water and so provides long -lasting moisturizing effects."
            (http://www.altmednetwork.net/skincare/skincare_ingredients.html)

            I noted that there was no mention of volume or plumping up... oh no... just MOISTURISING! As if moisture would ever make your hair more volumised!? It may be all well and good if you have dry, brittle hair, but if you want limp hair to have more movement, you don't want to be applying moisture to it as that just weighs your hair down.

            I admit that at first glance of the bottle and a quick scan of the ingredients, I thought 'hmm... has collagen in it, I'm expecting volume from this!', but no, no it was all lies!

            Also, nowhere on the bottle does it say that it is not tested on animals etc, and in the passage it says that collagen can be derived from vegetable sources and 'young animals', I seriously hope they got the collagen in this shampoo from vegetable sources. I searched on their website (http://www.unilever.co.uk/ourbrands/) and there is no mention of not testing on animals/ using animals in their products (there must be some law about that!). Suffice to say, even if I had loved this shampoo it would now be going in the bin for that reason alone.

            If anyone with more expertise in this area knows more than me, then please get in touch and I shall alter my review if I'm wrong.

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            ~ Recommend ~

            No.

            Oh, you want me to elaborate!? Well firstly after using this shampoo my hair had less volume than it started with (which is hard to do!), and left it really greasy and limp. Secondly, the shampoo smells of old people! Thirdly, there is the possibility that part of the shampoo came from young animals (I stress the word POSSIBILITY - please don't sue me if it doesn't! I'm only going on the facts I can find!). I'm not all 'hippy' about these sorts of things, but just the thought that bits of animals may be going on my hair makes me feel a little queasy!


            ~Conditioner ~

            I won't go into too much detail seeing as this a review for the shampoo.

            You can buy conditioner in the same range, but seeing as the shampoo is moisturising enough I doubt you need to buy that as well. Should you want to though it's in the same sort of packaging, smells of old people wearing too much perfume, but is easier to squeeze out of the bottle.


            ~ Boring bits ~

            Can be bought, should you desire, for £0.79 from Wilkinson's for 200ml.

            Also, should you find yourself bored, look up ingredients of skin/ hair stuff, it's interesting! (http://www.altmednetwork.net/skincare/skincare_ingredients.html)

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